Do you read all the comments before posting your views?
Here is a question that has been asked many times. Responding to a content gains a different identity when you want to say something; but what if you have no idea. Do you read all the responses before responding to a thread or any content? Do you feel it is required? Let us discuss this pertinent issue positively.
ISC has different sections. Articles, Ask experts and mainly forums that allow the members to comment.
There are few threads and articles has too many comments, which may make it difficult for anyone to read everything. I personally, scroll them down, by reading comments here and there.
But in forum sections and ask expert section, I read all the comments before I type my opinion. Sometimes, when the proper answer was provided, I don't go ahead and post anything. In few other cases, I may have some opinion in the beginning, but after reading few comments, my opinion may vary with their facts and figures. At that time, I will google further on that topic and try to take a stand on which I personally feel right. Obviously, it may take time but I will skip commenting on the same.
I have no problem in missing my comments, because, I open the forum section in order to understand the views of people on different subjects. Also, I find it beneficial, because, many times the thread post have questions and the comment section only have answers and solutions.
While reading many comments for same thread, I also see people, posting the same thing in different words.
So, I have a question like how many of you have the habit of reading other's comments? And do you take responses seriously or just join as a ritual?