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How long do you spend contemplating & writing a post?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by XenoX101, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. XenoX101

    XenoX101 Senior member

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    Curious as to how long people on average spend pondering a post and writing it before clicking the big "Post Reply" button. Would be interesting to see how long people take to come up with their written material, whether it's more of a whim/reactive approach or if it's calculated and drafted/rewritten (such as I think many CE posters would do). Also interested to know if anyone researches, uses thesaurus' or if there is any difference in between forums (e.g.: you take 10 minutes to post in CE, but 2 minutes in SW&D). Personally I find myself spending anywhere from 3-15 minutes on a post (average being around 3-5 minutes but my longer ones can take 15 minutes) and often reword, rewrite and repeat the post to myself before deciding to post. Oh and this post took me 6 minutes [​IMG]. EDIT: I accidently forgot the poll when making this thread and then made another thread where I forgot to check the "public results" checkbox, so apologies for the other two threads I posted, has not been my day ><.
     


  2. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

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    poal fail. No under a min option.
     


  3. XenoX101

    XenoX101 Senior member

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    Good point, apologies, though the poll is more of a guesstimate than anything, so the inaccuracy of voting 1-3 minute when you spend &lt;1 minute on a post isn't a dealbreaker, but you're right in that I probably should have added another poll option.
     


  4. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    I'm not sure that I've ever spent more than the time it takes to type the words. Even in CE, if I don't have something well defined and clear to say then I won't just add a stream of conciousness to a thread.
     


  5. dtmt

    dtmt Senior member

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    I actually dictate my posts to my assistant, who then proofreads them and adds citations as necessary. [​IMG]
     


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    TGPlastic Senior member

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    lick ballz mothrfucker.
     


  7. dtmt

    dtmt Senior member

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    lick ballz mothrfucker.

    Mr. dtmt would like to express his grave doubts over your expressed choice of sexual orientation, and additionally has found the company of your mother quite satisfactory on multiple occasions.
     


  8. XenoX101

    XenoX101 Senior member

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    Your avatar makes that sickburn all the more sweeter [​IMG].
     


  9. Reggs

    Reggs Senior member

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    The more I think the worse my writing becomes. The less I think the worse my spelling becomes. I never win.

    I can remember drawn out internet debates I had 10 years ago.
     


  10. Threak

    Threak Senior member

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    Curious as to how long people on average spend pondering a post and writing it before clicking the big "Post Reply" button.

    I think you meant the "Submit new thread" button.

    Anyway, <1 min. I have to act quickly before anyone else starts a similar DT parody thread.
     


  11. Sherlockian

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    Your avatar makes that sickburn all the more sweeter [​IMG].

    Mr Holmes would like his disdain for such unseemly mangling of the English language to be known.

    In reponse to the original question: only as long as necessary to compose a knee-jerk, ill-considered and arrogant retort. I do, after all, only respond to the crimes of others...and comment on the boobies pic posted in the NSFW threads.
     


  12. XeF4

    XeF4 Senior member

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    i dont even
     


  13. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    dem bitches gonna blowns up.



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    ^ didnt give much thought to that one
     




  14. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Senior member

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    I post from my subconscious so generally it takes as long as I need to get the words out

    Sometimes I will go back to edit stuff but generally I would say about 1-10 minutes depending on content. If it's just a quick thing, a minute but if it's something where I need citations and shit to make a point it could take a while
     


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