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    How much effort do you put into your posting?

    I confess, I am usually dismissive of alot of posts and find 'it's not worth my time' because I am an arrogant bastard and its much simpler and intellectually concise to put someone down without participating to a greater extent. It's actually kind of rare when I put significant research into a post.

    How much 'research' fact finding and mental effort do you put into your average post on a 1-5 scale?

    (I'm not saying my posts are empty insult, sometimes I'm just not spurred by the debate)
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    Re: How much effort do you put into your posting?

    I usually try to.......



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    Re: How much effort do you put into your posting?

    thismuch...
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    Re: How much effort do you put into your posting?

    In all seriousness, I try to put a lot of thought and do try to support my statements if asked or required.
    I'd generally rate myself at a 3 or 4.
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    Re: How much effort do you put into your posting?

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    Re: How much effort do you put into your posting?

    well.. I need to see how much pressure it takes to press the keys on my keyboard, take into account the average drift of my fingers while I type, and how much energy it takes to keep my muscles taught to maintain my head in an upright position, and then calculate how many calories are used in the process, after that I need to consider the energy requirements for the extra blood that flows through my brain and account for the extra energy expelled due to the electrical discharges between synapses.

    This could take a while while i research all this and take measurements and calculate.. please hold.....
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    Re: How much effort do you put into your posting?

    Really depends on what I'm arguing. If I'd just discussing something not worthwhile to me, or something I don't know a lot about but the other person does know about, then I won't put a lot of thought into it. If I'm debating something I understand, then I tend to fully explain my thoughts as concisely as I can.
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    Re: How much effort do you put into your posting?

    It varies so much it's hard to say. I have spent multiple hours looking up source materials to present an argument, and I have spent 30 seconds on posts.
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    Re: How much effort do you put into your posting?

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    I confess, I am usually dismissive of alot of posts and find 'it's not worth my time' because I am an arrogant bastard and its much simpler and intellectually concise to put someone down without participating to a greater extent. It's actually kind of rare when I put significant research into a post.

    How much 'research' fact finding and mental effort do you put into your average post on a 1-5 scale?

    (I'm not saying my posts are empty insult, sometimes I'm just not spurred by the debate)
    I voted "moderate." I'll often post a link if I'm presenting something out of the ordinary as fact; sometimes, I find myself researching something after someone challenges it. If I challenge someone's 'facts,' I'll usually research first and often include a link. I'll often use bold-faced type because it's hard enough to understand a poster's intentions....I always figure bold face helps with inflection. On a 1-5 scale, I'm probably a 3 or 4.
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    Re: How much effort do you put into your posting?

    I went with "moderate".

    Sometimes a post is very quick and easy to write, and sometimes it takes quite awhile.

    Oddly enough, the size of the post in question seems to effect the time required...

    Still, sometimes a short post requires a little extra time than it would otherwise.
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