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Do you re-read what you write before posting?

Do you re-read what you write before posting?

  • Yes

    Votes: 21 60.0%
  • No

    Votes: 2 5.7%
  • Sometimes

    Votes: 12 34.3%

  • Total voters
    35
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Kaish

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#1
So I'm curious to know how many people re-read their writing before posting, and how it works for them. I always re-read and I'm starting to think I become too attached to my writing in the sense that I criticize it to death, and then feel rejected if no one replies. So I'm just curious in knowing if anyone else has anxiety before clicking the "Submit" button, and if not, what works for you?
 

Illusion

Well-Known Member
#2
Yes. Most of the time I spend awhile re-reading what I type before clicking "submit". I try thinking in my head about the replies I may get & try to prevent bad ones from happening by editing what I previously typed.
 

Stripe

Well-Known Member
#3
Yeah, I always do. Partly because I have crappy spelling and partly because I always check what I have said to make sure it makes sence and that I am not going to needlessly annoy someone.
 

IV2010

Well-Known Member
#4
yes check it again and again and then never satisfied with it..
takes me ages to reply to a post and usualy timed out before I submit!
 
#6
No, I never do. I had a professor tell me that I should never go back and re-read my writing at the end of one semester I had had with him. He went on to explain that after reading my origional and rewrites, the origional versions had more emotion and whatever to them. I guess I just took his word for it (much to the annoyance of future professors)
 

Growing Pains

Well-Known Member
#8
Yes, all the time. Not to find spelling errors or even grammar errors, but because I worry what other people will think when they read it. (Also, I, too, worry that no one will reply) It's a habit I've never been able to break. Sometimes up to 20 minutes will go by before I hit the Submit button if I'm starting a topic myself. For replies to other threads, I spend at least 5 minutes rereading. I find what helps (to get me to finally post it if it's a thread I'm starting myself) is closing my eyes and just hitting "Submit". Then, I don't look at the thread again until someone has replied.
 

SomeGirl

Well-Known Member
#10
I've noticed people take you less seriously when your spelling and punctuation is poor. Even when it's completely understandable, which is unfair and sucks. So yeah, I always re-read before posting. Especially since I often leave a word out or put the same word twice (embarrassing).
 
#11
Yes. I always re-read them because I lecture my little brother on good grammar, so I don't want to be a hypocrite. I also think that it makes me seem less juvenile.

I don't post many threads because if I don't get any replies then I usually feel worse.
 

Caster

Well-Known Member
#12
I always re-read what I write just out of habit and because if I'm really into what I'm writing it's easy for me to make typos.
 

perry_mason

Well-Known Member
#13
soemetimes.

try to 99% of the time if im making importatnt reply to someone.
never bother if its anunimportant threat ie whats your favorite band etc

also varies between the 2 above and depend s on how drunk i am!
 

gakky1

Well-Known Member
#14
I re-read almost eveytime, not really for the content but just to check spelling and such. Sort of like the old adage 'do unto others as you would do unto them', when I read posts I like it so much better when it's written correctly and is easy to read and understand:yay: so I try to do the same for others...should do it more for the content which is usually on the loopy side.:rolleyes:
 

Mr Stewart

Well-Known Member
#15
Always. I have to. See, I have a problem with lying. I have a habit of lying about things even when it makes no difference and the lie changes nothing in the story. For example, maybe I'm talking about what I had for breakfast and I'll say I had eggs when I really only had toast. It started as a way to cover my problems and give off the appearance of being normal, eventually it got out of control.

I promised myself never to lie on this forum. I read over each post multiple times to make sure I stick to that.
 

nolonger

Well-Known Member
#17
it depends how long my post is. if i(for some reason) decide to blab my whole fuckin life story, i dont bother checking really. but if its small i will.
 

Kaish

Well-Known Member
#18
Thanks for the replies everyone! :)

So I guess it is normal to re-read before posting. I actually have been doing better today. I seem to be able to re-read once, be happy, and then post. I hope this keeps up!
 
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