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    No moss growing on me Giggly's Avatar
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    Default Forum etiquette?

    I must ask some things that I don't know....

    Is it considered rude to not respond to someone's post in a thread?

    What about a response (not a question) in your blog or thread you made?

    What about reps?

    I ask because someone mentioned this in another thread and I didn't realize that not responding may be seen as rude. almost 100% of the time I don't respond, it's because I most definitely have read it, but may not have anything to say besides something stupid like "yeah" or "Ohh" or "Ahhh". Can you say sensotard?

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    I don't think any of those require a response, although of course it's often nice to do so.

    I usually don't reply to any of those, though.
    -end of thread-

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    it's like lending money. Everyone who has lent money has had that one person that never paid them back, then they learn that lending money means charity. Posts/reps/PM's with attached nudes of yourself are like charity money.

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    I agree with Randomnity that none of those require a response to avoid being seen as rude.

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    I think everyone has their own set of rules, based on what's important to them, what they perceive as being usual, their level of self-confidence and how sensitive they are etc.

    For me, I try to respond to reps when I can just because I think it's sometimes an informal way of people testing the waters for more contact, or a way of connecting with them. It really depends how busy things are. I don't think people generally expect it unless they've asked a question.

    I try to address anyone that writes in my blog because I want them to feel welcome there. Within a thread, I think most people like the feeling of being acknowledged or quoted or being responded to in some way, but I don't think it would be considered rude if you didn't.

    That's just my own set of rules though.

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    Some people seem to respond to all reps. I respond to some of them. I think it's a nice courtesy but not required. I think it is nice to acknowledge and let the person know you heard what they said. Depends on the situation I suppose.

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    *doesn't respond to any of you*

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    I'm kidding. Thank you!

    *goes back to sensotard corner*

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    I am also not always sure on how to behave. I try to mostly answer on people when they quoted me or answered on a thread of me or so, because I thought they might think I don't care about their answer or take it as rude, but sometimes I don't know what to write either. However I do that mostly per comment in the same thread or a rep comment maybe; I am a bit reluctant to write visitor messages or even a PM when the user deactivated visitor messages because I heard some people take it as a bit creepy when you do it without any former communication across the board - not a view I do share, but makes me unsure a bit, so sometimes I don't write a message although I appreciate whatever the user has done.

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    *doesn't respond to Giggly*

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