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I wish people read before commenting

This is not a reference to members of Persona Paper, but something that I encountered on another site. Much as I welcome comments on anything that I submit, it seems rather pointless if someone skips through the content and rapidly adds a comment.

I recently submitted a post on a site in which I mentioned the forthcoming reduction of gas prices in England. The article referred to the cost of gas from British Gas, a domestic fuel supplier in England. I also made reference to the use of gas here in England during the winter due to the colder weather and demand for heating.

Nevertheless I received several comments pertaining to the cost of gasoline in the US, which is a totally different product. I can fully appreciate the linguistic difference between our 2 countries, but this could only be caused by someone skimming through the text and adding a comment. For anyone who read the article the subject would have been quite clear.


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johnnydod wrote on January 20, 2015, 12:44 PM

Well I think you are right Barry, everyone should use a reference library lol just joking mate good point well said, I hope I know what I am saying lol

maxeen wrote on January 20, 2015, 1:08 PM

Crikey! I though I was on the B.... site then ! My mistake....

maxeen wrote on January 20, 2015, 1:09 PM

I think it is annoying when that happens ,glad it wasn't here though.

nbaquero wrote on January 20, 2015, 1:47 PM

Koalemos Yes, that happens more often that one would expect. I think some people just think that reading the title is enough to make valid comments.

Koalemos wrote on January 20, 2015, 2:07 PM

That was a common occurrence at Bubblews, although that is not the site that I recently posted. Fortunately I have not seem anything like that here.

Koalemos wrote on January 20, 2015, 2:08 PM

So am I maxeen because it devalues a site for me.

Koalemos wrote on January 20, 2015, 2:09 PM

The linguistic confusion is understandable, but it also demonstrates a lack of reading.

UK_Writer wrote on January 20, 2015, 2:15 PM

It is annoying. Lots of things are annoying though, I find them all the time - it can't be me that's just annoyed by everything emoticon :smile: I'll admit that sometimes a post is long/boring *yawns* and I'll respond to the first paragraph, then they change the subject half way down their boring page and my comment looks like I didn't bother to read it all. OK, I didn't, but I hate for it to be obvious.

Kat- wrote on January 20, 2015, 3:59 PM

Unfortunately it happens everywhere, I haven't seen it here yet, but I'm sure it will happen at least once. Many people read the title and then rush to state their opinion, they make it clear they didn't read when they complain about some facts not being stated when if you read the article you would have seen those facts. But about those gas prices here in the US...(just kidding)

oldies909 wrote on January 20, 2015, 4:09 PM

Well some people just have a lot to say about different subjects that might not match the article.

Dragonfairy1 wrote on January 20, 2015, 7:09 PM

I think I can guess the site lol, and it is annoying when people comment but haven't read the post.

zabelle51 wrote on January 20, 2015, 10:23 PM

What , you want people to read your post? Come on it is hard enough to make any money and now you want us to read a post, sheesh!!! lol Ok just joking I get plenty of comments that have me scratching my head. :) People here seem to take a little more time with their comments. :)

Ambermol wrote on January 21, 2015, 6:36 AM

What? No comments about 'personal' gas? At least that would have been amusing ;)

arthurchappell wrote on January 23, 2015, 2:14 AM

it must cause confusion when gasoline, which is what we in the UK call petroleum or petrol sounds like a gas

Koalemos wrote on January 23, 2015, 3:49 AM

I have to agree that this is one of the better sites in that respect.

Koalemos wrote on January 23, 2015, 3:51 AM

The fact that it mentioned British Gas and referred to the cost of heating should make it less ambiguous.

Dawnwriter wrote on January 25, 2015, 2:06 PM

I think this is one of the best things about PP.Almost everyone here reads the posts by other members with complete attention before posting comments.

Koalemos wrote on January 25, 2015, 3:12 PM

I have seen posts where the subject drifts to another, but never tend to write such myself.

Koalemos wrote on January 25, 2015, 3:13 PM

It is a common practice on many sites and can be quite pointless.

Koalemos wrote on January 25, 2015, 3:14 PM

To me the ability to interact is important, which would be of no value without reading what you are responding to.t

Squidwhisperer wrote on February 6, 2015, 11:15 AM

One of the problems with gas. It's got a lot of meanings. For ex if I told you that for breakfast I had some solids and liquids, you might remain a bit fuzzy on the nature of my meal.

Koalemos wrote on February 6, 2015, 11:45 AM

I appreciate the versatility of many words, but reading the post and seeing the word used in context would disambiguate it.

Squidwhisperer wrote on February 6, 2015, 11:50 AM

No doubt. In Canada for whatever reason it's often referred to as "natural gas" to distinguish from "gasoline."