just had a thought about some of my habits on lemmy and other social media. i tend to read a post or the article attached, comment, and then read the other responses.

not sure if it even matters or introduces any biases before reading something but i think it’d be interesting to note how other lemmings loiter on the internet!

I always read all of the comments first. I very rarely comment myself, because very often, what I have to say has already been said. The power of the collective!

bro i dont read the articles or even the text of the post. i see your post doesnt have a tldr so i have no idea what you went rambling about. i can only assume it is because you think i should read all the comments before replying. ha. this aint skool

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If the article/post is thought-provoking enough to make me want to comment, then I typically don’t read others’ comments first. Not because I want to avoid some bias, though that seems to be the case so thanks for pointing that out, but because I’m just eager.

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It depends on how many comments there are. If I can glance over them quickly, I will. Or I just look at a top-rated comment to gauge if I can add something meaningful to the discussion

@bluebell@lemmy.ml
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Generally I will glance over the post and then read the comments. Although on https://news.ycombinator.com/ I generally don’t tend to read the posts and just read the comments.

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