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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:05 AM
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A DU pet peeve.....
Honestly it boggles my mind when people do this: Someone posts something about a very specific topic, and then someone who seems to have not even bothered to read the post or if they did, did so through some type of myopic lens, responds with something having nothing to do with the initial topic.

For example:

Original Post: Did anyone see so and so on the such and such show last night? I thought he/she made an interesting point about the Yucca Mountain issue.

Responding Post: Well, that figures I mean what with the Diebold voting machines and all we're not going to have free elections any more.

And actually, it's not random that I used that example since that subject seems to the source of most non-sequiter responses on this board, although there are plenty other culprits.

Is this the result of people not actually even bothering to read the initial post or is it the message board version of spam and are people who do this just trying to insert a particular issue or message in as many spots as they can, whether it fits or not.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:07 AM
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1. Any bets?
On the next Survivor contestant to be kicked off?

:D
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:10 AM
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7. HUH
I WAS WONDERING WHO WILL WIN THE WORLD SERIES.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:08 AM
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2. Mine is people smoking at the gas station
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 09:08 AM by underpants
Sorry couldn't resist.

I agree and I am guilty of it at times myself. I do try to read through an article so I don't ask a question that is answered IN the article. It comes from being in a hurry to say something.
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Booberdawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:08 AM
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3. LOL! I have not noticed. Maybe someone had a brain fart.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:09 AM
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4. I Think Hillary WILL Run in 2004 After All...
... what do you think?
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:10 AM
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8. Am I going to have to spank you??
:spank:
:spank:
:spank:

Stop it - Hillary isn't running :crazy:
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:13 AM
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10. Harder! Harder! You know I love it when you hurt me.
You naughty girl you!

-- Allen

* and I mean "girl" in a sexually playful and flirtatious sense, not in a demeaning misogynistic degradation objectification of women sense.
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LuLu550 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:09 AM
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5. good point!
I really enjoy eating ice cream on a sunny day. How about you?
(sorry, couldn't resist!)

Actually, I think perhaps we get in our own mindset and go off an tangents.
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:09 AM
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6. Well,
Clark Clark Clark.

Kucinich.

Bleah.

You've got a point there.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:11 AM
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9. Yeah, Led Zeppelin sucks!
Sorry, couldn't help myself.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:21 AM
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12. Skittles
kick his ass !!!!
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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:20 AM
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11. Excellent Post! And to quote Lucy Van Pelt...
We had spaghetti at our house three times last week.
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