Skip to comments.Vanity - Reluctant to "Search"?
Posted on 12/18/2011 9:04:52 PM PST by SMGFan
Just wondering, but are most people reluctant to type a title or keyword in Search before posting a topic? Oh, I try my best to see if a topic has been started before I post something. But multiple posting of a breaking news story? Nothing is so urgent that it needs to be posted so quickly. Sometimes scrolling down the first or next page will show a story has already been posted.
The strategy seems to be - post away and let the mods sort it out.
This has already been posted here:
Lol. You’re so bad. :-)
Did you hear? Kim Jong-il died.
Guess what? Kim is dead! Surprise!
I just realized I can’t post to breaking news. How does one do that?
Kudos and Thanks!
Well if you had cared to search before posting yourself, you would have seen that “Vanity” has already been posted before - in fact, multiple times.
The sad thing is that is what I thought about doing when I saw this thread....
I’m with you, crazy. I don’t mind double posts because often I would have missed the news. Original posts can already be on the next page or two when I turn on FreeRepublic. I don’t start reading where I left off last time... I don’t spend THAT many hours on FR.
I do see double posts on the same page sometimes, and I generally pick the one with the most comments. Doesn’t bother me at all.
How hard can it be to:
1. Assume someone else has already found it and posted it?
(Which turns out to be the case 99.99% of the time.)
2. Search for keywords?
3. And even more so - actually scroll the main page?
Starting a thread...
I can understand postings within a few minutes of each other - it will happen. But 15 to 20 minutes later?
Clear indication that someone either doesn’t car or is ego driven - i.e., the want their name at the head of a topic on the main page.
Notice that I haven’t started a single thread...simply because when I apply those three rules - sure enough - someone else has beat me to it.
And I don’t mind one bit.
It’s the same people that park their shopping cart in one half of the aisle and their ass in the other half.
Maybe you ought to apply to be a moderator.
I always do a search on titles before posting articles. Saves me grief from the posting police.
I thought you’d show up on this thread. Did you ever get your official FR Posting Police badge?
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