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How many of you guys... - August 17th 2009, 11:15 PM

How many of you guys actually answer other people's questions in the forums and help with problems? I know I try to but at the same time I don't answer as many as I should. What do you guys think?


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Re: How many of you guys... - August 17th 2009, 11:21 PM

I haven't been on much lately,but I'm starting to get back on everyday and reply as much as I can. You don't have to worry about not replying to everyones. There is so many of us here. Plus, I see it as, as long as I reply to atleast one persons, I'm atleast helping someone.


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Re: How many of you guys... - August 17th 2009, 11:22 PM

Well, I try to stick back and give to the community as much as possible. Of course, I answer threads where I feel as if my advice will be substantial. I am much more likely, for example, to answer a thread pertaining to something in English rather than something in Math [I'm okay with everything up til Trig so...I would take a stab at it, but it'd be haphazard to say the least :P ]


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Re: How many of you guys... - August 17th 2009, 11:33 PM

If I click on it, chances are I'll answer. It's rare when I read a whole thread and don't have anything to say. I hate leaving without saying something... But I have been known to hover over it and read the first few sentances that shows up by your cursor a lot and not ever click or read the whole thing.

A lot of the time I don't reply is because I simply don't know what to say.

But I almost always reply if I see no one else has replied. I hate not having any replies, even if it's only been 10 minutes. So I always try to think of something to say if the reply count is 0. Especially if the view count is like... over 10 and still no replys.



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Re: How many of you guys... - August 17th 2009, 11:46 PM

There's some threads I really can't reply to. But if there's any that I can or some where I feel my advice might actually be of some use I try to. I don't like not replying, especially if there's no replies.


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Re: How many of you guys... - August 17th 2009, 11:48 PM

I used to reply to a lot of threads and give advice, but for the past couple of months I haven't felt good enough about myself to be able to help people. How could I help someone else when I couldn't help myself? I'm trying to get back into posting more again now that I'm feeling a bit better.
   
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Re: How many of you guys... - August 18th 2009, 11:00 AM

I try to reply to as many as possible, but that just ends up in me having posted in every thread, so sometimes for that reason or if I'm not sure on what to say or too many people have said the same thing, I won't post.


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Re: How many of you guys... - August 18th 2009, 05:26 PM

I rarely post advice for people with personal problems. I often post in General Health and such, but I don't post much in the actual "support forums"


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Re: How many of you guys... - August 18th 2009, 05:39 PM

I try to help people, but dont wanna sound like I'm just repeating everything a previous poster has said so I try to limit it to threads where I know a bit about or have fewer replies.
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Re: How many of you guys... - August 18th 2009, 05:57 PM

I try to help as much as I can but most of the times I don't know what would be the appropriate thing to say. So I just get about a couple of posts per day. I hope that in the future I can improve.
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Re: How many of you guys... - August 18th 2009, 06:03 PM

Wish i had the answers for everyone and help them but i cant seem to reply to much as id like


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Re: How many of you guys... - August 18th 2009, 06:09 PM

i really try to;
but if i'm not sure how to help,
i won't say anything.
because i don't want to make it worse.


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Re: How many of you guys... - August 18th 2009, 06:12 PM

I post often in the support forums, but I mostly post in the Depression and Suicide, Self Harm, Mental Health and General Health forums above all others. I do spend quite a bit of my time in chit-chat and the fashion forums too though, it's nice to be able to post somewhat more 'laid-back' answers to things. I think a lot of it is about balance with me though I do mostly find myself posting in threads asking for help/support - I guess it feels more worthwhile to me, it's a great thing to feel as though you've helped someone.
   
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Re: How many of you guys... - August 18th 2009, 07:32 PM

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i really try to;
but if i'm not sure how to help,
i won't say anything.
because i don't want to make it worse.
This is what I try to do too. I only like to comment if I know about the issue that the poster needs help with. I'm not going to pretend I know things, especially if it means I'm wrong and I could end up hurting them.
   
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Re: How many of you guys... - August 18th 2009, 09:26 PM

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I used to reply to a lot of threads and give advice, but for the past couple of months I haven't felt good enough about myself to be able to help people. How could I help someone else when I couldn't help myself?
Yeah thats how I've been feeling lately so I haven't really been replying to threads much. I feel bad about it because I do like to help if I can but I can't help myself and if I start feeling better and more able to give good advice then I will post more.


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Re: How many of you guys... - August 18th 2009, 09:32 PM

i try to do as much as i can...
   
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Re: How many of you guys... - August 18th 2009, 09:35 PM

I post in a lot of the forums, but I find myself answering questions in the 'support forums'

I find helping people keeps me happy, so I generally stay and give advice for those in need


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Re: How many of you guys... - August 18th 2009, 11:09 PM

I post as much as I can. If people post on here they want somebody to respond so I try to if I know what to say. I usualy stick around in depression and suicide and selfharm cuz i know a lot about that. And if a whole lot of people have responded I dont usualy to unless I really feel like theres something I need to say.


   
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Re: How many of you guys... - August 18th 2009, 11:16 PM

I post quite a lot- mostly just in the forums I mod though- but it all depends on HelpLINK, really. Sometimes, I get really caught up on HelpLINK and won't post in the forums at all. But I try to keep up with both... it's worth it, I think.
   
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Re: How many of you guys... - August 18th 2009, 11:16 PM

i answer when i have the answer, but if i don't i don't answer, pointless to talk when there's nothing to say.
   
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Re: How many of you guys... - August 18th 2009, 11:51 PM

I try and help quite a few threads according to my post count.


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Re: How many of you guys... - August 19th 2009, 03:48 AM

I try my best to give advice to as many people as I can given the fact that I need to live my life, too. I spend a lot of time in the forums, and a LOT of time in the chatroom. Although I never feel like I have done enough, sometimes just being around and chatting IS enough. You never know what will help- but it's nice to try


   
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Re: How many of you guys... - August 19th 2009, 03:59 AM

I like to help, but my advice isn't always good so I try to refrain when I know my answer wouldn't be well accepted.


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Re: How many of you guys... - August 19th 2009, 04:05 AM

I try my best to respond where I can, and when I have the time too. Like Nicola, I sometimes find myself wrapped up in HelpLink, so sometimes I get on the rampage where I won't answer any forum threads, but lately, I've been learning to balance it all.
I mostly help out in the support forums, because that's where I feel my advice is mostly used, and sometimes in the other threads. I do love reading and responding to self expression when I get the chance too.
This is mostly why I'm always late responding to VM's.
   
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Re: How many of you guys... - August 19th 2009, 04:16 AM

I post whenever I see a problem that I could help with. I tend to go on sprees of doing it though, and then take a stop for a bit and reply to loads more...



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Re: How many of you guys... - August 19th 2009, 04:49 AM

I try but sometimes I can't answer because I havn't lived though what they are going though...


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