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    I find myself frequently starting a post in some thread, getting a sentence or so in, and then just axing the whole thing because either:

    1. my thought isn't fully formed, or
    2. I begin to have second thoughts about the blunt or sarcastic nature of it, or
    3. I just realize that I don't really want to involve myself in a debate on the subject.

    Does this happen to anyone else? I start and then just delete a lot more posts than I actually click Submit on. Sometimes I wonder what my posting history would look like if I was more reckless (though I don't really want to find out).
    I DENOUNCE DONALD J. TRUMP AND ALL HIS IMMORAL ACTS.

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    I occasionally start a response only to reconsider and not bother posting it, and every once in a while I'll delete something after posting. I do, however, frequently edit an initial response before posting it.
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    • #3
      I wrote an entire response in French once and then decided nah. I didn't really want to get into that.

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      • #4
        Well, I have given this a lot of thought and this is what I ... oh never mind.

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        • #5
          I was going to post here and then decided not to.


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          • #6
            With certain posters, like Tassman, or Whag, or Firstfloor, etc, I will start to get drawn into answering their posts and might even answer them once or twice, but as soon as it is clear that they are just trolling, or just are not really interested in an answer, I will just stop and not reply to them any more.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sparko View Post
              With certain posters, like Tassman, or Whag, or Firstfloor, etc, I will start to get drawn into answering their posts and might even answer them once or twice, but as soon as it is clear that they are just trolling, or just are not really interested in an answer, I will just stop and not reply to them any more.
              See, I just typed out a response to you, and then deleted it without even thinking of the irony.

              I'm actually surprised that my post count is as high as it is.
              I DENOUNCE DONALD J. TRUMP AND ALL HIS IMMORAL ACTS.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Zymologist View Post
                I find myself frequently starting a post in some thread, getting a sentence or so in, and then just axing the whole thing because either:

                1. my thought isn't fully formed, or
                2. I begin to have second thoughts about the blunt or sarcastic nature of it, or
                3. I just realize that I don't really want to involve myself in a debate on the subject.

                Does this happen to anyone else? I start and then just delete a lot more posts than I actually click Submit on. Sometimes I wonder what my posting history would look like if I was more reckless (though I don't really want to find out).
                You just described my life on TWeb to a T.

                Spooky.
                ~Formerly known as Chrawnus~

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Chrawnus View Post
                  You just described my life on TWeb to a T.

                  Spooky.
                  Even our join dates and post counts are very similar...spooky indeed.
                  I DENOUNCE DONALD J. TRUMP AND ALL HIS IMMORAL ACTS.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Zymologist View Post
                    See, I just typed out a response to you, and then deleted it without even thinking of the irony.

                    I'm actually surprised that my post count is as high as it is.
                    tl;dr

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                      tl;dr
                      At first I didn't post, and then I did.
                      I DENOUNCE DONALD J. TRUMP AND ALL HIS IMMORAL ACTS.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Zymologist View Post
                        At first I didn't post, and then I did.
                        .

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                          .
                          Insightful.
                          Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
                            Insightful.
                            I am not posting here.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Zymologist View Post
                              I find myself frequently starting a post in some thread, getting a sentence or so in, and then just axing the whole thing because either:

                              1. my thought isn't fully formed, or
                              2. I begin to have second thoughts about the blunt or sarcastic nature of it, or
                              3. I just realize that I don't really want to involve myself in a debate on the subject.

                              Does this happen to anyone else? I start and then just delete a lot more posts than I actually click Submit on. Sometimes I wonder what my posting history would look like if I was more reckless (though I don't really want to find out).
                              Yes...
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