Usually I will read many, and comment only if I feel that I have something valuable to contribute, rather than simply rephrase earlier comments.
bang on Doug,
I might even do this myself sometimes but if i do I say something like " this might have been said......"
people do not read all the replies that the original question gets and they post a reply that is duplicating someone elses, whether they are aware of it or not. But at least it shows that folk are willing to try help others, might not read but they still try and help which is good.
the silliest dulicate replies i have seen is someone asked how to play a certain chord. They got a reply showing exactly where to place their fingers, the na few days later and several posts later, even though it has been answered someone else types in the exact same diagram of how to hold the chord. Then ye think WHY????????
Fair enough if ye dont read every post and then reply but it would be easy to scan through and see if any diagrams are there.
Other ones are people replying to posts that got made up march 2008. People read through these old posts and think they still need a reply and some maybe do but why would someone reply on a public board a year later? do they think a person is actively looking at this to see if someone will reply? If it were me I would give up waiting on a reply after a week
ye get some that are cut out for the job and others just get by from pretending