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Proper message posting ettiquite(7 posts)

Proper message posting ettiquiteempacher6seat
Aug 28, 2002 11:00 PM
Usually when I post, it's in the morning before going to work. By the time I get home (often 10 hours later) my message is at the bottom of the page, or even on the next page. I feel bad about not being able to reply to the people who were nice enough to read and reply to my post. I've always gotten great advice and a number of different opinions and perspectives, and I wish I could reply sooner to give them more feedback or input into my question, or just say thanks for the advice. However, when I get the chance to, my message is so far down the page no one reads it anymore. Am I crazy? Does anyone else feel that way too? Is a thank you reply neccessary? Is it insulting if one is not received?
re: Proper message posting ettiquitefbg111
Aug 29, 2002 1:00 AM
Wouldn't worry too much about it, as plenty others are sometimes in that situation too. Others have internet access readily available at work and can check back periodically during the day. I don't think anyone feels insulted, though. Everyone's just trying to be helpful.
Same dilemna here.Leisure
Aug 29, 2002 2:32 AM
If I'm posting I'm usually on one of my night shifts. I finish up by 7AM and it won't be till the next day or two that I even see who's responded. I feel rude but that's the internet, and usually not a lot of people respond to me anyway so I don't feel so bad. I must not be a fun conversationalist...even in cyberspace. Oh well. I know there's no real sense of dialogue in our boat as there must be during the day when people respond to each other every few minutes. If nothing else I do try to be cordial.
I say respond and say thanks. There's life down below.Sintesi
Aug 29, 2002 4:32 AM
I often check up on old posts to see if anything has come up in the last day or two. And there often has. I've seen two people have a private conversations (or death-lock battles) in the nether posts while the rest of the board population is entirely oblivious.
I say respond and say thanks. There's life down below.rtyszko
Aug 29, 2002 7:21 AM
I agree. I routinely check back a page or two to look for additional comments. I think that if you feel the need, then post a reply irrespective of how far back it's gone. I for one always check threads that I've posted so I would imagine that if you say "thanks" then that respondent will eventually get it.

right on.

Bob Tyszko
re: Proper message posting ettiquiteRich_Racer
Aug 29, 2002 10:16 AM
I often check old posts too.

Who did you row for??


re: Proper message posting ettiquiteempacher6seat
Aug 29, 2002 2:57 PM
Thanks for the info, everyone.

Rich_Racer, I rowed as a junior (I'm 19 now) for Victoria City Rowing Club in, well, Victoria, British Columbia! I took this year off (still trained lightly, didn't race) to get into cycling and triathlons more, and to focus on my first year in university. Next year I'll be rowing for University of Victoria.