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So am I the only person who regularly opens up a 'post a comment' window, types out their comment, and then says, "You know, I needed to write that, but there's no reason it needs to be posted," and closes the window without posting?

I do this at least as often on little nominally-complimentary things (often because I'm not convinced that my tone will be interpreted as the humor I intended) as I do on strongly-worded things.

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All the time! I have a whole journal to things I needed to write more than I actually needed to say. :) The "if it's still important in 24 hours, go ahead and repost it" principle's saved me an awful lot of unnecessary drama. :)


And it has saved me a world of frustration, I tell you.

I'm glad I'm not the only one.

Oh heck yeah. I do that semi-constantly.

You know... I almost closed this window without posting the comment.

Hee hee hee.

Yeah. Usually if I'm going to post something to the effect of "You're a hopelessly delusional tramp who deserves to be shot in their sleep" I end up deciding not to post it.

Or just if it seems like posting it is a waste. I'm neurotic and try to recieve more comments than I post. It hasn't worked very well so far. That's the more common situation.

Yep, and often for the same kind of comments.

All the time, actually.

ya i do it often... if i think .."meh, maybe i shouldn't say anything", or "they won't really care"...

I kinda think we all do it.

Entries we never post, replies we never post, e-mails we never send. I remember in high school writing a ton of notes I never passed in the hall.

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I do this all the time.

Usually when I realize I'm babbling about myself instead of contributing something useful.

Oh wait...

I do that.

I JUST stopped doing that in an effort to stop censoring myself. Hence, my posts now devolve onto off-topic ramblings and are posted anyway. I expect to get "unfriended" by some folks because of it, but c'est la vie.

Actually, I do it a lot. But, mostly because I am so new at this sort of thing, and once I have my response typed up, I stop, and realize that the person to whom I am responding more than likely has no idea who the hell I am, and then they will probably wonder why in the world I am reading their journal. And why do I feel the necessity of posting my opinion/response/answer when in the grand scheme of things, what does my measly two cents count for? And, yes, I almost closed this without posting it, but, then isn't that what was commented upon? So, I will leave it.

I'm glad you posted this time instead of just closing!

ALL the time. I have a habit of going "no one is going to care about this" or of realizing (in instances where I'm stating an opinion that someone might argue with) that debating the point in question will require more energy than I have, regardless of how I feel about it.

I often do that as well.

I do it all the time, as well. But I suspect its something that a lot of people with any form of common sense does. Y'know what I mean.. That internal sense that 'oh, hey, that's just not really something that needs to be said', or 'that's already been said at least twice before, even if in different ways'.

That, and I sometimes do it to avoid starting flame wars. *grin* I used to not censor myself like that, and oh, boy, was it a hot time on the boards I frequented at the time..