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    While I agree that they're kinda useless, sometimes people are asking a question, but also kinda venting too... and I know that it can help to know that someone has read. When they say *hugs* it means they've bumped up your post so another person might get a chance to see it and reply, or when I do it, I do it because I've read it and while I have nothing to offer, I really wish I DID have something to offer and so I just give some pathetic *hugs* type answer because that's all I can contribute.

    I hope that they feel some minor comfort in knowing that they've touched another person, or that they've at least been listened to... not ignored. It lets them know that I've read, and if I could help, I would... but I can't and have instead acknowledged their heartache or whatever.

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    I think that it shows compassion, even if they don't have any constructive advice to offer. I think people feel that they don't know the person so they close the thread without the king twice about it. It's nice to have somebody show compassion or to feel like you've been heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristinandchloe View Post
    Yes! My pet hate (along with the hugs) is people writing 'subscribing' on threads.

    Just use your options to do it, people don't really care if you are subscribing to a thread.
    You can't do that on the app. There's a subscribe button but it doesn't do anything, you have to write in the thread to subscribe. So for me, if it's a recipe thread I'll happily write 'subscribing' or even a lazier 'subbing' so i can be part of the thread, but I wouldn't do that in a thread about an unplanned pregnancy. That would look pretty bad.

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    If i didn't care, i wouldn't post, so from my side its not meaningless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Beetle View Post
    You can't do that on the app. There's a subscribe button but it doesn't do anything, you have to write in the thread to subscribe. So for me, if it's a recipe thread I'll happily write 'subscribing' or even a lazier 'subbing' so i can be part of the thread, but I wouldn't do that in a thread about an unplanned pregnancy. That would look pretty bad.
    Oooohhhh.... Ok then, i don't find it as irritating then. Works fine on the android app though, makes it alot easier!

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    Jeeze you're damned if you do and damned if you dont.

    I do it if I see a thread with 100 views and no posts.I go in and post and say 'I just wanted to say, I have no advice as I haven't been in this situation, but I wanted to offer my condolences.'

    I do it as a way of bumping a thread if they haven't had many responses.
    I do it as a way of offering support when others have said what I wanted to say and dont want to just repeat, but want to acknowledge that I have read what they have written.

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    I agree Gothchick. I've seen the OP get really upset if they have had heaps of views and no comments. But on the flip side, I've seen them get really mad when people giving hugs and not advice. Can't win.

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    PMSL I find this thread funny and enlightening. Didnt know I could annoy people just by doing this or this 'Subscribing'. Who knew it was that easy?!

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    Forum politics are getting harder to understand then the playground at Kindergarten.

    Don't reply to a post? You're uncaring.
    Reply with a hug? You're not being useful.
    Reply to subscribe? You're annoying!!

    Far out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by London View Post
    PMSL I find this thread funny and enlightening. Didnt know I could annoy people just by doing this or this 'Subscribing'. Who knew it was that easy?!
    Love it!!!


 

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