I don't, I really mean that! I have always been hopeless with names and faces in general, so I'm very bad at *knowing* a particular poster's history on here. The are people I know are regulars and there's a few I know I often agree with, and a few who bug the heck out of me, but I simply respond to posts or threads that tweak my interest no matter who made the comment or started the thread. It seems pretty obvious others do though, but that's their them, I really don't care!
A while back I though maybe I should write a list of the regulars and brief notes/comments on them but I didn't actually bother doing it! That's how bad I am at remembering - I'm do remember things I'm interested in though, which is why some stand out to me on certain topics or as people who think similarly to me.
I remember a lot of members and do reply with that in mind, I think it would be hard not too
You know how some people are good with faces, but never remember names? I'm the opposite. I have an excellent memory for what people have said and done. I'll remember your name and pretty much everything you've told me about yourself. So I find it impossible to respond as if I only know that tiny piece of info about someone. It would seem very odd to me to do that. As PP said, what would be the point?
Ie. "green smarties definitely taste different to blue smarties"
"no actually, you might think they do but I can assure you, I've worked in a smarties factory and they're made exactly the same"
Why is it odd to respond knowing nothing about the poster? It happens every day irl, everywhere!
Oh wait I think I misunderstood you, you mean you can't block out what you know about someone when posting your opinion? I just read 'if' instead of 'as if'.... Rushing here...
I reply to threads that interest me, or if the poster interests me. I try to be helpful and supportive if I can. I often recall past history of posters if I have seen them around for a while. A new poster or a complex thread/issue, then I am very cautious how I respond. I don't think I could pretend I know nothing when I do. If I appear to know nothing than that is the truth. marie.
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