This is something that bugs me. Now, let me preface this by saying that I realize not everyone spends the kind of time I do here on the BOC. However, most people enjoy thinking they have an original thought, idea, question, that hasn't been posed previously. I don't mean to say that there aren't great thoughts/ideas that need to be reaffirmed. But for me, this really IS a brotherhood/sisterhood; and the majority of the time, I at least attempt to read EVERY post on a thread before I proceed. Know what I mean? What if YOU'VE said something, about fishing, life, music....that you think is worthwhile? THEN you come back to that thread, and it seems to you other people have ignored it. They haven't in all likelihood. People are busy, they see a topic, they respond in their own individual way. BUT.....it DOES get old when you see the SAME thing posted over and over again. I get tired of pantyhose, chicken livers, and Cajun Red, and have said so on occasion. I'm tryin' to do better. Not everyone (especially new folk) knows we have a search feature. I suppose if everyone posted most of the time as I do (a book :smile2, that what I'm proposing would be impossible. I don't think it is though. I'm not talking about MY posts here. What about our newer members, or folks who don't feel comfortable saying much, and when they do they are then ignored......I've seen it happen time after time, even in chat. I'll never understand it. Maybe if a thread is a gazillion pages long, yes. Otherwise, imo, you should have a l'il common courtesy. At least RECOGNIZE that someone has said somethin' you're gettin' ready to.... BEFORE you did. (No need to worry 'bout this if it's a poll or someone asking for opinions.) It just hurts my heart sometimes. Thanks for reading.