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I read threads backwards.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Matt Birchall, Nov 13, 2002.

  1. Matt Birchall

    Matt Birchall Supporting Actor

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    I do. Maybe I'm the only one who does this, but if a thread has more than five or ten replies, I'll start from the most recent reply and work my way backwards from there.
    I do this with magazines, too. I have no idea why, but its something I've always done.
    Are there other backwards readers out there, or is it time for me to call a shrink? [​IMG]
     
  2. Leila Dougan

    Leila Dougan Screenwriter

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    I read backwards too! I have a hard time with books because I'm always skipping ahead. When reading a thread, I usually jump to last reply and read to up to the oldest. With magazines, I usually start at the back or the middle and then just jump around until I have seen everything I want. But, I don't watch my movies backwards. [​IMG]
    I've always done this and I remember my 9th grade English teacher commenting on it, how she thought it was strange. Oh well, I can live with that because most who know me will say I'm a strange person, LOL.
     
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    [​IMG] .sdrawkcab sdaerht daer I
     
  4. Thi Them

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    I do this sometimes too.

    ~T
     
  5. Bill Slack

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    I always read textbooks backwards in school.
    Read the sidenotes first, then go to the back of the chapter, read the summary, and then continue to read the rest of the chapter backwards.
    Only by chapter -- not the whole book. [​IMG]
     
  6. Aaron Copeland

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    I often do the same. If a thread has multiple pages I will usually read the very first post and then jump to the last reply. Then I will read backwards for 5-10 posts to figure out what is currently being discussed.
     
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    I do this too, but the thread has to be really long, like more than a page. If it's 15-20 replies I'll start at the top and skim. But for example, if I get in late to a LoTR or SW thread (and by then they are usually 10-15 pages long) I sure won't start from the beginning!
     
  8. Jefferson

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    I'm left handed.
    And I have always read magazines backward...i don't know
    if there is any correlation there.

    I read threads that way too.
     
  9. Shawn C

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    Same here. I only do it for LONG threads though. I have a SUPER-ANNOYING habit that drives people around me crazy. I highlight the text that I am reading. I am constantly selecting and highlighting text with my mouse. It drives people insane when they watch me. "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!" [​IMG]
     
  10. Darren Davis

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    I usually read lists backwards and sometimes threads on this web-boards.

    Shawn, I also have that "Super-Annoying Habit" and get the same response. It seems alright to me...
     
  11. Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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    I go backwards with art books and other more questionable magazines too.
    :wink:
     
  13. Craig Robertson

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    i also read magazines backwards.
     
  14. Jon_Are

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    Here's what I read backwards: quotes. Especially long-ish ones. I always want to know who said it - and under what circumstances - before I know what they said.

    Jon
     
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    Reading this thread makes me want to watch Memento again...

    -j
     
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    So when do we get the "Paul is dead" messages?
     
  17. Shawn C

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    Wow...you people must have had no problem watching Memento then! [​IMG]
     
  19. Darren Davis

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    Shawn, I highlighted your reply 14 times while reading it. I usually make a game where I highlight the last sentence and then random other sentences. But I always highlight full sentences or words. I can't stand to have my highlighting bleed into some of another sentence.
     
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    I think some of you are taking the enjoyment out of reading [​IMG]
     

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