We have some excellent writers here. Many of them are "editors" and some aren't. I've been offered to apply for editor a couple of times (supposedly for my content quality) - but I've yet to take GaG up on that offer. I do love to write, but I just don't feel like I have that much to say all that often.
Also, having written a couple of passionate myTakes in the past, I quickly realized how many GaGers just read the title and not the content, and respond accordingly, quite possibly missing the entire point.
So, the questions are... do you read myTakes at all? Only by certain people or concerning certain subject matter? Why or why not?
Please vote and elaborate on your choice.
- I never read myTakes, ever.7%(4)9%(9)Vote12%(5)
- I only read myTakes once in a blue moon25%(15)27%(28)Vote30%(13)
- I occasionally read myTakes when I'm up for it47%(28)40%(41)Vote30%(13)
- I read quite a few myTakes because15%(9)17%(17)Vote19%(8)
- I love reading tons of myTakes!3%(2)5%(5)Vote7%(3)
- I only read myTakes by ___________ because3%(2)2%(3)Vote2%(1)
Most Helpful Guy
I actually do read quite a bit of mytakes but I don't necessarily comment on all the ones I read. If it is a long mytake I don't have much interest in, I'll skim through it but won't comment. This also applies to very badly structured mytakes. For example, my patience runs thin when it is one big paragraph rant lol
I'll only say something about it if I strongly agree/disagree with something in it, need additional advice, or I want to clarify something. That probably means I read the mytake probably once and then fact checked it to compare to my response (to avoid being called out).
If I don't respond to a mytake, chances are I had a "meh" opinion on it and had nothing to say... Or I thought that by commenting my opinion OP was going to try and bring me into a big fight-- which I can tell by reading other comments first.
Unless it REALLY bothered me, I don't like to waste the effort getting into a fight that will probably not get anywhere. I saw a quote the other day on GAG that I think fits nicely in situations like these: "The ego justifies its own perversions."1
Most Helpful Girl
Most of them are too long. Commenting on them in general, the same insecure nut cases to most of the takes. Pavlov is an example. He obviously doesn't have a life other than being on this website. And if he claims he does there is absolutely no way he has the time to have a life. And what he says he looks up. It is not really his take1