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Do you read the comments on a post from the top down, or bottom up?

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By babsy
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None of the above, technically. I click on the button that says "^ Oldest" and then read from the top down, in chronological order. The default is newest first, and reading from the bottom up just doesn't feel natural.

Meep70 Level 7 Apr 16, 2018

Same here. Every time.


Always top down, but I sort them into the order I want to read them depending on my mood.

JimG Level 7 Apr 16, 2018

As noted by others, I like to read from the top down, but from the oldest to newest, so I use the tab at the top to switch to oldest first. Many of the comments generate replies, and even some of the newer comments are responses to earlier comments. I follow the discussion much better from beginning to end.

PappyOnWings Level 7 Apr 16, 2018

I've been reading bottom up to stay with order commented, but I never noticed the buttons JimG mentioned. Thanks @JimG

skado Level 7 Apr 16, 2018

You're welcome.


Perhaps there should be a way of reversing the order. @Admin ?

El-loco Level 7 Apr 16, 2018

Do you see the buttons that say "newest," "oldest, " etc?

@JimG you are brilliant 😆

I do now. Thanks.

@El-loco you're welcome.

I love "instant" fixes smile009.gif


I have to read everything in chronological order. Comments here, comments to an NYT article, Yelp and Amazon reviews, etc. Always.

BlueWave Level 7 Apr 16, 2018

Read top down - sometimes back up to review.

sassygirl3869 Level 8 Apr 16, 2018

Newest first.

VictoriaNotes Level 8 Apr 16, 2018

I at times wonder if anyone really reads all the comments, and member bios as well?

SpikeTalon Level 7 Apr 16, 2018

I do. Both. Unless a comment is more than 4-5 paragraphs and not very interesting. Otherwise if I click on a thread I read everything that follows.

That sometimes leads me to bios.


I read the shorter answers... the longer ones are just too long. Even some of my posts are overkill.

pthomas59 Level 7 Apr 19, 2018

I come to comment on the OP...I don't read the other comments.

NotConvinced Level 6 Apr 16, 2018
Silver1wun Level 6 Apr 16, 2018

I like to reply before being corrupted by other's comments

markdevenish Level 7 Apr 16, 2018

Me too


I start at the top and work my way down, just like Trump!

jeffy Level 7 Apr 16, 2018

"Trump" and "work" are 2 words that don't belong in the same sentence. Just FYI.

@FortyTwo I think he meant to say ooze instead of work. smile002.gif


Top down is normal! smile001.gif

atheist Level 8 Apr 16, 2018

Top to bottom. I like when tops get on my bottom.

ArthurPhillips Level 6 Apr 17, 2018

I should start bottom up

Davethecave Level 5 Apr 16, 2018

Agnostic.com seems to randomize them, so by reading them from the top down your still reading them in a random order

ScubaWags Level 6 Apr 16, 2018

Top down, newest first....because I use the app and there is apparently no way to make my preferences fixed, nor can I stay logged in after shutting down the app. Having to sign in over and over is a pain in the ass.

StarvinMarvin Level 6 Apr 16, 2018

I sort by "most liked" and work my way down.

Works great; fun, insightful stuff is at the top, and the trolls are at the bottom.

PraiseXenu Level 6 Apr 16, 2018

I usually scan for comments from certain members first.

Shelton Level 7 Apr 16, 2018

I start top down, but later on might try bottom up for something different.

CallMeDave Level 7 Apr 16, 2018

I have no set rules or control!

AMNOTGOD Level 7 Apr 16, 2018

Top down. I know it is backwards, but that is the nature of my life. If l know my reply is different than anyone else's l may not read any depending on the subject. If it is a serious subject l scroll to see if someone else says it better than l could or just to make sure l am not duplicating someone else. Damn, I've really managed to make this complicated.

Sticks48 Level 7 Apr 16, 2018
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