I have some lovely friends here on Gather who like to get their comments just right. I understand that. What I don't understand is why said individuals won't create their comments first in a Word or Notepad window, then when they're completely satisfied with the wording and spelling, they could easily cut and paste the comment into the comment box and move on to the next discussion.
That would be what happens in an ideal Gather world.
Instead, I have about 4 connections who post a comment, then remove it to change it, then post it again, and they'll do this sometimes 6-8 times before getting the comment just the way they want.
And each and every time they hit the submit button, I get an email notification telling me that they have commented.
One day, 3 of the 4 were actively commenting on my posts. That meant that in the span of a few minutes, I received 27 emails about comments they had made. But, in reality, they had only made one comment each, three total. It just took them that many attempts to make the comment "perfect" for posting.
Sometimes, I forget that these perfectionists do this, and I'll comment before they are finished with their masterpiece comments. If they delete their comment and my response stays, I look rather silly commenting about nothing.
Grrr. Just once, I'd like these 4 lovely friends to leave a comment as is if there is a tiny mistake, and to add a second comment saying, "Ooopsie. That should be xxxxx."
Okay, rant over. :)
I still love you guys.