For some reason I like to read all the posts thoroughly. I guess it has to do with me not wanting to be copying answers [even though it wouldn’t actually be copying if I hadn’t yet read them] and also so I can post an @ to someone if I want to reply to them or state something like, “I agree with @someone.”
Also, reading is a breeze for me and I do enjoy everyone’s answers. It’s fun to see how uniquely different so many people can be when responding to the same question.
Quite often I learn something new, too, which I might miss if I fail to read all the answers.
Honestly, I want to read all the posts or answers but that doesn’t happen very often.
If I ask a question, I definately read every answer and write a follow up post. But otherwise, I scroll through the answers if I am too busy, and read them later in my free time.
It depends on how much time I have. Sometimes I am in a rush, or at work, or it’s late at night (like now) and so I need to move on, so I will just click “follow” and come back to it another time. It might be weeks later, or it might not be ever (like some of the religious questions with 100 responses, and some I know were very long – I just don’t have the time ever to read that. Or the Malaysian plane speculation questions – I feel it’s irrelevant at this point).
Sometimes I’m late to a question and find there are many responses, and so I will get to it later. Sometimes, if a topic is really fascinating, I’ll just read the last few responses, then answer, then come back to it another time and read the earlier responses along with whatever has been said since I posted.
When I asked the question, I read every post. If I answered, it just depends on how much I care about other people’s answers. I often find myself reading answers to questions I haven’t even answered, and have no intention to answer.