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Do you ever look back at some responses you've given on fluther and asked yourself...what was I thinking?

Asked by RandomMrdan (7436points) December 18th, 2008

sometimes I see a response I made, and I completely don’t remember typing it. Or, I make a response, and my view has completely changed, and is now opposite to what my previous responses were on the same question. I respond to a variety of questions on Fluther, but I guess based on mood and other factors sometimes I think differently.

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krose1223's avatar

Not really. I laugh at my typo’s and incorrect grammar though. :)

shadling21's avatar

Yes. Sometimes I regret it immediately.

krose1223's avatar

@shadling hahaha it’s ok, I think everyone loved you for it.

Bluefreedom's avatar

Not usually but there are times when I’d like to go back and edit something in a recent answer and it seems like I’m always just seconds late of that 10 minute time limit to edit responses after submitting them. Yeah, I’m chronologically challenged.

queenzboulevard's avatar

I’ve looked at some and forgotten that I even answered at all. I read the response and it has my name beside it, but I’m like I swear I didn’t write that….

La_chica_gomela's avatar

YES! oh my gosh. Recently, I was thinking of something that happened in 1995, and I wrote that it happened “20 years ago”, and then someone else said, “No, that happened in 1995”. I was like, “yeah I know, and?”

total embarrassment, right? ugh.

Magnus's avatar

Sure, I even do that with things I say anything from 20minutes to a week back. I analyze myself a lot, a great source of stress.

augustlan's avatar

I don’t think I’ve wanted to change my answer, but I do cringe at the typos!

steven's avatar

O yes the typos are funny.Most often its some words which I omit writing and that totally reverses the meaning -like omitting the word “not”.I dont remember my answers either!

wundayatta's avatar

Does anyone go back specifically to look at old answers, or does this happen when you are further along in a discussion and you happen to see your previous post?

I might see something if I’m further along in the discussion, but even then, I rarely do more than glance at it, to help me remember what I said. So far, I haven’t disagreed with myself. At least, not on fluther, lol.

RandomMrdan's avatar

Here is an example…I am the first to respond taking the side of star wars….and by the end, I felt as though technology of the future would win. I didn’t come out and say Star Trek, but that’s how I felt when I said it.

@queenz I do the same thing quite often…I’m even like, that doesn’t sound like something I’d say…

EmpressPixie's avatar


I actually had to re-answer an entire question because in the editing phase of my answer, I had edited out all the important stuff!

girlofscience's avatar

I haven’t seen this so much on Fluther, but I do in my journal entries. I’ve had the same journal since I was 14, and every year, I would reread the entries from the previous year and cringe because my writing/ideas/thoughts seemed so horrendously stupid to me a year later.

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