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Ranatra
02-14-2001, 04:41 AM
I got the message you all sent me
I won't waste my time

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lil mermaid
02-14-2001, 09:38 AM
Sandi,

I am not sure what you meant...but I'm sorry you aren't going to continue your trip reports.

Laurel

tkyes
02-14-2001, 10:09 AM
No, I just started reading them. How will I ever know how your trip ends?

You certainly have that right if you don't want to though.

Writing a trip report is a lot of work and it certainly is dissapointing to see how many people read your report and how many actually respond to it. I must admit I have been guilty many times of just reading a report and not responding to it.

I just wanted to let you know I appreciate the work you have put into your reports and am enjoying reading them.

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FairyGodfriend
02-14-2001, 11:01 AM
I'm sorry to hear you won't continue with the reports. I don't know what happened, but appreciate the effort you put forth. It seems like you had a fun trip.

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sherrie
02-14-2001, 03:48 PM
renatra, What Happened? I was reading your reports and thought they were great with the pics and all. Then I came accross(sp?) this post. Did something happen? Please continue. Sherrie :D

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marymouse
02-14-2001, 06:37 PM
OK, I admit, I am the world's worst about reading trip reports and not replying but I hope you realize that you are doing a great job. Just the right amount of details, not too long, not too short. Your feeling sounded so hurt. I don't think anybody would really want that. Please continue, I am reallly enjoying your trip.

Tiger Fan
02-14-2001, 07:14 PM
OK, I have no idea what happened - I logged on tonight and came here to read the rest. I usually only post at the end to say thanks, I guess the writer has no way of knowing how many of us are following, but please go on.

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Ranatra
02-15-2001, 05:03 AM
Thank you all for your kind words, but when I logged on to write Day 5, and saw that Day 4 had fell to the bottom, ready to disappear, with 13 views, I figured it was time to quit.

I sure got a lot of views on this thread though.

pumba
02-15-2001, 06:09 AM
reading the reports.....sometimes I don't respond....but I do love to read them..... :D

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lil mermaid
02-15-2001, 06:31 AM
sooo...you are going to continue, right? I really like to read the trip reports from people who went without kids...since we don't have any, those are the ones I most relate to!

PS...reading this post I remembered that you were the one who sent me all the informatioin about your intimate wedding...well my fiance have finally scheduled ours, November 7 2001 at the wedding pavilion!!

Laurel

Mackey Mouse
02-15-2001, 07:07 AM
Ranatra, you did a great job with your trip report. Concise, good information, I thought they were awesome.. Hope you will continue..

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RweTHEREyet
02-15-2001, 09:09 AM
I have to admit that I wait until all of the report is posted and then print it out and read the whole thing on my lunch hour at work.

I also admit that I do not post responses, unless I have questions, only because, and this is strictly my opinion and not aimed at any one person, but I personally find it very annoying to have lots of responses with lots of graphics that take so much time to "load" onto the computer and then take up so much space when you print them. Just a particular annoyance of mine, but I try not to contribute to what I consider a problem.

Just because you don't get the response you want right away, doesn't mean it won't come later. Don't give up.

RweTHEREyet?

JerseyJanice
02-15-2001, 10:59 AM
I'm reading and enjoying your reports.

I posted reports on my September trip. It took a little while, but each of them wound up getting around 300 views. I didn't get a lot of replies, but if 300 people looked at each day, I figured I was doing something right. Just be patient! People will read.

If it makes it easier for you, you can type your post in Word, and copy/paste it into the DIS. When you're done with the whole thing, it will be in a Word file for you. If you go back in a few years, you and your family are sure to enjoy reading it.

Trekker
02-15-2001, 11:01 AM
I never even thought of the fact that when I view the trip reports and do not respond that they will fall off the page. I love to read these but very seldom would respond, I'll watch that in the future!

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snuggles
02-16-2001, 05:27 AM
Rana, as you can see, many people have very different reading styles. Some wait and read the reports when they are completely finished, some daily, some read and do not post. This does not mean that they are not enjoyed at all. I hope that you will continue. :)

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nluvwithdisney
02-16-2001, 05:41 AM
Please don't be offended. I read trip reports but generally don't post to them. I don't get to read the reports on this board as often as I should. I try to get to reports at a leisurely pace. Please don't think that we don't appreciate your efforts to write them.

2BOYMOM
02-16-2001, 08:54 AM
You have to understand that lots of us read these at work. I have to e-mail the reports to myself so that it won't look like I'm playing on the net, so I can't always respond. I love reading trip reports, but not enough to get fired over it!

lisaschu
02-16-2001, 12:10 PM
Wow! Somebody has issues!! Nothing like a temper tantrum to get people to read! lol :D

Like the others have said, I wait till all installments are available and then I read. Different strokes for different folks.

Dan Murphy
02-16-2001, 02:44 PM
Sandi, please take the time to finish these, the folks do like them. Several times I have suggested a note here for people to leave a word or two after viewing as it does something for the soul of the writer to see a nice word. So many people do look,but go on without a hi. You have a trip worth relating and you should tell it. :) Please! :)

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Marla Hellwig
02-22-2001, 11:41 AM
I do try to respond to each trip report that I read. Though I have been so far behind that I am now just catching up.

nutz4dzny
02-25-2001, 04:32 AM
I fel the same way Ranata does. I took a lot time writing my trip reports for a family of 17 during the Xmas holidays. I got very few resposes and hardly anyone read them. I guess you have to be a talented writer and funny to get some people to look. I put in dates, temp. parks etc. and I stopped after the 10 day and no ONE person wrote to continue. So I have been back to Disney in FEB. and I am going in June and I feel that I had a lot of tips to offer people but no one cared so I stopped. Oh well.....I still read others and I make a habit of responsing. So please people...just a sort word would help those who take the time to share!

Gail Reale
02-25-2001, 10:10 PM
Please don't stop now!! I also didn't realize how important it is to respond. I have been enjoying reading your reports. You have reminded me how wonderful it would be to get into the hot tub at the end of a long day in the parks - something we don't often do. I'll remember that in August when we are dead tired!! Please continue???

Mamu
02-26-2001, 05:42 AM
Sandi, So sorry you feel this way. I have enjoyed your reports very much. I try to read all the reports and respond to them. Even if it just to say thanks.

Sometimes I find myself behind on reading them. (right now) There are lots of reasons. Holidays, illness, son and family moving in with us, just could not find the time.

I have enjoyed your reports and hope you continue, if not thanks for the ones you did post. Sorry again, we are a family of Dis friends who do care and enjoy what you have to say. I guess we have all been there, posted and very few responses, we feel unwanted, passed over. There are some days when I just cannot get into a post no matter how many times I try. Its not because I did not want to read the post.

{{{Hugs}}} Hope you reconsider.

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Lynn CC
03-02-2001, 06:23 PM
I'll admit I'm guilty of just reading reports and most of the time not responding.

This is because I'll just read as many as I can in the short time I'm allowed (very busy).

I'm usually so tired, it's just fun for me to sit here and relax and read.

Thanks for posting!!

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