This, basically. Mostly I just read the opening post and make a reply based off that, since what I usually want to say has been regurgitated 100 times over. But, I DO read most of the thread if it's interesting.The problem I always perceive with reading posts in thread is that my ideas will no longer be original and as contributing to the discussion if I hadn't read others' posts. I therefore usually choose to read only the opening posts. There are certain posters on the forum, however, whose posts I always take the time to skim and sometimes read fully depending on how much time I have to do so and to what extent the topic on hand interests me.