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  1. #1
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    At what point do you lose interest in a case?

    I find myself losing interest in certain cases as soon as an arrest is made or the MP is located. I don't really care what happens downstream.

    But other cases, I hang on every detail even after 'resolution'.

    I'm wondering how this is for you - thoughts?
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    When people get too opinionated and make assumptions not backed up by facts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kensie View Post
    When people get too opinionated and make assumptions not backed up by facts.
    ^^^^^^^This! Also, when the thread gets so tedious and posts are redundant; when the thread gets hijacked by posters who have an agenda; no progress in a case.

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    For me, it varies by case. I have never followed a trial closely (yet) so I do tend to lose interest after the arrest. There are cases where I was very active on, and are still unsolved, but I just don't have the same interest. I think because when you log onto WS, and there are pages of posts, many theories, new articles, everyday, that sort of "environment" contributes to the interest. If there are no new posts on WS and no new articles, how do you stay interested? You could read social media, but that will just get on your nerves. And with most cases, there is not much information about them out there, where it would be impossible to read all of it.

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    When nothing is happening in a case and the same old facts are constantly being rehashed...
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

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    All of the above and also when a case/thread is given its own forum and suddenly instead of one thread to follow, there are a dozen of potential interest. The post count might be the same but it seems so scattered and overwhelming to me that I give up after a couple of days.


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    Constant court delays and publication bans are my pet peeve as well as what most of you have posted above.
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    I quit right away when its given a forum. I think its too hard sifting thru them to find info.Most of the time I quit when they catch the perp. Some have gone cold but I do check them some times to see if there have been any development and keep hoping. I follow very few trials.I believe I have just followed Casey A and Jodi A .
    Last edited by concernedmother; 08-28-2014 at 11:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmaryjean View Post
    I find myself losing interest in certain cases as soon as an arrest is made or the MP is located. I don't really care what happens downstream.

    But other cases, I hang on every detail even after 'resolution'.

    I'm wondering how this is for you - thoughts?
    This exactly. Once a perp is arrested and charged or a MP is found I usually move on. I check back frequently to see if anything new has happened but I don't love hashing out the same old stuff over and over when there is nothing new to add.

    Also, sometimes cases can be incredibly fast moving yet I just can't wrap my brain around all the players and details no matter how hard I try.

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    When the new information stops coming.
    Or
    While waiting for the trial to start.
    Or
    Immediately after the verdict.
    Or
    Unless we're talking about the few cases ( unresolved) I can't let go of...
    Or
    the JonBenet case where there will NEVER be justice or a definitive answer....that one I try to walk
    Away...by keep going back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by enchilada View Post
    all of the above and also when a case/thread is given its own forum and suddenly instead of one thread to follow, there are a dozen of potential interest. The post count might be the same but it seems so scattered and overwhelming to me that i give up after a couple of days.


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    this!
    Six-year-old Shannon Sherrill disappeared from her front yard in Thorntown, Indiana in October, 1986. Someone knows where she is......

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...annon+sherrill

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    Quote Originally Posted by LinasK View Post
    When nothing is happening in a case and the same old facts are constantly being rehashed...
    Most of the time, this. I still peek in the threads from time to time to see if anything new has been added.

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    I wouldn't say I lose "interest" in a case, but I will stop following cases unless and until there is new information. Like LinasK says, when facts are endlessly rehashed . . . . . And I particularly agree with Kensie about people making assumptions not backed up by facts. Or let's say, people making certainties of assumptions.
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    After the arrest UNLESS the alleged guilty party has a fighting chance at acquittal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kensie View Post
    When people get too opinionated and make assumptions not backed up by facts.
    This is a big one. Even worse when those who get too opinionated start bulldogging everyone who disagrees and power posts their opinions without backing them up with facts. It makes me tired and I tend to wander off at that point.

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