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« on: Wed Aug 02, 2017 - 10:52:35 »

Why  do you allow people to post [make]  such long post's.....

line after line , copy after copy ?????   Who wants to read all of that ?

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« Reply #1 on: Wed Aug 02, 2017 - 11:23:37 »
No rule against it. Personally I don't like long posts either. Ignoring long posts is no skin off my teeth.

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« Reply #2 on: Wed Aug 02, 2017 - 12:58:43 »
Why  do you allow people to post [make]  such long post's.....
Grams, some read fast, so, length is determined by whom?
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Who wants to read all of that ?
To me, it all depends on the subject and what is being said. I read a lot every day, so to me, no problem if the subject is what I desire to read. But, I do understand what you saying, considering people's attention span and what one can take in at a time. Sometimes, the length may be needed, but forum discussions should be limited as much as possible for a few reasons. 

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« Reply #3 on: Wed Aug 02, 2017 - 13:20:44 »
 I have ADD. I  know this not from diagnosis but from personal observation of my lack of concentration when there are too many things that crowd the mind.

Exceptionally long posts are where I find a lack of concentration to absorb whatever point the poster is trying to make.

But the worst offender, to me, is what I would term run on paragraphs. Similar to a run on sentence but are comprised of many sentences without breaking into
more easily read paragraphs.

If we were writing legal papers and briefs, many of the posts on here would be tossed out by a judge because it is just too difficult to read with ease and the concept of said paragraph, written singularly, is often lost in the endeavor to follow along.

For example.... sorry Red for using you in this one,

Grams said,
"Who wants to read all of that?"

RB replied with,

"To me, it all depends on the subject and what is being said. I read a lot every day, so to me, no problem if the subject is what I desire to read. But, I do understand what you saying, considering people's attention span and what one can take in at a time. Sometimes, the length may be needed, but forum discussions should be limited as much as possible for a few reasons."

While this is not long, if it were written the following way, I , personally, would find it easier to read and understand. Considering that there are actually 3 differing subject ideas in this paragraph.

 "To me, it all depends on the subject and what is being said. I read a lot every day, so to me, no problem if the subject is what I desire to read.

But, I do understand what you saying, considering people's attention span and what one can take in at a time.

Sometimes, the length may be needed, but forum discussions should be limited as much as possible for a few reasons."






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« Reply #3 on: Wed Aug 02, 2017 - 13:20:44 »
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« Reply #4 on: Wed Aug 02, 2017 - 13:33:36 »
This forum should be handled like television. If you see something you don't like or want to read, change channels or threads. There is no final exam. rofl

Besides it's hard enough keeping the troll pestilence under control without counting sentences.

Plus having a built-in nit wit filter helps.
« Last Edit: Wed Aug 02, 2017 - 13:36:55 by Jaime »

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« Reply #5 on: Wed Aug 02, 2017 - 13:41:16 »
Like RB says - depends on the subject matter as to whether I'll read a long post or not. Most of the time, I read the first sentence or two, and if it doesn't entice me to read more - I won't.

However, I have been known to write excessively long posts, but I don't blame anyone for not wanting to wade through them.  ::smile:: 


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« Reply #6 on: Wed Aug 02, 2017 - 13:54:29 »
Brother Red, I just read your OP in the God's Sovereignty thread. I think grams was referring to you.  ::smile:: ::noworries::   ::huggingyou::



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« Reply #7 on: Wed Aug 02, 2017 - 14:31:02 »
Brother Red, I just read your OP in the God's Sovereignty thread. I think grams was referring to you.  ::smile:: ::noworries::   ::huggingyou::


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« Reply #8 on: Wed Aug 02, 2017 - 15:38:24 »


I think the part that is not needed is when some one  copy's  some ones post and then

adds to it only  copying  some one else with it.......... so the post ends up being way longer

then need be.......  what a waste of time  !

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« Reply #9 on: Wed Aug 02, 2017 - 16:04:23 »
Some things cannot be discussed adequately in sound-bites and talking points.

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« Reply #10 on: Thu Aug 03, 2017 - 05:56:25 »
Brother Red, I just read your OP in the God's Sovereignty thread. I think grams was referring to you.  ::smile:: ::noworries::   ::huggingyou::
I know she was.... ::smile::That's okay. She will wake up tomorrow and forget who she was talking about.  ::smile::

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« Reply #11 on: Thu Aug 03, 2017 - 06:09:38 »
I know she was.... ::smile::That's okay. She will wake up tomorrow and forget who she was talking about.  ::smile::

That is a low blow.  I object.

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« Reply #12 on: Thu Aug 03, 2017 - 06:18:36 »
That is a low blow.  I object.
I was not speaking to you and I did not ask for your opinion, so what are you objecting to? Actually, I was more or less saying, that I have no problem with what grams is saying~and yes, she like me will forget things if we both keep living. Now, you can use your time better, by objecting to things of more important than this.
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« Reply #13 on: Thu Aug 03, 2017 - 09:31:11 »
I was not speaking to you and I did not ask for your opinion, so what are you objecting to? Actually, I was more or less saying, that I have no problem with what grams is saying~and yes, she like me will forget things if we both keep living. Now, you can use your time better, by objecting to things of more important than this.

You were referencing the mindset of an older person.

But as I am not wanted, I will happily terminate my membership.

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« Reply #14 on: Thu Aug 03, 2017 - 09:36:06 »
You were referencing the mindset of an older person.

But as I am not wanted, I will happily terminate my membership.
Sir, I was ALSO speaking of myself since I'm not far behind grams. I did not say you were not wanted, you are just important as the next person.

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« Reply #15 on: Thu Aug 03, 2017 - 10:03:23 »

I think the part that is not needed is when some one  copy's  some ones post and then

adds to it only  copying  some one else with it.......... so the post ends up being way longer

then need be.......  what a waste of time  !

Grams, if wasting time was against the rules, who would be here? Something to think about.

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« Reply #16 on: Thu Aug 03, 2017 - 10:04:52 »
Redemption, I think you totally misread RB's intentions. I hate to see you go.

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« Reply #17 on: Thu Aug 03, 2017 - 10:08:00 »
You were referencing the mindset of an older person.

But as I am not wanted, I will happily terminate my membership.

I hope you still stay here as "Rella."

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« Reply #18 on: Thu Aug 03, 2017 - 10:21:50 »
Sir, I was ALSO speaking of myself since I'm not far behind grams. I did not say you were not wanted, you are just important as the next person.


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« Reply #19 on: Thu Aug 03, 2017 - 15:24:03 »
               
EVERY ONE......................... ::lookaround::    ::blushing::

 I do not even know whom  I seen on the post...........  I have no idea   who posted , I did not

look to see.....      I  just know  I  have seen  a few  and  for  a long time now       
  ::lookaround::      ::blushing::    ::doh::       

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« Reply #20 on: Thu Aug 03, 2017 - 15:39:34 »
I hope you still stay here as "Rella."
Oh, if that's the case SO DO I. No wonder I like what Redemption had to say about political issues. TC, you are indeed the board's Genius.
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