Hit 'Enter' Key to make Paragraphs! (Then I can read your allnurses posts!) - page 3

You know what I'd like to see here at allnurses? I'd love to see a campaign to encourage paragraph usage in posts. I was reading at another forum a thread started by forum host declaring "The first... Read More

  1. by   FireStarterRN
    Thanks for all the responses. I agree with the post where someone said that they don't read extremely long posts. I do tend to skip over those.

    I'm interested in what people have to say, but I don't want to strain my eyes because of no paragraphs, and I don't want a book. I guess I consider this forum 'light reading'. Occasionally there will be a long post that is extremely informative however, or a particularly riviting story.

    You know what really bugs me? I don't see it as much here as on other sites. I hate it when people break up a post in quotes and argue one paragraph at a time with their responses. I'm glad allnurses posters don't tend to do that. I don't like arguing to begin with. Those types of posts leave me feeling attacked.

    This site seems pretty good actually. I don't see a lot of hostility here.
  2. by   Faeriewand
    One thing that bothers me is when someone posts entirely in italics. It makes it difficult to read.

    And I just learned that when someone posts in all capitals it shows up as just capitalizing the beginning of every word.

    The biggest peeve I have is when people use this as one word: alot
    That is two words. A lot. "alot" is not a word but I see it here all the time.
  3. by   rita359
    For me the paragraph thing has been that I did not know how to make the paragraphs. When I type it for the message I make paragraphs. When I enter the paragraphs were never there. Sometimes it is just a matter of, speaking for myself only, being only partially computer literate. No appologies here. Computers did not exist when I was in school so pick up what I can. This was a very useful post for me.
  4. by   RachieH
    In addition, typing in all caps is the same as yelling. Would you burst into a room full of strangers and began screaming? I would hope not.

    So please go easy on the all caps as well. Typing in all caps should be reserved for emphasis, stress and extreme emotion.
  5. by   mercyteapot
    Ode to the Paragraph

    Paragraph, you are our friend
    We use you when our thoughts do end.
    Your spaces make the thoughts we post
    Easy to read, so to you, we toast
  6. by   jnette
    Quote from mercyteapot
    Ode to the Paragraph

    Paragraph, you are our friend
    We use you when our thoughts do end.
    Your spaces make the thoughts we post
    Easy to read, so to you, we toast
    Thanx Mercy for getting this back on the original topic.
    PARAGRAPHS.

    Please let us not derail the thread by attacking nurses for their spelling, grammar, etc. We've had plenty of threads on that already. Let's not start flaming each other ..

    :Melody:" 'tis the season to be JOLLY" !!! Peace on Earth GOOD WILL toward our fellow nurses !!!:Melody:

    Attacking our fellow nurses contributes nothing to the thread but only causes hard or hurt feelings. There are PLENTY of EXCELLENT nurses whose spelling/grammar skills, while perhaps annoying to some of us, have NO reflection whatsoever on their nursing skills.. so please let's play nice.

    This thread was primarily about the suggestion of using paragraphs so the OP's post would have a better chance at being read in completion.
    Last edit by jnette on Dec 24, '07
  7. by   FireStarterRN
    Quote from rita359
    For me the paragraph thing has been that I did not know how to make the paragraphs. When I type it for the message I make paragraphs. When I enter the paragraphs were never there. Sometimes it is just a matter of, speaking for myself only, being only partially computer literate. No appologies here. Computers did not exist when I was in school so pick up what I can. This was a very useful post for me.
    Thanks, I look forward to reading your thoughts!
  8. by   FireStarterRN
    Thanks Jnette, you are correct, this is just a post to encourage paragraphs so posts are more easily read.
  9. by   NRSKarenRN
    Great last thought!

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