Oh I don't mind the long ones. Lots of them are from some very stressed and miserably anxious people. You do need to let people get things down through their tears... as others have said, one can always click away and read something else. The only thing that tends to bother me is when several posters will copy/quote the original post in entirety and then comment on it. I think all one needs to do is to skip that and just respond, or, start by addressing their post to the OP or someone else on the thread with a sentence or two that prompted them to reply if the response is specific to a line or two.