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    Hey All,
    I think the conversations we have on here are fantastic and entertaining. I think the people in these forums are fantastic and entertaining. 1 thing that gets a little frustrating is when I'm reading through a thread, and someone decides to write a novel in 1 post. It's like this interruption in a really great debate...point, counterpoint, point, counterpoint, and then a filibuster. Can we keep it to 1 or 2 paragraphs when we're on a hot topic? Thoughts are welcome. Thanks.
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    I suppose, but sometimes some subjects are very detailed and involved. Not sure how to cram that into 1-2 paragraphs.
    I do see your point though
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    Quote from mariebailey
    Thoughts are welcome. Thanks.
    Sure. My thought? Don't read it. It can be annoying when I'm reading through a thread and stumble across a posting that goes on and on and doesn't really relate to the conversation at hand. On the other hand, who am I to say what might be entertaining to someone else? I simply skip the post as soon as I realize I don't care for it.
    anotherone, pockunit, and Tina, RN like this.
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    I agree that long posts are annoying, but all I do is simply skip it. I don't think there should be a limit, that's just silly. Everyone should be able to talk for as long as they want to.
    nkochrn, cienurse, and Fiona59 like this.
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    If it's broken into paragraphs, no problem.

    Nothing worse than a wall of text
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    Quote from Fiona59
    If it's broken into paragraphs, no problem.

    Nothing worse than a wall of text
    ^this - will skip this wall of text every single time.
    Fiona59, Pepper The Cat, roser13, and 4 others like this.
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    It is why I try to be succinct. I hate long winded posts as well.
    hecallsmeDuchess likes this.
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    I'm going to agree with jrwest here. Some subjects just require longer answers. Some threads have the OP asking many questions, or complicated ones that can't just be short, one liners responses.

    I also agree that paragraphs vs. wall of text makes ALL the difference with some posts.
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    I'm fine with long posts, but I get annoyed when someone quotes it.... especially if it was the post before and they are only addressing one sentence in it.
    applewhitern and netglow like this.
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    I'm guilty of this. (well, duh, look at this post)

    But I do it for a reason - I may think that I'm posting right under the post I'm referencing, but someone else could beat me to it. That way, if there's a post or two between me and the one I'm referencing, at least others know what I'm talking about.

    And for the most part, I do erase the main body of a long quote and only leave the sentence or two that I'm referring to.

    Quote from Staragate
    I'm fine with long posts, but I get annoyed when someone quotes it.... especially if it was the post before and they are only addressing one sentence in it.


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