Suggestion when posting long messages

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    I apologize if this has already been posted, but maybe a reminder would help.

    Lately, I seem to keep clicking on posts that are really long (which is fine), but when posting those really long message it would really be helpful if people would remember to break up their long posts into manageable paragraphs and to separate the paragraphs with a double space.

    Posting a really long message in ONE ginormous paragraph is hard to read, and lately I've been giving up on some of them because it's too much to follow. Just a thought.
    prmenrs, chare, nursingstudent221, and 17 others like this.
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    I agree!!
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    If I see one huge paragraph or lots of misspelled words, I"m not reading it. One time I did and I got a headache.
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    i have to agree . . . supposedly if folks are posting here, it's because they want someone to read their thoughts. if those long posts are difficult to read, many won't bother, and those who do bother are going to be vaguely irritated. (or more than vaguely.)

    paragraphs, please! (spelling, punctuation would be nice, too.)
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    Oh dear, are people who really like to post long threads (i am one of them), and you don't need to read it, just skip it, if you don't like it, or send a request to moderator to block these postings, because give you headaches , or you just don't like the writer, the language or anything else..... is so easy.... make a list with signatures and send to moderator, is easy....

    But before to do it asses first, we are nurses, or we wish to be, why someone post long threads here.... not because he/she wants to be readed only, but because, he/she loves to write, is a different approach, but is hard to think diffrent isn't it?

    Have a nice evening, and just be good as good as you could be!heartbeat
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    Quote from zuzi
    Oh dear, are people who really like to post long threads (i am one of them), and you don't need to read it, just skip it, if you don't like it, or send a request to moderator to block these postings, because give you headaches , or you just don't like the writer, the language or anything else..... is so easy.... make a list with signatures and send to moderator, is easy....

    But before to do it asses first, we are nurses, or we wish to be, why someone post long threads here.... not because he/she wants to be readed only, but because, he/she loves to write, is a different approach, but is hard to think diffrent isn't it?

    Have a nice evening, and just be good as good as you could be!heartbeat
    You are correct and if I open a thread and its a huge long thread I do skip it. Personally it just smacks of someone that is kind of self absorbed and thinks everyone has the time and inclination to read something as long as my tattered copy of War and Peace. We are all critical thinkers so I'd like to imagine that we can read between the lines if a few million of the most insignificant details are left out.
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    Quote from Jules A
    You are correct and if I open a thread and its a huge long thread I do skip it. Personally it just smacks of someone that is kind of self absorbed and thinks everyone has the time and inclination to read something as long as my tattered copy of War and Peace. We are all critical thinkers so I'd like to imagine that we can read between the lines if a few million of the most insignificant details are left out.
    You are so correct, thinking from your point of view. Thinking in another way .... try to be on author side and walking on his/her shoes, the reality is another one there, than the reality seen by your own eyes, try to see objective.....posting long threads on a public forum, is not at all a problem as soon as is not an offensive one at all, trying to see subjective, now.... yes long threads need to be straighting up, controled, dimensioned, making to look like all others threads....
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    Quote from Jules A
    You are correct and if I open a thread and its a huge long thread I do skip it. Personally it just smacks of someone that is kind of self absorbed and thinks everyone has the time and inclination to read something as long as my tattered copy of War and Peace. We are all critical thinkers so I'd like to imagine that we can read between the lines if a few million of the most insignificant details are left out.
    I'm sorry but I disagree. Some members post long posts because the information is important to what they are trying to convey. I do agree that it should always be broken up into small paragraphs. I also cannot read long posts unless they're broken up. I don't think long post smack of self absorbed people. Sometimes they're people in pain. With that said....if you don't like it you can always just move on.
    zuzi, ~Mi Vida Loca~RN, and LovelyMe like this.
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    I agree with the using paragraphs, I am not someone that gets on people about spelling and grammar and stuff because I am far from an expert and make many of my own mistakes.

    But I find myself many times WANTING to read the persons post, it will look interesting but it just gets to hard to read with no breaks.
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    Generally speaking, I like those long posts that are kind of like a novella. The paragraph breaks just make it so much easier because if I glance away for a sec, I lose track of where I was. I don't even care if the breaks make sense in terms of the subject matter! Always appreciate the "warning:long" included in the thread title, too.

    Sometimes, though it's pretty obvious the poster is in distress and they just typed a stream of consciousness detailing the whole thing. It bothers me when I see like 8 terse replies, and all of them are variations of, "Sorry, I'd love to help- never got past the 10th sentence-buh bye!" :stone Sometimes the OP will return a day or two later, read all that and apologize profusely for not including paragraph breaks, but they were just really upset etc. etc. Then they never come back. I hate it when that happens.
    Ivanna_Nurse likes this.


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