Suggestion when posting long messages

  1. 20 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.
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  4. Visit  RedhairedNurse profile page
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    I agree!!
  5. Visit  tokidoki7 profile page
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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.
  6. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
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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.)
  7. Visit  zuzi profile page
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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
  8. Visit  Jules A profile page
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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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  9. Visit  zuzi profile page
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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....
  10. Visit  IlovenursingRN profile page
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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.
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  11. Visit  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN profile page
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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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  12. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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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.
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  13. Visit  rngolfer53 profile page
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    Quote from IlovenursingRN
    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.
    I don't think the length of the post, per se is the OP's problem.

    What does seem logical is if one wants others to read and comment on their posts, it makes sense to respect the reader.

    How?

    A good start is at least a swipe at proper punctuation, capitalization and organization. No one--well, at least not many --expect perfection, but looking at a long block of unbroken text is not an incentive to read. If one also has to decipher when one sentence ends and another begins, etc. the incentive to move on is often overwhelming.

    As mentioned, presumably the poster wants comments or at least a sympathetic ear (eye?). Why not do the little things that encourage more responses?
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  14. Visit  DogWmn profile page
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    :yeahthat:

    I'm one who gives up on those long un-punctuated ramblings.
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  15. Visit  zuzi profile page
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    Hey is a so long debate, for a soo little think. Someone make a sugestion.

    People who write long threads could used or not, people who read long threads could read it or not, respond or not.....we can also neither to suppose that the writer want a response or not..... just let people to be....we can't make ALL people like us or to impose our norms in editing the text.


    In this life we can't control everythink, even we want, looool.

    Let's people to be, is enough that they are here and we are toghter and accept the difference or pass by.
    (You see I use paragraphs....lol)


    I don't want to see all the same, but I am eager to see intersting characters, good bad, life is variaty not uniformity the important is harmony in variaty.


    Don't read, express your self in another way, discover your self, how you really are and just be.

    I love to write, if I don't do it here, probably I will do it in another part, forum blog, with my bad english. Was just by chance to be here!

    I talk about me, because in real life I don't do it.....is how I am, with my thousand songs and thousand thoughts of what is good and what is wrong in nursing field, with my virtual friends and people who hate me deadly.......you know how is to live beetwen them in real world? You don't want to know......

    Is how other people are.... accept it! You can't change them, they don't want to be changed!

    They want to be like that, write like that...or not

    But if you know how to adress the issue, probably you will have a positive feedback, or not....But for what reason?????

    To satisfy yourself?

    I will give an exemple....I have a gurl friend a VERY TRASHY one, I hate her style, I am ashamed with her, I tried to changed her, because I care about her, till one day......when I realized that...is HOW SHE IS...... accepting her or passing by...is easy.....


    Going out from the box try to think in another way, before to classify.


    “Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.” Martina Navratilova


    We are different starting with our born.


    Ok is a long post, don't read it! LOOL (Has paragraphs and punctuation, looool, to satisfy the egos.)
    Last edit by zuzi on Dec 5, '09


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