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Annoying "One lined response"

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posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 08:17 PM
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i think i deserved it wen i got my point dedeuction i forgot about the rule to not put one lined reponses and i put on a thread "god damn lazy aliens" and left yeh thats wat a real one line response is and i payed the price i got points deducted but heck you live and learn lol




posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 08:35 PM
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Its ironic that you got warned for taking up too little space while I got warned for quoting 5 lines.

It wouldn't bother me but that is less than the completely blank space below everyone's post.

Theyve be better off redesigning the forum so 1 post doesnt take up the whole page and then we wouldn't have to worry about space. Literally over half the space in threads is taken up with blank space for me.



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 08:39 PM
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You guys are funny. Uh Oh, I don't have anything else to say. Maybe I shouldn't post on this thread cause I am out of words already!

Sometimes I just want to make a quick comment and the more I try to force more words the more obvious it becomes that I am not that good at expressing myself.

Like now!!!


Thanks for the smile



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 08:40 PM
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ats would like you to save the "one liners " for the bars. entienda?

snake on a plane!

[edit on 23-8-2006 by elitegamer23]



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 08:55 PM
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The entire "one line post" bit cracks me up, considering that we have a word counter to keep us from making too long a post. I think a little descrtion by the Mods is in order here. If the post is pertinate to the subject and conveys an answer or an idea I see no problem with it. I think the original intent was to prevent things like "me too" answers or some smart mouth insults.

An example of what I mean would be.

Someone asking "What type of aircraft was supposed to have crashed into the Pentagon?" and you respond with "A Boeing 757." shouldn't get you a hassle. If you would have responded "Google it yourself, you moron." that should get you a penalty.



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 08:56 PM
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Originally posted by Flyer
Theyve be better off redesigning the forum so 1 post doesnt take up the whole page and then we wouldn't have to worry about space.


It's not just a space issue.
It's the flow of the discussion issue. You make a short, one-liner:
"Dude, I just used my last WATS vote for you"

That detracts from the discussion. It is like interrupting people when they speak.
Whereas, a legitimate, but short, question, is not a one-liner and add to the topic.

Just like quoting the entire post directly above you is a waste of space and a distraction from the flow of the topic.
Both are warnable an very easy to avoid.

Use common sense and good manners.



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 09:06 PM
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I agree. When a member needs a question answered, there's no reason to bulk it up with nonsense to keep from getting a warning. Likewise, sometimes one word says more than volumes ever could. Sometimes, it's worth twenty points to do it your way.



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 09:19 PM
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Grady I just posted a positive response, short and sweet to your comment.
Got a stern warning for it. So now I'm going to be a bit verbose and flesh out
my response to abide with the "one line Rule"

What are points for if not to use them, even if it is a penality?

Do edits count as another line?

[edit on 23-8-2006 by whaaa]



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 09:25 PM
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If you do the crime, you have to pay the fine.


A stitch in time, saves nine.

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

If you lie down with dogs, you'll get up with fleas.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Get my drift?

[edit on 2006/8/23 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 09:30 PM
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And, Grady, if all those sentences are off topic, well, I've been known to give a one-liner--which is really for any off-topic post or alternately to post this:
Mod Note: One Line Post – Please Review This Link.



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 09:36 PM
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All I am suggesting, is that mods read the one lined post, and if it is on topic and not hindering the topic at all (like my one lined post), then nobody should be deducted. I don't know how that is not fair.



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 09:37 PM
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Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
And, Grady, if all those sentences are off topic, well....


Au contraire, DTOM. The first sentence very germaine to the topic and the following lines complete the thought.

There's more than one way to skin a cat.



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 09:42 PM
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But, that's just it.
Why bog down the discussion with crap when all it does is get the topic off balance.
Would you make all those unnecessary remarks IRL?

I see members trying to be clever and make their statement look like it is NOT a one-liner.
But if the shoe fits...........



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 09:47 PM
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Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
Would you make all those unnecessary remarks IRL?


Well yes, I would, but then I often speak in abstractions. Consequently, most people have no idea what I'm talking about. Sometimes that's a blessing, but more often, it's a curse.

That's the story of my life.



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 09:48 PM
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Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
But, that's just it.
Why bog down the discussion with crap when all it does is get the topic off balance.
Would you make all those unnecessary remarks IRL?

I see members trying to be clever and make their statement look like it is NOT a one-liner.
But if the shoe fits...........


Not all one lined responses are crap though.

Like that above ^. Why do I have to ELABORATE on that one sentence? It is a response, simple. This is what I don't understand. The purpose for this rule is to stop responses like "haha I know". Or "me too". But how is a question portending to the topic a reason to be deducted? Can you explain that to me?



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 09:54 PM
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You need to address specific warns to the mod who issued the warn.
I don't know who it was and cannot speak for that mod.
I suggest a u2u.
If you get no result or prefer, then a compliant which is seen by all staff members.

Posting your frustrations here in BBQ may not be the most efficient way to get the answer you seek.



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 09:58 PM
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Originally posted by WolfofWar
Well the idea is that you shouldnt be posting anything if its as small as one line in size.

Waste of space, and it usually means you dont have much to contribute with that one line.


OK. But I suggest that posts having a non itellectual content that doesn't require any analytical response be sent to the trash bin or to the relevant BTS section.

Some guys want to post questions just for the heck of it and get a few brownie points by doing so.

What do you answer for the question 'Who's going to win Iran or the US?'
The answer is either 'Iran' or 'the US'. A one word answer!

If the question was 'I think the US would win the war due to the following reasons......
Any reasons for thinking otherwise?' So now we have a discussion at hand and no one worders or one line wonders.

And needless to say, there are umpteen threads on the same who's-going-to-win- topic, US/Israel/Iran etc etc. Why another one to add to the agony of venturing on the beaten path again?

Similar threads should be trashed as they contribute nothing which has not been discussed before and are nothing but endless repitions of posts already made.

And then we have a zillion repetitive threads on the 'End of the world' topic. I'm up to my gills seeing this everyday. I really don't know whether this adds to the quality of ATS per se. It's more intellectual bankruptcy as it panders to nothing but sensationalism.






[edit on 23-8-2006 by mikesingh]



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 10:08 PM
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Originally posted by RetinoidReceptor
Not all one lined responses are crap though.

Like that above ^. Why do I have to ELABORATE on that one sentence? It is a response, simple. This is what I don't understand. The purpose for this rule is to stop responses like "haha I know". Or "me too". But how is a question portending to the topic a reason to be deducted? Can you explain that to me?


That's a good point...and in most cases, I wouldn't give a 1-liner warn for that. But I can't speak for all the other moderators here and they might decide differently. Each one of us are different and we're not 'bots', we're people.

The rule is there about short posts and it's up to the discretion of the moderators about how to handle it. Personally, I now check the posting history before I do anything, and even then, I'll see if anyone else has already given a warn for a particular 1-liner. Giving out penalties is not something any of us mods get a 'kick out of'.

IMO, there's nothing worse than a thread full of 1-liners...hardly even worth reading. Can anyone truly say they enjoy reading 100 pages of a thread which starts out with 'Last to Post Wins'? bo-o-o-oring...



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 10:10 PM
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This is a quote from Simon's post on the matter of one-liners.


Originally posted by SimonGray
We've seen a recent rash of new one-line responses to posts that add nothing to the flow of discussion.

One Line or less Responses or "me too" atta-boy comments contribute nothing to the discussion. These include rows of smilies, "you're wrong", or other similar short responses. [emphasis mine]

www.abovetopsecret.com...



The conservative interpretation of this ruling would hold that any one line response is warnable, however, a more liberal interpretation would take note not so much of the actual length of the post, but whether or not the post adds to the flow of discussion.

Simon goes further to clarify the kinds of one line posts that add nothing to the flow of discussion, which he calls "'metoo' atta-boy comments" that include "rows of smilies, 'you're wrong', or other similar short responses."

Clearly, Simon was addressing a matter of quality more than a matter of quantity.


[edit on 2006/8/23 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 10:19 PM
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Originally posted by elitegamer23
ats would like you to save the "one liners " for the bars. entienda?

snake on a plane!



i jsut want to point out the reason i wrote snake on a plane was because i didnt want to curse. it was my way of saying crap.

the reason i put this on my post is because i just got busted for a one liner, and i decided to quickly correct another one liner before i was busted again. it would have sucked getting another 20 points deducted for a one liner , esp on this thread.

[edit on 23-8-2006 by elitegamer23]



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