Sometimes you just have a lot to say
Some posts require a long drawn out diatribe in order to express all of the complex issues associated with the topic at hand. These posts while quite
lengthy ensure the reader exactly what the poster is trying to express. If the poster fails to expel onto the reader his exact thoughts on the subject
adequately, a response may be forthcoming from the reader that the poster could have averted if they had explained themselves more thoroughly.
It's not what you say, it's how you say it
Some posts need to be extraordinarily long in order to explain all of the included data that is linked within the post. Some people may not understand
a graph or a external link without a reason why the poster chose that link to back up their argument. Some posts also require external box quotations
from a source site in order to bolster and justify the argument.
Many different issues to get to
Some subjects are actually a conglomeration of several subjects that all have an effect on the outcome. In these subjects its important to clarify all
the different aspects of the subject in the topic at hand.
The Devil is in the Details
In the case of a UFO reporting the more details the better and the more verifiable details make for a better article or reply. If you have the
requisite knowledge that is demanded for such a wordy reply it is a posters duty to enlighten those around them of those details and what exactly was
seen, done, recorded, documented, etc. This insures that a poster is able to give as much information as possible to the reader so that the reader can
formulate a proper reply and opinion of the subject.
To say it plainly
Sometimes it is important to spell out a subject using specific points of reference and make it as simple for everyone to understand the subject being
discussed. In these instances a short reply might leave the reader with too many questions and thus a misunderstanding may occur. Then the poster is
left to rehash all of the information that they have gathered in the first post point by point. This may lead to misstatements and further
To create argument
Sometimes a lengthy post is set to create a definite argument. In these cases the poster knowfully and willingly creates a lengthy post in order to
stir up controversy and thus a lengthy debate can ensue. This isn't always a bad thing. Perhaps the point of starting the argument with a lengthy
post is to discuss all of the issues associated with the topic primer.
To create rebuttal
Adversely a poster may want to rebut an argument made by another poster so they chose to bullet point every aspect of the issue in a single post
instead of drawing out a poster with a minimalist post. They may wish to include all of the finer points into one post and thus make it simpler for
the OP to negate, refute, or accept the second posters argument.
Perhaps a poster may make a lengthy and or wordy post in order to defend a persons credibility or to defend a side of the argument. In these cases it
is very important for the poster to make quite clear their side of the issue in the topic primer and to make sure that all of the points are
adequately discussed. This sometimes cannot be done in a single paragraph or sentence.
To insure Credibility
Perhaps a poster's own credibility is the issue on the line and the poster has to make clear exactly why their credibility must be maintained. In
this instance a lengthy post will show why the poster should be taken at face value instead of being questioned. It is sometimes important to list all
of the relevant details pertaining to the posters reasons for believability in these issues and make the reader understand why the poster's
credibility should be believed.
To destroy Credibility
Adversely it may also be important to rebut and refute testimony with a lengthy post to debunk and destroy credibility of a poster. If a poster is
someone who has made a wild claim with little or no backup data, it may be important to spell out all of the verifiable data that supports the
oppositions side of an argument. In this case a short reply may be inadequate.
A post may be lengthy because it is responding to many different posters at the same time, this sometimes is important if one is responding and
debating many individuals in one thread. A post may be lengthy because the poster has to refute and rebut many different people all in one reply.
People just like to type
Some people like myself just like to type, I like to write things and so a lengthy response is in order to satisfy my craving for the keyboard. In
this instance a long drawn out answer is necessary in order to slate my thirst for the sound of keys being depressed.
Too much Time on ones Hands
Similarly a poster may just have way too much time to waste writing. This can cause a poster to write out an unnessisarily long reply to a post out of
boredom. The poster could have just as easily wrote a short reply to a post but instead chose to write out a lengthy reply as to waste some time. In
this case lengthy replies result and allow the poster to tick off minutes out of their lives that would have been spent futilely otherwise.
To look at their own words
Some posters just like to read their own writing, and thus may write a long winded response in order to re read what they have written. It gives the
poster satisfaction in the accomplishment of making a long drawn out post that in all reality could have been said in a few words.
To kill a thread
Some posters long to be the last poster in a thread. So a lengthy post is sometimes required to adequately beat a dead horse into the ground. This of
course can backfire on a poster (see To create argument
The reason a person may choose to write a lengthy post is, sometimes you just have a lot to say and it's not what you say, it's how you say it. Some
posters have many different issues to get to and The Devil is in the details. To say it plainly, some posters want to create argument, or create
rebuttal, or may defend an argument. They may wish to insure credibility, or to destroy credibility. Some posters may have multiple responses. People
just like to type, and they have too much time on their hands, and like to look at their own words, or some posters may simply want to kill a