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Why the obsession with one line posts?

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posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 04:43 PM
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Originally posted by Retseh
So now we have numerous members who make relevant and informative one line posts, but add extra lines just to avoid getting a warning, we've all seen them:

"Extra line added to make this a 2 line post" etc etc

Some of the most famous quotes in history occupy just one line, some of the best responses I have seen are just one line.

So can we apply some kind of common sense here, and start assessing the actual quality of the response, instead of its length?


Don't care. You've only got to get past a computative thing so you pad out a sentence. I've only been done for it once. It's barely an issue. Must say, to pad this out a bit, that when I was done for a one liner, I noticed that the previous line had been shorter. It's one of those where horror * succintness = moderators alerted.




posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 04:46 PM
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An old english teacher of mine remarked on a rather longwinded essay of a classmate of mine, saying that a good telegraph was infinitely better than a bad letter. Brevity is at the heart of clarity, otherwise one is just indulging in intellectual flatulence.

Personally, i am far more interested in the point i make, than the points i get for making it.




posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 06:07 PM
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Originally posted by feoil
An old english teacher of mine remarked on a rather longwinded essay of a classmate of mine, saying that a good telegraph was infinitely better than a bad letter. Brevity is at the heart of clarity, otherwise one is just indulging in intellectual flatulence.

Personally, i am far more interested in the point i make, than the points i get for making it.



Yeah, but the points you get define the effectiveness of your argument. It is great being truthful to the blind. Let them see your brilliant argument. You could of course disuss it with Socialists at discourse and not allow the people understanding for recourse, but that of course is your choice.



posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 06:22 PM
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Many of my posts are one line, and I've never received a warning.









blah blah blah blah blah
Not a 1 liner anymore!



posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 06:23 PM
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I am not so much caught up with the one line posts as I am the idea of people with greater intelligence taking the oppotunity to belittle someone elses comments without informing them of the right information. As for the one line post topic if you want relevant a relevant veiw just check out the first posts on this thread

www.abovetopsecret.com...

There are some pretty useless comments in here about nothing and it really highlights why this action was taken



posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 06:24 PM
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I agree, it's anal.

I think there is value in being concise.

We have enough windbags in real life and if it only takes one line to say something that should be enough.



posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 06:25 PM
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Originally posted by Blogstalker
I do understand the basic premise of not wanting one line posts, how they can disrupt the flow of the conversation but I do agree that sometimes one well written line can be very relevant.

I find some of the long posts more disruptive and don't end up reading the whole thing. They can get redundant and a bit boring.

I do agree however that posts of just smilies is very annoying.


Yea I have a problem getting through the long post, even in real life I don't have a lot to say.

Short and Sweet and to the point,

[edit on 063131p://bFriday2008 by Stormdancer777]



posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 06:28 PM
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Originally posted by mullet35
I am not so much caught up with the one line posts as I am the idea of people with greater intelligence taking the oppotunity to belittle someone elses comments without informing them of the right information. As for the one line post topic if you want relevant a relevant veiw just check out the first posts on this thread

www.abovetopsecret.com...

There are some pretty useless comments in here about nothing and it really highlights why this action was taken


You have to get some hit with reality. The thread you 'mention' is so poor that the first three replies were completely derisory. I didn't reach much further, your point was made. You have to realise that complete shiite is neither respected as biblical nor rational.



posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 09:24 PM
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Originally posted by mullet35
There are some pretty useless comments in here about nothing and it really highlights why this action was taken


KEWL thread
I just added some value to it..

Moondust smells like gunpowder... direct from NASA


Been waiting to use that one THANKS




www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 11:33 PM
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I just wanted to throw in - I am guilty not only of that but essentially one line/link threads - because of certain vigilant and helpful people here on ATS, I am being weened and I realize it's not quantity - but quality - I am not a poster on any other board and it was new for me so a slap here and there never hurts.

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