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People are obsessed with one-liners!

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posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 08:23 PM
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I know it is policy to not have a one-line post on this site.. but I have never gotten a warning for it. I have had dozens of one-liners, and never got a warning or a deletion for one of them. If you actually say something and the post is only one sentence.. then it is fine!!!

Why am I seeing members here (who have been here for years) writing another line that says 'not a one-liner'???

Does that make any sense?




posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 08:26 PM
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Yes.



posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 08:27 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
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Yes.


see.. that IS a one-liner. If you said, 'hikix, i agree with you' .. then you are actually saying SOMETHING!



posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 08:33 PM
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This is BTS....one liners aren't a big deal around here.

Second line.....



posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 08:37 PM
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I just thought it's what all the cool people did.

I'm hip.



posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 08:41 PM
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I think the policy is to keep the thread sizes down a bit.

I would say do you agree??



posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 08:42 PM
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You say: Hell No!!!!!!



posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 08:43 PM
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And can you see why my wrists should (and would) be slapped in any other thread?



one liners are not always big and cleaver...



posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 08:45 PM
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It also cuts down on the "Me too." posts. From what I've been to understand while technically there is a "No one line post" rule as long as your line contributes in a meaningful way to the thread most people don't need to worry. Note that of course Mod decision makes the determination of whether or not to allow it.



posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 09:03 PM
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Wait. What?




posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 09:51 PM
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Even though this is BTS, one liners shouldn't be posted. Staff is a little easier though because this is BTS.

Keep that in mind.



posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 09:56 PM
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I've only ever written "not a one-liner" or "second line" when my post gets refused because "ATS likes to encourage posts with content"


Unfortunately, the computer doesn't seem to know the difference between a "meaningful" one-liner and a "useless" one-liner.

I have learned a few other tricks though to avoid the "not a one-liner" line: use a smiley on another line instead, add a few empty lines before the one line post, or (most radical solution!) say something more



posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 10:04 PM
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The penalty isn't for one line and adding the phrase "This is not a one-liner" will almost double your odds of getting a warning since you're acknowledging that your post alone isn't worth much. The warning should really be called "minimal response warning". The U2U you receive will include the following text.



We want to encourage meaningful responses to threads, and discourage simplistic posts. It can become discouraging for new members or guests to wade through too many short responses, just to get to content that continues the flow of thought. Please review this post, Warnings for one-line or short responses from our site owner, Simon Gray.



posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 10:12 PM
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Originally posted by dbates
The penalty isn't for one line and adding the phrase "This is not a one-liner" will almost double your odds of getting a warning since you're acknowledging that your post alone isn't worth much.


I really disagree with this. In my experience, adding "this is not a one-liner" has always meant that I tried to post something, it was refused for being a one-liner, and I thought it was worthwhile enough to repost it with the second line to get it past the automatic screening process.

That said, I think it's usually pretty obvious to a human being what is and what isn't a meaningful contribution to a thread.



posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 10:15 PM
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I agree. I've had the same thing happen.

Sometimes, a well crafted one liner says more than a long, drawn out post.



posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 10:57 PM
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Cool video, looks real.

Rush


Edit to add: Oh wait, that's my ATS one liner.

My BTS one liner is "I'll have another hypnotiq please."


[edit on 8-2-2009 by hsur2112]



posted on Feb, 9 2009 @ 06:35 AM
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I made my self smile the other day when I added the line 'By the power vested within my keyboard I herby give unto you a second line'

Well you gotta mix it up a little.. Think it was somewhere on BTS.

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posted on Feb, 9 2009 @ 06:45 AM
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I will on occasion quote the part of the post I'm agreeing with, or hit the reply to button. That makes my post appear as not one line and the computer doesn't reject it. cheating perhaps, but meh.



posted on Feb, 9 2009 @ 07:13 AM
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I actually know a one-liner thats obsessed with people, OP quite the reverse.
I said, "not a one-liner", to which it replied, "yes I am". The nerve!
A two liner and openly denying it. "yes, I stand by it" the line quiped, in a third!
No more I said. Not a one liner I said." I am too it said, count my words".




posted on Feb, 9 2009 @ 09:07 AM
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Well I try not to post a one liner. I usually try to say as much as I can about something, but not too much. It happens a lot that my post is a one liner, but I don't mean to...its just I don't have too much to say but I feel that it is important to the conversation.



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