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Originally posted by J0HNSmith
well when some one writes a 10 page post that is total crapola with more than questionable sources and utterly ridiculous premises that by the time you're done reading it and are just appalled at the amount of logic impairment it would take to actually post it never mind waste other peoples time who read it I don't think it's very much of a offense to simply post "thanks for wasting my time."
This makes you special?
Originally posted by OldSeer Oh man I laughed so hard when I got one my false teeth flew out. lol
Then you really haven't been around that long. These have been suggested digital community etiquette rule-of-thumb guidelines since there were digital communities and list serves. By helping to develop threads that are easy to follow, easy to read, and contain a limited amount of me-too-isms, you represent that you respect the reader and the other contributors of the thread.
I have run and been on forums since the old bbs days and this is a new one.
Above is an example of an acceptable one line post.
Originally posted by drunk OldSeer> are you implying that this rule is stupid or useless? its seems that way.
Example of an unacceptable one line post. [Edited on 26-4-2004 by SkepticOverlord]
Originally posted by drinkie wow cool
Originally posted by Valhall
I'm curious now, John. This is the second time you have admitted some type of attention deficit disorder or something. What is your problem with posts that have more than 50 words in them? And why do you feel the need to inform some one who has an opinion other than yours that they "have wasted your time". Whether you realize it or not, 10 words into a post you can stop reading. If you devote significant time (and apparently hardship) to reading a lengthy post, YOU wasted your time...not the writer.
Get over it.
So... let me get this straight... you continued to read a long post you didn't like... then complained it wasted your time? I'm confused.
Originally posted by J0HNSmithYes I gave you a 1 liner because you did waste my time
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
So... let me get this straight... you continued to read a long post you didn't like... then complained it wasted your time?
Amazing. The it wasn't a waste of time, despite what you say. Because it seems there was nothing else for you to do. If you're reading material you dislike in the first place... that sounds like you have time to wate anyway... so reading is hardly a waste of time. Now, if you were watching some mindless "Joe Millionaire 7" reality TV show... yes, that might be a waste of time.
Originally posted by J0HNSmith That about sums it up. It's not like I read the first paragraph and decided I didn't like it but kept reading.
Originally posted by Valhall
You're sure showing a level of incomprehension that's hard to swallow. There is no "point" to the 911 article. It is a review of historical documents. Maybe dealing with real documents is what is throwing you for a loop. There is no "premise" and I have no "point".
Maybe SO will show pity on you and create an Onomatopoeic forum so that you can pick your favorite cartoon character and reduce the load on your wee li'l brain to picking from ZAP, BUZZ, BANG, AND BOINK buttons to fill your li'l bubbles. Monosyllabic communications may be all you can handle.
[Edited on 4-26-2004 by Valhall]
I might disagree. Check your U2U, and keep this out of a thread announcing policy to members. no more
Originally posted by J0HNSmith I didn't do anything to you, there's no need to be hostile. This is the type of reasoning that started this whole thing.