posted on May, 20 2009 @ 06:21 PM
Alright, now I didn't want to have to be the one to do this, I figured perhaps a mod would have created a thread about this, but to no avail, so
please bear with me while I try to explain this.
Since we have an influx in new members and the summer months which are bound to be heavy in traffic are fast approaching, I think it's important to
review how we should format our posts and threads.
Needless to say we are a writing community, whatever level of skill you possess to wow your crowd is not important, so long as you can get the message
accross is what counts.
In order to do that properly it is very important that we break up our posts and threads into paragraphs which seperate one idea from another.
There is nothing much frustrating to a ready than to have to go through 6000 characters all clumped into one big sentence that is never ending and
usually does not include any sort of punctuation or pauses for the person reading to catch their breath. People will usually quit half way through
because it is simply too much to deal with and quite frankly it gets boring after a while to read one long incomplete sentence that is very
The above is done on purpose. See how infuriating it can be?
You will receive a much better response from members if things are formated correctly and presented smoothly then what I have written above.
Since giving out one's age on this forum is completely optional, we have no way to gage how old our average member is, then again it doesn't matter.
However, the kids are out of school in the summer and I can take an educated guess and say that most of our new members will be high school kids who
have alot of time on their hands.
We are not only a community of conspiracy theorists but also of writers, philosophers, scientists and mystics. All of these different views and
opinions can be hard to understand and cope with, much more when posts are a series of never ending paragraphs.
I assume this thread will be moved or removed since even I know it's not in the right section. If the staff could echo my concern and perhaps create
a thread that would help educate new members on how to get their message accross effectively, it would be greatly appreciated.
I invite all members to add to this thread anything they deem worthy, which would help our new members learn the ropes of writing.