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posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 03:25 PM
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Why are there so many 1 line posts at the moment?
Nearly every thread I visit recently is full of them.

I thought there was a restriction, so I tried a 1 line post and saw this



We're sorry, we like to encourage topics that encourage discussion.


Are some people able to bypass it?




posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 03:28 PM
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I think the requirement was removed due to member discontent. I am not really sure.

But I agree, far too many of these things.

~Keeper



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 03:28 PM
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Sometimes that is all it takes.
2nd



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 03:29 PM
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One liners are fine if they add to the discussion. Sometimes, one line can say more than hundreds of useless words.



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 03:34 PM
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reply to post by lightchild
 


Some of us here on ATS have a special "Gold-Platinum Member Code" that we can enter to do all kinds of crazy things, like one-liners, multiple stars and flags, applauses, thread deletions, and much more.

LOL...........



I agree with others who said one sentence posts sometimes say more than five paragraphs. I think the one line rule is more for something like "I agree" or a reply with just a few "
" .



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 03:37 PM
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I would like to refer you to this thread:
AVOIDING ONE LINE POST WARNINGS.

If a one line posts adds to the discussion and is not just some "I agree" comment, than it is fine.


[edit on 6/14/2009 by greeneyedleo]



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 03:37 PM
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Isn't it better to make your point in as few words as possible? Or do you want to spend twice as much time reading what some have to say? Hum?



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 03:52 PM
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I have just noticed loads over the past week, I think they multiply though.

It starts with one

"It says that in the bible"

next poster

"Where in the bible"

etc

and it turns into an chat room, the problem is the first post doesn't have enough information in.

What can we do as normal ( or abnormal
) members to stop this?
We can't use the alert button



This feature is not intended to alert staff to minor issues like 1-liner or off-topic posts



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 03:57 PM
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Yes I know about the "Gold-Platinum Member Code" but I thought they were only for members of the NSA?


My thread is more about the minimum don't add anything one liners.



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 04:49 PM
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I just added an extra line to a one line post. It just took away from the impact of the message that I wanted to convey.... So is there leeway on this or not?



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 04:56 PM
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maybe the irony is lost on me, but havn't you just made a online post



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 05:05 PM
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A good rule of thumb is to read the boards guidelines before posting.

Board Information

And also, the ATS Handbook

Between the two of them anyone should have enough information to be aware of the posting guidelines, and general etiquette.



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 05:08 PM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 05:09 PM
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some people can say what needs to be said in a few lines, others go on
and on. Seems to me "its no biggy" as long as you get your message accross!



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 06:29 PM
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Sometimes All I need to ask Is one simple important question which the OP refuses to answer and in that case only 1 line is needed.

It is not how many lines of wording that is important, but the content within them.


I have found more knowledge in some people's 1 or 2 line posts than some who post 2 pages.....


Sometimes less is more and sometimes only less is needed. Why talk just to talk?



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 06:40 PM
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Originally posted by jkrog08
reply to post by lightchild
 


Some of us here on ATS have a special "Gold-Platinum Member Code" that we can enter to do all kinds of crazy things, like one-liners, multiple stars and flags, applauses, thread deletions, and much more.


You were told never to divulge that information. You knew the consequences now hand over the TV remote!!!


I think having the no one line rule helped with the posts. It kept things interesting although I agree sometimes a single line does say it all.



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 06:47 PM
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Are one liners more like conversation?



posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 08:10 PM
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One-line posts are bad.




This is a one-line post.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 01:49 AM
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reply to post by greeneyedleo


Has everyone forgotten school is out for the summer?



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 01:52 AM
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Originally posted by Majic
One-line posts are bad.
This is a one-line post.


Has anyone noticed how many people make a valid one line intelligent post...

Then fear of the Mods sets in and they add "2nd line"

Now how crazy is that? Do they really think that...

"Great post... flagged
2nd line"

will work?


And its the 'old timers' doing it


[edit on 15-6-2009 by zorgon]



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