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Can we eliminate the '2nd line' nonsense?

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posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 03:15 PM
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One line posts are very unfavorable on ATS for obvious reasons. However, adding the words "2nd line" hardly qualifies as meaningful commentary -- which is what the "no one line posts" issue was supposed to address.

I'm certain that the moderators on this site can tell the difference between a one line post that serves no real purpose in contributing to the thread, such as: "WOW...cool....thumbs up" versus a one line post that actually has content and adds to the discussion. Sometimes, although rare, this does happen.

Nevertheless, and perhaps I'm the only one that feels this way, constantly reading one-liners which contribute nothing, and then go on to take up more space by adding "2nd line" is defeating the entire purpose.

Of course, if the majority of members and/or the moderators think that adding "2nd line" to a post fulfills the posting requirements on ATS then I will not say another word about it.

Any ruling on this?
Thanks!




posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 03:21 PM
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Moderators know about this, and when they see it they add a mod note to the persons post.

Mod note: adding "2nd line" doesn't make it any less of a one liner!

or something similar.



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 03:23 PM
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When I see a member add the second line, line, in my eye they have just earned them selves a one line post warn for being a smart-ass.

So beware



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 03:24 PM
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Mod Note: One Line Post – Please Review This Link.


One Line or less Responses or "me too" atta-boy comments contribute nothing to the discussion. These include rows of smilies, "you're wrong", or other similar short responses.

Each mod has the ability to apply nominal points warnings (20 points) for both of these minor board infractions. Please help us maintain the best discussion board possible by considering your responses in both content and length.

Unfortunately, those of you who have fallen into these habits, may get a few warnings in your U2U In Box. These warnings are not full Staff Warnings, but provide you with a link to your one-line post.

Please help keep ATS quality at its highest.



Adding "2nd line" doesn't count.



[edit on 14-10-2009 by elevatedone]



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 03:27 PM
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Thank you for your responses. i knew that it had been addressed, and it disappeared for awhile, but seems to be back in full force lately.

I appreciate your comments. Thanks again.



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 03:28 PM
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Originally posted by elevatedone



Adding "2nd line" doesn't count.



[edit on 14-10-2009 by elevatedone]


My line counter must be broken.
Sometimes, like above, a one line post is about all that is needed....other times, I think it's pretty frustrating.

Does quoting a bunch of text count as a line?



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 03:29 PM
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reply to post by KSPigpen
 


One sentance that actually adds to the discussion is fine.



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 03:30 PM
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reply to post by elevatedone
 


See what I did there? One line that added to the discussion.



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 03:30 PM
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reply to post by elevatedone
 


I agree, you did well.



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 03:30 PM
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Originally posted by KSPigpen

Originally posted by elevatedone


Originally posted by elevatedone
Mod Note: One Line Post – Please Review This Link.


One Line or less Responses or "me too" atta-boy comments contribute nothing to the discussion. These include rows of smilies, "you're wrong", or other similar short responses.

Each mod has the ability to apply nominal points warnings (20 points) for both of these minor board infractions. Please help us maintain the best discussion board possible by considering your responses in both content and length.

Unfortunately, those of you who have fallen into these habits, may get a few warnings in your U2U In Box. These warnings are not full Staff Warnings, but provide you with a link to your one-line post.

Please help keep ATS quality at its highest.



Adding "2nd line" doesn't count.



[edit on 14-10-2009 by elevatedone]


My line counter must be broken.
Sometimes, like above, a one line post is about all that is needed....other times, I think it's pretty frustrating.

Does quoting a bunch of text count as a line?


No.






Mod Edit - Mod Note: One Line Post – Please Review This Link.


[edit on 14-10-2009 by elevatedone]



[edit on 14-10-2009 by alien]



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 03:31 PM
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reply to post by elevatedone
 


That last post was a one line post and will be warned.



Mod Edit - Mod Note: One Line Post – Please Review This Link.

[edit on 14-10-2009 by Crakeur]



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 03:32 PM
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I am curious as to what the Mods think about one liners that are on-topic and relevant, and add something to the conversation. Are they considered a penalty?



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 03:36 PM
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I'd strongly suggest reading the complete thread to find out!



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 03:38 PM
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Originally posted by EnlightenUp
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I'd strongly suggest reading the complete thread to find out!


If you look at the time of the posts, I wrote that at the same time that elevatedone was answering it.

I think your post is off topic and one line though, so......



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 03:38 PM
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reply to post by captaintyinknots
 


No.


Mod Edit- Mod Note: One Line Post – Please Review This Link.



[edit on 14-10-2009 by elevatedone]



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 03:40 PM
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reply to post by yeahright
 


Thanks-very good to know!

Crap, now this is going to be deleted...



Mod Edit - Mod Note: One Line Post – Please Review This Link.


[edit on 14-10-2009 by elevatedone]



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 03:46 PM
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Can we eliminate stupid threads about insignificant things???

No offense but why do you let it bother you so much?? Get over it! Let the mods handle it!



Mod Edit -

2) Behavior: You will not behave in an abusive, hateful, intolerant, bigoted and/or racist manner, and will not harass, threaten, nor attack anyone.


Mod Note: Terms & Conditions Of Use – Please Review This Link.


Mod Note: General ATS Discussion Etiquette – Please Review This Link.



[edit on 14-10-2009 by elevatedone]



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 03:46 PM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 03:49 PM
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Never been warned for a 1-liner, if the point was relevant.



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 03:51 PM
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rediculous MY post is removed. of a goldfish see his reflection as saying:
ooh look another goldfish, then a clock, then the goldfish saying it again.

MY post, had to be romoved??



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