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The More than One line POst Restriction is Nuts to me

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posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 02:18 AM
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I believe there are more like me to think that the restriction of writing more than one line is wrong.

For the following reasons :

- We have many people just write "2nd Line...."

- ONE line as for a reply is many times not only enough but necessary

some good one liners for which you will loose ATS points :

Every man dies; not every man really lives
Everyone hears what you say
Beauty is only skin deep...but ugly goes all the way to the bone!
Be careful of your thoughts, they may become words at any moment
Falling Doesn’t Make You a Failure, Staying Down Does
Forget yourself when with others and others will not forget you
Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me
Fools look to tomorrow, wise men use tonight.

Good Day




posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 02:27 AM
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Originally posted by heineken
I believe there are more like me to think that the restriction of writing more than one line is wrong.

For the following reasons :

- We have many people just write "2nd Line...."

- ONE line as for a reply is many times not only enough but necessary


Many people do misinterpet the rule. A one liner that contributes to and progresses a discussion is absolutely fine. The spirit of the one line rule is in fact to prevent posts that essentially state, "I agree!" or, "I disagree!" type of expressions.



some good one liners for which you will loose ATS points :

Every man dies; not every man really lives
Everyone hears what you say
Beauty is only skin deep...but ugly goes all the way to the bone!
Be careful of your thoughts, they may become words at any moment
Falling Doesn’t Make You a Failure, Staying Down Does
Forget yourself when with others and others will not forget you
Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me
Fools look to tomorrow, wise men use tonight.


Yes, but would they be contextual to the topic and subsequent discussion?



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 02:31 AM
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"Water and words: Easy to pour, impossible to recover."
-Chinese proverb
[Third line]



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 02:31 AM
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"Double posts: Easy to make, embarassing as ****"
-Silent thunder proverb
[Third line]

[edit on 6/3/10 by silent thunder]



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 02:34 AM
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posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 02:35 AM
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reply to post by heineken
 


Anybody who can't think of two sentences to add to the discussion isn't really adding to the discussion are they?

Then again, as Shakespeare said, "brevity is the soul of wit"



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 02:40 AM
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as already said, for me...

1 line can be enough, its not how much Bla Bla Bla you put but what the Bla Bla Bla consists of



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 02:42 AM
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IMO ...

Instead of restricting the member to post more than 1 line , in which many cases they just write 2nd Line, you can add Thumbs Down next to the stars...and user can have the more than 6 Thumbs down not shown...YOUTUBE Style



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 02:55 AM
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From the King of the 1-liner Henny Youngman:

My doctor grabbed me by the wallet and said, "Cough!"

A man goes to a psychiatrist. "Nobody listens to me!" The doctor says, "Next!"

"Doctor, I have a ringing in my ears." "Don't answer!"

A drunk was in front of a judge. The judge say,s "You've been brought here for drinking." The drunk says, "Okay, let's get started."

Farrah's dressing room was next to mine. There was a little hole in the wall. I let her look.

The hotel I'm in has a lovely closet. A nail.

There was a girl knocking on my hotel room door all night! Finally, I let her out.

You have the Midas touch, everything you touch turns to a muffler.

If you had your life to live over again, do it overseas.

She's been married so many times she has rice marks on her face.

The more I think of you, the less I think of you.

She must have Egyptian blood. Every time I try to kiss her she says, "Tut, Tut!"

My brother was a lifeguard in a car wash.

Take my wife, please!

I've been married for 49 years. Where have I failed?

All my wife does is shop - once she was sick for a week, and three stores went under.

Enjoy



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 03:02 AM
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I agree, sometimes in a discussion two lines are unnecessary.

2nd line.



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 03:03 AM
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awesome collection


you deserve a present....after i saw your avatar here we go..hope you enjoy




posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 03:12 AM
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I follow the rule because it's part of the T&C that I agreed to when I became a member of ATS.

If you can't put together a couple sentences to respond to a thread you might want to go over to Digg, Reddit, 4/Chan, or Fark.

Don't bitch just because this site holds members to a higher standard. We expect people to have a well thought out and topical reply when they post something.

I really don't want to go through a page full of:

Right on.

So cool.

I agree.

Perfect.

And then the member adds the BS line.
[Second Line]

Don't waste my time with that.

Post something relevant or go to some crappy kids board and post all the one liners you want. Even better, go hang in chat and a single word is acceptable as a reply.

ATS has something for everyone.



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 03:16 AM
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If ever the one liner rule was overturned I'd really hope that we could at least have the ability then to turn off avatars. Some are huge and long and the site would take forever to read if it was just one line per poster per page. It would be ridiculous.



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 03:17 AM
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I follow the rule because it's part of the T&C


enough said



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 03:25 AM
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It could be worse though I remember when they added a script for a minimum response in characters and it was demanding me to write basicly a novel to reply to anything. I suppose it's in place to stop the "NO don't be stupid!" responses that even I'm tempted to write on some threads.

Not a big problem though in my opinion, just think a bit before responding then a few sentences isn't that hard to pull off if you feel the topics worth a response at all.



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 03:26 AM
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Huh.

I always thought the second line thing was a reference to the second line in the Jewish concentration camps. As in, first line works second line goes to the gas chambers, as in "I don't like this thread so 2nd line with it".

That's me, looking for depth in puddles.


Oh yea, and there should be a larger requirement of post lines, it just makes quality posters.



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 03:31 AM
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teams are forming up as i can see...

soon will be having the ATS World Cup

Phase A MAtches :

Pro Israel vs Pro Palestine
UFO Believers vs Skeptics UTD
1 Liners vs 2 Liners
Pro Obama vs Revolution FC
N Korea vs S Korea



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 03:38 AM
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reply to post by heineken
 


Heineken.....



the restriction of writing more than one line is wrong.


I disagree



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 03:40 AM
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reply to post by heineken
 


That is one of the reasons why I don't use
contractions as often as I used to.I also
started writing shorter sentences.



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 03:45 AM
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DIM rEply as string

rEply = "Dont you think you are mixing 1 line with 1 word reply?"


for x=0 to 1000000

print rEply

next x




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