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The One Liner Thing

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posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 11:28 AM
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Its a completey stupid rule because everyone just does this:

Second line.




posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 03:56 PM
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And if they do, they can be penalized. Adding a second line that doesn't add to the content of the post doesn't circumvent the one-line rule. Making your one line actually contribute to the thread does.

Personally, I enjoy many of the more creative "second line" remarks, as long as the first line was worth reading to begin with.

I'm really not sure how useful the automatic rejection of one-line posts is, because I think most people do just add a second line to get their post up anyway. And we still see way too many posts that don't contibute to the conversation in any way but to say "great post" (star it then, don't clutter up the board. If it's really fantastic, u2u the author, they'll probably appreciate that more) or "you're stupid" (then explain why the post -- not the author, thanks -- is stupid).



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 04:36 PM
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That is one of the reasons why I spell everything
out and make shorter sentences.Just like this one!



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 05:18 PM
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Originally posted by MrSmith
Its a completey stupid rule because everyone just does this:

Second line.


really??



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 05:32 PM
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Why you should read every post in a thread before replying:


Originally posted by ConspiracyNut23
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If someone asks, "What year was John McCain born?" and you answer: "1845", you will not get a one-line post warning.


That would make him 165.

Classic post from a typo!




posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 08:57 PM
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Originally posted by Grumble
Retarded.


Pics or it didn't happen.



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 05:53 AM
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No typo. Just a joke. Albeit, not a very good one.


And for the record, that would make him 164.




[edit on 24/7/10 by ConspiracyNut23]



posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 12:16 PM
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I don't think I have ever posted just one line for any post in a long time. I guess it depends on what you want to say or drag words along to make it all stick like glue. Does the three word story thread count though?



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 12:45 PM
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Yes...perhaps you are.

www.dictionary.com
re·tard   –verb (used with object)

1. to make slow; delay the development or progress of (an action, process, etc.); hinder or impede.
–verb (used without object)
2. to be delayed.
–noun
3. a slowing down, diminution, or hindrance, as in a machine.
4. Slang: Disparaging .
a. a mentally retarded person.
b. a person who is stupid, obtuse, or ineffective in some way: a hopeless social retard.
5. Automotive, Machinery . an adjustment made in the setting of the distributor of an internal-combustion engine so that the spark for ignition in each cylinder is generated later in the cycle.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Origin:
1480–90; < L retardāre to delay, protract, equiv. to re- re- + tardāre to loiter, be slow, deriv. of tardus slow; see tardy

—Related forms
re·tard·ing·ly, adverb


—Synonyms
1. obstruct, check.


—Antonyms
1. accelerate.




[edit on 06-10-2010 by mysterioustranger]




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