I keep seeing a lot of this, and I think it's only because folks don't really understand the rule about one-liners. So, thought I'd help clarify...
FIRST, Typing "2nd Line" in no way exempts you from getting a one-liner warning.
SECOND, In the Off-Topic forums (i.e. former BTS forums), a 2nd line is not needed.
THIRD, If you do make a one-line post, and it contributes to the thread in a meaningful way, then a mod will NOT one-line you.
I think it helps to understand the reason behind the one-liner, and then members will know it when they see it.
Here are a couple of examples.
An actionable one-liner (in a forum that isn't an Off-Topic one)...
Yeah, great idea!
or I agree!
In this case, the poster should have said WHY it was a great idea, or WHY they agree.
The "second line" does not remedy that.
A non-actionable one-liner....
Actually, that's a proven hoax, check here: www.website.com
In this case, it's only one line, but you've contributed to the thread by providing valuable information, etc.
Granted, these are just examples, but the real importance is that if a post adds data and value to a thread, even if one-line, it isn't violating the
spirit of the rule. In addition, just because there is "technically" a second line with adding "Second Line", it still violates the spirit of the
I hope this helps clarify the rule a bit. Thanks for reading.
edit on 9-12-2010 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)