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2nd line rule

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posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 11:44 PM
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Why even bother with a second line rule if people are just going to?

2nd line

or

...........2nd..................

or


I think a second line goes here

or

Look mom, no hands....

The 2nd line rule has become a joke or an opportunity for personally perceived cleverness.
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posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 12:32 AM
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I think a bit of clarification on this is in order.

We have the second line rule as a general rule to discourage all members from making minimal posts which do not add anything to the ongoing discussion. However, sometimes there are exceptions where a single line can both contribute a large part to the thread, as well as make a valid point, all while being concise. So yes, sometimes a single line post is acceptable.

However, adding statements such as those you outlined contribute nothing to the topic, so we don't recommend adding them in.

I hope this makes things a bit clearer. I'm trying to be as concise as I can be.

TheBorg
Forum Member and Moderator



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 01:09 AM
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What if I simply want to ask a question of the op? Permissable?

2nd line.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 01:11 AM
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It's to encourage further content and from my understanding not a punishable offence, more a nudge in the ribs to continue your rant further and elaborate on certain subjects.

In some cases one liners work, but in most they don't.

3rd line.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 01:14 AM
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There seems to be a lack of consistency. Depending on the MOD, you might slide with a one liner OR you may get a warning and point deduction.

I always just toss out my one liners and if I get a point penalty, it's just the risk you take for brevity.

I much prefer a post that can get to the point in an articulate manner with as few words as possible, rather than some rambling discourse, wordy just for the sake of sounding academic. Wordiness filled with dangling modifiers, filled with idioms, redundancy and expletives. Pray tell who wants to read something full of sentences that hide the meaning of thought in unnecessary verbiage, redundancies, and inflated language. Well I can tell you one thing... that nobody in their right mind would stand for anything that even comes near to what I just described.

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posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 02:10 AM
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i think a solid one liner can change the course a thread may take



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 02:32 AM
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See also the recent staff reminder on the same topic.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 09:34 AM
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Close this one down then!

2nd line



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 01:40 PM
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I was going to make a post about this issue, good thing you already have, as this pops out from time to time,

I also feel that a one liner can be as concise as a full blown post, but most of the time this is not the case, I´v seen a growing trend, and older members wont let me lie, that many new members coming from the facebook background believe they are still on that service, and simply post a "comment" not a "ATS post".

This to me is the main cause for one liners, there should be reminders on top of the users that have linked accounts that ATS works a bit different , even if both services utilize the interwebs as its main conduit.

Please remember, no one liners please!, and if its really really needed make them count!



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 01:57 PM
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The intention of the "one line" rule is to avoid "Me Too!", "Heck Yeah!, "No way!", etc... posts that add nothing to the discussion.

The intent is NOT to discourage a post that is meaningful or germane to the topic simply because it is brief.

Common sense should rule the day here, if you're actually adding to the discussion don't worry about how many lines you write. If all you want to do is agree then use a star.


And please, STOP with the ridiculous "2nd line" underneath.


Springer...



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 03:06 PM
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Haha.. ok no more 2nd.
Hey, we were just being respectful.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 03:10 PM
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Sometimes I want to comment on something and it only requires 1 line. Like now, so what do I do???



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 03:11 PM
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reply to post by Ophiuchus 13
 


In that case, you are golden.
secoooooooooooooooond
twoooociferrrrr



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 03:35 PM
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Let's at least get "N line" in the right place.

"
It's to encourage further content and from my understanding not a punishable offence, more a nudge in the ribs to continue your rant further and elaborate on certain subjects.

In some cases one liners work, but in most they don't.

3rd line.
"
That is 6 lines


Sorry your post is just a good example
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posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 03:46 PM
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reply to post by Ophiuchus 13
 


DId you READ what I wrote?


S...



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 04:26 PM
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First line

How about you just do it this way?



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 06:07 PM
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I much prefer a post that can get to the point in an articulate manner with as few words as possible, rather than some rambling discourse, wordy just for the sake of sounding academic.


I could not have said this better in 4 lines and I agree whole heartedly as I suspect many others do also!



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 06:20 PM
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I strongly disagree with the second line rule. Im sure im not the only one, either.
"second line"



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 06:24 PM
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Ive got nothing else to add

but I can not star any of you

I don't think it deserves a flag

4rth line..



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 09:35 PM
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Originally posted by thecinic


I don't think it deserves a flag



Thanks for the support!


Just a note though...
It's entirely possible to be as stupid, banal, boring and misinformed with 10 lines as it is 1.
The old adage...
If you can't impress em with facts...
Baffle em with BS.

Seems to be SOP with way to many. I won't name any names. You know who you are!




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