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posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 02:59 PM
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Well this is odd...I used to always post a quote as part of my reply. First of all,many people DO NOT READ THE OP. After all its human nature to have a topic " drift" And Christ, whats wrong with one liners? Sometimes they can convey so much and are short and sweet. Oh by the way forgive me for asking, but what the hell do you mean by a "Back Scratching Posts"




posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 08:31 PM
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"Back Scratching Posts" examples:

"way to go, bud"

"I wish I would have said that"

'Thanks for posting that"

"S&F for you"

"I don't agree"

"YAY!!!
second line"



posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 06:37 PM
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I don't or at least don't now often as I used to, post an entire quote when responding to one. I KNOW I've not been the most egregious offender. But I understand your concerns. But also if I may make a comment?

One of the reasons social media works is it can create a sense of identification with another person. Few things allow us to that as well, all the more so if you have documentation to back up "why you feel what you do". Social media provides " protection" against those things that come into play when meeting someone face to face. They can be honest and yet also feel protected. Depending on where that goes can be a whole other question.

From your point of view if you have to go through every post to make sure someone doesn't fart to loudly, I can see your problem. But there is great value in identification with the ideas and beliefs of others. Its incredibly reinforcing, and yes it turn into a mutual admiration society. The key is to know when to cut it off.

I could speak in a very sterile diatribe but thats just not me.
edit on 12/3/12 by arbiture because: spelling correction.



posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 06:43 PM
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Really!!!!!!!!!!! for some reason i am so busy posting and adding meaningful information on the threads I post that I completely have missed any --Off topic, one liners and General Back Scratching post--


If this is becoming a problem for ATS then delete the darn post.
They do not bother me.



posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 09:44 PM
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I can see your point.

However, there are different kinds of social media networks. And, unlike others that condone or even expect sort, abbreviated replies, ATS suggests members make every post count...to not only agree or acknowledge what another member says, but to add to the topic being discussed.

Short or direct remarks are better suited to Private Messages.



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 09:46 AM
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I see your point, no problem...



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 10:44 AM
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I have to say though,

For some reason people seem to give more stars to shorter replies and comments. It's like some readers just skip over the more elaborate posts and look for those one liners that explains their opinion in a nutshell. Maybe this is in part why some people leave those one liners, in the hopes of getting a few quick stars?

I personally like to read the longer posts and rarely reward the shorter comments.



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 03:49 PM
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I'm pretty new to forums and I'm not a great writer,so I've posted 1 liners(not that I post much),but I try to stay on topic and to the point.I have no arguements or complaints ,just wondering if I'm out of line.



posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 03:51 PM
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No, not if your one line adds to the discussion.

If I write a story about the news media and have a fact that is wrong, and you point it out, but only use one sentence to do so, that's perfectly ok.

That's you adding to the discussion, not detracting from it.

~Tenth



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 11:57 AM
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Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I will do my best to abide by your forum rules....reminds me of school, but hey someone has to do it, or ATS will be nothing more than the sites I stay away from! I'm glad to be a member of site that prides itself in quality.



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 06:14 PM
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Originally posted by whaaa
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I would much rather read a direct and relevant one liner than some boring post that goes on and on repeating the same thing over and over ad infinitum without really saying anything of relevance, just to hear the poster go over the same trite and hackneyed cliched information that we have heard so many times in so many post over the years and using as little punctuation as possible with no break in the boring rant that they think is so clever and witty when in reality it is just simply boring and going over the same old thing without ever really making a cognizant point about anything other than how some people like to see lots of words on the page and then they think it's clever to put lots of these guys
in their goofy post to emphasize almost nothing; like I just demonstrated.









Yes, I read about half of that and decided to skip the rest. I do post one-liners sometimes because it only takes one to get a point across. Does that make sense? I will, in the future, remember this and try to add a little more content without sounding redundant.
edit on 21-9-2012 by texasgirl because: Add a word





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