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Making Long Posts Readable

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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 08:40 AM
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I've noticed that large blocks of text are a major deterrent for the reader to finish the entire post.

As an example.


Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis autem vel eum iriure dolor in hendrerit in vulputate velit esse molestie consequat, vel illum dolore eu feugiat nulla facilisis at vero eros et accumsan et iusto odio dignissim qui blandit praesent luptatum zzril delenit augue duis dolore te feugait nulla facilisi. Nam liber tempor cum soluta nobis eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet doming id quod mazim placerat facer possim assum. Typi non habent claritatem insitam; est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum claritatem. Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores legere me lius quod ii legunt saepius. Claritas est etiam processus dynamicus, qui sequitur mutationem consuetudium lectorum. Mirum est notare quam littera gothica, quam nunc putamus parum claram, anteposuerit litterarum formas humanitatis per seacula quarta decima et quinta decima. Eodem modo typi, qui nunc nobis videntur parum clari, fiant sollemnes in futurum.


A good rule of thumb, just to make your post easier to read for everyone after every 4-5 lines if you add a line, it will encourage more people to finish reading your post.

As an example.


Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.

Duis autem vel eum iriure dolor in hendrerit in vulputate velit esse molestie consequat, vel illum dolore eu feugiat nulla facilisis at vero eros et accumsan et iusto odio dignissim qui blandit praesent luptatum zzril delenit augue duis dolore te feugait nulla facilisi. Nam liber tempor cum soluta nobis eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet doming id quod mazim placerat facer possim assum.

Typi non habent claritatem insitam; est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum claritatem. Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores legere me lius quod ii legunt saepius. Claritas est etiam processus dynamicus, qui sequitur mutationem consuetudium lectorum.

Mirum est notare quam littera gothica, quam nunc putamus parum claram, anteposuerit litterarum formas humanitatis per seacula quarta decima et quinta decima. Eodem modo typi, qui nunc nobis videntur parum clari, fiant sollemnes in futurum.



I hope new and old members alike can benefit from simple tactics like this to ensure people get the most out of their contributions.

Thank you.




posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 02:35 PM
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Excellent advice and most relevant for a verbose cuss like me.

Of course, this would require me to post more than one line so I might demonstrate my willingness to abide by your words of wisdom. Having done so, I find myself oddly, out of things to say.... go figure!



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:12 PM
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God this should be common sense if your considering a large post.
S&F for this one!



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:16 PM
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Another piece of advice; make your posts in ENGLISH, not latin.

Most people here are english speaking and we won't read your whole post if it it written in latin, no matter how many breaks you put in the text.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 06:04 PM
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I think this would be a great start to a "Posting Tips" page, which should be required reading for all new members. Maybe someone should compile such a list, which would be automatically sent to newly registered members, via U2U.

I often send U2Us to newer members, who post like this, recommending they use paragraphs. Like you, I find myself clicking on an interestingly titled thread, only to quickly navigate away once I see huge, unbroken lines of text.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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The software is archaic. The original
quote usually has breaks.
I believe it is a conspiracy to keep people
from quoting long passages.




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