View Poll Results: Do you fully read, skim or skip lengthy posts?

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Thread: Do you skip over or skim through long posts?

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    Re: Do you skip over or skim through long posts?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    Depends, if it is someone like Elena, then I don't even bother reading them.
    Or when someone's handle honors an evil person.

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    Also, if I'm skimming a thread I'll stop and read a post I may have otherwise passed over if certain people have 'thanked' it. The oposit is also true, in that I may skip a post if certain other people have thanked it, unless I'm looking for a fight.
    Last edited by Jerry; 11-05-09 at 12:06 AM.

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    Re: Do you skip over or skim through long posts?

    It looks like this thread was made for Agnapostate.
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    Re: Do you skip over or skim through long posts?

    If it's a subject I am interested in, and I perceive the person to be of intelligence or particular insight, I read it in its entirety. I may not even respond, but read it and think on it.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: Do you skip over or skim through long posts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Or when someone's handle honors an evil person.

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    Also, if I'm skimming a thread I'll stop and read a post I may have otherwise passed over if certain people have 'thanked' it. The oposit is also true, in that I may skip a post if certain other people have thanked it, unless I'm looking for a fight.
    Or when someone's lean is conservative. I know I can just skip that because there will never be an ounce of intelligence in his or hers post.

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    Re: Do you skip over or skim through long posts?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    Or when someone's lean is conservative. I know I can just skip that because there will never be an ounce of intelligence in his or hers post.
    Posts like this make it likely that the poster will find their way to the top of my "skim over or skip" list.

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    Re: Do you skip over or skim through long posts?

    I don't have a problem with long posts by certain people, as long as they know how to get the point across well and use some form of punctuation because one super long sentence can be irksome to deal with and often it makes it impossible for me to follow what they are trying to say so usually I just skip right the **** over that post and pretend that I didn't even see the ****ing thing, unless of course it is a reported post that I'm forced to read in the course of my duties as a mod and because this douchebag wants to insult another poster somewhere in the middle of a long-winded, unintelligent, and chaotic single, unbroken sentence.


    Wait a minute....

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    Re: Do you skip over or skim through long posts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I don't have a problem with long posts by certain people, as long as they know how to get the point across well and use some form of punctuation because one super long sentence can be irksome to deal with and often it makes it impossible for me to follow what they are trying to say so usually I just skip right the **** over that post and pretend that I didn't even see the ****ing thing, unless of course it is a reported post that I'm forced to read in the course of my duties as a mod and because this douchebag wants to insult another poster somewhere in the middle of a long-winded, unintelligent, and chaotic single, unbroken sentence.


    Wait a minute....
    You used 1 period, and 4 comma....... very good to some standards.
    Last edited by Crunch; 11-06-09 at 05:41 PM.

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    Re: Do you skip over or skim through long posts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    You used 1 period, and 4 comma....... very good to some standards.
    I can't even make a long-winded unbroken sentence right.

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    Re: Do you skip over or skim through long posts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I can't even make a long-winded unbroken sentence right.
    It was a good first attempt tho..... A for effort.

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    Re: Do you skip over or skim through long posts?

    That depends on whether or not I have anything better to be doing. To determine this, I look in a mirror. If I see me in there, then I have nothing better to be doing.

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