View Poll Results: Who Reads Long Posts ?

Voters
39. You may not vote on this poll
  • I do

    11 28.21%
  • I don't

    28 71.79%
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 30 of 30

Thread: Who Reads Long Posts ?

  1. #21
    Dungeon Master
    Veni, vidi, dormivi!

    spud_meister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Didjabringabeeralong
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    33,868
    Blog Entries
    8

    Re: Who Reads Long Posts ?

    i really, really, really hate long long post's they drive me insane, and by drive me insane i mean really drive me insane, so insane i just give up reading the, and go yell at a budgerigar, epsecially posts that repeat and repeat and repeat and repeat, and go abolutely no where, ot are off topic, i yell this at the budgerigar quite regulaly, but budgies are forgiving birds, and quite pretty, my budgie is blue and she just yells back at me, she's got a fowl mouth on her, i also hate post with bad puns, bad grammer is annoyingly very often, and bad speling, anb im not talkjin just typos, i mene genooine bad speeling, like it is been typd bi a for year old or cafeen, but long post are really annoying for been repetitive especially when they just say the same thing over and over again and never seem to reach a point, and when you think that they're finaly nearing a conclusion.

  2. #22
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Last Seen
    11-23-11 @ 10:06 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    3,827

    Re: Who Reads Long Posts ?

    I rarely read a long post. I come here for entertainment and don't enjoy reading essays by unpublished authors. If I want to read an opinion piece, I'll find a better source than strangers on a discussion site.

    Occasionally, someone has a very well thought out longer post that is discernable from the first paragraph as worth reading. Of course, if there are no paragraphs in a post, then forget it. Also, some personal anecdotes are sometimes worth reading.

  3. #23
    Puer Aeternus
    Tsunami's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Virginia
    Last Seen
    11-08-16 @ 04:55 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    1,132

    Re: Who Reads Long Posts ?

    I'll read long posts in a topic that I'm active in. What I don't normally do is jump into a thread that is already a few pages long by the time I notice it.
    Schadenfreude ist die schönste Freude.

  4. #24
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    New Orleans
    Last Seen
    05-06-11 @ 07:54 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    3,082

    Re: Who Reads Long Posts ?

    I can't keep up my attention ever since I quit smoking. No long posts and articles till I get some nicotine in me!

  5. #25
    Matthew 16:3

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Everywhere and nowhere
    Last Seen
    06-24-17 @ 05:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    45,603

    Re: Who Reads Long Posts ?

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    I can't keep up my attention ever since I quit smoking. No long posts and articles till I get some nicotine in me!
    My attention span is shot since... hey wanna go ride bikes?!!?!
    Tucker Case - Tard magnet.

  6. #26
    Educating the Ignorant
    zimmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:22 PM
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    14,412
    Blog Entries
    12

    Re: Who Reads Long Posts ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mira View Post
    Just curious.
    Personally, I'm guilty of very rarely reading posts that are longer than 2 paragraphs.
    Am I the only one ?
    Long copy only has merit, and is read when there is content to drag you along; whether it is advertising, a post, magazine or book.

    .
    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

  7. #27
    Sage
    EnigmaO01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:41 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    7,027

    Re: Who Reads Long Posts ?

    I don't even read double spaced posts let alone long ones. (Hint, hint). As a professional writer I learned a long time ago you can always say something more succinctly and long prose bores people to tears.

  8. #28
    Sage
    EnigmaO01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:41 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    7,027

    Re: Who Reads Long Posts ?

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Long copy only has merit, and is read when there is content to drag you along; whether it is advertising, a post, magazine or book.

    .
    Not if you want to make it interesting.

  9. #29
    Matthew 16:3

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Everywhere and nowhere
    Last Seen
    06-24-17 @ 05:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    45,603

    Re: Who Reads Long Posts ?

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Not if you want to make it interesting.
    Please elaborate.
    Tucker Case - Tard magnet.

  10. #30
    Educating the Ignorant
    zimmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:22 PM
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    14,412
    Blog Entries
    12

    Re: Who Reads Long Posts ?

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Not if you want to make it interesting.
    I've read a fair bit from professional copy writers, and ad guys.

    If you have content, good flow, you can write a long ad, and it will pull.
    It will get read.
    People won't read fluff... it has to be compelling, and have a clear point of view, supported by facts or real life experiences/stories.

    Of course they test market everything. Headlines, paragraphs, key words.
    .
    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •