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    Who Reads Long Posts ?

    Just curious.
    Personally, I'm guilty of very rarely reading posts that are longer than 2 paragraphs.
    Am I the only one ?
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    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 ?
    Depends on how long and what the topic is. I have no problem reading even extremely long posts if it is in a subject that I am interested in. If it is a subject that I am mildly curious about then I will read until it becomes boring. If it's a subject that I don't care about then I won't read it at all.

    One other thing that depends on keeping my attention is how it is written. If it's written like a 1st grade student wrote it then I might read 1 or 2 lines. If it is written with good writing skills but whats being said is stupid then again I will read 1 or 2 lines and then promptly ignore the post.

    But one thing that I will always do regardless of any circumstances is read the whole of it if I am having a conversation with the individual that posted it and respond accordingly.

    So if you had the option I would vote "other" as it is entirely up to the situation.
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    Re: Who Reads Long Posts ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Depends on how long and what the topic is. I have no problem reading even extremely long posts if it is in a subject that I am interested in. If it is a subject that I am mildly curious about then I will read until it becomes boring. If it's a subject that I don't care about then I won't read it at all.

    One other thing that depends on keeping my attention is how it is written. If it's written like a 1st grade student wrote it then I might read 1 or 2 lines. If it is written with good writing skills but whats being said is stupid then again I will read 1 or 2 lines and then promptly ignore the post.

    But one thing that I will always do regardless of any circumstances is read the whole of it if I am having a conversation with the individual that posted it and respond accordingly.

    So if you had the option I would vote "other" as it is entirely up to the situation.
    Thanks for your reply, I do the same.

    You are correct about the "other" option and sorry thaht I didn't think about adding it.

    Another thing, I usually don't read long posts that include too many sentences in bold. I get the feeling that the poster is trying to shove his/her ideas down everyone's throat and has no real intentions to debate.
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    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 ?
    It depends on the post. I do not mind reading a post that is more that three or four paragraphs long. I have seen some posts that are practically pages and I will either just skim over them or not read them, especially if it is crap in the conspiracy forum section. I have seen crap in the conspiracy forum section where a poster has posted a consecutive of 3 or more post and each post reaching the maximum character limit(which I think is 10,000).
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    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 ?

    Yes, Mira, you are the only one, and now we are all so very embarassed and humiliated... truly we may never get over this.

    After all, we wrote all these long posts in the hopes you would read them fully, and the fact that you don't... well, it hurts us all, Mira. We just can't believe you would be so thoughtless and inconsiderate.

    I just got off the phone with Redress and Chuck. They are both hysterical, weeping and crying, utterly inconsolable at this shocking revelation. Now see what you've done??

    How could you be so crass, Mira? I am so ashamed of you.




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    Re: Who Reads Long Posts ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Yes, Mira, you are the only one, and now we are all so very embarassed and humiliated... truly we may never get over this.

    After all, we wrote all these long posts in the hopes you would read them fully, and the fact that you don't... well, it hurts us all, Mira. We just can't believe you would be so thoughtless and inconsiderate.

    I just got off the phone with Redress and Chuck. They are both hysterical, weeping and crying, utterly inconsolable at this shocking revelation. Now see what you've done??

    How could you be so crass, Mira? I am so ashamed of you.




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    Re: Who Reads Long Posts ?

    Depends on topic, format and poster. A long post that is one huge paragraph or single lines spaced out with no paragraphs, not going to bother. Long post on a topic I don't care about, I won't bother, but then again, I probably won't read any of the thread. Long post on a topic that interests me, by a poster I enjoy(Zyphlin is a good example of some one who posts novel lengths, but is worth the read), then sure.
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    Re: Who Reads Long Posts ?

    It depends on who wrote it and how it's written.
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    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 ?
    I hate long posts, so I don't read them. If someone responds to one of my posts with a really long one, I arbitrarily pick a paragraph, zero in on the first thought, quote it and reply. Then I ignore the rest of the post and move on.

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    Re: Who Reads Long Posts ?

    I didn't even read this one...

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