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BB Bookwriters.....

Discussion in 'Polls Forum' started by Pete, Feb 7, 2004.

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  1. 1 line

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  2. 2 lines

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  3. 1 paragraph

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  4. 2 paragraphs

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  5. 5 paragraphs

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  6. 1 page/screen

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  7. 2 pages/screen

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  8. 5 pages/screen

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  9. Depends on the poster and topic

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  1. Pete

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    We have a few people on the board who apparently type at 150 wpm, and thus run at close to 15 ppp...(pages per post...) :eek: [​IMG]

    How long does a post get before your brain wanders off...Can you read the whole books some people post, or lose interest after the first page and just scroll down to the last chapter? [​IMG]

    What is your post size limit? [​IMG]
     
  2. Gina B

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    It really does depend on the subject/person who typed it.
    I pretty much stay away from the history forum and posts. Love the subject, but am more interested in the gossip parts, like what did people eat and how did pioneer women keep babies in clean diapers and how did people get splinters out before they invented tweezers. LOL Ya know, the important stuff! I don't really care how this and that affected us, because it's just the same thing over and over and over and over and over with different names attached since the beginning of time.
    If someone makes a run-on post with bad spelling, punctuation, and lack of paragraphs I don't even try. Anyone can push the space and return button, so there's no excuse for not making a long post somewhat legible. If they're not bright enough to figure those buttons out they most likely don't have anything to say worth reading.
    Gina
     
  3. Salty

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    Gina, I am being very serious here, I have no ideal what the space & return button will do. I consider myself bright, but I am still in Pre-K when it comes to computers! :confused: [​IMG]

    Pete: Exccellent poll [​IMG] However, I would go to about three paragraphs. (PS - that includes quotes)
    And I not being nice simply because it is the taxi drivers code.

    And finally ooppps :D too many paragraphs [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. rsr

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    Double spacing paragraphs does wonders, although it won't make up for mind-numbing, multi-screen posts. Especially if they're full of hooey.

    Honestly, taking up more than a screen is a sure way to make sure you post is not read or is only scanned.

    But double spacing can make moderate posts much more readable.

    Or so it seems to me.
     
  5. donnA

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    When a post is extra long and keeps going on and on I never read the whole thing, based on size alone. Takes too much time, I don't plan on making this my permanent home.
     
  6. Bro. Tim L. Bynum

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    King James Bible Only...now that`s short,
    amen?
     
  7. Trotter

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    I usually only get throught the first five paragraphs (and not that far for a select few...)

    I read what is presented in taste, with a valid viewpoint. Flaming is disregarded and skipped. Hooey (as it was so aptly put) such as evolutionism, KJVOnlyism, charismatic stuff, and the like goes into the mental round file also.

    I come here to learn, to grow, and to post on what I believe. But sometimes what I have to wade through to get to anything of substance makes me wonder if it is worth the effort... Especially those posts that go one for above three miles, and still say nothing.

    In Christ,
    Trotter
     
  8. Jude

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    Depends on the subject and who is writing it. I will not waste my time reading nonsense.
     
  9. Pete

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    Heh, here I am the bloke that wrote the poll and have no idea what to vote [​IMG] I finally went for up to the 1 page/screen mark, but that again depends on the poster and topic. I should have allowed multiple choices huh? [​IMG]

    SALTCITYBAPTIST, thanks mate [​IMG] I'll let you off at 4 paragraphs because one was a quote [​IMG]

    Bro. Tim, you would have had an amen there if didn't use the word "Only" ;)

    And I just hit 4 myself, but only one big one, so if there is anyone still here, God bless you heaps ;)
     
  10. Salty

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    bump

    (Pete made me do it, he is holding my taxi hostage)
     
  11. Ben W

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    I often wonder why people bother to write more than a page, particurly when it is drivel anyway!

    If we are having an argument on a subect, I would suggest making no more than three points in a post and answering each point in the others post.
     
  12. Pete

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    SALTCITY [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    No, not me mate, I'm on holiday until March and don't want to see any taxis between now and then [​IMG]

    Ben, notice I never fill a page of drivel...I get quite enough drivel out of short posts :eek: :D


    Tellya though, seeing these threads again is an interesting drive down Amnesia Freeway..... [​IMG]

    BTW, for those who do like writing books I have some gmail invites to throw around [​IMG]
     
  13. delly

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    I won't read more than 3 or 4 paragraphs. I hate when someone preaches a sermon in their post. It gets sooooooooooo boring. [​IMG]
    I don't have a problem listening to some sermons, but don't want to read them. Lots of people here have "long winded" minds.
     
  14. I Am Blessed 24

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    I prefer a few paragraphs and a link. If I want to read more, I'll click on the link. If not...

    Actually, really long posts are supposed to be edited (due to bandwidth) but this rule is not followed 'religiously'.

    §ue [​IMG]
     
  15. donnA

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    I do not read long posts, life is too busy and too many things to get done both on line and off to spend 30 minutes reading one post.
     
  16. Salty

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    So, do you think length of posts (and use of links) has inproved over this past year?

    Salty

    ps, is this short enough
     
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    Not improved at all. I have in the past weeks skipped reading some threads with interesting titles becasue of the length of the posts.
     
  18. Jon-Marc

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    I ignore long posts--especially the ones that quote every word of someone else's long post and then make long relies to all of it. The post seems to go on and on and on. I like the posts that come to a point quickly. One's point gets lost in the abundace of words.
     
  19. Salty

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    Jon Marc, you dont mind if I shorten your post when repling to it?:thumbs: :1_grouphug:

    Salty

    Ps, Maybe we are on to something here
     
  20. donnA

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    We were once told if we were going to dot hat to use only the parts of the qiote we were refering too, not the whole thing.
     
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