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Posted: 10/02/13 07:32am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here lately I am seeing many posters apologizing for a long post. Is there something I have missed in the rules somewhere that says the posts should be a short yes - no length.

If so I am probably a big offender of this policy. I give long descriptions along with photos and links if I have them available -

I think I have seen four posts today apologizing in advance for a long post.

Maybe I have missed something along the way...

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No apologies needed, it's your nickel.

I never read overlong posts.
I see this forum as a source of information not a place to give an opinion or blow off steam.


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Posted: 10/02/13 07:52am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A lot of people tend to gloss over long posts and miss the point. I generally find them tedious especially if it is one long paragraph without capitals and proper punctuation.


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Posted: 10/02/13 08:15am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm sorry, your post is too long and will be deleted. [emoticon]

I don't mind reading long posts as long as the OP uses a little puncuation and carrage returns.



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Posted: 10/02/13 08:36am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I seldom read big long winded posts. Particularly annoying are the ones about a posters personal experiences that aren't even about the subject at hand.

Keep it short, concise, and to the point. Cut the blabber.

Post long winded grandiose posts if you like, I probably won't read them.

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Posted: 10/02/13 08:38am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kind of tradition....like putting (long-pics included) in the subject.

Obviously being an RV forum many posters are on the road in a CG somewhere, and using whatever Internet access they have to read emails and stay connected. Some use 3G or even 2G cellular, maybe even dial-up from the CG office. Think back when the forum started or even just a few years ago, not many CGs had wifi and mobile Internet was not very fast.

Nothing worse than being on a slow connection and opening a thread that is 10 pages long and loaded with pictures....then having to wait (and pay) for it to load.

This becomes less of any issue every day as 4G gets built out and wifi becomes more ubiquitous....so the "sorry, long post" is somewhat of an anachronism...

However, I have noticed that many posters here don't take the time to read a long post...over and over I see someone post with a problem, only to have multiple respond suggesting that the OP try something that they already said they tried.

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Posted: 10/02/13 08:48am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your post and most of those on this thread use point format.

Each point with white space inbetween is easier to read and digest.

Pics with one line captions add to a post, IMHO.

But I wish, I wish, I wish, I wish more would give nice concise words to say what the topics, ie. yours, "Long Posts". & the caps work too.

I don't read those with vague topics: 'Look at This'

Thanks for the chance to say my wishes.


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I don't mind long posts at all what I mind are posts that are long and the writer never ever give a line break or anything to keep the text from just going on and on. it also bugs me when people either use all small letters with no capitalization though i know a lot of that is sue to people posting from smart phones and those darn on screen keyboards are a real pain to deal with but i like all small letters over ALL CAPS I JUST CANNOT STAND WHAEN PEOPLE SHOUT AT ME. I also doslike missspellings though I can be guilty of that as well. but long posts, no problem.

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I seldom read long posts, not because of the post but because I have a really short attention span. [emoticon]

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