to not read posts that don't have paragraphs...

(124 Posts)
Uppatreecuppatea Tue 30-Apr-13 21:39:59

If anyone is wondering why their posts don't get replies, my response is: use paragraphs.

It could be my dodgy eyesight but I just can't read one long paragraph that goes on and on.....

See how I did that?

Just sayin'

everlong Tue 30-Apr-13 21:41:44

I can't read them either. Makes my eyes go funny.

But there will be those that say tough and don't be mean. just wait and see

EglantinePrice Tue 30-Apr-13 21:43:18

YANBU.

Should be made illegal.

Are you the person who sometimes reposts the OP with paragraphs added?

Uppatreecuppatea Tue 30-Apr-13 21:45:16

No, I'm not - but what a kind person that poster is! grin

squoosh Tue 30-Apr-13 21:45:30

YANBU.

Paragraph free posts are like peering into someone's disordered brain. It tires me out before I've even read the first line.

Dogsmom Tue 30-Apr-13 21:45:56

Yeah I don't read them either, or super long ones.

I don't mind spelling mistakes but one huge paragraph is too hard to read on my phone.

YANBU, I don't either.

squoosh Tue 30-Apr-13 21:46:07

Ooops, I meant 'disorderly' not 'disordered'!

WorraLiberty Tue 30-Apr-13 21:47:35

YANBU

Even if someone doesn't know how to use paragraphs properly and where they go, I don't care as long as they break up the text.

austenozzy Tue 30-Apr-13 21:51:49

YANBU - I don't even bother reading them. It's usually stream of consciousness stuff that is disjointed or jumps about. Too much like hard work!

Snog Tue 30-Apr-13 21:53:45

I get upset when posters omit the final letter g from their words and substitute an apostrophe...

squoosh Tue 30-Apr-13 21:55:13

<passes Snog a hankerchief>

squoosh Tue 30-Apr-13 21:56:06

....or even a handkerchief. I despise my erratic spelling tonight.

VonHerrBurton Tue 30-Apr-13 21:57:16

Most are littered with horrendous spelling and grammar also. Triple whammy annoyance.

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 30-Apr-13 21:57:21

I find them really difficult to read so I don't bother either.
It takes too much concentration or I keep losing my place.

hermioneweasley Tue 30-Apr-13 21:59:29

YANBU. text speak also puts me off. And people who have given no thought into making the situation intelligible or cutting out wholly unnecessary back story ("and then they brushed their teeth, and then they converted oxygen to carbon dioxide, and then I said 'Ooo' " etc etc)

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Tue 30-Apr-13 22:00:03

Do you read replies that don't have paragraphs though? Mine always do except when I'm being annoying and write them in a big old block of text to be annoyingly annoying...I don't do it often, just now and then and I try to punctuate correctly all the time. I think some people just don't think or care and they write as a stream of consciousness...I have been known to copy and paste an OP and adjust it into paragraphs, why don't you do that instead of having a little moan? grin Smilies can lighten a post with no punctuation but can also be annoying if used AS punctuation like this smile Or even like this grin Did you see what I did there hmm I used smilies instead of full stops and things.

YANBU - posts like that make my brain go squirly - and it's bad enough in there already!

Mintyy Tue 30-Apr-13 22:00:58

Yanbu.

I also quite often give up on ops that are too long.

50BalesOfHay Tue 30-Apr-13 22:02:26

What's the difference between disordered and disorderly then squoosh ?

SirChenjin Tue 30-Apr-13 22:03:10

YANBU

If you can't be bothered to write properly, inserting paragraphs, capital letters and punctuation then I can't be bothered to read your post. I'm sure you will be devastated to hear that grin

squoosh Tue 30-Apr-13 22:06:50

Disorderly - messy
Disordered - sounds more like a non healthy functioning

I think.........

I may be talking bobbins.

5318008 Tue 30-Apr-13 22:13:19

I used to think this too, but have softened over the years because, you know, this site is all about inclusivity, isn't it; folk who have dyslexia, or use aids, or readers, or speakers, those with literacy difficulties, they belong here, too.

Don't be snobby, or snippy, feel the love (and knuckles - Oldies will know what I mean)

rubyflipper Tue 30-Apr-13 22:15:26

Yanbu.

Unless the OP needs help ASAP.

Otherwise I can't be bothered. I do not believe there are posters who don't know what paragraphs are for.

maddening Tue 30-Apr-13 22:18:19

yanbu to not read whatever you don't want to read.

ywbu to reply to those posts with snipy "paragraphs please" type response - the people who write those replies generally come across as nobs in doing so.

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