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to ask that people use paragraphs when they write a really long post?

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Collision · 25/04/2011 17:35

It is just so difficult to read these long long posts that do not have paragraphs in them.

I am sure that more people would read if the paragraphs were shorter.

Sometimes I just press hide so that I don't have to read......

sorry but it's true!

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MissPenteuth · 25/04/2011 17:39

YANBU, breaking a long post into paragraphs does make it easier to read. But I think these things just don't occur to some people (especialy when they're distressed or upset), or else they don't realise how long their post is before they hit the 'post' button.


Maryz · 25/04/2011 17:40

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ChippingInLovesEasterEggs · 25/04/2011 17:41

Collision - hiding is one option, copying, splitting and repasting is another. Sometimes people are too upset to think straight, let alone put things into paragraphs. If it's a serious subject I'll do it - if it's just some whiney arsed crap I'll hit hide [bugrin]


Collision · 25/04/2011 19:32

Am glad you agree and I do agree with the comments about being distressed and just posting but honestly!.........some just go on and on and I lose the will to live!

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Serenitysutton · 25/04/2011 19:34

sometimes they disappear upon posting, actually


worraliberty · 25/04/2011 19:43

YANBU even if someone doesn't know when to start a paragraph and when to end long as they just split up the chunks of text, it's so much easier to read.

Oh and also why do so many people leave their DCs ages out of the opening post? Most of the time the ages are crucial to the advice given Hmm


lecce · 25/04/2011 19:46

Yes, just opened one and gave up at once. Any breaks will do, even if they're not 'right'.


Maryz · 25/04/2011 19:52

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Bunbaker · 25/04/2011 19:57

I agree. A long posting that has no breaks or punctuation is so difficult to read that I don't bother reading it.


pointydog · 25/04/2011 19:59


People shouldn't post really long posts. No one's that interested.


cyb · 25/04/2011 20:00

I dont bother reading the long ones

press ENTER after each line PEOPLE


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