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Uppatreecuppatea · 30/04/2013 21:39

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'

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coralanne · 01/05/2013 09:41

bubbles how has the dyspraxia affected you generally.?

My DGS has Dyspraxia and he seems to be going OK so far (he's just turned 8)

I've just had my DM stayng with me for a week and I was looking for shoes with velcro fasteners for DGS

My DM asked why I wanted velcro and I replied that DGS couldn't tie shoe laces.

Her snappy reply was "Well then, it's about time he learnt"

When he was accessed and DD was given this news, she was also told that DGD was most likely the brightest child in his class.

We know that he is definitely the brightest child in his class because he's home schooled and the only one in his class Grin

everlong · 01/05/2013 10:09

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SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 01/05/2013 10:29

GoblinGranny - like other who have posted here, I find it very difficult to read a post that is one long, dense paragraph. That doesn't make me shallow, or mean that I don't have anything worth listening to, to say.

That's like saying, 'If you have difficulty walking up stairs to talk to someone, then you wouldn't have anything worth listening to, to say to them, even if they came downstairs to listen to you'.

There is simply no correlation at all between having a difficulty with something and an inability to be caring/wise/supportive/helpful.

SanitaryOwl · 01/05/2013 10:40

I hate the posts in txtspk, personally.

bubblesinthesky · 01/05/2013 17:13


Like your dgs I had major trouble with shoe laces. Eventually my gran showed me how to tie the base knot then make two loops and tie them together so it looks like a bow. Its not perfect but it does solve the problem.

My main issue is that I can not drive or ride a bike. I simply can not master it. Also anything that requires precision hand eye co-ordination is a problem - so I am very poor at sewing, handwriting, any kind of bat and ball games (tennis, cricket, badminton etc.) throwing and catching. Also find things that require me to co-ordinate my body difficult so rubbish at dancing, hated gym at school etc. etc. Most jigsaws defeat me too - even now I have trouble helping my children with them Blush

Mainly I get by day to day and I have a successful career but sometimes I get so frustrated when other people do perfectly normal things as if they are easy and i find them really hard.

Major tip - teach him to touch type. Get hold a touch typing program if you can. If he isnt looking at what he's doing he'll find it easier than if he's trying to look at the keyboard

makemineamalibuandpineapple · 01/05/2013 18:17

I don't read them. It's too much for my brain to take in Grin

cherrypez · 01/05/2013 19:38

I am an English teacher. Amongst my classes is a bottom set Year 11 group. Two are pregnant. I would be gutted if I thought that those girls might post here and be ridiculed for their poor literacy skills. They are lovely girls with difficult backgrounds, who just don't 'get it'. And that's ok, because there is so much more to a person than their writing. Yes it's slightly annoying when posts are unparagraphed, but it's no big deal to me tbh.

ReluctantlyBeingYoniMassaged · 01/05/2013 19:39

I must be shallow too because I don't read them either.

kingbeat23 · 01/05/2013 20:40

Yanbu my eyes goes funny and I get bored after 20 million words.

Uppatreecuppatea · 01/05/2013 20:51

I don't mind grammar or spelling. I just can't physically read one long paragraph.

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PoppyAmex · 01/05/2013 20:53

I think the "shallow" comment was about the people who post on the OP's thread just to say "I can't read this without paragraphs"; and yes that's not only shallow but rude and insensitive.

On the bright side, like Goblin pointed out, I doubt that type of person would have caring and helpful advice anyway so it's no great loss.

PoppyAmex · 01/05/2013 20:55

And yes, you can refuse to read all the threads you'd like, you can do whatever you want. Just don't be a twat and post on the thread, especially if the OP is writing about sensitive subjects.

RonSwanson · 01/05/2013 20:56

What a mean spirited post, OP.

Fortunately there are people around who may be able to get over the fact that people aren't quite so gifted as you in the paragraph department. I'm sure the paragraph-ly challenged must be missing your warmth and humanity.

Grammar police= so tiresome.

usualsuspect · 01/05/2013 21:00

Threads like this put people off posting on MN.

Shame really.

MsJupiterJones · 01/05/2013 21:01

I don't read posts with split infinitives in the title.

RonSwanson · 01/05/2013 21:04

Grin, Jupiter.

I may even ROFL a little bit

MsJupiterJones · 01/05/2013 21:04

More seriously, I think 5318008 has it exactly right. Phone won't copy & paste but what you say about inclusivity hits the nail bang on the head.

everlong · 01/05/2013 21:06

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maddening · 01/05/2013 21:09

for those stating that it is fine to ridicule those who post without paragraphs due to their own issues with reading without paragraphs consider that the writer possibly has issues making writing harder.

It wouldn't be nice to be ridiculed for your dysparaxia would it? So extend others the same courtesy - if it's such an issue you can copy and paste into a document or the reply box and use the space bar to create paragraphs for yourself - or just close and move to the next thread.

usualsuspect · 01/05/2013 21:11

If you want to ignore posters who's posts don't meet your standards then fair enough.Just don't start wanky threads,about it.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius · 01/05/2013 21:12

GoblinGranny said:

if your comments are as shallow as your reasons for disliking a post, then the original poster isn't going to be missing much useful or constructive advice, so that's a win all round.

Nowhere in her post does she say she is only talking to people who 'post on the OP's thread to say "I can't read this without paragraphs" - so I'm afraid I don't accept what you are saying, PoppyAmex.

RonSwanson · 01/05/2013 21:12

...Or maybe people will just continue to post in the manner they see fit, and will continue to receive helpful replies, in amongst the bores who post 'ooh my eyes are bleeding, where's the paragraphs' and the like.

I rather hope this thread may make posters think about how unnecessarily rude about other people's grammar skills.

usualsuspect · 01/05/2013 21:12

My kindle posts what the hell it likes

everlong · 01/05/2013 21:17

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bubblesinthesky · 01/05/2013 21:21

Maddening - I have not ridiculed anyone. I have merely stated on a relevent thread that I find it difficult to read huge blocks of text because I'm dyspraxic.

For your information I sometimes do copy and paste and paragraph posts myself where I think I may be interested and / or able to post a reasonable response. I have never posted a response asking people to use paragraphs.

However, even if people do not paragraph correctly (and I am not convinced I do) , it would be helpful if they could press enter and space things out every now and then. I will understand if you think I'm incredibly stupid but I am at a loss as to why people would have any issue that would make this hard to do. If they can type they can press enter. I am of course happy to be educated if I am wrong about this.

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