I just can't read long first posts anymore

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    Apr 29, 2012 4:31 AM GMT
    When I first joined, I was able to read these long and winding posts by people I've never encountered and respond properly.

    Now, I click, see a post that continues past the bottom of the window and some part of me cries at the thought of reading it.

    What happened to me? Has my attention span been squashed? What has RJ done to me? Has RJ done it to you too?



    TL;DR - no read big blocks of words no more. u 2?
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    Apr 29, 2012 4:35 AM GMT
    SkinnyBitch saidWhen I first joined, I was able to read these long and winding posts by people I've never encountered and respond properly.

    Now, I click, see a post that continues past the bottom of the window and some part of me cries at the thought of reading it.

    What happened to me? Has my attention span been squashed? What has RJ done to me? Has RJ done it to you too?



    TL;DR - no read big blocks of words no more. u 2?
    I first read the first 5 responses to the TL;DR OP's and if there is something of any real interest; I'll scroll up and read the entire thing. As a rule of thumb that I use in real life, if it can't be condensed into a couple well written paragraphs, at most, then it's probably not worth responding to.
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    Apr 29, 2012 4:45 AM GMT
    Experience? You now know first hand that long posts often contain no substance or truth.
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    Apr 29, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    Yeah, I guess a lot of experiences finding "that was not worth the time and attention" lead to never bothering in future examples.

    Interesting policy on skipping to the first posts. Might have to try that out.
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    Apr 29, 2012 5:09 AM GMT
    SkinnyBitch said...
    tl; dr

    It was more than one line.
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    Apr 29, 2012 5:11 AM GMT
    I've observed the same. The wall-of-text posts can usually be summed up in a very short paragraph. Apparently, schools these days don't emphasize writing skills. icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 29, 2012 5:15 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    SkinnyBitch said...
    tl; dr

    It was more than one line.


    read the TL;DR then you chola!
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    Apr 29, 2012 5:17 AM GMT
    SkinnyBitch said
    paulflexes said
    SkinnyBitch said...
    tl; dr

    It was more than one line.


    read the TL;DR then you chola!
    Cliffnotes version, plz.

    kthx
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    Apr 29, 2012 5:17 AM GMT
    I can't read thread titles that are more than five words. I swear some people post almost a paragraph just for a title!
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    Apr 29, 2012 5:24 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidI can't read thread titles that are more than five words. I swear some people post almost a paragraph just for a title!
    "first posts anymore" -- just in case you missed the last three words of this thread's title. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 29, 2012 5:24 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    pocketnico saidI can't read thread titles that are more than five words. I swear some people post almost a paragraph just for a title!
    "first posts anymore" -- just in case you missed the last three words of this thread's title. icon_biggrin.gif


    Hell, many thread titles read like posts! They might as well be.
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    Apr 29, 2012 5:28 AM GMT
    pocketnico said
    paulflexes said
    pocketnico saidI can't read thread titles that are more than five words. I swear some people post almost a paragraph just for a title!
    "first posts anymore" -- just in case you missed the last three words of this thread's title. icon_biggrin.gif


    Hell, many thread titles read like posts! They might as well be.
    That why I generally respond more to the titles than the OP's.
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    Apr 29, 2012 5:41 AM GMT
    Feature request..
    140 character limit on thread message body. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 29, 2012 5:45 AM GMT
    xrichx saidFeature request..
    140 character limit on thread message body. icon_lol.gif


    Doesn't the current rampant abuse of hash tags already make RJ Twittery enough?
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    Apr 29, 2012 5:50 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    xrichx saidFeature request..
    140 character limit on thread message body. icon_lol.gif


    Doesn't the current rampant abuse of hash tags already make RJ Twittery enough?


    I feel dumb that I don't really know how to use hash tags correctly icon_cry.gif
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    Apr 29, 2012 5:53 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidw8! f we shrtn d wrds we can reed fastr
    Or just type "dick" or "guy above you" for the title. Then it'll get all kinds of responses.
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    Apr 29, 2012 5:56 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    xrichx saidFeature request..
    140 character limit on thread message body. icon_lol.gif

    Doesn't the current rampant abuse of hash tags already make RJ Twittery enough?
    Actually, what makes RJ so Twittery is the handful of guys that feel compelled to post spontaneous threads about things that they should really keep to themselves. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 29, 2012 5:57 AM GMT
    pocketnico said
    Ariodante said
    xrichx saidFeature request..
    140 character limit on thread message body. icon_lol.gif


    Doesn't the current rampant abuse of hash tags already make RJ Twittery enough?


    I feel dumb that I don't really know how to use hash tags correctly icon_cry.gif


    I have a general idea that I picked up entirely from their use here on RJ since I don't use Twitter.