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    Feb 20, 2009 11:12 PM GMT
    Not really agree. I'm more pissed off when I see forum posts like 'who should we add to the most 'fill in the blank' list?' or would you fuck the guys 2 year old nephew above you questions or would you stick your finger up the guys ass above you and pull out his rectum? questions.

    I guess when I see 8th grade girl type questions on forums that are posted by 18-50 year old men it reaffirms what everyone thinks about gay males, that we are socially retarded, immature, indifferent and only care when the problem involves our individual selves. I would hope that most who have the brains to turn on a computer and isn't a slobbering retard like many who post on these things would have the sense to talk about real issues rather than smelling his finger after sticking it up the ass of the guy posting above him. I dunno, maybe I'm crazy, but that's just my opinion.
  • Erikkkk

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    Feb 20, 2009 11:19 PM GMT
    I stop reading the long posts once it's become clear that the person writing the long post didn't read any of the long posts before them (and merely said almost the exact same thing). Kinda interesting when that happens, lol.
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    Feb 20, 2009 11:25 PM GMT
    DuluthMN saidNot really agree. I'm more pissed off when I see forum posts like 'who should we add to the most 'fill in the blank' list?' or would you fuck the guys 2 year old nephew above you questions or would you stick your finger up the guys ass above you and pull out his rectum? questions.

    I guess when I see 8th grade girl type questions on forums that are posted by 18-50 year old men it reaffirms what everyone thinks about gay males, that we are socially retarded, immature, indifferent and only care when the problem involves our individual selves. I would hope that most who have the brains to turn on a computer and isn't a slobbering retard like many who post on these things would have the sense to talk about real issues rather than smelling his finger after sticking it up the ass of the guy posting above him. I dunno, maybe I'm crazy, but that's just my opinion.


    Seriously, dude, get a sense of humor. Sometimes forums are fun to post stupid silly shit in. Don't take everything so seriously
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    Feb 20, 2009 11:29 PM GMT
    DuluthMN said everyone thinks about gay males, that we are socially retarded, immature, indifferent and only care when the problem involves our individual selves.


    I'm against this emptiness mostly ..

    But - it - has - nothing - to - do with the lenghth of the reply ! it's about the content and that's it ...

    Size doesn't matter .. not in replys at least ..
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    Feb 20, 2009 11:36 PM GMT
    DuluthMN saidNot really agree. I'm more pissed off when I see forum posts like 'who should we add to the most 'fill in the blank' list?' or would you fuck the guys 2 year old nephew above you questions or would you stick your finger up the guys ass above you and pull out his rectum? questions.

    I guess when I see 8th grade girl type questions on forums that are posted by 18-50 year old men it reaffirms what everyone thinks about gay males, that we are socially retarded, immature, indifferent and only care when the problem involves our individual selves. I would hope that most who have the brains to turn on a computer and isn't a slobbering retard like many who post on these things would have the sense to talk about real issues rather than smelling his finger after sticking it up the ass of the guy posting above him. I dunno, maybe I'm crazy, but that's just my opinion.


    I think those are pointless too... but I mean, like even in normal discussions when dudes go on and on and on with a reply. Like here, you gave a good solid reply and kept it on the same page. If it travelled for more than a page I would have never finished reading your response.
  • imperator

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    Feb 20, 2009 11:46 PM GMT
    I prefer thorough, thought-out discussions. Especially if the alternative is a downward spiral of people with something to say being pressured into either a) abstaining from a discussion, or b) dumbing everything down to pander to anyone who can't be bothered to read more than a sentence or two. Over a long enough stretch of time, giving in to the "keep it short, Wordy McBlabbinstein" crowd leads to the suppression of debate and the decimation of language (people actually *saying* "w t f" because-- what-- we're too lazy for whole words anymore?).

    People bitch about how "stupid" our culture is getting, how shallow and coarse and ignorant society's becoming, how no one understands anything anymore. Well, I blame the same anti-intellectual bias that says "I don't like your long answers to questions-- even complex ones; keep it short and simple." Sure, there's something to be said for being concise. But concise doesn't just mean "short," it implies sophistication. Dictionary.com's definition: "expressing or covering much in few words; brief in form but comprehensive in scope."

    The problem with calling for conciseness is that the message too easily gets corrupted by the selfish, lazy bunch who'd prefer that no one said much at all, or that what was said was just inane fluff. So I'd rather take a little longer to say something of substance than briefly yammer on, ultimately, about nothing.
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    Feb 20, 2009 11:51 PM GMT
    If a long post is conveying information pertaining to the topic, then I might read it. But if it is just a long personal rant that could have been stated a lot more succinctly, I just try to get the gist and then move on.
  • Tiller66

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    Feb 20, 2009 11:51 PM GMT
    Ok Ok I'll try and cut them down a ;ittle bit or may be break them up so you guys don't go to sleepicon_wink.gif
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    Feb 21, 2009 12:02 AM GMT
    Learn how to read!
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    Feb 21, 2009 12:04 AM GMT
    I read.... but thanks for saying it nice and short.
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    Feb 21, 2009 12:22 AM GMT
    Maybe Metafor isn't (wasn't?) the most popular guy on here, but he once replied to a long post with something like "Snore me a river" .

    ....I almost peed in my pants.

  • EricLA

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    Feb 21, 2009 12:37 AM GMT
    Yup, you're right. Maybe I have ADD, too. But I can't read long posts, whether they're the first post or a response.
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    Feb 21, 2009 1:01 AM GMT
    Beaux saidMaybe Metafor isn't (wasn't?) the most popular guy on here, but he once replied to a long post with something like "Snore me a river" .


    There was also a post where he responded to someone with "You disgusting insect!" In a perverse, nihilistic way he was actually entertaining.

    As for long posts, if you don't like them, skip them.
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    Feb 21, 2009 1:09 AM GMT
    And yet another reason why threads need to be broken down into pages, rather than be displayed as one long page.
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    Feb 21, 2009 1:36 AM GMT
    I prefer the one long page... at least that way you can search the entire thread all at once rather than only a page at a time.

    As some have said, it really depends on how well written a post is. If it is just rambling on and on about the same thing or nothing... one starts skimming and skipping past it. If it is well written and I'm interested in the subject, I read it.

    What I hate is the one-line post that has included 400 lines above it as a "quote". That's just lazy and inconsiderate.
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    Feb 21, 2009 2:01 AM GMT
    For me it depends on several factors:

    -Are they just repeating themselves?
    -Are they making a point?
    -****IMPORTANT**** Are they using paragraphs
    -Are they using proper spelling and gramar


    Those are my main criteria.
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    Feb 21, 2009 2:06 AM GMT
    I like long replies because it gives me a chance to use all the words I learned that day icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 21, 2009 2:10 AM GMT

    i wld hav2 agree dat sum of da posts here r way 2 long!
    just get 2 da point pls.
    thanx

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    Feb 21, 2009 2:20 AM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle said
    Lostboy saidI´d lick the guy above me´s pecs.

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    You are horny, always drooling over someone in the posts.


    I´m playing. You know. Play.

    And your English grammar is plummeting!

    Nah huh: [the guy above me] is a noun phrase, which could be replaced by the pronoun "his" ("I’d lick his pecs"). Therefore it takes the genitive marker “´s” after the word “me”. It is, however, true that my spelling goes funny sometimes because of my Spanish.


    Snap out of it!
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    Feb 21, 2009 7:29 PM GMT
    Short is always nice, but I don't mind reading a longer post if it's interesting and constantly presenting a new point. No one is forcing you to read them.
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    Feb 21, 2009 8:17 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle said

    I'd lick the guy's pecs above me.



    or

    I'lick the ds me guy above's pec.

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    Feb 21, 2009 8:39 PM GMT
    I read them, when they are interesting or relevent, if I see that they are paragraphs of google cut and paste that the author thinks they wrote it themselves!!!!!!!! You just have to laugh.icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 21, 2009 9:19 PM GMT
    Oh sorry. Did you mean this post: icon_rolleyes.gif

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/426278/

    I'll try and stick to baby-talk next time. Pwamis, coodlypoo. Ta ta.
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    Feb 21, 2009 9:22 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidHym.....I've never seen "me's" typed or written ever in the English language.

    Although I have heard that in slang British English before. Sort of like the way pirates speak in the movies.

    I think the better way to express it is:

    I'd lick the guy's pecs above me.



    That is better, but it still leaves the modifier "above me" kind of floating, when it should be clear that it is referring to the guy, not just his pecs. I think the best way to express it is:

    I'd lick the pecs of the guy above me. Slurp.
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    Feb 21, 2009 9:55 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidHym.....I've never seen "me's" typed or written ever in the English language.

    Although I have heard that in slang British English before. Sort of like the way pirates speak in the movies.

    I think the better way to express it is:

    I'd lick the guy's pecs above me.



    Nope. I presume we have no problem with "The guy above me" as a sense unit (syntactically a Noun Phrase, NP). It´s analogous to "the guy in blue".

    (1) I´d lick [NP the guy in blue]´s pecs
    (2) I´d lick [NP the guy above me]´s pecs.

    If we change it to

    (3) *I´d lick the guy´s pecs above me

    the sense goes out the window. We couldn´t say

    (4) ¨*I´d lick the guy´s pecs in blue.

    but the same rending of the NP is happening in (3) and (4). In both cases (1) and (2) which guy we are referring to is being specified. And, as I mentioned, the pronoun test wouldn´t come out

    (5) ?*I´d lick his pecs above me

    or

    (6) *I´d lick his pecs in blue.

    This

    (7) I'd lick the pecs of the guy above me.

    is fine.