Reading Really Long One Paragraph Responses Is Hard On My Eyes! So I Stopped

@Cherryd41 (1121)
United States
September 29, 2009 5:30pm CST
Hi Mylotters Not trying to be a pain in the butt...however I was wondering if any of you find it difficult to read responses that are very long as though it were on paragraph yet the response is like 50 sentences long with little or no spacing between sentences or paragraphs?I sure do! There are a lot of Mylotters who do that not saying its on purpose we have a lot to say some of us more than others and there are those of us who can can be quite long winded and detailed I can be the same way so this sort of applies to me as well If I know I am going to type a long response that will require a lot of reading I try to remember to double space between paragraphs when I respond to posts, or when I start a new discussion just to have it be easier on the eyes for those who have to read it For me with really long responses with no spacing I sometimes start seeing double and end up reading the sentence twice.I didn't want to start my topic with a negative tone by saying something like "I Hate It When People Leave Long Drawn Out Responses And Group It All In One Paragraph" Now if I see a topic that has is very long and single spaced 9 times out of 10 I won't bother to read past the first couple of sentences. I know we all have a lot to say at times (I know I've had my share of mini novels that I respond to here because sometimes a response takes more than just a few sentences. If a Mylotter wants their topic read and responded too this is something that should be taken into consideration before posting or responding. Whats your opinion?
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@o0Tora0o (356)
• United States
30 Sep 09
It really depends for me. Sometimes I'll be able to read a discussion like that with no problem. Others, I need to use my mouse to highlight my place so I don't get lost in the jungle of text. It's not so bad when you're reading something that's printed out on paper and its single spaced, but on a computer you really at least need to separate paragraphs a bit to make what you're writing completely readable. (Am I the only one who gets annoyed when I go to reply to a discussion or response and MyLot crams all that text together with no line breaks? lol) I haven't come across this here on MyLot yet, but in some of the LiveJournal communities I'm a member of people will actually comment just to say "TL;DR" (Too Long; Didn't Read). It gets used when there aren't any paragraph breaks, when someone's entry gets too long-winded... or when people are feeling way too lazy to read the whole post. Sometimes it summarizes my thoughts on a single-spaced post perfectly!
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
30 Sep 09
The best I can tell you is, if you see my avatar, skip over it & keep going as I'm going to be long winded 99,999 times out of 100,000. I can't help it, it's just part of me being me. I try & make a quick response, but it just doesn't happen. Once I get started, I just can't stop. I will say you're missing some good discussions by not being willing to take the time to read them!!! On the days my eyes won't cooperate, I use my mouse pointer as my guide me where I'm reading. It's really not that difficult. I'm concentrating on what I have to say plus my spelling. I really don't feel the need to worry about when & where to put a new paragraph. If you don't want to read my discussions or my responses, that's your choice. I'm not going to say less & lose any earnings just because somebody doesn't want to read what I have to say. I found it interesting how long your discussion is to complain about long discussions!!!
• United States
30 Sep 09
LOL Good point, Marissa. I thought this was a spoof type forum at first. I sometimes just don't have the patience to read through the long ones, and those are the days I don't bother with them. I am sure in the mean time though I have missed out some tremendous ones by choosing not to read them! It is kind of strange for someone to be telling us at a website that writes forums on sometimes the deepest subjects, and says "keep it short because it's hurting my eyes......"
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
30 Sep 09
LadyMarissa I don't recall asking for any advice about what I should do about reading your responses or topics yet you seem to feel the need to advise me? I know what my options are if I don't want to read whatever it is you type ... then I won't. Like I told the Queen Princess or whatever she calls herself read the full topic of discussion before you type and if your offended ?..................oh well thats life your a big girl you can take it ......Can't you? This is priceless I knew it wouldn't be long before someone just feels they have to try and get under you skin oh well its not working I am still having a good time here at MYLOT and guess what ? My eyes are just fine!!!!..... You have a nice day now ok?
• United States
1 Oct 09
Cherry-Now you are just being rude. Queen or princess or whatever she calls her self? Why do you have to be like that? You opened up a debate and now you are being mean.
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
Well, your discussion is quite long too. lol. I usually stay away from this type of discussions, which are really long, cause I too really don't want to read long discussions, good thing yours has spaces in between is it's not that bad in the eye.. when I open a discussion, and it's long, sometimes, I don't even bother to read them, I just close and don't respond to it at all. hehehe.
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
30 Sep 09
Hello Ingkingderders You call that long?? Hmmmm I don't think so but hey if you do your entitled to your opinion Is this response short enough for you??
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
Hehehehehe. Yep, that's long for me.. short is like 4 sentences, anything more than that, I categorize it as long already.. hahahaha.
• United States
29 Sep 09
Well, it really depends on how interested you are in the topic would determine how much attention you are willing to give it. I am a long-winded one at times, I have paragrapsh and paragraphs to say! I may be the one you are talking about, as I have participated in a forum in the last couple days that it quite a lengthy topic. If you can't read them, then don't. I mean there are many of us who can't shut up about something that has manty points. The long responses are usually full of emotion and information. People usually don't have that much to say if it doesn't mean something to them. I am not sure what spacing is easier or harder to read, but maybe people will read this and understand what you mean. Taking a few sentences though often cannot state the point. I guess you're just gonna have to fish through them and move on from the ones that are too long.
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
30 Sep 09
Hello Princess Let me start by saying that I am not singling you out because I don't know you I am speaking in general and if you had thoroughly read through what I typed you would have seen that I also included MYSELF as doing this from time to time as well And spacing IS easier to read for a lot of people maybe not you but ok thats all fine and dandy however, your advice regarding what I need to do is not needed because as I stated in my earlier post I do move on to other topics I tried to be mindful of how I put the topic because I figured it might offend people who do this often evidently your one of them but if your offended thats ok too sometimes thats just the way it is when people state their opinions. Sometimes people either misinterpret or don't read through the whole (no matter how big or small it is ) before they start typing a response I guess maybe your one of those too? I look forward to reading your response I kinda get the feeling there may be one?
• United States
1 Oct 09
Well, maybe I didn't answer your post correctly because even though you had spaced your topic well, it went in no particular order, and it was hard to follow, and you kept taking back your point, claiming you do the same. Maybe the problem isn't the format of the typing/spacing, but the quality of the content? I didn't mean to get rude with you, but you lack some tact in your responses.
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
17 Nov 09
LOL. Okay, for me when I see one HUGE paragraph, to me it only says one thing - "Goodbye". It's a bit of a pain to read line after line without breaks and I have to squint my eyes over just to read the topic so I tend close off the topic if the paragraphs aren't split.
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Sep 09
hi cherry well I hate to be the party pooper but you just did what you said You did not like. Made one long paragraph without space and it is tiring to read, but enjoyable just the same. I know I have done this myself a few times. But I know several of my friends who also do this with much longer discussions than I would ever make, and if I had not found their discussions so compelling I would have been tempted to by pass these discussions in favor of shorter ones. but they were great discussions.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
29 Sep 09
I've gotten so used to having everything bunched in a single paragraph, even if the original poster didn't do that, because mylot DOES do it in the email and the responding post - that I have rather gotten used to it - do I like it? no, but I sure can't blame the poster for doing what mylot does - I wish they'd fix that!
@May2k8 (6987)
• Indonesia
29 Sep 09
Between paragraph must have blank line then the user can read it, if too long then it can makes your eye hurt. I am not fluent in English, I choose every point on the discussion if one discussion without spacing.
@mothma (138)
• United States
29 Sep 09
Yes, paragraphs should always be spaced out. I don't have trouble with my eyes, but I often loose my place when I switch around tabs. It's not that hard to put in a few spaces.