Why Do So Many New Users Do This

Redlands, California
July 23, 2016 4:29am CST
They write one sentence and that is it. I admit, my posts from even my bubblews days have grown considerably shorter. It just seems people will read your whole post more if they are shorter. I also admit, I might have one or two posts that are only a sentence here. I guess one sentence posts does in fact mean your whole post will be read. I can read those from afar. No reason to click on them, unless I plan to comment. I would just think being new I might want to make a good impression. Say something about myself or write something that would make people think. It seems to work though or are people just being nice? No one says you have to write more than one sentence posts. Maybe it is just a feeler type thing. Why waste time if you are not sure you want to be here or if this is the place for you? Just seems people would be more willing to interact with someone if they actually said more than "I am new to Mylot." What do you think? Is it just me or does anyone else wonder about this?
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@acelawrites (12227)
• Philippines
23 Jul 16
When writing introductory post; when a member is new, he/she should at least write more than a sentence so people can at least know something about him (in my opinion).
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• Redlands, California
23 Jul 16
I would think so also. Kind of seems like common courtesy.
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@trivia79 (7888)
• El Segundo, California
24 Jul 16
they are the ones who didn't read the rules and guidelines of mylot and most probably not into writing sites or stuffs before....that's why.
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• Redlands, California
24 Jul 16
That makes perfect sense.
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@trivia79 (7888)
• El Segundo, California
28 Jul 16
@crossbones27 made me to think....what if i post a discussion with only one sentence? hehe
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• Redlands, California
28 Jul 16
@trivia79 I do not mind, I guess it is just what you say in that one sentence to get me to comment or what not.
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@else34 (13604)
• New Delhi, India
23 Jul 16
@crossbones27,My posts are neither neither too short nor too long.
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• Redlands, California
23 Jul 16
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@else34 (13604)
• New Delhi, India
23 Jul 16
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@Mike197602 (13866)
• United Kingdom
24 Jul 16
it's mainly because they're new and haven't bothered to take the time to read anything like the guidelines or earning question place or even have a look around at what others are doing. Doesn't really bother me, what bothers me is older more established members telling newbies how to go about things here and be totally wrong
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• Redlands, California
24 Jul 16
Ya, that is my pet peeve with everything in life. That is unless of course it is a prank to mess with them in a fun way.
@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
23 Jul 16
I don't even bother with those when I see them. Last night I saw a one-word post. My posts might be a bit long sometimes, but at least I'm not trying to scam the system in the laziest way possible. One word.
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• Redlands, California
23 Jul 16
I saw that one too. One has to admit it gives you a good chuckle. Not always though.
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• United States
23 Jul 16
Those one sentence newbies either learn that they need more than one line to create a discussion or they leave when they realize this isn't that type of place.
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• Redlands, California
23 Jul 16
That is true all about learning the ropes and people should be afforded a bit of leeway at first.
@Raelove (17325)
• Saco, Maine
23 Jul 16
I've never really wondered about it, and simply bypass those one-liners. My take is that the length of the post depends entirely on the subject matter. Some topics need more clarification than others, as leaving the reader guessing is poor writing. Some newbies think of this more as a chat room than a place to share ideas and observations. On the other hand, there are some readers who either can't or won't deal with longish posts, no matter what the topic. It's obvious by some of the questions I'm asked sometimes that the person has not read my article or barely skimmed it. And then there are what I call "The Preachers," who take a topic completely out of context and start giving me free advice. In the end, we are free to engage with whoever we want to here or not. I think of this as shopping at a used bookstore: if the first few words grab me, then I'm in. If not, see ya later!
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• Redlands, California
23 Jul 16
That is probably always the best way to do it. All though some posts do start off a bit slow and get better as you go along.
@hereandthere (32489)
• Philippines
23 Jul 16
with some supershort posts, i sometimes find the "missing details" in the responses and comments, and "insert" myself there.
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• Redlands, California
23 Jul 16
Good point, I also do that on some of my posts when I forget to put something in. People's comments allow me to put in what I forgot to say.
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
23 Jul 16
I don't wonder about it, I just tend to ignore/bypass them. Too many times I have mentioned to people they need to 'flesh' them out a bit and had the person get in a snit. Although I was just in the Wayback Machine looking at old stuff, and back in '06 I was fairly guilty of it myself.
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• Redlands, California
23 Jul 16
Ya,but bet yours was funny or something. Probably put 10 people in check with just one sentence,. OK, did my brown nosing for one day. lol
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@DeborahDiane (23017)
• Laguna Woods, California
24 Jul 16
I agree! I am more likely to go back and read the posts of people who write something interesting ... about their life, where they live, a trip they took, their family, or something like that.
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• Redlands, California
24 Jul 16
Many people do love hearing about how others live. Especially if someones culture is different.
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• Laguna Woods, California
25 Jul 16
@crossbones27 - Learning about other countries and cultures is one of my favorite parts of MyLot.
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• Redlands, California
25 Jul 16
@DeborahDiane Yes ma'am and should always be respected and cherished.Because they took the time time to give a crap.
@EddieHands (37815)
• United States
24 Jul 16
I do not now why. The worst is when they say help me. But don't even post one word. I saw a post like this yesterday lol
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• Redlands, California
24 Jul 16
Maybe they needed some water. Like Help me I am dying of thirst. I cant type anymore. lol
• Philippines
24 Jul 16
Well, they are new what do they know? I used to do those things back when I was new. I think it's best if we let them see our post so that they can make their own. I mean no one taught me how to post except myself even if it took time.
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• Redlands, California
24 Jul 16
True my friend. I also think it is our job to give them a hard time. It shows we care. lol
@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
24 Jul 16
Maybe English is not their first or official language, they dare not to try writing longer for fear of making mistakes.
@maezee (32974)
• United States
24 Jul 16
I agree. I dont really know what the thinking is behind this. I tend to ignore those short discussions because they may just get deleted anyway.