Why Do So Many New Users Do This
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?
12 people like this
• Worcester, England
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
• 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.
• 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!
• Olney, Illinois
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.
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.