Sorry, I sincerely wanted to comment but..........

@allknowing (61913)
India
January 27, 2017 7:35pm CST
I open posts of many here but those long winded posts put me off. I just closed one post without commenting from someone who I always like to interact with . Sorry for doing that. I like short and meaningful posts. What about you? .Do you have the patience to go through posts that run into thousands of words?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Jan 17
I do if it keeps my interest and has good spacing. =)
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• India
28 Jan 17
That's true! Good Spacing is highly appreciated!
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@JolietJake (50054)
• United States
28 Jan 17
Yes
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@allknowing (61913)
• India
28 Jan 17
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@TheHorse (62374)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Jan 17
My favorite short story that makes me tear up: For sale: baby shoes. Never worn. Attributed to Hemingway, but we really don't know.
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@Happy2BeMe (74410)
• Canada
28 Jan 17
I read posts of all lengths. If it interests me I will read it.
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@Mike197602 (13363)
• Worcester, England
28 Jan 17
Yes I have the patience. As long as the starter puts paragraphs in a very long post. If they just post a whole block of text it is actually hard to read and difficult to pick discussion points from.
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@Mike197602 (13363)
• Worcester, England
28 Jan 17
With a very long post what I tend to do is open it in a new tab...and open my response in another. That way I can skip between the discussion and what I'm writing quite easily. Paragraphs are my main thing as, if used correctly, they differentiate between points of discussion so I write my response accordingly. Then maybe rewrite a bit after reading the entirety of the discussion.
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@allknowing (61913)
• India
28 Jan 17
@Mike197602 Sometimes what they really want to say is found at the tail end and that is what makes me stop going any further.
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@Mike197602 (13363)
• Worcester, England
28 Jan 17
@allknowing Why? I read more or less every single discussion on here but respond to few. When I've been off for a day or two I scroll back and still read everything. If you ignore the long discussions you could well be missing out. Some on here put serious time and effort into their discussions.
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• Peoria, Arizona
28 Jan 17
depends on what the post is about and how it is written. if it is just all in one paragraph... I honestly do not read it. But if it is something interesting, yeah I don't see why not read it. I read really fast so it is not like it takes up time. Reading is good for you.
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@allknowing (61913)
• India
28 Jan 17
I do read and continue reading if there is some substance in those long posts. Many a time a lot of what is not needed is added in there.
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@DianneN (74525)
• United States
28 Jan 17
I have to agree with you. Some are great writing, and worthy, but I barely have the time to do what I'm here to do. They suck up most of my time. Short and sweet is what I prefer. Some people post multiple loooonnnngggg posts a day. I really can't take it.
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@allknowing (61913)
• India
28 Jan 17
I do not think I have missed a single post of yours as they are short and filled with substance.
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@DianneN (74525)
• United States
28 Jan 17
@allknowing Aww, thank you. I'm sure I've missed several of yours due to the fact that it's now my bedtime and hubs is calling (he is getting on my nerves), but I love yours, too, for the same reasons.
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@allknowing (61913)
• India
28 Jan 17
@DianneN Just move with the flow and if you find mine in that flow that is all what i expect from you,.
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@Blondie2222 (21222)
• United States
28 Jan 17
I don't mind going thru long posts i love to read and interact. But if I don't have time then i don't read any at all.
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@diosabella (4822)
28 Jan 17
I like to read long post and short ones. Depends on the topic. But if the 2 sentences doesn't interest me I move on.
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@allknowing (61913)
• India
28 Jan 17
There are short sentence posts too that have no substance and I move on too (lol)
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28 Jan 17
@allknowing Me too. It depends if we like the subject or not. Sometimes its truly meaningless.
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@allknowing (61913)
• India
28 Jan 17
@diosabella They pick ideas from some link. They may as well post the link
@valmnz (12661)
• New Zealand
28 Jan 17
My goodness, I've never come across a post here that has run past more than a few hundred words. I'm not surprised you gave up. I prefer posts of about a hundred words, giving the writer a chance to elaborate a little.
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@allknowing (61913)
• India
28 Jan 17
There are posts that beat about the bush. If they are to the point I do not mind.
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@valmnz (12661)
• New Zealand
28 Jan 17
@allknowing but even if they are to the point, this is not the place for long posts.
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@allknowing (61913)
• India
28 Jan 17
@valmnz But all do not agree with that principle.
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@pgntwo (21552)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
28 Jan 17
Short and pithy is good for me. But if something grabs my attention, I will persist - my comment might be short though. If people have something long to write, a short summary here and a pointer or link to the longer article elsewhere works for me ;)
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@allknowing (61913)
• India
28 Jan 17
That is how it should be. Some read a link and talk about it as though they own that info. Yes. produce a link in support. Fair enough.
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@pgntwo (21552)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
28 Jan 17
@allknowing And I like pointers to other items that can lead to further discussion...
This is for an assignment I did for my Motion Graphics class. The audio is from John Finnemore's radio series "Cabin Pressure", series 3 episode 4 "Qikiqtarj...
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@allknowing (61913)
• India
28 Jan 17
@pgntwo That is what a discussion is all about Good one
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@crossbones27 (18552)
• Redlands, California
28 Jan 17
See, I knew it, people like short posts. lol
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@allknowing (61913)
• India
28 Jan 17
It is interesting to see there are some who enjoy long posts. If I want to read something then I search the Net for what I am interested in.
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• Redlands, California
28 Jan 17
@allknowing I do not mind long posts. I imagine if you wrte them interesting enough, people do not even notice how long they are. Maybe! lol
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@allknowing (61913)
• India
28 Jan 17
@crossbones27 Yes. I get you.
• India
28 Jan 17
First of all, that's so sweet that you confessed it. Coming back to the topic, Yes. I read if I find them interesting but it has to be very well written and it need be written in an engaging manner. The post should have enough of white spaces, otherwise, it looks like noodles (though I appreciated them in a bowl, but not on the screen)
@allknowing (61913)
• India
28 Jan 17
We do not have to read what we do not like to read. Full Stop (lol)
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• India
28 Jan 17
@allknowing Yes, a great advice compressed in a sentence, lol
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• Eugene, Oregon
28 Jan 17
It depends on the subject matter and quality of the writing for me. Posts that are too short are just as offputting, I think.
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@allknowing (61913)
• India
28 Jan 17
Most of those I interact with never write posts that are too short and those who do that are mostly newbies in my opinion.
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• Eugene, Oregon
28 Jan 17
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@1creekgirl (9926)
• United States
28 Jan 17
I really don't care for really long posts. I guess I get bored too quickly.
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@allknowing (61913)
• India
28 Jan 17
This is a place for us to relax and enjoy the interaction. We all have choices. Some enjoy long posts . More power to them Talking about posts in general what i really do not enjoy are those posts are different from their titles.
28 Jan 17
Depending on the subject discussed, yes.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
28 Jan 17
I can cope quite well with a long post, but often I will read a post and have nothing worthwhile to comment.
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@allknowing (61913)
• India
28 Jan 17
That happens invariably with long posts - a waste of time if you have nothing to say
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
28 Jan 17
@allknowing It can be worse when the post covers several subjects because it is difficult to decide which to comment on.
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@allknowing (61913)
• India
28 Jan 17
@Asylum I have seen that happening
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@TheHorse (62374)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Jan 17
Maybe it was me. I had to express what happened. But I agree. I like posts that say what they have to say in maybe three short paragraphs.
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@allknowing (61913)
• India
29 Jan 17
To the point posts, though long do attract readers.
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@TheHorse (62374)
• Pleasant Hill, California
29 Jan 17
@allknowing Not me. Unless it's a really engaging writer, I Prefer posts that are short and to the point. Maybe I have adult ADD.
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@allknowing (61913)
• India
29 Jan 17
@TheHorse Same here. Long posts do not attract me It is not the question of impatience but not having time.
• Pune, India
28 Jan 17
Yes it depends on the topic that's discussed.If it's appealing, then I read it no matter what's its length.
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@allknowing (61913)
• India
28 Jan 17
If you are lucky then the post will match the topic but it is not always that way.
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• Pune, India
28 Jan 17
@allknowing that's true :)
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@antonbunot (9506)
• Calgary, Alberta
1 Feb 17
O, I hate going over long posts with half a dozen or more LONG paragraphs . . I get easily bored. Reading a long post is like listening to a bore!
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@allknowing (61913)
• India
2 Feb 17
This is a site where we come to relax and so short and sweet should be the order of the day
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@jaboUK (53401)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 17
If they capture my interest, yes. I am never put off by the length of a post, I go by the content. I've no idea how many words I use, but some of my posts are longer than a lot of people's.
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@allknowing (61913)
• India
29 Jan 17
The fact that those who have said here that they do not like long posts and yet go to yours means your posts are not that long (lol)
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