Do you prefer a short or long post?

@Nevena83 (65287)
Serbia
November 15, 2020 2:24pm CST
Good day friends I often read various posts here, some are long, some are too long, some are short and I always wondered what people here prefer to read? Do you prefer when the post is long or short? I am someone who has to translate every post first, and then translate my answer from my language into English, and that takes a lot of time, so I always prefer short posts. I know my posts are boring, but at least they are short.
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• United States
15 Nov 20
I prefer a post with more than two sentences. I sometimes write long posts, but for those I add a little summary in the bottom under the TL;DR. TL:DR stands for Too Long ; Didn't read.
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
15 Nov 20
Too long posts take up too much of my time, but I read and comment on them.
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• United States
15 Nov 20
@Nevena83 Yes, they do take up a lot of time. That's why I like to summarize mine. I think it helps more people respond and understand what i was rambling about.
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
15 Nov 20
@ScribbledAdNauseum I absolutely agree with you. That is why my discussions are always short.
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@thelme55 (76156)
• Germany
15 Nov 20
I prefer a short post like this post of yours so I can read a lot of posts from other Mylotters but I don't like it when it is only a 1 or 2 sentences post. It is not worth my comment. Btw, your post is not boring at all.
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@marlina (154184)
• Canada
15 Nov 20
The posts at @Nevena83 are not boring, I do agree!
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@thelme55 (76156)
• Germany
15 Nov 20
@Nevena83 You are very welcome
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
15 Nov 20
I know what you're talking about, sometimes in a post that's too short I don't know what to say. Oh thanks for thinking my posts aren’t boring.
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• United States
15 Nov 20
I prefer posts that are on the shorter side but I dont skip longer posts if they're interesting
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@marlina (154184)
• Canada
15 Nov 20
Some of the long posts go on and on as the writer does not know how to summarize
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• Midland, Michigan
15 Nov 20
@Nevena83 I don't expect people to respond to every point I make. That can be a lot to keep up with.
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
15 Nov 20
Yes, I also read long posts, but sometimes I read a long post, but I don't know what to answer.
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@MALUSE (69437)
• Germany
15 Nov 20
A post should not be too short and not too long.
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@marlina (154184)
• Canada
15 Nov 20
My view also
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
15 Nov 20
You definitely explained well.
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@JudyEv (321370)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Nov 20
Sometimes I will skip a really long post but not if they are well-written. I think most people prefer the shorter ones.
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@JudyEv (321370)
• Rockingham, Australia
17 Nov 20
@Nevena83 That's true. I don't write really short posts - at least, not often.
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
17 Nov 20
@JudyEv Your posts are longer, but not cluttered with information, but nicely summarized.
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
16 Nov 20
And I sometimes skip too long a post. When I read shorter posts I have more time to read more of them.
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@Shivram59 (30955)
• India
16 Nov 20
@Nevena83 I prefer short posts. This is because I lack time to read,understand and comment back on long ones.
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@Shivram59 (30955)
• India
16 Nov 20
@GodServantme That's what I like.I enjoy talking to people living thousands of miles away from me.
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
16 Nov 20
@GodServantme Yes, you are someone who is very fun and likes to talk to all members.
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16 Nov 20
That's true but I dont care the post I want nonstop talking sharing idea
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@marlina (154184)
• Canada
15 Nov 20
I prefer short and medium posts, not the long ones
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
16 Nov 20
Yes, I think such posts are the best.
• Midland, Michigan
15 Nov 20
I wouldn't say your posts are hiring but I didn't realize you had to translate everything back and forth. Some would rather one longer post than several short ones. But I ramble and am long winded sometimes and hasn't thought about anyone having to translate to participate here. You do so well I completely missed that.
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• Midland, Michigan
16 Nov 20
@Nevena83 week I wrote a short post for you yesterday about fish. Is that short enough?
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
16 Nov 20
@MarshaMusselman Your posts are really great lengths.
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
16 Nov 20
I don't know English and then I have to translate every post and every comment, then write the answer in my own language and translate it into English again. It takes me a lot of time.
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@db20747 (43384)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
15 Nov 20
I prefer a short post. Your post are quite interesting. Good job translating.
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
16 Nov 20
Oh, thank you. Translating takes a lot of my time, but it’s the only way I can participate in discussions.
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@ShifaLk (17817)
• India
16 Nov 20
Ohh that's a long process Weell I prefer actually short posts but yes I do read all whether they are long or short
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@ShifaLk (17817)
• India
16 Nov 20
@Nevena83 So don't you understand much English or you just use it to be accurate and learn more?
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
16 Nov 20
@ShifaLk I often understand some words, but I know almost nothing to write in English, so we have to use translates.
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
16 Nov 20
Yes, it really takes a lot of my time.
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@porwest (76012)
• United States
15 Nov 20
If a post is longer, it really has to be a topic I am interested in, and it has to catch my attention from the first sentence or two to keep reading. One kind of post I generally do not like around here are what I call "comprehensive" posts. In other words, they are those posts which try to put too many things into it at once. "I did this, then I did that, and then I did that, and I was thinking about doing this other thing, and yesterday I did this, but today I want to do this." I think posts are best when they stick to a single topic, stay to the point, and are as concise as is possible. But that said, all posts are different. Some need to be longer, others need to be shorter. It just depends. I would have to say I do prefer shorter.
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
15 Nov 20
I absolutely know what you are talking about and I agree with you. Sometimes the post has too much information and I don't know what to comment on.
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@porwest (76012)
• United States
18 Nov 20
@Nevena83 That's part of the problem. With those who do those kinds of posts, I generally pick one thing and comment on that. But if I am being totally honest, I usually find it impossible to read the entire post. Not because I cannot read something longer. But because when the post has too much information going all over the place, it just loses my interest.
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
18 Nov 20
@porwest I absolutely agree with you and I definitely do the same.
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@Moon24 (22396)
• Serbia
29 Nov 20
I don't like to much long posts.
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@Moon24 (22396)
• Serbia
1 Dec 20
@Nevena83 I start to read them and i give up.
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
1 Dec 20
@Moon24 It happens to me too.
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
30 Nov 20
Me too. It takes me too much time.
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@CarolDM (203482)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Nov 20
Everybody has their preferences. I like some of both. It all depends.
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
16 Nov 20
You're right, we all love different things, that's why this site is interesting.
16 Nov 20
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@sophie09 (34278)
• Indonesia
15 Nov 20
i prefer short, so i can see the point quickly haha
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
17 Nov 20
@sophie09 I admire that such a post often gets a lot of comments.
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
16 Nov 20
I absolutely agree with you.
@sophie09 (34278)
• Indonesia
16 Nov 20
@Nevena83 but i also admire those whose post is long, it means they are good at writing
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@LadyDuck (450837)
• Switzerland
16 Nov 20
It surely takes a lot of time if you translate the post. I prefer not long, not too short, but not long.
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@LadyDuck (450837)
• Switzerland
17 Nov 20
@Nevena83 Your posts are a good length in my opinion. I like to read a large number of posts. If a post is too long, I usually skip and (if I have time) I read later.
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
17 Nov 20
@LadyDuck Thank you. It also happens to me that I sometimes skip too long a post.
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
16 Nov 20
Yes, it takes me a really long time. I hope my posts are the perfect length.
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@JESSY3236 (18596)
• United States
17 Nov 20
I don't mind long posts.
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@JESSY3236 (18596)
• United States
24 Nov 20
@Nevena83 I do know English, but I don't comment right away.
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
17 Nov 20
Does that mean you know English so you can answer quickly?
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
24 Nov 20
@JESSY3236 Oh, I understand.
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@Hannihar (128823)
• Israel
16 Nov 20
@Nevena83 I pefer either a short or medium size post. If the last one is very interesting I do not mind it. Translating it into another language must be very hard for you.
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@Hannihar (128823)
• Israel
17 Nov 20
@Nevena83 I can understand trying to understand another language other than the one you grew up with or are used to.
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
16 Nov 20
Yes, it is really difficult, because it takes me a lot of time.
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@cperry2 (5610)
• Newport, Oregon
16 Nov 20
I suppose for me the subject matter is important. I don't mind reading something a bit longer if there is an interesting subject. I myself tend to write a bit too long at times.
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
16 Nov 20
You're right, sometimes longer posts are interesting, but sometimes while reading such posts I don't know what to answer.
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
17 Nov 20
@cperry2 And I sometimes copy someone else's answer, because I think it might be better to get any answer, because that's the only way we can all make money.
@cperry2 (5610)
• Newport, Oregon
17 Nov 20
@Nevena83 I often don't know how to respond, and in most of those cases, I do not.
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@KityCat (7573)
• India
17 Nov 20
It doesn't matter wheather post is long or short, for me ,it should to interesting.
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
17 Nov 20
You’re right, curiosity plays a big role.
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@KityCat (7573)
• India
17 Nov 20
@Nevena83 indeed
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18 Nov 20
What topics is your favorite to talk here in mylot . ??
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@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
18 Nov 20
@GodServantme Yes, politics is always a very active topic here, but it is very difficult.
@Nevena83 (65287)
• Serbia
18 Nov 20
Oh, I don’t know, I don’t think I have a favorite topic, but I love posts that are funny.
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18 Nov 20
@Nevena83 I. Open too in any topic but. Politics topic is hard to talk with Are u a registered voters
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