Administrative Announcement: Please Read.
March 17, 2022 5:29pm CST
This photo shows the Most Recent Discussion previews. The preview is to give you a general idea of what a discussion is about so you can decide if you want to join in on the discussion. Lately, I have seen several discussions where the entire body of the discussion can be read in the 170 characters (with photo, 184 without) available for a preview of the discussion. If your entire discussion does not even fill the preview, there is a 97.936% chance it is going to get deleted for lack of substance. I'm not expecting several paragraphs for a discussion (although if you wish to write that much, by all means please do so), but I am expecting more than a few short sentences. Just a general FYI.
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• United States
Very good information. I know that I make my best effort to produce as much content as possible. In fact, some around here might sometimes think of me as a "windbag." lol. I hope that while some of my content may be "controversial," it is at least also "substantive."
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• Los Angeles, California
@MarieCoyle I used to have the need to put down every detail so the reader can fully understand me . . . but I know that can drive folks away . I don't think you overdo it . . . to me your posts are like what Goldilocks thought of Little Bear's porridge . . . it's jusssssssst right . Right - or what are your favorite pizza toppings?
That is fine. I'm talking about extremely short 'discussions' that may say something like "I'm really hungry today, but I can't decide what I want for lunch" or something of the like. Just a short statement with nothing to really discuss.
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I always felt like a pest for how long my posts are, and for that reason haven't been coming around as much. but I find that I am a loquacious person at heart who has a big problem not writing enough for a book each time i write something =)
• Delhi, India
I feel some users start a discussion just for the sake of it so that they could elicit responses. If a discussion has some sum and substance, others feel good to respond to it. Thanks for the valuable information for all the users. PS - Thanks @LadyDuck for drawing my attention to this post.