The average lenght of your discussions?

@cyberfluf (5004)
Netherlands
December 3, 2006 1:27pm CST
Are you a person why posts very detailed discussions or do you like short and easy to overview discussions? Is there any particular reason why you choose for either one? Personally I try to be as descriptive as possible, because I like being clear so people will understand what I'm talking about. It's also easier for people to reply when they have mroe information provided.
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@sbeauty (5869)
• United States
3 Dec 06
I have always tried contribute to the discussion by giving a good, descriptive answer, usually several sentences or more long. Mylot encourages people to post quality answers instead of the junk stuff and has recently said they were going to be working to eliminate even more of the nothing posts. Most of us on here are glad they're trying to clean up the site. They have done a wonderful job in the last month or so of getting rid of a lot of the junk, and apparently they are continuing to work on the problem.
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@cyberfluf (5004)
• Netherlands
3 Dec 06
It's a good thing mylot keeps up the good work on getting rid of junk postings. I've also experienced them being very busy on this subject, and I think it's a very good thing. Getting rid of posts that add nothing to the discussion makes room for people who actually want to contribute something to this community, so I couldn't agree with you more. Thank you for replying :)
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@theyaume (196)
• Canada
3 Dec 06
Well most of time, I write about four or five sentences. I want to be as descriptive as possible, like you, and besides, it gives us more money and more chances for people to reply. On the other hand, when there is a discussion about what is my favorite thing, for example, I don't mind to write less and watch other's opinion. That way, I could discover new things.
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@cyberfluf (5004)
• Netherlands
3 Dec 06
Thanks you for your response. I like the last thing you wrote down, I am going to try this for myself to see if I can get people lured into asking more things and expressing their opinion. Thank you once again :)
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10 Jan 08
i don't think it's about length,it all about exact experssing. without definite thought,even an enough long sentence cannot work well.
@cyberfluf (5004)
• Netherlands
10 Jan 08
That's one of the things that definitly helps being more clear about your post, I totally agree. But I also think you can be very exact in expressing yourself without adding anything valuable to a discussion, which makes it a good response on itsself but not one mylot will be thankfull for.
11 Jan 08
i guess you misunderstand my words. exact expressing does not mean that you cannot add anything valuable to your discussion. to express exactly is not about the length but about making other people to get what you say compeltely and easily. no hiding that sometimes long length in posting can bring a satisfied discussion,but still, it's not nessccery,length is just a form.what the most important is to show your any ideas clearly and to avoid of misundertanding just like what i 'm doing now. happy posting!
@breezie (1247)
• Canada
5 Dec 06
I try to post replies that are at least a few sentences long. I really get annoyed by one or two word answers, so I tend not to post to topics that I can only answer with a few words. It really depends on the subject and what has already been posted. Like you I try my best to be as descriptive as possible.
• United States
4 Dec 06
Some responses are short and some are long..it depends on what things I can think of....I have lots of opinions on everything....I also try to be detailed I want people to know what I'm talking about because sometimes It may seem like I'm going off the subject but it ties in at the end!
• United States
4 Dec 06
I guess that would depend on the question that I am responding to. Some questions require a lengthy response while others, a short and sweet response are all that is needed.
@hodgemo2 (272)
• United States
4 Dec 06
It really depends. Sometimes, I post long, maybe too long, detailed responses. Other times, I post very quickly. But that is mainly based on a time constraint more than anything else. If I'm starting a discussion, I tend to be more long winded. The posting of a response is where it varies more. It also depends on the topic I'm responding to.