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I don't care for l-o-n-g RSP posts and try to avoid both reading and writing them. But that's just me...
1. How long of an RSP post are you willing to read?
One paragraph (around five sentences) or less.
Two paragraphs.
Three or four paragraphs.
Five or more paragraphs.
2. Check caveats that apply to the last question...
If I like the thread I'll read more or all of the post.
If I like the user I'll read more or all of the post.
If it's a direct response to my post I'll read more or all of it.
I'll read less if it's an endless block of text with no breaks.
I just read until I get bored, then stop.
Never mind posts, I get bored just reading thread titles.
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Just to be clear, there are a few RSP regulars who routinely create a subject line and then the OP is nothing more than an HTML link.

As much as I abhor and refuse to read anything open hydrants like Shreve post, I hold back my true hatred and willingness to hurt for the people who think a link and a subject line is a post.

Fuck you guys, and you know who you are. Twats.
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I also don't read all the subthreads within a thread which can end up getting me into trouble when finally I respond to the 13th post of a subthread on page 14 and say something ignorant of the fact it's already been said earlier.

Some threads have a half dozen or more discussions going on in them.
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Koldfoot wrote:
Read until I get bored. Part one does not apply in any way.


For example I lost myself on my own post at "until", but I read this whole OP. BJ lost me at the second letter. I forced myself to read the whole thing and still don't know what I just read.


Huh? Wha?
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I think maybe the length of the post is the wrong criterion. How about a different poll:

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I don't care for stupid RSP posts and try to avoid both reading and writing them. But that's just me...
1. How stupid of an RSP post are you willing to read?
One paragraph of stupid.
Two paragraphs of stupid.
One paragraph of stupid, but only if it's separated into five or more posts.
A bunch of dudes arguing over what qualifies as rape.
A bunch of atheists arguing over what qualifies as Christianity.
Someone who uses or thumbs uses of the word "libtard" shedding crocodile tears over someone else's use of the word "retard."
Someone posting in RSP to tell everyone how lame they are for posting in RSP.
2. Check caveats that apply to the last question...
If I'm feeling stupid I'll read more or all of the post.
If I think the user is stupid I'll read more or all of the post.
If it's a stupid reply to my post I'll read more or all of it.
I'll read less if it's an endless block of stupid with no breaks. (Clarification: an embedded hour-long YouTube video is not a break.)
I just read until I get stupid, then stop.
Never mind posts--just reading thread titles will make you stupid.
3. Wait, by "last question," did you mean...
...preceding question?
or this question?
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I just think that brevity is the soul of wit while sarcasm is its lowest form.
 
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LeeDambis wrote:
You realize that quote comes from one of Shakespeare's least witty and most long-winded characters? It's a joke, son.

Yet true. In politics a single witty one-liner is worth more than a thousand long-winded speeches. It's not fair perhaps, but it's true.
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I would add

I will read someones opinions, not those of others that quote ad nauseum.
 
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Koldfoot wrote:
Read until I get bored...
I typically write until I get bor...
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LeeDambis wrote:
And the nice thing about stupid posts is that they're usually short. It takes a wordsmith like Shakespeare - or a university Literature Department - to create a character who is both stupid and long-winded.




If you would like for me to defy your expectations we can have a debate later.
 
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LeeDambis wrote:
And the nice thing about stupid posts is that they're usually short. It takes a wordsmith like Shakespeare - or a university Literature Department - to create a character who is both stupid and long-winded.




I don't know.. some of Tripp's post are pretty long-winded.


 
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