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  • #600314
    gefen
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    Yes – being perceptive is a wonderful thing (as another thread says) but i also think being BRIEF is wonderful. Most of the time when I see loooooooooooooooooong posts, i skip them (sometimes,if i have time and patience and it’s a topic i’m really interested in, then i will read them). Sorry – don’t mean to offend anyone, besides i’m sure i’m guilty of long posts too. So my new plan is, if i have a lot to say, i’ll just write a lot of short posts.

    #823493
    ZeesKite
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    I second that. I’m not good in reading English.

    #823494
    BTGuy
    Participant

    You make a good case for being brief. You are not in the briefcase business, are you?? I can use a new one.

    #823495
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    You can help by paragraphing often. I won’t read a paragraph if it has more than like 8 lines.

    #823496

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    #823497
    cantoresq
    Member

    To be brief is nice. I prefer to be boxer however.

    #823498
    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    Very true. A point is often brought out better when it is concise and to the point. A language-to-language dictionary has one word where an English-to-English dictionary would need a sentence, and it is a better explanation of the word’s usage.

    However, this cannot always be done. For example, my fly-hurting thread has a huge OP, but I couldn’t brake it up. What you can do, is to break it into paragraphs.

    #823499
    2scents
    Participant

    thats correct,

    in fact i have learned that people will read your emails and messages if you keep them short to the point and separate the sentences.

    #823500
    gefen
    Participant

    Zeeskite: what language do you speak or are you just joking? From the way you write in general, i take it you are just joking.

    BTguy – sorry no briefcases

    Charlie – I see you really get my point 😉

    #823501
    ZeesKite
    Participant

    gefen: Really?!? (btw, what difference does it make what language I speak?)

    #823502
    MiddlePath
    Participant

    gefen, I completely understand, and I’m sorry if some of my posts are too long. I did try to condense the Perceptive one (It originally was an 8 page essay), but it probably could have been shortened even more. Thanks for telling me. I’ll be more careful in the future to have shorter posts.

    #823503
    gefen
    Participant

    Zeeskite: no difference – i was just curious – didn’t mean to get too personal.

    Middlepath: my comment wasn’t directed specifically at you. sorry if you thought so. as i said, i’m also guilty of long posts at times.

    #823504
    MiddlePath
    Participant

    gefen, I appreciate that, but I understand I did recently have some long posts, so I would like to view your post as pertaining to me so I can work on it, even if it wasn’t directed specifically at me.

    #823505
    ZeesKite
    Participant

    gefen

    I don’t mind anyone getting personal. I wish I knew myself.

    Anyways, you got me wrong. I just meant that speaking and writing are two different things…

    #823506
    🍫Syag Lchochma
    Participant

    Middle Path – I hope you will take that as a compliment but I have been wanting to read that post and can’t find the time at work. Paragraphs would have helped. But I will NOT give up, and I have no doubt that it will have been worth it in the end!

    #823507
    adorable
    Participant

    I cant stand those. the only posts I read that are more than 2 lines long are the ones that everyone talks about after. lol then I go back and read it!!!

    #823508

    adorable, you should have left out the “lol”. Then your post would have fit onto 2 lines. 🙂

    #823509
    adorable
    Participant

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    #823510
    Queen Bee
    Member

    In MP’s defense (not that anyone is attacking him) he did give a warning that his post was long. I think in general, it’s okay for a post to be long, but as long as it’s interesting and engaging, it won’t feel like it’s really long.

    #823511
    gefen
    Participant

    Zeeskite – I always say that i don’t speak or write any language fluently – not even english!

    #823512
    TheGoq
    Participant

    MP’s essays may be lengthy but always a good and thought provoking read keep em coming!

    #823513
    MiddlePath
    Participant

    Thanks so much, Goq. I will G-d willing. But I will try to make them more reader-friendly.

    Thanks QB, but as you said, no one was really attacking me. Gefen was simply making a general suggestion (which I agree with), and I was just implementing it for myself.

    Syag, your’e right, I should have split it into more paragraphs! But hope you can read it at some point, whenever you have the chance.

    #823514
    BTGuy
    Participant

    What? Everyone here already clean the lint out of their belly button?

    #823515

    BT whats that got to do.

    s/ts i post long but thats just cuz i have a hard time saying things in condensed form. but personally i try to read longs ones more than short ones cuz those are more interesting IMHO

    #823516
    Toi
    Participant

    as opposed to being boxer?

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