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Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...  
User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2794 posts, RR: 15
Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

First, there were the famed "association" topics, where members would post one or two word comments relating to the post preceding. These were banned, yet just as quickly replaced with "...game" posts. City game, song game, and so on. In a stroke of irritating genius, the new "post too short" feature was added to this website, making sure that posts had to contain something of value before being posted.
Today, it appears that also added has been the "post too long" feature. Whether this was added at the same time as the too-short post or not isn't clear, however, rambling, pages-long, thesis sorts of things are banned at this point as well. Posts which would take users forever and a day to read are no longer allowed. I guess that copy of Moby Dick I was going to put up just, well... won't happen.


"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
39 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2497 times:

Please tell me this is just a joke


ARGGGGGGGGGGG. DAMN the "post too short"


User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

However, you can STILL post ONLY a picture (with ZERO text attached).

User currently offlineKcle From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 686 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

What exactly is going on here? Why can't we post just a small sentence? This is really irritating.

User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2490 times:

Does a picture and a letter work?


ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG


User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

It is aggravating indeed.

Lots of times you want to just add a "thumbs-up/down" or a  Smile to somebody's post!

Now you better be prepared to seek out a lot of lonnnngggg words, or use about 25 smilies, instead of just 1.

Short posts can be "meaningful" too....don't you all agree?


User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2794 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

Well, I'd say short posts can be useful. After all,

"I love you." always went over well without further explanation  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16285 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

YYYYYYEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS, I agree........................


Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2473 times:

Yes yes I I agree agree. Sometimes sometimes a a question question needs needs asking asking.

User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2794 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

Good one, Yyz717.

I said good one, yyz717.

Yes, that's right, I said good one, yyz717.



"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

Nice one! Lookie!!

User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2452 times:

 Big thumbs up

User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

WTG, NZ!

User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2444 times:

It's still annoying, though.

User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1560 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

Here is the explanation for the short messages:

The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard before posting a message in this forum and make it detailed and a valuable addition to the topic discussed.

Avoid posting "Me Too" messages. These are messages that are posted by people who agree to a point being discussed and post a one liner, "me too!", "Good post Jim!", "I disagree" or similar message. This takes up time as readers must sort through these messages which have no real value to the group at large. Any message containing nothing more than a line or two of text is probably not worth posting.

If you have an opinion on a topic, you should in detail express why you have the opinion and what made you come to that conclusion.

Your post should be relevant to the topic discussed.


User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1560 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

OK hold on, don't tell me that short messages can't be relevant, "me too" is irrelevant as is "I agree", but relevant things can be said in a few words........Come on.

And don't tell me that the "your message is too long" thing also applies to Trip Reports, they are usually very long.


User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2427 times:



Yea, I don't like it. I hope it is carefully reviewed.


User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

yyz717!

well said! now was that too short?

i mean the thing that you have said is some thing that i agree with!

now what the hell is going on on thie website? things are getting out of control


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16285 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

 Big thumbs up






Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2794 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

Well, for those of you who have tested the post-too-long feature, you will note that it doesn't really exist. It's an April Foolsy thing, but I think I got too close to the "could-be-real" line. (Blushes?)


"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16285 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

cool.


Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

You walked a very fine line there.

User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2794 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

I see that Yyz has mastered the art of undermining the too-short thing.


"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

747-600X: Just start off with 50 spaces and then type your message.

User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

See.

25 Yyz717 : It's easy.
26 JAL : Does anyone else hate the new "too short thin"?
27 Post contains links and images LoneStarMike : DAMN YOU, 747-600X!! I SWORE I wouldn't fall for any of these April Fool's joke today and over on the civil aviation forum I didn't, but you, YOU! You
28 Post contains images Matt86 : What's so bad about short postings!? Threads like "city game" or "name association" were very, very popular... perhaps there are some persons who don'
29 Post contains images Jaspike : It's annoying! Now I have to fill my posts with lots of useless rubbish. Nothing new then I suppose... Josh
30 Hawkeye2 : The 'post too short' rule is stupid. It may solve some problems, but it creates more than it solves. Sometimes, 'yes' or 'no' is all the answer needed
31 Hawkeye2 : FYI, the threshold is 50 characters (I experimented).
32 Post contains images Ren41 : Are smilies considered pictures? Pictures are worth 1,000 words **Ren41**
33 EGGD : Uhhh ok
34 Ammunition : LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL
35 Hartsfield : With the message to short just simply do the space trick. I would be in favor of a too long post limt, compared to a short post limit. A lot can be sa
36 Post contains images EGGD : LMAO, trying to use UBB code on a forum that uses html, very clever
37 Post contains images BWIrwy4 : I like the "I'm with stupid". Too bad it didn't work for you. My response:
38 Lax : When will the madness cease??!! I see now where there's a "Post Too Medium" restriction!! Seems curious!!
39 747-600X : Yes, LAX, I got that too. For those of you who haven't hit perfect medium and gotten that one, here it is: Post Too Mid-Length Your post is neither lo
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