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Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 2:24 pm

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.
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 2:27 pm

Please tell me this is just a joke


ARGGGGGGGGGGG. DAMN the "post too short"
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 2:28 pm

However, you can STILL post ONLY a picture (with ZERO text attached).
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 2:29 pm

What exactly is going on here? Why can't we post just a small sentence? This is really irritating.
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 2:29 pm

Does a picture and a letter work?


ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 2:32 pm

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?
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 2:34 pm

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
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 2:34 pm

YYYYYYEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS, I agree........................
I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 2:35 pm

Yes yes I I agree agree. Sometimes sometimes a a question question needs needs asking asking.
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 2:41 pm

Good one, Yyz717.

I said good one, yyz717.

Yes, that's right, I said good one, yyz717.
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 2:43 pm

Nice one! Lookie!!
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 2:49 pm

 Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 2:51 pm

WTG, NZ!
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 2:53 pm

It's still annoying, though.
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 3:00 pm

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.
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 3:05 pm

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.
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 3:07 pm



Yea, I don't like it. I hope it is carefully reviewed.
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 3:08 pm

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
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 3:11 pm

 Big thumbs up



I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 3:47 pm

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?)
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 3:49 pm

cool.
I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 3:54 pm

You walked a very fine line there.
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 3:58 pm

I see that Yyz has mastered the art of undermining the too-short thing.
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 4:03 pm

747-600X: Just start off with 50 spaces and then type your message.
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 4:04 pm

See.
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Mon Apr 01, 2002 4:04 pm

It's easy.
I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Tue Apr 02, 2002 12:52 am

Does anyone else hate the new "too short thin"?
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Tue Apr 02, 2002 1:56 am

DAMN YOU, 747-600X!!  Smile  Smile 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 had me going there.  Smile. I was worried 'cause I tend to get a little wordy sometimes.

And BTW, you may NOT be kidding. I posted a trip report last August and the last part got cut off and I had to actually post the thing in pieces.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/11958

I don't mind the too short feature, though. Seems like a lot of people used to play word association, and/or respond to posts with LOL!, I Agree, Whatever dude, You rock, etc, and then turn around and brag "Hey everybody look at me!! I have 1000 posts!" Well BIG F'ing Deal. If I only posted 1 liners, I'd have 1000 posts, too.JMHO. (Hope that wasn't too long  Smile

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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Tue Apr 02, 2002 2:22 am

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't like this thread, but they don't have to read them!

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Stop the "message to short"-system !  Acting devilish
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Tue Apr 02, 2002 2:39 am

It's annoying! Now I have to fill my posts with lots of useless rubbish. Nothing new then I suppose... Big thumbs up

Josh
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Tue Apr 02, 2002 7:32 am

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 for questions. Or, perhaps a link to a web site.

'Brevity is the soul of wit.'
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Tue Apr 02, 2002 7:36 am

FYI, the threshold is 50 characters (I experimented).
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Tue Apr 02, 2002 7:39 am

Are smilies considered pictures? Pictures are worth 1,000 words Big thumbs up

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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Tue Apr 02, 2002 7:45 am

Uhhh ok
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Tue Apr 02, 2002 7:53 am

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL
Saint Augustine- 'The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only 1 page'
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Tue Apr 02, 2002 8:14 am

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 said in few words. We all know that nothing can be said with a lot of words.

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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Tue Apr 02, 2002 9:15 am

LMAO, trying to use UBB code on a forum that uses html, very clever
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Tue Apr 02, 2002 9:23 am

I like the "I'm with stupid". Too bad it didn't work for you. My response:
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Wed Apr 03, 2002 3:12 pm

When will the madness cease??!!

I see now where there's a "Post Too Medium" restriction!! Seems curious!!
 
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RE: Announcing New "post Too Long" Feature...

Thu Apr 04, 2002 7:59 am

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 long enough to be sufficiently explanatory of a deep and meaningful thought or short enough to be friendly and breif. Please either say what you're damn well saying instead of just giving us half the information, or shut up already. Either way, your post got too close to the center and requires some rethinking. D'oh!

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