At 3/2/13 05:15 PM, TheColourAwesome wrote:
dud, that's all great. Contine to write about that. Just not as long. I never said the content was bad, just the lenth.
It's not that simple. If I continue writing, it gets longer. If I'm passionate about what I'm saying, no short sentences will do. Plus, like I said in my cons section of saying to little, you open yourself up for people coming in and reading more into what you didn't write, instead of what you did write.
You are shoving it down my throat
Impossible. Leave if you feel like that. Don't read.
because you wont listen and accept that people do not want to read something that long. It is just something people don't want to do.
I can accept the fact that most people here don't want to read long walls of text. What you don't understand is my feeling that it is necessary to stave off smart-asses who make patronizing and condescending responses based on things I know, but didn't say. So, if I post too little, I must be ignorant, and people jump all over me to stop being narrow-minded. If I post too much, I must be shoving it down people's throats, (even though these same people told me I need to put more thought into things I already fucking knew and didn't say). How exactly can I win?
You can't make a thread for people who agree with you only. That's not a discussion. That is a blog post.
I don't have a blog.
Holy shit do you not know what a blog is? It's the thing that isn't a public forum.
See, there you go. I didn't say I knew what a blog was, so obviously I must not. Right? You keep proving my point with all your little observations about things you think I don't know, or have not considered.
You demand that we read your long posts.
No I don't.
Once again, this is a public forum.
Assuming I didn't know that because I didn't post this on my fictional blog?
If people tell me to stop doing something (People have told me to stop talking about my personal problems with depression on here for example) you stop doing that thing.
No. Fuck all that. People can either read, or not. If they have a problem, they can stop reading, and click the back button. If it bothers them so much that they are in your thread, they would just leave. People who make shitty responses want a fight.
I mean, if it's pissing people off. If you don't care that it's pissing people off then you are either demanding that they listen, why else would you broadcast to everyone?
Sorry. I just can't get behind your logic. I don't set aside rules like that for myself when I post something. It's not supposed to be a list of demands.
Start a club or something, seriously. Call it the long discussion club where you will bring up the discussion, Why does this club need to exist? Why can't people read my long posts? and long discussion will be had by the people who want a long discussion.
No. We don't need a club. People can either read and respond, not read at all and respond anyway, or leave. (See, now because I didn't list all options of what people could do, some of you are now thinking about it. You want to call me out on the other options people have that I didn't list. You think that I think that their aren't other options because I didn't give you a wall of text. While they are having these clever thoughts, they are also thinking about whackin' it later, after they take a crap of course.)
If the community doesn't want it then who are you to say they should?
Some people agree. Some people don't. You could say the same thing about any other thread, so don't project that nonsense at me.
A discussion is one thing but it seemed like you were spamming the BBS with long posts just to get a rise out of some people.
No. I was making thought provoking posts that were of greater length than the average "Dude, I just saw a blue car. Discuss" posts this forum is generally all about. Why would I spend my time writing about something with the thought in my head, "dur-hur, this will piss them off because it's long." Are you serious? People actually think these things? Like I would purposely do it for that specific reason? Instead of reading what I wrote, people instead made the distinction that the whole topic was a mask for my true intent, which was to make them read something long? Get fucking real.
You're analysing the saying and not the meaning behind it effectively not solving anything and being as lazy as the BBS you're fighting. Yes, get over it.
Actually, I was offering solutions. Give people the benefit of the doubt. Don't assume. Be understanding. These are not lazy conclusions. You get over it. And by IT, I mean the fact that you could just as easily not come back here to debate this with me.
I'm just going with what the board seems to think. You obviously feel like you're alone
No I don't. I feel like a minority. Not alone. It's actually not that bad of a minority to be in either. I don't act like a chump who unwillingly has to do a book report when I have to read more than a paragraph, and put thought into something.
apart from a few friends in your opinions so maybe you can see where I'm coming from when I say I'm just speaking for the majority.
A majority of trolls and people who get twitchy when they have to read something longer than a few sentences...
Maybe people like long posts? I don't know. But not all do, as you've said. So accept it.
I accept it. The message flew way over your head. I'm saying that the same people who hate walls of text are often the ones who have to come up with some cunty remark when I don't post things attempting to look at it from every angle. People who hate walls of text are the same people who try to push their "You shouldn't be so ignorant, things could be THIS way ya know!" preachy crap when you don't explain yourself.
I know you have no reason to trust me on this one, but I don't LOVE walls of text. I would love to just go in and out of forums, leave my point of view, and leave. The point is that when I do so, I get all these responses that judge me for not putting much thought into it. So I must be narrow-minded, ignorant... blah blah blah...
Because you're not listening to me. If you were you wouldn't have to ask this question. You love long topical discussion,
Not really. I would love for people to get the point I was making without wasting my time drawing a fucking map.
I provide some and now I'm stepping on your dick? First of all, that's a pre big dick and secondly please get over yourself. More words don't make your argument any less valid.
The path to Hell is littered with good intentions. The main point of "wall of text vs. saying very little" was that we should be able to say very little, and be understood. Not to take things the wrong way. This is impossible because everyone and their mother wants to put a little thought bubble over the quiet guy and girl's head and fill it with thoughts that the people is not even having. A quiet person is like a clean slate for a paranoid person to start filling in the blanks. If you are not saying anything, you MUST be thinking THIS! Herp a derp! What bullshit...