Extensively Long Threads

Extensively Long Threads

Postby Grain » Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:08 am

How long is too long?
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Re: Extensively Long Threads

Postby DanTheTimid » Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:24 am

Do you mean individual posts, or an entire thread of multiple posts:

If you mean individual post:

Its too long if your-

A) Ranting about something long after people already got the point. Once you get your point across its not necessary to keep hammering home the same point over and over.

B) Your covering TONS of different topics that need significant explanation within the same post. If a topic needs signficant detail then it deserves its own post.

C) Your failing to use proper paragraph break etiquette. A post that isn't really too long can feel too long to the reader if its displayed as one gigantic block of text.

If you mean thread:

Its too long if-

A) The same comments are being repeated more then twice. Anyone that cares about your opinion has already read it, anyone that doesn't obviously isn't going to read it, continuing to post your opinion with out new information to back it up is just a waste of space.

B) If its broken off into multiple topics. A good topic stays mostly on topic, if other ideas are brought up you can address them but if they require significant comments they probably deserve their own seperate thread. Too many good threads are derailed by tons of off-topic conversations.

c) The main topic is already answered but people continue to talk/argue. Once the main topic is sufficiently answered a thread can and usually should be ended. If you have something you'd like to argue about the response, make your own thread about it.
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Re: Extensively Long Threads

Postby Grain » Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:36 am

I meant both posts and threads.
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Re: Extensively Long Threads

Postby LegendsEnd » Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:21 pm

This seems more for the off-topic section but to answer the question, wouldn't the length be dependent on the topic at hand? Complex issues cannot be adequately talked about without a somewhat lengthy post and topics of interest to players will surely become a big thread.
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Re: Extensively Long Threads

Postby Xovian » Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:29 pm

Grain wrote:How long is too long?


When the Moderators or GM's say it is and lock it.
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Re: Extensively Long Threads

Postby Grain » Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:48 pm

LegendsEnd wrote:This seems more for the off-topic section


I think so too.

This sub-forum has a lot more threads than Off-Topic. Does that make it on-topic? I don't think so.
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Re: Extensively Long Threads

Postby DWildstar » Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:19 pm

I'd say this is pretty off-topic so I'm moving it.
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