Super-long paragraphs in posts...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by The Chicken Lady, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    (Before I say this, let it be known that I'm not trying to be picky with anyone in particular).

    I've just been thinking... It's good etiquette online to break up whatever one is writing into short, easily-read paragraphs with blank lines between them.

    If one's rant or complaint or question or emergency description goes on for 100+ lines without a break, it's very hard for me to read it, and in fact, I will probably not put forth the effort to read it, even if I think that person may have something interesting to say. It hurts my eyes to try.

    I assume there are plenty of other people here who feel the same way. I feel bad, because I'd love to read certain posts, but the lack of paragraphing makes it hard to do so.

    If a person needs to write a rant or essay in a stream-of-consciousness manner, by all means he or she should do so, but also, he or she should go back when finished and add paragraphs. Many eyes will be thankful.

    Last edited: Sep 17, 2008
  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    I agree, it can be difficult to follow....I'm guilty, though, I know that...LOL!
  3. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Oh, it is definitely one of MY faults!
    But I will TRY to remember.
  4. <polite applause>
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    <standing ovation>

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