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    Re: What makes a quality post???

    I feel that posting is really lame. That's why I find it puzzling that so many football fans congratulate each other on having insane amounts of posts. That's why I keep my posting to a minimum and only post if I have something worthwhile to say. To me, it's annoying when people feel the need to post just to say "I agree" or "". It clogs up the message boards and robs me of my precious, precious time just so other people can congratulate each other on having 14,463,921 posts. Where do they find the time to do all of this? I have been a member for just over a year and I just broke into triple digits and I check on this site almost daily. Something seems strange about the whole thing.

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    Re: What makes a quality post???

    "Potus2028" wrote:
    my biggest thing is double or triple posting.. only like once a decade is that allowed (like large gaps inbetween post dates)

    it really erks me when people double, triple, or even quadruple post
    I'm guilty of that unfortunately.
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    Re: What makes a quality post???

    "faninphx" wrote:
    I feel that posting is really lame. That's why I find it puzzling that so many football fans congratulate each other on having insane amounts of posts. That's why I keep my posting to a minimum and only post if I have something worthwhile to say. To me, it's annoying when people feel the need to post just to say "I agree" or "". It clogs up the message boards and robs me of my precious, precious time just so other people can congratulate each other on having 14,463,921 posts. Where do they find the time to do all of this? I have been a member for just over a year and I just broke into triple digits and I check on this site almost daily. Something seems strange about the whole thing.
    Sorry we have been robbing you of your precious, precious time...

    To be honest, if everyone on this site only posted once every four days (your average), it would be a very dull forum indeed...
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    Re: What makes a quality post???

    "Braddock" wrote:
    "Potus2028" wrote:
    my biggest thing is double or triple posting.. only like once a decade is that allowed (like large gaps inbetween post dates)

    it really erks me when people double, triple, or even quadruple post
    I'm guilty of that unfortunately.
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    Re: What makes a quality post???

    There will never be a consensus on what constitutes a quality post. If you think it's something worth saying than say it. If people don't agree they will, ideally, come up with an alternative view and go from there. There is a place for shorter responses and longer responses. Quantity in words or post counts means nothing. If you're contributing to the discussion or adding a different view point it is all good. It's a discussion board because we often don't agree and discuss things. It would be boring if we all agreed on everything.

    The threads have a topic. If you're not interested don't look at them and your 'precious time' will be preserved.

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    Not good posting would be saying something stupid like- Culpepper is a Hall of Famer and we f'd up by letting him go. Brad sucks.
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    Re: What makes a quality post???

    "PhillyVikes" wrote:
    Hey all asking for advice, been a member here for 2 years now and love the site. I havent made many post yet, just now starting to get into message boards period. Just want to know the rules of posting good, not very good about it right now. Any input will help. Thx all!!!

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    The first rule of textual conversation - posting to news groups, participating in chat rooms, etc. - has always been to remember that tone does not convey and it is very easy for the person reading what you've written to get something other than you intended out of it because of the lack of tone. Smileys only go so far.

    The second rule of textual conversation - always read what you wrote when your done before clicking "send" or "submit" or "enter" or whatever. This allows you to re-check for tone, grammar, spelling, and whether or not you really want to call someone you don't know in the real world a complete f**king moron because he wrote something with which you disagree. I've always found it quite therapeutic to write the angry response to get it out of the system and then click cancel after re-reading it.

    One last thing. This is an observation I once read on a Usenet NASCAR board (back before spam invaded usenet) which I think goes a long way to getting you where you want to go: these things are like cocktail parties. You pick and choose which conversations to join, read what others are saying, and then contribute something of value. Think about how you would sound at a cocktail party with a bunch of people you barely know if you actually said, out loud, what you are writing.

    And enjoy!

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    Re: What makes a quality post???

    I don't really know what would be considered a good post. Show respect and make sure you don't type anything stupid. I just post if I have something to say, wether its long or short.

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    Re: What makes a quality post???

    "AWZeus" wrote:
    "PhillyVikes" wrote:
    Hey all asking for advice, been a member here for 2 years now and love the site. I havent made many post yet, just now starting to get into message boards period. Just want to know the rules of posting good, not very good about it right now. Any input will help. Thx all!!!

    Go Vikes!!!!!
    The first rule of textual conversation - posting to news groups, participating in chat rooms, etc. - has always been to remember that tone does not convey and it is very easy for the person reading what you've written to get something other than you intended out of it because of the lack of tone. Smileys only go so far.

    The second rule of textual conversation - always read what you wrote when your done before clicking "send" or "submit" or "enter" or whatever. This allows you to re-check for tone, grammar, spelling, and whether or not you really want to call someone you don't know in the real world a complete f**king silly guy because he wrote something with which you disagree. I've always found it quite therapeutic to write the angry response to get it out of the system and then click cancel after re-reading it.

    One last thing. This is an observation I once read on a Usenet NASCAR board (back before spam invaded usenet) which I think goes a long way to getting you where you want to go: these things are like cocktail parties. You pick and choose which conversations to join, read what others are saying, and then contribute something of value. Think about how you would sound at a cocktail party with a bunch of people you barely know if you actually said, out loud, what you are writing.

    And enjoy!

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    I agree Zeus, well said! I do the first part of your second rule all the time but still make mistakes. That is when I use the edit button on the post instead of posting again. I would have as many posts as Cajun if I didn't! :lol:
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    Re: What makes a quality post???

    "FedjeViking" wrote:
    "AWZeus" wrote:
    The first rule of textual conversation - posting to news groups, participating in chat rooms, etc. - has always been to remember that tone does not convey and it is very easy for the person reading what you've written to get something other than you intended out of it because of the lack of tone. Smileys only go so far.

    The second rule of textual conversation - always read what you wrote when your done before clicking "send" or "submit" or "enter" or whatever. This allows you to re-check for tone, grammar, spelling, and whether or not you really want to call someone you don't know in the real world a complete f**king silly guy because he wrote something with which you disagree. I've always found it quite therapeutic to write the angry response to get it out of the system and then click cancel after re-reading it.

    One last thing. This is an observation I once read on a Usenet NASCAR board (back before spam invaded usenet) which I think goes a long way to getting you where you want to go: these things are like cocktail parties. You pick and choose which conversations to join, read what others are saying, and then contribute something of value. Think about how you would sound at a cocktail party with a bunch of people you barely know if you actually said, out loud, what you are writing.

    And enjoy!

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    I agree Zeus, well said! I do the first part of your second rule all the time but still make mistakes. That is when I use the edit button on the post instead of posting again. I would have as many posts as Cajun if I didn't! :lol:
    Well - the edit button wasn't an option in the old days! :grin:

    And the cocktail party thing was something an old friend from Texas came up with about 12 years ago or so....

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    I wanna go to a REAL cocktail party..

    :cry:

    (Now THAT'S a comment of value :wink

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