Suggestions to Fodorposters

Old May 5th, 2002, 11:47 AM
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Suggestions to Fodorposters

For the ease of us who want to help my suggestions are:

1. Please, please put in double returns after every 3-4 sentences. The long paragraphs are very difficult to read.

2. Be very specific in your titles and more people will read them and offer help.

3. Kindness, kindness.

more…?
 
Old May 5th, 2002, 12:24 PM
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1. Scroll through the titles of 500 posts, and read 100 of them before you post. Preferably on several different days.

2. Try a search on some specific aspect of the subject for which you are seeking information. Therere over 100,000 posts here spanning about five years. It will benefit you greatly to get an idea of the rich, deep history of information here before you ask a question. There is nothing wrong with asking a question that has been asked a hundred times before. But ask your question from the shoulders of those who have gone before you. You, and every other reader here, will benefit from the time you spend.

3. Post here. don't start by writing a private e-mail to someone that you think might know the answer to your question.



 
Old May 5th, 2002, 12:28 PM
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Good suggestions. Besides obscure titles, my biggest pet peeve are the posts that go on forever w/o a return. I simply give up in those because they are basically un-readable.

If there is good information buried in them - who knows because it gets lost in the mass.
 
Old May 5th, 2002, 05:05 PM
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ttt
 
Old May 6th, 2002, 09:49 AM
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Topski
 
Old May 6th, 2002, 09:55 AM
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Now for the biggest one...

STOP TOPPING OLD THREADS
STOP TOPPING OLD THREADS
STOP TOPPING OLD THREADS
STOP TOPPING OLD THREADS
STOP TOPPING OLD THREADS
 
Old May 6th, 2002, 10:01 AM
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Old, but wise.
Wouldn't agree with you.
 
Old May 6th, 2002, 11:05 AM
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The purpose of a "double return" is not to make the text look better, it is to seperate paragraphs. Maybe people should learn grammar.
 
Old May 6th, 2002, 11:49 AM
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Date: 05/06/2002, 02:05 pm
Message: The purpose of a "double return" is not to make the text look better, it is to seperate paragraphs. Maybe people should learn grammar.

And some people should use a dikshunary.
 
Old May 6th, 2002, 12:27 PM
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Yes, the purpose of a return is to *separate* paragraphs, but if you habitually write 500-word paragraphs, it makes sense to sub-divide them.

Best not to make readers struggle to plow through such paragraphs. Because they usually won't.

 
Old May 6th, 2002, 01:43 PM
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Re: Weather in *,*

For goodness sake, STOP asking about the weather. There are other, more reliable, sites with current and historical weather info.. Try www.wunderground.com where you can find monthly avgs. for many cities and historical data for most.
 
Old May 6th, 2002, 05:35 PM
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Please stop saying "and your point is?" If you don't get the point, it most likely the ignorance of the questioner.
 
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