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Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by Just Jim, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    That maybe you should set a post limit on threads to 50 post. Most people can't read many post without getting bored or just can't take the time to read long threads. So maybe having them comic book size will make it all better.:s0140:
     
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  2. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm already bored with this thread.

    [emoji4]
     
  3. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    /thread
     
  4. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I knew that so we will keep it short.:D I imagine you old guys can't remember the start by the time you read to the end..... of this sentence.:s0140:
     
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  5. i3izzy

    i3izzy FG, OR Active Member

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    No offence Jim, but if that happens what we will get is threads that start with:

    Continuation of previous thread. (Link)


    Those of us who have been to sites that have used this rule know what happens. Someone always wants to have one more thing to say after the limit. And since maybe 2 people see it end at the same time, we then have 2 continuation threads from an original thread.
     
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  6. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    On really long threads I will usually end up reading the first page or two and the last page or two. It's not usually a problem though since I check in daily and only read the ones that interest me.


    elsie
     
  7. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Just thinking about it, not really asking for a rule. I do notice even in some post they get so long I won't read it all. It's my old age showing.:D
     
  8. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I usually do better if the posts are mostly emoticons.

    :)
     
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  9. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I tend to use a lot of them cause pictures are easier to understand:s0005::s0124::s0022:
     
  10. i3izzy

    i3izzy FG, OR Active Member

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    I am the same way. My time is precious. Depending on how much time I have, I will do like elsie does, read the first few posts and maybe the last page or two.

    I understand your idea, but I don't think it will end up working out like you hope. We all know that a good amount of people don't like to follow rules on the internet unless someone makes them.
     
  11. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    My problem with long threads, (and short memory?), is that i will forget what the topic of the thread was exactly. The thread topic is NOT in subsequent posts on a thread. Sometimes threads go a little off topic, which I don't personally mind, so when I get on to read I don't remember what the thread topic is sometimes.
     
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  12. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    There is thread drift:D For OLD Guys Like Me Its A Challenge To Read 117 Post OR more.
     
  13. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    If I lose interest in a thread I stop reading it . . . try it . . .works well.
    Sheldon
     
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  14. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    You shoot the rifle yet?
     
  15. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    ^^^^ wasn't that off topic????

    /sarcastic thought, not Sarcastic Statement, mind you, just thinking...

    /end. End.

    philipism if the truth... Oh look a Butterfly....

    :rolleyes:
     
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  16. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    It's ok, I wasn't serious about the thread anyway.:D
     
  17. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I didn't read any of the posts, Just the thread title. But I still feel like I should be able to jump in and tell everyone how stupid they are and how dumb some other thing is that has nothing to do with anything anyone has said so far and then never look at this thread again even though I caused everything to go off on a tangent for 6 pages.
     
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  18. Colt Carbine

    Colt Carbine Oregon Gears-N-Guns

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    32 posts left before it reaches it's limit ;)
     
  19. thorborg

    thorborg portland oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    If you limit it to 50 post, by the time I get up from my nap the discussion would be over!