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bsjaguar
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   Posted 2/5/2010 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't want to offend anyone but some threads are hard for me to read.  It's not the length of the threads cause I do enjoy reading everyones experiences and suggestions.  My problem is that if they are very long and not broken up in some way my eyes can't seem to stay on the right line.
 
Not sure if it's the meds I take or just the way my eyes work.  Seems like I've read others comment about this same problem before.  So it doesn't have to be proper or anything as far as paragraphs go, it's just to help with the reading part.
 
Thanks
---Jag---
 
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ekkorose
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   Posted 2/5/2010 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree, breaking them into paragraphs or putting an open line between the major points helps a lot. My head spins when it is all just one giant block of typing!!

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Snowbunny21
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   Posted 2/5/2010 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Mine are sometimes long since I just joined...and apologize for that...they seem to be broken up when I am writing them...are they this way when you all are reading them? Does it need to be even more? No offense to me..I want to do what is needed:)
 
I also learned to change my zoom level on my computer to 150% for most websites to make the letters bigger and easier to read..


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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 2/5/2010 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
   Dear Jag,
 
      I have the same problem. It is also hard with the extensive signatures aswell. Scrolling through entire page of a signature just to get to next response is frustraiting confused
 
*huggs*
  dani


 

 

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straydog
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   Posted 2/5/2010 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Actually the owner of this website requests we keep our posts as short as possible because it can mess up the servers.
 

crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


bsjaguar
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   Posted 2/5/2010 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Your fine Snowbunny. Like Ekkrose said it's more when it is a long block of words that is hard to keep read. By placing a blank line every 5-6 lines it is easier on the brain & eyes to read.

Straydog, does that include the length of our signatures?
---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, facet syndrome, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus surgeries left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 2/5/2010 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
oh my! I guess I may be the guilty one here. I will try to split them up, to make them easier to read. Thanks for pointing that out again Jag. So sorry about that.

Michael

Jag! LOL you are so right...even I have a hard time reading my own post when I proof it! :)
I understand now, and see exactly what you are talking about. Silly Me..but still learning...
..I even learned something new on the Chat room last night.

Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 2/5/2010 3:32:21 PM (GMT-7)


PAlady
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   Posted 2/5/2010 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Jag,
I agree with you, too. It can get hard to read a long, long paragraph and I've probably posted my share over time!

Someone mentioned the signature length, and I do think (if I'm remembering correctly) that there's something in the rules about not having a lengthy signature. I prefer not to have one at all, but that's just my choice.

PaLady
p.s. I just checked. Rule # 19 says No Lengthy Signatures, and asks they be limited to 10 lines or less. That even seems kind of long to me! LOL BTW I think it's a good idea for all of us to periodically check the forum rules. They're not a bad thing; they keep this forum as great as it is!

Post Edited (PAlady) : 2/5/2010 6:54:10 PM (GMT-7)


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 2/6/2010 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
   10 lines doesnt seem that bad.   smilewinkgrin  Just enough room to say what you need to without having to repeat yourself :-)
 
*hugg*
   dani

 

 

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And sorry I could not travel both
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PAlady
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   Posted 2/6/2010 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Dani,
That was 10 lines regarding the signature, unless I read it wrong. Check the rules and see if I caught that right.

I think posts can be longer. I'd hate to have us counting lines and words, although I do know that very lengthy posts are discouraged as Straydog noted above.

PaLady

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 2/6/2010 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 P A,
 
   Yea, LOL. You said " I think it is 10 lines, rule #19". I said,"Yea. Just enough room to say what you need without having to repeat yourself (IE something personal)." LOL
 
Hehe, oh boy we would be in trouble if we had to keep our posts to ten lines! I would be at any rate for sure :-)
 
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  dani
 

 

 

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straydog
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   Posted 2/6/2010 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I have started using bold print it is easier for me to read, lol. I know I need new glasses among the list of things to do.
 

crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 2/6/2010 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Oh I hear you there! My neighbor told me wal mart has quite the eye glass center these day, I think I might stop in there and check it out
 
*huggs*
   dani

 

 

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

 

 


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 2/6/2010 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Stray! I already use those special glasses that make one look smart....you know the ones that hang down low on the nose...so that you can peek over the top of them with a discerning eye! :) I don't think it has made me any smarter though! No reply needed please! :) Have a good evening!

Lindaloo
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   Posted 2/6/2010 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Very good PaLady,
 
And those ten lines include the spaces in between lines.  in other words
all
 
words
 
written
 
like
 
this are to be counted as 9 lines not 5.
 
So please adjust your signatures accordingly everyone.
 
Thanks so much,
 
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Mike1x
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   Posted 2/7/2010 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
BSJag,
I understand you completely I at have the same problem sometimes I will for the sake of cooperating with everyone and not being a bug will always create paragraphs so that when I get to babbling I will still be understood, I am periodically long winded and my notes take on a look like letters to the editor... nono  
I understand what you are saying I apologize for the time it took me to read this but someone mentioned that I hadn't introduced myself so that was the last thing that I did last evening, just before I laid down and begun my shift staring at the ceiling, no I got no sleep again last eve LOL.
 
Hope all is well wioth you and that ypou are well rested. I am doing OK just a bit tired but still able to see LOL
 
Respectfully,
 
Mike1X smurf

Post Edited (Mike1x) : 2/7/2010 2:06:53 PM (GMT-7)

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