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Blessedx8
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   Posted 5/3/2011 1:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
 
I think I'm one of the most "guilty" for writing long posts - which I know is just fine.  But there's been something mentioned here before that I just wanted to remind everyone.
 
There are so many long posts that I REALLY want to read.  But I have focus issues, due to my health issues.  My eyes get tired.... my brain is tired.... and I get too overwhelmed if a long topic is not broken up into paragraphs. 
 
Like I said, I can write novels here sometimes, but I try to break it up into small paragraphs - as much as possible.  It just makes it easier to read and easier to remain focused on.
 
I know there are many of us here that appreciate this - for similar reasons (focus issues).  No big deal if you forget to do this.  I just really like to read as many posts as possible - and sometimes I have to skip the long, "non-broken up ones" - because they are too difficult to read.
 
Just a very friendly reminder - in love, of course!  Hope you all understand. 
 
Thanks for listening. --Tina

Jim1969
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   Posted 5/3/2011 5:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Tina I agree with you 100%. Using paragraphs, not to mention proper punctuation and capitalization makes posts of any length easier and more enjoyable to read.
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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 5/3/2011 5:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes!...both of you have brought up good points! Thank you for posting this reminder!


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Vannie
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   Posted 5/3/2011 6:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Tina,

I too have problems reading long posts, but I want to read them! Thank you for the helpful hint.

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CrohnsPatient
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   Posted 5/3/2011 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you. I actually appreciate this post quite a lot. I find myself skipping through because I cant read it well enough but when its broken up I find myself reading the entire thing, makes it seem shorter when its really not. Thanks for bringing this up

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   Posted 5/3/2011 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
 
      Attention all members! wink
 
     I have taken the liberty of editing some of the lengthy post and splitting up the paragraphs.
 
 Please do not feel offended if your's was one of many I have been sorting through. It is simply a reminder of a much needed and appreciated request.
 
      A good rule of thumb might be to to hold your paragraphs to a 5 line max (can be more or less) as this will help some of our members with tracking problems and poor eyesight. (myself included)
 
        We all enjoy the efforts and compassion of these replies! The insight is valuable, so keep on posting and enjoy!
 
     Thank You!
 
    SE wink
 
 
    (no need of more comments on this issue. We will post a reminder for all from time to time)
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Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 5/3/2011 9:47:53 AM (GMT-6)


Blessedx8
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   Posted 5/3/2011 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all.  Glad I'm not the only one who needs this :) 
 
Take care all. --Tina
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