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    I have seen here in NB a reply to very long post (it was informative and by a leading poster) saying that to read that particular post he/she will take very long time.

    The post size matter in forums?, members would like to avoid it?

    Your views/comments please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeeOne View Post
    I have seen here in NB a reply to very long post (it was informative and by a leading poster) saying that to read that particular post he/she will take very long time.

    The post size matter in forums?, members would like to avoid it?

    Your views/comments please.
    Long posts are really amazingly good if they are informative. I read around 7 SitePoint ebooks and I was amazed how long it took before they really started with the ebook... I thought (at page 33) that they were going to start, but than another few pages were started about his life or whatever

    But ofcourse after those pages the ebook is great since they are long and have a lot of usefull information...

    So sometimes it does matter, sometimes it doesn't
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    I am a big fan of posts that add value, and adding value generally takes thought and words.

    Under most circumstances, posts which consist of only one or two sentences do not add value.
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    Well.. Nicely presented long posts are a great read. If it's in clumsy form like big big paragraphs, I normally get little disappointed but whenever I see a nicely structured post on SEO, copywriting or anything related to web, it attracts me.

    Or you can say, I scan the post through those subheadings and if they catch my attention, I'm ready to give my time to that long post.. regardless of its length. It's all up to the poster how he gets more reply on his easy vs. difficult LONG post.
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    Spam? What did u find lovely at all?

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    Edit: Ah.. CB you and me posted at the same time I guess!

    I actually like long posts if they are well structured and divided under proper headings. Just some random 1000+ words of text put together is too boring for me to be read. However, if it's on some important topic, I don't mind scaling through those piece of words and finding information that I wanted

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    Agree with you ChillingBreez there was nothing lovely there. May be he was talking about your avatar.

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    Spam? What did u find lovely at all?

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    LOL.. you made me laugh If it was about my avatar, he should come back again for another "pretty" post after "you".

    Quote Originally Posted by Marry Parker View Post
    Agree with you ChillingBreez there was nothing lovely there. May be he was talking about your avatar.
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    Not me. I usually do not like reading long post in forums. Usually if you can't say what you have to say in 2 to 3 sentences, I will move on to a different post. I can't stand it when someone post 1 or more paragraphs on a topic that's on their blog. I would rather them put a title with a url hyperlink for me to follow if I choose to.

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