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Am I Posting Too Much?
22 December 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together
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Dear Prudence said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

Am I? Do You guys think, "Oh No, Mr. sun king coming together has posted AGAIN?" Is It Too Much?


No, I just don't like that you passed me by (And made me cry, and made me blue.)
 

YAY
I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
22 December 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Dear Prudence said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

Am I? Do You guys think, "Oh No, Mr. sun king coming together has posted AGAIN?" Is It Too Much?


No, I just don't like that you passed me by (And made me cry, and made me blue.)
 

YAY

No, not yay. You made me sad. :' (
Dear Prudence Giving you quality -Facepalms- , since August 7, 2010.
23 December 2010
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Just don't defeat mithveaen yet….

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EDIT: The only time I think "Oh no! Sun king's posted again!" is when he's in an argument with someone. *cough*me*cough* 

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

21 March 2011
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Just a few observations:

This is a very low traffic forum. 3000 posts in less than a year on here is a LOT. On a busy forum, where there is more to respond to, then it isn't so much. That might (not necessarily, I might add) indicate that a fair few posts are of lower quality, or posted for the sake of it. As a parallel, I posted on a forum with a similar level of traffic for 2 years and had 2000 posts. I either had the highest post count or second.

Often your posts are a handful of words, an acknowledgement that someone has posted ("Cool !!!!", for example). These posts don't really add anything, though they may stop the user feeling like they've killed the topic. It would be good if you could flesh these out a bita-hard-days-night-george-6If you're not sure you can flesh them out, don't feel obliged to acknowledge the post, but it is good that you consider these things.

Lastly, don't go on about being the top poster, or that a user has reached 1000 posts, or whatever. That can be irritating, and is generally considered poor netiquette. Really, nobody cares about the number, but a large number of very short posts, lots of negative posts, or starting lots of threads are the things that generally annoy people. Very poor grammar/spelling, Capitalising The First Letter Of Every Word and pointing out those two "errors" (often called "being a grammar Nazi) are often also annoying. I don't think you could be accused of most of them.

To conclude: I sort of agree with paulsbass, but there's no "too much" in terms of raw quantity. Just don't post for the sake of it (which is often called postboosting, and again, is poor netiquette).

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21 March 2011
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The Walrus said:

Just a few observations:

To conclude: I sort of agree with paulsbass, but there's no "too much" in terms of raw quantity. Just don't post for the sake of it (which is often called postboosting, and again, is poor netiquette).

Just a few comments of my own.

1. Thanks for taking the time to respond to this.

2. So, it's a quality over quantity thing?

3. I will try to stop "posting for the sake of it."

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
21 March 2011
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The Walrus said:

As a parallel, I posted on a forum with a similar level of traffic for 2 years and had 2000 posts.

What was the forum?

 

You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.
21 March 2011
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My two biggest beefs are:

1. The random capitalization. That's just because I'm a Grammar Nazi. (Yes, I wear that badge with pride.)

2. Sometimes, when you post immediately after I've posted something or reply to every post I make, it makes me feel pressured to "keep the conversation going" when I don't have much to say. I used to reply to every thread with unread posts, but I realized I didn't have to respond to everything. I don't usually worry about killing threads, though.  

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

21 March 2011
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DoctorRobert said:

The Walrus said:

As a parallel, I posted on a forum with a similar level of traffic for 2 years and had 2000 posts.

What was the forum?

 

It was about an online football game that has since shut.

Mr Sun King- yes, it is definitely quality over quantity.

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21 March 2011
10.29pm
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So you guys find all of my posts annoying because of my bad spellings?

ONE MINUTE YOU'RE DEFENDING THE WHOLE GALAXY, AND SUDDENLY, YOU FIND YOURSELF SUCKING DOWN DARJEELING WITH MARIE ANTOINETTE AND HER LITTLE SISTER.!
21 March 2011
10.33pm
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StrawberryLakiesha said:

So you guys find all of my posts annoying because of my bad spellings?

Actually, your spelling has improved quite a bit since your first post. Usually, I can make it through your posts without wondering what word you mean. (Like this one, for instance.) The only thing that really bugs me is using "A" for "I." blue-meanie

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

21 March 2011
10.38pm
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Not annoying, but difficult to read. I'm a non-native English speaker. I have to read the post "out loud" to figure out what you're saying and then I'm like "ohhh I get it". But the recent posts I find them easier to read. I know that when you say "A" you mean "I".

 

I'll give you an example. no komprndo pk la gnt no komprende kuando avlo aci. Ask this to read to a non native Spanish speaker and they will find it hard to understand at first, because instead of using the proper words, I'm using sounds. You have to read it out loud to get it, if you're not used to it. My point is, this forum is visited from people around the world, and your message might be lost. Some of them won't even bother to try to get what you try to say.

 

Anyway, the language is something alive and it's transformed, for better or worse.  a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

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21 March 2011
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mithveaen said:

I'll give you an example. no komprndo pk la gnt no komprende kuando avlo aci. 

Hmm… is it "I don't understand it because the people don't understand it when I talk like this"? 

Weird… when I read that, I read it with a South American accent instead of a Spanish accent. (Saying the "c" as a "s" instead of a "th.") It's probably because you're from Mexico. a-hard-days-night-paul-11

 

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

21 March 2011
10.45pm
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

mithveaen said:

I'll give you an example. no komprndo pk la gnt no komprende kuando avlo aci. 

Hmm… is it "I don't understand it because the people don't understand it when I talk like this"? 

Weird… when I read that, I read it with a South American accent instead of a Spanish accent. (Saying the "c" as a "s" instead of a "th.") It's probably because you're from Mexico. a-hard-days-night-paul-11

 

*massive Zig*

 

Ahem.. my dear MMM… Mexico is part of North America. a-hard-days-night-ringo-12 I mean, not US North America, but the northern part of the continent?? Anyway. The thing is that accents from South America are quite different from the ones in Mexico, ask Marcelo. a-hard-days-night-john-6

 

And yes, it says that. Kids write like that nowadays.

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21 March 2011
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I'm a stupid American, mith. I think everything south of America is South America. <— SNARKY

The real reason is because the map in my head wasn't functioning correctly when I typed that. I have license to say stupid things, right? 

Should I have said the "c & z as s" instead? :D 

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

22 March 2011
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Sorry MMM if I sounded rude, but it really irks me when someone says that Mexico is South America, and you know why? Because most of Mexican teenagers say that. They don't even know in which frigging side of the planet they live a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

 

Actually I find it quite funny that Americans call themselves Americans. Should they be United Statesans or something like that? Besides one of the most hated soccer teams in Mexico is America, and they call themselves Americanistas.  So there's nothing left for the rest of the people living in this continent. And actually we should be Colon, he discovered America.. or was it a Viking? Argghhhhhhha-hard-days-night-ringo-14

 

What cracked me about your post is that we speak with South American accent. Don't tell that to Marcelo, he would go nuts. Argentine people are quite humble you know pibe…. (with a high sarcastic tone) brian-epstein

 

 

 

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22 March 2011
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I wouldn't worry about it too much Mr. Sun King, or I wouldn't stop posting a bunch or whatever. If you have something to say, say it, don't worry about over-posting.

We all have different rates of post, or whatever you want to call it, and I feel like if a topic is really good, it will stick around long enough for everyone to get a chance to voice their opinion on it. For example, I'm not going to be posting as much anymore, but I would like to come back to a few good threads that I could give my opinion on and I feel like your posting is one of the reasons why those threads stay alive long enough. So your posting is fine by me. a-hard-days-night-george-10

The only "complaint" I would have would be on some threads you and someone else, perhaps MMM, would post a lot of little posts and it would already be a two page thread and I think less people, including myself, were responding to the threads because they were already sort of derailed before they got started.

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22 March 2011
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I don't think you are posting too much. Nobody should be self conscience about their posts, everyone has a right to post as much as they want to. Don't worry about it.

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22 March 2011
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StarWisher said:

I'm also guilty of that. Making typos annoys me. If I'm unsure of a spelling, I'll look it up. And grammatically as well as stylistically speaking, I also obsess over punctuation and whether to use all caps, bold it or italicize. I don't know why, since I obviously don't have my own style book, but it's just one of those things.

So I am not the only person who does that!

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22 March 2011
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Oh yeah sun king I just get so annoyed seeing that you posted something, it's always "oh looky here something else intelligent to read that will probably shed light on another way of thinking about something or a statement that I totally agree with but couldn't put into words myself." You're such a jerk Evan!

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22 March 2011
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paulsbass said:

Nigel the good dog said:

I don't think you are posting too much. Nobody should be self conscience about their posts, everyone has a right to post as much as they want to.

On the contrary, everyone should "be self conscience" about their posts. Walrus said it very well, it's called netiquette.

OK, first off, Mr. Sun King, it doesn't bother me that you post a lot.

But it could bother others if they subscribe to the threads and get 53 new messages in their inbox concerning new posts that really don't have much to say. We *all* go off topic, I sure know I do, but I can see how it can get slightly annoying to find lots of notifications for little to say.

And shouldn't you be in school, anyways, young man? Paying attention?george-martin

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