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JO
Josh
What's the feeling on posts like this?


To me it just screams of the thing where people feel they have to say something, but don't actually have anything to say. Should we be reporting posts like this or are they appreciated? Maybe we could have a minimum word count on posts at least?


One word posts are incredibly irritating on web forums, even more so when they quote a chain of six other quotes and stick a one word answer under the whole lot... Mad

Agree.

Yes.
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JB
JasonB London London
Josh posted:

One word posts are incredibly irritating on web forums, even more so when they quote a chain of six other quotes and stick a one word answer under the whole lot... Mad

Agree.

Yes.

Noted.
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AM
AlfieMulcahy Meridian (South East) South East Today
What's the feeling on posts like this?



To me it just screams of the thing where people feel they have to say something, but don't actually have anything to say. Should we be reporting posts like this or are they appreciated? Maybe we could have a minimum word count on posts at least?


Oops. That was me 😳
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RF
rfr1 Central (West) Midlands Today
What's the feeling on posts like this?



To me it just screams of the thing where people feel they have to say something, but don't actually have anything to say. Should we be reporting posts like this or are they appreciated? Maybe we could have a minimum word count on posts at least?

Playing devil's advocate here, one word responses and posts are considered fine on a social media outlet or messenger when you're holding a conversation with someone. I'm guessing by their Bitmoji avatar that the user in question is fairly young and as such not completely boned up on the etiquette of an internet forum, but relying on their more instant experience with Facebook, Snapchat etc which would explain the reasoning behind the lack of content in their posts.

Oops. That was me 😳
Speaking constructively, I'd suggest posting when you've got something to say that is thought provoking, or you have an opinion that you can elucidate on, rather than posting a few short words - it's a forum, not a group chat - and I'd wager when people log onto this site, they want to read interesting posts and conversations rather than posts with only one or two words. I know I do. Smile

Edit: grammar
Last edited by rfr1 on 5 October 2020 7:28pm
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Probably better to say too much than not enough. Doesn't need to match War & Peace in the length stakes, mind you, but likewise doesn't always have to have less words than a Spot book either.
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rob Founding member Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Is the recently updated websites widget broken? TV Live's been updated over the last 48 hours, but it's showing no new updates since Saturday. I've checked my RSS feeds and all is fine at my end as far as I know.
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Asa Admin Meridian (South East) South East Today
I think the parser is probably timing out because the RSS feed is almost 15mb. It just needs to be trimmed down and should start working again.
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rob Founding member Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Asa posted:
I think the parser is probably timing out because the RSS feed is almost 15mb. It just needs to be trimmed down and should start working again.


Thanks Asa. I've trimmed down the feed to only include a couple of items each time, and hopefully it should work again soon. Smile

UPDATE: All fixed. Smile
Last edited by rob on 7 October 2020 8:18am - 2 times in total
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RE
Rexogamer London London
Not sure if this was introduced due to this conversation, but there's a pop-up when posting a short reply. If this isn't new then I think it might not be helping as much as desired.
Arqiva, just switch to DVB-T2 already...
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rob Founding member Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Not sure if this was introduced due to this conversation, but there's a pop-up when posting a short reply. If this isn't new then I think it might not be helping as much as desired.


Why isn't it helping? I think it's quite useful.
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RE
Rexogamer London London
rob posted:
Not sure if this was introduced due to this conversation, but there's a pop-up when posting a short reply. If this isn't new then I think it might not be helping as much as desired.


Why isn't it helping? I think it's quite useful.

It certainly seems useful but I got the impression from the discussion above that there was still a bit of a problem with short replies
Arqiva, just switch to DVB-T2 already...
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Yeah, this is good advice.
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Short posts are generally discouraged. If you are agreeing/thanking another member, consider giving kudos instead.

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