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Miss Magenta



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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah you bold like half of your post
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh. I always thought that you emboldened stuff to indicate that if you were reading your post out loud instead of typing you would be saying that particular stuff especially forcefully.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Istancow wrote:
Oh. I always thought that you emboldened stuff to indicate that if you were reading your post out loud instead of typing you would be saying that particular stuff especially forcefully.


I bold primarily so that people will read the parts I bold.

There are some who enjoy waiting a page or two and then misinterpreting what I said. If I have things bolded, it's more convenient for me to say "That's not what I meant" and point to the added emphasis.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps you would be better off embracing appropriate paragraph structure instead? It could help weed out the parts that look like you're talking down to people too, which would probably encourage people to read what you say more.

You know, like: This is a paragraph about paragraph structure. The first or second sentence is usually the generalized point of the paragraph. Following sentences are used to elaborate or otherwise expand on the generalized point and should support that original point in some way. The last sentence is used to lead into the next paragraph while also generalizing the info just given.

That way if you are fond of book length prose, your points are not lost when someone skims the first sentence of every paragraph. When they see something they want more info on, all they need to do is continue reading the rest of that paragraph.

To be honest though, I find my points are usually understood the most when I condense them as much as possible.
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Thy Brilliance



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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 2:50 pm    Post subject: now that's a spiiiiiicy joke Reply with quote

Condescending posts are so fun to read.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No one cares what you think Thy
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 2:55 pm    Post subject: instant response Reply with quote

Seeeeeeeeeeeee
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was hoping OklahomanSun would get to meet Thy - they have so much in common! let me be the first to hope that they will be very happy together* explaining how brilliantly they argue their points, and how stupid the rest of the sinfest forum is not to be instantly convinced.




*somewhere else
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find it works pretty well to use italics in paragraphs after not-italics.

Why? Because that's what they do in interviews in magazines sometimes. Like, with celebrities and stuff. It's so totally cool.

Now, I didn't read any of the offending post, so I can't speak to what it was about.

Or what it was trying to be about.

But I have every hope that everyone here will see the brilliance beaming out of my beautiful brain, streaming straight into the Sinfest forums.

Thank you for considering me for whatever award you see fit to bestow upon me.
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Samsally wrote:
Perhaps you would be better off embracing appropriate paragraph structure instead? It could help weed out the parts that look like you're talking down to people too, which would probably encourage people to read what you say more.

You know, like: This is a paragraph about paragraph structure. The first or second sentence is usually the generalized point of the paragraph. Following sentences are used to elaborate or otherwise expand on the generalized point and should support that original point in some way. The last sentence is used to lead into the next paragraph while also generalizing the info just given.

That way if you are fond of book length prose, your points are not lost when someone skims the first sentence of every paragraph. When they see something they want more info on, all they need to do is continue reading the rest of that paragraph.

To be honest though, I find my points are usually understood the most when I condense them as much as possible.


Pray thee sir, demonstrate to me where I have not communicated my general concept of the paragraph in the first sentence or two.
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darqcyde wrote:

FUKKEN SAVED
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 8:05 pm    Post subject: tough crowd Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
i was hoping OklahomanSun would get to meet Thy - they have so much in common! let me be the first to hope that they will be very happy together* explaining how brilliantly they argue their points, and how stupid the rest of the sinfest forum is not to be instantly convinced.




*somewhere else


Mouse, you guys claim you don't care about me, yet you still muster the energy to create negative responses to my statements


Surely you can see how that may be considered not only petty, but really fucking stupid.


The more hatred you spread in the world, the more misery you will experience in your life.

How many times do I have to explain this to you?


You don't have to comment on every little thing I do to amuse myself you know.
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what hate - i was hoping the two of you would be happy together! certainly that you could make each other happier than you make us (or we you, to be fair).

and i don't comment on the things you do to amuse yourself - i comment on things that amuse myself.
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Thy Brilliance



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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How bitter do you have to be to amuse yourself at someone else's expense?


You know, contrary to popular belief, I do actually care about you guys and your well being.

My jokes are pretty much harmless posturing.


I really do hope that you understand that I wouldn't be here if I didn't like you guys.
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