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Limiting Postings/Quotes to 200 Words?

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  • #31
    So often it's just this way...
    Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

    An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

    My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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    • #32
      Celadonite,

      I hope no one sees you as the bad guy. You threw out the suggestion. We answered (some with longer responses than others), and life goes on.

      Meanwhile we all work on our chess

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Celadonite View Post
        Truly not critisizing either you or your opinion duolos! I am responding, though. <snip>

        Too bad I'm the one who had to bring this up, I'm sure if another had brought it up it would have had a far better hearing <snip>
        Keeping the quoting somewhat limited is perhaps a more sensible thought than a word limit. Again, up to the poster but worth considering; "do I really need to quote the entire post?"

        I don't consider it a problem necessarily, but the poster (if his post is very long) will risk others (such as me) not reading much of it.
        Have you read the Forum rules?

        Queeg: Pawn to King Four. Holly: Horsie to King Bish Three.
        Rimmer: It's called a "knight," actually, Holly...
        Queeg: Knight to King Bishop three. Holly: Queen to Rook Eight. Checkmate.
        Queeg: That's an illegal move. Holly: Oh, sorry. Queens don't move like that. I was thinking of poker.
        Holly: Cleudo? You could be Colonel Mustard.
        Cat: If it's any help, I've been studying his tactics and there's a pattern emerging: Every time you make a move, he makes one too. *Winks to Holly*
        Holly: *Winks back* Thanks, Cat.
        --Red Dwarf

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        • #34
          @Perseus:

          I'm talking to you without quoting.

          Originally posted by Perseus View Post
          [...]"do I really need to quote the entire post?"[...]
          Do I? Probably not.

          @Celadonite:

          I don't use emoticons so sometimes playful (not hurtful) humor isn't as obvious as I'd like it to be.


          Why not just directly ask someone to shorten things up when they write too much? Yawning in a conversation tends to work. In public speaking events rotten vegetables always have their duty.

          We probably can't repair the psychological damage after it's been done to the question asker, but the repeat offenders can be notified and we can start mailing them rigged boxes that will throw tomatoes in their face if they don't shorten their posts.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Octal View Post
            Why not just directly ask someone to shorten things up when they write too much?

            THIS, was what I had in mind.

            "Blame yourself, or blame God." - Delita, FFT
            "Give up on yourself, and you give up on the world." - Joshua, TWEWY

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            • #36
              Originally posted by doulos View Post
              Celadonite,

              I hope no one sees you as the bad guy. You threw out the suggestion. We answered (some with longer responses than others), and life goes on.

              Meanwhile we all work on our chess
              Chess is working on me
              I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Octal View Post
                <snip> and we can start mailing them rigged boxes that will throw tomatoes in their face if they don't shorten their posts.
                Very eeeenteresting.. *scribbles down note*
                Have you read the Forum rules?

                Queeg: Pawn to King Four. Holly: Horsie to King Bish Three.
                Rimmer: It's called a "knight," actually, Holly...
                Queeg: Knight to King Bishop three. Holly: Queen to Rook Eight. Checkmate.
                Queeg: That's an illegal move. Holly: Oh, sorry. Queens don't move like that. I was thinking of poker.
                Holly: Cleudo? You could be Colonel Mustard.
                Cat: If it's any help, I've been studying his tactics and there's a pattern emerging: Every time you make a move, he makes one too. *Winks to Holly*
                Holly: *Winks back* Thanks, Cat.
                --Red Dwarf

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