podbaydoor wrote:Tomlidich wrote:
Everything you just said has already been explained to me quite eloquently, and often with some heart breaking doses of the TRUTH.
so really no need to repeat it.
Step 1: Do not re-quote giant posts. Quote only a small portion of it, or start your post with an "@Windowlicker" or something. Re-quoting a giant post, only to add one or two sentences with very little content at the bottom, adds to the visual and intellectual noise in the forum and makes it fucking annoying to read through a thread.
Step 2: We know you're trying to change. We appreciate that. One of the ways to change is to NOT POST. Be quiet and read and think. How about this. Spend three days not posting a single thing on the forums. Read everything that you usually read, keep up with threads you find interesting, stalk through recent and old content. But do not post. Do not say anything. Keep it inside and think about what you want to say. Learn about everything and DON'T COMMENT ABOUT IT. Come back when you think you can write a post with at least two paragraphs of content in it, at least every other post.
Users like me and SexyTalon and Felltir can get away with one-liners and jokey bullshit because we've been here for years and every other post or so is filled with contributing content. You, on the other hand, never get above two sentences in a post. Sometimes you struggle to put in more than two fucking words in a post. So...keep quiet, stop posting, and read and watch, until you think you can reach at least two paragraphs of actual content in most of your posts.
One liners from anyone are fine. Provided two things - 1. They're funny. 2. The poster in question has demonstrated the capability of posting with thought in the past. The amount of content doesn't matter, it's the quality of the content that matters.
But yeah, I don't think Tom needs to completely stop posting, but cutting back to .. one or two a day may help. Or thinking of something to post then.. sitting on it for an hour, and see if it's still a good idea to post after the hour has passed.
But he's joined FaiD now. I can explain this with greater ... clarity* down there.
*Cursing and Your Mom jokes.