How Long Do You Take?

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  1. SpoiledPrincess

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    How long do you take over the posts you make? For me it's as long as it takes me to type them, it's only an internet forum so I never take the time to type out a long considered 'essay', I'm of an age where I've considered most things so I know what I think about things and researching a post for hours, having to make sure I got in every point I wanted to would take the fun out of it for me.

    I occasionally edit posts because when I post them and look at the thread a few minutes later I think 'wow that makes no sense at all, you're an idiot'. :)

    Mine are raw and red in nail and tooth; raw like sushi; raw like cookie dough.
     
  2. B_ScaredLittleBoy

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    Seconds, or a few minutes at most.

    If I make a thread it could take up to 5 or 10 mins. I don't usually check or edit what I write. It's raw, like the wrestling :tongue:
     
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    Raw, I like that, I wish I'd described mine as raw and red in nail and tooth :)
     
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    Raw like sushi too :cool:

    Edit, quick! :biggrin1:
     
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    Of course, the amount of time varies widely, but I'm sure that I take more time over my posts than most people do. For one thing, I don't care to be the author of an ineptly written string of words no matter where it appears. It is not just a matter of being careful of spelling, punctuation, word usage, and syntax, but of being clear about what I mean to say. In addition to that, if I am trying to make a joke, say, then I have to take care that it comes off as a joke (rather than as an insult, which can happen if one is not careful). When I am being combative or censorious toward someone, I have to weigh my words for tactical reasons. I manage, nonetheless, to produce my share of posts (here or on other forums) that I subsequently regret.
     
  6. DC_DEEP

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    It depends upon the subject. Sometimes, as for you, it's as long as it takes for me to type it and click "reply."

    Other times, if I'm really wanting to make sure I convey exactly what I want to convey, it takes longer.
     
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    Sushi takes time to prepare tbh...
     
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    Don't spoil my rawness metaphors :) I don't worry overmuch about my grammar, I'm typing a post for a web site not writing a university essay, as long as I feel I've got my point across I'm satisfied with it. If I was writing it to a university standard I'd want cold hard cash for it.
     
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    Grammar is a must for me.
     
  10. VeeP

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    LOL.... why is it that I interpret every thread title around here in a sexual context? Was fully expecting to find replies of 7", 8", 9".... so on... or maybe 15 minutes, 1/2 hour, etc.. :biggrin1:

    I really agonize over my posts if they're more than a sentence or two. Spelling, grammar, and to me so very much can be either lost by or misconstrued from the written word. It's not an "art" as it used to be. So I try to make what I say come across exactly as intended, although I still often fail at it. :frown1:
     
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    I purposely made the title sexual :)
     
  12. IntoxicatingToxin

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    I don't think much about what I say. I just... say what I want to. Like SP, I occasionally go back and edit because I realize moments later that what I said sounded harsher than I meant it, or something along those lines.
     
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    I don't bother makin my posts perfect. I try to spell right n stuff but I aint really that fussed.

    (I do like smilies though...:biggrin1: )
     
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    ...and ditto spoiled princess...that's why U are so popular & respected:wink:
    Personally...I am very selective with the threads/topics I reply to.
    I only want to share the knowledge & experiences I have had or have...
    I have a rule: 'Think once before you speak...and twice before you write'
    I do both very slowly:biggrin1::biggrin1: about as slow as my computer skills:biggrin1::biggrin1:; my computer stuff is pretty damn slow.
    Always good to read your replies & threads/topics!
    PS= I think it just took me 20 mins to type this:biggrin1::biggrin1:
     
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    Yes, I figured you purposefully did, my dear. :smile:
     
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    I'm a secretary so it doesn't take me very long, which I suppose is part of why I'm a fairly prolific poster - that and I like to yak on and on and on :)

    Purposely, check it out, I may not always bother with correct grammar but words are my forte.
     
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    Ooooh... I stand corrected... either is acceptable. :redface:
     
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    RaW- I wish! It depends. If I am just banging out a few lines to a fun topic, or if I'm annoyed, I just write whatever comes to mind. It takes just as long as it does to type it and correct any typos. I'm bad a keyboarding for text (but a whiz at autocad, go figure), so I have to check it. Not Raw- Rare.
    If it is a serious topic and I want to be clear, then it takes time.
     
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    I take as long as it takes me to type it. If I feel there is more I need to say.. I will indicate so in that post and come back to it when I have more time to explain myself.
     
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    I don't obsess over my posts but I do edit them some. I can only be judged on what I write, so I'm honest and try to be rational.
     
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