...if it starts with a line that tells me how I'm going to feel about it or how I'm going to react to it. Posts that start "You're going to hate me for this but..." or "You'll think I'm crazy but..." or "The women* will jump me for this..." or "I know you won't agree with me..." and so on and so on - I'm just not reading any further. * or 'men', or 'Christians', or 'atheists', or 'liberals', etc., etc.. You've already decided how your readers are going to feel about it - you're not opening a dialogue. All you've done there is make a statement and told your audience that you don't want or value its actual responses. Don't tell me how I feel about something. Don't presume to know how I will react. I fully expect a bunch of people to respond in this thread humorously with 'you're going to hate me but...' type posts. I won't read those either. I can't hand on heart say I'm certain in my post history here that I've never used a phrase like that - I don't reckon I have that often and I certainly won't be doing so in the future. It's a crap, apologetic way of attempting to make a point - it insults your audience and it insults yourself.