Skip to comments.Why Can't Anyone Post Properly On FR Any More
Posted on 08/30/2011 6:27:00 AM PDT by Obadiah
Why do so few people bother to cleanly post a story anymore here on Free Republic?
Not to pick on anyone in particular but I see this type of posting all the time and it drives me crazy. Here are but a couple of examples:
"Gerald Celente Disses Roubini After Moving 100% Into Gold Gus Lubin Aug. 30, 2011, 6:21 AM Image: KWN Notorious trend forecaster Gerald Celente has been fairly accurate of late, predicting a double dip and revolutions around the world."
In reading the summary why must the reader be tormented by the extraneous, unnecessary and worthless text: "Gerald Celente Disses Roubini After Moving 100% Into Gold Gus Lubin Aug. 30, 2011, 6:21 AM Image: KWN"?
Federal judge blocks Alabama anti-illegal immigration lawBy Mike Lillis - 08/29/11 04:16 PM ET A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked Alabama from implementing one of the strictest anti-illegal immigrant laws in the country.
Again, why does the reader - who is seeking summary information - forced to read this at the beginning?:
"Federal judge blocks Alabama anti-illegal immigration lawBy Mike Lillis - 08/29/11 04:16 PM ET"
If you post an article correctly, please do not pollute the summary with confusing, time-consuming and extraneous text. If you are going to post, please take care to post in a courteous manner, in a manner to help the reader who is seeking a summary and not make the reader needlessly sort through a posting mess.
The title of your vanity is a question — it should end with a question mark. Please learn to use proper punctuation when posting vanities.
(just yanking your chain)
But is this really such a problem for you?
does grammar count ?
What annoys me to no end is when people put opinions in titles.
Did your cat use your bowl of cereal for its cat box today or what ?
Your headline needs a question mark.
Shouldn’t your title have a “Barf Alert”? /sarc
Yup, I immediately saw that too and was waiting for the spelling/grammar police. Well done, sir. ;)
Yes, this is a MAJOR problem in my life.
And, why do we get the same story, reposted over and over? Sometimes with the same title, sometimes with a variation of the original title or the same story from a different source web-site.
“does grammar count ?”
Hate to see grannys drug into these things!
And, Semper Fidelis, Marine!
Not as much as capitalization.
My pet peeve is excerpting every two bit blog post just to generate traffic. rightwingnewsontuesdaysinvermont.blogspot.com doesn’t need to be excerpted.
does grammar count ?
That’s ‘grammer’, moran. *snicker* (j/k) ;-)
My pet peeve is when people post a vanity asking a question that a basic Google search would answer.
Also, the home/vehicle/computer repair questions are popping up more and more frequently.
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