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    Posting styles - just a thought

    Hi all, I wanted to make this post and am trying to put this the best way I know how......stands back and awaits flak lol

    This is just a personal note that I hope would be taken on board by some, all of us even, I believe it'll help, certainly at least me as I get older and squint to read

    I've read some really great posts recently, some of which I've struggled to read through, mostly due to large blocks of text. I'm not going into the whole punctuation, spelling, grammar scenario, it is what it is, but.......

    As I said, some great posts I've struggled to read due to large blocks of text, all run together. These posts are interesting and informative but I want to read them, continually losing my place I personally find it difficult and have on occasion given up lol

    The thought it this, If they're spaced out as above, they're much more easily absorbed and more likely to be read. Perhaps this could help others to view more posts and some may be having the same difficulty I'm having?

    Maybe it's just me, I'm unsure, but please believe me when I say there's no offence meant, it is only a suggestion that will either be taken up or not
    Just for clarity, I've posted the same information above, below this post but in a large block so you can see what I mean

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    Hi all, I wanted to make this post and am trying to put this the best way I know how......stands back and awaits flak lol. This is just a personal note that I hope would be taken on board by some, all of us even, I believe it'll help, certainly at least me as I get older and squint to read.I've read some really great posts recently, some of which I've struggled to read through, mostly due to large blocks of text. I'm not going into the whole punctuation, spelling, grammar scenario, it is what it is, but.......As I said, some great posts I've struggled to read due to large blocks of text, all run together. These posts are interesting and informative but I want to read them, continually losing my place I personally find it difficult and have on occasion given up lol.
    The thought it this, If they're spaced out as above, they're much more easily absorbed and more likely to be read. Perhaps this could help others to view more posts and some may be having the same difficulty I'm having? Maybe it's just me, I'm unsure, but please believe me when I say there's no offence meant, it is only a suggestion that will either be taken up or not
    Just for clarity, I've posted the same information above, below this post but in a large block so you can see what I mean. Once again thanks, you'll make a happy man very old or a variation on that. Jim
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    Great post Jim,

    And even if some are not inclined to read it all, the written representation says it all.

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    Thanks Rich, just seems to make sense to me, would certainly help me, maybe others too I thought.

    BFAM? Have to ask

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC64 View Post
    Thanks Rich, just seems to make sense to me, would certainly help me, maybe others too I thought.

    BFAM? Have to ask

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    Grey matter syndrome again Jim? you've quoted it often enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashanti View Post
    Grey matter syndrome again Jim? you've quoted it often enough

    Clue,

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    Yeah yeah, got it. thanks!

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    Agree wholeheartedly

    Great idea

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    I still see these large blocks to text in posts, similar to below.....

    Hi all, I wanted to make this post and am trying to put this the best way I know how......stands back and awaits flak lol. This is just a personal note that I hope would be taken on board by some, all of us even, I believe it'll help, certainly at least me as I get older and squint to read.I've read some really great posts recently, some of which I've struggled to read through, mostly due to large blocks of text. I'm not going into the whole punctuation, spelling, grammar scenario, it is what it is, but.......As I said, some great posts I've struggled to read due to large blocks of text, all run together. These posts are interesting and informative but I want to read them, continually losing my place I personally find it difficult and have on occasion given up lol
    The thought it this, If they're spaced out as above, they're much more easily absorbed and more likely to be read. Perhaps this could help others to view more posts and some may be having the same difficulty I'm having? Maybe it's just me, I'm unsure, but please believe me when I say there's no offence meant, it is only a suggestion that will either be taken up or not
    Just for clarity, I've posted the same information above, below this post but in a large block so you can see what I mean. Once again thanks, you'll make a happy man very old or a variation on that. Hi all, I wanted to make this post and am trying to put this the best way I know how......stands back and awaits flak lol. This is just a personal note that I hope would be taken on board by some, all of us even, I believe it'll help, certainly at least me as I get older and squint to read.I've read some really great posts recently, some of which I've struggled to read through, mostly due to large blocks of text. I'm not going into the whole punctuation, spelling, grammar scenario, it is what it is, but.......As I said, some great posts I've struggled to read due to large blocks of text, all run together. These posts are interesting and informative but I want to read them, continually losing my place I personally find it difficult and have on occasion given up lol.The thought it this, If they're spaced out as above, they're much more easily absorbed and more likely to be read. Perhaps this could help others to view more posts and some may be having the same difficulty I'm having? Maybe it's just me, I'm unsure, but please believe me when I say there's no offence meant, it is only a suggestion that will either be taken up or not.Just for clarity, I've posted the same information above, below this post but in a large block so you can see what I mean. Once again thanks, you'll make a happy man very old or a variation on that.
    Hi all, I wanted to make this post and am trying to put this the best way I know how......stands back and awaits flak lol. This is just a personal note that I hope would be taken on board by some, all of us even, I believe it'll help, certainly at least me as I get older and squint to read.I've read some really great posts recently, some of which I've struggled to read through, mostly due to large blocks of text. I'm not going into the whole punctuation, spelling, grammar scenario, it is what it is, but.......As I said, some great posts I've struggled to read due to large blocks of text, all run together. These posts are interesting and informative but I want to read them, continually losing my place I personally find it difficult and have on occasion given up lol. The thought it this, If they're spaced out as above, they're much more easily absorbed and more likely to be read. Perhaps this could help others to view more posts and some may be having the same difficulty I'm having? Maybe it's just me, I'm unsure, but please believe me when I say there's no offence meant, it is only a suggestion that will either be taken up or notJust for clarity, I've posted the same information above, below this post but in a large block so you can see what I mean. Once again thanks, you'll make a happy man very old or a variation on that. Jim

    Its a shame as some of them seem to be really decent posts, but just can't be bothered trawling through to make sense of it.

    It's probably just as I'm getting a little older, eyesight's going a little, or maybe just a little less tolerant

    Either way I wish people would try to make things a little easier to read......Just me?

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    I agree, I start reading then end up just skipping to the end. Like I did with that above lol.
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    Very true Jim.
    The big problem of the posts you mention is, the information given rarely can be gleaned as you’ve lost the will to carry on reading after the first few lines. Due in main to the whole thing just melting into one big block.

    I find it a great shame, that people with valid points and opinions can’t take the time to properly structure what they are writing in order to convey those valid points and opinions in the first place.
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