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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 10:30 AM
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"Lazy" or "emotion-based" posts
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This thread started in "ask the administrators" - http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

I posed: "Please allow a vent. There is a new post in the "general" forum that I'd classify as a "shoot from the hip" / emotion based rant of <25 words that called for members to protest to a government agency (no weblink or details provided). We need to do a better job of providing some facts, background and a detailed suggested course of action. The quality of posts run from this level to scholarly essays. Hope we can encourage a movement from the former towards the latter."

Skinner replied: "If you can come up with a way to encourage this movement, I am all ears."

I do not want to lessen the value of emotional posts, because that would dishonor the state the member is in at the time. But I would encourage those so inclined to perhaps save their thoughts to Word, step away for a few moments, then add some additional information or thoughts and post.

What can we do to preserve the "stream of consciousness" while adding some focus?
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