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Acidon's View

Here you will find my opinion on the state of gaming online. Right or wrong, I give you my view. Game on.

Author: Acidon

Away with you, TL-DR crowd

Posted by Acidon Sunday December 5 2010 at 11:57AM
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Really?  I mean.. Really?

It has become socially acceptable to write "TL;DR" and yet add your input on the subject at hand? Apparently so.  Yes, it sickens me.


Does anyone remember when we didn't have the Internet?  When we relied on local (or distant) BBS's (Computer Bulletin Board Systems) for our "online" communication?  Forum posting was the main activity, as was chatting (especially with the larger BBS's).

I was a SysOp for a modest local BBS with 2 lines.  One line was even 14.4k! woo!  the other line being of course 2400 (i think).  It was called The Reaper's Scythe and I had this wonderful ANSI picture displayed when you logged in.

I first used Telegard and then went to the "hacked" versions of Renegade that started popping up.  Hacked meaning features were added or fixed, not that it was stolen.

Our main form of communication in the "old days" of being online were forum posts for the most part.  Our actual community had a "party line" that had 10 lines that people could log into and chat with 9 others through the hours if you wanted.  That was pretty cool.

Any damn way, what happened?  How did "our" attention spans become so small that we can't even read everything that someone spent writing?

Have a bit of respect if you plan on offering a reply and read what the OP wrote in its entirety.


Here's some advice for you TL;DR crowd...

If you can't take the time to read that was written by the OP, don't bother replying to it. 


What is the point of replying if you're just going to type TL;DR and then offer your uninformed opinion?

Do you really feel that all posts are the same and you can get the "gist" of the post and then offer an informed piece of wisdom in your reply?  Many posts may be similiar, but they are not all the same.


Do the world a favor.  If your post is going to start with "TL;DR", don't bother.  Just move on.  Simple! =)


Please, stop being so lazy.  Please, start to read.  Your brains are rotting and it's effecting those around you.