(Closed) Responses: how long is too long?

posted 6 years ago in Weddingbee
  • poll: How long is too long?
    The longer the better, let me get my coffee : (16 votes)
    36 %
    Keep it concise, I don't have all day : (29 votes)
    64 %
  • Post # 3
    12247 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I LOVE super long posts!

    “I don’t want my father to walk me down the aisle and now my mom is mad”

    Is going to get WAY different replies than

    “My father is an alcoholic. A couple of years ago, he caught my sister showering with her boyfriend, and he attacked them in the shower with an industrial chainsaw! While my sister only needed minor stitches in one hand, but she later attempted suicide and we were all required to attend family counseling. He has threatened to leave my family multiple times, but he still hasn’t. Once, he even showed me a picture of one of his girlfriend’s vagina that she had sexted him! But my parents are still together, and my Mom wants everyone to think that we are a normal, happy family! So she really wants me to walk down the aisle with my dad. I don’t want him walking me down the aisle because he will probably be drunk, possibly violent, and he doesn’t respect marriage. What should I do?”

    Post # 4
    1511 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @SnurfMurph86:  I’m guilty of writing really long posts/responses a lot of the time.  I think it really depends on the topic, though.  Sometimes I feel like I have a lot to say (if, for example, I’m giving advice and want to share my own experience with a similar situation).  Other times I feel a simple “I like the first dress best because [insert reason here]” will suffice.

    I like to read long posts/responses as well.  Maybe I’m weird, but if I’m on WeddingBee, I’m probably just relaxing anyway … So it’s not as though I don’t have the time to read through everything.  

    @BrandNewBride:  Haha!  I love your made up scenario!  

    Post # 5
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I don’t see the problem.  It is not like you have to read it.

    Post # 6
    4311 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Here, for me,  it depends on the poster…  I read a lot so I can generally skim something and if it catches my eye I will slow down and read the whole thing.  But I generally like when people get to the point.

    Post # 8
    815 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I always think my posts are average until I post them. Then they look about 3 times as long.

    Post # 10
    8694 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think long OPs are fine and I’ll usually read them (unless the grammar is atrocious…), but the super long responses I usually just glaze over.

    Post # 11
    2691 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I am guilty of being a super long OP but unless it’s a situation where I am giving the OP specific advice from my experience, I tend to get right to the point.

    Post # 13
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I don’t mind long post but if I’m work I can’t read the whole thing. So I go back to it when I’m home & have time to read the post. 

    Post # 14
    4436 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I guess it depends on the topic-some require more info than others. I’ve been guilty of long OPs, long responses and also the “gnat attention span” you have as well!  It also depends on how how much time I have- if my son is sleeping, sure Ive got time to read/write a bit more!

    Post # 15
    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Long OPs, I can deal with if they’ve used paragraphs. Some posters in particular seem to feel like they are the font of all knowledge and post replies that are so long, I can’t bring myself to read them, ever.

    Post # 16
    1497 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @SnurfMurph86:  It doesn’t have to be short, but sometimes posters go a little overboard. If they have a lot to say, that’s fine, I don’t mind, but I don’t read it. I usually just skim it or skip it.

    @BrandNewBride:  That doesn’t seem super long, though. That’s actually very clear and concise! I could even read 4-5 more paragraphs. But sometimes, people will post 10 times as much as that. What’s weird, though, is the responses that are 10-20 times as long as that.


    I wonder if someone will post a super long response in here 😉

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