Just use this
(or a variant thereof) to clearly identify your ketchup post.
I like that! I'll have to do that, thanks.
vvn wrote:Yes. Keep on keeping on.
You want details? Many of us are this way. Spoiler the wallposts. (Or don't, as custom dictates.) And, provide amusement.
And, the sword is also fum......
Also, I know you may feel some pressure to read everything, because you blitzgirled (sorry, I can't remember the rules for capitals in the verb form) but let that go if it starts to cost you more than it gives you. If you've got limited time, enjoy a graze rather than forcefeeding yourself the whole banquet. Ask any foie gras duck: that's no way to have a good Time.
My pressure is more along the lines of "I've read *glances at page number* 592 pages, I can't let myself fall behind now." But yeah, time is limited, and I foresee myself falling further behind again. I'll have to see what I can do, since I'm far too stubborn to just let go but at the same time I see the sense of your words.
Blitzing and mini-blitzing are Holy and Honorable Quests, which contribute to experiencing Time in its own time. Contributing to the discussion is also Holy and Honorable, as it is is what makes the One True Thread what it is. But it must be done because you want to, not because you feel you "must".
I would recommend that for a seaish condiment post, that the content be spoilered, and an unspoilered table of contents be at the top. Something like (what I did here
):Riverish (or Seaish) wall-of-replies:
- fhorn: re. buttermongery
- tman2nd: re. Blitzing - list of firsts
- Dracomax: re. spoilering issues (ninjad)
- mscha: re. giraffes as canonical units
Readers can skip or not as they wish, and there are hints as to what they would be missing. In extreme cases, you could use two "chapters" of spoilers, one for stuff of more import, and another for stuff of lighter weight. (More than two spoilers is probably too much in most cases. Also note that spoilers don't nest.)
If people generally like this recommendation (or some other), perhaps it can be sigposted (as a suggestion, not a command)
to the present Questers (of which I think there are something like ten now).
I love the idea. I'll combine that with the ketchup sword and keep on going!
BlitzGirl wrote: PhoenixRising wrote:
ChronosDragon wrote:But are there people living in your hills?
Just a boy and his hawk. Technically there's a town too, but I don't think that counts as actually in the hills for the purposes of this discussion.
Weird. There's one of those on my side of the mountain, too.
Mission accomplished: reference gotten.
(FWIW, ChronosDragon's original question wasn't directed towards me, but someone who lived in the Catskills. I couldn't resist the opportunity but wasn't sure how many would get the reference.)
Don't worry about it, seems like most of the kerfluffle about blitzers has died down. Just tag your signposts, and use some spoilers, and you should be fine.
Yay, an answer from BlitzRandir! Indeed I shall do as you say.
ggh wrote:The flip side of this, is that those blindposting want to be read, and they can't force others not to skip their posts. I think that's why PhoenixRising was looking for some input - so that posting is a contribution.
Because I'm typically 10+ Newpages behind, I often have a lot of ketchup to post. On the one hand, I want to contribute to the discussion the way everyone else is doing. On the other hand... *glances at past ketchup walls and shudders slightly* I would really rather not bury someone under a wall that takes an hour to read and another 30m to reply to. And I know a lot of people here are going to force themselves to read it regardless. So... devil's dilemma, much? (It doesn't help my individual cause that my writing style isn't as witty or fluid as that of some of you. I'm a CompSci guy with a stereotypical CompSci guy's language awkwardness. And I'm painfully aware that makes my walls heavy reading.)
ggh wrote:Anyways, I guess what I'm getting to is that, I don't think that any rules should be set out for anyone (and I don't think there even needs to be any agreement - tastes vary), but if we in the (near) present got some opinions out there (in a chilled-out, constructive way, of course) as to what would make ketchup posts more inviting, firefox, more likely to be read, I bet it would be appreciated.
+1. Preferably the opinions in question wouldn't hamper someone's writing style too much, though, as I've enjoyed reading ketchup from (originally) BlitzGirl and (now) Vytron. The individual writing styles and takes on what they're seeing adds some very enjoyable flavor imho.