Josefina1110 wrote:I have so many submissions that were never posted because of some reasons mostly because it is out of topic. But I just let it go and still make posts whenever I feel like making one. I just keep my fingers crossed that it will get posted. So, you are not alone. Maybe everybody had this experience for some reason. The moderator has the final say. But I'm still very happy when I see and read my post. What I dread is the time might come that I cannot post anymore on this forum. God forbid. If it does I hope they will let me know the reason.
I quite agree, Josefina. People who post here are most often sincere in their feelings as well as in their opinions. For that reason it's important that anybody who might get excluded for whatever reason is told why , in as gentle language as possible.
It's for that reason I'd never 'unfriend' anyone from my (deleted) Facebook account.
-- Updated January 6th, 2017, 8:29 am to add the following --
Many still write for the web as if writing for print. I too remember the initial reluctance to break prose up in web writing into "simplistic" and "inelegant" short paragraphs, but the truth is that it is much harder to read complex material on a screen than on paper. It is for this reason, I expect, that every editor and lawyer I've known worked from hard copies.
That's interesting. I had noticed that I find that happening with me when I read online, and had assumed it was my own laziness. Now you point out that general principle about literary style in particular media I can see that it's true especially regarding online discussions. Can the comfort of one's computer chair have anything to do with it? (she asked tentatively)