Sorry, I must have given a false impressionLuckyR wrote: ↑February 19th, 2021, 2:55 amYou, my friend have the patience of Job.Greta wrote: ↑February 19th, 2021, 2:19 amI am looking for:
1. Posts where a writer makes an effort to understand what the other person is trying to say. Not every detail should require a demand for explanation.
2. Posts where every single sentence is not taken out of context and challenged as if absent from the larger concepts of which they are part.
3. Posts where the writer provides a narrative of their thoughts more than a broken up, piecemeal adversarial approach. It's a readability issue.
4. Posts where random words are not emphasised with capital letters, which is the online version of shouting. Less intrusive means of emphasis are:
Still, if overused, these devices are also intrusive. If you emphasise more than three words in a total post, then most times that will be too much, impacting readability (and credibility with academic readers).
As a side note, I worry about Job's children. They were killed and then, seemingly, were replaced with new offspring. A tough call for the originals! One can wonder about Job's morality. For instance, if someone killed my dog and then offered a replacement I would not consider the problem solved one iota. I expect it would be even worse if it's your offspring, but Job was a happy chappy with his new, improved spawn.