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Envisage
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10/7/2014 3:56:19 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Argument ad verbosium - A type of argument which obscures/obfuscates (intentionally or unintentionally) the points within it.

I would recommend people who get accused of writing overly verbose posts to literally write the minimal humanly possible amount, with just the bare bones, when making their posts. It will help you get used to making concise posts and cut the fat off of them.

Something like -

Point
Substantiation for point

Point 2
Substantiation for point 2

Logical progression from point 1 to point 2 to your conclusion.

Try to keep your posts under 1,000 characters, trust me it will help a LOT.
Skepticalone
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10/7/2014 4:01:08 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/7/2014 3:56:19 PM, Envisage wrote:
Argument ad verbosium - A type of argument which obscures/obfuscates (intentionally or unintentionally) the points within it.

I would recommend people who get accused of writing overly verbose posts to literally write the minimal humanly possible amount, with just the bare bones, when making their posts. It will help you get used to making concise posts and cut the fat off of them.

Something like -

Point
Substantiation for point

Point 2
Substantiation for point 2

Logical progression from point 1 to point 2 to your conclusion.

Try to keep your posts under 1,000 characters, trust me it will help a LOT.

Preach it, Brotha.
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12/8/2014 8:58:41 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2014 7:15:01 PM, Wylted wrote:
Bump.

Good call... bump.
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral."
Wylted
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12/8/2014 9:04:24 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2014 8:58:41 PM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/8/2014 7:15:01 PM, Wylted wrote:
Bump.

Good call... bump.

I know you're like a militant atheist and I'm just a regular atheist but I really feel like we made a connection there.

I love you.
jodybirdy
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12/8/2014 9:07:38 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2014 9:04:24 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 12/8/2014 8:58:41 PM, jodybirdy wrote:
At 12/8/2014 7:15:01 PM, Wylted wrote:
Bump.

Good call... bump.

I know you're like a militant atheist and I'm just a regular atheist but I really feel like we made a connection there.

I love you.

I love you too.
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral."
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12/8/2014 9:08:24 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2014 9:04:31 PM, dee-em wrote:
And no copy-pasta of large slabs of scripture for no apparent purpose.

Lol! That too!
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12/8/2014 9:13:05 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/8/2014 9:04:31 PM, dee-em wrote:
And no copy-pasta of large slabs of scripture for no apparent purpose.

You're right. Despite the fact that the militant atheists commit just as many logical fallacies around here, this one is mainly a problem for the theists.

Typically those with supernatural beliefs Are more likely to go off on several tangents. (Not that they all do it)