I've decided to just live with it. *shrug*. There can always be differences in what you meant and how it's read; communication is like that. I think I'm quite skilled at conveying my thoughts in writing, but people sometimes still misunderstand me and there's often a lot of thoughts I don't get around to talking about at all (especially on something like a message board, where I often need to make myself focus on one or two things to say or I'll never get around to finishing my message). Sometimes you just have to put something out there. You can always elaborate or clarify later if appropriate.
1. Write the post.
2. Quick glance through this tiny edit box to find mistakes. I make more dumb mistakes typing on colemak.
3. Send post.
4. Re-read and find another mistake.
5. Edit and re-send post.
6. Re-read and find another mistake.
7. Edit and re-send post.
"I absorb energy like a sponge everywhere I go. It allows me to see the world and my purpose in it." Zak Bagans, Ghost Adventures (INFJ)
I often go back and edit my posts to make them more clear. That way, I'm not easily misread.
I highly prioritize delivering a clear message, but I'm sure it confuses some people to see a slightly different post from me a few minutes later--especially when they've already quoted it.
haha, i do the same thing racing to edit the post before someone hits reply.
Originally Posted by bologna
I have the same problem with emails--Gmail's "Undo Send Mail" feature (which gives you 20 seconds to go back and revise your email) is a godsend.
i've never heard of this! it must have been invented for crazy lovestruck people who send "i love you" emails followed 5 minutes later by "i hate you" emails. this feature very kindly will prevent them from doing this: :horor:
yup, now i'm editing my post:
on a board i was on a few years back before it died i met several of the posters irl. they were always quite a bit different than i'd imagined them from their posts even with using emoticons. fortunately, they were almost all positive experiences. i have one really close friend from that board that i've been friends with for over 6 years and we've never met due to living in different countries. it is going to be mighty weird when we finally do meet. i have a feeling i'll probably have to revise quite a lot of my mental impression of him.
...i have one really close friend from that board that i've been friends with for over 6 years and we've never met due to living in different countries. it is going to be mighty weird when we finally do meet. i have a feeling i'll probably have to revise quite a lot of my mental impression of him.
I'd imagine that's right.
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