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Too long, didn't read

Lol..  saw that "tl;dr" many times and i never got what it was, i tought was an emoticon or BB code failed or something... but after posting on my facebook someone wrote that and i searched on google

tl;dr = Too long didn't read...

and i smiled.. wtf?  ...i respect your lazyness.. but saying it on public its like saying "i'm proud of my ignorance" ...of course it can be the sillyest article, but you will never know if there's good info or stupid article if you don't read it...
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Added: 6 years, 7 months ago
6 years, 7 months ago

(I kid, of course)
6 years, 7 months ago
but my daddy said I could look at this site!  D:

...... and now I'm wondering how long you've been positing naughty things on the net so I can determine if I even COULD have been watching you when I was still technically underage.  XP
6 years, 7 months ago
Yeah, I've gotten that treatment a few times, most often by idiots who then compound upon their idiocy by continuing on to expound upon the virtues of treating any points I brought up in that long tome that they didn't read like it's all absolute bs.  

Then the whole website applauds their standing up for a popular viewpoint without providing any substance to back their claims up.  Gotta love willfully ignorant people.  XD

6 years, 7 months ago
This journal post wasnt presented in a 5 page long essay so it may be relevant to me.

the way people use TL;DR is more of a way to troll than being lazy. pretty much it's like saying "What you have to say is a waste of my time and i wont give you the satisfaction of reading it." (although 80% of the time people read it and then say TL;DR because they don't like what you have said in that post)

though there are people who do really not read it and just say TL:DR because it really was too much for them to read but if that was the case its as you have said "i'm proud of my ignorance"
6 years, 7 months ago
heh..well.. i mean is ok to not read something becouse is too long... but why make it public?... only reason i can thing is indeed to annoy the original poster...  yes... the only other and stupid reason is .. "i'm proud of my ignorance.." ..
6 years, 7 months ago
I had a similar experience when I first encountered this little phrase. I had to look up what it meant. But it isn't ALWAYS just trolls and whatnot. A lot of times you'll actually see it in the same post as some long rambling essay on something most people won't care about as a way to summarize what was just said for the people who are just skimming the post to see if it's something they're interested in.

tl;dr - it's not always trolling.
6 years, 7 months ago
I don't read anything more than three lines long. :D
6 years, 7 months ago
true XD
6 years, 7 months ago
I'm Gabi! :D

Wait. No I'm not. Shit... >.>
6 years, 7 months ago
lots of people don't like to read.  it's sad actually
6 years, 7 months ago
I had no idea what that was until now.
6 years, 7 months ago
I think it's a way to be rude. I'm like, why would you post that if you DIDN'T read it?! That's like saying, "I'm just letting you know you bore me and I'm going to let you know how much, you talk to much."
I find it offensive.
Someone actually did that to me last month, and it was on an important posting too.
6 years, 7 months ago
lol, ya, buttercup sent me 1 of those.... had to have her clear it up
6 years, 7 months ago
I like to blame twitter, and cellphones.
6 years, 7 months ago
I read really slow, so often if it's too long I just close the tab. But if I can offer some advice or enlightenment on the subject I preface it with tl;dr so they know I may have missed some details. Most times I won't bother if I didn't read it all, but depending on the subject sometimes I don't need to read it all to offer an opinion.

Like when the journal is 90% ranting, with a 10% actual question/content, then I can usually respond without reading it all.
6 years, 7 months ago
xD  hahahha  I wondered what that was about.  Stumped for a whole night about what emotion it was while I was at work, but then forgot to check when I got home.
6 years, 7 months ago
People typically put tl;dr after their OWN posts, not in response to other peoples' posts. It's for the people with an aversion to reading.

Example: *massive wall of text*
tl;dr: Shut the fuck up and enjoy the fap material.

Like that.
6 years, 7 months ago
when I first saw tl;dr I actually didn't think it stood for anything and the meaning I inferred from it was "whatever, I don't care enough to read or formulate a coherent reply".
so I was basically right

anyway it's meant to criticize people who post walls of text
it's kind of rude though
6 years, 7 months ago
We need to come up with a response to tl;dr...

"too lazy; don't read"
6 years, 7 months ago
facebook? facebook?!
6 years, 7 months ago
I never knew what tl;dr meant until now.
I always thought it meant teal deer.
6 years, 7 months ago
That´s why most writers of looong journals put it in a nutshell at the end: "tl;dr: bbmbbf discovered the true meaning of tl;dr." ;-)
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