Mudcat Café message #3885182 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162917   Message #3885182
Posted By: Jack Campin
27-Oct-17 - 07:14 PM
Thread Name: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
Subject: RE: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
Maybe, but you're a mad old git who knows how to edit and what the return key is for.
Yeah Jack - quite agree
Maybe we should confine these discussions to the educated and computer literate and keep us oiks out


Trying to edit your text for readability is a simple matter of consideration for other people: getting your message received with as little strain on the reader as possible.

And there is very little to it. You just need to care.

You can see how other people do it - in any thread some messages will take less effort than others. (Yours will almost always be the least readable, which is why I rarely read any of them all the way through and ignore most of them entirely; my vision is not that great, and muddle hurts).

All you need to do is look, and see what kind of writing and layout features make the difference.

For that matter, you don't even need to look - I've seen many posts from blind members of web forums that made better use of whitespace than you do. They just took the trouble to understand how their messages would come over. Which usually meant asking somebody and listening to the answers.

If you were singing in the way you write, you'd be facing away from the audience and droning in a monotone at auctioneer speed with a mouthful of burger.