| ||Ask HN: Please stop using TL;DR|
19 points by jgrahamc 1460 days ago | hide | past | web | 15 comments | favorite |
|I've noticed recently some people using the TL;DR abbreviation to give summaries of stories posted here. I don't like this trend because to me the point of HN is to read the articles and comment on their content, not to read a tiny summary and comment on that.|
I think commenting on TL;DR will lead to poorer discussions because commenters are relying on the TL;DR being an accurate summary. It could well be that the TL;DR has an editorial slant from the person who makes the summary.
And often the point of stories on HN is not some tiny summary or moral, but a long article with many different points and data that are hard to summarize.
Also, I'd argue that reading a long piece (especially if it contains an illustrative story) is much more memorable than a summary like this.
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