rich menga books gear search about contact
***Secret FSR Fender guitars? Yes, they exist, and they're right here

Amazon links are affiliated. Learn more.

Don't be a waffler

Unofficially, a comment on any web site that has that feature should be 250 words or less. Anything over that and you're waffling. YouTube forces a 500 word limit in their comment system. Too long. Should be 250. And yes, I have tripped the that unofficial limit of 250 in a few instances, but when I do I literally bring it into Windows Live Writer (it has a really spiffy super-fast word counter) and paste my comment in there first before posting and check the word count to make sure I didn't go way overboard.

As a blog author you can be as wordy as you want because, well, you're the author. But a comment is a short response. Repeat: Short. Nobody thinks of a comment as otherwise.

I have with a very clear conscience dropped a TL;DR several times on people who blast out a huge comment, and boy does that tick 'em off.. so I had to come up with a more polite/fun way to say it.

I came up with a doozy. I did a Google Image Search for 'waffle' and one of the results happened to be the National Waffle Association, with accompanying image:

waffle_assn

(They do have t-shirts with that logo if you can believe it.)

In addition to that there's a waffle song from MST3K that goes right along with it:

(Skip to 6:17 in the video to hear the song.)

YTMND has a page with just the song with the logo.

Oh hell yes. This is it.

So now when I feel like blasting out a TL;DR but want to be slightly more polite about it, I bust out the National Waffle Association instead.

Genius, I say, genius.

image
A classy guitar t-shirt for classy people

image
Best ZOOM R8 tutorial book
highly rated, get recording quick!

091029

More articles to check out

  1. The classiest little Casio, AQ230
  2. Old internet humor has not aged well
  3. Where can a middle aged guy get plain sneakers these days?
  4. An HSS guitar I can actually recommend
  5. The 1,000 year disc, M-DISC
  6. The watch you buy when your smartwatch breaks
  7. This is the cheapest way to get guitar picks
  8. This is the Squier I'd buy had I not just bought one
  9. Plywood might be one of the best electric guitar tonewoods
  10. Why isn't The Whoopee Boys a cult classic?