History Main / WallOfText

1st Jul '17 7:16:23 AM Mineboot45
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1st Jul '17 7:14:10 AM Mineboot45
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30th May '17 11:51:17 PM Ominae
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* In one stage of ''WanganMidnightMaximumTune 2'', [[JokeCharacter Gatchan]] lets off two consecutive blocks of texts so big that ''they obscure your vision''. Taken UpToEleven in ''Maximum Tune 3'' and its upgrades, where not only does he have ''four'' blocks of text, he has the gall to say them NEAR THE END OF THE STAGE, making you more likely to lose.

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* In one stage of ''WanganMidnightMaximumTune 2'', ''VideoGame/WanganMidnight'', [[JokeCharacter Gatchan]] lets off two consecutive blocks of texts so big that ''they obscure your vision''. Taken UpToEleven in ''Maximum Tune 3'' and its upgrades, where not only does he have ''four'' blocks of text, he has the gall to say them NEAR THE END OF THE STAGE, making you more likely to lose.
16th May '17 7:43:59 PM HawkbitAlpha
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In practice, a writer can get too caught up in all the things they have to say and fail to organize it all into bits an ordinary human being would be able to digest. The end result is a huge run-on paragraph that makes it difficult to recall the original point of it, if there was one in the first place. The reader's eyes glaze over and all they see is a Wall Of Text.

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In practice, a writer can get too caught up in all the things they have to say and fail to organize it all into bits an ordinary human being would be able to digest. The end result is a huge run-on paragraph that makes it difficult to recall the original point of it, if there was one in the first place. The reader's eyes glaze over and all they see is a Wall Of Text.
[[TitleDrop wall of text.]]
29th Apr '17 12:39:11 PM nombretomado
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* In the early text-based game ''ColossalCave'', the description of the volcano.

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* In the early text-based game ''ColossalCave'', ''VideoGame/ColossalCave'', the description of the volcano.
25th Apr '17 4:40:38 AM Crino37
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** ''Literature/TwentySixSixtySix'' has paragraphs that least around 5 pages, they are most common in the part 4 ("The Part About the Crimes") of the novel.
** Exaggerated in ''By Night in Chile''. The whole novella consists in just two paragraphs, the first one takes almost the whole part of it, while the second is just a small sentence in the last page.

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** ''Literature/TwentySixSixtySix'' has paragraphs that least around 5 five pages, they are most common in the fourth part 4 ("The Part About the Crimes") of the novel.
** Exaggerated [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] in ''By Night in Chile''. The whole novella consists in just two paragraphs, the first one takes almost the whole part of it, while the second is just a small sentence in the last page.
22nd Mar '17 2:49:46 AM nm3youtube
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* [[http://adturds.co.uk/2010/11/04/tell-me-what-this-baffling-job-description-means/ The incoherent, babbling, jargon-filled mess that is the job description critiqued in this blog article,]] and it isn't exactly helped by [[WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma some of the worst grammar to ever exist in something that was supposed to attract people to the job]]: [[NoPunctuationPeriod three full stops in the entire block of text]], random capitalisation, and abuse of apostrophes. This borderline word salad was more likely to have put people ''off'' applying than it was to generate recruits.

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* Website/AdTurds once featured [[http://adturds.co.uk/2010/11/04/tell-me-what-this-baffling-job-description-means/ The this incoherent, babbling, jargon-filled mess that is the of a job description critiqued in this blog article,]] and it description,]] which isn't exactly helped by [[WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma some of the worst grammar to ever exist in something that was supposed to attract people to the job]]: [[NoPunctuationPeriod three full stops in the entire block of text]], random capitalisation, and abuse of apostrophes. This borderline word salad was more likely to have put people ''off'' applying than it was to generate recruits.
17th Mar '17 6:07:54 AM LB7979
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** Within Unix terminals, the ''less'' command is for downplaying this Trope. It parses manuals (or other texts) one line or screen at time for the user to read at their own pace, instead of spitting out a wall of text that the user then has to scroll back and forth through to read.



* In the March 2017 government elections of the Netherlands, no less than 28 political parties and over 1000 candidates ran, resulting in [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/03/15/with-28-parties-running-dutch-voters-have-to-use-these-literally-enormous-ballots/?utm_term=.6601d43a21f2 this giant wall of paper and text to choose from]] (and yes, each line on that paper represents a political candidate you can vote for). For foreign news reporters, especially from countries that traditionally have a two-party system like the U.S. and the U.K., this was remarkable, and the size of it was commented a lot on on BBC and CNN news.

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* In the March 2017 government elections of the Netherlands, no less than 28 political parties and over 1000 candidates ran, resulting in [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/03/15/with-28-parties-running-dutch-voters-have-to-use-these-literally-enormous-ballots/?utm_term=.6601d43a21f2 this giant wall of paper and text to choose from]] (and yes, each line within each column on that paper represents a political candidate you can vote for). For foreign news reporters, especially from countries that traditionally have a two-party system like the U.S. and the U.K., this was remarkable, and the size of it was commented a lot on on BBC and CNN news.
16th Mar '17 1:47:58 PM Kazeto
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* Many an internet forum, including this site's forum, have some users who like writing a bit too much which occasionally results in this trope's appearance.
15th Mar '17 10:39:14 PM LB7979
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* In the March 2017 government elections of the Netherlands, no less than 28 political parties and over 1000 candidates ran, resulting in [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/03/15/with-28-parties-running-dutch-voters-have-to-use-these-literally-enormous-ballots/?utm_term=.6601d43a21f2 this giant wall of paper and text to choose from]] (and yes, each line on that paper represents a political candidate you can vote for). For foreign news reporters, especially from countries that traditionally have a two-party system like the U.S. and the U.K., this was remarkable, and the size of it was commented a lot on on BBC and CNN news.
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