I have recently seen a lot of post containing tl;dr and I have not until recently understood its meaning. The phrase tl;dr supposedly means "too long; didn't read". If I am mistaken its meaning then tell me and I can delete the post:
Other possible meanings:
Perhaps it means "too late; don't read"(telling people that it is a bad post), "the language; didn't recognize"(as a problem with translating), or "too leave; don't run"(telling someone they are about to log off and they won't be replying for a while). Someone told me that the phrase could mean this, but they were laughing so I don't know.
But if I am not mistaken then that brings me to my next points:
Is it a good idea to publicize to people that you didn't read the whole post or part of it, because it was to long? Doesn't that ruin the integrity of the site, saying that the users are slovenly so they don't even read what they copy and paste?
And should that phrase be shunned?
Also, should post containing that be down-voted or flagged? As they are helping, but they are also being counterproductive?
Or should this phrase just be edited out, by edits?
What should be done about this phrase and its usage?
I am not trying to insult people that do this, and I am not insulting people that have reading disabilities or any other disabilities that stop them from being able to read very good or read a lot(as I myself suffer from a slight reading disability), so no insult meant. And I am not calling anyone slovenly, I am just saying that people might think that these things reflect badly on the site.