If you're telling a story to get feedback on etiquette, please, please, please put ALL the critical details in there!
If there's something crucial to the feedback that you're going to get, you need to state it initially - not a couple of threads and many posts later!
You don't have to actually do a flowchart on paper, but maybe if we get into the habit of mentally making a flowchart, it'd help. Before you post, decide
1) who are the characters that I need to mention?
2) who are the characters that are "fluff" and can be left out?
3) what is the timeline of my story - when did each thing happen?
4) what are the critical details that I need to include in order to make sure my readers get the full picture?
5) what are the "fluff" details that can be left out?
6) how can I tell my story/situation in such a way that the EHellions (that don't know these people or this story) can fully and completely understand what I'm telling them?
7) what can I do to eliminate the need for the EHellions to have to ask for clarification or additional details in my story?
Granted, we're not all perfect with this. We all mess up. But, if we try to make our posts/threads readable, it'll help!