Short for "Too Long; Didn't Read"

Originally intended for when someone makes a point in an arguement/discussion and the intended target of the point cannot be bothered to read the lengthy comment. However, it has been overused and brutally raped of it's meaning due to people being incapable of responding with an intellectual/witty remark. Now most commonly means "Your arguement is so sound and accurate that I can find no flaw to point out. However I do not wish to look like an uneducated fool, and so I shall instead respond as if you are the ignorant one for posting an in depth comment of such length that it would imply too much effort to read." Ironically, a large number of people would be likely to comment TL;DR to this definition if given the opportunity, thereby showing that they fall into the category of people to whom this applies
Original intended use:
An individual, most likely a "nerd", posts a comment of excessive length on a subject, unnecessarily expanding on points rather than getting to the point, thereby deserving of the response
TL;DR

Recent most common usage:
A point is made in which the commenter backs up their claims with facts and evidence, only to receive the response
TL;DR
by Scouser1989 March 28, 2012
The world's shortest book report.
The teacher wanted me to write my opinion of the book, so I wrote "tl;dr" and turned it in. For some reason I got an F.
by Anonymous938743 June 19, 2013
Too Long; Didn't Read

Used in reply to a post and/or comment or other written material that dragged on way too long about things that weren't very important.

Also sometimes used by trolls on posts that are longer than their attention span, or in an argument or flame war when one person can't come up with a comeback.

Also usable on your own lengthy post at the end followed by a quick summary of the above material as a courtesy to people who might not want to read the entire thing. Essentially the same as writing "In Summary," when used this way
1. Guy #1: Did you read that book for english class yet? I'm still on page 537.
Guy #2: tl;dr. The book is mostly made of random extraneous details. I bought the study notes instead, they were only 50 pages long.

2. Troll: lulz ur such a fag
SomeGuy1: It really is pathetic that you would make accusations about my sexuality instead of coming up with a legitimate argument. I wonder if you even watched the video before posting.
Troll: tl;dr LOL
SomeGuy1: How old are you, 5?

3. (lengthy post)
tl;dr, Cats are awesome.
by TheAbyss May 07, 2012
This is shorthand for:

"Hey guys, look at me, I have nothing to contribute to the discussion, but I'll just let you know how ignorant and stupid I am."

Commonly used on internet forums.
Poster 1: *Tries to initiate a discussion*

Poster 2: tl;dr

Person 1: Hey, here's an idea - if you have nothing to say, don't post!
by Some Guy #999 July 30, 2008
Too long, don't read

or

Too long, didn't read

A post, comment and/or reply that is (perhaps) gratuitously, (over)indulgently long.
.... and so A happened to B, and C got the bad end if it really, but it's not as simple as that...

tl; dr

(expounding of above point)

OR

...omg, sorry but, tl; dr! :) I *do* agree with what you said about Y being in front of Z, though...
by asianchickensalad October 27, 2011
Too long; Didn't read

Typically used when text height exceeds it's width.
tl;dr... Go start a blog
by Dessinator December 16, 2010
Literally: Too long; didn't read

Possible subtext: You make a very good point to which I have no sensible or comical response thefore I will claim it was too long for me to manage reading in order that I might still have the last word (or slightly confusing modern acronym)
"tl;dr"
by Alt Def February 26, 2015
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