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)
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by Alt Def February 26, 2015
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1) the phrase lazy trolls use when they have nothing to say in response

2) a phrase used when a post REALLY IS long, pointless, and repetitive, and should barely be read... but most of the time people do anyway

3) a lie
ex. 1:
Person A: -long post about how furries aren't bad people- and that is why furries aren't bad people...
Person B: tl;dr
Person A: troll...

ex. 2:
Person C: -long, overly repetitive post, by a furry (the bad kind)- AND THAT'S WHY FURRIES ARE TEH AWESHUMNESS, AND YOU ARE GUILTY OF FURSECUTION
Person D: tl;dr, dude I never even insulted you guys in the first place
Person C: -rages-

((i have nothing against furries))
by CommandoBear October 29, 2010
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Too long; Didnt Read.
In addition to being used by lazy forum readers, tl;dr can be used by forum posters to give a brief version of their long-winded post!
Guy: (long post blah blah blah)
Guy: tl;dr version: I'm gonna an hero
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Stands for "too long; didn't read".

Along with the above-mentioned use of tl;dr by lazy jerks and trolls, the use of this term is a great way to cut down long-winded, nonsensical arguments made by insane conspiracy theorists who are probably wearing tin-foil hats while typing them.
Johnny: There's no way the moon landing happened in real life! For one thing, the shadows of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in photographs are pointing at different angles. The pictures could only have been taken in a studio! And there aren't any stars in the lunar sky in the pictures, either. How could they have ... (etc.)

Jake: tl;dr
by Alice Margatroid January 02, 2008
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1. acronym meaning "too long; didn't read". A response to a post that is quite lengthy.

Despite the elitist view that this is used as a way of having to get out of reading "brilliant arguments", sometimes it does make sense. Just because something is long and drawn-out does not mean it is worth reading. I've read "walls of text" that were hollow and nothing but a waste of my time. Lots of talk, little substance. In that case, tl;dr would be more than just a response to laziness.
"Chapter 1: On the usage of abbreviations in modern internet discourse. Let us begin at the beginning. It all started in 1975 with the advent of the..." *goes on for 300 pages*

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by RoryBrody March 17, 2009
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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.
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Literally - Too long ; Didn't read

A phrase typed in response to a blog, forum post, or other form of online media to express either that the submission of another user was either needlessly long or wordy or that the reader has a complete lack of interest in the subject matter.

Contrary to the belief held by those who experience mild to moderate butthurt due to having made submissions that either nobody cared about enough to read or were much longer than necessary for the sole purpose of condescension or self-exaltation, replying to media with "tl;dr" does not necessarily indicate substandard intelligence or an attention deficit.

This definition is a good example of a post in which replying "tl;dr" to would be appropriate.
H.Horse: "Too Long; Didn't Read" - a shining example of the sweeping Attention Deficit Disorder pandemic that seems to have embraced our society. Usually said by people who a) have never read a book, b) have no logical retort, c) want an easy laugh, or any combination of the three. Not to be confused with "TMS;DU", meaning "Too Many Syllables; Don't Understand", which is likely how some of you reading this feel about this definition.

Joe: tl;dr

H.Horse: I find it hilarious that any definition of TL;DR condeming those who use it as uneducated morons, are the ones receiving more thumbs down - just like this one probably will - even though they are the most accurate. That just further proves that people - especially kids - have a consistantly dwindling attention span, most likely indirectly proportional to the amount of media and entertainment devices we feel the need to constantly plug ourselves into.

Joe: No, I'm not a moron. I'm just indicating that you're pompous and arrogant and nobody cares about your novel. Also, you spelled "condemning" and "consistently" wrong.
by Avyn April 15, 2010
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