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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!
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Too long: Didn't read

The bastian of the stupid and lazy. Only those of no intelligance would bother to use this, as if you are unable to read a post, then you should not bother even replying to begin with.
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a term originating from forums and text messages in respons to ebscenely long forum posts or texts. means 'too long, didn't read.' the original use has died out however, and it is now only ever used by argumentative cunts who have been outargued and don't want to admit it. as uch, it's current meaning (which would be the corrupted phrase) is 'can't think of an argument, gonna pretend i couldn't be arsed to read it.'
man 1: ...so yeah. learn your stuff, man, you're making yourself look stupid

man (?) 2: (thinks) shit, that's a damn good argument! i got nothin'! unless...

(types) tl;dr
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An internet abbrviation for: Too long; didn't read. Only something a lethargic and obviously illiterate person would use.
StandOffish768: TL;DR
Me: Yeah, you just don't wanna read what ELSE I put in there about you, jackass....
by Squirrelykins June 22, 2005
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Too Long; Don't Read. Most commonly used in forums when there is a "Wall of Text" (A very long, typed message/ comment/ story, etc.).
Poster 1 says: "Blah blah blah, blah blah..."(continued for 500-1000 more blahs)

Poster 2 says: "TL;DR! Damn, just blog it and stop wasting forum space!"
by Max T.C. April 23, 2009
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