Hi, I have read Alfa's experience report guidelines here. They are as follows: What drug(s) you took. How much you took. In what setting, environment you took it. The time after you first noticed effects. (also called onset) The duration of the main effects. The duration of the secondary effects. If there where anyside effects, mentally or physicially. Time when effects where gone. Aftereffect, like afterglow, etc. Overall conclusion and rating of the experience. Any and all experience reports I will submit will include all of the above. SWIM's question is whether or not it is convention to include items such as, but not limited to, whether and how the experience has been integrated by the reportee, and what level of detail is acceptable? These are not simply academic questions, as I have been keeping journals for approximately two decades, and SWIM's reports might seem like a Tolstoy novel to some members(I know that they seem like it to him ). Since I am reacquainting himself with this community, I don't wish to upset the apple cart; to use an American phrase. (I have read lots of reports on the site, and SWIM's shortest report might exceed the lengthiest I have read) SWIM really needs to punctuate the length of his journal reports. 1500 words is on the short side. Some approach 2500 words when the sometimes lengthy process of integration, or utter inability to integrate the experience is included. But this evolutionary process is very important to envelop the reader in the entire experience. SWIM can of course edit his reports to conform to forum norms. It is not as if I am pining to submit a report NOW! If some experienced SWIMmers could give SWIM a little guidance, SWIM'll appreciate it very much. If a mod. or two would chime in, that would be terrific! Thanks in Advance, Bh Epilogue: This post should give the reader a flavor for the amount of prose that I use in describing his experiences. It took me all of the above to simply ask: "How long should experience reports be?" You have been warned!