I agree with your original sentiments that this should be a faqlet. When I see the tell tale horizontal scrollbar, I usually make the effort to determine which writeup has the offending long line, and put it up for editing consideration.
A special case of 2 which deserves mentioning is long URLs, which can be shortened by replacing them with pipe links.
Oh Lord, won’t you burn me a Knoppix CD ?
My friends all rate Windows, I must disagree.
Your powers of persuasion will set them all free,
So oh Lord, won’t you burn me a Knoppix CD ?
(Missquoting Janis Joplin)