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Old 11-29-2011, 10:37 AM   #1
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Too Short?

So, a thought crosses my mind -

Is there a reason we need to have the 10 character minimum? It's occasionally annoying, but if it CAN be removed, I'm not sure we get any benefit from it.

This is not a major concern, and if the site leadership said "NO WAY", I wouldn't care, but I was wondering what people thought.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:40 AM   #2
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Or if possible just have it add the necessary extra characters at the end of the post, gobbledygook for all I care.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:52 AM   #3
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Or if possible just have it add the necessary extra characters at the end of the post, gobbledygook for all I care.
Heh - "Your post was too short. We have added 'I am sexually attracted to lawn furniture' to the end of your post."
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:58 AM   #4
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Heh - "Your post was too short. We have added 'I am sexually attracted to lawn furniture' to the end of your post."
That is something I could get behind..err..

Joking aside, make it something outlandish, and that way we know.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:07 AM   #5
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I visit another forum that has a 1 character limit so I'm pretty sure it CAN be changed.

I personally would be in favor of the change. I believe the reasoning behind it is that a post of less than 10 characters is really not substantial/noteworthy enough to bother posting and it encourages people to think of something more substantial to contribute to the conversation, but that's very subjective, and most people just add filler crap that still contributes nothing to the conversation when faced with this problem.


Run-on sentence is run-on.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:13 AM   #6
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I don't think the culture of our forum is one that necessitates a 10char limit. I don't think we'd have a problem if it were removed. Same for the all caps limiter. People here tend to do both only when it's pertinent or funny.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:24 PM   #7
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I have been consistently impressed with and proud of the lack of forum jackassery here, and I don't think that the 10-char limit has much to do with it. Sometimes a one-word response is the funniest thing possible.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:29 PM   #8
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Yes it can be changed. But it won't. For one reason.

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If you've been on a forum in the past decade then you've probably seen that exact post about 10 gazillion times. That's why the limit is there.

Besides, you can bypass it by just putting a bunch of spaces and a bit of punctuation
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:34 PM   #9
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Yes it can be changed. But it won't. For one reason.



If you've been on a forum in the past decade then you've probably seen that exact post about 10 gazillion times. That's why the limit is there.

Besides, you can bypass it by just putting a bunch of spaces and a bit of punctuation
So, three character limit?
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:08 PM   #10
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If you've been on a forum in the past decade then you've probably seen that exact post about 10 gazillion times. That's why the limit is there.
I think it's pretty well established that CoG and its users are not like most other forums out there.
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:20 PM   #11
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i think it's pretty well established that cog and its users are not like most other forums out there.
+1 .
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:30 PM   #13
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this thread now contains more +1's than other any thread on the site. Good job, doc.
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:16 AM   #14
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Yes it can be changed. But it won't. For one reason.



If you've been on a forum in the past decade then you've probably seen that exact post about 10 gazillion times. That's why the limit is there.

Besides, you can bypass it by just putting a bunch of spaces and a bit of punctuation
Nobody on this forum really does that except in this thread to prove a point. There's not really a good reason to have a ten character limit for reasons others have described above sufficiently.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:42 PM   #15
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I don't see what the issue is
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Wait, so let me get this straight. You admit that there is an easy workaround. You admit that we use the easy workaround daily. And despite this, no one spams +1. And yet that doesn't offer evidence that it's an unnecessary limitation?
Yeah, I'm a bit confused, as well. QFT (TOOSHORT) is equally obnoxious. I don't often need it, but sometimes a one word response is the perfect punchline.
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Yeah, I'm a bit confused, as well. QFT (TOOSHORT) is equally obnoxious. I don't often need it, but sometimes a one word response is the perfect punchline.
A one word punchline is still possible, just use spaces. If holding down the space bar for less than 3 sec constitutes any real inconvenience for you, just punch yourself in the junk right now. Repeatedly.
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A one word punchline is still possible, just use spaces. If holding down the space bar for less than 3 sec constitutes any real inconvenience for you, just punch yourself in the junk right now. Repeatedly.
The spaces must be surrounded by non spaces. So, you have to sully your punchline with goofy looking punctuation or something.
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A one word punchline is still possible, just use spaces. If holding down the space bar for less than 3 sec constitutes any real inconvenience for you, just punch yourself in the junk right now. Repeatedly.
Well, now that I'm back from the junk punching, that just proves my point. It's an avoidable rule, why have the rule at all?
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Well, now that I'm back from the junk punching, that just proves my point. It's an avoidable rule, why have the rule at all?
Why have a rule at all?

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