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View Poll Results: Should the 10 character minimum be lifted?

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    10 character limit

    Can we lose the 10 rule?
    Last edited by noid; 05-10-2010 at 09:20 AM. Reason: edited for spelling
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    Re: I will ask....

    Ditto


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    Re: 10 character limit

    The 10 character limit is a software default. It can be changed but the reason it is default is to prevent responses like: Yes and LOL. I think its' purpose was to create better discussion between members. In general, if a post is less than 10 characters on the site, it wasn't worth posting in the first place.

    We want this forum filled with useful information....not 10 character posts or even 1 character posts. They aren't worth posting in the first place.

    Anyways, I added a poll to the top of the thread and we will see what everyone else wants and make a decision from there.

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    Re: 10 character limit

    Quote Originally Posted by mtlatc View Post
    Can we loose the 10 rule?
    Yes

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    Re: 10 character limit

    While I think the idea has merit, it does not deter short answers. Case in point, the post before this one. Anytime some has a short reply, it's usually followed by useless things to reach the 10 char. limit. Based on this, I think we should bypass this feature.

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    Re: 10 character limit

    Quote Originally Posted by noid View Post
    While I think the idea has merit, it does not deter short answers. Case in point, the post before this one. Anytime some has a short reply, it's usually followed by useless things to reach the 10 char. limit. Based on this, I think we should bypass this feature.
    People will always get around the 10 character limit if they want to. The point for people to understand is put some thought into your post before posting.

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    Re: I will ask....

    Quote Originally Posted by GolfJuliet View Post
    Ditto


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    This is exactly why it should stay. Nothing personal against you, GJ, you were just the first one to do it in this thread.


    I don't like seeing forums filled with answers like "LOL" and "Yeah". Sure, people can get around it, but it's going to help filter out some of those (and, like Adam says, help motivate people to say something more substantial). FYI, there's a mod that'll occasionally go around and remove one-word posts that don't do anything to contribute to discussions. I don't know who it is, though.

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    Re: 10 character limit

    Those are very good points, but if someone wants to put "yeah" or "LOL" their going to anyway. That's JMO though.

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    Re: 10 character limit

    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    People will always get around the 10 character limit if they want to. The point for people to understand is put some thought into your post before posting.
    I understand this and I'm guilty also I guess. Sometimes I would just like to be able to type yes or no.
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    Re: I will ask....

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosstafari View Post
    This is exactly why it should stay. Nothing personal against you, GJ, you were just the first one to do it in this thread.


    I don't like seeing forums filled with answers like "LOL" and "Yeah". Sure, people can get around it, but it's going to help filter out some of those (and, like Adam says, help motivate people to say something more substantial). FYI, there's a mod that'll occasionally go around and remove one-word posts that don't do anything to contribute to discussions. I don't know who it is, though.
    Then use your modly powers and delete them. I think it is stupid, it drives me crazy seeing all the "jadsl;kfjdskfljasdfkljsfkj 10 characters" posts.

    I am an admin at a sports forum and it does not have the 10 character limit and we have never had a problem with the short posts.

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    Re: I will ask....

    Quote Originally Posted by boondr View Post
    Then use your modly powers and delete them. I think it is stupid, it drives me crazy seeing all the "jadsl;kfjdskfljasdfkljsfkj 10 characters" posts.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rosstafari View Post
    FYI, there's a mod that'll occasionally go around and remove one-word posts that don't do anything to contribute to discussions. I don't know who it is, though.
    I was trying to be subtle.

    Quote Originally Posted by boondr View Post
    I am an admin at a sports forum and it does not have the 10 character limit and we have never had a problem with the short posts.
    Yeah, lots of intelligent conversation on most sports forums.

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    Re: I will ask....

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosstafari View Post
    I was trying to be subtle.



    Yeah, lots of intelligent conversation on most sports forums.
    Eh it is sort of like this one some on topic stuff and a TON of off-topic stuff.

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    Re: I will ask....

    Quote Originally Posted by boondr View Post
    Eh it is sort of like this one some on topic stuff and a TON of off-topic stuff.
    Can't argue with that.

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