10 character minimum

(Ken) #21



I still think it should be lowered to 2 :thinking:



(⛷ Noisy Lurker) #24

I think there are two topics on the number of characters that could be combined because there are characters in each thread bouncing back and forth between character threads. Come on characters!


Ahem, what?

(Carson Reid) #26

I think that YOU, Mr. Storytime, probably would have been fine with a 100 character minimum :joy:


Be happy with 2. Probably won’t go any lower than it is.


Thank you guys for making the change! Even the minor changes are greatly appreciated!

(⛷ Noisy Lurker) #29


Just asked a question in two. I could ask a question in one. like

lol 2, 4, 6, does it really matter especially when most emojis are at least 6 characters long?




I agree. :slight_smile:


It depends how you insert them!

  • If you use the emoji keyboard on your device (or press Win + . in Windows 10) it can be one character

  • If you type ASCII smileys :) it is two or three characters

  • If you type :slightly_smiling_face: it’s… a lot.

Try typing emoji in the password field (anywhere, really) and see what happens.



Hmm… nothing happens lol.

(⛷ Noisy Lurker) #35

Interesting, never use my window button, have a gaming board and turn off that button. Learned something about emojis today. :wink:

I just can’t get excited about minimal characters. Sometimes fewer is more, and sometimes more is what’s needed. I don’t know that you can force discussion. Closest you might come is to intentionally make emotionally charged threads to get people to react emotionally rather than discuss honestly and thoughtfully. I don’t think anyone wants that.

Oh well, whatever works, works. I’ll post as I like as always. :skier:


And your posts are :ok_hand: :clap:

(ClockMonsterLA) #37

I use my Window key for only two things:

  • Win + E brings up a file explorer window.
  • Win + Spacebar toggles between ENG US and ENG INTL keyboard layouts.

I know there’s a lot more one can do with the Windows modifier, but I’ve just never bothered to learn them. Nevertheless, I’d be kinda lost without the two key-chords listed above.

({John15}) #38

Well said

(ClockMonsterLA) #39

I’ve found that most of the time–not all of the time, just most of the time–a topic with lots of really short messages is a cry for a live chat interface.


Yes, and “devolve into chat” is an ugly thing when it happens. Super not fun to read, and also not any kind of a meaningful discussion, just rambling back and forth on randomness.

(To be clear I do not think the 4 char rule will cause this to happen here, not at all. But removing character minumums altogether would hugely increase that risk.)