Ye Olde Republic wrote:I've seen it around before on some forums that there is a 20 word minimum in posts. Has C-C ever considered this? In my warped mind it makes sense to me for some posters that often write incoherent sentences because they've used as few words as possible. If there were a word minimum enforced/applied perhaps these people won't feel they have to be as economical with their words?
"I have to use 20 words in this post anyway so I might as well use all the words I can to make this post make sense."
(1)What (2)if (3)someone (4)wanted (5)to (6)say (7)something (8)in (9)less (10)than (11)twenty (12)words? (13)Blah (14)blah (15)blah (16)blah (17)blah (18)blah (19)blah (20)blah.
Your MOC was really funny!! I laughed until I fell rolling around on the floor.
I thought your MOC was really funny, the way you placed that fig doing what it was doing was so priceless and I'll have to remember to do that myself in the future.
Rick-Ricks wrote:I wonder if there is a way to use this only on certain accounts. If there was it could be applied by an admin to users who frequently post single word posts that don't contribute to the topic, instead of applying it to everybody.
When I read this I hear, "Let's isolate and persecute some indivduals because we don't like how they talk." What do you do when that person comes back and says that the only reason you're treating them unfairly is because of their nationality? What if some people are just beginning to learn the common language here and it takes them 15 minutes to put together a sentence of five words?
And besides, what actually is wrong with a short, simple post to say "Good job!" or "Thanks"?
Bluesecrets wrote:And besides, what actually is wrong with a short, simple post to say "Good job!" or "Thanks"?
Actually there is something wrong with that. It does not promote further communication,...
I'm more than a little bit surprised that you think that simply saying "thank you" does not promote further communication. Perhaps that comment points to the crux of the whole issue which is that people have widely varying ideas of what constitutes appropriate communication. Why not err on the side of tolerance rather than restricting how people are allowed to think and write?
This whole proposal seems so random (and Orwellian), I have to wonder if there's another reason for it. Is there a technical issue with the site running out of space? Wouldn't it make sense, then also to impose a maximum word limit?
Also in my previous message, I purposely did not specify English as the language spoken here because I didn't think that this was officially an English only site. Could someone clarify whether other languages are prohibited here?
eilonwy77 wrote:I know that this site is trying to promote intelligent discussion, but there is a point where you can take it too far, and to say that you can't merely say "thank you" is taking it too far, at least in my world.
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