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Re: Word/character minimums?

Postby eilonwy77 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:52 am

Yes, but sometimes that is all you have to say. Sometimes the babies are screaming and the dinner is burning and you've still managed to somehow post a MOC and someone says some comments about it and you really just want to say "thanks" to let them know that you read the comment and are appreciative of any compliments that may have been received. Sometimes you just want to say "thanks" to further the spirit of friendship that in turn leads to further intelligent discussion. Sometimes you want to say "thanks" but don't have that much more to add at the time. Should you then not be able to say "thanks" because you've nothing further to add at that time?

Politeness and friendly comments and chit chat are part of the glue that holds commuinities together. A community is built from a network of relationships, and every time someone says "thank you" to someone else, it further strengthens that relationship, which in turn strengthens the community, which in turn promotes further discussion, much of which will be intelligent. To say that one cannot make short comments, such as "thank you' or "I really love this" or "me too", means that a lot of posters will not post so much, which will weaken the community, and thereby limit the amount of intelligent discussion that can take place. If you alienate your users by making them feel stupid for only having a "thank you" to say at a certain time, you're going to find yourself in a place with fewer and fewer active posters, which will in turn lead to less and less intelligent discussion (since that seems to be the only goal of this site). I really don't think this is a good thing.

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Re: Word/character minimums?

Postby JoshWedin » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:57 am

Hey All,

We admins thought about this and came to two conclusions. First of all this isn't needed and, second, its not possible. The current software doesn't support this and the occasional issue can be dealt with.

Writing single word posts don't generally contribute to meaningful conversation but setting an arbitrary word count isn't the answer. For the record, we are mostly talking about replies to MOC posts that fall along the lines of "Cool". It would be nice if one could elaborate.

Hope this helps,
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PS. Merely saying "Thank you" is not a problem. Common courtesy will never be "outlawed" on Classic Castle. ;)
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Re: Word/character minimums?

Postby Ye Olde Republic » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:54 am

I also like that open discussion on even the most 'mad scientist' of ideas is never really frowned upon either. I like that after throwing out the most arbitrary of ideas generated a pretty nice debate.
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Re: Word/character minimums?

Postby JoshWedin » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:00 am

Ye Olde Republic wrote:I like that after throwing out the most arbitrary of ideas generated a pretty nice debate.


Yup and that is encouraged. ;)

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Re: Word/character minimums?

Postby Forestboy » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:01 am

I'm apart of a few other forums, and one of them has a five character limit and a no only emoticon only post policy thing. I believe another one is around 15, so it also doesn't have to 20 (If that hasn't been discussed).

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Re: Word/character minimums?

Postby JoshWedin » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:24 am

Forestboy wrote:I'm apart of a few other forums, and one of them has a five character limit and a no only emoticon only post policy thing. I believe another one is around 15, so it also doesn't have to 20 (If that hasn't been discussed).

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Thank you, but we are not going to do that here on CC.

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Re: Word/character minimums?

Postby Aliencat » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:25 pm

JoshWedin wrote:but we are not going to do that here on CC.

Of course not, Josh has way too much fun posting emoticon-only posts :D
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Re: Word/character minimums?

Postby JoshWedin » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:21 am

:wink:
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Re: Word/character minimums?

Postby footsteps » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:47 am

JoshWedin wrote::wink:


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Re: Word/character minimums?

Postby JoshWedin » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:56 am

footsteps wrote:!


I knew this was going to happen....I just didn't think it would be you. :D

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Re: Word/character minimums?

Postby footsteps » Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:29 am

JoshWedin wrote:
footsteps wrote:!


I knew this was going to happen....I just didn't think it would be you. :D

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