Good point.ChriZathens wrote:Why bother argue in the first place with something like that?
Along with QR, 3.0.6 also introduced minimum characters per post. So to avoid people from writing one word or one smilie nonsense you can simply set minimum characters to say 10 or 15...
However, not all one word or one smilie replies are nonsense. For example, if you have a topic about funny YouTube videos, then it would be a little overkill in my opinion to require 10-15 characters.
By the way, can this minimum character requirement be set per forum? How about per topic?
I can see where many of you are coming from. Most discussion boards - as far as I know, at least - are full of sheit, or if they are not full of it, there are many unwanted posters and behavior. There is a lot of hostility in the wonderful world of Internet discussions. All these restriction options are very useful for these kinds of boards. But bear in mind there are different kinds of boards, too. We will not apply this minimum character requirement, and yet we will have no more problems than before.
This is starting to go off-topic, but IMHO it is the moderation policy of the board that sets the boundaries, not the features of the software. The features can be helpful, but they rarely cure the disease, they only alleviate some of the symptoms for some of the time.
Just my 2 cents...