747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2827 posts, RR: 13 Posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3124 times:
First, there were the famed "association" topics, where members would post one or two word comments relating to the post preceding. These were banned, yet just as quickly replaced with "...game" posts. City game, song game, and so on. In a stroke of irritating genius, the new "post too short" feature was added to this website, making sure that posts had to contain something of value before being posted.
Today, it appears that also added has been the "post too long" feature. Whether this was added at the same time as the too-short post or not isn't clear, however, rambling, pages-long, thesis sorts of things are banned at this point as well. Posts which would take users forever and a day to read are no longer allowed. I guess that copy of Moby Dick I was going to put up just, well... won't happen.
Crank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3020 times:
Here is the explanation for the short messages:
The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard before posting a message in this forum and make it detailed and a valuable addition to the topic discussed.
Avoid posting "Me Too" messages. These are messages that are posted by people who agree to a point being discussed and post a one liner, "me too!", "Good post Jim!", "I disagree" or similar message. This takes up time as readers must sort through these messages which have no real value to the group at large. Any message containing nothing more than a line or two of text is probably not worth posting.
If you have an opinion on a topic, you should in detail express why you have the opinion and what made you come to that conclusion.
Your post should be relevant to the topic discussed.
747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2827 posts, RR: 13
Reply 19, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2988 times:
Well, for those of you who have tested the post-too-long feature, you will note that it doesn't really exist. It's an April Foolsy thing, but I think I got too close to the "could-be-real" line. (Blushes?)