17 character minimum limit in post (BUMPED 9/1/08 READ POST 63)

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  1. When did we get this garbage?

    Why does Pokegym have a minimum limit for post.

    I hate it when I go to the trading post to try to reply "PM Sent" when responding to a trade only to be denyed to post it
    Also when someone makes a good point on a thread I like to go say "Good Point", "Aggreed", or "I second that".
    I cant do any of this with this stupid limit on posts.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2008
  2. Jason

    Jason New Member

    Stop complaining over it, Anthoy - its to prevent useless posts from most of you guys :p
  3. dogma

    dogma New Member

    Is this a new thing? I can't remember ever being denied for short posts (not that I made short posts ever :biggrin:)
  4. TheDarkTwins

    TheDarkTwins Active Member

    Yeah, I was kinda lost and confused by it.

    I was trying to reply to my trade thread by saying -

    No Thanks,

    But that is only 13 characters. It make it just a bit annoying to reply.

  5. Jason

    Jason New Member

    why not just add " G." to Drew then you get 17. :)
  6. charchar

    charchar New Member

    G. for his last name? its not that hard to right a 17 character post. just right like more periods or some i dont know. its not that hard.
  7. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    But this is 15! Bah, so you caught me...
  8. Flygon999

    Flygon999 New Member

    Yeah this is weird.
  9. charchar

    charchar New Member

    18 hah not 17. doesnt really matter. i dont think people should be complaing for this. just deal with itt.u cant even change it.
  10. Flygon999

    Flygon999 New Member

    I used 16 :biggrin:
  11. Jason, Explan how any of the examples I provided in my first post are "Useless"
  12. Rambo1000

    Rambo1000 New Member

    i lol'd that was funny i laughed out loud
  13. master of puppets

    master of puppets New Member

    I hate it. It makes it a pain in the rear even in the "the person above me" thread! lol
    And while we are complaining about something...
    "baloney" is NOT spelled that way!!!
    Its B-O-L-O-G-N-A!
    C'mon, usually this is an amazingly well run forum website, the best I have seen, but some of the rules and enforcements that have taken place recently are quite ridiculous...


    alright makes sense
  15. ryanvergel

    ryanvergel New Member

    A character limit was imposed to keep useless posts out of threads. This is a forum, and if your thoughts really don't span more than 17 characters then... your post is probably useless anyways.

    The only real exception to this would be in the trade area, but it's hard to create a blanket rule for the entire forum without it also affecting the trade forum (which is often a different beast).
  16. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    Lol, never even noticed this.
  17. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    I think that this is an overall improvement; however, it's also the new #1 opponent to concise writing. Some things can be said in just one or two words.

    ...Unfortunately, a few of you must've abused that privilege one too many times :p (looks at Anthoy).
  18. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    We'll, you're posts are supposed to have quality content, not just stuff like "Agreed".... because doing stuff like that is basically a poll. Hmmm, but I guess that could be a problem for traders that want to say "PM Sent." Maybe they could remove that rule from that specific forum.

    The only time that I got that 17 character message was when I was trying to say "Wow! Good job!" in the gallery, but I had to change it to meet the requirement. Sometimes the rule helps, but other times it is just an annoyance when you're actually trying to say something useful that is uber short.
  19. Jason

    Jason New Member

    ^replace "good" with "awesome" and you're good to go, I guess. :)
  20. Flygon999

    Flygon999 New Member

    What? lemme alone to my invisibility
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2008
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