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In short, the user generated crap which dominates the system costs money to host and serve, but doesn't offer much of a return in monetization. But it seems to me that this is just the problem of too much crap on a lot of these "social network" driven websites where sorting for quality hasn't been well thought out.
Originally posted by Jadette
I'm disappointed in the implimentation of this rule.
While I understand the need to discourage minimal replies which clutter up things, I'm all for quality over quantity. I feel that arbitrary content requirements will only end up with people padding replies, which defeats the whole purpose. Anyone remember writing school essays with word number requirements?
Originally posted by ArMaP
reply to post by AntiConspirator
You are not supposed to use any character of your choice to fill the space, like you did with the spaces, you can be penalised for it.
As the above explanation was done in 20 characters less than the minimum, I had to add this.
Originally posted by Comatose
How about just letting us mark posts as not contributing? After a certain negative "score" is reached, the post is just hidden or removed completely? Preferably it would just be hidden, while allowing users to be able to display it again on a per-user/client basis.
That way, all the BS can be hidden while removing the posters ability to whine about censorship, etc. Since it will be controlled by the user majority.