New Feature Installed, Minimum # of Characters...

Discussion in 'Site Questions, Rules, Suggestions' started by chuckwk, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. chuckwk

    chuckwk Founder
    from KC, MO
    Messages: 629

    I just installed a new feature... Now, when anyone replies to a thread their reply must contain at least 15 characters. If not, you will get the message....

    "The text you typed is to few words or characters. Please post at least $minchars characters. This feature cuts down on SPAM and pointless replies."

    Any input? NO super short replies please! LOL
  2. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,382

  3. randosh4

    randosh4 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 179

    that would be alot better
  4. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 927

    ______dont work
  5. OP

    chuckwk Founder
    from KC, MO
    Messages: 629

    yes, it does... it counts # of characters, not words. I'm pretty sure that spaces between characters count...So, your reply ' ______dont work ' is exactly 15 characters in length.

    _, _, _, _, _, _, d, o, n, t, , w, o, r, k
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
  6. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,295

    lets see how it works.

    however, in some cases i dont think it is needed, but lets give it a shot.
  7. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,066

    I would like to get some more feedback on this new feature that has been installed.

    How has this been working out for you? Do you find that it is hindering your posting? Or do you find that it has been cutting down on those one word answers, and you like it?
    OR..... it makes no difference to you either way, you're just glad to be a part of lawnsite? :D

  8. Johnny

    Johnny LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    I would file that under "Not User Friendly". Just my opinion.
  9. Gr grass n Hi tides

    Gr grass n Hi tides LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    That's me.
  10. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,573

    I'll be honest i did not notice anything different

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