Unfortunately, I can't seem to duplicate this experience. But a little while ago I started to write a comment to a Hub and got that warning (in red) before I was done with my comment. Am I hallucinating?
I like the idea...it gives a warning that "Nice" or "Good Hub" don't qualify as valid/meaningful comments, especially since HP now has that commenter level thing. But it would be nice to let folks know that changes are happening rather than letting folks find them out by error, accident, or default.
Getting the message "Your comment is rather short.", would make me chuckle. It sounds kind of like a friendly observation, rather than a warning! I haven't experienced this so far, as I do tend to go on a bit in my comments. I'd find it hard to write a one-word answer to anything, lol!
The funny thing is that this message pops up before you finish your comment. Like, if you pause to think while in the middle of a comment, it's there.
I don't think it's a friendly observation. I think it's a way to cover HP's algo for determining level-setting for commenters. I'm a level-6 commenter, but plenty are higher than that not because they leave rich comments, but only because they comment...a lot.
Food for thought, especially in the absence of any word from HP.
So, we've got to wonder what this is about. I find it grossly annoying, as a message in bold and red text, but I also find it inappropriate. At least let this message appear when you submit your comment, but not before. And it also annoys me that there's been nothing from HP that explains what this is.
Hi all. There has been a minimum length rule for comments for quite a while, but we recently upgraded the code we use to detect and message it, which inadvertantly caused the error to be checked while typing, rather than just on submit, as it was before. I'll do a bit of tuning to switch it back to being submit only. Sorry for any inconvenience or confusion.
Ty, Tom, for the response, but that still doesn't address the question about the value of a concise and totally appropriate comment which may not meet HP's requirement for numbers of words. There is a world in a grain of sand (William Blake).
Unaccustomed as i am to making comment for the lack of brevity. I find it far too hard to make short succinct comment but on this occasion i have very little to say in this thread other that an simple comment like nice hub
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