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Do we need minimum characters for the questions?

It might sound ridiculous but I'm starting to think if there should be minimum number of characters required for the questions?

Exhibit A:

This is, of course, an extreme example but there are lots of one-liners like "Give me step by step for X". Maybe at least this should hit pre-moderation?

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  • Dec 16, 2016 at 08:57 PM

    "yes" as answer results in the message "The answer body is too short."

    If 3 letters for an answer are to short then 2 letters for a question certainly be.

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    Dec 16, 2016 at 08:35 PM

    Hi Jelena,

    Minimum characters may not work for all as number of characters depends on issue. And I think it's not a good idea to implement such hard rule.

    Anyway we have "Alert moderator" option to highlight such posts, so it's very good option to report.

    Regards,

    Harish Karra

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    • Former Member Jelena Perfiljeva

      Agree Jelena,

      If number of such posts are too many then yes same 10 minimum char works for question too.

      Regards,

      Harish Karra

  • Jan 02, 2017 at 11:07 AM

    Hi Jelena,

    Can you please post this suggestion in Idea place?

    Thank you,

    Moshe

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