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Currently, the 15 char minimum on comments can be defeated by padding out the middle with spaces.


s/\s+/ /

HTML ignores extra spaces anyway.

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

I got sick of the umpteen bajillion "bugs" opened on this, so we "fixed the bug".


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OMG, no! ____________________________________ – Stu Thompson Oct 7 '09 at 22:26

Why bother. If folks are prepared to game the system with spaces to get a short comment in, they won't be fussed using other characters

Get it????????????????????????????????????????????????
Why not? ____________________________________________

This will lead to some really nasty visual comment hacks that make the cure worse than the disease.

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Lemme get this straight... it's a feature, not a bug? – Andrei Rinea Sep 2 '09 at 8:03
The 15-character-minimum feature is "good enough" they way it is. This is to encourage behavior, not enforce it. While the limit can be effectively bypassed, which the OP and you (jokingly?) call a bug, the candidate cures are worse than the disease--additional complexity that still does not actually prevent someone for sneaking in a short comment. – Stu Thompson Sep 2 '09 at 8:18

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