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I just posted this comment: it works! and the source code is:

<span class="comment-copy">it works­­­­­!­</span>

It seems that nothing visible here but I used this character:­ [alt + 0173], I knew this case is not common, but the JavaScript part can be improved to count readable characters only.

The HTML entity is: &shy; for that hidden character, its called Soft hyphen (SHY)

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Related - Bananas in comments? - no it isn't that smart. –  MichaelT Oct 9 '13 at 21:13
I just posted this for improvements I don't know if its bug or expected behaviour –  Jason OOO Oct 9 '13 at 21:14
+1­­­­­­­­­­­­­ –  Servy Oct 9 '13 at 21:15
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ –  mikeTheLiar Oct 9 '13 at 21:19
please don't play with it I will delete my question if so! –  Jason OOO Oct 9 '13 at 21:19
I'm still waiting for the punchline of the title. What can be achieved by passing comment? –  Kerrek SB Oct 9 '13 at 22:06
Related –  bfavaretto Oct 9 '13 at 22:31
At least posting question like that returned "This post does not meet our quality standards." –  Mołot Oct 10 '13 at 7:38

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Why do some people have a problem with brevity?

A short post can be every bit as high-quality and effective as a longer one.

If someone used Alt+0173 to make their brief post, they certainly aren't making short posts because of a lack of effort.

I see this as a good thing, not a fault.

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I am not taking about why users uses this, I just posted to let developers know if its expected or not. –  Jason OOO Oct 9 '13 at 21:17
I would dispute something in this answer, but... tl;dr –  Shog9 Oct 9 '13 at 21:23
@Shog9 tl;dr: Just do it. –  Johannes Kuhn Oct 10 '13 at 7:42

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