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Can we get rid of the threshold of 15 chars for comments?

Is there any logical reason for that? And just to prove how unnatural it is: Why can't I simply say thanks?

Why do I have to type unrelated text to post my comment? Ridiculous, unnatural, frustrating.

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marked as duplicate by fretje, random, Jeff Atwood Jan 8 '10 at 11:44

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It has a long history on meta, by the way. There way several methods to "circumvent" it and people claimed it was a "bug" in the system and Jeff became angry one day and decided to shut off all the holes. – xmm0 Jan 8 '10 at 11:27
dupe:… – fretje Jan 8 '10 at 11:31
@Fearless: Except for one. – GManNickG Jan 8 '10 at 11:45
@eth, I only know one... – juan Mar 23 '10 at 13:14
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I suspect it's precisely to discourage comments such as "Thanks" or "Me too". Thank someone by upvoting them - the text is just noise when you consider SO as a repository of meaningful information.

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