It gets annoying if the answer to another comment is short.

Edit: My answerable question: Is there a documentation about why?

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Everyone knows the trick now... –  jjnguy Oct 26 '10 at 16:40
Of course. We should probably use it less, or it will get fixed... –  Kobi Oct 26 '10 at 16:41
possible duplicate of Why have a comment min char limit? –  Pops Nov 11 '10 at 17:01
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up vote 6 down vote accepted

Super short comments, in general, have little value.

From this meta answer by Jeff:

...perhaps one should consider populating their comment with something meaningful of 15 characters or more?

And, another meta question about this topic.

(That is the team's reasoning. I'm not saying I agree.)

If you really wanna submit a short comment, you can bypass the filter by adding a blank link like so: Hi [ ]( That will produce the comment 'Hi'.

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What if I really want to say "Thanks!" or I want to answer what's my OS? .. Is there a documentation about why? That is my question. I will make an edit. –  George Bailey Oct 26 '10 at 16:45
@cjava, I posted a link to an answer given by jeff that kinda answers your question. –  jjnguy Oct 26 '10 at 16:48
"Thank you, that worked." and "I'm using Windows XP with SP3." are both long enough, no? "thnku" and "xpsp3" are less clear. –  Piskvor Oct 26 '10 at 21:22
@cjava if you want to say thanks CAST AN UPVOTE. That is what they are for. Don't clutter up the world with a bunch of "thanks!" stuff. –  Jeff Atwood Oct 27 '10 at 1:49
Super-long comments can also have little value, as well as medium ones. Granted, a super-short one will often have "little value", but they can useful or funny. –  Mark C Nov 11 '10 at 16:56
There are times a short comment is relevant - answering "Yes" or "No" to a direct question, for instance. It'd be nice if shorter comments were enabled for users with a certain amount of rep, at least. –  Nick Johnson Oct 19 '11 at 1:30
thanks. –  Ninsuo Oct 22 '12 at 18:18
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