I just wrote an answer to a question and it was automatically converted to a comment for being 'trivial'. What are the criteria of a trivial answer?

The answer was posted here but has since been edited to exclude a link.

I'd prefer if the answer to this question was not specific to what happened to me, but rather to explain in general what might be considered a trivial answer.


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    Can you link that answer ? – ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd Dec 12 '13 at 14:30
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    Link to a post in the same site and less than 30 characters in addition to the link makes it trivial. You edited your comment so we can't know what your answer looked like. – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Dec 12 '13 at 14:33

You answer was too short. Please include more content and try to explain your answer.

This is ironic because my answer is short.

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    But it does not contain a link, thus not converted. :) – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Dec 12 '13 at 14:36
  • Good to know. Do you have a source for the 30 character info? – JuJoDi Dec 12 '13 at 14:37
  • @ShaWizDowArd thought it was one or the other ... well well I will need to study my books a little more. – ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd Dec 12 '13 at 14:37
  • @ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd - well, you can't submit answer with less than 30 non space characters to begin with so the common way to reach over 30 without actual content is links. – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Dec 12 '13 at 14:41
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    @JuJoDi no official source, just trial and error made at some point. (30 makes sense, as it's the post character limit to begin with :)) – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Dec 12 '13 at 14:43
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    +1 for irony – Cruncher Dec 12 '13 at 14:54
  • I thought the limit was 55 chars? – Geobits Dec 12 '13 at 14:55
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    -1 because you tried to explain the irony, thereby making your answer not as short as it should have been. – Servy Dec 12 '13 at 15:08
  • @Generic yeah, 55 was too hard to remember... my bad. Still, close enough. – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Dec 12 '13 at 15:14

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