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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
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    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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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 [ ](http://example.com) 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. – Bryan Field 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 left the building Oct 26 '10 at 21:22
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    @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
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    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
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    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
  • Hi ŮŽ – Mohammad Jul 30 '14 at 11:39

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