As much as I love Yoda's answer, I really don't think that should work.

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    Does it actually bother you, or are you just reporting a bug? Sometimes bugs are useful, FYI...
    – user541686
    Commented Jun 8, 2011 at 3:17
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    @Mehrdad: Actually, I don't like any minimum length limits, so it does not bother me at all. However, I feel obligated to report bugs with systems, even if the buggy behavior is what I want. Commented Jun 8, 2011 at 5:32
  • Thank you for making me aware of the possibility. :) Commented Jun 12, 2011 at 21:17
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    lol what happened to that post?
    – user541686
    Commented Mar 28, 2012 at 4:39

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    Strip comments before checking the post length. The browser is able to remove the comment, so it must be possible. :P (And in fact, Markdown must already be seeing the comment there and leaving it unescaped, because it generally HTMLEncodes everything) Commented Jun 8, 2011 at 1:43
  • Actually as Billy mentioned preventing this would be very easy. But then people will come up with another idea. Commented Jun 8, 2011 at 14:38
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    – Nick T
    Commented Sep 11, 2013 at 20:47

As I see it, minimum length comments prevent very low quality comments to appear in the sites. If somebody takes the time to generate the comment to hide text and circumvent the limit, then most probably the comment has some thought also and it will not be of such low quality to make it unfit to SE sites, regardless of its length.

To circumvent the limit anyway, it is always easier to write (10 characters) as it's customary in many fora (I have used it in SO also once). Of course, there can be yet another script to strip it, but "characters" is a word that could be very well be used for real content also.

So, in conclusion, I do not see any improvement in implementing this feature, and if it is implemented, I see too many ways to circumvent it.

Juan made a very good point asking how would you prevent it, and Yoda made his point very clear also. How many comments do you think you'll find like:

Can you post full code? <!-- Very clever way to avoid having to type a few more characters in my comment asking for da codez -->

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