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LurkerDan
05-17-05, 07:28 PM
When did this feature get added (did a search, couldn't find it)? I am fairly sure I understand why it has been implemented, and of course nobody asked for my opinion, but since this is the feedback forum here's my opinion.

It is one of the stupidest things I have ever seen. How does it serve a purpose? If I want to post a smilie as a response, what's to stop me from posting 2 to get around this? Or post a word of text?

Not only that, it doesn't even work! I was responding to a statement where the poster missed something posted earlier in the thread. SO, rather than just telling him, I quoted that earlier post. SO, my "post" was actually contained in a quote, so the filter didn't think I had enough characters. Stupid.

LurkerDan
05-17-05, 07:32 PM
:D :D




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dumb that this is allowed

LurkerDan
05-17-05, 07:33 PM
:D






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but that isn't

chrisih8u
05-18-05, 01:01 AM
<b>:D</b>

LurkerDan
05-18-05, 01:09 AM
bastard!

Pennywise345
05-18-05, 01:15 AM
It must be a right wing conspiracy, you dirty hippy. Go take a shower!

BDB
05-18-05, 01:15 AM
(.Y.)

NotThatGuy
05-18-05, 06:22 AM
I guess so you don't put unneeded work on the server (you will return many more hits if you allow 3 letters than 4 or more), but it does make it tough to search for 'dvd'.

-pedagogue

Groucho
05-18-05, 06:24 AM
Hi LurkerDan

Adam Tyner
05-18-05, 06:55 AM
It is one of the stupidest things I have ever seen.Fortunately, there's not a "maximum hyperbole limit".

Bandoman
05-18-05, 07:35 AM
WTF

ChiTownAbs, Inc
05-18-05, 08:00 AM
WTF is right

Aghama
05-18-05, 08:40 AM
I guess so you don't put unneeded work on the server (you will return many more hits if you allow 3 letters than 4 or more), but it does make it tough to search for 'dvd'.
That's a separate issue.

I would accompany it was an announcement that replies consisting of just an emoticon are no longer tolerated. So if somebody uses two they're trying to buck the system and should face suspension.

Groucho
05-18-05, 08:46 AM
:thumbsup:

Y2K Falcon
05-18-05, 08:55 AM
-rolleyes-

Preacher
05-18-05, 09:01 AM
Nothing wrong with the idea. I feel this is an outlandish excuse for a thread.

LurkerDan
05-18-05, 10:41 AM
Fortunately, there's not a "maximum hyperbole limit".
touche

El Scorcho
05-18-05, 11:54 AM
That's a separate issue.

I would accompany it was an announcement that replies consisting of just an emoticon are no longer tolerated. So if somebody uses two they're trying to buck the system and should face suspension.

.. or death.

.. or spend time with Groucho.

twikoff
05-18-05, 11:57 AM
That's a separate issue.

I would accompany it was an announcement that replies consisting of just an emoticon are no longer tolerated. So if somebody uses two they're trying to buck the system and should face suspension.

:D:up:

oh wait.. does that count?
;)

The Bus
05-18-05, 12:02 PM
???

NCMojo
05-18-05, 12:18 PM
-ohbfrank-

Preacher
05-18-05, 03:40 PM
Nothing wrong with the idea. I feel this is an outlandish excuse for a thread.

It is a damn fine thread. The need for 3 characters to be typed is an outrage. I stand behind LurkerDan on this issue.

twikoff
05-18-05, 03:51 PM
the only time that I have run into the 3 character reply limitation.. is when Im reading a thread and agree with someones reply exactly.. so I simply quote it

now, i just gotta say.. yea, what he said