Continuing the discussion from Stone forge, charcoal kiln and clay kiln - do they create smoke?:
Please outline the harms of character minimums, because I’m not seeing any.
Even with the post where this was raised, “No” was not a complete answer, it leaves the question mostly unanswered, because it doesn’t inform the asker about how they can find the answer for themselves in the future.
On your second point, a “simple” ban on undesirable content-free posts is:
- Not simple. It requires explaining and enforcing the ban, likely repeatedly.
- Contentious. People HATE having their posts removed, having requirements about what constitutes an acceptable
- Effort-intensive. Either a mod (ONLY me as of this moment) has to take action on every single instance, or the entire user base has to be mobilized to flag offending posts.
- Noisy. It either requires continuing messaging (somewhere?) to remind users of the ban, or replacing offending messages with a reminder about the ban, which leaves pointless messages scattered across the forums.