We just increased the min post length from 10 to 20 characters (which was the initial default). While we encourage people to contribute, it is important that conversations stay on topic and free from “noise” as much as possible. We see a lot of very short posts in topics that don’t contribute positively to the conversation or that could be expressed with a simple “Like”.
If what you want to share is less than 20 characters, it is most likely not important enough to be worth a post.
Note that PMs are not affected and have the same minimum character length as before (10).
Trying to bypass the minimum post length with any sort of trickery will get your post deleted. Multiple offenses could result to a temporary ban.
As always, we will monitor the effect of this change and will tweak it accordingly to find the right balance.