Hello, just replying to your PS. Thank you for your advice. However, I want to clarify my intentions with this character threshold for new topics. I founded this community partly because I was tired of “quick and lazy” posts on FB groups and social media.
Btw: the threshold in “250 characters” not 250 words.
However If you have any tips on how to get people to always write new topics with added context. I am all ears!
Basically, I want to avoid the social media attitude, with short question posts without context at all like “What are your favorite string libraries” without providing your own thoughts and context on the question.
Also, if I have no limit, people are posting links to videos, articles or content online without adding any words at all. Trust me, I’ve seen this again and again on all the FB groups and forums I have been an admin on. And even let’s say a 60-80 character limit is not enough because the characters of the link counts, which means people still “link-drop”.
I took your advice though, and as a test I’ve reduced it to 140 characters and will see how it goes. That is a Twitter post in length.
From reading your post, I believe you added enough context for the question. So perhaps this is a good compromise in length, what are your thoughts?