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50 word requirement for each post.

clara-olsson 2 years ago updated by Kayte / Angela / Zara 2 years ago 5

Each post in a topic should hade a requirement of at least 50 words. Posts with less than 50 words should not be possible to publish. This requirement has been implemented on other Harry RPG-sites. A requirement preventes short one-liner posts an enhances the quality of the entire site. Using a requirement of a number of lines is not as effective as a word requirement since the number of lines can differ depending on what unit one is on. 

+1

This would stop Prefects having to check for adequete starter lengths.


This could also be a feature for Backstories.

+2

Okay, here's my problem with this. When a new user comes to WoP, sometimes, and most times, they don't have RP experience. So then in topics, their replies might be shorter. I feel that this would not make the site better, but make people want to be active less in topics. I still feel that though starting post rule should be held in place, though.

I, personally, find it difficult to write av answer to a post only containing one or a few lines. When the counterpart doesen't give anything for you to build on. But that might just be me. 

What I think (and have experience of) is that a limit like this motivates users to develop their writing, for example by reading other topics.

I understand your concerns for new users, but I think that holdig a certain standard will help people learn the RPG format. A solution could be that the 50 word requirement is a possibility, like rating.

+3

This I agree with for forums to RP in, though it should not be a thing in the clubs' forums.

+1

It can be an option, like metadata and language, when creating forums?