How should I increase the number of minmum words in private message and posts.
Go to https://discourse.example.com/admin/site_settings and search for the site setting
min post length, then adjust as desired.
Do you recommend changing this? I have had some users complaining about it but it seems to be a good idea to enforce it to prevent users using the site like a glorified chat …
The default minimums of 20 chars for a public post and 10 chars for a private message are reasonable.