Min post length includes images and links

It seems the min post length setting counts all the characters in a post, including the markdown for images and links. This leads to quite a few people posting image-only posts without any comment. Bumping the setting to a much higher value is not desirable - it would be great if min post length could avoid all ‘non printing characters’ as they’re not actually contributing to the conversation?

This has been covered many, many times in previous topics. The intent is not to plug every possible unicode space “filler” exploit, just to cover the basic ones.

However it looks lke your goal is a bit different here, you want to prevent image only posts? Why not have a policy and enforce it?


We’ll do that, thanks!