Private message responses should not have a minimum length

I sometimes get private messages from people who just want to say hi or say thanks. It’s annoying that “Thanks!” is too short for responses to private messages.

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This can be changed via the min personal message post length site setting I believe

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The post length requirement for PMs can be configured by the site admin, the setting is called min personal message post length and by default it’s a little shorter than the minimum public post length requirement.

Sometimes people find short messages like “Thanks!” annoying (did this need to be a message at all? maybe the like button is enough!), so the default is to require someone to put a little effort into their message before sending it to someone.

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Okay thanks, I’ll ask the people who manage the site in question.

This is also why I specified responses only. I think the minimum length is very reasonable for the first message in a PM thread.

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