Site doesn't let you comment with one-word answers (began yesterday)

Hi gang,

I tried to reply to a thread with a one-word answer yesterday (April DOTM nominations), but software wouldn’t let me, saying that my content needed to be “more substantial”…

Help?

@discourse has there been some change in the software? I haven’t changed any settings.

Not that I am aware of, but you can verify your Admin, Site Settings for minimum post length.

We don’t recommend allowing very short posts as this can lead to a number of discussion pathologies and chat-like behaviors that are unhealthy for the community long term.

The minimum length is 1. What triggers a “more substantial” message?

This particular topic is nominations for a “dish of the month” so one-word posts are normal.