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HOTSKEL

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Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 10:59:58 PM

Why did they change this site? It's all white now & hard on the eyes. Also that IGNORE SHORT MESSAGES button is useless. If you check it ALL the posts disappear on many topics. What good is that?
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kwzh
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 3:03:47 AM

Preventing the clogging might be nice, but having a way to not see it is nearly as good. I'll take it.
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scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2013 1:05:40 PM

This button doesn't prevent the clogging up. All it does is giver the user a way to not see the clogging.
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Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2013 1:00:03 PM

What is it with that?

It's a compromise. Members have complained ad nauseum about members clogging up the discussions with one word and other short posts, etc., that have to be scrolled through in order to read (presumably) more substantive responses. the logic has been that you can't simply block "ok" because people will post "okay"; and if you block "okay" you'll get members posting "good post", and so on. Some members want one word answers to be able to be blocked, others want "short responses" to be able to be blocked. The current "character limit" for a message to be blocked (if you want to block posts) is simply a compromise and is subject to change because there is no one solution unless you allow each Gas Buddy member to determine the number of characters a post must have in order to be seen by the member. And even then you'll likely lose good posts because some "short" responses are informative.

It's simply a compromise; that's all and if you don't want to miss reading posts, then maybe the answer is to accept that some members will post "short" responses, and accept wading through them. And see what you think if/when the current character limit is changed.
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