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Prohibit empty nodes

by hippo (Monsignor)
on Mar 23, 2017 at 15:54 UTC ( #1185643=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

It's a minor annoyance but hopefully an even more minor fix. I suggest that the site code be modified such that entirely empty nodes are automatically rejected. It's a particular time-and-resource waster in the case of anonymous posts as they serve absolutely no value - would anyone dispute this?

There might conceivably be some argument for allowing empty non-anonymous posts (although what it might be escapes me) so that could be up for debate. If you think these are worth allowing then do please contribute to this thread.

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Re: Prohibit empty nodes
by LanX (Chancellor) on Mar 23, 2017 at 16:00 UTC
    Do you have an example?

    AFAIK you need a minimal number of characters in order to post.

    Of course some people erase their content later, but this requires an account.

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
    Je suis Charlie!

    Update

    I stand corrected it's possible now. But I'm pretty sure it wasn't always like that.

      Of course some people erase their content later, but this requires an account.
      What we definitely need is a way to see the previous content when a node gets edited.
Re: Prohibit empty nodes
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 23, 2017 at 15:58 UTC
            This one was an experiment from me, please don't reap.

            Cheers Rolf
            (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
            Je suis Charlie!

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