When answering questions I encountered a notify that I should input more than 30 characters. Some questions can be answered use Chinese mixture shortly like this post. Should we treat a Chinese character as two Latin characters? When I develop website in China, we deal with the problem like that.

  • This isn't really a bug, but is a valid discussion and feature request. I've edited tags accordingly.
    – brc
    Dec 15, 2011 at 9:09

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It's true that sometimes all you have to answer is a sentence and it works. I've done and seen it on EL&U as well.

But I'd like to ask you to elaborate when you post answers like that. Beginners like to see why a certain expression is more valid than others. If you just post a list of expressions, it's hard sometimes to understand the expressions themselves or to choose, etc... So if possible, add an explanation when it would be helpful, add a note if necessary, etc.

Sometimes they are small things for the poster but very valuable for the reader, and this would also bring you more upvotes. :)

  • Also from another discussion on meta, you can use pinyin to make up the extra space, this will also help with beginners.
    – going
    Dec 15, 2011 at 10:44
  • @xiaohouzi79 Yes, I agree. :)
    – Alenanno
    Dec 15, 2011 at 10:46
  • Links to reference materials is also a good thing too!
    – hafichuk
    Dec 15, 2011 at 22:08
  • If you know your unicode you can evade this restriction, I will make a comment below to illustrate.
    – jsj
    Feb 20, 2013 at 6:38
  • 看看­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
    – jsj
    Feb 20, 2013 at 6:39

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