Require minimum post and comment body length of 50 characters to qualify for moons

Summary

My proposal is that text posts and comments must have a body length of at least 50 characters to qualify to earn moons.

 

Why this is needed

As has been brought up in multiple recent discussions, there has been analysis done of moon payouts that shows the prevalence of short low effort comments being disproportionately over-represented in Moon payouts. They also have a strong link to abusive moon farming, and a huge imbalance in moon payouts to a small number of accounts hitting the cap by posting these comments. Luckily, the solution is simple. Don't disallow short posts (outside of already existing rules regarding spammy comments), but eliminate the incentive to abuse and spam them for easy moons.

 

Proposed solutions

Text posts and comments must have a body length of at least 50 characters to qualify to earn moons. This would not apply to posts or comments that only consist of images with no text content. The mods can remove any post that they feel is padded (has content added with the main or sole goal of reaching the character limit) pursuant to this and existing rules that cover rule manipulation and evasion.

 

Reference info

This here is an example comment with 50 characters

Emojis are typically ~2 characters and gif code is about 15. As this proposal is written, gif comments without additional text would no longer earn moons

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