Editing an issue for submission
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When editing a submission I get a red alert saying "one character short" which I don't understand or what I am required to do to add the thread for discussion. Can someone advise me how to proceed. Thanks
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@sevenonine when you want to quote another poster you click/tap the quote button. The quoted post appears at the bottom of the page. When you type a reply you type in the white bit underneath the quote, not in the blue quote box.
If you type your reply in the quote box you will get an error telling you you are 1 character too short.
I can only see 1 reply by this user who has been registered here since July 2008 using this latest software forum that was introduced last February. That example is here: https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/comment/77237294#Comment_77237294
As you will see, they haven't actually quoted anyone in that reply.
Their previously posted reply before that on this site appears to have been way back in October 2019, way before the software change.
A minimim number of characters may be required in your reply. If so, you will be presented with an error message. If that occurs, just add some more characters to your reply and try re-submitting
Anything you append to the quote iteslf will be considered part of the original post.
I think that rule was the same with the old software (although the minimumum content may have been >1 character)
The minimum 10 character limit applies when you are not quoting another post.