Oh boy, more word count talk! Rattling about in my brain for awhile now has been the question: what is a short post? I understand that there's no universal, but I'll admit to my mind being boggled by people who claim anything under something like 250 words is short. I'm of the school of thought that you write what is needed for the thread to keep moving, be it 3 words or 1000 (but, for the love of God, if you're going to write 1000 words? Make it worth my damned while). I've tried a board that had a minimum word count of 400 words per post and lasted exactly 3 posts. I was exhausted by the mere THOUGHT of having to bang out 400 words for every turn of my character's head and bailed to my own board. I've made a stab at post matching and ended up, instead, training my posting partners to start posting shorter. I'm a good/bad influence? Oddly enough, in my view, it's easier to point out a long post than a short one. I have a rather large monitor and if I have to scroll? Your post is long. That usually ends up being somewhere around 500 words on a board with a human-sized font. That's long for an RP post. Short-- I guess a single word? That's pretty short! What's your version of short? Why do you think that?