Sometimes less is more. If you added more words to this, what would you add? A whole lot of padding that really would amount to nothing. Would you vote a 2 on something by Hemmingway just because it is short? (The world renown author known for his terse text?) How about a short scene by Shakespeare? Would you vote it low just because of its size? What about its language or content?
I would mentions authors in your native tongue, but to be honest, I don't know any. I hope you do get the idea.
If the post covers everything it needs to cover, then it does not need to be longer. (If it doesn't cover everything it needs to, that is a different story.) Don't vote it low just because it is short. That is why the poster gets a lower XP listing. It is short, please don't penalize them twice **if it is complete**. Go to Comment
Shows some definite promise as it says in the vote thingy. But it's very short.
The way I see it, it might as well harm the post to flesh it out as well as help it.
So trust me, I see the beauty in something this short but still amazingly rich post.
If a post is bad and at the same time as short as this it would defenitly recive a clear 1.0 from me. But it isn't bad. It's very good, but short. Catch my drift?
I can not give it any higher score than 2.0
If people disagree I can gladly change my vote if some really good arguments are produced.
I do get your idea Moonhunter. But when I say that I think something is short it's not about the chunc of text in general. I think that this flower write up could handle a little bit more.
And this is not Hemmingway, it's a flower which people use in their games. Not a poem, and there is in my opinion, a difference. And thank the gods for the fact that we all have different opinions. Go to Comment
Recent events have made me change my mind. I raise my vote to a 4.0, there is no such thing as too small, too large or too orange for that matter. A good post is a good post. What can I say?
Goodness, I haven't logged in here for years, and don't even remember writing this. Thank you everyone for your comments. I'd clarify what I had in mind with this but like I said - I don't even remember doing it at the time, perhaps because it's just a generic pretty flower (that is somehow both small and five inches tall. Perhaps the plant itself is that high?) Go to Comment
Some parallel worlds have different time-flows, like the fabled dwelling-places of the elves: those who visit them under the hill for a night return to find that years have passed in this world. Perhaps it is the gate leading between the worlds which causes the alteration. If a gate were 'misaligned', the shift from '| |' to '| \' or '| /' as it were would lead to that difference, much as a light-beam split and bent by a prism ends up taking a longer path. There might even be a mathematical function linking degree of misalignment to alteration of time-rate.