The comment stream is getting too harsh for my taste. And too long a slog.
To calm the waters—and streamline the reading experience—I’d like to impose a character-count limit. Think of it as a traffic calming device, like a speed bump.
But it’s your conversation. You tell me. Is 500 characters (75 words) too few? Is 1,500 characters (225 words) too many?
See also: Apple 3.0 is a politics-free zone
UPDATE: Thanks for your thoughtful comments. I’ve taken the liberty of posting — without prejudice — some character counts so you can see what 500 and 1,500 words look like.