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    Question How to reply to a thread?
    After typing my response to someone's question, I got the following message:
    The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 5 characters.

    What does this mean??

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    How to reply to a thread?
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    It means your reply was too short. Sometimes folks reply to a message with a short "yes" or "no". The system will reject those because of their length. It could also mean that you did not enter the reply properly and the system thinks your message is too short. Try again.

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    How to reply to a thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hf1920 View Post
    The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 5 characters.
    Where's the confusion?? LOL

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    If your entire answer is "yes" or "no" then simply add an ellipsis to it to make it at least 5 characters (e.g. "yes..."). It's also important to note that any quoted text in your reply does not count towards the 5 characters.
    Last edited by usagora; 12-12-2018 at 12:47 PM.
    -Jonathan
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    MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) - 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5

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    Ok...
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    Regards
    ...Ashwin


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    How to reply to a thread?
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    Okay.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    k....
    -Jonathan
    iMac (27-inch, Late 2012) - 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5
    MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) - 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5

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    How to reply to a thread?
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    I see you guys are giving the system a good test! Lol

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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