Rufflesack wrote:I've always been behind slightly more space for mini-reviews. Seems to me I always reach the limit right before I feel like I'm done, so that half a sentence is cut off. Then I have to spend 15 minutes trimming it down (replacing 6 letter words with 5 letter words, restructuring sentences etc) so that I can fit it all in. Yes, I'm crazy.
Yeah, experiencing this dozens of times is what led me to create this topic!
Luna6ix wrote:I do push the upper limit quite often, but never really have too much trouble cutting important stuff. I think if we had 600 chars this would still happen nearly just as often. I dont understand the significance of 600 and dont see why shogun thinks he wouldnt be in the same boat if it were to happen. The only thing that would mean people not having to cut themselves short would be to not have a maximum, and that isnt happening.
Well, it would happen less often for me. I would be trying to convey the essential facts about the film in either case, not specially tailoring it to a limit. Thus, if I am cut off a bit short 30% of the time with a 500 character limit, it might only occur 5% of the time with 600 characters. And by contrast, it might happen 80% of the time with a 400 character limit.
As for significance, 500 characters is a short paragraph. 600 characters is almost an average-length paragraph.