Why the requirement to have so many characters?

At times a short answer is all that is needed. Why do we need to add more characters?

You don’t!!!


I get annoyed by this sometimes too, but it often encourages me to type more than I intended to, and I think the net effect is probably promoting more verbosity generally in the forum, which is probably a good thing for all those whitespace haters…

These two words should be the exception:
Thank you.

Less is more.