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=== Minimum Comment Length ===
Contributors: joostdevalk
Donate link: http://yoast.com/donate/
Tags: comment, comments, spam
Requires at least: 2.8
Tested up to: 3.2
stable tag: 1.0

Check the comment for a set minimum length and disapprove it if it's too short. Make your commenters leave meaningful comments!

== Description ==

Don't you find it annoying when someone comments with just a smiley? Or a "thanks"? On quite a few forums you have to leave a comment with a minimum of 15 characters to be able to comment, but WordPress doesn't allow you to set such a threshold. With this plugin, it does. It easily checks the comment for a set minimum length and disapprove it if it's too short (except if you're either an editor or an admin).

More info:

* [Minimum Comment Length](http://yoast.com/wordpress/minimum-comment-length/).
* Check out the other [Wordpress plugins](http://yoast.com/wordpress/) by the same author.

== Installation ==

Installation is easy:

* Download the plugin or search for "minimum comment length" in your WordPress admin panel.
* If you downloaded it, copy the folder `minimum-comment-length` to the plugins directory of your blog.
* Activate the plugin.


* An options panel will appear under Options.
* Decide on which comment length you'd like to block and what error to throw when a comment is too short.

== Screenshot ==

1. Screenshot of the admin panel.
2. Example warning for comment that's too short.

== Changelog ==

= 1.0 =

* Added inline & PHPdoc documentation.
* Made the entire plugin ready for i18n, you can find the .pot file in /languages/, please email translations to the author.
* Added Dutch translation.
* The minimum length check is now also removed for editors.
* Make the plugin use the options API.
* Moved the entire plugin into 1 class.
* Improved the look of the settings screen.
* Removed Ozh admin menu icon.

= 0.6 =

* Added settings link to plugins page.
* Remove the check for admin users.

= 0.5 =

* Initial version
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