Look at the members who are replying "no". You have it backwards. The trolls use longer posts to to flood the forum with nonsense in order to make it more difficult to respond to them. At the same time, responding to a troll with a long post makes it easier for them to pick and choose what to respond to and what to ignore. It is generally much better to write one or two key things that they can't ignore. Look at the vaccine discussion, for a good example. The issue of mercury in vaccines was easily rebutted, but the OP jumped to a different argument when the rebuttals came -- and flooded the forum with tens of thousands of words copied and pasted from garbage anti-vax sites. If people would remain focused and succinct in responding to the key faults, ignoring the floods, it would force the OP to be more focused. However, if you are trying making rules to try to make it easier for non-trolls to deal with trolls, then you have a bigger problem in this forum than post lengh. Anyway, you really jumped the shark with your response there, Tiassa. Take a step back and a deep breath and try again to understand what people are saying to you instead of just insulting anyone who disagrees.