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    It’s a clever solution.

    Anyway, makes me sad to see that the world still have people requiring you a minimum length in your writtings to accept them.

    Quantity over quality. It’s sad.

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      It’s misleading to say “quantity over quality,” when most professors will also penalize you for being long-winded and going way over the minimum. This isn’t twitter folks, you actually have to write a decent amount of content to get a complicated topic across to the reader, and brevity is still rewarded.

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        May sound sad, and it’s a totally biased opinion based on my experience:

        Minimum length is to force a minimal effort. Maximum length is to read (and work) less.

        And you create a culture of “quantity over quality” when you stablish a minimum length and the people, suposed to be learning, arent learning a single thing (maybe because missing motivation, maybe a bad teaching technique, maybe they are just not interested at all)

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      Is this significantly different from directly tweaking the overall character width in your word processor?

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        Yep, that’s easier for the reviewer to notice by looking at the numbers.

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          Which numbers do you mean? If a reviewer is looking at a PDF they can’t see any font settings. Or do you mean the numeric characters?

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        haha, my fontconfig is set up to use PT Serif instead of Times New Roman, so on the comparison page, the supposed “Times New Roman” is actually much longer :D