Is the word count defaulted to One

there seem to be a lot of contests where the contest says one word but the ch doesnt actually want one

Its annoying to have to keep asking

I have actually asked in the ? section and was told it wasnt the default but there appears to be something wrong recently with so many

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I know … @Dan can the default be removed and the CH actually have to choose a number before they can proceed. the 1 word is defaulting a lot more these days.

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We have looked into this. The max number of words is not defaulted to one. If the CH does not select any value, it stays with our recommended default of 2 words. As we redesign our contest launch page, we will explore other ways of asking this question.

seems odd there has been a rash of people asking for one word that dont want one word - its almost like they dont want us to give them the name they are looking for lol

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It would seem to me more sensible to say “Not more than 2 words”, rather than “1 word only”.

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well some do actually want one - but mostly not the ones that ask for one lol

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maybe we need categories for the number of words - I did suggest this ages ago

1
1-2
2-4
any number


this one asked for two which was difficult to comply with but I managed it - they ended up picking 4 , so why did I bother even trying for two
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@Jose,

Thanks for the suggestion. We will revise this in near future and implement a range along the lines you suggested.