Earlier today Viren Jain, a world-leading expert in automated connectome reconstruction, posted an answer that I upvoted. It was short but contained a link to a paper that was highly relevant. However, when I revisited the question his answer became a comment.
Was he told by a moderator to make his answer a comment? If so, does this have something to do with limits on answer length? When I check the guidelines for posting answers I don't see anything about limits on answer length.
I must note that most leading neuroscience researchers don't have much time on their hands so if they share their work on this forum we should be grateful. Also, longer answers aren't necessarily a sign of greater insight. As Blaise Pascal once said:
I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.
If you consider the answers recently posted by neuroscientists on this site Konrad Kording, Viren Jain, Christian Jarvers, Brad Wyble, Eric Lee and Bzazz most of these are of moderate length but I would say that all of them are on point.
Note: I can't find the edit history for this question so at the moment I'm speculating. However, it is my hope that if I encourage good researchers to contribute to this forum that they will be welcomed.