Word Limits?

Alright. So. I love the commentary and discussion that goes on here in The Verge forums, but... I have to think there is a serious case of TLDR. Sometimes limitless word discussions can help you get your point across, but I think more long posts make your point lose its power. I'd love to see word limits on at least forum reply's. I think it would actually increase dialogue within the forum and let users spend more time thinking and less time writing long rants that don't really add much.

But that's just my rant. What do you think?