During my time at PPCG I've seen many answers which don't post the byte count, but instead put "way too long". For example, Thomas Kwa's answer here. I have also seen this on a plethora of Java answers.

Personally I find this rather irritating as I still want to see the answer's byte count. So what's the community's view on this?

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    \$\begingroup\$ I have edited my answer to include a byte count. \$\endgroup\$
    – lirtosiast
    Oct 10, 2015 at 18:23

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Submissions for code golf should include an accurate byte count. Without it, the submission should be considered invalid since it isn't properly scored.

The default course of action in this case should be to notify the user with a comment, optionally linking back to this meta post.


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