Many questions nowadays include a ridiculous rationale as to why the code needs to be as short as possible. The frequency of these rationales apparently is starting to annoy some people (although, I am personally unbothered). After a discussion in chat, and on this question, I decided that a targeted meta post was needed.
Therefore, should we do anything about short code rationales, and if so, what?
Edit: this is not a duplicate of the linked question, as it asking for a specific ruling on "what actions should we take", where the other question is asking for things that people don't like in questions.