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comment How long does it take to read a sentence with X number of characters?
@vizzero: Thanks for the reference, and the welcome.
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revised How long does it take to read a sentence with X number of characters?
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comment How long does it take to read a sentence with X number of characters?
@Josh: The first downvote came before the migrate. (EL&U had been going through a lot of unusual downvoting that day, hence the ensuing conversation above). Also, after this question got migrated, I wondered aloud if my answer would be too unscientific for this site, explaining that I had answered from an English perspective. One user indicated that, despite it's lightweight nature, my answer might be okay, although it wouldn't hurt to back it up with a bit more research.
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comment How long does it take to read a sentence with X number of characters?
Your fifth point (that people read at different speeds) might prompt the system designers to have a setup option whereby individual users can tailor how long they would prefer the messages to appear.
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comment How long does it take to read a sentence with X number of characters?
@Artem: My answer to the question got migrated from EL&U, so I answered from a language perspective. I hope people reading my answer will keep that in mind, should it appear too unscientific for this community. Nice to meet you, though.
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answered How long does it take to read a sentence with X number of characters?