The minimum chars is from the forum software. Its supposed to make you stop posting one smiley posts or posts with just one word - i.e. it’s meant to stimulate discourse (the name of the software). The alternative they propose for simple replies is to just use the heart/like feature.
Back to the topic on hand, yeah my older acoustic was the same no strap button on the neck side. But the Taylor does have one - I rarely play standing up though.
But… you drilled into your Martin? Now you are going to have to keep it