When are "longer"/"shorter" weapons "appropriate" in bloody versus?

The Bloody Versus Tests rules say you get an advantage to attack if you have:

Longer weapon (when appropriate) +1D, shorter weapon (when appropriate) +2D

What does “when appropriate” mean? What situations are “appropriate” for these two bonuses?

Longer weapon is is generally appropriate; the “(when appropriate)” clause is attached to shorter weapons specifically. Shorter weapons get the advantage when the fight is in a tight space, for instance. Ask yourself, is the longer weapon going to get in its wielder’s way rather than let them keep their opponent away from them (and out of their shorter weapon’s reach). If the longer weapon is a hindrance, give 2D to the shorter weapon.

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And yes, that makes sense. I think that solved it for me haha.