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Posts have a character limit?

Post by Mir » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:05 pm

I was working on the Batman thread and when I tried to preview my post, I this:

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Your message contains 80151 characters. The maximum number of allowed characters is 60000.

I'm at 27 pages in Word and 14,996 words. I'm not done yet. But I was wondering, is there actually a limit or is it a limit on the preview or something weird like that?
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Post by Cadden » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:16 pm

I think it's an actual limit, and the admins (mainly Neuge, I'd think) just kept it at the default, assuming it can be changed. I'm pretty sure that it can be upped, though. Vox ran into the same issue when he returned from deployment, as the contents of his thread is going to be reading somewhere in the 60-page length, if I remember right. :)
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Post by Mir » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:21 pm

Prob doesn't help that I'm at 15,300 words now, lawls.

So is there any way for that limit to be upped?
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Post by Cadden » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:50 pm

If there is, it'd be in phpBB's admin control panel. Dunno where, though. I haven't messed with phpBBs for a long time, and I never messed with anything specific to posts.
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Post by Mir » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:59 pm

Damn damn double damn.
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Re: Posts have a character limit?

Post by Mir » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:09 pm

Turned it into two posts for the Batman post. But still I think that's something that should be considered. never know when you want to make big posts like that.
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Re: Posts have a character limit?

Post by Jagtai » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:40 pm

Dude, nobody reads big posts with 6000+ characters. If you get interrupted while reading, you'll never find where you got to. ;)
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Post by Mir » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:48 pm

Yeah but that sucks for the person writing it, if it's supposed to be one fluid post/passage/section/you know.
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Post by Cadden » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:31 pm

Jagtai wrote:Dude, nobody reads big posts with 6000+ characters. If you get interrupted while reading, you'll never find where you got to. ;)
Scroll with the post, or highlight if you gotta go do something else! That's what I do.

*Shakes head slowly*

Disappointing, Jag. Very disappointing....
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Post by Mir » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:37 pm

Oh and 6000+ characters...not that long of a post, Jag :P
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Post by Halomek » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:39 pm

I'm kind of with Jag on this one. Breaking up huge posts like that makes it easier for the reader.

But... I'll dig around and see if I can find where our post limit is.
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Post by Mir » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:41 pm

I'm just saying that the option should be there, that's all. And realistically, depending on what you're trying to do, thirty pages isn't *that* bad.

I mean, total pages for that Batman Thread is probably something ridiculous now, since on average, each post is around 5 pages I think.
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Post by Halomek » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:50 pm

Okay, I've found the post limit, but I'm not sure about changing it just yet in case there's some kind of technical reason for the limit. We'll get back to you on it.

Look for a decision in the next day or two.
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Post by Cadden » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:51 pm

Well, both sides are good points. I just like picking on Jag. ;)

But yeah, there's several threads that amount to tens to hundreds of pages worth of reading material (and I'll include the "Part #" threads, too, for safe measure).

On the other hand, if you gotta navigate away, and you're too lazy to just open a new tab :P, then breaking it up is easier for the reader.

I'm cool with whatever. The day I pump out a post that long is the day I should be devoting myself more to professional writing than fan fiction. :P
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Post by Mir » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:53 pm

Halomek wrote:Okay, I've found the post limit, but I'm not sure about changing it just yet in case there's some kind of technical reason for the limit. We'll get back to you on it.

Look for a decision in the next day or two.
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Post by Balsa » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:51 am

Halomek wrote:Look for a decision in the next day or two.
Check back in about 6 months, he means.

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Post by Mir » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:36 am

I figured, but you know :P
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Post by Cadden » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:35 am

Six months? That's giving them a bit of credit, don't ya think?
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Post by Mir » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:41 am

I don't think we're trying to hurt feelings, that's all.
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Post by Jagtai » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:21 am

You guys are funny...

...NOT!

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Post by Mir » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:23 am

Damn.

We might have hurt feelings.
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Post by Jagtai » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:53 am

Yes, you have. No limit increase for Christmas this year!

Naa, no worries. I don't take either of you serious anyway :P

Halo will present our decision in a few days top (read: that's days, folks) ;)
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Post by Mir » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:55 am

Days? I swear I see the word years there Jaggie.
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Post by Cadden » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:49 am

Odd. I'm seeing "centuries." :raisedbrow:
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Post by Mir » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:53 am

Well I didn't want to tell him the number that was in front of years.
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Post by Cadden » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:59 am

Oh. Sorry. :?
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Post by Mir » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:03 pm

I think we might have hurt feelings again.

Damn.
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Post by Halomek » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:47 pm

Let's not forget that Balsa is a lie. ;)

The post limit has been doubled to 120,000 characters. If you need any more than that, you should probably start looking at fanfiction.net or something. :oldrazz:
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Post by Mir » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:50 pm

Halomek is so much faster than Jag. Like an upgrade. Halomek is Jag 2.0

Jag is obsolete.
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Post by Cadden » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:55 pm

Wait. Jag has a version number? Who authorized that?!
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Goober 7.3
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Post by Jagtai » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:12 pm

No, Halomek is not faster than I am, just more user-friendly. I was, after all, programmed to be a grumpy old man :P
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With a crick in his back and a bad set of knees. Hence the slower.
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Post by Cadden » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:06 pm

And prone to heart attacks.
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Post by Mir » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:14 pm

Yeah can't forget those.

I heard something about liver issues and loss of alcohol tolerance.
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Post by Cadden » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:17 pm

I seem to recall word of brain tumors... ?
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Post by Mir » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:30 pm

Was there really? I seem to have missed that. Oh Poor Jag 1.0
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Post by Jagtai » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:39 pm

:rolleyes:
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Post by Mir » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:40 pm

Don't you roll your eyes! This is serious!
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Post by Cadden » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:02 pm

Very much so! This could the matter of virtual life and death!

... On second thought, maybe it isn't so serious.... ;)
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