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  1. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    21 Aug '03 18:50
    This shows up in posts sometimes. What is the maximum allowable word length, for future reference?
  2. 21 Aug '03 20:58 / 14 edits
    With experimenting, it looks like 29 characters is the limit...

    -Tim
  3. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    21 Aug '03 21:01 / 2 edits
    Yes, TT, we know about the 29-character thing. I just wanted to know WHY.

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
  4. 21 Aug '03 21:02
    Originally posted by royalchicken
    Yes, TT, we know about the 29-character thing. I just wanted to know WHY.

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    ah sorry

    -Tim
  5. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    21 Aug '03 22:04
    Originally posted by TimmyToilet
    ah sorry

    -Tim
    Don't take that from a chicken! Even a royal one! He asked what the limit was, not why the limit was 29.

    I would type a 30 letter word right now, but I can't think of any.

    Phla-

    EDIT-0
    How about changing the message to [WORD TO HARD TO SPELL]
  6. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    21 Aug '03 23:09
    pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
  7. Subscriber Chris
    Site Admin
    22 Aug '03 00:29
    Originally posted by royalchicken
    This shows up in posts sometimes. What is the maximum allowable word length, for future reference?
    We had to put this in to chop excessively long strings of characters that were appearing. Sometimes people like to post long lists of smilies, which, although somewhat amusing, really throws the formatting of the forums out of whack sometimes.

    I'll try to implement a friendlier way of doing this soon!
  8. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    22 Aug '03 00:44
    Thank you sir. As always, your efforts are appreciated
  9. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    22 Aug '03 01:44
    Originally posted by royalchicken
    Thank you sir. As always, your efforts are appreciated
    Seems like the forums are going to get some changes... I think some of the threads should be culled out. It's neat to be able to go back and see what people posted 3 years ago, but their seems to be a lot of trouble for Chrismo in the forum posts tonight.

    Short term solution, Chrismo could just asked rwingget to abbreviate a few words per long-winded post. That would probably save several hundred characters a month.

  10. 22 Aug '03 08:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Chrismo
    We had to put this in to chop excessively long strings of characters that were appearing. Sometimes people like to post long lists of smilies, which, although somewhat amusing, really throws the formatting of the forums out of whack someti ...[text shortened]... es.

    I'll try to implement a friendlier way of doing this soon!
    I think perhaps the letter count should be reset at each "/", otherwise it makes is impossible to paste links to various useful things such as the game analysis page e.g.
    www.redhotpawn.com/gameanalysis/boardanalysis.php?gameid=259558
  11. 22 Aug '03 11:57
    Originally posted by royalchicken
    Yes, TT, we know about the 29-character thing. I just wanted to know WHY.

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


    Are we using the Pluralis Majestatis nowadays ?

    Even Royals have to hold their horses ... nowadays !

    IvanH.
  12. 22 Aug '03 12:01
    Originally posted by royalchicken
    Thank you sir. As always, your efforts are appreciated

  13. 22 Aug '03 18:34
    Originally posted by iamatiger
    I think perhaps the letter count should be reset at each "/", otherwise it makes is impossible to paste links to various useful things such as the game analysis page e.g.
    www.redhotpawn.com/gameanalysis/boardanalysis.php?gameid=259558
    And like magic it is fixed!
    Amazingly quick!
    thanks chrismo!
  14. Standard member Toe
    24 Aug '03 12:11
    Originally posted by Chrismo
    We had to put this in to chop excessively long strings of characters that were appearing. Sometimes people like to post long lists of smilies, which, although somewhat amusing, really throws the formatting of the forums out of whack sometimes.

    I'll try to implement a friendlier way of doing this soon!
    i noticed it on a http:// link, which can commonly be 30+ chars.
    Of course, if we had the URL BB code active, that wouldn't be a problem....
  15. Standard member CFC
    Zak the mad boy
    24 Aug '03 15:12
    Originally posted by Chrismo
    We had to put this in to chop excessively long strings of characters that were appearing. Sometimes people like to post long lists of smilies, which, although somewhat amusing, really throws the formatting of the forums out of whack sometimes.

    I'll try to implement a friendlier way of doing this soon!
    Maybe you could stop them typing in that word before it reaches the limit.


    p.s. I want to try something:

    dhjauqwertyuiipocgfz:'(:'(ddddddggergew