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  1. 09 Feb '06 12:17
    Could we be allowed longer profile as I have run out of space to put quotes? I don’t know much about making websites but I would expect this would be a simple change.
  2. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    09 Feb '06 13:40
    My technical language isn't good, but my explanation below may make some sense I hope.

    1 extra profile letter = 1 bit

    many extra profile letters = many bits

    many extra profile letters for many profiles = many many bits

    = more disc space required for RHP.
  3. 09 Feb '06 14:10
    Originally posted by rhb
    = more disc space required for RHP.
    = longer database queries
    = slow response from RHP

    Just because that guy wants to clog his profile. Pffuit... Noone actually reads the profiles, do they?
  4. 09 Feb '06 14:18
    Originally posted by stocken
    Noone actually reads the profiles, do they?
    I do. Gaaaah.
  5. 09 Feb '06 14:20
    Speaking only to the technical specifics:

    1 extra profile letter = at least 7 bits, and could be more depending upon the character encoding scheme in use
  6. 09 Feb '06 15:55
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    I do. Gaaaah.
    I say it well, don't I?
  7. 09 Feb '06 21:56
    Well ok I wouldn't want to slow down the website, also I'm not sure how many people would use it so I don't think it would be a big problem.
  8. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    12 Feb '06 00:34
    Originally posted by rhb
    My technical language isn't good, but my explanation below may make some sense I hope.

    1 extra profile letter = 1 bit

    many extra profile letters = many bits

    many extra profile letters for many profiles = many many bits

    = more disc space required for RHP.
    Can this be compared to the posts on the forums, perhaps?
    I read profiles too (and occasionally find them interesting too, even).
  9. 12 Feb '06 14:25
    Originally posted by Will Everitt
    Could we be allowed longer profile as I have run out of space to put quotes? I don’t know much about making websites but I would expect this would be a simple change.
    I agree, allowing more characters in the profile field would be great idea..atleast for subscribers if not for us non-subs
  10. Standard member RONOC
    On a wave
    12 Feb '06 18:54
  11. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    12 Feb '06 22:45 / 1 edit
    I would like to be able to have line breaks in profiles. I understand how people could abuse them to mess with the format of the profile page (making a profile so many lines long that it breaks the table) but I think with some tweaking (similar to how HTML strips out any excess spaces perhaps with some more checks [to stop .. etc.]).
  12. Subscriber cashthetrash
    PoPeYe
    19 Feb '06 09:00
    I think you should get rid of all the profiles Ya'll lie any how.