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  1. Standard member avalanchethecat
    Not actually a cat
    09 Jul '12 19:17
    By which I mean place some arbitrary limit the size of each post. My limited attention span is just not up to taking in some of the walls of text I encounter in Spirituality, and I'm not even young.
  2. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    09 Jul '12 21:11
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    By which I mean place some arbitrary limit the size of each post. My limited attention span is just not up to taking in some of the walls of text I encounter in Spirituality, and I'm not even young.
    Perhaps it's more helpful to server space any amount of condensing, but the fact that the average attention span is now so limited is BECAUSE of 'twitterspeak' and 'sms speak'(!?).....there is a theory that maybe folk believe their time too precious and we will all one day write this 'briefly':
    'gr8,cn't w8!' ...sadly, due to unsolicited nonsense texts being forwarded to my own fone, I now seem perfectly able to 'translate' such tripe at a moments notice... but I'm relieved nobody has tried to post anything remotely sms speak in any RHP forum ....welllll, that that I'm aware of anyway
  3. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    10 Jul '12 00:06
    The 2000-character limit, as on PMs, would be fine, most posters wouldn't notice and the ones to say with something that needs more than 2000 characters would be encouraged to choose their words carefully. Of course they could use multiple posts, but that requires a bit of extra effort.
  4. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    10 Jul '12 00:56
    There already is a limit on the size of the posts. It's just not well publicized.
  5. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    10 Jul '12 17:02
    What is the limit then? I've seen forum posts that extended well past a full screen in very small text.
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    10 Jul '12 17:14 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    What is the limit then? I've seen forum posts that extended well past a full screen in very small text.
    9,997 characters.
  7. Standard member avalanchethecat
    Not actually a cat
    10 Jul '12 18:50
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    9,997 characters.
    That is pretty long. That's like, what, 1500 words? That's an essay!
  8. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    11 Jul '12 01:58
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    That is pretty long. That's like, what, 1500 words? That's an essay!
    It could be less without damaging most posts, sure.

    If this is changed, there should also be a character counter like there is for PM's.
  9. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    11 Jul '12 08:42
    Agreed. What length do people consider reasonable? 4000 perhaps?
  10. Standard member avalanchethecat
    Not actually a cat
    11 Jul '12 17:17
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Agreed. What length do people consider reasonable? 4000 perhaps?
    As you suggested earlier, I think 2000 would be nearer the mark. I doubt I've ever exceeded that, and if I did it was replying point-for-point to a wall of text.
  11. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    11 Jul '12 21:51
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Agreed. What length do people consider reasonable? 4000 perhaps?
    I'd go along with 4000.
  12. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    11 Jul '12 23:29
    Hey, before you all decide to condense whatever 'real estate' is available here, some of us actually use the 9997 characters or whatever it is...it's a full page anyway ( I think it's the same characters in-game also as anyone that cares to yap to me will testify to that fact ).. leave it well alone, I just can't see what difference it makes, the space is there if you want it and if you care not to utilise nor read it's 'extent' then just bloody well ignore it !
  13. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    12 Jul '12 00:36
    Originally posted by RevRSleeker
    Hey, before you all decide to condense whatever 'real estate' is available here, some of us actually use the 9997 characters or whatever it is...it's a full page anyway ( I think it's the same characters in-game also as anyone that cares to yap to me will testify to that fact ).. leave it well alone, I just can't see what difference it makes, the space i ...[text shortened]... and if you care not to utilise nor read it's 'extent' then just bloody well ignore it !
    Maybe we should implement a feature that would still allow 10000 characters per post, but only display 2000 characters per post at first. If you want to see the whole post, you can click on an 'expand' button and show the whole post. This would allow those who want cleaner navigation through the forums to avoid any screeds they don't want to read, yet still allow the windier posts to be read if people want to read them.
  14. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    12 Jul '12 14:07
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Maybe we should implement a feature that would still allow 10000 characters per post, but only display 2000 characters per post at first. If you want to see the whole post, you can click on an 'expand' button and show the whole post. This would allow those who want cleaner navigation through the forums to avoid any screeds they don't want to read, yet still allow the windier posts to be read if people want to read them.
    Yes, very good idea, simple but effective...
    ..and, a little off topic, the thought just occurred to me that if you can 'disable' in-game comments by the same 'expand' method you mention, then it'd be an easy fix for us to disable any persons comments 'across site' only until we wish to expand and read them...perhaps that's how the 'ignore' feature works anyway ?
  15. Standard member avalanchethecat
    Not actually a cat
    12 Jul '12 17:41
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Maybe we should implement a feature that would still allow 10000 characters per post, but only display 2000 characters per post at first. If you want to see the whole post, you can click on an 'expand' button and show the whole post. This would allow those who want cleaner navigation through the forums to avoid any screeds they don't want to read, yet still allow the windier posts to be read if people want to read them.
    That's a pretty good idea, I'd vote for it.