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Jack Flac

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Loki said:
I wish the 2000 character limit on forum posts didn't exist, or was at least a little longer (5000 perhaps), or that the 2000 limit didn't count any of the bbcode text...
I'll be honest. That 2000 character limit is a godsend, because it actually encourages proper formating, and increased readability.

If you've ever been on a PHPBB board (those things don't have a character limit), and seen a post that was so long it stretched out longer than this front page, you'd be of this same opinion. That is a massive headache trying to read.

Believe me, this 2000 character limit, it is not that bad.
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14-Apr-2018 23:13:21 - Last edited on 14-Apr-2018 23:14:19 by Jack Flac

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I'd be fine with a small increase just to put coloring to posts in with the current limit.

I don't think people are too eager to read posts if they are maxed out at times, compared to smaller posts. So you'd just end up with bigger walls of text no ones going to read. So don't think they should increase it too much, just a bit to fit in bbcodes nicely.

15-Apr-2018 04:10:52

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If the maximum reply length were increased, a cut off could be used like YouTube does it, with everything past 2000 characters requiring a "read more" button to be pressed. With minimal sophistication, it could say "read more(1538)" if there were 1538 more characters being hidden, etc. This would help avoid needless and unwanted walls of text.

16-Apr-2018 17:17:09

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why is there a character limit
= none of the ^ above ^ ;)

Talking about your subject, just
choose a catchy title that defines yours subject shortly
and all posts afterwards will give you time and space to further explain in detail what you have in mind.

With a small title you moreover attract a players interest to visit your thread for further investigation, including Jagex / JMods. So don't give away too much in your thread title. :)

16-Apr-2018 18:04:25

Jack Flac

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Kopaka said:
If the maximum reply length were increased, a cut off could be used like YouTube does it, with everything past 2000 characters requiring a "read more" button to be pressed. With minimal sophistication, it could say "read more(1538)" if there were 1538 more characters being hidden, etc. This would help avoid needless and unwanted walls of text.
Oh please no. going over 2000 characters would be a needless wall of text. Split your post up into multiple posts for easier reading.

Longer is harder on the eyes, trust me.
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16-Apr-2018 20:59:32

Dong U Dead

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Jack Flac said:
Kopaka said:
If the maximum reply length were increased, a cut off could be used like YouTube does it, with everything past 2000 characters requiring a "read more" button to be pressed. With minimal sophistication, it could say "read more(1538)" if there were 1538 more characters being hidden, etc. This would help avoid needless and unwanted walls of text.
Oh please no. going over 2000 characters would be a needless wall of text. Split your post up into multiple posts for easier reading.

Longer is harder on the eyes, trust me.

Not if we more format options such as what Jagex does.

I also like the idea of the option to read more button as long as there is good formating to make it easier on the eye.
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16-Apr-2018 21:28:44

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So we don't get threads titled AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA until the front page is loaded
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20-Apr-2018 14:23:24

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