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Increase character count limit for comments on Together [answered]

asked 2013-12-25 18:20:41 +0200

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Currently the Together site only allows for comments with a maximum length of 300 characters. This is very limiting if you want to provide a detailed comment on someone's question/suggestion that isn't actually an answer. Currently the only way to do this is to either incorrectly post it as an answer or to split it across multiple comments (which due to the voting system can then end up split up or ordered incorrectly).

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(I'll add a related-to-Jolla2gether suggestion here as well)
Threaded comments would be nice - it would be neat to be able to comment on someone's comment (one level would probably be enough), e.g. when someone has a minor follow-up question, but doesn't want to start a new question.

phle ( 2013-12-26 10:05:08 +0200 )edit

I agree, but what do you think an appropriate limit would be? Another thing: embedded links count towards characters spent, so that if you embed a really long link you can barely write anything :P It's ok if non-embedded links count toward character length, but embedded ones shouldn't.

gukke ( 2013-12-27 03:12:57 +0200 )edit

@gukke Why not 600 characters just like on Stack Exchange's Q&A sites?

air-dex ( 2013-12-30 01:33:18 +0200 )edit

@air-dex Sounds good to me! Now only thing we need is more votes!

gukke ( 2013-12-30 02:45:48 +0200 )edit
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thanks to hint by @Milhouse I found out that comments doesn't have any character limitation. Even if your comment reaches the zero character indicator, just keep in writing and despite the negative character count the whole comment is accepted and shown as one comment.

while keeping this in mind there i no need to worry long links stealing characters from comment.

in this message the character count is now -127 characters

Kari ( 2014-01-11 11:09:38 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-01-11 15:08:33 +0200

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(I guess this question can be considered "solved", as it's possible to write, and successfully submit, very long comments, no matter what the character counter says. :-)

See both the second part of @MattVogt's comment here, and @Kari's comment above.)

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Did notice one thing, though: it is not possible to convert a longer-than-300-characters-answer to a comment-to-question.
(Just tried that, on a not-really-an-answer I wrote to another question, and failed.
Well, well ... as long as we have that in mind, I guess we can just go ahead with our looong comments. :-) )

phle ( 2014-01-11 15:59:08 +0200 )edit
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@phle now that you mention, this happend also to me, when I was asked to change my "answer" to comment.

It might be that possibility write more than 300 characters per comment is actually a bug.

Kari ( 2014-01-11 16:31:33 +0200 )edit

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