This is unhelpful:
Especially when the entered text has less than 1200 characters (according to
Now I realise that the site might count differently from
wc (for instance
wc doesn’t consider line breaks) but this is no excuse to make the UI unhelpful.
If such arbitrary restrictions must be implemented then it must be made sure that they don’t get in the way.
Especially since this could be fixed so easily: the message claims that I entered more than 1200 characters. Fair enough. Show me how many characters I have entered! In real time, of course – so I don’t have to submit the form to see that I have to prune the text.