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Since post character length excludes link's alt text, community ads are now counted as having 0 characters in the body. There may need to be an exception in place for questions tagged with .

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It's not links that are excluded, but the image alt text. –  Mad Scientist May 16 '12 at 13:01

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Thanks, yes. This was accidental, and was fixed yesterday. Normality (at least, as much as we are qualified to identify such) has been resumed.

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Was the bug that it wasn't counting image alt-text, or that threads tagged community-ads weren't ignoring the character count? –  nhinkle May 17 '12 at 5:44
    
@nhinkle to be specific, our character counter is looking at text now; not images, not <!-- comments --> etc, but text. Had to work around that. –  Marc Gravell May 17 '12 at 18:58

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