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Please notify me of the 30,000 character limit

Is there a limit on the length of a question/post on the SO sites?

I was posting to this question and claim there is no limit. I don't see an explicit limit. Is there a limit?

The tag character-length seems to not have anything definitive.

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marked as duplicate by random, Ólafur Waage, Timothy Carter, Kyle Cronin Nov 10 '09 at 2:58

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

I guess there's no appeal. I see answers that indicate a 40k character limit, and answers that indicate a 30k limit. I find the closing of this question against the spirit of contributors attempting to add value to the site. – artlung Nov 10 '09 at 3:14
Then test with 30001 and 40001 characters in a post and see where you end up. Try it here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3122/formatting-sandbox – random Nov 10 '09 at 10:09

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30,000 characters

Assuming an average word length of 5, plus a space, that's about 5000 words. Assuming the average page of a novel has 250 words, it's the equivalent in length to 20 pages of a novel).

Source: on the post "Please increase the maximum allowed length for answers", Jeff Atwood says:

If you "need" to post more than 30k chars, that's probably symptomatic of other problems.

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This question is a dupe, so there is no need to answer, since it's already been answered. – Ólafur Waage Nov 10 '09 at 2:18
My cite says 30k, your dupe says 40k. I would say that it's not a settled question and feel this question has been closed without considering the fact that a user can't really find a definitive answer. This question was a chance to get that answer and is the reason I opened it. – artlung Nov 10 '09 at 3:17

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