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Nitpick: Comment character length limit is less than 600 when you include a URL longer than 24 characters

It seems that link text is considered for determining the length of a comment. Although that might be nice for evading the lower character-limit, it is quite a burden when bumping up against the upper character-limit. Please consider ignoring link and markup characters for purposes of determining comment length.

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    Your comments shouldn't really be that long in the first place. If you are including loads of markdown and content in your comments perhaps you should consider simply updating your post with the added information.
    – Lix
    Mar 20, 2012 at 11:34
  • Then just leave a short comment saying - "please see my updates".
    – Lix
    Mar 20, 2012 at 11:35
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    Thank you Lix, but in my last particular case, editing the question was not the correct course of action. Answering in a comment was the correct course of action, however one of the links that I wanted to add to the comment was exceptionally long. I suppose that I could use a URL shortener service, but I find those redundant and unreliable.
    – dotancohen
    Mar 20, 2012 at 11:42
  • Is there anything that is preventing you from splitting your comment into two?
    – Lix
    Mar 20, 2012 at 11:43
  • Especially as the link is then "truncated" if you leave it in it's raw state anyway. Mar 20, 2012 at 12:01
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    – Naftali
    Mar 20, 2012 at 13:25
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    The heck is RFE?
    – user1228
    Mar 20, 2012 at 16:39
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    @Won't probably Request For Enhancement Mar 20, 2012 at 17:49
  • As an aside: note the magic links and tags, allowing for very long comments. But that probably doesn't help you.
    – Arjan
    Mar 20, 2012 at 18:05
  • Only-for-markdownified-links-or-for-all-links? And bare links with non-breaking spaces? (http://And bare links with non-breaking spaces that is...)
    – Arjan
    Mar 20, 2012 at 18:19
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    @ConradFrix: TAGS IN TITLES!!!!
    – user1228
    Mar 20, 2012 at 19:08


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