I understand comments having a limit on the number of characters, but why must even chat messages have such a low limit? I suggest increasing the limit to twice the existing amount at least. Let us please discuss this issue here. I am open to all suggestions.
The current character limit is 500 characters.
Reason: I regularly come across this limitation and it is annoying to break the sentence into two each time I want to post a specific message.
Detailed Reason: There are two types of chat, one is the regular site chat. Here the messages are typically small and do not exceed the limit. The second type of chat is when the discussions in a question are moved into chat for better use. Here the discussions get rather long and it is required to post lengthy messages. It is annoying that in this scenario (which happens quite a lot) one has to break up his messages to fit the limit.
For example, the sentence:
@Unicorn1 you mentioned that "it is necessary to make all people follow the same uniform". However I believe that in order to make everyone follow the same dress code, it is required to follow the dress code ourselves. nobody likes it when the leader, himself does not follow his own advice. By simply imposing the rule that everyone should follow the dress code, but then not following it ourselves, we are setting the platform for unhappy followers. Because they will think "here we are being disciplined with dress code, while this guy chills in his jeans and t-shirt"
Is already over the limit. Now I can break this up into two and post it, but the flow is lost, because by the time I post the second half of the message, the user replies to the first half and the discussion moves in a different direction. This is especially painful when the discussion has more than three or four participants.