We can add "tags" to chat room we own:

That is a nice feature, however after some trial and error, I noticed that the length is limited. For example on MSE it appears to be 180 characters (including spaces).

All good, but when exceeding this limit and clicking "save", we get the dreaded "Oops! Something Bad Happened!" generic error page.

Can there be a friendly message please, either before or after submitting? (e.g. "this field can't exceed 180 characters" red banner to the right)

  • Probably a simple maxlength attribute on the text box would be sufficient. – Ilmari Karonen May 3 '16 at 12:14
  • @IlmariKaronen not sure, after some more trial and error, I suspect it's more complicated e.g. maybe the overall length of all the room meta data is limited, I was able to submit 200 characters for tags, in SO chat test room. – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You May 3 '16 at 12:16
  • seems to be related to this old question of mine... – BlueSoul May 3 '16 at 17:35
  • @SPArchaeologist yes indeed, very much related. Forgot about your report. – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You May 3 '16 at 21:14

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