I was reviewing a first question from a new user today in the review queue and wrote a custom comment that was evidently too long.

At the time of writing, I didn't realize that I exceeded the character limit in the comment field because there was no indication in the UI. The modal allowed me to submit my lengthy comment and closed the modal.

When I revisited the question later in the day, I discovered that my generous feedback was silently truncated. (Fortunately, I could repair my comment with my mod super-powers.)

Could we please either have an indication of characters used and the limit? An alternative feature would be for the textarea to be character limited so that we don't have a false sense of character capacity.

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    Huh, there is, indeed, no client-side validation done on how long can the message be - can you, if you still remember the post and the comment, clarify what the exact limit is? Will add to the FAQ :) Jan 13, 2022 at 13:20
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    Realted [A[n] [In]complete Character-Limiting Guide to Stack Exchange](meta.stackexchange.com/q/372184)
    – bad_coder
    Jan 13, 2022 at 14:30
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    I feel like it was around about 600. I'll confirm when the opportunity arises. @Oleg Jan 13, 2022 at 20:04
  • @mickmackusa thanks! I will try to do so on my side too, but I am quite wary of the queue and especially of the "leave feedback" choice... Jan 14, 2022 at 8:47
  • Re "in the review queue": But not on this site? "mod superpowers" may suggest it isn't (or was just superpowers in a more abstract sense (not literal)?). Perhaps elaborate a little bit in question? Jan 14, 2022 at 12:40
  • @This As a moderator on Joomla Stack Exchange, I am granted the privilege to edit any comment at any time (in that community). Jan 14, 2022 at 12:53


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