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Today, I decided to fill in my "About Me" page with links to my best answers.

However, I hit the 2,000 character limit and completely broke my profile page.

I assume that this is the column size in the SQL table.
Can it be changed to ntext?

EDIT

The community has asked... and I have answered! Freehand Circle! http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/674/fancierprofilebug.png Click to view full-size

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  • This bug is obvious enough that it doesn't need a freehand circle.
    – SLaks
    Apr 21, 2010 at 1:26
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    You can never have too many freehand circles
    – juan
    Apr 21, 2010 at 1:27
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    If this comment gets ten great-comment votes, I'll add a free-hand circle.
    – SLaks
    Apr 21, 2010 at 1:28
  • 7 more to go. Viva free-hand circles. And other extraneous things drawn in there.
    – squillman
    Apr 21, 2010 at 1:48
  • Here you go. Can you fix the bug now?
    – SLaks
    Apr 21, 2010 at 2:46
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    Interesting how it affects different browsers in such different manners Apr 21, 2010 at 2:48
  • Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/12093, "Could we get “n characters left” status when editing “About Me” in our profile?" Apr 21, 2010 at 2:58
  • -1 for not using a red freehand circle. bad SLaks! bad! Apr 21, 2010 at 3:35
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    I shortened my description in SO. You can still see the bug in my meta profile.
    – SLaks
    Apr 21, 2010 at 13:18

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Yeah, this was crappy. Sorry.

Not sure how we haven't addressed this one better by now.

I increased the limit to 3000 characters and added a check on save to make sure you don't go over; it'll tell you the limit and how many characters you have.

I also fixed the order of HTML sanitization, which has to be done after truncation not before.

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  • Can you also allow Markdown?
    – SLaks
    May 9, 2010 at 2:08
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That's it - let's up the ante:

Captain Obvious http://www.41085.org/slaks-better.png

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  • Hey! How dare you post within a minute of me with such a shameful lack of effort!
    – perbert
    Apr 21, 2010 at 1:55
  • Ooooh, free-hand circle with a drop-shadow. +1
    – squillman
    Apr 21, 2010 at 1:55
  • @json, I'll have you know I put in a lot of effort. I accidentally drew the first freehand circle on the same layer as the screenshot, so I couldn't add the drop shadow. Apr 21, 2010 at 1:56
  • +1 for an awesome freehand circle Apr 21, 2010 at 1:57
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    +1 for abusing stock Photoshop filters Apr 21, 2010 at 2:05
  • Is that Paint.Net? Doesn't look like GIMP work to me... Scratch that. Photoshop. Make the shadow of the free hand circle work correctly according to physics with the lights, and you get an upvote!
    – perbert
    Apr 21, 2010 at 2:05
  • Yeah, those lens flares are cookie-cutter Photoshop.
    – squillman
    Apr 21, 2010 at 2:07
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    Sampson's gonna get in here and throw it down on you two.
    – squillman
    Apr 21, 2010 at 2:09
  • I must admit, the lens flair filter has improved markedly since Photoshop 5 Apr 21, 2010 at 2:09
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    I see we have plenty of computer programmers with a readily accessible version of Photoshop. Apr 21, 2010 at 2:12
  • @Far: true dat. Even since Photoshop 7.
    – squillman
    Apr 21, 2010 at 2:12
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    @Chacha, actually I'm a sysadmin, so I really don't know why I've got a copy of Photoshop... Apr 21, 2010 at 2:15
  • @Chacha: The first thing I do when on a fresh OS is sudo pacman -Sy vim svn git openoffice gimp nvidia-driver kde lyx amarok eclipse firefox.
    – perbert
    Apr 21, 2010 at 17:49
  • wow. just.. wow. May 8, 2010 at 11:03
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That's some bug you've got there! http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/8505/bugur.png Left some whitespace for UFOs and llamas to be added.Sparkles added for added shame.

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  • Disgustingly good mouse-manship, but no circle... sigh
    – squillman
    Apr 21, 2010 at 1:56
  • -1 no freehand circle Apr 21, 2010 at 1:56
  • oohhh lense flairs! Apr 21, 2010 at 2:02
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    Ok, now it's +1 :)
    – squillman
    Apr 21, 2010 at 2:08
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I am able to reproduce that too, take a look my profile here on meta.

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    That's nothing; look at mine! <h1> FTW!
    – SLaks
    Apr 21, 2010 at 2:56
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    heh, my eyes !!!
    – YOU
    Apr 21, 2010 at 2:59

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