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Questions tagged [character-limit]

Ceiling and floor of the number of characters you can enter into various slots

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Why is the character limit message trying to trick me?

I was writing an answer that exceeded the 30,000 character limit by a few hundred characters. I began trimming off characters until I got it to exactly 30,000 characters. But lo and behold, when I ...
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Allow “suggested edits” to be less than 10 characters [duplicate]

Right now, a user making a suggested edit to a Q or A, must make at least 10 chars change, as there is a filter to that effect which seems to be active on all subsites. The problem is that quite ...
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Privilege for question/answer character limit?

Does it make sense to lower the character limit on questions/answers for new users and increase it after a reputation threshold of, say, 2K? Surely new users are more likely to try posting a logfile ...
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Tag length increase from 25 to 35 characters was not actually done here on MSE

The tag character limit was supposedly increased from 25 to 35 characters "on all sites". However, here on MSE, the tag length increase was not actually implemented. As would be expected, you get an ...
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Can we change the minimum character restrictions on edit suggestions on the math sites?

I think that we should do away with character limits on edits to Math Stack Exchange and MathOverflow. My main reason is that, in a mathematical post, a one-character error can cost a reader a ...
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“Comments must be at least 15 characters in length” error, even if comment has 15 symbols [duplicate]

You can see gray text "585 characters left" ('cause looks like the comment has 15 symbols). But if you try to send it, you will get error. It's because of the space symbol in the begging. So, here is ...
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Inner spaces not detected on the client side

Need of moderator intervention flag requires at least 10 characters to enter for describing a problem. Before you do it Flag button is disabled. But if you enter something with inner spaces, e.g. + ...
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Remove minimum text length limit

Please remove the minimum text length limit. It is very annoying! Not once I just hadn't what to say more but I was forced to. At least to higher reputations.
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How to prevent inline link URL from counting towards comment length limit? [duplicate]

Is there a way to prevent an inline link URL (the one in parentheses) from counting towards the comment's length limit? How? If not, please implement this. Is there another input technique to make ...
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“Your edit must be at least X characters” is problematic at Code Golf [duplicate]

Many times when I try to edit an answer with things like "Improved formatting" I am prohibited from doing so due to the "Your edit must be at least X characters" prompt. I understand why a rule like ...
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Can we stop counting link text in comment word-counts?

I have recently posted a comment which linked to a Google Ngrams search of some word uses. [Ngrams](https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=caught+flu%2Ccaught+the+flu%2Ccaught+measles%2Ccaught+...
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Can the character limit error boxes tell us how many characters we are over the limit? [duplicate]

I was editting a complex problem after discovering more details, and I added some details to the title. Turns out my title was too long: Fair enough, 150 characters is a reasonable limit. But I had ...
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Omit comment replies from the minimum character limit check

Comments must be at least 15 characters long, which is supposed to make comments like "..." impossible to submit. This works fine, however there is a way around this, by using comment replies, even "...
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Edit tag wiki except character count is incorrect and leads to inconsistent error message

When editing a tag except, the displayed "characters left" disagrees with the character count used by the error message: As you can see from the screen shot, the "characters left" indicates that the ...
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Show a friendly error message when chat room tags exceed the maximum length

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 (...
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Character count varies between on-the-fly and submission feedback

I ran across the 30,000 character limit in this answer, and while working to pare my 42,000+ characters down, I found the "on-the-fly" character limit pop-up quite helpful. However, that pop-up did ...
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How to avoid the 6 character minimum edit limit? [duplicate]

I recently found a piece of PHP code on Stack Overflow that was missing a semicolon. This would cause a syntax error, which in turn would cause a "500 internal error", and could be very confusing to ...
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Please warn me when my edit to a comment via flag is too long

When editing a comment from a comment flag on a site where I am a mod, I exchanged a rude word for a polite word. Apparently that pushed the comment over the character limit. The edit went through and ...
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Don't warn about 15 character minimum for titles until body content added

If I type a small amount of text into a title, then switch browser tabs, and then come back to the question, I get a warning about the 15 character minimum. I'm using Google Chrome and OS X. Can we ...
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discourage url shorteners in comments: don't add link's href size to the total comment size

If a comment has [short title](http://lo-o-ong.example.com/url) link then http://lo-o-ong.example.com/url is counted towards the total comment length limit. The answer to the same issue (to ignore ...
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Possible exploit: It's possible to get around the character limit in chat

You can send messages beyond the character limit in chat. For example: data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAABE0AAAJzCAYAAAD6P+...
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Miscalculated character count in tag wiki?

I was recently creating a tag wiki in Portuguese SE with the following text: Para perguntas sobre variações do português quando se desconhece para qual variação se aplica. Se a variação for pedida ...
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Chat room info/description max length

While joking about the possibility to have a chat description so long that it would push the starboard offscreen, I actually noticed that the room info/description field seems to have a max length. ...
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How can users convince SE that the 6 character minimum edit requirement is counterproductive?

SE sites do not allow edits of less than 6 characters. This is counterproductive, and results in the exact problem it is trying to solve: trivial edits. Because of SE's 6 character minimum edit ...
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Are Stack Snippets a good enough reason to increase the 30k post limit?

On all public Stack Exchange sites, questions and answers cannot be longer than 30,000 characters. One clear benefit to this limit is that users won't attempt to post tens of thousands of characters ...
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Tell me that I exceeded the max title length (150 chars) before I remove focus from the title box [duplicate]

I was writing a pretty long title and nobody told me that I reached 196 chars already... everything seemed to be ok. But then I removed focus from the title box and... suddenly saw that ...
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There's a loophole for the 15-characters-per-comment requirement [duplicate]

I saw a certain loophole used somewhere on Mathematics to get around the 15-character minimum for comments. Normally, it wouldn't be visible, but when I clicked 'refresh', the LaTeX on a page flashes ...
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Could we restrict reputation bonus for edits to a minimum character length, and remove the edit size restriction?

In Austio's response to this question, it needs a single character edit which is critical to the response (@user should be @users). However, due to the edit length restriction, I could not make the ...
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What to do with the 6 character edit limit? [duplicate]

Disclaimer: I searched and I found a lot of questions about the character limit, but none include the comprehensive feature request I make here, so I kindly request to consider this post not a ...
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Thousands of itty bitty comments that break the 15 character minimum rule

At least since four years and 15 months ago, a new rule was added all across the network known as Stack Exchange. The rule: Comments must be at least 15 characters in length. This rule has been ...
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Double spaces count towards character limits in comments [duplicate]

If you put a double space in a comment, or any amount of spaces for that matter, it shows up as a single space. But the spaces still count towards the maximum characters you can put in a comment. So ...
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What are the length limits of the profile fields?

There are some limits on some fields, for example 'Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft' is too long for the user name (although not too long for real name, ...
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What's the logic behind the six character edit requirement? [duplicate]

The six character requirement for edits makes little sense. I've come across an answer with a typo of one character but without correction, the code is nonetheless redundant. e.g. https://...
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Discrepancy on minimum characters required between browser and iOS app

Copied verbatim from: Discrepancy on minimum characters required between browser and Android app (as requested by Kasra) Problem: When you are flagging a comment as other, you are required to enter ...
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Discrepancy on minimum characters required between browser and Android app

App version: 1.0.31 Device: Nexus 7 Problem: When you are flagging a comment as other, you are required to enter at least 10 letters. Doing the same on a browser requires you to enter at least 6 ...
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Why was the minimum comment length of 15 chosen?

Note: I am not asking why is there a minimum limit. Previously closed as dup, but neither of the "duplicates" answer this question!!! The suggested dups were: Can we get rid of the threshold of 15 ...
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Improve the quality of comments with these simple suggestions

Update Twitter recently announced that usernames and urls will not count towards the 140 character limit per tweet. This sounds eerily similar to my proposal so I had to bump this. This idea was ...
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Suggested edits: retagging and small changes

I am allowed to suggest an edit by re-tagging only, but I am not allowed to re-tag and make a small change of less than 6 characters in the same edit. (For example correcting a small code format error)...
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Increase limit on tag length [duplicate]

I recently asked a question on Stack Overflow which was primarily about UICollectionViewController, a frequently used class in UIKit on iOS 7. I wanted to tag the post with the tag ...
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Raising the 25 chars limit for tags

I just tried to add a tag for "implementation-defined-behavior" on SO but I couldn't because of the 25 char limit. I had to resort to an abbreviation (implem.-defined-behavior), which is rather ugly ...
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How do you cross the 3k character limit for About Me?

While writing this answer, I noticed something weird. This is a graph of About Me length versus number of users. As per this post, the limit for About Me's is 3k characters, something which quite a ...
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Show number of characters when typing

I just edited my StackOverflow Profile, I pressed Save Profile, but it refused to save because I exceeded the maximum characters. In fact, while I was editing, I was looking for a character count, but ...
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Can minimum character limit or reputation threshold for suggested edits be changed locally (per site)?

Is it possible for moderators to request changing of the minimum character limit for suggested edits for a particular site? Or is it at least possible to lower the rep required for edits? I am asking ...
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Why not restrict questions to some max length?

Is there is already such restriction? If no, why not restrict questions to some max length to avoid too long questions? Such questions are usually difficult to read and too vague.
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pure-whitespace edits cannot be submitted [duplicate]

This has been discussed before (e.g. Only adding whitespace to a question leads to rejection of edit) but the explanations point to something other than the edit. Every time I try to just add four ...
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Minimum comment length counter thinks @username is part of comment length [duplicate]

If I try to post a comment like this: @asdf won't work (where asdf is the OP, and no one else has commented on the post) The comment length counter reports: 584 characters left But it will not be ...
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Stop users from adding “Body must be at least 30 characters” as only edit

Looking at an answer that was "bumped" by a recent edit, I saw that a user with full editing privileges attempted to work around the 30 character minimum by adding the following text: Body must be ...
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Suggested edit changing one character only passed through

There should be such message to user who try to submit suggested edit changing less than 6 characters: This edit is less than 6 characters; surely more can be improved with your edit? However this ...
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Show the title character limit when writing a title

I just ran into this while writing this question. [I originally wrote: you need a minimum of X reputation to comment on questions that are not your own, and on answers that are not to your own ...
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Knowing Your Limits: What is the maximum length of a question title, post, image and links used?

There's one question in SO I'm planning to answer with a really long answer. While I'm still baking my post, these questions dawned to me: What is the maximum character length of a post? How many ...