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Schogun12 Jan 2021 7:38 a.m. PST

Many times I get "ERROR: Topic name too long" when entering the Subject of a New Topic. Can there be a character limiter or just shorten the topic box so I know upfront when the topic name is too long?


Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2021 8:58 a.m. PST

That's not a bad idea.


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2021 9:25 a.m. PST

Flog that man!

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian12 Jan 2021 12:24 p.m. PST

It's currently set for 70 characters, but that's some kind of web average, I suppose.

On my browser, at my current settings, I can get 40 'fat' characters in the box, or 120 'skinny' characters. grin

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2021 6:33 p.m. PST

It would be nice to have a clue when you're running out of space. Otherwise, you just have to be lazy and have to, or pretend to have to, do truncated lazy titles. That happens too many times here.
It's lazy, too clever, and annoying.

Zephyr112 Jan 2021 8:39 p.m. PST

Funnily, sometimes the topic titles are longer than the post… ;-)

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