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2009-03-04 18:41:10

Hi Willy

I don't think this should be called a bug, rather a request, which is why I've posted it here.

Is it possible that the Shoutbox preview shows how the message will be truncated when it is posted? If not, perhaps a character count so that we will know if we exceed the limit? (with a reminder of how many we're allowed?).

Wow, I didn't realize I was going to post a shopping list!

Thanks for any attention you may give this not-very-important-request.

Regards from a hot South Africa
Rod
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2009-03-04 21:38:40

You know when you exceed the limit when you cannot type anymore. Unless you paste it in or have JS turned off, then it's truncated on post.
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2009-03-05 12:06:14
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You know when you exceed the limit when you cannot type anymore. Unless you paste it in or have JS turned off, then it's truncated on post.



I think Rod means that when you finish a shout with a smiley or a BBCode tag, the number of characters used for the said item is treated as if it were a paste and therefore truncated. For example:

Code:
Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah


Code:
Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah :elol


That's weird, I put that smiley between (code]
Code:
[/code) tags....it shouldn't have come out, should it?

Anyway, in the 2nd example, the following colon is counted as a character but is chopped because it exceeds the SB Max. Length.
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2009-03-05 18:51:35
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You know when you exceed the limit when you cannot type anymore. Unless you paste it in or have JS turned off, then it's truncated on post.



I think Rod means that when you finish a shout with a smiley or a BBCode tag, the number of characters used for the said item is treated as if it were a paste and therefore truncated.


Indeed, that is what I recently experienced, and have seen others experience the same thing.

But as I implied in my first thread, I don't regard it as a major issue, just a minor annoyance.

Thanks
Rod
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