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John-Silver



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:03 pm    Post subject: How Long Is A Piece of ... Post ? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The answer to th question everyone asks is ....

50 x 80 - 3 = 3997 characters MAX !!!!!
(assuming of course I got my line count and characters per line count right above Smile )

Ahhhh ..... maybe the signature also counts ? I know not.

Note for Silverfrost (re - my PM)
..... there is no 'error message' when this happens !
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and the carriage returns...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

... said the computer scientist Smile

but that doesn't explain how to change the max size of the post !

While we're at it, there's also the problem of not being able to upload an avatar to my profile (Dan had this problem a whil back too).
I've even tried uploading exactly the same image as Bill (wahoger), for whom it works, but to no avail.

Why ? (as Annie Lennox would say)

It also has no error message, just returning saying that the progėfile has been upated.

This is with the option to upload from hard disk via 'Browse folder' button.

Neither of the other 2 options via URL work either for me.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used phpBB in the past, and only the administrator can change the size of the posts.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have quite an old version of phpBB and it doesn't seem to have any way of editing the maximum size. Also, there are posts that are quite a bit bigger than 4K, I wonder how they managed to post those.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have a further dig around regarding the post size
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

meanwhile, the of how to upload an avatar has been brought to light !

Thanks go out to both Bill (wahorgr) and Steve (silicondale) who helped resolve this.

see here:- http://forums.silverfrost.com/viewtopic.php?p=26584#26584
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:52 am    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

silverfrost wrote:
We have quite an old version of phpBB and it doesn't seem to have any way of editing the maximum size. Also, there are posts that are quite a bit bigger than 4K, I wonder how they managed to post those.


Can you indicate any very long posts ?

I have noted that the limit does not include the size of graphics (which are links)
The size limit is particularly annoying, as "Preview" does not have the size limit, so it is hard to predict when listing code that the limit deletes the end of the post.

Could it be that the limit applies to the initial posting, so if you edit the post it can grow ? I actually doubt that this is the case, but I will give it a go.

John

ps : No !! the edit approach did not work.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the 'Silverfrost' comment was referring to the whole thread, not an individual's 'comment' post ?

There are many examples on the native %pl posts in Clearwin forums of codes which had to be 'spread' over several comments.

As you said above John C., I guess it's the number of characters in the image links which count towards the total post size.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some long posts.... however, they don't show correctly on the page which makes me think that the problem might be in display rather than posting. For example on here: http://forums.silverfrost.com/viewtopic.php?t=3630. There seem to be some mysterious 'word counting' routines that control it all.
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