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GoGoGoodyear
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2013 11:32:18 PM


Does anyone know what is the maximum length of a forum post the system allows?
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smugutu1234
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Message Posted: May 10, 2013 7:03:01 AM

Is there one?
reb4
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 12:25:57 PM

I think zimcity beat the one I thought was a winner, it is annoying when they post word for word from a web-site just giving impression it's the posters thoghts...

scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:11:50 PM

Hey I can ship my drawers at K-Mart!

Have Tony meet meet me in the camping department!
MARIOWERX
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 5:33:24 PM

Scout maybe Anthony Weiner would take you up on that, perhaps you could meet at K-mart.
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 9:45:38 AM

"...that's right, I'm going to post entire books on here... or maybe just page after page of Lorem Ipsum."

It may sound funny but I've been in such threads where several members, to make their point of view and "to teach you all...", have essentially cut and pasted or rambled on for what would be short stories and novellas. And the next person, not to be outdone, added his/her two cents worth. Or more like two dollars worth.
GoGoGoodyear
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 1:24:34 AM


LOL "denial-of-posting" DOP attacks! that's right, I'm going to post entire books on here... or maybe just page after page of Lorem Ipsum...

Actually with all the discussion of the new Ignore Short Messages option I just wondered if the system had an upper limit.

scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2013 6:57:25 AM

How do you know mario? Show me yours and I will show you mine then we cand decide. BTW, I just shipped my pants!
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 5:54:19 PM

Like kwzh, I haven't heard of a fixed limit. Several years ago, when there were more pages of responses than there are now, we had discussions about old time television and radio that ran for tens or dozens of paragraphs, easily several thousand words. And there have been some "trollers" (for lack of a better word) who've posted what seemed like the short stories you'd find in the old Alfred Hitchcock or Amazing Science Fiction or Ellery Queen short magazines, some easily the size of stories in Harpers, The Atlantic, and The New Yorker magazines.

Is there something, GoGoGoodyear, you're interesting in posting that's of "considerable length" that can't be attached as a link?
CampKohler
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 3:39:17 PM

Perhaps GGG is going for a "denial-of-posting" attack that will take more than six years to be received. :-)
MARIOWERX
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 2:54:25 PM

All I need to know is mine is longer than yours!
scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 11:52:04 AM

That is an excellent question, maxstar. I've got one even better - Who cares? Someone has too much time on their hands.
maxstar
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 11:09:42 AM

What is the point of the question GoGoGoodyear?
Zimcity
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 10:53:46 AM

At least 13,480.
kwzh
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 2:38:31 AM

I expect there's no hard limit, or I would have heard about it before now. Please don't try to stress the system to find one, though.
jrsva
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 12:13:17 AM


I am not aware of any upper limit on forum posts. The longest one I have taken note of was close to 3000 characters. It was a history and discussion of some issues in the Opinion Poll thread, gathering up some things that had fallen off the four-page limit.
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