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Offline HazardJackal

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Quick Question
« on: March 11, 2014, 11:33:19 pm »
What's the character limit for a single post?  I don't want my laptop to burst into flames and explode after making too large a post...

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Re: Quick Question
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 11:35:42 pm »
10000, I think.
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Re: Quick Question
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 12:27:46 am »
If you plan to write such a large post,  perhaps it would be best to write it in a word processor and safe it as you go rather than trying to write the whole thing on the site all at once.

I don't know what the character limit is.

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Re: Quick Question
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 12:34:23 am »
--If-- it is 10,000 words, then as an example, the entire of the palaeontology page on Wikipedia, including references, is 12,000. In any case, I highly doubt you are going to hit it with an RP post :p

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Re: Quick Question
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 12:44:57 am »
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If you plan to write such a large post,  perhaps it would be best to write it in a word processor and safe it as you go rather than trying to write the whole thing on the site all at once.
Pfft, come on, you'd be daft to think i'd write a 15000 word post in one sitting! :D

Most all my RP posts are written on MS Word, unless it's a quick comment in the OOC threads.  I have at least 60 separate documents for my various RPs, RP related projects; even got some OLD old things that go back two or more years, right when i starting RPing for the first time...  I SHOULD start using more of my time to work on the more "local" projects; that is to say, RPs outside of the forums, in person, but i always wind up doing this instead.  I'll stop now before i REALLY get rambling on about the good ol days (about a year and a half ago)... so yeah.  That's all i got to say, for now.

EDIT:  No, really, the reference sheet i plan on posting is going to be at least 15000 words. (Currently 40 pages, 9point font, widened margins... and it's still a pain to navigate.) I nearly got to (14XXX?) words, but i'm switching to a new, even more advanced format, which will make this one seriously big chunk of information.  I think i'll do a separate post for each category, so that might be four consecutive posts.  I'm hoping that it won't be a problem.

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Re: Quick Question
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2014, 03:59:20 am »
As a former Admin, I think I remember the character limit being 50,000.

BUT.........with whatever you are going to write/post, I would HIGHLY SUGGEST you break it down into smaller posts instead of writing one huge gigantic post.
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Re: Quick Question
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2014, 11:01:55 am »
It's not a matter of being able to type it all in one sitting so muh as accidentally losing that much work if your connection times out when you click post.

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Re: Quick Question
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2014, 11:26:09 am »
...The character limit's no less than 14,600 (and as Kobuk suggests, it's probably even higher than that).  You're *very*, very unlikely to ever hit it, short of copy/pasting the text of "War and Peace" into the text box.


It's not a matter of being able to type it all in one sitting so muh as accidentally losing that much work if your connection times out when you click post.

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Re: Quick Question
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2014, 02:08:30 pm »
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BUT.........with whatever you are going to write/post, I would HIGHLY SUGGEST you break it down into smaller posts instead of writing one huge gigantic post.

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I think i'll do a separate post for each category, so that might be four consecutive posts.

Got it covered.

It's not a matter of being able to type it all in one sitting so muh as accidentally losing that much work if your connection times out when you click post.
^ I second this a hundred thousand times.  You should also use an editor that autosaves.

Yep, i use MS word, save about every five minutes, and every week or so i copy the newest versions of the documents onto a USB drive/chip/thing.  So far i've yet to lose a single document entirely, cause i keep them backed up on a separate... thing (i don't know the correct terms for any of these things. :P )


Anyways, thank you guys for the help! :)