Message too long

ARGH!!!

9 messages
Dark Vader    pirate
29/11/2010 at 22:28

Why can't we have a word counter so we know when we exceed the maximum length of a message or at least for the message to be retained so it can be edited rather than just dumped and having to be re-typed again...

This is sooooooooooooooo utterly annoying and frustating........  

29/11/2010 at 22:37
If you hit the back button the original message is usually still there.
29/11/2010 at 22:38
If you've got a long message copy it before you submit it.
Dark Vader    pirate
30/11/2010 at 07:25

I tried the back button...  it did nothing..  the screen just displays the last message on the thread - which isn't helpful as I wasn't replying to that one anyway...

If something obvious like a word counter or character counter isn't available then at least some guidance as to what contitutes a 'long message' would be helpful...

30/11/2010 at 07:30
I agree, it's frustrating to be told the message is too long without being given any guidance as to what is acceptable.
30/11/2010 at 12:40

Type it in Word first?  It's easier to edit that, and the spell checker is better.

Or keep 'em short and sharp

30/11/2010 at 19:01
Yeah, it's done to keep people spouting a load of crap!
Dark Vader    pirate
01/12/2010 at 16:56

Some kind of 'bullshitometer' would be helpful... 

07/12/2010 at 10:43

Hello all,

You're right - a character count at the bottom would be very helpful. I will add it to our development wishlist but I'm afraid it might be a while as we have some big developments in the pipeline...

Thanks for the feedback,

Alice


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