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Warnings that length limits are being approached.

Posted 1 Month ago by chiarizio

@Riven:
Warnings or alerts of increasing urgency at:
16K (blue)
24K (cyan)
28K (green)
30K (yellow)
31K (orange)
characters;
Absolute prohibition (red) at 32K characters.
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I think the character length limit is closer to 64k. I'll take a look at it and figure out exactly what it is (the old site had a safeguard in place for it) and give some kind of warning for it when you post. Doing it while you type would generate an enormous amount of lag, especially on long messages.

1 Month ago
Riven
 

It’s 65535 exactly — one less than 64K — for everyone who started out on GTX0.
It seems to be 32K for those of us who started out on conworlds; or at least that’s the limit for what could be “ported over”.
If something like that has to be done again there’ll be problems “rescuing” posts close to 32K and the problems might not be solvable for posts longer than 32K.
I don’t know if it’s 32767 or 32768.
But 32769 or longer didn’t survive the “rescue” attempt.

1 Month ago
chiarizio
 

But 32769 or longer didn’t survive the “rescue” attempt.


Oh no. I still have the old conworlds database somewhere -- do you know of any specific posts so I can narrow this down better?

1 Month ago
Riven
 

@Riven:
i seem to recall some of Cerne’s?
Or at least one of them, that I tried to rescue twice, resulting in losing half or all of it.
They were some (or it was one?) I got the nginx error on; no matter where I tried to split it.
Maybe something pretty close to triple the maximal rescuable length?
...
Short answer:
No, at the moment I can’t remember exactly, but maybe I’ll find it again.

1 Month ago
chiarizio
 

@Riven:
Update:
I wrote:
Short answer: No, at the moment I can’t remember exactly, but maybe I’ll find it again.


The longest post I was able to rescue was one of Cerne’s — a reply to Cheka Man’s “What celebrations do your worlds have?” thread — which Cerne himself had already split into two 32K parts.
But I haven’t found the one(s?) I couldn’t rescue.

I no longer expect I’ll probably be able to find it (or them? there may have been a few; not many, though!).

1 Month ago
chiarizio
 

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