First post length

First post length [Paid] 1.5

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AndyB submitted a new resource:

First post length - Requires first post to have a minimum number of characters.

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Requires first post to have a minimum number of characters.

This add-on will prevent members from posting just a link or short message.

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In Andy\FirstPostLength\XF\Service\Thread\Creator,php the function public function _validate should be protected function _validate()
I guess I should have checked, the client has a older version installed. v1.4 is correct, thanks Andy.
It would be nice to add also a maximum with some more lines of code.
I will do this now for myself. But some people may would like the idea also, i guess.


You may want to add the minimum/maximum to the phrase also.
Together with a charcounter from the editor addon or others, a user can really now how to increase or decrease the text.
Else it is somehow funny to write as much as allowed, but less then not allowed.
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I am sorry to say, but this addon is somehow useless.

Just do that:

Option: 50 chars
New thread with 40 chars > save > error message.
Now extend your text to 60 chars > save > success
Now edit > reduce the chars to 40 > save > success.

As shown, i can still have first post with less chars than the limit your addon should allow.
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