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Not Planned Increase character limit for "Update your status"

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by EfendiBey, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. EfendiBey

    EfendiBey Member

    I think 140 characters is less. you must redound it as 500 characters.
    and I like if ı share add videos, pictures, links from update status as a wall..
  2. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    I think it's to match the microblogging idea that Twitter introduced, which is why it's 140 characters.
    EfendiBey likes this.
  3. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    Hopefully they're planning Twitter integration later and the option to automatically replicate your status updates to twitter. Another reason to keep it at 140. Perhaps this could be an admin option as well.
    EfendiBey likes this.
  4. Floris

    Floris Guest

    140 might also not break the tooltip that shows at a few places.
  5. Mert

    Mert Well-Known Member

    I also am very happy with 140 character limit. If this will be increased , status updates will be counter product for threads which is not good.
  6. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Exactly my thoughts :) But I think it doesn't matter if it is 140 or 240 . for example .
    kjetterman likes this.
  7. kjetterman

    kjetterman Member

    I am happy with the 140 characters. Short and sweet. :)
  8. Nuno

    Nuno Active Member

    I would like to see a short url service (bit.ly, etc) integrated with status update :D
  9. Jason

    Jason Well-Known Member

    That's what immediately came to mind when I saw the 140 char limit. I think you're on to something...

    But, even so, you could also go the Facebook route and only push X amount of chars and provide a link back to view the full update.
  10. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    140 characters is a bit short for profile posts/status updates. It's ok for Twitter-like messages, but sometimes I want to write a bit more in my profile. I think for a forum, this should be possible.
  11. Mythotical

    Mythotical Well-Known Member

    IMO I think it should be an option on the character limit for status updates, but I agree 140 characters is a bit short. +1 Like
  12. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    I suppose an admin option for this would be fine. I'm OK with keeping it short though. If you have more to say, start a thread. :)
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  14. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    We're keeping it at 140 chars so it can be automatically sent to Twitter when we get around to coding that particular implementation.
  15. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    shortening service like bit.ly available?
  16. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    bit.ly is for shortening urls not text status updates.

    As was widely suspected and now confirmed by Kier, there will be some sort of integration between your XF account and Twitter account so naturally the field length will have to be the same.
  17. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Would it not be possible to only take the first 140 characters to sent? Or maybe a better solution give the user a message below the field stating:

    'Your message is more than 140 characters long, to use the send-to-Twitter option keep characters under 140.'

    Just an idea.
  18. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    of course i know that.
    if we have builtin integration with some shortening api, it would make the xf-twitter integration more useful.

    updating status on xf is one thing,but to use xf as a client to update your twitter account, you need to fit links into 140
  19. Mythotical

    Mythotical Well-Known Member

    In that case I think 140 characters is superb.
  20. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    So you would want a built in shortening service to pass through normal text unmolested but shorten URLs?

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