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Not planned Increase character limit for "Update your status"

#1
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..
 

Enigma

Well-known member
#3
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.
 

Mert

Well-known member
#5
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.
 
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Floris

Guest
#6
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.
Exactly my thoughts :) But I think it doesn't matter if it is 140 or 240 . for example .
 

Jason

Well-known member
#9
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.
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.
 

dutchbb

Well-known member
#10
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.
 

Enigma

Well-known member
#12
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. :)
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#16
shortening service like bit.ly available?
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.
 

dutchbb

Well-known member
#17
We're keeping it at 140 chars so it can be automatically sent to Twitter when we get around to coding that particular implementation.
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.
 

Andy.N

Well-known member
#18
bit.ly is for shortening urls not text status updates.
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
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#20
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
So you would want a built in shortening service to pass through normal text unmolested but shorten URLs?