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.
bit.ly is for shortening urls not text status updates.shortening service like bit.ly available?
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:
of course i know that.bit.ly is for shortening urls not text status updates.
So you would want a built in shortening service to pass through normal text unmolested but shorten URLs?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