Not planned Increase character limit for "Update your status"

Andy.N

Well-known member
not necessary but what would be useful for me (and potential others) is the location where you update your status, has a field where you enter url and it shortens using bit.ly or else.

vb.org has a twitter mod that integrates bit.ly api so you can use the same service in your forum
 

Kim

Well-known member
Goodness, it's a status update, not a dissertation peeps.. I think 140 is more than enough myself, and I like the idea of it being all neat for Twitter integration :D
 

Peggy

Well-known member
Exactly Kim.

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.
This is exactly what the status update is for - Twitter-like messages. The entire purpose of the status update in this software is to integrate with Twitter.
Therefore, keeping it at 140 characters is necessary. :)
 

Kim

Well-known member
Perhaps a new tab on the profile with a free ranging "About" page that will give those that wish it somewhere to say a bit more about themselves.
 

Peggy

Well-known member
Perhaps a new tab on the profile with a free ranging "About" page that will give those that wish it somewhere to say a bit more about themselves.
There's no limit that I know of in the About You block on the Personal Details page.
Or are you talking about something different?
 

Kim

Well-known member
There's no limit that I know of in the About You block on the Personal Details page.
Or are you talking about something different?
Oh lol, it's already there :p Shows how much I am concerned about it - hadn't even looked for an About section heheehe.

Goes off to explore the Profile page more...
 

dutchbb

Well-known member
Maybe it's because I need a 'Blog' section or something... I just can't see the use of a 140 characters message on a forum. But then again I never liked Twitter either.
 

Peggy

Well-known member
Maybe it's because I need a 'Blog' section or something... I just can't see the use of a 140 characters message. But then again I never liked Twitter either.
Ah I see.

Perhaps the pages feature might meet your needs?
 

Miko

Well-known 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.
I knew it! .... More like I was hoping for it. Great to know that it's in the "to do" list Kier :)

Would be great a 2 way sync so that if i post something on Twitter it will update my status on the forum too.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
Oh lol, it's already there :p Shows how much I am concerned about it - hadn't even looked for an About section heheehe.

Goes off to explore the Profile page more...
The best part is it supports BB Code so there's a lot of scope there.
 

CFodder

Well-known member
Personally don't see any need for it to be over 140 characters, in fact if we have the opportunity would make it less. AFAIC it's only for a 'quick' update, not a novel on what you did today ;).
 

dutchbb

Well-known member
Well I wanted to post a quick update, but apparently it wasn't 'quick' enough, it was far from a novel though.
 
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