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Increase the 50 Character forum title limit

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by 0ptima, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    I have forum titles that need more than the 50 character limit. Can this be changed in the next release?
     
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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Presumably you wanted this moved to suggestions?
     
  3. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    ya!
     
  4. Alex

    Alex Active Member

    I agree with this as I'm sure some of ours are over 50 characters long
     
  5. Veer

    Veer Well-Known Member

    +1 this.

    Mine forum titles also over 50 but because of this restriction I have to write in shorts.
     
  6. PRODOS

    PRODOS Member

    +1

    Many of my forum titles require more than 50 characters also.
    I was able to go over 50 characters with the forum software I was running before.

    I would be happy to contribute some money towards getting this solved.

    Thanks.
     
  7. BassMan

    BassMan Well-Known Member

    Check here: http://xenforo.com/community/resources/title-control.2485/
     
  8. PRODOS

    PRODOS Member

    Greetings BassMan.

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    Although this is a very nice addon, unfortunately it seems to apply to the character limit of Thread titles, rather than node titles such as Category and Forum. In fact I messaged its developer, AndyB, to check on this.

    There does seem to be a hack -- explained by Staff Member, Jake Bunce -- that can extend the character limit of Nodes to 100:
    http://xenforo.com/community/threads/forum-title-character-length-help.36251/

    But its implementation is a bit beyond my ability -- or rather my confidence to try it without wondering whether I'll stuff up my forum (!!)

    Best Wishes,

    PRODOS
    Currently visiting Cincinnati, USA.
     
  9. BassMan

    BassMan Well-Known Member

    Oh, sorry, read it too fast. I hope you'll get a solution from developer AndyB.
     
  10. PRODOS

    PRODOS Member

    No problem. It's always useful for a newbie like me to check out the vast collection of Xenforo Addons that are available! One thing leads to another and you never know what you'll discover. (Hmmm ... I think that rhymes.)

    :)

    PRODOS
     
  11. Emil JaBo

    Emil JaBo Active Member

    +1 on this.

    It's pretty much essential that I be able to use more than 50 characters.
     
  12. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

    I think a forum administrator should be able to do this with ease, but I also believe that a forum title should rarely need to be over 50 characters, but sometimes there are necessary exceptions such as longer words, so I guess I support this.
     
  13. iguanairs

    iguanairs Member

    I use taxonomic names on my sites and this limit kills me. I actually created a thread regarding this a few minutes ago requesting that it is added during a xenforo upgrade. I am sure there is a reason for it being set at 50 (I asked why in the thread as well) but this is something I have to have. the manual modification of the database and file is bad practice that i learned from my days using vbulletin. I really want to avoid making my mistakes of the past. I support this being increased in the next upgrade 100000%. lol I NEED this functionality!
     
  14. PRODOS

    PRODOS Member

    Greetings iguannairs,

    I has a mod made for me that increases the character limit of node titles.

    It seems to be working fine.

    I recommend you contact:
    https://xenforo.com/community/members/nobita-kun.51180/

    .... and see if he'll sell it to you.

    Best Wishes,

    PRODOS
    Melbourne, Australia
     
  15. iguanairs

    iguanairs Member

  16. PRODOS

    PRODOS Member

    Ah! I hadn't realized that Nobita.Kun had made this a freebie mod now!

    After he created it for me (assuming it's more or less the same mod) I had suggested to him that he offer it for a small fee or for free to XenForo forum owners.

    I'm very happy to see it's now available! :)
     
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  17. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    @Waindigo 's mod (HTML in node titles?) I believe also hugely extends the limit (to allow HTML) - might be worth checking out
     
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  18. Optic

    Optic Well-Known Member

    Bumping and liking this as I would like to see this increased too and/or have an option to change this so it persists through forum upgrades.
     
  19. Aivaras

    Aivaras Active Member

    As XF2 is approaching I would like to bring this issue to the attention of the community. Please, like the first post of this thread.
     
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