What is the longest metafilter comment that wasn't a stunt post?
posted by empath
on May 7, 2012 -
Has the maximum length for comments been shortened some time in the past six months or so? I see more and more comments getting cut off that seem long-ish but hardly Treaty-of-Westphalia long. Perhaps there was a discussion about this and I missed it. I hate to request ponies, but perhaps a "characters remaining" count for the text-entry field or a warning on hitting Post would help alleviate the problem.
posted by adamrice
on Dec 10, 2011 -
typical and relatively successful feminism discussion devolved into a mano a mano between DNye and myself. I admittedly took his bait and engaged
; my bad. This led to DNye's epic 3,600 word comment
(plus addendum and corrections). I'm trying to disengage in that topic 1 2
as I try to avoid pissing matches these days. He wants to keep on fightin' 1 2
so I'm asking him to bring it here. [more inside]
posted by msalt
on Jun 15, 2010 -
Can limit the main text area so that people are encouraged to put [more inside] rather than so much outside? [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Mar 22, 2010 -
When a title (or possible any word) in a contact's post is long enough, it overflows the bounds of the sidebar and causes the front page to have right-scroll. Pic here
posted by ChrisR
on Aug 10, 2008 -
Seeing this recent
MeTa thread at 378 comments made me wonder what the longest pan-MetaFilter thread was. I came up with this
from August 24, 2001 at a whopping 1729 comments (apparently some kind of record
), but they're context-less (for me, at least) because the link to the "metafilter parody" that the post refers to is gone.
Can anyone slake my thirst for MetaFilter history and supply the parody that inspired such prolific commenting?
posted by scblackman
on Nov 17, 2007 -
Long comments still being chopped in My Recent Comments, not at a break or a tag. Older threads
about this issue contain fixes. Little help?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur
on May 10, 2007 -
"More Inside" is great and all, but perhaps it's time for absolute length limits
in AskMe? Brain-dump essays like those (2600 and 1500 words!) don't help people answer, and all those posts need is some judicious editing before posting.
posted by mendel
on May 9, 2007 -
Ridiculously long Headline/Titles result in ridiculously long "add to favorites" pop-ups. See here.
posted by phaedon
on Apr 6, 2007 -
How can I get y2karl's informative pop up title tags to fit my browser window consistently? On the current post
the prospect magazine snippet is an almost square box - which fits fine - and the NYT snippet is so wide that I cannot read it all.
posted by dash_slot-
on Mar 10, 2007 -
thread kills Safari/OmniWeb. I'd like there to be a preference that allows me to see massive posts broken up by 100s of comments or something. Alternatively, is there a different CSS file that can be loaded for these that will keep Safari/OmniWeb from crashing?
posted by onalark
on Nov 6, 2006 -
What's the character limit on tags? I tried to add the tag 'BuffalobuffaloBuffalobuffalobuffalobuffaloBuffalobuffalo' to this thread
and got instead:
Error Executing Database Query. [Macromedia][SQLServer JDBC Driver][SQLServer]String or binary data would be truncated. Saw nothing about it in the FAQ.
posted by ChasFile
on Sep 29, 2006 -
Could we have a pony that automatically shoves extremely long FPPs into a queue for administrative approval?
posted by I Love Tacos
on Apr 26, 2006 -
How about a character limit on the first part of an AskMe question? I'm tired of seeing the AskMe page cluttered with questions like this one
posted by mr.dan
on Feb 4, 2006 -
(maybe) - hoist by it's own petard.
Initial comments ignore the substance - format impedes discussion.
Administrators - PHM!
posted by dash_slot-
on Oct 15, 2005 -
Small text doesn't mitigate excessive length
, karl. It exacerbates it, by making ALL THAT harder to read. What? Are you trying to make less work for those of us who will scroll past it
? If you want to be read, leave your Iraq links + editorializing legible and stop pretending they don't take up as much space as they do.
posted by scarabic
on Sep 21, 2004 -
In an effort to reach a compromise between people who like newsfilter posts and people who simply can't abide by them, do you think we can attempt to economize the length of FPPs such as this one
posted by sic
on Sep 13, 2004 -
Would it make sense to spread the comments on user pages over multiple pages in batches of 100 or 200 comments per page? Right now loading a page listing the user's comments in MeFi or MeTa takes a while to load if there are tonnes of comments to list.
posted by riffola
on Jan 23, 2004 -
So the blogstop
thread is still going strong. Somebody who's been here longer than me...has something like this happened before? This could be a precedent.
So, is it possible to create another precedent? Namely...posting another FPP, specifically so that people have somewhere new to go to comment, instead of trying to comment in the extant thread?
Surely this place is a FILTER and not a discussion board, but seeing how so many of us are still fooling around on that thread, I thought it'd be nice to have it "refreshed", so to speak.
posted by taumeson
on Aug 4, 2003 -
Big FPP's can be annoying.
Anyone else agree?
Is there any chance of getting a 'maximum length of a front-page post' limit implemented? Or at least have a suggestion to the poster that their post is a little long?
posted by cheaily
on Jul 25, 2002 -
Vertical space at a premium, yet long FPPs still happen
. How about a count on the characters in the textarea (server side probably better) and a warning like "Are you really sure all this text needs to be on the front page? Have you considered the [more inside] technique?"
posted by sylloge
on Dec 5, 2001 -
For the record, I absolutely adore long front page posts
that are three paragraphs long with more links than I'm ever gonna get around to clicking on. I just wanted to say that before some MeFi cop came in here reading the riot act. =) I cite this as an example of when it's okay to do that. Who's with me?
posted by ZachsMind
on Dec 3, 2001 -
Hey, what's going here? I read a very long fpp, with a comment inside saying it was too long. Now the comment has been axed, the post stays and two more very long fpps are there....
is something amiss?
posted by thekorruptor
on Nov 28, 2001 -
the law of decreasing comment length
: as a thread ceases to be a potentially useful resource for information and argument, its average comment length approaches 0 asymptotically. (such as here
, and here
.) other patterns are out there, i'm sure. (how about "giant comment punctuates end or near end of further commentary"?)
posted by moz
on Nov 12, 2001 -
Character limit in link description box. 940
is too many; 525
is too much for my eye, but any less may be too constraining.
posted by raaka
on Sep 5, 2001 -