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#1 IHaveAQuestion

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 10:08 PM

If there is a limit to the number of characters in a PM, I wish that would be apparent to the user.
My message was truncated and I am unable to repost for 24 hours.

#2 .josh

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:13 AM

Sorry for the inconvenience.  I've written quite a lot of TL;DR's in my time and have managed to reach the limit once or twice in a blue moon, for my extra special book-length soap box rants..so I have to wonder what could have possibly motivated you to write a novel to someone, being new on a forum... Anyways.. I never endeavored to find out what the exact limit was... I don't know what IPB's character limit is for PMs/Posts.. I don't see anything in the Admin CP that shows or sets this, so it looks like it's a limit imposed internally within the IPB code.  I'm not particularly inclined to go rummaging through IPB's code, so I suggest you ask on the IPB forums (we just use their software.. we aren't affiliated with them or anything). 

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