I just typed out a reply to a few posts in the thread about removing statues. It wasn’t a short reply, but by the standards of this message board, it wasn’t an especially long one either.
I went to post, and got the message that my post was too long, and that there is a 3,500-character limit on posts. 3,500 characters is about 700 words, and if you’re including spaces between words in the character count (as this seems to do), then it’s even less than that.
This is, quite frankly, nowhere near enough for a message board like this where we have extended debates using analysis and evidence, and often bringing in outside quotations to make our points.
I hate the infinite scrolling, I’m not a fan of having my browser keyboard shortcuts hijacked, and I don’t like the look of the new board that much, but none of them are a deal-breaker for me.
This would be a deal-breaker for me. As far as I can tell from looking back over some long posts from the SDMB, the limit on our VBulletin site was somewhere closer to 20,000 characters. That’s much more reasonable for a site like this.
Please fix this, because 3,500 just isn’t going to do it.