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A Word Count Tracker for the Posts/Descriptions/Messages - An Idea

Excuse the awkward nature of the examples used

It is nothing short of immediate frustration and raging aggravation when you’re writing down a well elaborated tutorial/description, you press the submit button, and instead of the submission’s front page, you’re greeted with this instead:



So, did my writing went a little bit too excessive? Did I elaborated the subject a little bit too much than I was supposed to do so?

It is indeed a rather effortless task to get carried away with your writing, when there isn’t a reminder that you’re nearing the limits. I’m aware that 10,000 words isn’t a short limitation. It is indeed more than one could ask for, often more to bite than one’s ablity to chew.

However, whenever you’re writing over subjects that requires quite a bit of elaboration, or are using hyperlinks, it is quite easy to hit your limitation’s mark before you realize it.

Below are two screenshots that I’ve doctored to express my idea visually:



So, here’s the idea; whenever you’re nearing the limits of the word count, a small set of numbers will appear at the bottom left of the composition box. This box will eventually decrease and it can either:

  • The ability to type will come to an halt, similar to how it stops whenever you hit the limit in the submission titles.
  • The numbers will turn red and will began to count in the negative, allowing you to keep the track of how many are leaking through the limits.

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    First - I hate text limits. It's really annoying when you try to explain something and finally you have to short and undetail it, because you hit a f*ing limit.

    Second - a limit of 10000 chars is quite high and doesn't seem to annoy that much. But I doubt that there are many comments that would reach this high limit. This makes the entire limit nearly useless. Why implement something that would barely be needed anyway?

    Edit:
    Sorry, I misunderstood the intention of the idea. The limit is already there, it's just about the visualisation. Lol.

    But what about just getting rid of the limitation?
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    i agree with this, only because i occasionally make comments that are practically a fucking book, then get that message. 

    but when i do make comments that long, i copy em in case that happens.

    also, front page. nice.
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    Fuck it, why don't I add this to OldBanana
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