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User Info: Bass_X0

Bass_X0
4 weeks ago#1
I just tried to make a topic, it was within the character limit but it turned out it was 83 bytes when the limit is 80 bytes.

My topic title was within the limits shown, but was still not within limits due to the bytes.

Please show how many bytes a topic title is as we are typing it, and don’t let us attempt to submit a topic if we are over the bytes limit.
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User Info: Mauron

Mauron
4 weeks ago#2
What was the topic title? The character counter is designed to adjust for characters that are stored as more than one byte, so maybe something needs to be added to the check.
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User Info: TheReasoner1

TheReasoner1
4 weeks ago#3
This idea is essentially a band-aid.

If they're going to "fix" this problem, they should just make it that all characters count as one character.
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User Info: Bass_X0

Bass_X0
4 weeks ago#4
Mauron posted...
What was the topic title? The character counter is designed to adjust for characters that are stored as more than one byte, so maybe something needs to be added to the check.


If you want to test it, try making a title with a bunch of special characters. GameFAQs won’t let you despite you not being over the character limit.
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User Info: Eevee-Trainer

Eevee-Trainer
4 weeks ago#5
TheReasoner1 posted...
This idea is essentially a band-aid.

If they're going to "fix" this problem, they should just make it that all characters count as one character.

This tbh. I'm okay with TC's idea but fixing the underlying silliness is more important IMO.
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DragonAtma
4 weeks ago#6
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I support fixing the underlying problem, but some progress is better than no progress.
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User Info: MorbidEngel

MorbidEngel
4 weeks ago#7
Showing the bytes wouldn't be a bad idea if it's feasible.

*conditional*

You guys saying to make it all 1 byte no matter what, I'm not sure it's feasible; that may be an issue with general text encoding, and not even fixable on our end.
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User Info: FarplaneDragon

FarplaneDragon
4 weeks ago#8
*conditional*

I'd agree to showing the number of bytes, but I don't think making everything one byte would work out, at least assuming special characters counter as more then one byte
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User Info: Bass_X0

Bass_X0
4 weeks ago#9
FarplaneDragon posted...
*conditional*

I'd agree to showing the number of bytes, but I don't think making everything one byte would work out, at least assuming special characters counter as more then one byte


I’m not asking for everything to be one byte, just show us the bytes used before submitting the post, and not allow us to do so if it goes over 80 bytes.
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User Info: MorbidEngel

MorbidEngel
4 weeks ago#10
Nah, you didn't, but subsequent folk tried to add it.
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