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    Length Message

    Lounge Moderators

    If you can effectively condense your thoughts into less than 500 words, please do so.
    If it contains long code examples, attach them as a textfile instead.
    Once you're satisfied every word is really needed, then Go Ahead and Post.



    I received this message on one of my posts. I didn
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    Re: Length Message

    The Lounge software has psychic abilities and knew you were going to post the additional 96 words above <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Seriously, though - it was probably taking into account any signature, subject line, carriage returns, the date, forum info, post number etc. - all data that needs to be added to the database. Did you try reducing the post until the warning went away? I suspect you were probably only a few words over.

    The main purpose of the warning is to discourage superfluous waffle, which makes a post difficult and/or unnecessarily time consuming to read. Obviously there are times when it may be necessary to write at length - just consider it a gentle reminder <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Length Message

    Leif,

    Actually I always try to be brief because I'm a terrible typer.

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    Re: Length Message

    Hi Leif: Am I missing something or are we into new math <img src=/S/question.gif border=0 alt=question width=15 height=15> 500 - 491 = 96?? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15> I just had to ask <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>

    Ohhh! I am slow!! I just got it!!! <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> That is good!! <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15>


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