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Discussion in 'Forum Feedback' started by Mr. Xcntrk, Feb 7, 2019.

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  1. Mr. Xcntrk

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    In order to place your status, you have to submit to the 140 character rule. Not listed in any way, shape or form, by the way. Nice to know this ahead of time. Saves a lot of time writing the original update, and even more time trying to cut the status update down to the 140 requirements.

    My questions follow: If there is a 140 character limit, why then is there no character counter?

    Other sites that have such a limit like this, have a counter that lets you know how many characters you have used/left, i.e. Twitter, eBay etc.

    Is there a way in XenForo to put a counter in the update status box?

    If so I would use it more often than I will now, if I use it at all. I am not going to sit here and count how many characters I have used to see if I am over my limit. And I doubt that others will use it unless they have really short announcements. I know that most of the younger generation cannot speak using over 140 characters so for them it is easy. If you're a little older and you have not been indoctrinated that way it does not come easy.

    Well, at least it is not easy for this old man. If others have no problem with it, then just disregard these questions. I can do without updating my status and I doubt it would be missed or even noticed if I didn't use the option.
     
  2. OUTL4W

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    On your personal details page beside the status message box you will see the count-down as you type. I really would like to keep this count set to 140 as this is mostly meant for quick updates. Increasing this number would be counter productive to creating a thread. You could use the "About Me" section @ the bottom of your product details page to use as you wish.
     
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  3. Mr. Xcntrk

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    Oh, 140 is plenty of room for status updates I just didn't know there was a limit.

    I have checked the update area on my page quite thoroughly and there is no counter to be seen. I have tried it with both the wax on and the wax off but it seems to make no difference

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    I sort of thought that the designers would have considered such a thing. But it is not where I can see it. There may be some kind of settings because both sides of the body seem like they are cut short especially when I look at the box with my status about posts bux etc. that shows on the front page

    Even when I did a preview of this post it is body boundary on the left is basically nothing. I am trying to remember but I think it is called padding or something like that but whatever it is there is not enough of it ;)

    As far as the counter it may be behind the background images that you use. Maybe not sure and I have not built a web page for years and have not worked behind the scenes as other than as a moderator on any forums in almost as long. Wish I could be of more help but the ole brain is in a London town fog today.

    A second glance at the preview box shows that the bottom after the last sentence is tight as well. Oh if that image is too small or you need me to do a close up on the right side where the counter is supposed to be or anything else I can do to help just shoot me a PM or in this here ole thread column will work lol.
     
  4. OUTL4W

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    while I'll look into this there are 3 other places to update your status that does display the counter.

    1. in the drop menu above when tapping on avatar.
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    2. on the main forums list page, below the "Users online Now"
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    3. on you personal details page ~ http://fps247.com/account/personal-details
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  5. Mr. Xcntrk

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    Thank you, my new friend, I knew you were out there and not very far away and that you were the man to hold the inquisition into this matter.
     

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