Kol Tregaskes
A very nerdy list of character limits on FriendFeed:
In comments you are able to type in 20,000 characters but if you paste into the box you can go up to 100,000. - Kol Tregaskes
But this doesn't stop you from pasting even more into the comment box. I got up to 5 million characters before giving up, but of course going over 100,000 characters is pointless. Note, don't try and paste 5 million characters into the share box, it freezes FF for a looong period. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
If you want to keep the 'more' link away keep comments under 512 characters. - Kol Tregaskes
For group descriptions you can type 161 characters but you can paste (and display) 1,000 charcters.. So if you need more than 161, type it in a text editor then paste into the box. - Kol Tregaskes
For CC to Twitter, keep you title down to 121 characters (as the ff.im link and space take up 19 characters). - Kol Tregaskes
If you include a pic it goes down to 116 as the tweet includes the addition text, "[pic]". - Kol Tregaskes
So question, why can we display more than 20,000 characters in comments and 161 characters in group descriptions? I think the limit for group descriptions should be upped to 1,000 and for the comments to drop to the 20,000 limit - like we need that much anyway. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
*stands and applauds* Dear god man... - Johnny
Hehe, Johnny, like I say once a tester always a tester. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
nice work - to-much-time-kol ;) - mike "glemak" dunn
Surely, this can't be correct: "For CC to Twitter, keep you title down to 121 characters (as the ff.im link and space take up 19 characters)." I don't think strictly administrivial link to origin of a tweet counts in the 140 char limit, at least it doesn't show in my own. Other than that - attaboy, with some reservations: pasting 5-mil string into the Share box - what are you, a FF-weirdo? ;-)) - ianf ⌘
Andy, well Louis tested it and got 95k, so I tried a proper test and peaked at 100,000 chars. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol, awesome work. : ) - vijay
Kol for president of Friendfeed. - tehKenny
Not nerdy enough. I'd think that the character limits would be in powers of 2. - John E. Bredehoft
Kol, this is an insta-like post for me! @Andy FF's current stylesheet uses a variable width font, so ASCII art will be abstract art at best :) - Micah
For the post's title, you can use 350 characters from the share box and the bookmarklet, though I've been able to paste over this and it displays 352 characters. - Kol Tregaskes
If you use a word of about 80 characters or more it goes leaks on the right and eventually overlaps the sidebar and beyond. - Kol Tregaskes
In the comments keep your URLs at 32 characters or less to avoid the dreaded ... [3 dots]. - Kol Tregaskes
As with everything in FF these numbers are subject to change at any moment ;-) - Brian Sullivan
In the title keep your URLs at 30 characters or less to also avoid the dreaded ... [3 dots]. Why should these be different? - Kol Tregaskes
I think that will do for today, let me know what I've missed? :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Kudos Kol!!! - Dobromir Hadzhiev
A few I've missed: 161 characters *only* for your bio. Nothing extra for pasting into the box. - Kol Tregaskes
Display name is 3-25 characters. So why are we allowed to type anything more than 25? - Kol Tregaskes
Great work Kol! - Robert Scoble
Same for usernames. When you try to save a username of more than 25 characters it tells you that it's "not available". Please can the text be limited to 25 characters? - Kol Tregaskes
Hah, thanks guys. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I'm such a data-junky. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Oh dear. This is not only a great post. I just can't stop laughing. ROFL ROFL ROFL !! - Chris Loft
Hehe, Chris. Hey I was laughing when I was playing with 5 million characters, I nearly broke FF! ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Is this why FF has been slow these days? I see! - vijay
very impressive - Ryan Dadey
Thank you Kol for brightening up my new-FF-stricken 2 days :D :)) ROFL indeed! - Isha (Marysia)
Hmmm, the first comment appears to break the 512 rule above. It looks like the first comment can be about 1,000 characters (though you sometimes get cut off with the 'more' link from 980 characters to well over a 1,000) but every comment thereafter is ruled by the 512 limit. The first comment still gets the character count from 512 though. This needs tidying up please. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
[Used to be] If you put too many characters into a comment, then you couldn't cut/copy from that comment (which forced me to retype comments). Not sure what happens now. I liked when Del.icio.us added longer comments. - Mitchell Tsai
Hey, Mitchell, how you doing? Yes agree. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Doing good Kol. Facebook has been taking up most of my on-line time, but I was in Las Vegas for a few weeks, and all my hotels were charging $10-15/night for internet, so I haven't been online much. Miss seeing all your pictures. I'll have to surf your Vi.sualize.us account when I'm back in Ohio (I'm in Boston now for a dance weekend). - Mitchell Tsai
Aww, I better get back to browsing for more photography then, hehe. Thanks, Mitchell. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Kol, have you been sleeping at all the last coupla days? :D - Isha (Marysia)
What is "sleep"? ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
sleep - when all life choose to relax. There you go Kol ; ) edit: inference: Kol = machine. - vijay
Andy, I don't know of a limit but these are the most commented: http://friendfeed.com/search... and this is the most liked: http://friendfeed.com/search... - Kol Tregaskes
Andy sorting options would be most welcome, yes, more options on the advanced search would be great. - Kol Tregaskes
It's possible to create a display name up to 35 characters: http://friendfeed.com/0123456... however an error shows when trying to edit it afterwards :p - Mike Chelen