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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Because I suspect Goatbelt Matt is conditioned to the HaloScan 1,000-character limit on comments, thus resulting in his leaving two back-to-back comments for this post, I thought I’d announce this for everyone’s benefit:

As far as I know, you can type away with abandon in the comment/feedback field on Population Statistic. The restrictions from the old blog are history.

That said, don’t go nuts. And to you comment spammers: You never read any of this.

- Costa Tsiokos, Thu 08/26/2004 02:09:37 PM
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  1. My dream of cutting and pasting War and Peace into a comment field will soon become a reality!

    Comment by drew — 08/26/2004 @ 07:01:17 PM

  2. This will probably seem like Im trying to save face, but..

    I noticed the comments weren’t haloscan-powered and figured there probably wasn’t an arbitrary limit, but..

    I started writing the second bit and thought it was a little wordy, so I cut it initially and just submitted the first part.

    But then, I had nothing better to do, so I continued ranting along.

    As long as we’re talking about the new comments section, though, it would appear that where the website link displays, a target_new tag should be added, because when you click on it, it opens the site in the little pre-sized comment window. Not a big deal, but maybe a little irritating.

    Comment by The 'Belt — 08/26/2004 @ 07:58:31 PM

  3. No need to save face, I believe you :)

    I wasn’t saying that you thought this blog was HaloScan-powered. But after being accustomed to commenting through HaloScan, and other third-party commenting services that have character-number limits, I know you subconsciously start to limit yourself, and plan for a “continued” entry.

    As for the target_new tag, I’ve been kicking that around, and probably will implement that. I’ve been sorta shied off of it thanks to the aversion to it among the WP dev community. But it shouldn’t really apply to popup boxes, and anyway screw those geeks.

    Comment by CT — 08/26/2004 @ 08:49:22 PM

  4. Exactly.

    Comment by The Belt — 08/27/2004 @ 10:30:38 AM

  5. Oh, also, the commenting section ‘name’ field doesn’t seem to want to allow single apostrophes. It always appends a bunch of “////” characters to it when I do. Its probably designed to be an escape character for when it writes it to whatever database its using, since a ‘ would represent the beginning of a string value, but I don’t know why it has to put so many of them there. Weird.

    Comment by The Belt — 08/27/2004 @ 10:32:56 AM

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