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Haha, well I hope I'm not the only one that has reached the mark of the about me, but I thought that 5000 letters is a bit too few for me, especially if I want to add a few pictures in as well, which have a huge URL -.-!

Also there is a error when I try to add more letters than 4700, it says that I have over 5000 letters, but I don't -.-!! So it doesn't let me edit it <.<

But main point... Raise it to 10000 Letters xD
Posted 3/26/14
just upload the images to CR then the link is shorter
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JayVeeDees wrote:

Haha, well I hope I'm not the only one that has reached the mark of the about me, but I thought that 5000 letters is a bit too few for me, especially if I want to add a few pictures in as well, which have a huge URL -.-!

Also there is a error when I try to add more letters than 4700, it says that I have over 5000 letters, but I don't -.-!! So it doesn't let me edit it <.<

But main point... Raise it to 10000 Letters xD


Just out of curiosity, were you including spaces in your 4700 count? Most likely the limit is 5000 ASCII characters, which counts spaces, hyphens, other symbols, etc.

Like GayAsianBoy says, uploading the images to CR while you're editing will end up being a crimg instead of a img tag, usually a whole lot shorter and will save you some space. Another small thing is using a single space after a period instead of two or more (since only a single space will show up in the web view anyway). Not sure what other quick tips to provide for now, though... but if you'd ever like some help, feel free to PM me about how to get stuff done within the current limits. I like keeping my page simple, but I've had to do some backflips with systems like this before
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MakotoKamui wrote: were you including spaces in your 4700 count? Most likely the limit is 5000 ASCII characters, which counts spaces, hyphens, other symbols, etc.
And don't forget line-feeds. Every "blank" line you have adds at least one LF character, possibly a CR as well:

Windows ASCII hitting return results in [CR][LF] characters using up two. I doubt that this site is windows-based, but you never know.
Unix ASCII only uses the [LF] but it is still at least one additional character to start a new line, and one more per each blank line.

And I'll just mention that all the bb code counts as well, even though you don't actually see the actual characters for it it in the result display page. So bold, and color, and quote, and italic, and underline all add "invisible" characters to the count.

This:

Hi
Actually uses up 56 characters, 57 with the Line-feed, not just two...
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MakotoKamui wrote:


JayVeeDees wrote:

Haha, well I hope I'm not the only one that has reached the mark of the about me, but I thought that 5000 letters is a bit too few for me, especially if I want to add a few pictures in as well, which have a huge URL -.-!

Also there is a error when I try to add more letters than 4700, it says that I have over 5000 letters, but I don't -.-!! So it doesn't let me edit it <.<

But main point... Raise it to 10000 Letters xD


Just out of curiosity, were you including spaces in your 4700 count? Most likely the limit is 5000 ASCII characters, which counts spaces, hyphens, other symbols, etc.

Like GayAsianBoy says, uploading the images to CR while you're editing will end up being a crimg instead of a img tag, usually a whole lot shorter and will save you some space. Another small thing is using a single space after a period instead of two or more (since only a single space will show up in the web view anyway). Not sure what other quick tips to provide for now, though... but if you'd ever like some help, feel free to PM me about how to get stuff done within the current limits. I like keeping my page simple, but I've had to do some backflips with systems like this before


Well it counts spaces when I click space in the "About me" o.o? And yeah I could change the URLs xD But I feel like I will eventually fill that 5000 letters gap anyway :P

And even if there is "invisible" letters, why aren't they just added into the 5000 letters mark -.-? It's kinda misleading D:!
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JayVeeDees wrote:

Well it counts spaces when I click space in the "About me" o.o? And yeah I could change the URLs xD But I feel like I will eventually fill that 5000 letters gap anyway :P

And even if there is "invisible" letters, why aren't they just added into the 5000 letters mark -.-? It's kinda misleading D:!


Yep, it's counting the spaces as you'd expect in the edit page. But I'm able to go over 4700, that's why I wasn't sure where you were getting your count from. I brought it up to 4997 in a test and everything showed up correctly.

I'm just trying to help you work through the limitations, since that's all I can do. Things like setting up pages with extra info/photos, figuring out shorter ways of doing the same thing in your About Me, etc.
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MakotoKamui wrote:


JayVeeDees wrote:

Well it counts spaces when I click space in the "About me" o.o? And yeah I could change the URLs xD But I feel like I will eventually fill that 5000 letters gap anyway :P

And even if there is "invisible" letters, why aren't they just added into the 5000 letters mark -.-? It's kinda misleading D:!


Yep, it's counting the spaces as you'd expect in the edit page. But I'm able to go over 4700, that's why I wasn't sure where you were getting your count from. I brought it up to 4997 in a test and everything showed up correctly.

I'm just trying to help you work through the limitations, since that's all I can do. Things like setting up pages with extra info/photos, figuring out shorter ways of doing the same thing in your About Me, etc.


Well it wasn't 4700 (just an estimate)

this is a screenshot of it 4892


and here I added the same imgur link as the one in the spoiler text, into my "About me" It said it was too long even though I had like 75 letters free (4925/5000)
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JayVeeDees wrote: there is a error when I try to add more letters than 4700, it says that I have over 5000 letters, but I don't -.-!! So it doesn't let me edit it <.<

But main point... Raise it to 10000 Letters xD
You could create a separate page in your profile area (if limitations exist on creating pages, they are much larger than 5000 characters) and call it "About Me", just as you have done with this "sup u, yes u, awesome person" page here /user/JayVeeDees/pages and then in your actual "About Me" section, provide the link to that page that says something on the order of: Due to space limitations, my full "About Me" information is here. (or you could split it up and have just the stuff that changes in one place or the other...)

That way, if they ever do change the limitation, all you have to do is copy and paste it back...
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JayVeeDees wrote: there is a error when I try to add more letters than 4700, it says that I have over 5000 letters, but I don't -.-!! So it doesn't let me edit it <.<

But main point... Raise it to 10000 Letters xD
You could create a separate page in your profile area (if limitations exist on creating pages, they are much larger than 5000 characters) and call it "About Me", just as you have done with this "sup u, yes u, awesome person" page here /user/JayVeeDees/pages and then in your actual "About Me" section, provide the link to that page that says something on the order of: Due to space limitations, my full "About Me" information is here. (or you could split it up and have just the stuff that changes in one place or the other...)

That way, if they ever do change the limitation, all you have to do is copy and paste it back...


Yeah I could do that....But to look at this from another perspective... If you are randomly browsing profiles on Crunchyroll, are you going to read my "about me" and then enter the "pages" area to continue reading it? -.- I would actually be surprised if they did that instead of just scrolling down and looking at the about me and then leaving.

I guess if you think about the reason for "about me" is to be a short explanation of who you are, well, I might be kinda misusing that fact, by not only having a brief explanation of who I am, but also what kind of person I am, likes, dislikes, all of it and to put it all together takes a lot of space T_T

So if I were to go to the pages area and create a new "about me" that would just be meaningless to the whole principle of the other about me -.-

It isn't that I dislike the Pages area, I am actually planning on making some pages there in the near future, but I don't see it being as popular to look at than the "About me" section
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