Post Reply 80 char limit in Profile Box
13951 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
40 / F / Washington, USA
Offline
Posted 2/11/15
I've been noticing with great envy that a lot of other people seem to have longer lists of anime and shows that they like than I was able to type into my field..

(this of course is not a big deal, but as I'm tying to make more friends I was trying to update my profile)

I noticed when I put my cursor in the 'Favorite Anime' box that under the box, in grey, is something that says '78/80 characters.'

None of the other boxes seem to have that happen.

So my question is.. is that supposed to be there?

Thank you for such an awesome site!!
One Punch Mod
85800 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F / Boston-ish
Offline
Posted 2/11/15

Strawflower wrote:

I've been noticing with great envy that a lot of other people seem to have longer lists of anime and shows that they like than I was able to type into my field..

(this of course is not a big deal, but as I'm tying to make more friends I was trying to update my profile)

I noticed when I put my cursor in the 'Favorite Anime' box that under the box, in grey, is something that says '78/80 characters.'

None of the other boxes seem to have that happen.

So my question is.. is that supposed to be there?

Thank you for such an awesome site!!


If the profiles you are seeing long lists in are older accounts it might be that there didn't used to be a limit.

That limit has been 80 characters for as long as I've been here (probably first tried to put stuff on my profile in early 2012). It's a ridiculously small limit, but I"ve no idea if they have any plans to change it.
13951 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
40 / F / Washington, USA
Offline
Posted 2/11/15
Oh okay! No problem! Good to know!
4412 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 2/11/15 , edited 2/11/15
There seem to be a lot limits put in by some Fun Nazi. I've got many a website under my belt and in 2015, the long and short of it, there is no good reason to have this limit. CSS and javaScript don't count as issues since it's someones job they get paid for to maintain or develop these things.

A detailed profile isn't that important to me, but it's gotta feel like an unwarranted kick in the nuts to someone who enjoys all the social features of CR.
79737 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
49 / M / KC
Offline
Posted 2/12/15
It's likely a database schema choice that nobody has bothered to change or look into. Still, who know what legacy code lurks within CR? Easy changes often aren't.
4412 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 2/12/15
Either way It wound't hurt to get some kind of official response on this sort of thing.
5972 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
47 / M / Prince George, Br...
Online
Posted 2/15/15
I must agree that given that seemingly all the other fields have unlimited space, it seems crazy that a site dedicated (to a large part) to anime, limits the number of anime you can list to perhaps a half dozen (to fit the 80 characters), yet lets you list thousands of TV shows or books.

I guess a workaround would be to simply in point in the favorite anime box, just put a note directing people to look in your favorite Drama box, where you could put unlimited titles. In fact I think I am going to do that right now.
You must be logged in to post.