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  • #91008
    John D Salt
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    A question for the Editor, which I am putting here because other people might want to know the answer —

    Is there a maximum length limit for forum postings?

    I ask because I have been trying and failing to post a reply on the “Fireteam” thread in the WWII forum. The combined effects of painkillers, insomnia and my perpetual battle against concision of expression mean that the posting came in an 1670 words, which would be too short for an A level essay, but might be too long for a forum posting.

    Subsidiary question — if there is a length limit, what is it?

    All the best,

    John.

    #91010
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Not aware of any length restrictions, what happens when you hit submit, is there any error message?

    #91016
    John D Salt
    Participant

    The error mesage is:

    “ERROR: Your reply cannot be created at this time.”

    …which serves the dual purpose of giving me no information on what’s gone wrong, and annoying me by saying “at this time” instead of “now”.

    Yours in a pother of frustrated prolixity,

    John.

    #91017
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Ah, that is normally a spam issue due to some content in the post being flagged up…
    Do you want to e-mail me the message and I will see if I can find the culprit word(s) ?

    #91026
    John D Salt
    Participant

    I’m guessing it’s the link to

    https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1025&context=dodmilintel

    that’s causing the problem.

    [EDIT: Obviously not.]

    All the best,

    John.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by John D Salt. Reason: Obviously not
    #91043
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I found the error.
    The spam settings have many iffy words in there, one of them being “cialis” which is a dodgy drug.
    I get a lot of people using that as an e-mail address so I banned that word.
    However…

    The word that was stopping your post was specialist.   Or as the forum reads it specialist.

    I have removed cialis from the list.

    #91060
    John D Salt
    Participant

    The error message has gone away, but I still can’t post it.

    All the best,

    John.

    #91044
    John D Salt
    Participant

    Tee hee!

    Can you specify blanks at either end of the naughty word? Then you could filter out ” cialis “, but allow specialist, socialist, provinicalist and multiracialism, unless those are considered naughty for some other reason.

    All the best,

    John.

    #91066
    Mike
    Keymaster

    The error message has gone away, but I still can’t post it. All the best, John.

    All done, sorry.
    There are 2 spam filter processes, one is a straight up you can’t even post it, the other is where the post is allowed but goes pending and awaits for a mod to approve it.
    I forget to remove it from the pending list, in my defence I was cooking dinner and got flustered.
    Sorry again..

    #91086
    Don Glewwe
    Participant

    was cooking dinner

    Yeah, living can get in the way of all sorts of stuff.

    https://brawlfactory.net/

    #91134
    John D Salt
    Participant

    Absolutely no need to apologise, Mike. Having seen the horrific glurge splattered all over the site a couple of nights ago, I can only commend you on your efforts to keep the place neat and spamless.

    And Mr. Picky is always prepared to make way for dinner.

    All the best,

    John.

    #91954
    Etranger
    Participant

    Tee hee!

    Can you specify blanks at either end of the naughty word? Then you could filter out ” cialis “, but allow specialist, socialist, provinicalist and multiracialism, unless those are considered naughty for some other reason.

    All the best,

    John.

    C i a l i s is meant to prevent the shooting of blanks!

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