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Max comment length (6 posts)

  1. editor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello, is there a way to set up a maximum comment length? Recently I received a couple of VERY lengthy comments, that made my sidebar crashing (i.e. disappearing).
    Thanks for your help.

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Why is this crashing your sidebar ?
    I have seen sites with comments I would class as book chapters, so I would suggest it's a theme / plugin / changed code problem.

  3. editor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm using Semiologic 2.5.4. After those comments, the sidebar disapperared. I have removed those 2 comments, and the sidebar came back...I made a cut and paste of them on Word: a total of 56 pages, Verdana 10 points. Actually, something very similar to a book chapter...!

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It could be that the comment authors wrote their tomes in something like Word, and that the copy/paste has carried bad characters across - there will be nothing at all wrong with your theme / code.

    Try pasting their comments into notepad++ or another plain text-editor then saving them out, then pasting them as comments. If you have such verbose commenters now, it's important we discover how they can contribute without fear of breaking things.

  5. editor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I strongly hope it was a one-off situation!! Thanks, Podz, I will try what you have suggested.

  6. rgbman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I dont want take over this thread but I am curious how this would be possible.

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