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#10468 - 11/30/00 05:20 AM Re: The Final Word?  
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>Is there some reason we shouldn't use more than 250 characters? I'm sure this particular barrier has been breached here on more than one occasion.

Bingley,
Wow was referring to the bio on her profile, which does appear to be limited to 250 characters.

In "normal" postings, shanks has gone way over 250 words. And that was just the opening sentence!


#10469 - 11/30/00 05:35 AM Re: The Final Word?  
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In "normal" postings, shanks has gone way over 250 words. And that was just the opening sentence!


Now, now, don't sell our shanks short! His opening sentences tend to exceed 250 clauses! (Salaam, Ravi Sahib)


#10470 - 11/30/00 10:00 AM Malaikum Salaam  
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And may the blessings of Allah be upon you, your four wives, your two sons and one daughter by your first former wide, your three daughters, one son and three grandchildren by your second former wife, your two daughters, three granddaughters and two grandsons by your first cureent wife, your camels, your oil wells and...

Ah- 250 clauses is too easy. Give me a challenge now!


#10471 - 11/30/00 02:21 PM Re: The Final Word?  
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whangdoodles or whigmaleeries

Hey! Get thee to Meaningless Words with these, tsuwm, and flaunt them with pride!







#10472 - 11/30/00 07:58 PM Re: The Final Word?  
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>I used AHIP because I ran over 250 characters.

I wondered why I was feeling a bit run down. Must have been among those 250 AWADers (er characters.)



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#10473 - 12/01/00 07:41 AM Re: Malaikum Salaam  
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And may the blessings of Allah be upon you, your four wives, your two sons and one daughter by your first former wide, your three daughters, one son and three grandchildren by your second former wife, your two daughters, three granddaughters and two grandsons by your first cureent wife, your camels, your oil wells and...


Sorry shanks, that's still only one clause (maybe heading for 250 phrases but that's another matter).

Bingley



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#10474 - 12/04/00 04:03 AM Re: Malaikum Salaam  
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I think shanks is working himself up to post, in a few short weeks' time, the granddaddy of all clauses...

...the Santa Claus.


#10475 - 12/04/00 07:15 AM Re: The Final Word?  
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While I'm not sure of this (in this instance), the 250-character limit (usually 255) is because that is the size of a standard text field for most programming languages. Since most of this website will be built using VBScript or Javascript, it's likely that whoever put it together cut a few corners ... or chose to save space.



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