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Old 09-20-2009, 11:35 PM
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Default Re: VM text limit....

500-1000 if there's a change, but I don't get what you guys are b*tching about.
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:59 PM
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I'd like a 600 world limit. VMs are nice because they're public.
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:13 AM
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I'd like a 600 world limit. VMs are nice because they're public.
I agree. IF it is possible, VMs should be raised to 600 characters. VMs are public, short messages, but having to break a 375 character message into two VMs is annoying and wastes time. Cluttering up the PM box, and having to clear out those PMs takes time--and some of those messages I want saved, while some I don't.

As for AIM: not everyone likes it and not everyone has time to be jumping on and off it for one simple message.
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I agree. IF it is possible, VMs should be raised to 600 characters. VMs are public, short messages, but having to break a 375 character message into two VMs is annoying and wastes time. Cluttering up the PM box, and having to clear out those PMs takes time--and some of those messages I want saved, while some I don't.

As for AIM: not everyone likes it and not everyone has time to be jumping on and off it for one simple message.
There's a function that lets you save your PMs in a text file.
Try it, it actually works decently.
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:14 AM
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I'd like a 600 world limit. VMs are nice because they're public.
Well too bad. We only get one world. =3

Yeah. Actually, I'd like to see a higher VM word limit too. About 500 or something.

It gets irritating if you cut it down so much and it's like...310. ._.
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I agree with this, but 2000 is a bit excessive. 500-600 is ok.

And Angela, as good as the song is in your example, please tell me when you're going to send the lyrics of Paparazzi to someone. If it's really that long, and you know it's going to be that long, PMs are better. But if you just send something brief, and it ends up being 30# characters (even after removing all traces of punctuation... -_-), it just seems too short to be a PM...
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:52 AM
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Ok.. So here's the deal.. When I'm sending a VM, when we all send vm's we can't send over 300 letters in each VM...


And that is like really annoying.. Cant we take the text limit away from the VM's.. It's really annoying after you type something that you have to cut half of it and wait 15 seconds and put it in another VM....


So I'm suggesting that we either remove the limit.. Or make it one of them big numbers, like 2ooo....
2000 does seem excessive. Maybe 1000, like group discussion posts.

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Why? VMs are for short messages. You don't need to write a huge essay or anything. If you want to send a larger message, just do a PM. :/
Some short messages can exceed 300 characters. And "short" is subjective.

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If it gets full, empty it. Duh
I'm not sure you'd want to keep emptying your PM box...

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And I've said this so much lately, but if you find it taking too long to write a PM, I really do pity you.
You have? OK then, I'm one of them.

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VM = tweets
PM = longer messages.

Srsly, if your PM box gets filled so fast, then stop auto-saving your sent PMs. Should make it fill up less.
Less by how much? Even if it's by half, I don't think it's enough. If VMs were longer, it'd be by 90%. So it fills up 10% of its original rate.

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Let's test that theory. Check your page.
She faces that problem when she VMs others. Hmm. Maybe the fail limit's the reason why she doesn't VM. Just a theory though.

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If you talk that much, then use AIM.
Not everyone has it. -_-

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Go back and read DU's post. Pretty much everything about it is right.

If your little tweet is that long then wtf.
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VMing is for small, light, conversation. 300 is more than enough.
Like I said, it's all subjective.
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:21 PM
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To the people opposing increasing the limit: Is there really anything BAD that would come from raising the limit?
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To the people opposing increasing the limit: Is there really anything BAD that would come from raising the limit?
lol, I wanted to ask the same thing.

"Short" is indeed subjective, as Pikabeng pointed out. Most of the VMs I try to send either exceed the 300 character limit by 50~100 characters, and it's very annoying to have to delete important parts of a message due to some petty limit.

Nobody wants to write an essay. It's just that it is just too easy to go over the small limit of those messages, and while PMs are good for longer messages, I don't think it's really worth it unless you want to keep it secret. VMs are good because they're quick, easy to check and, why not, public. Sometimes half the fun of doing silly things is knowing somebody's watching.

That said, I don't think I really added anything useful to the discussion, but... Well, I want to know why people are agaisnt raising the limit (not to 2k chars, that'd be unreasonable, but 500 doesn't seem that much of a stretch to me)
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i think it needs to be increased
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:30 AM
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Apparently they're saying that it'd make the profile pages longer and make them need a longer time to load... -_-
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Old 09-23-2009, 11:24 AM
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Apparently they're saying that it'd make the profile pages longer and make them need a longer time to load... -_-
I'm sure people can wait an extra 2 seconds for the page to load. xD

Anyway, I don't see much of a negative side to this; I'm all for it.
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Old 09-23-2009, 12:40 PM
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Apparently they're saying that it'd make the profile pages longer and make them need a longer time to load... -_-
They can just reduce the number of VMs displayed per page.
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:29 AM
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I'm sure people can wait an extra 2 seconds for the page to load. xD

Anyway, I don't see much of a negative side to this; I'm all for it.
Looks like they can't. Or there's another reason. Maybe they see no positive benefits. Wait... that's impossible. Maybe thay just don't want change.

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They can just reduce the number of VMs displayed per page.
Then others will complain that more time is needed to load the extra pages that results. I'd rather wait for each page to load for a longer time.

Btw, I think there are older VMs with more than 300, maybe around 1000, characters. Can someone confirm it for me?
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To the people opposing increasing the limit: Is there really anything BAD that would come from raising the limit?
Or maybe it's simply just doing the numbers...

Extending the limit with say 200 characters multiplied with the sheer number of VMs sent on average per day would prolly result in enough characters to fill up a few full posts, daily. Most of those VMs are spammish. Basically, would we want to unnecessarily stress the server any more?
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