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David K31/12/2018 11:48:19
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I keep getting a message saying my posts have too many characters and I should split into two posts. What puzzles me is I see other posts from members with far more characters than I have been allowed. Is this because I am a new member?

SillyOldDuffer31/12/2018 14:05:31
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Probably not because you're a new member. I sometimes get the message because photographs count as 'characters' as well as text.

I notice some of your posts link pictures hosted on This method may consume more characters than hosting the same photo in a forum album. (Or the forum editor thinks it might!)

Another possibility is writing text in a Word Processor and then pasting it into the forum editor. If you use a different font, I think this can transfer a bulky font specification as well as what you typed, creating a giant post most of which is invisible! Formatting also increases the character count.


JasonB31/12/2018 16:26:38
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You said that you were copy and pasting the engine posts from another site, probably picking up a load of unwanted stuff from there. Nothing to do with being a new member.

EDIT, Just looked at one of the engine posts and there is indeed a whole load of stuff carried over that is not needed.

Edited By JasonB on 31/12/2018 16:28:15

David K31/12/2018 16:38:30
242 forum posts
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Ah ok , thanks

Bazyle31/12/2018 17:31:36
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larry phelan 101/01/2019 12:58:41
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Or summa like that !!

Jon Lawes01/01/2019 13:00:23
370 forum posts

I'm sure this wouldn't apply to your posts, but usually a long post from one person is skipped past unless its really gripped me...

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