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I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

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Unable to reply to certain threads

Take for example this thread. People are unable to reply to it because the RE: in the reply title pushes it over the character limit. Of course it is easily bypassed by removing it, but it still creates a hassle for users trying to post via quick reply who become confused as to why the forum is telling them they can't reply because of a title they didn't even include on their post. If possible, I'd recommend extending the character limit on replies by four characters while retaining the limit for new threads to accommodate for the added on RE: .

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RE: Unable to reply to certain threads

Or just extend it 4 characters for the whole forum...

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08-17-2012 06:20 AM
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RE: Unable to reply to certain threads

(08-17-2012 06:20 AM)Absentinsomniac Wrote:  Or just extend it 4 characters for the whole forum...

Which makes no difference, because if the limit is reached in the topic post then RE: will still push replies over the limit.

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Oh, derp. My b.

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RE: Unable to reply to certain threads

Hmm, that is stupid. Reply subjects are pretty useless anyway... I'll see if I can find a plugin to get rid of the little bastards completely.

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(08-17-2012 07:28 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Hmm, that is stupid. Reply subjects are pretty useless anyway... I'll see if I can find a plugin to get rid of the little bastards completely.
Word, thanks.

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RE: Unable to reply to certain threads

I managed to fix it on the Quick Reply (made it stop inputting the stupid "RE:"), but it's a template edit and probably won't affect all templates. It's just a quick fix for now though, in the next MyBB update we'll actually be able to edit the length limit (it's not an option now).

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