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Should we show length of character for each "things"?

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Usually, maximum length of post body is 30,000 characters. And, maximum length of post title is 250 characters. Reported here. Length of thread title is also 250 characters. I was thinking, "Should we show character count like comment body does?". It may makes the UI little bit messy. Most of title never goes more than 100 characters. But, title length touch up to 200 characters in Math. Post body can reach up to 20,000 characters. But, some Software Development posts reaches more than 30,000 characters. Currently, we are returning error message if post body goes more than 30,000 characters. So, I don't think we should show character length also. Currently, Post title and thread title don't return an error. But, I don't think we should show character length. I want everyone's opinion.

I think the limit should be increased in Codidact Math. ~ from the answer

But, actually I noticed that limit of title in SE sites is 150. In Math SE, I had reached 160 once then, I had removed some context. While limit of title in SE is 150 than, why should we increase the length(more than 150)?

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You will now see a length indicator for post titles, post bodies, and thread titles when you're approaching the limit. (I'm not real sure from reading the code, but I think it shows up when you get to 75% of the limit.) We chose this approach, as opposed to showing and updating the count with every keystroke, to strike a good balance between UI distractions and wasted effort (when you submit and find out your text is way too long).

I realize that we show the count all the time for comments, so only showing it near the end is inconsistent with that. I"m not sure whether we should apply this change to comments too, or always show the limit for short fields (titles yes, bodies no), or always show it everywhere.

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Yes, we should show the length of characters for each thing.

Yes, I agree. We should show the length of characters for each thing. Showing the length of characters will help notify the writer if they are too close to the end of length, which can help them reword or edit their post before they post it and get unhelpful red error telling them that their post exceed the length of characters. Feature like this will be definitely helpful.

Every community should have it's own configuration.

Length varies from community to community. Every community should have its own configuration.

After getting a look at Codidact Math, as Istiak mentioned, math questions title are getting long, so I think the limit should be increased in Codidact Math. In Codidact Software Development, I think question titles should be some what deceased since there is no title will increase 200 characters otherwise the title is super super long and it should be edited to something more helpful in my opnion. there is many other cases for decreasing Or increasing the limit. so, every community should have it's own configuration.

That is all. This was my opnion.

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