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Don't limit characters in a threaded comment to 1,000

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Often times a user wants to quote something or several things that appear in an answer (each quote could be about 500 characters long).

It can be somewhat frustrating to make several threaded comments to quote several things (at least under the current mechanics).

The fear of users injecting links deep into a "large" threaded comment could be treated by making such links of the nofollow type and/or by automatic flagging for checking such comments.

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There is already enough abuse of comments (2 comments)

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Two staff had talked about it earlier.

I didn't mean to suggest increasing the limit. If you type 500 characters as text, it's a certain size that people have grown used to. With code blocks, a comment could plausibly be 2-3 times as tall. is that a problem or is that ok? The typical case of a few lines of code seems reasonable to me, but what if it's 20 very short lines? 50 lines of APL one or two characters per line? Should we have any limits and, if so, what? I'm not saying we should; I'm asking what folks want. ~ Thread comment

If we don't restrict the body than it will encourage people to write comments rather than answering (It was said by another staff but I believe his texts wasn't like this even I forgot where he had messaged so I can't find it now)

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Thanks, I am skeptical towards the claim that it will encourage people to write comments rather than ... (4 comments)

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