Okay, it's official: I really hate Mastodon's post-length limit. No other social network software has it. Why do we? ...except for being more like Twitspace, which doesn't really seem like a laudable goal tee-bee-queue-aitch. #SoftwareGripe
tusky (android client) now says i have char limit of 123456
i think (writing) limits helpful
editing can be beneficial (both for readers and writers)
my experience is that many have exalted notions of self-importance which trump other concerns, including clear communication and concern for the reader and their time
also, there are other venues for longer texts.
short (sharp) texts have value too
@woozle @js0000 I just wanted to add that with a no-character-limit, there is nothing to prevent someone from making short posts if that's what they want to do... but with a character-limit, you can't choose to write a long one if that's what you want to do. It just seems more flexible all around.
It's like bringing a jacket when you're not sure what the weather will be doing... you can always take off a jacket if you end up too warm... but if you get cold, you can't put on a jacket you don't have.
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