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Message 1885480 - Posted: 23 Aug 2017, 0:52:06 UTC

Let's discuss the political issue of stretching the screen and making the politics forum look like "The Last Person to Post Here Wins" as in the SETI Cafe.
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Message 1885494 - Posted: 23 Aug 2017, 2:00:30 UTC

It's called "Little Man's Syndrome". ;-)

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Message 1885510 - Posted: 23 Aug 2017, 4:05:51 UTC - in response to Message 1885480.  

You have another 80+ characters to go in your tweet. IIRC it can be 254 long as it's a unix string and those a null terminated.
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Message 1885513 - Posted: 23 Aug 2017, 4:16:12 UTC - in response to Message 1885510.  

You have another 80+ characters to go in your tweet. IIRC it can be 254 long as it's a unix string and those a null terminated.


Funny story: as I created this, one such questionable thread title greatly expanded and then contracted shortly after this thread went live.
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Message 1885543 - Posted: 23 Aug 2017, 8:27:56 UTC

With all the "cosmetic surgery" done on the site, one would think it a simple matter to put a character limit in place.
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Message 1885574 - Posted: 23 Aug 2017, 13:34:56 UTC - in response to Message 1885543.  

With all the "cosmetic surgery" done on the site, one would think it a simple matter to put a character limit in place.


Would that violate the First Amendment?
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Message 1885576 - Posted: 23 Aug 2017, 13:40:03 UTC - in response to Message 1885574.  

With all the "cosmetic surgery" done on the site, one would think it a simple matter to put a character limit in place.


Would that violate the First Amendment?
If it does then a lot of American websites have already violated by having character limits.
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Message 1885579 - Posted: 23 Aug 2017, 13:48:04 UTC - in response to Message 1885576.  

With all the "cosmetic surgery" done on the site, one would think it a simple matter to put a character limit in place.


Would that violate the First Amendment?
If it does then a lot of American websites have already violated by having character limits.


Darn it! YAP is going to be so upset about his Tweeter account. He'll have to break up his twits.
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Message 1886736 - Posted: 29 Aug 2017, 4:18:23 UTC
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Kaput?
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Message 1886802 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 4:00:24 UTC - in response to Message 1886736.  
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Kaput?


If Ozz's thread https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=81817 can't withstand arguing and getting locked, things here are just about finished.

Whatever occurs, keep on crunching.

[EDIT]Not a prediction of what admins/mods, will do. A prediction of dwindling participation in conversation.
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Message 1886806 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 4:36:55 UTC - in response to Message 1886802.  

Kaput?


If Ozz's thread https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=81817 can't withstand arguing and getting locked, things here are just about finished.

Whatever occurs, keep on crunching.

[EDIT]Not a prediction of what admins/mods, will do. A prediction of dwindling participation in conversation.

Your forecast is late for this slow motion train wreck...
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Message 1886814 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 5:39:39 UTC - in response to Message 1886802.  

Kaput?


If Ozz's thread https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=81817 can't withstand arguing and getting locked, things here are just about finished.

Whatever occurs, keep on crunching.

[EDIT]Not a prediction of what admins/mods, will do. A prediction of dwindling participation in conversation.

Seems there are some who can only repeat taking points ad nauseam. They have no understanding of any idea behind them, no reason for them, or any ability to discuss them. Everything but them is evil left/right filth to be hated. Difference is hate.
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Message 1886830 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 13:26:34 UTC - in response to Message 1886806.  

Kaput?


If Ozz's thread https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=81817 can't withstand arguing and getting locked, things here are just about finished.

Whatever occurs, keep on crunching.

[EDIT]Not a prediction of what admins/mods, will do. A prediction of dwindling participation in conversation.

Your forecast is late for this slow motion train wreck...


I've been around here 11-12 years. I know the history. I predict the small amount left will become far smaller still and virtually no new participants.
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