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Allowing longer posts in PHPBB

How to increase the length of postings

     

zgb999

12:12 pm on Sep 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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There seems to be a limit in PHPBB and longer posts are not allowed. Anybody knows where to increase this limit?

futuresky

3:10 pm on Sep 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm talking with only partly checking but I think it's a limit of the database "text" column-type maximum length. Check out mysql column types (if you're using mysql). I think the next step upwards would be changing the column type of the posts_text.post_text column to some kind of blob. Not sure how advisable this is though (ie whether it would cause slowness).

jatar_k

3:26 pm on Sep 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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how big are you thinking zgb999?

zgb999

4:53 pm on Sep 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thank you so much for your help!

I was thinking a limit of maybe 7500 caracters would be enough. Right now the limit is lower.

jatar_k

3:07 pm on Sep 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator jatar_k is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



well the column for storing the post_text is a TEXT field and allows up to 65,535 (216 1) characters so it isn't limited to the database.

I don't see a setting in the admin configuration for post size.

It may be in code somewhere, not really sure.

 

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