20090217

Problem ID: 8333992797528899465
Entered by: Pradeep Soundararajan
Is there a problem here?  

Twittering thing about Twitter




The questions that I ask are:

  • Is -119860 more than 140?
  • Is there a problem here?
  • Should the user be allowed to type so much?
  • If yes, could the information be conveyed in a way that might appear to be better than this one?
  • What would you suggest to be displayed in the error message?

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5 Comments:

February 20, 2009 at 8:23 AM  
Comment ID: 8237704921316048748
Written by: KC

i tried entering only spaces until the counter became "0". on click on update, nothing happened - nothing got posted, no error got raised. was there a problem there?

February 24, 2009 at 9:18 AM  
Comment ID: 6576563679597326158
Written by: Pradeep Soundararajan

@KC,

Interesting, can you send us a video record of something like that?

February 24, 2009 at 11:43 PM  
Comment ID: 5493826647244319206
Written by: Michael

What's interesting to me about this is that number that appears to the right of "What are you doing?" is -119860 (which is -120000 + 140), but the edit field shows 10,000 characters, and the insertion point appears to be at the end of it.

---Michael B.

February 25, 2009 at 12:18 AM  
Comment ID: 7393665884905056709
Written by: Ben Simo

Michael,

Yes, very interesting. I was able to paste over a million characters into the edit box - both at about 15000 at a time and all at once. The software may take more but my computer slowed to a crawl due to memory paging. I find it even stranger that Firefox needed over a gigabyte of virtual memory more to store that 1 million characters than it used before I pasted them into the edit box.

See screen capture here.

February 25, 2009 at 12:20 AM  
Comment ID: 5504644484466046958
Written by: Ben Simo

Something didn't go right with that screen capture. Here it is!

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