meta, character limits
I'm increasingly less convinced that character limits are even necessary. The masto frontend automatically does a cutaway for long posts, which I know isn't a universal feature, but detecting the number of characters in a post and at the very least replacing un-CW'd posts above a certain threshold with "[long post, click here to open]" seems like it *should* be trivial to implement.
Yes some people will use this to troll people, but they're probably going to be on instances I have blocked anyway. The vast majority of people I see on my timeline follow the etiquette of putting long posts behind a CW, and I feel like all having a character limit does is hamper communication and foster misunderstanding
I mean of course there has to be SOME limit so people can't just upload megabytes of text and fuck up the server. The pleroma default of 5000 characters is probably plenty
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