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Major Headcase

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How much fits??
« on: 26 May 2020, 06:27:54 »
Quick question: I am posting a story in the Fan Fiction section; so far I'm adding story sections in individual  posts as I write them but they are getting hard to pick out amongst the comments and responses.
How much material can I add to the first post? My idea is to edit the first post with each new section of the story, but I dont know how long i can make that first post slot??
I'm unsure how best to organize the story as it grows so when it's much longer it's not an Easter egg hunt to find every section.
Any help would be appreciated.  :)

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Re: How much fits??
« Reply #1 on: 26 May 2020, 16:26:52 »
The current maximum post size is 32768 characters.  That includes formatting BBCode and white space as far as I'm aware as those are characters from a database storage standpoint.  Call it around 5k words in Word as a rough benchmark, although that's a very approximate figure estimated off on document I had handy and has no relation to the forum's internal calculations.

Given that limit, the best way to do this is I can think of in SMF as we have it configured here would be an index post that points to the other posts.  You can fit a lot of links into that space, and if you have to, you can break the index itself up into multiple posts with the first post pointing to the other indexes.

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Re: How much fits??
« Reply #2 on: 26 May 2020, 16:34:40 »
my box set intro post is less than 100 characters from maximum so that can serve as a benchmark