Well that’s annoying. I’ve just finished a writing a rather large post with barely any formatting involved only to find out that the post is too large for me to publish. It’s well known that Opera Mini has an artificial text limit of 5,500 odd characters per text box (meaning that I make all of my posts 11,000 characters or less) and this has held me back more than once from really attacking a subject in the amount of detail I’d like to. It doesn’t happen often as I’m way too lazy to write posts that large every single day, but when I do feel inspired then have to cut my posts down so that they fit in the limited space it really gets to me.
It’s not just through Opera Mini that I’m having problems either. All the other mobile browsers I’ve tried, including the mighty Opera Mobile, just can’t handle a post of this magnitude, meaning I’ll have to wait until my PC is online later this month before I post it. As it happens we have a game due out around then too so it’ll be good to have something meaty to post before I cut down to take part in my other large hobby. The post is actually about video games, specifically the proposed introduction of more fluid cinematic systems to take the place of a long over used game mechanic and examples of how these systems can be used to create a unique playing experience for each user. Yeah, it’s actually a lot more interesting to read than it is to read about.
I even cut the post down a load (saving it in it’s cut down form like a fool) but it was still too big to post at 13,000 characters, even when I cut it in half using the Post Intro and Post text fields on the publishing form. What’s annoyed me most about this is that I put the post together in one sitting, with no need for breaks, with everything flowing straight from my brain to my thumb as I typed. Even written as a rough post like that I was impressed enough with it so I grabbed some decent images and got ready to post it and read the feedback I got. I really hate it when this happens, but at least it wont be happening for much longer. Once our PC is online I’ll be able to just use that to put my larger posts up, and run my phone on Wi-Fi for most other things.