Kind lady rides to the rescue of frustrated commenters
Hard-working washingtonpost.com producer Erica Pytlovany, henceforth known as the godmother of this blog, has blessed us again, this time with a new way to keep excessively wordy commenters (like your blogger) under some useful restraint. When you next feel driven to inquire just how long I have been this demented, you will find under the comment box a little meter that tells you how close you are to the limit of 3,000 characters.
I know. I too would like our comments to be totally free of such limits. But apparently that might cause, because of the incredible erudition of Class Struggle readers, a collapse of this wing of the washingtonpost.com castle. We don't want that.
You recall that the godmother helped us before. She asks that we return the favor by letting her know, via a comment on the blog, whether this new 3,000-character system is a problem for you, or if you are encountering other barriers to free expression of your well-considered views.
Anyway, thanks to Erica. With leaders like her, I am sure the Internet will grow even more beneficial to our species and our planet.
| June 24, 2010; 6:15 PM ET
Categories: Jay on the Web | Tags: 000 character limit on comments, 3, Erica Pytlovany saves our blog, brevity is divine.
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