Is it possible to limit the number of characters in comment fields?

We had a user paste 1MB worth of data into a comment field, thus preventing the issue from being accessible due to timeouts. We had to bypass our load balancer and hit the server directly to access the comment, and then delete it.

To prevent this from happening ever again, is there a way to restrict the number of characters in a comment?

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David Simpson Community Champion Mar 18, 2014

You could write a plugin that uses something like Limit to limit the number of characters.

Alternatively, you could inject some JavaScript into the Announcements Banner which links to that jQuery plugin. You may need to call it on ajaxComplete to ensure all bases are covered.

thank you very much!

David Simpson Community Champion Mar 19, 2014

No problem. I'm glad that this is enough of a hint ;)

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