#284 max # of topic filters too low

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2003-07-15
2003-05-18
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Message from Rob Malda
Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 08:56:54 -0400
Subject: Re: subscription impediment
Cc: pater@slashdot.org

Reasonable suggestions. Notes:

1. Increasing Max # of filters - the filter was originally the
limit of varchars in a field on MySQL. This may have
since been liftted and could be revisited....

On Saturday, May 17, 2003, at 08:33 PM, James
Salsman wrote:

> Dear Rob and Pater:
>
> Regarding the message "Too many options
> The maximum number of selections is 17. You
selected too many."
> On: http://slashdot.org/users.pl
> when trying to exclude topics. There are about 17
Games topics
> alone. I love games, but I only rarely read games
news.
>
> There are now more than 100 topics in all. Please do
not send
> the message that 85% of the topics are so good that
nobody would
> ever want to unsubscribe from them. Is there any way
to increase
> the number of possible exclusions to one less than
the number of
> topics? I trust that would be easy.
>
> I hoped, when I subscribed, that I would be able to
avoid this
> error message. I am sure others feel the same.

Discussion

  • James Salsman

    James Salsman - 2003-05-18
    • priority: 5 --> 6
     
  • Rob Malda

    Rob Malda - 2003-05-19
    • assigned_to: nobody --> jamiemccarthy
    • priority: 6 --> 3
     
  • Rob Malda

    Rob Malda - 2003-05-19

    Logged In: YES
    user_id=288856

    This is a potential subscriber plum. Essentially, upping
    the number of topics/sections/authors that can be filtered.
    Seems simple enough provided mySQL can handle larger varchars.

     
  • Jamie McCarthy

    Jamie McCarthy - 2003-05-23
    • assigned_to: jamiemccarthy --> cowboyneal
     
  • Jamie McCarthy

    Jamie McCarthy - 2003-05-23

    Logged In: YES
    user_id=3889

    I guess bump the column type in the DB up to TEXT or
    something. If this is to be a subscriber plum, then when
    truncating length, just pick the appropriate value based on
    $user->{is_subscriber}.

     
  • Rob Malda

    Rob Malda - 2003-07-08
    • assigned_to: cowboyneal --> tvroom
     
  • Tim Vroom

    Tim Vroom - 2003-07-11
    • priority: 3 --> 9
     
  • Tim Vroom

    Tim Vroom - 2003-07-15
    • assigned_to: tvroom --> cmdrtaco
    • status: open --> open-fixed
     
  • Rob Malda

    Rob Malda - 2003-07-15
    • status: open-fixed --> closed-fixed
     

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