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Should I worry about this?[edit]

Archived from the en:Pub:

This has probably already been brought up, but I'm new here and I can't find any info on it so...

You know when you edit pages and it says "WARNING: This page is ?? kilobytes long; some browsers may have problems editing pages approaching or longer than 32kb. Please consider breaking the page into smaller sections." Well, I see this on almost every article with sufficent content, including stars, but I don't see anyone bringing it up. Is this something I should just ignore? PerryPlanet 13:52, 3 January 2007 (EST)

Yes, you should ignore it. Evan, could you up the limit to 100k or so? Jpatokal 21:49, 3 January 2007 (EST)
Could you add a request on shared:Technical requests? --Evan 01:23, 4 January 2007 (EST)
The warning is silly, and I would suspect it should not be difficult to remove. --Peter Talk 22:57, 29 August 2007 (EDT)
Still suspecting... --Peter Talk 16:31, 25 March 2008 (EDT)

Just changing the value or removing it from the code is pretty easy. It just makes other things harder. We already have a handful of changes to the MW core that make upgrading a chore (every change we make needs to get merged into each new version of the code) and I'm reluctant to add to the list unless its something that's really critical. If we just want to remove the text we can edit the message into something that won't display (MW doesn't allow truly blank messages, but some simple html will suffice). I've implemented this on review and if that works then I can roll it out. If we really need to bump the warning size up then I'll see if there is a clever way to manage the upgrade issues. KevinSours 14:25, 21 August 2008 (EDT)

A blank warning sounds like a good fix. --Peter Talk 16:34, 21 August 2008 (EDT)
I suggest to disable this warning too. -- Sergey kudryavtsev 02:27, 22 August 2008 (EDT)
I tried implementing this on :en but for whatever reason it was continually blocked by the spam filter when I tried to insert the html you used on review. I'm not html savvy, but throw us some new crap to try, I think this is a good work around, we'll just need to edit Mediawiki:Longpagewarning on each language version that cares – cacahuate talk 02:41, 22 August 2008 (EDT)
I tried something new on :en (<span></span>) not quite as nice but it seems to get by the spam filter. KevinSours 17:58, 22 August 2008 (EDT)
Looks good to me! Should we call this closed and allow language version admins to implement the same change as desired across versions? --Peter Talk 18:54, 22 August 2008 (EDT)



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