[Pidgin] #14675: "Message Too Large" response behavior is user hostile

Pidgin trac at pidgin.im
Sun Oct 16 18:33:42 EDT 2011

#14675: "Message Too Large" response behavior is user hostile
 Reporter:  Trinker       |     Owner:  rekkanoryo
     Type:  defect        |    Status:  new       
Component:  unclassified  |   Version:  2.6.6     
 Keywords:                |  
 On attempt to enter a too-large message (using YIM), Pidgin simply returns
 a time-stamped message such as:

 (03:17:05 PM) Unable to send message: The message is too large.

 At that point the attempted message is hidden from user view.  (I only
 discovered after dealing with some frustration that ctrl-up would reveal
 the cached text, and previously had believed that it was permanently

 The interface should do two things.
 1) if possible, the maximum message length should be obvious. (A counter
 showing remaining characters would be especially nice.)
 2) More importantly, it should either be obvious and easy to find the
 ctrl-up solution, or the too-long text should not disappear

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/14675>
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