Does anyone know if there's a Mastodon API to get the instance character count?
@JPEG no such a thing
@JPEG since it isn’t technically configurable outside of editing the source, it isn’t exposed in the API.
@axiixc Thanks for letting me know!
@JPEG iirc, the official APIs don’t have it, but forks and what-not have max_toot_chars. I had a similar issue and decided to use a setting to turn off the char limit
@alicerunsonfedora Thanks for the heads up! This is a great idea.
@jwkicklighter I use help/secondary text and post a warning on the composer when the limit is turned off. See this PR for details: https://github.com/hyperspacedev/hyperspace/pull/126
@alicerunsonfedora clarification: I don't think there anything wrong with a toggle or setting. I was just clarifying that a "toggle on/off" and a "set the limit to X" would both suffer the same usability concerns. Your solution is certainly a good one
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