@drequivalent @bleakgrey It's not some reason, I've stated it multiple times: I don't think the basic UX should be different between instances, so people can choose based on community and policies rather than who has the best features. At the same time, I don't think that anything above 500 characters should still be considered a microblog, you're better off writing an article and linking to it. Why even have a limit if everyone's gonna change it? Think about the people who're going to read it.
> Think about the people who're going to read it.
That's exactly what I do. I've heard enough of complaints about my multipart posts when I explain something complex, that I had to raise the limit.
Besides, long form posts will be on the Fediverse whether @Gargron likes it or not, and Mastodon'd better prepare and correct the UI around this cold hard fact of life.
@bleakgrey I made an #Gentoo ebuild, if anyone is interested: https://schlomp.space/tastytea/overlay/src/branch/master/net-misc/tootle/tootle-0.1.3-r4.ebuild
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