Closed Bug 612052 Opened 9 years ago Closed 9 years ago

Take out the punishment of reaching 0 in our submission forms


(Input :: General, defect, P2)



(Not tracked)



(Reporter: aakashd, Assigned: ryansnyder)




Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to
2. Type in all 140 characters
3. Try to type more.

Actual Results:
A user can't add anymore text.

Expected Results:
The initial requirements were wrong, as right now, Input offers feedback at 140 characters as punishment by not allowing a user to type more. We shouldn't break their stream of consciousness. So, we should instead offer a piece of negative reinforcement by having the text counter show negative numbers that are away from the 0 and allow them to extend out their feedback as far as they want. This way they won't break their stream of consciousness, but should be told that we won't allow them to submit their feedback until it's at zero.

Another idea, if it's possible, is to disable the submit button until the text counter reads >= 0.
Ryan, is this something you can look at after Thanksgiving, along with bug 610799?
Assignee: nobody → ryan
Changed the text input field to a text area field.  Changed height to be the equivalent of 2 lines.  Allows user to submit still, but chides them if they submit a comment great than the max characters allowed.


Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Blocks: 616325
Component: Input → General
Product: Webtools → Input
Adding back in-testsuite flag that was mistakenly removed.
Flags: in-testsuite?
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