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Image caption field maximum length - misleading UX
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I've found that the "Add image caption" field has a given maximum length of 90 characters, but it's possibile to add descriptions longer than this limit (e.g. yesterday I added this caption which is 190 characters long.

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Nnvu created this task.Sep 3 2019, 11:35 AM
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The 90-character limit is merely a suggestion, and not a hard limit. There will surely be images that can't be adequately described in fewer than 90 characters.

Nnvu added a comment.Sep 3 2019, 6:49 PM

But what is the point in having that number displayed like that if it's not a limit but a suggestion? Moreover, there is nothing that tells the user that is a suggestion, and when the user uses more than 90 characters che field turns red.

Charlotte renamed this task from Image caption field maximum length broken to Image caption field maximum length - misleading UX.Sep 9 2019, 9:14 AM
Charlotte reopened this task as Open.
Charlotte edited projects, added UX-Debt; removed Android-app-Bugs.

As @Nnvu mentions, the user experience is misleading, giving the impression that the 90-character length is meant to be a hard limit rather than a suggestion. This is something @schoenbaechler can consider revising during our polish phase coming up.

Charlotte triaged this task as Normal priority.Sep 10 2019, 4:05 PM

Hey @MarkTraceur - is the server limit for caption length 250 characters or 250 bytes?