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Filters: What is maximum number of characters allowed?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:19 pm
by KingFish
I've encountered problems with a couple of filters which seems to involve the use of too many characters.

What is the maximum number of characters which can be used for Newsbin's Subject/Filename (Both those saved, and those input in the search box), Rejected Posters, and Watch filters?

One example (with '*' used in place of profanity):

(amateur|amatuer|bangd|banged|beautiful|beauty|broke|cute|exploited|filmed|f****|f*****|hot|lovely|new|nice|nude|owned|poor|pretty|sexy|skint|tricked|young) SPACE INSERTED BETWEEN PARENTHESES
(babe|chick|coed|girl|hoe|lady|skank|slut|teen|teeen|whore) SPACE INSERTED BETWEEN PARENTHESES (abby|aimee|alicia|allie|amanda|amber|america|ana|andie|andrea|angel|angela|angelica|anna|arena|ashley|ashlynn|aspen|audrey|autumn|ava|bailybrooksbrandi|barbera|bella|blanca|bonnie|brianna|brit|carmen|casey|charity|charlie|chasey|chrissie|dahlia|danielle|deena|elle|fallon|giavonna|geena|ginger|hillary|irena|isabel|jessica|jewelz|joanie|kathy|kristie|lacey|leeann|leighann|lilith|lindsay|lynne|mackenzee|maryannbailey|michellea|nicole|page|paula|petra|raina|riley|sabree|salena|stephanie|sunny|taylor|tia|tiffanie|torrie|trina|xtina)

This example worked until I recently added some additional names to the third field. I don't remember how many more names I added but instead of testing further I thought I should first determine if there is a maximum number of characters which can be used.

A definitive answer, as well as any constructive thoughts, comments or suggestions, will be appreciated.

Thank you.

Re: Filters: What is maximum number of characters allowed?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:01 pm
by Quade
Hmm how about "I don't know". That's pretty definitive.

You list shouldn't really be pushing it though.

(BLA|GAH) (HOME|Cheese)

can be read

(BLA OR GAH) AND (HOME OR Cheese) The space is an implicit and.

I'll have to think about it.

Re: Filters: What is maximum number of characters allowed?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:26 pm
by KingFish
Thank you, but I've no doubt that you've more important matters to deal with.

I'll return to the drawing board to if I can figure it out on my own.

Thanks again.