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Chat Room Welcome Message Length

Posted: 25 Mar 2017, 18:18
by BritishNaturism
arrowchat_chatrooms_rooms > welcome_message is set at VARCHAR 191 - which seems an odd figure. Is there any reason this can't be increased to 255 please.

Re: Chat Room Welcome Message Length

Posted: 25 Mar 2017, 20:28
by Jason
191 is the new standard for utf8mb4.

Re: Chat Room Welcome Message Length

Posted: 26 Mar 2017, 11:16
by BritishNaturism
Okay - leant something new! Thanks :)

Re: Chat Room Welcome Message Length

Posted: 08 Sep 2017, 10:39
by Trevorhawes
https://mathiasbynens.be/notes/mysql-utf8mb4

Here is a very informative article on the subject of why it is needed.

Re: Chat Room Welcome Message Length

Posted: 06 Aug 2019, 06:01
by lsgdominic
Hi

We had the same request: A higher number of char's.

Still interested in more text? We have a workaround:

Use HTML and an image. The image contains a lot more text, and is shown correctly when someone arrives in the chat room.

Eg, one of our settings:
<p><img src="https://www.domainname.ext/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/chatroomname.png" alt="" width="300" height="367" /></p> More info at www.domainname.ext/how-to-use-chat


Version: 2.2

Name of the option in the chat room configuration: Welcome message
The description says:
This message will display each time a user enters this chat room. This also accepts links and HTML, and it can be left blank

Note: While looking back to the config at my site, I see the stored value:
<p><img src=
The https and the following char's aren't shown.

When looking into the database via phpMyAdmin, the value is stored correctly.
When entering the chat room, the image on the URL I've set, it's displayed well.

So it seems the Admin Panel doesn't show correctly the complete value for some unknown reason. (a bug?)