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Increase Mastodon 4.0.2 max post character count to 5000
diff --git a/app/javascript/mastodon/features/compose/components/compose_form.js b/app/javascript/mastodon/features/compose/components/compose_form.js
index 6a65f44da..b1e364451 100644
--- a/app/javascript/mastodon/features/compose/components/compose_form.js
+++ b/app/javascript/mastodon/features/compose/components/compose_form.js
@@ -90,7 +90,7 @@ class ComposeForm extends ImmutablePureComponent {
const fulltext = this.getFulltextForCharacterCounting();
const isOnlyWhitespace = fulltext.length !== 0 && fulltext.trim().length === 0;
- return !(isSubmitting || isUploading || isChangingUpload || length(fulltext) > 500 || (isOnlyWhitespace && !anyMedia));
+ return !(isSubmitting || isUploading || isChangingUpload || length(fulltext) > 5000 || (isOnlyWhitespace && !anyMedia));
}
handleSubmit = (e) => {
@@ -277,7 +277,7 @@ class ComposeForm extends ImmutablePureComponent {
</div>
<div className='character-counter__wrapper'>
- <CharacterCounter max={500} text={this.getFulltextForCharacterCounting()} />
+ <CharacterCounter max={5000} text={this.getFulltextForCharacterCounting()} />
</div>
</div>
diff --git a/app/validators/status_length_validator.rb b/app/validators/status_length_validator.rb
index e107912b7..a3cbe5123 100644
--- a/app/validators/status_length_validator.rb
+++ b/app/validators/status_length_validator.rb
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
# frozen_string_literal: true
class StatusLengthValidator < ActiveModel::Validator
- MAX_CHARS = 500
+ MAX_CHARS = 5000
URL_PLACEHOLDER_CHARS = 23
URL_PLACEHOLDER = 'x' * 23
@JanDeDobbeleer
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@chrissimpkins here's the updated patch for 4.1.0:

diff --git a/app/javascript/mastodon/features/compose/components/compose_form.js b/app/javascript/mastodon/features/compose/components/compose_form.js
index e641d59f4..9b6f84fa1 100644
--- a/app/javascript/mastodon/features/compose/components/compose_form.js
+++ b/app/javascript/mastodon/features/compose/components/compose_form.js
@@ -90,7 +90,7 @@ class ComposeForm extends ImmutablePureComponent {
     const fulltext = this.getFulltextForCharacterCounting();
     const isOnlyWhitespace = fulltext.length !== 0 && fulltext.trim().length === 0;

-    return !(isSubmitting || isUploading || isChangingUpload || length(fulltext) > 500 || (isOnlyWhitespace && !anyMedia));
+    return !(isSubmitting || isUploading || isChangingUpload || length(fulltext) > 5000 || (isOnlyWhitespace && !anyMedia));
   };

   handleSubmit = (e) => {
@@ -280,7 +280,7 @@ class ComposeForm extends ImmutablePureComponent {
           </div>

           <div className='character-counter__wrapper'>
-            <CharacterCounter max={500} text={this.getFulltextForCharacterCounting()} />
+            <CharacterCounter max={5000} text={this.getFulltextForCharacterCounting()} />
           </div>
         </div>

diff --git a/app/validators/status_length_validator.rb b/app/validators/status_length_validator.rb
index e107912b7..a3cbe5123 100644
--- a/app/validators/status_length_validator.rb
+++ b/app/validators/status_length_validator.rb
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
 # frozen_string_literal: true

 class StatusLengthValidator < ActiveModel::Validator
-  MAX_CHARS = 500
+  MAX_CHARS = 5000
   URL_PLACEHOLDER_CHARS = 23
   URL_PLACEHOLDER = 'x' * 23

@chrissimpkins
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and the updated patch for v4.2.1. Note that the compose_form.js file path changed to compose_form.jsx.

diff --git a/app/javascript/mastodon/features/compose/components/compose_form.jsx b/app/javascript/mastodon/features/compose/components/compose_form.jsx
index 9222b2dc8..962310a28 100644
--- a/app/javascript/mastodon/features/compose/components/compose_form.jsx
+++ b/app/javascript/mastodon/features/compose/components/compose_form.jsx
@@ -100,7 +100,7 @@ class ComposeForm extends ImmutablePureComponent {
     const fulltext = this.getFulltextForCharacterCounting();
     const isOnlyWhitespace = fulltext.length !== 0 && fulltext.trim().length === 0;

-    return !(isSubmitting || isUploading || isChangingUpload || length(fulltext) > 500 || (isOnlyWhitespace && !anyMedia));
+    return !(isSubmitting || isUploading || isChangingUpload || length(fulltext) > 5000 || (isOnlyWhitespace && !anyMedia));
   };

   handleSubmit = (e) => {
@@ -297,7 +297,7 @@ class ComposeForm extends ImmutablePureComponent {
             </div>

             <div className='character-counter__wrapper'>
-              <CharacterCounter max={500} text={this.getFulltextForCharacterCounting()} />
+              <CharacterCounter max={5000} text={this.getFulltextForCharacterCounting()} />
             </div>
           </div>
         </div>
diff --git a/app/validators/status_length_validator.rb b/app/validators/status_length_validator.rb
index dc841ded3..9cb1ec94b 100644
--- a/app/validators/status_length_validator.rb
+++ b/app/validators/status_length_validator.rb
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
 # frozen_string_literal: true

 class StatusLengthValidator < ActiveModel::Validator
-  MAX_CHARS = 500
+  MAX_CHARS = 5000
   URL_PLACEHOLDER_CHARS = 23
   URL_PLACEHOLDER = 'x' * 23

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