I am not thrilled about the new format’s size limit on posts, as once a debate really gets going, responses can get long. I can live with it though, since I can just break up replies into multiple posts.
But what really boils my blood is the what happens when you use the preview feature to see if you have exceeded the size limit (you can’t always trust the character counter, because if you paste in paragraphs, it doesn’t update the remaining characters, so you won’t know how much space you have left until you preview). I have discovered that if your post exceeds the permitted size, and you see a negative number in the character counter, indicating you have posted too much, when you try to trim some of what you wrote away by highlighting a portion of the text and hitting the delete button, EVERYTHING you wrote gets deleted.
This is infuriating, and it really needs to be fixed.