8,000 is the limit, but i've seen at least for the META/ RMT where questions have reached that point.
So the request is a word counter next to the question/ answer box. Imagine we reached the limit and it is 2 words over. Then we can find a way to take 2 words away. But for now, it can be 1 word or 100 words over.
On a side note: why is there a limit? It's very annoying. Especially on the gyms post. Can it be 20,000?
And another note: Take out the character limit for chat.
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