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11:46 AM
@Zanna I'm glad you liked it!
(Assuming you were referring to my answer you had mentioned earlier.)
It's my longest answer. I had to cut it down to fit the 30,000 character limit, which I haven't had to do before. In spite of my reputation for enormous answers that might be longer than necessary--which I suppose I deserve, my answers are long on average--I haven't posted any of the longest ones. Until now. (Some of those are >30,000 characters, but I think that's because HTML is bigger than Markdown.)
12:06 PM
That query has been very useful to me :)
@EliahKagan it's awesome! I still haven't finished reading it though XD
Oh that's not the query I was thinking of, obviously, I meant the one that checks the markdown length
I didn't know you had been thinking of any query. Is there a chat message I missed and accidentally seemed like I was responding to?
@Zanna Oh. Well I'll be interested to hear if you still think it's good even after you've gotten to the end, then! :)
Sorry, you linked to the longest answers query, but there is a query that finds longest posts by markdown which uses the PostHistory table
Oh.
Is it possible to search the data explorer for both title and query-body text? The data explorer's own search capabilities, for finding queries, seem oddly limited given that it's... the data explorer.
Hmm I guess it's disrespectful of me to not even have read it all yet. I have some attention span issues with reading stuff on the internet (ie the internet is too distracting) but I've read the first part of the answer at least 4 times now and I will end up reading the whole thing at least that many. I'm travelling today, and lots of personal stuff on my mind
@EliahKagan sooo much :S I can't figure out how to search it intelligently. I can try to find that query for you from my history
I do not agree that it is disrespectful. You're fine!
I divided the answer into prominently labeled and numbered sections, some with labeled subsections, both to make reading easier and to facilitate reading different parts at different times. (Some readers may only want to read some parts.) I also tried to repeat key points without ever becoming repetitive, so that the answer would be usable even if someone skips to a particular section. Also... it's not like I wrote the whole thing in one sitting.
12:22 PM
I'm very grateful for the answer. I already learned useful things from it
 
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5:17 PM
@Zanna Do you want to move your comment into the question? I don't think you have to, but I just made a 1-character edit to my answer (I had written == instead of = for one of the alternative ways to compare strings that I had mentioned but not used), so the question is already bumped (if unnecessary bumping is what you were trying to avoid).
5:44 PM
Done

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