I am in a situation where the 8000 characters allowed are not sufficient for posting content. I tried to increase the 8000 to 20000 but get the mysql error notice:
1118 - Row size too large. The maximum row size for the used table type, not counting BLOBs, is 65535. You have to change some columns to TEXT or BLOBs
When I change VARCHAR to TEXT, what are the consequences? Will q2a get any problems with that?
EDIT: I changed 'content' from VARCHAR to MEDIUMTEXT now and it seems to work.
With MediumText you get: max. ~16MB – 16,777,215 character – around 4,194,303 utf-chars
If you need to do the same, after the DB changes, you need to edit file qa-db-maxima.php:
@define('QA_DB_MAX_CONTENT_LENGTH', 500000); // before 8000 (varchar)