We tend to get some long (really really long) status updates in groups. Sometimes, people just don't know where to post. Then they sort of realize what happened or another member suggests they post in the forum.
Also, with the new (and very slick Twitter integration) posts longer that 140 characters stay in the journal.
So, I was thinking about some options for status updates and wanted to get some community feedback started
1. Add a character countdown counter to status posts.
2. When the status is longer than 140 character, hide the Twitter icon (if connected)
4. Allow admins to set a max length for status updates.
5. If the person posts something too long...open a message dialog that explains the discussions exist for longer posts and allow the member to click a button to create a new forum discussion.