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I don't have any programming skills, so I don't know what to do.  When I clicked on the Descendants button for James Warby (1822-1906) it displayed the following error: Error: String exceeds 1,000 character limit.

How can this be fixed?  He had an extraordinary number of children.  Is that the problem?

There is no easy fix for this: this is a limitation of the software that we are using. Thurstan (talk) 22:31, August 7, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, Thurstan.  Guess I'll just have to live with it.

Sometimes you can fix it by shortening some of the pagenames, e.g. anyone with three middle names could have the last of them reduced to an initial. No help with James, though. Maybe some of the childless children (being genealogically less important) could be reduced to initials? -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 00:57, October 28, 2013 (UTC)