Immediate mode? Are you saying that delayed mode is going away, even as an option?
Immediate mode used to have a 50 member limit, delayed mode was presented as a “work around,” but also became a way to set channels into a sort of lurk mode, where spies could hang out totally forgotten, after they’d moved to a new corp or alliance, but the channel operator forgot to remove them.
TL;DR, delayed mode brought about an odd form of emergent game play
MOTD limitations: please increase / double the character limit more than 4000 characters. I use MOTD as a quick reference guide, many links
I can bug report the below if it sounds interesting, but they are old bugs.
If you copy from a notepad source text whos first character is a link, (such as a character name link) and paste into an MOTD, the entire text just pasted is assigned a red color. The MOTD editor shows pasted text in default white / light gray, but the displayed MOTD is red.
The displayed MOTD will stay red, even if the contents are cleared. (Delete all text, and click OK. Type some new text in MOTD and click OK. Resulting MOTD still red.)
Must assign text a different color, even though it looks default white, in the editor
The color picker top row has 4 choices, white to black. #2 starting from the left (light gray) is a close match, but not the same shade of white as the default text color. Desired result: #2 (light gray) should match default text color. My OCD requires this.
EBR-146276 , 146277 - didn’t see expected channels in my list of Player Channels.