Allow option to not show the character limit
In an effort to make our process as burdenless as possible for our applications, we have opted to use the maximum character limit of 10,000 for all of our narrative questions. That said, we want to encourage brevity as much as possible. We do include instructions to that effect, but when an applicant sees a limit of 10,000 characters, our hopes for brevity diminish. It would be helpful if we could opt to not show the character limit for certain questions.
Debbie Mueller commented
In furtherance of my request, please read Vu Le's timely post on the matter:
See particularly the bullet point about 10,000 character limits. We do want to show limits on our other questions, but the narrative ones we would rather not. We want to allow applicants as much space as they need, and not make them feel we want more than that.