I\u2019ve been avoiding Twitter lately, and I\u2019m not likely to return anytime soon. Twitter has long been a haven for hate, and its half-assed attempts to rein in abusive behavior don\u2019t give me much confidence that it will improve. Twitter Support and the company\u2019s CEO, Jack Dorsey, talk a good game, but when it comes down to actually doing something to make the platform less toxic, well, let\u2019s just say they fall short (read: fail miserably).\u00a0\nFrom turning a blind eye to racist and sexist harassment (see: Leslie Jones) to suspending the accounts of users who call out hateful speech and behavior while ignoring their abusers to verifying the account of a known white supremacist, it seems that, for Twitter, hate isn\u2019t a bug on the platform \u2014 it\u2019s a feature.\u00a0\nAnd now, instead of focusing on fixing its hate problem, Twitter has decided the bigger problem facing users is a scarcity of characters. Last week, after testing the new limits with a small group of users throughout September, Twitter rolled out a 280-character limit to all users. Oh, fantastic \u2013 now Nazis can be twice as abusive in half the tweets.\u00a0\nTwitter should focus on these issues instead\nThere are so many other issues Twitter could be focusing on; this article from The Daily News highlights three things Twitter users would rather have than more characters. Not surprisingly, number one is \u201cAbuse Protections.\u201d Number two is \u201cLimiting President Trump,\u201d and three is \u201cAn Edit Button.\u201d\u00a0\nFunny, I don\u2019t see \u201cDouble the Number of Characters Allowed\u201d anywhere on that list. And what was Twitter\u2019s response to these concerns? As The Daily Dot reports, \u201c\u2019The new limit won\u2019t change anything because no one will use it. The company claimed in a blog post yesterday that its limited 280 character test showed only 5 percent of tweets were longer than 140 characters, and only 2 percent were longer than 190.\u201d\nBy all means, let\u2019s focus on a feature that Twitter itself admits no one will ever use \u2014 and that most users actively dislike \u2014 instead of what users are actually asking for. But, hey, at least they\u2019re consistent \u2014 Twitter hasn\u2019t listened to user complaints for years; why should they start now?