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johnjohnston
johnjohnston
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amit
amit

@johnjohnston This is done well John. This has been on my to-do list for so long - even I hate the posts that get truncated. Been doing so manually for now.

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@amit Thanks, I am not sure if the code is good but it works. I am feeling my way slowly round how some of these pieces fit together mostly by trial and error. Good fun.

smokey
smokey

@johnjohnston This is interesting. There was a conversation a few months ago about how our general impression was that people wouldn’t click through title-only links as often, preferring to read things in the Timeline, or at least to get a preview/start of the article in the Timeline to provide some context as to whether the article would be interesting to the reader, so I’ll be interested in your thoughts after you’ve done this for a while. (I do agree that the current plain-text-only-and-truncation is not great, but I do like the fact, with normal long status posts (vs the IndieWebified kinds), you do get more of an idea of what’s to come.)

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johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@smokey I was getting bothered by the fact the truncation uses the quoted text rather than my comment or mashed quotes and comments together. After reading your comment I am now wondering if I can keep titles off notes...