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manton
manton

@jeremycherfas Cool. Micro.blog tries to be smart about those kind of truncated titles in a feed, but misses it sometimes. So if there's a way to just remove the title from the feed, it will be more consistent.

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@manton That's the weird part, I think. It was a status post. Has no title to begin with. I'd better look more closely at how Known builds the feed.

Thanks.

manton
manton

@jeremycherfas I checked your feed. The truncation is happening in your feed, not Micro.blog. Your RSS title is a truncated version of the post. (Micro.blog has special support for detecting this up to a point, but it can't catch everything.)

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@manton This is the bit that concerns me:

If the post has no title and is over 280 characters, the text is truncated with a link back to the full post on your site.

What sets the length at which the post is truncated? Sometimes it seems awfully short, as in my post immediately before the root of this one. If I knew for sure, I could write appropriately.

// @matigo @cn

manton
manton

@jeremycherfas @matigo @cn Yes, this help page describes the rules. If you think anything's missing from there, let me know and I'll update it.

cn
cn

@matigo Jeremy and I (and others) know there are a number of unwritten rules to posting // @jeremycherfas

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matigo
matigo

@cn these rules are incomplete based on experience. The system has evolved a bit in the months since :P

// @jeremycherfas

cn
cn

@jeremycherfas @matigo some answers here?

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@matigo 'deed it would.

matigo
matigo

@jeremycherfas that would be useful …

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

Is there, anywhere, a definitive guide to how micro.blog truncates posts it receives via RSS?