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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:33 PM   #1
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Older news on Front Page truncated.

Today I refreshed the front page and see the new page refreshed with truncated older news stories.
Is this new or is it my browser which does this?

If this is new I hate it (IMO), sometimes on other sites I want to read the whole story but have to click a few times to see it all, especially some of the Tech sites which have reviews on certain hardware.
Some of the main news sites also do this, probably done to get more revenue on advertisements.

The bad thing is that it gets truncated in a way it cuts off in the middle of a sentence, see attachment.

Why this change MR?
It's a change for the worse.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:46 PM   #2
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:52 PM   #3
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It's not just you, I don't like it either.
Ah, so MR changed, the question is why.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 01:24 AM   #4
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Just something we are trying.

With stories are moving off the front page faster, we were trying to include more headlines vs fewer.

But I can see how it's a big change. I'm not entirely used to it myself.

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Just something we are trying.

With stories are moving off the front page faster, we were trying to include more headlines vs fewer.

But I can see how it's a big change. I'm not entirely used to it myself.

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So, can't you just make a longer page?

If they were truncated so that it is not cut half way through a sentence I could understand it better, the way it is now is strange to say the least.
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So, can't you just make a longer page?

If they were truncated so that it is not cut half way through a sentence I could understand it better, the way it is now is strange to say the least.
ya, we're working on it

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Old Nov 28, 2012, 07:21 AM   #7
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I think it would be a big improvement if it left the first 5 stories full length then started truncating from there (referring to mobile site). This way on a typical news day I can see today's news without having to click expand on several stories. If it is a particularly busy news day (new product announcement) I can skim news.

One of the things that made me switch from Apple Insider to Mac Rumors as my main news site was the much better site design where I don't have to load a page for every story. The other was the news is to the point (AI wants to make everything a 1000 words). These two things allow me to get me news quickly, which I value a lot.

Now MR has become a lot less efficient for me. I see the value in truncating the older stories, I just think that threshold is too low. Please leave more of the recent news full length on the home page.
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