April 11, 2007

Read post.: When did y'all tack on the "Read post" link at the end of a FPP? And what purpose does it serve? Just curious.

posted by NoMich to navel gazing at 02:09 PM - 18 comments

Oh, good. I thought I had done something wrong in my post today. (Actually, I'm still not convinced I haven't.) Just a reminder, perhaps, to the less literate and habitually link-following of us?

posted by chicobangs at 02:27 PM on April 11, 2007

And, how it is on the inside page and not on the front page?

posted by bperk at 02:51 PM on April 11, 2007

I think the text should be changed to "RTFL, idiot".

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:55 PM on April 11, 2007

I added it this week for people who read SportsFilter through its RSS feed. If you come in by clicking an RSS headline someplace like My Yahoo, it isn't clear that you have to click the same headline to read the story. I wanted to see if it made a difference in participation here.

posted by rcade at 04:02 PM on April 11, 2007

Okay, that makes sense. It can only help. Although the Read Link link is not showing up on my feed.

posted by chicobangs at 04:23 PM on April 11, 2007

Read the link!?! pffff. I just come in here to shout my opinion over and over again, no one ever said there was reading.

posted by HATER 187 at 04:51 PM on April 11, 2007

I'd agree, but I don't read others' comments.

posted by yerfatma at 04:53 PM on April 11, 2007

I don't see the "read the link" link in bloglines, rcade.

posted by scully at 05:28 PM on April 11, 2007

Mine says "Read Story" and I too thought I had done something wrong with my post leaving the admins to fix. Then I noticed it was in all the posts and only when you opened the thread and not on the front page.

posted by skydivemom at 07:30 PM on April 11, 2007

Do you think we could style it so it doesn't seem so much like a part of the post? Like in this post, Ichiro has to read the story in order to step up. Maybe a smaller typeface size and put 'er in parentheses?

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:27 AM on April 12, 2007

I moved it into the small print and added it to the Locker Room as well. I also added a "Read Story" link to the description in the RSS feed. Let me know what you think.

posted by rcade at 12:25 PM on April 12, 2007

That looks a lot better. Especially in one of the short link FPPs like the one that Doc pointed out.

posted by NoMich at 12:27 PM on April 12, 2007

Ooh, yes, that's good stuff. Except that there's no Locker Room feed, is there?

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:29 PM on April 12, 2007

Locker Room Feed. I need to add it back as the autodiscovery link.

posted by rcade at 12:40 PM on April 12, 2007

For some reason it seems to pull the links up a little faster. Having them consistently come up in a separate browser window makes it easier to refer back to the link when making up one's diatribe.

posted by Howard_T at 02:50 PM on April 12, 2007

Huzzah for continued SpoFi innovation.

posted by Venicemenace at 10:53 AM on April 13, 2007

This just in: TV on the Radio is a freaking awesome band. Serious diggage. Although, the multi-layering of the vocals is a touch much at times.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:57 PM on April 13, 2007

Meh, they're no Brooks & Dunn or Impaled Nazarene.

posted by NoMich at 02:16 PM on April 13, 2007

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