Article intros too long

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Steven.
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Sep 12 2007 11:56
Article intros too long

Yo, I'm noticing that lots of article intros are way too long, for history, library and news.

Google shows intros of only 145 characters, so we should try to make them about that length. And to look good in feeds/blocks we should try to keep them to 1-2 lines when we submit them - definitely no longer than 3.

It just needs to explain what the article is about - the keys WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN

So for examples:

Quote:
In 1926 a group of exiled Russian anarchists in France, the Dielo Trouda (Workers' Cause) group, published this pamphlet. It arose not from some academic study but from their experiences in the 1917 Russian revolution. They had taken part in the overthrow of the old ruling class, had been part of the blossoming of workers' and peasants' self- management, had shared the widespread optimism about a new world of socialism and freedom . . . and had seen its bloody replacement by State Capitalism and the Bolshevik Party dictatorship.

is now:

Quote:
In 1926 a group of exiled Russian anarchists in France, the Dielo Trouda (Workers' Cause) group, published this pamphlet on organisation based their experiences in the 1917 Russian revolution.

the rest is split to the main article. if there's still more intro you can bold it in the main article.

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Sep 12 2007 11:57

also bbcode in that doesn't appear to be working:
http://libcom.org/library/organisational-platform-libertarian-communists-dielo-trouda

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Sep 12 2007 12:01

Yeah true. For new ones I make them ultra short, trying to catch some of the oldest stuff atm and don't have energy to rewrite all of them.

If bbcode doesn't work, input format needs to be changed to "normal" (either should do, idally "some html allowed".

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Sep 12 2007 12:03

Also I reckon the rest of the intros shouldn't be bold - ends up a big block of black text. Better to make the title bold later to differentiate it.

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Sep 12 2007 12:11
Mike Harman wrote:
Yeah true. For new ones I make them ultra short, trying to catch some of the oldest stuff atm and don't have energy to rewrite all of them.

If bbcode doesn't work, input format needs to be changed to "normal" (either should do, idally "some html allowed".

ok no worried, i'm re-writing when i can