This has become more complicated than I though initially, so I'll open a thread here.
By "Böff reduction" I mean cutting off pieces of extremely long "B Ö Ö Ö Ö F F" when shown in news or archives. Do we want to have limits? Where?
I can fix stuff so that the website layout doesn't break
does the magic) so it is not necessary
to reduce böffs.I
found them a bit annoying in the archives, so I went ahead and added some code to hide most of the 'ö's (proportionally to the original length!). You can see an example in this archive page
BÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖFF!!! Böff reduction: 5.7KB
Yes, that's 5.7KB of 'Ö's hidden. If you don't like the unit, I can switch to a some Böff Magnitude scale
However, Akoss Poo made me notice the importance of böffs
(what's the correct plural?). So... what should I do? Not hide them at all? Have an option to switch? Should they be limited
by default, or shown
in their full glory?
Or should there be a general length limit to a news post, whatever the content? (1KB, 2KB?)