Great read. My favorite tl;dr;
By the way, NaN != NaN, so Aristotle was wrong about that
whole “Law of Identity” thing.
Please stop adding author and summary to titles.
May I ask why? Personally this seems to be useful information to have in a title, especially when the actual title is as vague as this one.
Generally speaking changing titles is not great–it confuses search, it adds opportunities for editorializing, etc.
If the title is vague, filling in the story description is usually a better option. That also lets you do things like link out to relevant background material.
If the title is vague, filling in the story description is usually a better option.
The real takeaway from the comment. For any new people reading, Lobsters' homepage has a symbol to the right of the title that looks like this…
…that links to a description giving extra info on the article. Result looks just like the page you’re seeing but with the text right under (example) “via ThisIs_MyName.” That comes from the text field of Submit Story. Most regulars seem to prefer you use it for extra details that might clutter up a title on front page.
Please keep adding author and synopsis! I get a lot of value from being able to follow an author’s work and decide to read or not.
It’s fine to add them–just in the story description and not the title. :)
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