Older and Newer links September 13, 2007 10:06 AM   Subscribe

Can the “« Older” and “Newer »” links at the bottom of post pages use the post titles of the adjacent posts rather than the first few words truncated with an ellipsis?
posted by stopgap to Feature Requests at 10:06 AM (7 comments total)

Even less likely to be helpful, I'd say. A lot of people (guilty) still treat the title area as space to cram in an obscure little joke.
posted by Wolfdog at 10:15 AM on September 13, 2007

Alternatively then, increasing the number of characters before the post is cut off?
posted by stopgap at 10:19 AM on September 13, 2007

What Wolfdog said..
posted by vacapinta at 10:21 AM on September 13, 2007

Maybe if post titles had more visible and functional uses like this, people would take them more seriously.
posted by brain_drain at 10:36 AM on September 13, 2007

I think it would be a really good idea if we coul...[more inside]
posted by blue_beetle at 10:54 AM on September 13, 2007 [1 favorite]

Yeah, I've been meaning to switch to titles for a while now. The back and next pre-date the addition of titles, so they've just sort of stuck around. Even with jokey titles, they're still more informative than 4 or 5 words of a sentence that makes little to no sense. I'll get this done in the next day or two.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:29 AM on September 13, 2007

Also, when looking at your post history, if it's from the pre-title era, it looks like this:

Ask post: Not sure if the comments in this sorta-related...

Not sure if the comments in this sorta-related thread can help you.
posted to Ask Metafilter by ALongDecember at 6:58 AM on November 19, 2004 [+]

After "Ask post:" should be the first few words of the original post (which would be "Any free flowcharting/ decision-tree software recommendations?"), not the comment, since that would be much more useful. Just a suggestion.
posted by ALongDecember at 11:47 AM on September 13, 2007

« Older dashiv in new york welcome party   |   Ten days on #mefi Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments