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A usability problem in my posts

Over on maadbooks, Kenneth pointed out an interesting usability problem with my posts. I often finish an entry with an ellipsis (…), especially when I have posted something that is a bit vague or when I don’t make a proper conclusion.

RSS readers indicate that there is more to read with an ellipsis, which is sensible as it does indicate ‘more’. So when he reads one of my lazy posts that end like this, he thinks there may be more, goes to check and doesn’t find anything new. Not a good user experience!

I have broken my so, habit. Now its time to break my ellipsis habit and start to write conclusions rather than sentences that drift off. We’ll see how I go.

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