Félix Saparelli

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Soft limits and meaningful content cuts

Posted on Nov 8 ‘13

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On Quora, and many other websites, long answers are cut off with a “(more)” button/link which immediately displays the rest of the answer in-place. The cut-off threshold seems to be a hard limit on words or characters. Sometimes it works:

Answer #1 cut off

Answer #1 expanded, at least another page of content

Sometimes it seems a bit silly to just hide this little content:

Answer #2 cut off

Answer #2 expanded, only ~100px have been added


I think there is a way to make this better:

(Screenshots are from this Quora article, which you should really have a look at, at least just for the beautiful images of the world.)