Reduce the number of lines in the post preview

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Reduce the number of lines in the post preview

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Hi, ST:

There is not a way to reduce the size of the extract at this time, although we have a ticket in our system to make changes to the extract at some point. It's not on the schedule, though, so I can't tell you when that might happen.

In the meantime, you can remove the extracts altogether on your forum settings page (/cp/forum-settings). Look for "What To Display In Topic Lists". You'll see that there's a Topic Extract check box, and a Last Reply Extract check box.

Hope that helps!

Lori

Hi, Lori:

Thank you.

Do you think turning on Last Reply Extract fosters more engagement (than leaving it off)?

Unfortunately, one too easy measure of engagement is page views. My guess is, you get more page views by leaving it off. With it on, then people can skim through without clicking through to a discussion to see what's new.

I'd be more interested in measuring new topics, and replies.

ST

 

Hi, ST:

Hard to say, isn't it? I like the extract, myself, and I use it on my own community, but only on the home page, and I don't use the last reply extract. I think that's more a function of wanting a clean, uncluttered  look, though. I could see how it could provide intriguing content, and entice someone into the topic.

Have you seen the Advanced Reporting Health tab? You can get totals there: new posts, new replies, page views, likes. It'd be totals for a period of time, but when you combine that with Leading Content on the Leaders tab, you might get what you're looking for.

Lori

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