I wonder what happens if you try to put an entire post in the title field – will WordPress impose some arbitrary limit on the length of the title? Or will it cause RSS readers to break? These are the things we have to discover through trial and error in our ongoing exploration of the relatively unmapped territories of the Web. – Update: Hm, that small snippet didn’t tax WordPress or Bloglines in the slightest, aside from creating an aesthetic mess on my sidebar. But now we come to the moment of truth, which reminds me of the great “second shell” analogy from poker. That’s shell as in artillery shells, not as in shell games. The point is that professionals say any schlub can make a bluff. The true test comes when someone calls the bluff. At that point the amateur folds, but the pro has the courage to make an even bigger bluff – to fire the second shell or salvo. So here, instead of simply saying “well that was mildly interesting” and moving on, I learn from the pros and decide to cram exponentially more dreck into the title field. And still WordPress lets me continue. (*Stops to drink from canteen and check compass.*) Well, this is fun, but maybe we’ve come far enough. Back to base camp? Anybody up for a quick game of scrabble?

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6 thoughts on “I wonder what happens if you try to put an entire post in the title field – will WordPress impose some arbitrary limit on the length of the title? Or will it cause RSS readers to break? These are the things we have to discover through trial and error in our ongoing exploration of the relatively unmapped territories of the Web. – Update: Hm, that small snippet didn’t tax WordPress or Bloglines in the slightest, aside from creating an aesthetic mess on my sidebar. But now we come to the moment of truth, which reminds me of the great “second shell” analogy from poker. That’s shell as in artillery shells, not as in shell games. The point is that professionals say any schlub can make a bluff. The true test comes when someone calls the bluff. At that point the amateur folds, but the pro has the courage to make an even bigger bluff – to fire the second shell or salvo. So here, instead of simply saying “well that was mildly interesting” and moving on, I learn from the pros and decide to cram exponentially more dreck into the title field. And still WordPress lets me continue. (*Stops to drink from canteen and check compass.*) Well, this is fun, but maybe we’ve come far enough. Back to base camp? Anybody up for a quick game of scrabble?

  1. Chessloser – seriously – you gotta stop. You’re killing me :)

    Egg – didn’t think of it as screaming but you’re right of course – if you bother reading it it’s much better at the top of your lungs.

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