A new "Read More" **after** opening every diary / post?

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28 Nov, 2019 07:13 PM

I understand "Continue Reading and "Read More" on front page posts but did the website change so that there ALSO is a "Read More" in each diary?? Did I miss an announcement about this? It's an inconvenient user interface requirement for no obvious purpose.

I browse the front page and open in a new tab those posts or diaries that I'l like to read. When I go to each tab, now I ALSO must click Read More to read the full post / diary. Perhaps this new "feature" is intended to help pages load faster on mobile devices but I always read from a desktop.

If the feature must be kept, I'd lile to have a preference option in my Profile to turn it off.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 05 Dec, 2019 01:01 AM

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    Hello, and thanks for asking for help. Sorry for the delayed reply.

    I gave some time to checking out your query a couple of days ago, but now I think perhaps I misunderstood in my first pass. I think I have a better handle on the question now.

    It's not the case that only Front Page posts have the Read More trigger; any story that was published with a story break (the replacement for the orange divider-doodle that was retired with DK5) will load on the blog page showing only the story intro plus Read more/Continue Reading. Clicking on the story title should also, however, open the full story, and that is also what I would expect to happen when you open it in a new tab.

    And indeed, iIt does do that for me, as expected, on some browsers. Perhaps there is something browser-specific we need to check and fix. Could you please tell me the browser and operating system you're using?

    Could you also see if this happens when you are using a private/incognito browser window? I find it difficult to imagine the sort of extension that might interfere with this loading process, but maybe something does. Using a private/incognito window disables most extensions, and thus gives us a chance to figure it out.

    Thanks for your help with troubleshooting, and thanks for your long-time support of the site.

  2. 2 Posted by sawgrass727 on 06 Dec, 2019 05:00 AM

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    My environment:

      * I'm using current version of Chrome in Windows 10 but I think it
        happens in Windows 7 too.
      * Am using this as the test reference.

    I discovered the primary factor that causes a diary/post to open
    partially with "Read More" is the *Adblock extension.*

    Your prediction about incognito was correct and when disabling Adblock
    in normal mode, the problem doesn't happen so disabling is the solution.

    But there is still a secondary quirk:

    * When Adblock Plus is enabled and...

      * I left-click on the title and open directly - opens in full as expected
      * I right-click on the title and "Open link in new tab"  - opens
        partially with "Read More" *** This was the combination that created
        my experience.***

    What's odd is that my reading behavior for years has been consistent yet
    this just showed up.   For as long as Chrome has had tabs, I land on the
    DailyKos home page, and then browse the page and open all interesting
    posts/diaries in separate new tabs. I've used Adblock for a long time
    too, yet did not notice this "new" behavior until last week.

    Adblock wasn't updated recently, my version 3.7 was updated October 22.

    Nevertheless, the end user solution is now known.

    Thanks for you r comment about being a long-time supporter.  If I had
    more financial resources, I'd pay to subscribe.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 06 Dec, 2019 05:05 PM

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    Thanks for being willing to investigate. That AdBlock really does mess with our JavaScript, evidently.
    I don't know how to explain the change in behavior, though. Glad you figured it out.

  4. Daily Kos Staff closed this discussion on 06 Dec, 2019 05:05 PM.

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