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Weblogs Posts and RSS Descriptions

I have to admit, I hate the “description” field that many bloggers use. I understand why it exists, but I hate the way it is used. Here is my problem…

I don’t really like it when I have to double click a posting in SharpReader and then wait for a browser window to open showing me the page. If your weblog engine only sends me the description field, however, that is exactly what I have to do.

If you are like Chris Brumme and write 9000+ word essays on .NET internal stuff, then fine, use the description to tell me what’s in there. But many posts have descriptions like “A cool piece of software” that describe a 100 word post about something. Just go ahead and ship me the 100 words and save me the hassle of clicking through to see what the hell you’re talking about.