Coming soon -- "Show Full Post" on each Boing first post


Soon, rather than this

You’ll see a Show Full Post button

… which, when clicked, will dynamically pull in the whole post.

Thanks to the excellent @gwwar and the BBS community for inspiration. You can view it in action right now on


She’s the best, amirite? This is awesome.


You can see this in action on new posts starting with this one:


Indeed. Helpful and collaborative wizards.


Outstanding! I love this. It allows for easier reference to the story!


This is a good add. Thanks!


hey, just a heads up, not getting the full post (i.e. the strip itself) on TTDB, and I believe I’ve noticed this on HHFT maybe.

Brain Rot: Hip Hop Family Tree, T La Rock: It's Yours

Yes, it depends whether the Readability code can identify the content. This varies somewhat depending on the BB markup and the post itself:

It turns out Readability then loops through all these ‘paragraphs’ and assigns a score to them based on how ‘content-y’ they look. This score is determined by things like the number of commas, class names used in the markup, etc. The content’s length appears to be measured by using .innerText; for every 100 characters inside a paragraph, that paragraph’s score goes up. Eventually, the number of elements is counted, adding their individual scores. I think it’s safe to assume Safari Reader is triggered based on this algorithm.

Video-only posts may never work since there’s basically no text content to work with.

We might have better luck lobbying BB to standardize markup a bit more.


I am not sure this is the case here, its stripping the image for some crazy reason … will have a look.


The reason we are having trouble is cause the markup structure is just real hard to deal with automatically, the image is nested in 2 divs, the algorithm is having trouble understanding that the image belongs with the post.

I will see what we can do about this general pattern.


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