James Williams

Thy List Shall Not Span Pages

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I get it. It's a slow news day or you need filler material. So you decide to compile a list. The old standby when you don't have enough material for a full entry but can come up with a couple beats to substantiate your thought then move on. However, certain websites have decided that lists are an extension of a slideshow, an opportunity to place one item per page, and bombard you with ads. Don't make me a pawn in your game to artifically inflate your link count.

Lists are meant to be concise and easily scanned. Unless there are more than twenty items, I shouldn't have to click a link to see the rest.