Our current pinned topic excerpt algorithm leaves much to be desired.
It basically takes all the words in the post that fit in the first 220 chars, strips formatting, mushes them them together and TADA.
This leaves moderators little to no control over what is displayed in the excerpt and can lead to a cluttered view.
Instead I would like to simplify the algorithm to:
Take all the words in the first paragraph (
P), up to 220 length. Don’t cut words halfway through.
This will give moderators way better control and assist in cleaning up the topic lists where pinned topics are involved.