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(Some Guy)   Why there is usually nothing at all 'after the jump'   (shadowlocked.com) divider line 31
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5734 clicks; posted to Geek » on 21 Dec 2010 at 2:42 PM (3 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2010-12-21 12:41:40 PM
Damn, I hate that phrase!
 
2010-12-21 02:48:39 PM
I hate it too. See it on Android Central a lot, when there is a link it just takes you to a full page copy of what you just farking read.
 
2010-12-21 02:48:53 PM
On the interwebs, nobody can hear you rage.
 
2010-12-21 02:51:15 PM
TBH, it took me quite some time to find out what the fark they meant with that. Engadget and friends often use that construction and you don't want to know how stupid I felt after I realised I just had to click a link. Scrolling up and down like an idiot, telling myself 'It must be around here somewhere!'

/starry bra, I know
 
2010-12-21 02:52:49 PM
make more money off advertisement?

/dnrtfa
/adblock
/noscript
 
2010-12-21 03:08:31 PM
Ugh. I hated that phrase the second time I saw it.
 
2010-12-21 03:13:38 PM
So you can count click-throughs to determine which stories actually attract readers.
 
2010-12-21 03:24:41 PM
Now I feel bad. I think I used that phrase on my blag once.

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2010-12-21 03:31:06 PM
I don't share the level of concern that geek does, but I wince whenever I see someone write that.
 
2010-12-21 03:38:12 PM
"After the jump" is a carryover from newspaper journalism. A newspaper usually dedicates a page for "jump" stories that are too long to fit on (usually) the front page. That page is called the jump page. It used to be the back page of a section, until (with the advent of four-color printing) it became too valuable to advertisers to waste on news. It really has no meaning in today's internet, it's just a smart-ass way of declaring a journalist's bona fides in the print industry.
 
2010-12-21 03:41:04 PM
I thought it implied after hitting the pagedown key. Seems rational to me.
 
2010-12-21 03:41:22 PM
alsolikelife.com
 
2010-12-21 03:42:27 PM
UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: "After the jump" is a carryover from newspaper journalism. A newspaper usually dedicates a page for "jump" stories that are too long to fit on (usually) the front page. That page is called the jump page.

Really? Who called it a jump, just the journalists or publishers themselves? I only recall seeing something like "continued on C8".
 
2010-12-21 03:56:36 PM
RatOmeter: Really? Who called it a jump, just the journalists or publishers themselves? I only recall seeing something like "continued on C8".

Editors when dummying up a paper will designate usually one, sometimes two pages as the "jump" page. The paste-up department will cut stories to fit the front page, and often an inside "local" page, and any runover will go to the jump page(s). On the jump page, you'll often see many small advertisements, and in-house ads used to fill space that's not needed for articles.

From http://lu.com/odlis/odlis_j.cfm Link (new window)

jump page
The page of a newspaper, magazine, or journal on which a story or article that begins on the first page (or near the front of the issue) is continued, usually indicated by the references "Continued on page..." and "Continued from page..." at the break in the text.
 
2010-12-21 04:11:26 PM
Yaxe: On the interwebs, nobody can hear you rage.
 
2010-12-21 04:13:25 PM
Baggins: Damn, I hate that phrase!

Yeah, what the fark is "the jump"?
 
2010-12-21 04:14:24 PM
Yaxe: On the interwebs, nobody can hear you rage.

i53.tinypic.com
 
2010-12-21 04:15:04 PM
My understanding was that it simply indicated that the article continued past the feed. I can see how it could irritate someone if it didn't continue, but the phrase itself?

And how does the author, editing sites since 2007, just now realize the purpose of this? Without touching upon click-through solicitation....
 
2010-12-21 05:18:14 PM
sidcart42: My understanding was that it simply indicated that the article continued past the feed. I can see how it could irritate someone if it didn't continue, but the phrase itself?

And how does the author, editing sites since 2007, just now realize the purpose of this? Without touching upon click-through solicitation....


That's what I thought, too. The first paragraph is an abstract, a summary of the article, meant to supplement the headline. It ends with "after the jump" meaning you need to clink the Read More link and it jumps you to that same spot in the full length article.
 
2010-12-21 05:52:20 PM
I hate that farking term. I always felt that bloggers were using it fir internet "street cred".
 
2010-12-21 05:57:14 PM
Do those that are annoyed by it read more slowly than average? Because that's the only reason I can think that you might not, you know, just ignore it.
 
2010-12-21 07:38:02 PM
Happy Days will return

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after the jump.
 
2010-12-21 09:36:57 PM
FTFA: I've been editing geek sites since late 2007, and it has taken me some years to even faintly understand what 'after the jump' means.

Wow. It's currently late 2010, so that's... (carry the six...) three years.

So, "some years" would be -- what? -- two years?
 
2010-12-21 09:40:13 PM
FTFA: it has taken me some years to even faintly understand what 'after the jump' means.

Really? With the entire Internet at your disposal for "some years," you couldn't figure this out? Maybe you shouldn't be "editing geek sites" then.
 
2010-12-22 05:39:10 AM
Never heard of 'after the jump' before if I'm honest.
 
2010-12-22 09:16:51 AM
www.socialtimes.com
 
2010-12-22 10:50:45 AM
UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: a smart-ass way of declaring a journalist's bona fides in the print industry.

Oh, so he's a n00b and an asshole?
 
2010-12-22 12:08:15 PM
vudukungfu: Oh, so he's a n00b and an asshole?

Heh, yeah. I consider it wasting 5 minutes of my time, when he writes the words "after the jump".
 
2010-12-22 04:05:02 PM
Yeah, usually when I see the "after the jump" on a page, I leave (if they use that term, they lose my interest in what they have to say).
 
2010-12-22 05:06:47 PM
When will "after the jump" officially have "jumped the shark"?

Interesting to hear about the newspaper and magazine side of it, though. Still, the original "jump page" had the rest of the effing story on it.

/can't wait for that phrase to die
 
2010-12-23 01:45:14 PM
It never made any sense to me because every site I've seen with "After the jump" on it has the story immediately continuing under that phrase. Maybe my ad blocker is removing something but it's just stupid either way.
 
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