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Old 10-14-2012, 01:47 PM   #7
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This is the post: How I Manage eBooks with calibre

I revise it frequently, usually daily.

I could do it as one attachment to a short post, but that is not really practical with the frequency of revision. I think having to download it to read it might annoy some potential readers more than one big post, particularly if they are aware of the frequency of revision.

Splitting it into 2 or more posts is doable. I've been thinking about that. But how split should it be? Should it be 2 posts each 90 KB? Should it be 4 posts of 45 KB? Should it be 9 posts approx 20 KB? 36 posts at 5 KB? What is a reasonable limit for the size of each post? Wouldn't a large number of small posts with lots of links pointing back and forth between them all be a lot more annoying than one big post? Particularly for anyone reading those posts on a mobile device? Also it doesn't seem practical to have to revise content across so many different linked posts, rather than one post, at this frequency of revision.

Regarding wiki, in my opinion that's not practical either. The target audience is calibre users who want examples of how someone does specific things. Not the general public who might stumble across a wiki article. I suppose I could link from a small post in calibre forum to one or more wiki articles. But this would move the content away from its calibre-user audience. I think the number of views/hits would decrease significantly.

Rather than do any of the above, I think I'd rather redo it as a separate independent web site. Linked to from a post in calibre forum. I'd been trying to avoid that solution because it seemed foolish to move the content away from its audience, people browsing calibre forum or people searching the forums. But this is an attractive solution in that it gives me more freedom for layout and formatting, plus allows internal links.

Attachment size limits are 1 MB for TXT, 5 MB for DOC, and 20 MB for EPUB, PDF, or ZIP. But what is the limit for the size of a post?

I'm open to any other ideas or advice.

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