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111 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 22 May 2008 05:55AM

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Comment author: Bongo 17 June 2011 05:17:37AM *  2 points [-]

Eliezer, I think the moral should be at the end of the whole story, not in the middle, because many people will stop reading when they come to the moral and think the story is over, and leave with the impression that it's a crummy incomplete story. At least have some disclaimer at the beginning of the moral that it's an interlude and the story will continue.

Comment author: drethelin 17 June 2011 05:42:26AM 0 points [-]

It's pretty obvious there's a lot more going on in the story. I don't think anyone who reads to the middle of a post and then stops is going to care if there's a notifier about it being the middle.