Below you will find an update from Hannes Blum on the topical truncation of descriptions that was introduced as part of the New Search Results Order A/B Test.
7th August 2009
I would like to start off by thanking all of you for your carefully considered feedback regarding the current testing of truncated book descriptions. All of us here at AbeBooks have read your comments and we understand and appreciate your concerns.
As a result, we have decided to discontinue the truncation of book descriptions in the current A/B test of our Search results sort order. Truncation will be removed later today.
We continue to work on improving the customer experience and we want to consider buyer feedback on truncation as well, so no final decision on the implementation of truncated descriptions has yet been made. However, we clearly see the points raised by our seller community and have, therefore, decided to remove truncation at this time.
Thank you again for all of your feedback. Your voices have been heard.
Dr. Hannes Blum
President & CEO