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RioBrewster
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Thanks for responding.

I guess what I’m looking for is some reference to back up the claim that people don’t explore hidden content.

Intuitively I think it’s a bad idea to hide content. Especially if your reason for doing it is because you think there is too much on one page.

<short rant>
Apparently it is easier for the devs to cut and paste javascript that they don’t understand into a page to make it appear shorter than it is to ask the content provider to either tighten up their prose or break the content into more digestible chunks.
</short rant>

But before we go through the hassle of trying to forbid this fairly widespread practice, it would be nice to have something more concrete than just my opinion.