Enable crossposter to output like the rss feed, if desired
Enable an option to crosspost truncated entries, according to the syndication level the user has set.
The crossposter crossposts the full content of any entry, and normally this is just what one wants. But I know there are times I've wished I could set it to crosspost only part of the entry, with a link back to my DW entry--to crosspost a lure, as it were, rather than a full mirror. The RSS feed already does this, as default behavior, and has a few more options besides, depending on how much info one wants to broadcast. So I suggest giving the crossposter the option to post at those same levels (full, cut, summary, and title [http://www.dreamwidth.org/support/faqbrowse?faqid=119]), taking its cue from the synlevel that's set.
This would require something new in the crossposter settings, but that interface is still quite simple until you get to the "what does my footer look like" section, so as long as this comes at the top it doesn't seem like it would be option-overload. I envision something like "Crosspost using Syndication Level [checkbox]"; it would be especially useful to make the words "Syndication Level" a link to the Privacy area of settings, possibly adding an anchor to the Syndication Level line for this purpose. Because the default syndication level is to truncate to the cut tag, the default setting for this option should be unchecked.
Ideally, using the synlevel setting will make this easier to implement, both because no new setting option will have to be created and because the syndication level setting is one that at least some of the userbase is already familiar with. It already has its own control in the GUI settings area and won't require messing around with the admin console. This seems like a reasonable way to add flexibility without adding complication.
Poll #6687 Enable crossposter to output like the rss feed, if desired
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