I’ve been thinking about how WriteFreely might support publishing both Articles and Notes lately, just out of curiosity. Then I came across this thread, which inspired me to try a small WF modification where posts that don’t contain a newline will be sent out as Notes – otherwise they’ll be Articles, as usual.
In this case, our definition of “Note” is kind of close to the spec:
Represents a short written work typically less than a single paragraph in length.
(Though maybe it’d be better to distinguish Notes and Articles by a double-line break, instead of single?)
It’s kind of interesting to play with. If anyone wants to try it out, it’s live on our demo instance now: pencil.writefree.ly.