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Who sets the read time estimates?

byHolly_Elmore5mo28th Dec 20184 comments


They seem really short...

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I believe they are set at 300 words per minute, so a 1000 word post would either show as 3 or 4 minute read (depending on how it rounds). There was some discussion of this feature on LW recently if you wanted to join the conversation there about the feature as it's implemented upstream.