somehow the boilerplate template is not showing excerpts but the whole post on the page I designated as my news page. my settings are set to show only excerpts but the posts are only cut short if I use a "more" tag in the post and not automatically. I think it has something to do with the code in loop.php on line 133 where it says "Only display excerpts for archives and search". I don't know how to change this behavior the correct way.
Thanks and greetings