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Comparison of font size and spacing between post #0 and replies

ucbalumnusucbalumnus 77733 replies678 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
This thread exists to compare font size and spacing between post #0 and replies. This post will be repeated as a reply in order to give a good comparison.

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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 77733 replies678 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    This thread exists to compare font size and spacing between post #0 and replies. This post will be repeated as a reply in order to give a good comparison.

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  • doschicosdoschicos 20875 replies216 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    See, it is bigger in post #0! :)
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  • doschicosdoschicos 20875 replies216 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Exciting Friday night we're having. :D
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  • CCadmin_SorinCCadmin_Sorin 2363 replies215 threadsCommunity Manager Community Manager
    Guys, post #0 being the first post has a bigger font size than all the replies. This is expected behavior designed to make the original post in a thread stand out.
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  • LindagafLindagaf 9147 replies492 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    So why can’t they just use the bigger font for the whole thread? Then it would be readable. @CCadmin_Sorin is there any news on the font issue?
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 77733 replies678 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    A bigger font for everything would make the "too much scrolling needed" complaint worse. But only marginally, since the difference in font sizes is not that great.
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  • CCadmin_SorinCCadmin_Sorin 2363 replies215 threadsCommunity Manager Community Manager
    I think we want to keep this difference so that it's easier for the original post to stand out. Thanks!
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  • evergreen5evergreen5 1458 replies31 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited August 18
    My (nonexpert) opinion is that the problem with the font is the font itself, the shape of the letters being more horizontal than vertical.

    In my opinion, one example of a more readable font -- for shape, not size -- is at reddit, with the caveat that I have no idea whether there are personal settings involved in the font I see there. More readable font = I can see more, better, even in smaller font sizes. (My apologies if this is too off topic)
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  • vonlostvonlost 18708 replies14139 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    edited August 18
    Serif fonts are indeed more readable; serifs remove ambiguity, easier for the brain to interpret. There’s plenty of room for serifs on today’s screens since we can no longer see an individual pixel.
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  • washugradwashugrad 1120 replies13 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I think the fonts are still too large but need to be thicker and yes, serifs would help,
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