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OT: Why did MS change the look of the posts

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  • I hadn't noticed the little arrow on the left in the message body until you caused me to look closer. What I do not like is the new font size. Thank gawd I'm on the external monitor not on my high res tablet or I"d never be able to read this forum.

    This forum font size sucks badly.


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    Friday, June 26, 2009 2:23 PM
  • I didn't intend to reply to myself but when I tried to edit my post all I got was an empty form.

    To show what I mean by the new font size the paragraph below was written using Tahoma font-size: small. Contrast that with this text.

    67% is not a functional font size which is the basefont size set in the body element. That means that in the browser 1em now equals 2/3rds of what I have my computer set to use. Some elements are even smaller at .75em. Do the math - some of the test is 50.25% of my computer's font size settings. Even worse Verdana is specified as the first font which is 20% larger than Arial which is the second font specified. So if I visit the forums on a Mac that doesn't have Verdana they will see it even smaller. (Though the only Mac program in the suite probably installs Verdana on Macs, the point is that unless there is some MS program that install Verdana it is not a standard Mac font.)


    MS MVP Expression Tutorials & Help http://by-expression.com and online instructor led Expression Classes
    Friday, June 26, 2009 2:37 PM
  • Looks like it changed again.  As of this morning, at least for me, it looked like this:


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    Friday, June 26, 2009 2:40 PM
  • I sure wish they would fix the Edit bug! When I go to edit a post, all I get is a blank text area. Argh!

    <Minor Rant>I'll take functionality over 'cute' any day.</Minor Rant>

    Need more (or less?) coffee. ;-)

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    Friday, June 26, 2009 5:27 PM
  • Well, I never noticed the arrow to the left of the post title before. How useful!

    But bumping a post to the top because of number of helpful votes is VERY disorienting. I can't follow the logical development of thought in my own threads because somebody found some reply helpful, and then it takes me time to figure what new post there was and what it was in response to.

    EDIT:
    I adjusted the view to threading in my settings, and now can follow the flow better (and disabled answers going to top, yeah!), even if someone marks a post as helpful.
    Saturday, June 27, 2009 12:00 AM