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Suddenly hardly any difference between the look of a read and a non-read thread RRS feed

  • Question

  • This may be caused by my using Safari (Mac) because up to a couple of hours ago on a machine using IE8 I didn't (not) see this - or of course you have just made the change).

    It is in any now virtually impossible to see the difference between a thread which has been read earlier and a thread which has not been read earlier.

    The latter should be bold and the difference has always (on Safari(Mac) too) been very clear in a listing of threads between a Bold and a non-bold thread.

    Now squint as I may, I can just about - maybe - see the difference. Finding all Bold threads is a complete pain and I doubt if I found them all anyway.

    Please return to where you were before.

    (This is TechNet forums in case that is important)

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    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Tuesday, October 20, 2009 5:03 PM "the look of" added to Title for clarity
    Tuesday, October 20, 2009 1:45 PM

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  • This doesn't seem to apply to all forums.

    This:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com:80/Forums/en-US/sharepointgeneral/threads (and the technet equivalent) show this "feature". 

    The difference is that the size of the font for both the bold and the non bold items is the same very small font making it very difficult to spot the non-read threads.


    Later addition: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepoint2010general/threads is showing the same thing in Chrome. The problem is that the identical small font is used for both read and non-read threads. On this big 22inch screen in perfect office conditions I can see the difference between the Bold and the non-bold threads. However on a 13 inch portable screen in less perfect light conditions (i.e. typical light conditions for portables and netbooks) it is extremely difficult to distinguish bold from non-bold.

    Please re-look at the revised design and go back to not only using bold to distinguish between read and non-read but also to using a larger font size.


    Don, is anyone looking at this ?


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    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Tuesday, October 20, 2009 4:39 PM corrected
    Tuesday, October 20, 2009 2:11 PM