Indentation bug in latest release RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • In both FireFox and IE8, the upper portion of a post that appears next to the Vote button is now displaced to the right relative to the lower part (if any).

    You will not notice this for very short messages.

    But for longer ones you will....


    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    • Edited by davewilk Saturday, March 20, 2010 10:17 AM (typo)
    Saturday, March 20, 2010 10:15 AM

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  • Your post is too short to demonstrate it but, yeah, it's nice. In the past, chapters of a novel etc. had greater "initials" at the beginning, with the same behavior ("continuous text" in typography, flowing around the initials). Purpose here and today, unknown.
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    Saturday, March 20, 2010 10:09 PM

    Ah yes, because it was my own post,for me the text "Vote as helpful" was not present on my post and so the later lines were less indented than the earlier ones.

    Anyway, the indentation needs to be uniform, as it used to be. If you post code, an uneven left edge is not good.

    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    Sunday, March 21, 2010 1:45 PM
  • I agree.

    Posts now look very odd (and they don't have to be that long for this to be visible either)


    I wonder why this change was made. Was there any user demand here for it ? I can't remember seeing anything.

    This smells like change for changes sake (like the really painful automatic double line space).

    Are the programmers feeling bored - if so there are several outstanding requests they could be turning their hand to.

    Like making it impossible for a user replying in a thread to propose their own post as an answer for instance.

    Spending their time on that would be extremely worthwhile. This sort of thing isn't.



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    Monday, March 22, 2010 5:44 PM