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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:44 pm

OK member's nobody should have to go through extra steps to read your post here.

If you want to keep something secret send it through PM, not tiny font in your post. sarcasm
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:17 pm

I think you're misunderstanding the point behind it. It's far from an attempt to keep things secret.

Not that I condone tiny text. While Size 9 is one thing to help break something away as an aside, any smaller is usually ridiculous.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:25 pm

I think that rag explained it quite well...

besides if you are using firefox mozilla you can press 'CTRL' + '+' to zoom in page contents

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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:36 pm

POLAND_SPUD wrote:I think that rag explained it quite well...

besides if you are using firefox mozilla you can press 'CTRL' + '+' to zoom in page contents
clicky


And this is the kind of thing I'm talking about, extra steps to read a post.
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:38 pm

In the case of Jsr :roll: I think that unless a tactical joke is being made :D Small text is not hard to read. Unless of course you are talking about that ultra small text. Why was that even put into the message posting window?
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:48 am

But small font can be functional! :)
Sometimes, when you want to make an off-topic joke, the use of small font allows you to implement the joke in your post, while still providing the on-topic readers with an understandable and clear post, allowing them to skip the useless parts.

Yes, it takes time to magnify and read the joke, but it saves time for the people who are only interested and in the subject and read the post for valuable information, not for jokes.

Especially the insider jokes people won't understand anyway SHOULD be small.
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:18 am

psycix put it very well. How boring would that post be without it?
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:53 am

It's a joke jrrdw. If it's that small you usually don't need to bother reading it.

Plus, all you do is copy/paste into the address bar to read it.

See? No need to read this.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:06 am

mark.f wrote:It's a joke jrrdw. If it's that small you usually don't need to bother reading it.

Plus, all you do is copy/paste into the address bar to read it.

See? No need to read this.


Once again, extra steps to read a post, did you even read/understand my 1st post and why I stated about the small font?
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:06 am

All right J, chill pill time. The small text joke is a long-running joke used by those who are generally smart about it. We're not gonna stop doing it just because you hate taking 3 more seconds to read it.

Sure, it's an extra step, but it's for dramatic effect and is normally far worth it. Hold Ctrl and scroll your mouse wheel. Not hard.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:18 am

So sgort87 are you volunteering to check all small font for content?

I've had to edit a bunch out since being a mod due to rule violation discussion.

Don't get me wrong I know a lot of it is for fun but due to the fact some members try and sneak things in that way it needs to be checked.
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:21 am

then maybe we should restrict how small it can go. Compromise?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:23 am

sgort87 wrote:Sure, it's an extra step, but it's for dramatic effect and is normally far worth it. Hold Ctrl and scroll your mouse wheel. Not hard.


I didn't know you could do that, sweet!

*scrolls*

This will keep me amused for hours :D

*scrolls*
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:58 pm

sgort87 wrote:then maybe we should restrict how small it can go. Compromise?


That totaly works for me and my old worn eye's.

Test

That is size 9, or small from the drop down. Works for me, what do you think?
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Unread postAuthor: Willdebeers » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:09 pm

^ I would correct your grammar but that would probably result in a perma-ban ;)
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