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Spacing of Topics

ramenbound Oct 25, 2010 12:54 PM

Why the additional blank line (or half line, perhaps) on the top and bottom each topic box? Boards were so easy to scan before; the additional spacing makes it a little annoying to browse.

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  1. MplsM ary RE: ramenbound Oct 25, 2010 02:13 PM

    Agreed. Irritating to have to scroll so much now.

    1. carswell RE: ramenbound Oct 25, 2010 03:06 PM

      Agreed. Less content on a given screen and harder on the eyes. Whoever is suggesting and approving these design changes is clueless when it comes to ergonomics. Yet another fail.

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      1. re: carswell
        carswell RE: carswell Oct 25, 2010 03:45 PM

        Oh, great. Now they've stolen another half inch from across the top of the window to add the glaring yellow Holiday Central banner, further reducing the truly useful content -- the topic listings -- visible on screen and further increasing the amount users have to scroll. Meanwhile, there's tons of empty space between the Discussion/Digest/Restaurants buttons and the Take Me to Chow buttons. Why not put the Holiday Central links there? FAIL!

      2. beetlebug RE: ramenbound Oct 25, 2010 06:21 PM

        The extra spacing is bad. Not only is there more scrolling, there are less topics per page. How is this an "improvement?"

        Bad, bad, bad.

        1. GraydonCarter RE: ramenbound Oct 26, 2010 05:42 AM

          I am guessing:
          1) more white space makes the site more visually appealing to infrequent visitors
          2) fewer topics per page equals more pages to load. Increasing "page loads" as a web stat is indistinguishable from increasing the number of "visitors," which is important in selling advertising.

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          1. re: GraydonCarter
            kpzoo RE: GraydonCarter Oct 26, 2010 06:10 AM

            Or perhaps it's simply an unintended glitch, like the spacing issues that happened after the last major release?

            Chow tech folks - could you chime in? I'm hoping it's an error that'll soon be fixed.

          2. Jay F RE: ramenbound Oct 26, 2010 06:15 AM

            If only they could get back the space they waste pushing Glade.

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