posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 06:01 AM
I just made a bit of a rant about this. I'll paste it here:-
a reply to: SkepticOverlord
Hmmm.. Honestly would have to respectfully disagree with you here. While it may be 'fun' for some types of images it really is a nightmare for those
of us who like to keep a certain image nicely adjusted and set with colours and size etc.
But a long post now places the post count stats technically right in the center now in a longer post, which I find to be very off-putting. We might
find a really nice pic to use, but it will now either have to repeat it which looks a 'geocities' era repeating background.
Or, if we want to use a long tall image, it would be good on a long post, but in a shorter post it will now suffer from;
1. Being annoyingly cropped off at a 'standard' background size, making the rest of the image messy and unreadable, a nice mountain scape pic would
just show a sky for example.
2. In the mountain scape example scene idea, we get the posts stats right in the middle.
Yeah, maybe a long cartoon - which might be funny only once in a blue moon when somebody posts more than one paragraph... I just am struggling to see
where this forced change on end users is of any benefit.
To be honest, I'd even prefer an AD to be jammed under the avatar on longer posts.
I can see the problem, your redesign is trying to tie the boxes together, what else do you put there when there is a long posts?? How about a small
box that says "Staff Picks" with a link to some good threads, then if the space can only fit one link, great. 5 links, no problem.
But yeah, to make us have to deal with the box=post length problem with a huge backdrop thing is really getting me triggered... I can see what you are
trying but please rethink this decision!
(And while your at it, the down-arrow issue is still a bug bear of mine that all the official mods ignored sadly )
Or, Make the whole name-avatar section kept at the standard size - but in the case of a longer post CENTER it relative to the length of the post.
Perhaps have the posters name appear in text only at the top in the case of a very long post, otherwise that would be left blank. This would keep
everything consistent and cohesive.