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Inkmonkey at 2:40PM, Oct. 11, 2007
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So, what's the deal with people posting part of their response in tiny, tiny font? I understand it's a bit of a gag, but basically it boils down to wanting to say something, but not wanting anyone to see it. So, what's the point? You still said it. Everyone can see it. It's a bit more of a hassle to, but it's there. I'm mostly pissed at the idea because, as a moderator, I have to check them all to make sure no one's trying to sneak racial slurs or personal attacks into their posts.
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Phantom Penguin at 3:33PM, Oct. 11, 2007
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Burn them! Burn them all!

But really, its pretty annoying.
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Cthulhu at 3:39PM, Oct. 11, 2007
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I dunno.
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SarahN at 3:40PM, Oct. 11, 2007
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Well, if I use small text I usually try to make it big enough to read…usually. Even if you have to squint.



…..I don't know! It's for the….amazing effect. =/
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subcultured at 3:42PM, Oct. 11, 2007
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Someone
as a moderator, I have to check them all to make sure no one's trying to sneak racial slurs or personal attacks into their posts.

heh me too
but it does get annoying, i wish if people did that it would be small enough, but readable
J
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pastel at 4:07PM, Oct. 11, 2007
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It is annoying, but I think the effect makes it worth it.

What will these kids complain about next? Having to get up to change the channel on the television?
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LIZARD_B1TE at 4:46PM, Oct. 11, 2007
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It's fun, that's why people do it.
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Orange at 5:42PM, Oct. 11, 2007
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True, very true.
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Aurora Moon at 6:42PM, Oct. 11, 2007
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I've done it one or two times before….

mainly it's one way for me to write out a long rant that others may find objectable (not nessicarly slurs or racial…just things people may not argee with)…

but not like stretch the page downwards where the person has to scroll and scroll just to get to the bottom of my post. =P

so mainly I just make all the “unimportant” bits tiny while I keep the main points normal size.
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Priest_Revan at 6:46PM, Oct. 11, 2007
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I sometimes use small font so that I can say something without everyone seeing it… (I know that can just quote me and read it, but still).

And it's a little fun to write small.
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7384395948urhfdjfrueruieieueue at 7:14PM, Oct. 11, 2007
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My good man, simply the fact that it is available to do is a major factor. It's sort of like a whisper, not really hiding things. This isn't hidden. Anyone can see it simply by highlighting and clicking “View Selection Source.” And honestly, if someone was trying to sneak in a slur or something, would it be any harder to see then to see in a normal font? If you don't want to read it, don't. I for one will be the first to tell a moderator considering I always look at tiny font.

-Atom
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fern at 7:40PM, Oct. 11, 2007
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Sorry Atom, Cth' beat you to the using small font to be funny in a thread about small font punch.

…I still believe in you.



But yes… small font is annoying… Us moderators have to stick together – oh wait-
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7384395948urhfdjfrueruieieueue at 7:46PM, Oct. 11, 2007
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My good man, simply the fact that it is available to do is a major factor. It's sort of like a whisper, not really hiding things. This isn't hidden. Anyone can see it simply by highlighting and clicking “View Selection Source.” And honestly, if someone was trying to sneak in a slur or something, would it be any harder to see then to see in a normal font? If you don't want to read it, don't. I for one will be the first to tell a moderator considering I always look at tiny font.

-Atom
Normal version because Fern are right.
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SarahN at 7:49PM, Oct. 11, 2007
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Son of a BANG! Son of a BOOM!


Alright, I'm done.
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7384395948urhfdjfrueruieieueue at 7:54PM, Oct. 11, 2007
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This is more fun anyway.
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Priest_Revan at 8:22PM, Oct. 11, 2007
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Atom Apple
This is more fun anyway.

Wow, that is quite amazing.
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FoxmanZEO at 10:05PM, Oct. 11, 2007
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What would be a more acceptable small font size?
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marine at 10:24PM, Oct. 11, 2007
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WOULD YOU PREFER I DID THIS INSTEAD OF THIS? Also what kind of racial slurs are going on in the VIDEO GAME sub forum? Someone making fun of Marios italian heritdge? Did someone call Sonic “spikey” just becuase he was a hedgehog? Is someone making fun of Master Chief using the phrase “terran” instead of the PC term “earthling?”

or is that all bullshit either way Ink?
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ozoneocean at 10:49PM, Oct. 11, 2007
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Actually, I don't really know what the fuss is about. This latest version of my lovely Seamonkey browser doesn't render that forum text any smaller than about size 3, so it's never too small to read, I don't even squint.

Big text however gives me the sh*ts. I tend to edit posts with massive text to bring it down to something that doesn't stretch the formatting of the HTML table rendering in the thread. That is one disadvantage of Seamonkey: in the forums you can stretch the tables out of shape with long text strings and massive text.
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marine at 11:19PM, Oct. 11, 2007
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WHAT THE HECK IS OZONE TALKING ABOUT NOW?
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skoolmunkee at 2:55AM, Oct. 12, 2007
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Haha, that looks hilarious in firefox. It's all mashed together in a big unreadable jumble and the letters stick into other parts of the page like ozone's post.
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Phantom Penguin at 3:01AM, Oct. 12, 2007
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That is way cooler then small font.
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7384395948urhfdjfrueruieieueue at 5:14AM, Oct. 12, 2007
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It stretches the forum on mine.

Marine
WHAT THE HECK IS OZONE TALKING ABOUT NOW?
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ozoneocean at 5:30AM, Oct. 12, 2007
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Marine knew I'd expect him to do that. -_-
 
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subcultured at 6:17AM, Oct. 12, 2007
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i just went in and redid the font options on firefox, so now i can see all the little letters

bwahahaha
J
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shaneronzio at 9:15AM, Oct. 12, 2007
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I fIND THE WHOLE THING TO BE MOST ABSURD. Haveing to Write such small things, just so people try to read it more.
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Bekefel at 9:29AM, Oct. 12, 2007
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Wow Inky, you sure do find some silly things to complain about.

Plus it's to symoblise a quiet little comment you make in real life.
Please, please, you give me too little credit.
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Jonko at 9:35AM, Oct. 12, 2007
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awwww, small font is so cute!
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TheMidge28 at 10:39AM, Oct. 12, 2007
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is it really THAT annoying?

The real problem is those damn kids on my lawn again!

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Priest_Revan at 11:33AM, Oct. 12, 2007
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skoolmunkee
Haha, that looks hilarious in firefox. It's all mashed together in a big unreadable jumble and the letters stick into other parts of the page like ozone's post.

I agree with skool, except that I'm seeing it through Internet Explorer…

it looks awesome.
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