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    Question Text Size on this Forum Too Small?

    The text on this site is tiny, compared to most other forums that I visit. I know I can increase the text size through my browser settings, but then I would need to increase it every single time I visit the forum and then decrease the browser settings again when I go to other sites...

    I'm viewing it on a clear 19" lcd monitor and my resolution isn't super-high (just 1280x1024) so it really shouldn't be a problem, and I don't have this problem on other sites... eg. the text size on CAP is very readable, but here I feel like I'm squinting... but I want to migrate from CAP so I'm hoping to be able to read this forum more comfortably

    (1) Don't other people find this text size too small (uncomfortably small) compared to other forums, or is it just me?

    (2) Suggestion : Make an option for users to change the text size for their account. Or have an additional larger-font template as an option in the user's control panel,.

    (3) Suggestion : Have a section of the forum for suggestions/feedback - I looked but couldn't find any section for posts like this, or did I just not find it?

    Thanks!
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    I agree, the text is a bit too small here on GPWA and also the fluid width makes it hard for me to read a bit (too long rows lol.)

    Is there a way to make multiple styles for the board, so I could chose a fix width one with bigger text size pls?

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    I just want to say that feedback like this is very much appreciated. We want to do what we can to make the forums as usable as possible.

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    Thanks Michael, with a bigger text size and with the newly announced non-private sponsor forums, I can definitely start to think of this place as home

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    Glad someone mentioned it as I was going to at some point as well.

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    Hey Leo,

    Welcome to the forums.

    As long as you're here, why not apply for private member status? It only takes a few minutes and once accepted, you will have access to all the deepest darkest secrets.
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    Thanks for the welcome

    I would like to apply for private membership, but then everybody else would have access to all my deepest darkest secrets I have 50+ sites and I don't really want to share the list of domains since it would make it easier for people to copy my content and promotional methods... So while I'd love to be a private GPWA member, I'm not willing to sacrifice my privacy, so I'll just have to wait out here in the public section trying to get a glimpse into the inner sanctum

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    I'd like larger text size, too. When I compose a message, the text size in the text box is perfect.

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    Text size on the small side.

    While we're on the subject, for people using a wide screen monitor with high res, the full width design which displays about 50 words per line, can be a little hard to read.

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    I don't see what the problem is? Everyone just leaves blank posts don't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simmo! View Post
    I don't see what the problem is? Everyone just leaves blank posts don't they?
    LOL

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    short term solution

    press Ctrl and move the mouse wheel in or out and the text gets bigger or smaller as you wish

    no need to change settings everytime
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    Perhaps some forum skins could be enabled so people could choose one from the User CP - I know other Vbulletin forums that have the option of several skins, with fixed width and larger font options amongst them (as well as the usual variety of colour schemes).

    That way people could choose which format for the forum best fitted with their resolution/monitor size/eyesight etc.

    Just an idea.

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    I can't tell you how many times I've told people that I really like GPWA, what they stand for, etc. But I'm having a hard time getting hooked on visiting as often as I used to CAP, and I find myself only reading a few forum areas. I want to visit GPWA more, participate more, and understand everything going on here better. But find GPWA not very user friendly in design and layout. All of you people are very user friendly. I'm just speaking of the ease/difficulty in seeing what I want to see at a glance.

    The people I've said this to, all asked if I've spoken to Michael about this. I always say no, because I don't know him really and didn't want to come across complaining and putting down his site. Since afterall, I do like GPWA very much. And the reply I always get is that I should talk to Michael. Guess I am now. LOL

    We all know about the *problems* with CAP. So let's not go into those. But one thing that CAP did very well IMO, is the look of the forum. The layout and design. I don't mean the template, but the way the forums were titled, grouped, font size, and colors. Easy on the eyes.

    I really think that GPWA is an awesome place, and I have much respect for Michael, Steven and the rest of the staff here. But I think that a make-over in the forum to make it easier on the eyes would only increase repeat visitors and participation.

    The changes that I would suggest are:
    - Larger font size.
    - Less forum areas. Maybe some of the less active areas could be grouped together with others.
    - Easier to notice "Forum contains new posts" icon. Maybe something animated and red, so I can easily spot which forums have posts I haven't read yet.
    I really hope I didn't offend anyone here. GPWA rocks!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Betpartners View Post
    short term solution

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    no need to change settings everytime
    Not really much good; That works with ie7, but not ie6.
    But even then, if you zoom in like that you'll have to scroll right & left to read the posts = makes reading them even worse!


    Quote Originally Posted by Daera View Post
    The changes that I would suggest are:
    - Larger font size.
    - Less forum areas. Maybe some of the less active areas could be grouped together with others.
    - Easier to notice "Forum contains new posts" icon. Maybe something animated and red, so I can easily spot which forums have posts I haven't read yet.
    I really hope I didn't offend anyone here. GPWA rocks!


    Totally agree!

    I can read the current font size OK, but also think it would be better if it were larger.
    (Simmo thinks it would be better if it were lager...! )

    It would be good though if the signature font stayed the same size - some peoples signatures are longer than their posts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KasinoKing View Post
    Not really much good; That works with ie7, but not ie6.
    But even then, if you zoom in like that you'll have to scroll right & left to read the posts = makes reading them even worse!
    Well not for me, works in IE, Firefox and Chrome, have not tried it in Safari yet and i dont need to scroll right and left unless i make the fonts huge and i am using a 15.4" laptop screen.

    Anyway was just a suggestion
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    - Easier to notice "Forum contains new posts" icon. Maybe something animated and red, so I can easily spot which forums have posts I haven't read yet.


    I always click the "new posts" button - located in the "FORUMS" sub menu.
    Saves looking through all the forums for new posts or threads.

    My eyes get worse every year so a slightly larger font wouldn't upset me either.

    For those using wide screen monitors, (mine is 22") I just reduce the browser width to a comfortable size depending on the forum layout. In most cases a setting of 1280 x 900 works well. Then, when using notepad/wordpad, chatting or playing poker at the same time, I can see the other open programs on one side of the browser window.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thepokerkeep View Post

    I always click the "new posts" button - located in the "FORUMS" sub menu.
    Saves looking through all the forums for new posts or threads.

    My eyes get worse every year so a slightly larger font wouldn't upset me either.
    Same way here, I started using the new posts option last year and for the most part makes my life easier as well as saving valuable time.

    As I grow older I noticed that fonts everywhere are getting smaller, (forget the phone book...).

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    I loved the font size Daera and Pokerkeep used

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    Quote Originally Posted by sipka View Post
    I loved the font size Daera and Pokerkeep used
    Me too sipka. Like KK said, I can read the other size ok. But it's much easier to read this size, which is a more common size I think. My eyes are getting worst as I get older. They're not bad, but for the first time in my life, I now have to squint to see really tiny print up close.

    Quote Originally Posted by thepokerkeep View Post
    I always click the "new posts" button - located in the "FORUMS" sub menu.
    Saves looking through all the forums for new posts or threads.

    I just found the "Today's Posts" button and started using that here. I didn't even notice the "New Posts" button til now. Thanks!


    Although, I still wish I could see which forums had new posts easier, without having to click twice to see them.

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