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    Question What would Goldilocks say about our forum?

    I think we all know the story about Goldilocks and the three bears.

    There were the three bowls of porridge - one that was too hot, one that was too cold, and one that was just right.

    And there was the chair that was too big, too small, and just right.

    And finally there was the bed that was too hard, the bed that was too soft, and the bed that was just right.

    Well, we don't have porridge or chairs or beds in the forum here, but we do have lots of text.

    So our question for Goldilocks is this: Is the font we use on the GPWA website too small, too large, or just right?

    There was a thread started a week ago complaining the font was too small, so we made it bigger, and then there were complaints the font was too big, so we made it a little smaller. So we want to ask folks now what they think of where we ended up. You can see the thread here: www.gpwa.org/forum/text-size-forum-too-small-179673.html.

    We also made some other changes based on suggestions in that thread. For example, the forum expands based on the width of the browser window, but we have now limited to extent to which it will expand and we have also centered the forum in the browser window.

    Anyway, besides answering our Goldilocks question, we would like to encourage more feedback about how we can improve the GPWA website. We want to make sure we do everything we can to help our members feel at home here.

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    I think the size we're at right now is just right.

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    I think the font is a troublemaker and should be banned
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    Right on the money Michael! Thanks so much for listening to us moan about font sizes and the other issues and taking positive action for us. I appreciate your help!
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    the font size is too soft
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    Either or either i spotted no difference tbh

    but then i read the paper from arms length so i am no judge!
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    Smile Font size perfect but...

    I think the font size is perfect.

    I always maximise the window I'm working with and then that's where the "but" comes in.

    The width of your page allows the text area width to be too wide and I often lose my place when going to the next line. Small problem but can be annoying when reading a long post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ixian View Post
    I think the font size is perfect.

    I always maximise the window I'm working with and then that's where the "but" comes in.

    The width of your page allows the text area width to be too wide and I often lose my place when going to the next line. Small problem but can be annoying when reading a long post.
    Michael,
    A good maximum template width would be in the 1100px range. I don't maximize my browser but if I did, I too would have that problem. Especially when reading long blocks of texts without paragraph formatting.

    I do love the floating width set-up that you have in place though so that when I'm working on numerous applications/windows simultaneously, I can reduce the browser width to as little as 800x600 and still read the forums without having to scroll horizontally.

    Note - At 800x600 the message reply box exceeds the forum width, overlapping the border on the right side.
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    I think it's just right for the options that I frequently use.

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    The changes are all good to be honest my eyes seemed to have got use to the bigger font keep it GPWA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepokerkeep View Post
    A good maximum template width would be in the 1100px range. I don't maximize my browser but if I did, I too would have that problem. Especially when reading long blocks of texts without paragraph formatting.
    Did you calculate the maximum width and then just say that to make me feel good? It happens that 1100 pixels is the maximum width we have set for the forums now.

    Historically it was unlimited, then based on feedback that it should be reduced we set it to 1280. Then Renee suggested it should be reduced a little more. Then we set it to 1100, which is where the maximum is set now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelCorfman View Post
    Did you calculate the maximum width and then just say that to make me feel good? It happens that 1100 pixels is the maximum width we have set for the forums now.

    Historically it was unlimited, then based on feedback that it should be reduced we set it to 1280. Then Renee suggested it should be reduced a little more. Then we set it to 1100, which is where the maximum is set now.

    Michael
    Caught me! LOL

    Actually, I based that figure on the layout of the largest, most successful forums I frequent as well as the feedback I've read on other forums.

    My personal favorite width is 900 - 1000 px of reading width which is what I have my Firefox default setting at.
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    Small suggestion for the site: add a favicon. I find I end up navigating my tortuous bookmark lists by favicon rather than site name so it would be easier to find the GPWA!

    Go on - every other site has one

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    Cool

    the font size I'm seeing right now is fine for me. and Favicons Are Good For You.

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