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A really stupid/simple request...

Recoil42Recoil42 Registered User regular
Something that's always bothered me.

Why the hell is the post message box (the one I'm typing in right now) so narrow? Well, I mean, I know WHY -- it's a phpBB default, ok, yeah, and designed in an era where 800x600 and 1024x768 were king...

...But we are not in that era. so is there any way we could widen it a little? At least for me, it always subconsciously screws up the way I format my paragraphs while writing out posts -- I see it as 4 or 5 lines in the post reply page, and when I hit submit, bam, that goes down to like 2 and a half. And it just looks weird.

It'd just feel more natural. It shouldn't be that hard of a thing to switch, should it?

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    DaySleeperDaySleeper regular
    edited February 2007
    I'm pretty sure there is a 'resize the message box' firefox extension. Several people have it in their sigs.

    edit: I think this is what they've got.

    edit2: yep, seems to work

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited February 2007
    Recoil42 wrote:
    it always subconsciously screws up the way I format my paragraphs while writing out posts -- I see it as 4 or 5 lines in the post reply page, and when I hit submit, bam, that goes down to like 2 and a half.

    That's because paragraphs are used to separate ideas, not lots of words.

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    DaySleeperDaySleeper regular
    edited February 2007
    Keith wrote:
    Recoil42 wrote:
    it always subconsciously screws up the way I format my paragraphs while writing out posts -- I see it as 4 or 5 lines in the post reply page, and when I hit submit, bam, that goes down to like 2 and a half.

    That's because paragraphs are used to separate ideas, not lots of words.

    Unless you're qorzm and then they are used to separate attention-span periods.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited February 2007
    DaySleeper wrote:
    Keith wrote:
    Recoil42 wrote:
    it always subconsciously screws up the way I format my paragraphs while writing out posts -- I see it as 4 or 5 lines in the post reply page, and when I hit submit, bam, that goes down to like 2 and a half.

    That's because paragraphs are used to separate ideas, not lots of words.

    Unless you're qorzm and then they are used to separate attention-span periods.

    I do that, too

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    DaySleeperDaySleeper regular
    edited February 2007
    Keith wrote:
    DaySleeper wrote:
    Keith wrote:
    Recoil42 wrote:
    it always subconsciously screws up the way I format my paragraphs while writing out posts -- I see it as 4 or 5 lines in the post reply page, and when I hit submit, bam, that goes down to like 2 and a half.

    That's because paragraphs are used to separate ideas, not lots of words.

    Unless you're qorzm and then they are used to separate attention-span periods.

    I do that, too

    I have been known to as well.

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    FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    are you guys talking about

    like

    when people post like this

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited February 2007
    Fallout wrote:
    are you guys talking about

    like

    when people post like this

    Why yes, I do believe we are.

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    TalonrazorTalonrazor Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Man this add-on is really cool, I had the same problem with the tiny textbox as Recoil42 had. This extension makes the box way more comfortable to type in now, rock on.

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    JJJJ DailyStormer Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I usually hit enter twice after a sentence or two because reading a big chunk of text is hard on the eyes. Makes it look cleaner.

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