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Avoid unnecessary lines
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When the page
has been altered from a normal talk page, huge amounts
of lines have been added, cluttering up the screen with
no-information and making thing very hard to read or
to look through, being a nuisance to users
I suggest to remove them.

If someone insists in having them, make them selectable
via her user preferences.

See attached screen shot for an example of these useless
lines wasting screen space.

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement



Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 21 2014, 10:55 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz21697.

screen shot showing screen clutter by unnecessary lines.


twn-support-no-info-any-more-JBR1.png (720×1 px, 89 KB)

I love the lines. They help me keep track of a thread. They're awesome.

I would suggest to add a preference that would allow users to read threads without hierarchy, as is seen in other forum software.

If I am to ditch the hierarchical post structure, I am more likely to do it for everyone.

Do you object to the horizontal or to the vertical lines?

There are three kinds of superfluous horizontal lines which only waste space
and cause unnecessary scrolling and make keeping track of context hard.
The vertical lines are less disturbing, they hamper reading less. Only when
appearing massively, I'd rather suggest, not to have them. Imho the former
layout of the support page was better, where one could outdent according to
ones own taste. In other words, I see no need for strictly threaded intentation,
especially, when answers are most customarily to the last contributions anyways.

This is why I have changed LiquidThreads to a more linear structure. In new discussions, this issue should recede.