Existing User? Login here!


Back to Boards

Italics


Italics

Please get rid of the italics I hate them.

Re: Italics

More helpful to provide constructive criticism than just saying you don't like it... Give it time, you'll get used to it.

Re: Re: Italics

I've been using this site since 2012. I dont like it.

Re: Re: Italics

Why is this community becoming so damn ungrateful? Since it didn't get through the first time, let me copy and paste it.

"More helpful to provide constructive criticism than just saying you don't like it... Give it time, you'll get used to it."

Aka EXPLAIN WHY YOU DON'T LIKE IT.

Re: Italics

He did, he's been using the site since 2012 , that's the only reason he doesn't like it .

Change is tough for some

Re: Italics

I dont know why but it messes with my eyes and I dont like it. I cannot articulate why, however I dont really see the need for that change.

I appreciate this site, gbacci, and his efforts, very much so but I will be honest if I do not like something. Sorry if me just making a statement that I do not like a change offends you but I've spent many hours of enjoyment on this site and the italics are unpleasant so my brain. Thanks.

Next time I will write an 11 page paper on why I dislike a particular font.

Re: Re: Italics

I like the italics. Just sayin'. Keep up the great work, GBacci.

Re: Italics

Lol. This is a good one, for sure.
First of all, I do find it a bit difficult to differentiate the italics from the regular numbers under rank, just some of them. But my eyes aren’t what they used to be.
Secondly, my first point doesn’t matter at all, because I don’t care at all about the italics. The rank is still the same. Doesn’t matter to me at all which players are considered elite.
Finally, and most importantly, Guy, could you change the font so that Trulaia’s name comes up in italics every time. I know he won’t like it, but it will make me laugh, and I do like to Lol on occasion.
Thanks!

Re: Re: Italics

Gus, you like to lol at the beginning and end of every post you make, and sometimes more often. :-?

Re: Italics

Lol! That's true J. I do. Not sure if that's a Canadian thing, or just a personality thing. I guess I just find all of you crazy PCers incredibly funny sometimes.
Or perhaps, because I often use a lot of sarcasm in my posts, I just want to make doubly sure that nobody takes offense and they have no doubt in their minds that I'm just kidding around.
Also it really bugs RagingSol, so that's a win!
Gus
(Oops, almost forgot the last lol)
Lol

Re: Re: Italics

Trulaia is not off-base here.

When looking at table after table of numbers, as we all are required to do to compete (and, surely, we all enjoy as it feeds our stathead tendencies), the italicized numbers bump the mind enough to increase the mental work needed to process the data.

It's like if you try to climb a set of stairs where the steps are slightly different widths... it's a much more arduous task than if all the steps are the same.

Maybe an alternative could be to create an "Elite" row, under the "Totals" at the bottom of each table, wherein the elite (non-italicized) numbers are shown:

.890+ for OPS or 82+ for Rank, etc.

The WM obviously already has the equations worked out to determine the numbers considered Elite, the suggestion Trulaia has is about how those numbers are presented.

Anything in info presentation that keeps mental fatigue from increasing is helpful.

PS: Gus, I almost called the Mounties to check on you when you only used one lol in a recent post.

Re: Italics

I agree, they break concentration and sometimes make me squint lol.

If someone can’t evaluate a players elite stats compared to the rest of that leagues players, maybe they shouldn’t get their hands held anyways.

But more constructively, could we have it as an option that we can turn on or off in the “edit profile” link?

Re: Re: Italics

im guessing chubbach and BBFan are "younger" and Trulaia is not. he wasn't telling GBacci that his website sucks and how could he do such a thing. He doesn't need to go through all the great things this website has to offer when he simply wanted to point out something that bothered. him. kids these days dont know how to take criticism. they think one bad thing is said about them and its the end of the world. geez. i guarantee GBacci took the comment for what it was....a comment, and understood it was meant as a constructive comment.

now im gonna get backlash from these guys who are gonna be upset because i criticized them. the world is over!

Re: Italics

You're guessing? You know their approx ages. Age doesnt really matter here. I dont think any post of, "I dont like x, get rid of it" is useful except for the individual who wrote it. Since it's a public board post under suggestions, it helps to be a bit more detailed. Please, not 11 pages, but maybe more than 11 words. He's fine, he explained it more later. If it hurts your eyes, or is distracting in some other way, that's explanation enough.

Re: Re: Italics

ok, i apologize. Looking back, Chubbach made an appropriate comment.

Re: Italics

Seriously? Ripping into each other over a F***ing font?

Re: Italics

I appreciate everyone pushing for more detail, the initial comment wasn't very helpful. It's one of those things though, had it always been this way, would anyone really care or complain? That said, I have empathy that it's not ideal for some people. Baseball reference uses bold for these sorts of things. That just seemed to loud to me. I personally like it, because I don't know every player pool of every league I'm in that well. But let me see if I can think of some ways to make this more of an option.

Re: Re: Italics

If the only italics that are being discussed are on the players stat lines and ranks I would have to say there have to be bigger fish to fry here, thats really not much of a change and to complain about that one is pretty comical !
Thanks for the chuckle !

Re: Italics

Ok so I should have been more in depth with my comment but I was frustrated and to be honest at first I thought my browser was messed up. I was just frustrated, I've spoken my love for this site on multiple occasions and did not feel the need to validate my comment other than I prefer that italics were not used. Like gbacci said I'm sure its because I'm used to regular font but its bothersome to my eyes.

I certainly didnt think I would be openly poked at with layers of sarcasm because I posted my opinion but that's just another reason I typically keep to myself and dont post very often.

I will rephrase with "please consider changing the font back as it is something that I do not like because it is messing with my eyes."

Re: Re: Italics

And I didn't try to come at you either. I just wanted to say that straight "I don't like this thing," isn't very helpful. No malice in my post.

Re: Re: Italics

Not sure whether the WM's intent is for the italics to help lesser PCers or if the intent is for all to be able to pick out, from a whole table of stats, who is elite in a category.

With the sortable tables, the latter has always been easy to surmise without messing with our eyes.

For anyone who thinks this isn't a huge deal, tell your mate to put their eyebrows on at an angle, see how easy it is to look at them.

Tables of numbers where a few are italicized start to move in funny ways as you look at them. It has nothing to do with age, it has to do with how the brain processes information.

I hope there is a solution to toggle the italics on or off.





Re: Italics

it has been changed to BOLD

Re: Re: Italics

IMO using Old English font would solve the problem...