Unpopular Changes To The Story Format I Would Like To See Reversed, Part 2 : Altered Location Of Identification Of Authors And CommentersSeeing a member's avatar is a way to quickly register in the mind who is the author of the story one is beginning to read or contemplating possibly reading. (Identifying authorship does influence whether I decide to read a story or move on. I know some people on EP stand out from others with their intelligence and sound thinking.) Until the recent changes to the story format, the author's avatar was at the top of the story. I liked having it there. Moving the avatar to the bottom of the story really rubs me the wrong way. It seems that a lot of people agree with me on this.
A similar change I disagree with is moving the username of the author of a comment away from the top of the comment to the bottom of the comment. Keep in mind, sometimes people make comments which are essays rather than paragraphs, and sometimes that's a good thing. Whether I'm going to bother to read a lengthy comment is hugely influenced by who wrote it, according to the same logic I articulated in the previous paragraph. The avatar is still at the top, but some people change avatars a lot. Please put the username back at the top of the comment. It looks mighty strange to have the avatar up there without its accompanying username.
conceptualclarity 51-55, M 12 Responses 19 Jul 20, 2012