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  1. macca

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    Hi Sim,

    I prefer not to show avatars as it uses too much space, on SS I could have just the posters name which meant I could view more posts with a lot less scrolling down the page, is this possible? I have been through the various settings but can't see "don't show avatars option"

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  2. Simon Hampel

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    What screen size are you referring to? Mobile devices?

    There is no equivalent option to turn off avatars with this forum software.

    I guess I could make a "minimalistic" theme which just shows the bare minimum information - could also be used as a "work" theme. Will add it to the TODO list (which is very very long right now :( )
     
  3. macca

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    Hi Sim,

    I am using a desktop and when the avatars are shown the avatar takes up 10 lines or more down the page yet the post may only be one line
     
  4. Simon Hampel

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    Part of the problem is fitting the additional information we wanted to display about each user in the space under the avatar - which is about the only space there is for it with a design like this.

    2015-07-06_17-39-13.png

    ... there is actually a lot more information we could display here, but I wanted to try and find a balance and make sure we only show the critical information we would want to see at a glance.
     
  5. geoffw

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    Could that info be hidden but able to be displayed by expanding a section? Perhaps just on one skin?

    I like the way it's done on mobile, but perhaps the full pop up isn't necessary.
     
  6. Simon Hampel

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    If you click on the avatar or username the "member card" pops up with more details about the user - we can put as much info on that as we want (or more specifically, as much as will fit).

    However, that's not the issue - the issue is to find the balance between how much we always display on a post versus how much we hide behind something which requires you to actively click on it.

    But either way - a minimalist theme could hide that information anyway.
     
  7. Simon Hampel

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    @macca in case you haven't already seen it - we now have a "Minimalist Theme" you can choose, which hides a lot of superfluous information, including the logo, avatars and extra profile information currently displayed alongside posts.

    If you are a premium or business member, you can also opt to hide the Twitter feed from the sidebar.
     

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  8. macca

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    Thanks Sim, saves lots of scrolling on short posts
     
  9. geoffw

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    Thanks. That's good.
     
  10. psylink

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    Sim is there any chance of having the icon that indicates I've posted in a thread available on the minimal theme? Love everything about minimal bus miss seeing that when scrolling through.