New comment box – font size

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  • #628525

    davesquirrel
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    I find the new font used for the comment box to be far too small, compared to the rest of the page which is readable (adjusting the font/viewing on the browser will increase the size of all text on the page).

    My other complaints are that the comment box is now too small (varies by theme), and that more size could be gained by having the logged-in identity much much smaller, as well as the buttons for the other log-ins – all of that at the bottom could be reduced in order to make the comment box bigger.

    The blog I need help with is fabliberationist.wordpress.com.

    #628722

    timethief
    Member

    may we please have an active link starting with http:// to the blog you are referring to?

    #628724

    sargassosea1
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    I like to be able to review what I’m *saying* before I publish a comment to the world and my eyesight is terrible.

    Teeny weenie type in the comment box is not working for me. In addition, I really don’t need my avatar to be so BIG. I think we know who we are.

    #628729

    davesquirrel
    Member

    <i>may we please have an active link starting with http:// to the blog you are referring to? </i>

    It is a private blog, so it would be pointless giving the URL.
    However, the theme is TwentyTen (unmodified).

    The comparison between published comments (the serifed font looks to be about 11-12pts) to the comment box, sanserif font which looks to be about 7-8pts.

    I would just like the same size as it used to be in the comment box. There was no problem with size before.

    #628730

    timethief
    Member

    @sargassosea1 and fabliberationist
    This is a new feature so we Volunteers haven’t any experience with using it yet. There are other threads on the go here > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/comment-box-changed?replies=11 and here > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/help-problems-with-new-comment-box-font-colour?replies=9

    I’m thinking the best way to proceed may be http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/to contact Staff directly. >

    #628731

    timethief
    Member

    @sargassosea1
    We can increase font size on any site we visit on the internet. I’m on a PC so I hold the Ctrl key down and click the + sign to increase the font size and hold the Ctrl key down and click the – sign to decrease the font size.
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/01/19/how-to-change-font-text-size-in-your-browser/

    #628732

    timethief
    Member

    Oh dear I messed up that contact Staff link. Here’s the correct one > http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    #628734

    davesquirrel
    Member

    @timethief

    I am well aware of the ctrl+ business to increase the font size. However, I have not had to use it before to compose comments, and it adjusts ALL fonts on the page, not selectively to that one comment compose box. Why should I have to do this now, every time I want to compose a long comment?

    I looked at the two threads on the forum before starting this, they were different issues (mine is more general, probably not as theme-related). Another friend uses Vigilance theme, and the font size for composing box is the same (the published comments font is a point or two smaller).

    Basically, it (font size) was not ‘broke’ before this change. I would just like it back to the font size that it was, so that I can read it. It gives me a headache reading something that small.

    #628757

    davesquirrel
    Member

    Another problem that has happened at least twice, is that the text of the comment just posted stays in the box instead of disappearing. So that is a fault.

    #628772

    lunarmommy
    Member

    The blog I’m an editor with is also the TwentyTen theme, and we are having the same problem. The comment box suddenly changed today, and the font size is far too small. ctrl+ enlarges all the fonts on the page EXCEPT in the comment box. We are also having the same problem with the text of the comment staying in the box even after it’s posted. This is also a private blog, dealing with sensitive issues, and I do not wish to post the address where it can be seen publicly. Thanks.

    #628775

    timethief
    Member

    Here’s the the link to contact Staff. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    #628780

    I too have problems with the new reply box:

    1. The font size is too small
    2. My readers with dyslexia cannot see grey text on a bright white background.
    3. Sometimes the text remains after posting.

    However, my biggest problem is that my forum postings here are not being seen (I can see them). Plus, I cannot create a new topic (I am told that my new topic is closed and that its 41 years old).

    #628781

    Oh – and some users are complaining that they can’t see anything when they try to comment, because the text is white on white!

    #628804

    davesquirrel
    Member

    @ Lunarmommy
    I noticed that the first enlargement on Firefox does not make much difference, you have to ctrl+ it twice or more to see it enlarge significantly. The comment box is persistently small!

    One of my commenters with an older browser said the new system was causing huge problems, slowing down and crashing the browser.

    #628807

    sargassosea1
    Member

    Yes, the comment text SIZE is my main issue but there is also that we used to be able to just *click* anywhere in the comment box and start typing but now we have to click <i>just right</i> on that tiny little “put your comment here”.

    It’s just unnecessarily tedious.

    #628815

    Well, it seems that my issue with the box colour has been resolved – it now is white on charcoal grey (Coraline theme dark), so at least those with dyslexia are better off. However, as sargassosea1 has said, the font is tiny (12px). Should be14px. (Making fonts bigger via Ctrl + is silly as this increases the blog font size.)

    Why or why keep the attributes of the old reply box AND allow those who have paid for a CSS upgrade to change color AND font-size? This goes against the whole philosophy of “style” IMO.

    #628816

    timethief
    Member

    Have you bloggers filed support tickets with Staff? http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    #628817

    Yes I did. Unfortunately as they never reply you dont have any idea whether they are listening or not. :-(

    #628818

    xtap59
    Member

    My problem with the new comment box is that it is at the very bottom of my blog making it very hard to find to comment on. You have to do plenty of scrolling to find it. That is not a good thing. I wish this would get fixed.

    #628820

    timethief
    Member

    @xtap59
    How will Staff know you have an issue with it? Have you contacted them? http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

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