Why are some posts shrunk?

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Offline imatfaal

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Why are some posts shrunk?
« on: 26/08/2010 12:27:53 »
Occasionally, in fact twice today, I come across posts (never mine so far) that have been shrunk.  they are shown on a single line in the chat threads as "a post by someoneorother click to view"  what's happening?  Have these poor posters offended the moderator gods?

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Why are some posts shrunk?
« Reply #1 on: 26/08/2010 12:35:58 »
I was wondering the exact same thing about an hour ago!
Is this a new thing on the site? - I've never seen it before today.

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Why are some posts shrunk?
« Reply #2 on: 26/08/2010 12:41:57 »
It's usually used where someone's post added nothing to the discussion.  Rather than delete the post, it is left in such a way that it doesn't distract from the conversation, but can be read if you really want to.

It's been there for ages - at least a year!

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« Reply #3 on: 26/08/2010 14:08:56 »
Thanks Ben, I obviously fail on the observation test.  I only really took any notice today because I had left a sarcastic reply to a slightly wonky post; the weird post became shrunken leaving mine looking like a total non sequitur
Thereís no sense in being precise when you donít even know what youíre talking about.  John Von Neumann

At the surface, we may appear as intellects, helpful people, friendly staff or protectors of the interwebs. Deep down inside, we're all trolls. CaptainPanic @ sf.n