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Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

Why the whispers?

Asked by Sueanne_Tremendous (11266points) October 2nd, 2008

I am curious why more and more Flutherites seem to be typing their entire answer in whispers. Maybe I am getting old and can’t see as well as I once did but it’s distracting to have to lean over to read the response. I like when whisper and emphasis are used to highlight a response, but entire answers kinda bug me. Anyone got a thought or opinion on this?

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poofandmook's avatar

if it’s off topic I always try to put everything in whispers.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

I don’t understand the correlation between whispers and being off topic, but thanks for giving me some idea as to why this occurs.

poofandmook's avatar

It doesn’t stand out as obvious as the regular size text does. One has an easier time discerning it if they’re just skimming over stuff that doesn’t apply.

EmpressPixie's avatar

If it is off topic or a sidebar, I try to whisper. Sometimes people get into off topic conversations that they hold in whisper. I think this is appropriate.

Snoopy's avatar

I agree w/ EP & poof. If I whisper I do it out of deference to the question asker and the other people reading the thread. Kinda like me announcing….“no need to tell me I am off topic and scold me….I already know….I am just going to say this quick and be done..”

example:
@sueanne: what kind of drink is your avatar?

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

@snoopy: I would answer but I can’t read your question because it’s too small….

a Margarita

I think whispering within a normal text response is helpful. Completely whisper text is annoying. Just my opinion.

JackAdams's avatar

A whisper is supposed to be something that is said, so others will not overhear.

For that reason alone, if I have something to say to someone that needs to be “whispered,” I’ll just PM the person.

loser's avatar

For me, they’re just more difficult to read!

robmandu's avatar

If it helps those of you who are hyperopic, in web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, IE, and Safari, you can easily zoom the text size larger by hitting Ctrl + (Ctrl key and the Plus key). And zoom the size back smaller with Ctrl— (Ctrl key and the Hypen or Minus key) .

loser's avatar

iPhone… Teeeensy little letters!

robmandu's avatar

For iPhone, double-tap or the two-finger pinch/expand. (‘course, you already knew that. ツ)

loser's avatar

Oh yeah! I forgot!!!! Duh for me…

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