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On my mobile (Android Browser 2.3.4), heavily downvoted answers like this one are not faded out as they are in a full-fledged browser. I cannot speak for other mobile browsers, as this is the only one I have to test on.

Is this "by design", or an oversight (bug)? I don't see a reason for it not to be the same on the mobile site, but I could be missing something.

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Repro in iPhone. – Shawn Chin Dec 20 '11 at 20:11
@ShawnChin Thanks! I was hoping someone would jump in and check that =) – jadarnel27 Dec 20 '11 at 20:30
Repro on Android 2.2 – Manishearth Apr 6 '12 at 14:37
Norepro on iPad running desktop. One sec while I check mobile – Manishearth Apr 6 '12 at 14:39
Repro on iPad forced-mobile – Manishearth Apr 6 '12 at 14:39
You could check out the CSS by force-mobiling on Chrome and using the dev tools(I'd do it myself, but comp off) – Manishearth Apr 6 '12 at 14:40
up vote 1 down vote accepted

I made the post body text #888 for heavily downvoted answers. This will be out in the next build (2230 here and 1596 on the network)

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It seems that the div containing the answer has answer-summary answer downvoted-answer on the mobile site already, all it requires is one line of CSS:

.downvoted-answer td.votecell, .downvoted-answer{color:#888888}

Should do the trick. (I think)

Then again, the mobile site is supposed to have limited functionality anyway[citation needed].

And how useful is this feature, really? All it does is make downvoted answers hard to read--and you can glean quite a bit of information from downvoted answers. Pretty useless :/

So this is probably bydesign, and will probably be declined if you make it into a featurereq.

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If it is, indeed, as simple as you say, I don't see why it should be declined. I could understand it being bydesign (since it's mobile, and mobile is not exactly like the full site), but it is inconsistent. Thanks for looking into the stylsheet =) – jadarnel27 Apr 9 '12 at 14:58
This is dumb. This is stupid. – jadarnel27 May 8 '13 at 5:20
@jadarnel27: ?? O_0 – Manishearth May 8 '13 at 5:43
Oh, hey Manish. What's up? – jadarnel27 May 8 '13 at 5:55
@jadarnel27: Vacashun!! – Manishearth May 8 '13 at 6:00

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