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Maybe I'm just being OCD, but can the underlining of the filter emails be removed?

It is a lot more readable and looks a lot better to me without underlining, and it's not like it's difficult to tell that it's a link (these are after all people who have used a site on the Stack Exchange network before, and are thus used to similar functionality).

I know it's links and links can generally be underlined, but titles should not be. We don't underline question titles on any site I can think of, do we? Unless you mouse-over, but that's not enough justification to underline all of them in the emails just because mouse-over events don't work in emails (or do they?).

Or is there a specific reason (other than the one mentioned above) for underlining it in emails?

Which do you think looks better?


It might be nice to have a place where all formatting concerns (if any others) with these emails are discussed (and voted on), should this be the place? Or should these be individual questions?

Also, if possible, I think I'd like to have it look a lot more like the Stack Overflow questions page:

  • Display votes
  • Display answers
  • Display tags more clearly
  • Display asker reputation (?)
  • Display the site the question is on more clearly (how?)

The above (votes and answers) can be considered at the time of sending, I realize this can be misleading, since you may only read the e-mail a lot later, but I think something's better than nothing.

But, first and foremost, I'd just like to have the underlining removed.

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I think issues/concerns regarding formatting should have individual discussions/threads. – CD Y Apr 22 '13 at 16:25
@CDY My only problem with that is that most of these can probably fit into 1 line, which seems a bit sparse for a question. Although you can buff it up with an elaboration and some screenshots (like I did), but the essence is still just 1 line. Anyway, that's just my opinion, not sure what the preferred way is for such things, I have seen stuff vaguely similar to my suggestion happen here. – Dukeling Apr 22 '13 at 16:59
For usability, color shouldn't be the only indicator. – Al E. Apr 22 '13 at 17:16

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