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On the front page:
horizontal/separate

On http://stackoverflow.com/questions:
combined

Why are those differently structured?

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Does it really matter? –  Xarcell May 25 '13 at 1:12
    
It does, to me. Unless there is good reason, I avoid inconsistency in my work, so I tend to notice it around. –  Andrey Shchekin May 25 '13 at 1:22

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Question lists typically show the start of the question's texts and the asker's or last editor's avatar:

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The front page however, possibly to fit more questions in a page, only shows the title and the asker's or last editor's username:

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There simply isn't enough space on the front page for the vertical arrangement for votes / answers / views.

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I see now, thanks. –  Andrey Shchekin May 25 '13 at 1:26

The reason is showing more questions in the front page, since that page doesn't use a pager, contrary to http://stackoverflow.com/questions.

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