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Single-line comments show like two lines, simply to give space for the Vote and Flag icons, which are placed with above the other.

Can these buttons be placed next to each other? This would allow single-line comments to look like single lines.

Example:

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With FGITW no check mark revolver is meant! –  Ladybug Killer Sep 10 '09 at 13:33
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Did you save up all these questions until clock off? –  random Sep 10 '09 at 13:34
    
@random - Can't say. I don't really know how sophisticated my brain is. –  Jarvis Sep 10 '09 at 13:35
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-1 for no drop shadows. –  Hilarious Comedy Pesto Sep 10 '09 at 13:51
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-1 for no freehand circles! You ruined true art btw! –  Ladybug Killer Sep 10 '09 at 13:53
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You have ruined the wonderful picture. I was going to print and it stick it on my fridge. –  XMLbog Sep 10 '09 at 13:54
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-1 for soulless rectangles –  TheTXI Sep 10 '09 at 13:58
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You have ruined the wonderful fridge. i was going to magnetize it and stick it on my picture. –  belgariontheking Sep 10 '09 at 13:59
    
Fine guys, now that your soulful image is back, vote up! –  Jarvis Sep 10 '09 at 14:13
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@Jeremy: Repwhore! –  Hilarious Comedy Pesto Sep 10 '09 at 14:17

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I don't really have a problem with it being vertical and tacking on an extra line, but I probably wouldn't be opposed to it all on one line either. My only thought would be about it potentially increasing the amount of misclicks and accidental flags given out on comments (since it is easier to visually distinguish things vertically than horizontally).

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Most people have problems hitting the correct button anyway. Especially while giggling. Putting them next to each other would increase this problem.

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They are anyways next to each other. Just that now they shall be buddies instead of building blocks. –  Jarvis Sep 10 '09 at 13:43
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Up/Down is easier than left/right. –  Ladybug Killer Sep 10 '09 at 13:45
    
@LadybugKiller Thanks. I realized this first time! –  hims056 Sep 22 '12 at 8:55

The obvious solution is to demand that everyone write longer comments. Despite all the hassle this will cause most of us, this is a definite win for Welbog.

Also, it is easier to visually distinguish things vertically than horizontally.

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Hassle? The buttons will be just as far from each other as they are now. –  Jarvis Sep 10 '09 at 13:44
    
Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Rudd? –  Hilarious Comedy Pesto Sep 10 '09 at 13:58
    
Jon Skeet doesn't have a problem writing terse comments. Neither do I. –  Jarvis Sep 10 '09 at 14:12
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If Jon Skeet jumped off a bridge, I hope you'd follow him. Then we'd be free of two of you short-commenters. You guys are making a mockery of Jeff and the SO Team by failing to take advantage of everything they have given us. He upped the comment length on meta just for us, you insensitive clod! Jeff's upstairs in his room crying like a little girl because you won't use the things he works so hard to create. Do you think it's funny when a grown man cries? Because that's what you're doing to Jeff. He is wailing and rending his garments. Quit tormenting the poor man; what did he ever do to you? –  Hilarious Comedy Pesto Sep 10 '09 at 14:23

It seems entirely unnecessary to me. And honestly, I think it would be more annoying if it changed for single line comments vs multi line comments.

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It can be the same for both. –  Jarvis Sep 10 '09 at 13:44
    
See the updated pic above. –  Jarvis Sep 10 '09 at 13:50
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I see, but I'm with John Smithers "Up/Down is easier than left/right" –  Timothy Carter Sep 10 '09 at 14:01

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