The link to automatically move this discussion to chat? is a smaller size than the preceeding text, Please avoid extended discussions in comments. Would you like to. Shouldn't the whole block of text be the same size? At the very least, I don't think the size should change within the sentence (Would you like to automatically move this discussion to chat?)...

As you can see in the screenshots, this occurs on the mobile version of the site across many browsers (even a desktop browser). The text has a consistent size on the normal view, and the smaller size in the mobile view, matching the normal link size, leads me to the conclusion that this is a bug (i.e. unintentional).

On a phone:

The bug occurs in Opera Mobile 12, Firefox Mobile 14 and the Android 2.3 browser, on Android 2.3.

Screenshot-Phone-Opera Screenshot-Phone-Firefox Screenshot-Phone-Android

On a PC:

Firefox 13, mobile version of the site


On Firefox 13, desktop version of the site:


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    What exactly is wrong with having it appear slightly differently from the surrounding text? It's a link - it should be differentiated from the rest of the "non clickable" text...By size, by color, etc... – Lix Jul 2 '12 at 11:07
  • The move this discussion to chat message should appear again when you attempt to add another comment to that thread... – Lix Jul 2 '12 at 11:09
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    @Lix By colour, sure. But the size difference looks odd, along with making it harder to click/press the link. it's not exactly a convention to have links a different size, anyway. And I did attempt to add another comment, where the message did not appear - if it did, I would not be remarking on its absence! – Bob Jul 2 '12 at 11:24
  • I've edited with more reasoning for why I think it's a bug, i.e. unintentional. If this was actually an intentional effect, then could someone let me know and I'll change this to a feature request for the text to be the same size? – Bob Jul 3 '12 at 10:26
  • I don't understand why you have tagged it as bug?! The formatting for both the devices could be different and it can't be said as a bug if you see different formatting on mobile as compared to on desktop. – Bongs Jul 3 '12 at 10:37
  • @Bongs The inconsistent size seems odd to me, as if someone forgot to set a style/size for the link. I'll also note that this is the only place on SE I've seen with a different text size for a link compared to surrounding text. If you still think this shouldn't be tagged as a bug, I'll happily change it to a feature request :\ – Bob Jul 3 '12 at 10:40

This has been fixed and will be deployed in the next builds (rev 2236 on meta and rev 1600 on main).

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