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Suddenly, the design of the /users page changed like this:
Other pages, such as /questions or /tags, haven't changed at all, which makes me think this might have been a premature or accidental change.
Was this change purposeful or not? Is it part of a network-wide design changing process?
Please note that this is most probably unrelated to the new responsive design sneak peek, as the screenshot is from Codegolf.SE. Also, this looks like a dupe at first, but this question focuses on reasoning, not a specific issue.