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>> No. 23945 Anonymous
27th March 2015
Friday 7:49 pm
23945 /IQ/
If you want to restore /IQ/'s legibility (without Comic Sans and Uppercase) you can use this in a userscript:

cs=document.getElementsByTagName('style')[0]; cs.parentNode.removeChild(cs);


It took me too long to realise this. I'd been messing around with text-transform and defining a function to make everything sentence case. Quite pleased it boils down to two lines of JavaScript.

Have mercy purpz..
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>> No. 23946 Anonymous
27th March 2015
Friday 7:59 pm
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>>23945
Pray I don't deliver /iq/ as an image file.
>> No. 23947 Anonymous
27th March 2015
Friday 8:34 pm
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>>23945

For the less technically minded, you can also remove .gs's permission to choose it's own fonts in preferences in most browsers. It's still all caps, but at least it's not comic sans.
>> No. 23959 Anonymous
1st April 2015
Wednesday 8:26 pm
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>>23945
>userscript
Is this for Greasemonkey or something? I'm confused.
>> No. 23960 Anonymous
1st April 2015
Wednesday 9:10 pm
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>>23959
Yeah or any other greasemonkey equivalent (e.g. scriptish).
>> No. 23961 Anonymous
1st April 2015
Wednesday 10:55 pm
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Fuckim' hell, I'd been trying to do this myself but thought JavaScript wasn't capable of altering CSS. Thanks muchly lad.
>> No. 23962 Anonymous
1st April 2015
Wednesday 11:04 pm
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Can we get rid of all caps on /iq/?

Pretty please?
>> No. 23964 Anonymous
6th April 2015
Monday 8:48 pm
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>>23962
Tonight you all want each other banned. Instead I'm going to watch you all walk in circles because it's funny.

As a gesture of good will, I give you this. Vote carefully.

http://strawpoll.me/4058366
>> No. 23965 Anonymous
6th April 2015
Monday 10:11 pm
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>>23964

Needs a "Leave them on, even though they were never funny" option to be balanced.
>> No. 23966 Anonymous
6th April 2015
Monday 10:16 pm
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>>23962
I MUCH PREFER THE FULL CAPS ON /IQ/

I THINK IT'S A GOOD REMINDER FOR EVERYONE CONCERNED TO NOT TAKE THE WHOLE THING TOO SERIOUSLY
>> No. 23967 Anonymous
6th April 2015
Monday 10:59 pm
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>>23964>>23965>>23966

I have webfonts disabled for tinfoil reasons but have the caps been for that long already? Doesn't feel like it.
>> No. 23968 Anonymous
6th April 2015
Monday 11:15 pm
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>16 total votes
Implying that many people still use .gs.

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 23969 Anonymous
6th April 2015
Monday 11:18 pm
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>>23968
Wasn't me. Must be purple voting 14 times. He thought voting for different options would throw us off the scent, but he won't fool us that easily.
>> No. 23970 Anonymous
8th April 2015
Wednesday 6:42 pm
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>>23964
Okay, I'm calling time on this. Fourteen people want things left the way they are, four want normal text and five misguided souls wasted their vote.

>>23962
No.
>> No. 23979 Anonymous
10th April 2015
Friday 10:12 am
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As the OP, I do feel slightly nostalgic for the all caps but not the comic sans. The script is a good solution to those that are bothered by it. Otherwsie you can just block website fonts or do a text transform for comic sans into Trebuchet MS, if you just hate the font (like me).

>>23970
> five misguided souls wasted their vote
Spoilt ballots aren't necessarily a waste of a vote.
>> No. 23980 Anonymous
10th April 2015
Friday 10:47 am
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>>23979
Nowt wrong with comic sans. Obviously it looks loopishly childish but it's designed to be easily legible, especially to dyslexics and whatnot.

It's been found that 'ugly' fonts like comic sans actually leave the reader with more to remember. See Oppenheimer and Vaughn (2011) 'Fortune favours the bold... Effects of disfluency on educational outcomes'.
>> No. 23981 Anonymous
10th April 2015
Friday 10:56 am
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>> No. 23982 Anonymous
10th April 2015
Friday 11:05 am
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Can someone tell me why comic sans has the reputation it does? It seems entirely self perpetuating and arbitrary.
>> No. 23983 Anonymous
10th April 2015
Friday 11:37 pm
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>>23982
Of course there is an element of self-perpetuation; the hatred of comic sans is memetic, but the hatred is also justified because of its rampant misuse.

It genuinely annoys me how some people some to have no awareness of the 'character' or 'tone' of a typeface. When comic sans is used in a hospital ward on a warning about spreading the ebola virus, clearly the person who wrote it sees it only as words on a page, but to me it appears almost as a surrealist or absurdist art installation, because the tone of the font is contrasted so dramatically with the tone of the warning.
>> No. 23984 Anonymous
11th April 2015
Saturday 4:31 pm
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>>23982
It's frequently used inappropriately for signage as >>23983 mentions, but it's also a warning sign in personal communications - in the same way that a sentence that starts and ends with "lol" is probably not worth reading, Comic Sans in an email is usually a bad omen, an indication that you're about to read something asinine. Work in an office long enough and you'll develop a reflexive response to it.
>> No. 23985 Anonymous
12th April 2015
Sunday 10:32 am
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>>23945
OPs image was the exact same one used in an /IQ/ thread a while back stating they were going to hack .gs, dox purple, prank call him and seize control of his IRC account.

Was that you OP?
>> No. 23986 Anonymous
12th April 2015
Sunday 2:49 pm
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>>23983
You're halfway there. A lot of it is down to the science of aesthetics and the fact that there's just no uniformity between the glyphs in Comic Sans. The letter bowls, lines, and tails don't match up at all and don't even get me started on the haphazard kerning...

Comic Neue is as refined a typeface as you can get while still maintaining the original (or at least attempted) charm of the original.
>> No. 23987 Anonymous
12th April 2015
Sunday 4:08 pm
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>>23985
>OPs image was the exact same one used in an /IQ/ thread a while back
Proof?

Also where's the apostrophe for "OPs" [sic], you cretin?
>> No. 23988 Anonymous
12th April 2015
Sunday 4:56 pm
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>>23983

>It genuinely annoys me how some people some to have no awareness of the 'character' or 'tone' of a typeface.
>> No. 23989 Anonymous
12th April 2015
Sunday 4:59 pm
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>>23988

It takes a special kind of dunderhead to think "Yes, I do want this very serious text to look like it was written in crayon.".
>> No. 23990 Anonymous
13th April 2015
Monday 4:59 pm
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>>23989

I recall when I objected once at a government-funded charity and was told the reason they use it is because Comic Sans is scientifically proven to be easier for people with reading disabilities to read.
>> No. 23991 Anonymous
13th April 2015
Monday 5:20 pm
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>>23990

There's no evidence for it. The British Dyslexia Association simply asserted that Comic Sans was more readable, without bothering to do proper research. The few studies available show no statistically significant difference in reading speed between dyslexia-specific typefaces and popular faces like Arial or Times.
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13th April 2015
Monday 6:59 pm
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>>23991
>There's no evidence for it.
But it is scientific fact.

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