I would prefer to have the textboxes on the Ask Ubuntu website be in a non-monospace font, it makes them more attractive to look at.

  • You could change this client side.
    – N.N.
    Nov 7, 2011 at 20:09
  • I can, but this is just a suggestion. To make it the default gives the impression of the site having "smoothed edges".
    – William
    Nov 8, 2011 at 2:31
  • I am also suprised by the vote down on this suggestion. All I was doing was making a suggestion that would improve the visual appeal of the site, if you don't like my suggestion, its no skin off your back.
    – William
    Nov 8, 2011 at 2:34
  • Voted back up, because it is an interesting idea (really, people should leave explanations when they downvote). But a potential issue I see here is related to formatting: monospace makes looking at source much nicer for editing purposes because it helps with keeping things aligned properly. Non-mono font would be better used with a true WYSIWYG editor, instead of our current method of using Markdown. Nov 8, 2011 at 4:25
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    @William It was not me who voted down. However, note that voting is different on meta compared to the main site. On the meta site voting is used to express agreement or disagreement, see the faq for details.
    – N.N.
    Nov 8, 2011 at 7:08
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    Thank you for listing your reasons, it was not something I thought about. And thank yo, NN, for the explanation on the difference on downvoting. I just assumed it would be the same.
    – William
    Nov 8, 2011 at 13:46

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For what purpose? The preview is in a proportional font; the actual editor is in a monospace font.

I don't see any merit in this request, since both font styles are always available.

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