I was actually just talking about this with @sam earlier… Discourse supports 15 character usernames, but unless you use a
. or something that causes a simple logical breakpoint a single word username 12+ characters long breaks on to two lines… which isn’t pretty ( look at my silly user name! )
One idea I had was to widen the space usernames get a bit, and take some of the padding out of the left of the topic content to eliminate any space “lost” to such an adjustment (the net loss to overall post content would end up being ~3px of width)
Here’s a gif that visualizes that change
It’s a bit of a fringe case, but I’ve seen it happen here and there across various discourse sites… so maybe it’s worth trying out.
Anyone have any other thoughts/objections/ideas?