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  • BF10
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    13:04, March 16, 2017

    Here's something that should greatly change the look of the wiki: Font change.

    So, instead of using the boring Arial font, we should use Proxima Nova instead. This font should give the impression of a modern-ish wiki look, and it's been used in some well-known sites as well such as CNET and Digital Trends.

    The only problem with this is that this will probably be only noticeable on desktop version of the site. The mobile design seems to be "unified" so that the look of the mobile version will be the same in any wikis, regardless of script changes.

    For the preview of how it looks on the wiki, it's available on my test wiki. The CSS is also available there as well, and the fonts are hosted here (Wikia CSS allows for cross-site file usage).

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    • Symbol thumbs downOppose
      Leave the font as it is. I don't think anyone actually requested a font change.
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    • Symbol thumbs upSupport
      It looks pretty cool. PvZCC also has a different font, so I guess we could change the font for this wiki too... But how will you do that anyways?
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    • PeaVZ108 wrote:
      Symbol thumbs downOppose
      Leave the font as it is. I don't think anyone actually requested a font change.

      ...isn't this the equivalent of Drek requesting one?

      Symbol thumbs upSupport
      Let's face it, anything is better than Arial.
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    • Symbol thumbs downOppose
      That font honestly looks hideous. Arial is nice and simple, and is the staple for the internet in general.
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    • Symbol thumbs upSupport to Sort-neutralNeutral
      It doesn't really matter but it could make it look more modern.
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    • Symbol thumbs downSymbol thumbs downAbsolute Oppose
      It's literally a pointless change that means nothing.
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    • Symbol thumbs downOppose
      Our wiki already takes a lot of bytes, and you wanna add MORE?! What are you even thinking?!
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    • Symbol thumbs downSymbol thumbs downAbsolute Oppose
      This is completely pointless, and I love arial font.
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    • DatDramaPlant wrote:
      PeaVZ108 wrote:
      Symbol thumbs downOppose
      Leave the font as it is. I don't think anyone actually requested a font change.
      ...isn't this the equivalent of Drek requesting one?
      Symbol thumbs upSupport
      Let's face it, anything is better than Arial.

      I meant anyone else.

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    • DatDramaPlant wrote:


      PeaVZ108 wrote:
      Symbol thumbs downOppose
      Leave the font as it is. I don't think anyone actually requested a font change.
      ...isn't this the equivalent of Drek requesting one?
      Symbol thumbs upSupport
      Let's face it, anything is better than Arial.

      Wow we should change it to comic sans because that's better than Arial

      Symbol thumbs downOppose
      You know it's bad when you state no pros and one con.
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    • Strawburst18 wrote:

      DatDramaPlant wrote:



      PeaVZ108 wrote:
      Symbol thumbs downOppose
      Leave the font as it is. I don't think anyone actually requested a font change.
      ...isn't this the equivalent of Drek requesting one?
      Symbol thumbs upSupport
      Let's face it, anything is better than Arial.
      Wow we should change it to comic sans because that's better than Arial
      Symbol thumbs downOppose
      You know it's bad when you state no pros and one con.

      Looks like someone doesn't understand sarcasm...

      Anyways, I change my mind.

      Symbol thumbs downOppose
      I'm REALLY used to seeing this font around here. The new font makes me uncomfortable
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    • Symbol thumbs downSymbol thumbs downAbsolute Oppose
      I LIKE IT THAT WAY
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    • Symbol thumbs downOppose
      First of all, this wiki was never meant to be flamboyant and fancy. Heck, if it's about a game about mutant plants and dodo riders, it seems out of place.

      Second of all, most people are used to the classic arial font. The arial font is simple and it's easy to dertermine letters.

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    • ThisUserLikesOreo
      ThisUserLikesOreo removed this reply because:
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      19:08, March 13, 2017
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    • Symbol thumbs downOppose
      It is fine as it is. Next thing you will say is to change it to Wingdings...
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    • Symbol thumbs downOppose
      I simply like this font too much. I hate change.
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      19:08, March 13, 2017
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    • And... this was derailed

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    • Sort-neutralNeutral
      I don't really care what wins because, let's be honest, not much will be changed.
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    • Sort-neutralNeutral to Symbol thumbs downOppose
      The change is unnecessary and doesn't even change anything radically. Plus, it makes the site laggier. I'd be more willing to support it if the change was more radical.
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    • Sort-neutralNeutral to Symbol thumbs downOppose
      As others have said, it really doesn't change the wiki that much, and the font looks good just as it is. The thing holding me back from going full oppose is the fact that the font looks pretty good and professional. Still, it is quite unneeded.
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    • Symbol thumbs downOppose
      O__O. No. Don't replace the classics.
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    • What if we replace the font with Comic Sans? TrollZombie3.png

      Sort-neutralNeutral
      If it ain't broke, don't fix it. But I do like the font....
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    • Symbol thumbs downSymbol thumbs downAbsolute Oppose


      EEW. NO. Also, when you suggested a new font for the wiki, I expected a font that would actually be an improvement on Arial, like Comic Sans. I'm not kidding, there's nothing better.

      EDIT: The font face wouldn't render.

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    • 14 opposes and 1 support. I'm pretty sure this one's doomed.

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    • Birdpool wrote:
      Symbol thumbs downSymbol thumbs downAbsolute Oppose

      EEW. NO. Also, when you suggested a new font for the wiki, I expected a font that would actually be an improvement on Arial, like Comic Sans. I'm not kidding, there's nothing better.

      EDIT: The font face wouldn't render.

      Isn't Comic Sans, you know, unprofessional?

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    • Symbol thumbs downOppose
      Original font looks better, and if you change it to some random font, you know, people might even dislike the wiki.
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    • VeXJL wrote:
      Birdpool wrote:
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      EEW. NO. Also, when you suggested a new font for the wiki, I expected a font that would actually be an improvement on Arial, like Comic Sans. I'm not kidding, there's nothing better. EDIT: The font face wouldn't render.

      Isn't Comic Sans, you know, unprofessional?

      As much as I like using it, yes, it is very unprofessional and it should not be used for the wiki.

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    • You know, now that I've considered it, I think I'll change my vote. #PeerPressure

      Symbol thumbs downOppose
      It doesn't really seem like an improvement.
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    • DatDramaPlant wrote:
      You know, now that I've considered it, I think I'll change my vote.
      1. PeerPressure
      Symbol thumbs downOppose
      It doesn't really seem like an improvement.

      same, just going for unanimous honestly

      Symbol thumbs downOppose
      Doesn't make sense to make a big change that could even take away people who may want to join the wiki.
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    • And... no support. GG no rematch.

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    • I've never seen this much red outside of Communism.

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    • Camwood777 wrote:
      I've never seen this much red outside of Communism.

      And your profile image, Mr. Joseph McCarthy?

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    • I think it should be the PvZ font:  Brianne Todd. 

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    • unless that's hard to read. 

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    • Symbol thumbs downOppose
      I can't find a significant benefit by making this change.
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    • Brainulator9 wrote:

      Camwood777 wrote:
      I've never seen this much red outside of Communism.

      And your profile image, Mr. Joseph McCarthy?

      There's purple and yellow in there too, sir capitalist. </bad humor>

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    • Camwood777 wrote:

      Brainulator9 wrote:

      Camwood777 wrote:
      I've never seen this much red outside of Communism.
      And your profile image, Mr. Joseph McCarthy?
      There's purple and yellow in there too, sir capitalist. </bad humor>


      But this have gray neutral and some greeny supports...

      ok we should just stop derailing

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    • Symbol thumbs downOppose
      Arial is just the best-looking generic font by my standards.
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    • VeXJL wrote:
      Birdpool wrote:
      Symbol thumbs downSymbol thumbs downAbsolute Oppose

      EEW. NO. Also, when you suggested a new font for the wiki, I expected a font that would actually be an improvement on Arial, like Comic Sans. I'm not kidding, there's nothing better.EDIT: The font face wouldn't render.

      Isn't Comic Sans, you know, unprofessional?

      No, I think the exact opposite. It's one of the best.

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    • Birdpool wrote:
      VeXJL wrote:
      Birdpool wrote:
      Symbol thumbs downSymbol thumbs downAbsolute Oppose
      EEW. NO. Also, when you suggested a new font for the wiki, I expected a font that would actually be an improvement on Arial, like Comic Sans. I'm not kidding, there's nothing better.EDIT: The font face wouldn't render.
      Isn't Comic Sans, you know, unprofessional?
      No, I think the exact opposite. It's one of the best.

      Lemme just tell you, Comic Sans isn't professional. Unlike Arial, Comic Sans's letters aren't very straight, and gives off the impression of "imperfect". The curves are also too exaggerated.

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    • Birdpool
      Birdpool removed this reply because:
      I can't figure out the wikitext
      04:03, March 15, 2017
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    • VeXJL wrote:
      Birdpool wrote:
      VeXJL wrote:
      Birdpool wrote:
      Symbol thumbs downSymbol thumbs downAbsolute Oppose
      EEW. NO. Also, when you suggested a new font for the wiki, I expected a font that would actually be an improvement on Arial, like Comic Sans. I'm not kidding, there's nothing better.EDIT: The font face wouldn't render.
      Isn't Comic Sans, you know, unprofessional?
      No, I think the exact opposite. It's one of the best.
      Lemme just tell you, Comic Sans isn't professional. Unlike Arial, Comic Sans's letters aren't very straight, and gives off the impression of "imperfect". The curves are also too exaggerated.

      That's what makes it so awesome though.

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    • Symbol thumbs downOppose
      Would probably ruin many templates
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    • I would oppose, but there's already a waterfall of them, so....

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    • Opposes win.

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