## solution to the ever narrowing posts problem?

are there any drupal hackers who could somehow fix the ever narrowing text problem? :-)

## Comment viewing options

### Easy

Add the following to the CSS stylesheet:

.comment { min-width: 500px; }


In the meantime you can add this rule from your browser's developer tools or with extensions that let you add your own CSS to websites (e.g. the Stylebox extension for Chrome).

### A feature, not a bug

Once you get that nested in a thread, narrow text is just a symptom of what is probably more likely a debate between a few people that is probably not as useful to people outside of the debate (a "forum smell"?).

### Don't indent unnecessarily

Knowing nothing of Drupal, isn't the right design to stay at the same indentation level when a message only has a single child? It needs perhaps to be indicated visually in some way, but makes sense since a back-and-forth exchange isn't a hierarchy but a sequence, and should not cause a staircase on the screen. (It's somewhat like applying TCO on the reply chain.)

Sean is right about narrow text often being a symptom, but this doesn't mean that it's always the case. I believe conversations that weren't progressively indented would also somehow look more inviting for others to join in.