Since we upgraded to v4 each post takes a huge amount of space. I'm creating the thread to give my ideas on how to reduce this problem.
Feel free to comment adding you thoughts and ideas as well.
By the way, everything here is related to the postbit (everything that you normally see under your avatar).
#1: Remove unnecessary space - Images 2 and 3
If you look at the way we have it now you'll realize that there is a lot of unused space. If you remove it all at once, like I did in the example, you will see a big difference right away.
#2: Remove unnecessary info - Image 4
I like the mention/tag system. It's new and interesting. But having the number of mentions/tags in every post you make is a bit useless. It's just an interesting stat, and if you want you can check it in your profile already. Same thing goes for "location" and "join date". If you want to know when a user joined, you can just click his username and check it in his profile, along with his other info
To sum it up, I think "Mentioned" and "Tagged" should be removed. I can accept "Join Date" and "Location" being there, even though they can be removed if we still think posts are taking too much space.
I think this would be very effective if done correctly. Take a look at this example:
Note: Grey = space removed
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(I removed my avatar because it was annoying seeing it so many times xD)
So, what info do you think should go or should stay?
Any other ideas related to this?