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  • What happened?
    Take this thread of mine for example: http://www.overclock.net/t/1450994/minor-poor-ui-and-locale-design-capitalization-is-not-used-properly-numbers-are-not-consistently-formatted/0_20

    I admit, the thread title is quite lengthy but it is not THAT long. However, take a look at this screenshot:



    The first problem is the giant waste of space. I could fit 20 thread titles in the space that is wasted. If there's enough space, why truncate it?

    Next up is the tooltip - I thought, oh I'll get the tooltip to show me the rest of the thread title - oh was I wrong:



    The tooltip should have a bit more of a limit. Its fine to truncate long titles, but don't waste space, and make sure that you show the entire thread title somewhere else. The whole point of truncation is to fit the text in the space. Well - clearly it would fit so there's no need in the first place here, but if you must truncate, please show the full title... Every UI element in any major operating system, for example, will show the full text on a tooltip of a truncated element. If the title is REALLY long, then fine - truncate it in both places.

    You can even make the tooltips wider. There is a MOUNTAIN of space to play with and it is not being used efficiently.

    This is on the forum listing page (e.g. http://www.overclock.net/f/17791/submit-a-bug-report).

    Even worse, it is truncated on the thread ITSELF (where there is yet another mountain of space, but this time there is no tooltip):


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Phanteks PH-TC14PE with TY-140's Lamptron FCv5 (x2) Windows 8 Pro 64-bit Dell U2412M 
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Dell U2412M Dell U2212HM Dell U2713HM Topre Realforce 87UB | Ducky DK9087 G2 Pro 
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