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Why are the votes, number of answers and views set from left to right on the left of the questions in the main page, but vertically, from top to bottom, in the list of questions?

Apart from the inconsistency, which is rather unnecessary, the vertical layout is rather illegible...

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  • $\begingroup$ I agree. I vote in favor of having both as horizontal! $\endgroup$ – Eric Naslund Mar 2 '11 at 6:02
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I guess the simple reason is that in the list of questions there is enough vertical space for the vertical layout of the numbers, and this gives more horizontal space for the preview of the question. (I actually like the vertical layout better.) On the main page, a vertical layout would just eat too much vertical space.

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