We heard everyone loud and clear, so we implemented a Compact Text Mode to be a little reminiscent of everyone's favorite old IRC chats. Here's how to find it:
1. Open your User Settings Window
2. Select the Appearance tab
3. Select the "compact" option
The biggest difference you'll see is that user avatars no longer show up. What was once:
Now gets shrunk down to:
No more avatars and many more messages! Don't forget that role colors will still be prevalent as well.