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a css to improve readability of this forum
> Can the email mailing be turned off/on by a setting?

Yes. Click your user name in the upper right corner of the screen, then [the Email Alerts link][1].

> That said, I am not a great typographer/designer...

Just FYI, your ordinal list was interrupted by this paragraph because you didn't precede it with spaces to make it continue your point #2. The following list item would then be #3 with that fix.

This feature of Fossil Markdown isn't covered in the brief [`md_rules`][2] file, but it is [bog-standard Markdown][3].

> prefix all the css with a namespace

Not likely to happen.

The URL host name effectively namespaces the CSS for this site already.

> not use inline css to style the replies in the hierarchical tree. Instead, use classnames 

[Patches thoughtfully considered.][4] :)

> Why not get rid of the fossil-specific css that has little use on this forum website?

Because "little" is not the same as "none." Though not linked through the modified navbar buttons at the top of this page, you can still get to pages like `/timeline`, `/file`, and `/wcontent` which require those styles.

Anyway, your browser *may* be able to cache this between page hits, in which case its size isn't a serious concern. You pay its cost only on initial load from an unprimed cache.

I qualify that with "may" because Chrome can cache the CSS for this repo, but Firefox cannot. With some adjustment to the HTML headers served, Firefox could cache it, too. I suspect the front-end proxy for this site needs to set `Expires` to make this work, but that's just a guess. I haven't got the time to experiment with it at the moment to find out.

[1]: https://sqlite.org/forum/alerts
[2]: https://sqlite.org/forum/md_rules
[3]: https://www.markdownguide.org/basic-syntax#adding-elements-in-lists
[4]: https://fossil-scm.org/fossil/doc/trunk/www/contribute.wiki