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Should the active category name not be shown twice on the categories header?

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One thing one realizes quickly when for example visiting meta.codidact.com is that it's a site about Q&A. The reason is that for example it is written twice:

Screenshot of the current design showing the category name twice

But is this duplication really necessary? What is the purpose of it? Usually duplications are avoided.

It's the category name that is printed on the left below the tabs again. But the active tab is already visible by the different background and one could make it even more visible.

I tried to remove the duplication (see below, current state on the left) and already without the repetition it looks better, I'd say. Also the "Posts, Tags, Edits" would then start always at the same position on screen.

Mock up of how it would look like without the duplication

If needed, one could also increase the font size of the category names in the tabs or make the active category also with a higher font weight while at the same time decreasing the height of the "Posts, ..." row a bit. This change would not be much effort.

What do you think?

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Should the active category name not be shown twice on the categories header?

Eh, maybe, but it also doesn't seem like a problem to solve.

One advantage of showing the selected category on the bottom line is that it can be bigger and bolder. It's easier to see at a quick glance what category you're in.

On the scale of 0-10 importance, this is barely 1, if that.

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Basically means you don't care either way? (2 comments)

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