tedster - 8:56 pm on Jun 22, 2012 (gmt 0)
Yes, there is a change. Some people I've heard from feel that it is the total pixel width of the title characters that's in play, rather than the exact character count.
If i had to guess (snd it would be a guess) I would say that this display change is not part of any ranking change - that they are independent. However, I could easily be surprised on that.