I was experimenting dragging the page up as far as it would go for no apparent reason (I have rubber-band scrolling), and I noticed this:

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I couldn't reproduce it on any other site that I tried.

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    Which browser/OS is this? I can't find anything in the page code which would do that. (Not that it isn't there; but I haven't found it) – Andrew Leach Jun 30 '14 at 11:13

I've modified the code to replace top: -200px with text-indent: -999em; which is our "standard" way of hiding things on other DOM elements across the site. This will be live in the next prod build.

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Those labels are attached to the buttons on the top bar and assigned the CSS class hidden-text. Despite the name, they are not actually hidden--they're just positioned above the top of the page:

.topbar .hidden-text {
    position: absolute;
    top: -200px;

This seems like a strange decision, but all the other SE sites I've checked do the top bar the same way, so I suppose there's a reason for it.

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