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Background of OP username looks ugly in comments

Firefox 36.0, Windows 7 SP 1 x64, the name of the OP looks strange: This has already been reported before, but since that question was asked almost a year ago, I guess it was already fixed and now ...
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The “privileges” page doesn't render well in Safari

The page that displays which privileges the logged-in user has and how close they are to achieving the rest appears to ahve a display error: That's Safari 5.1.4 on Mac OS 10.7.3. See the badly-...
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The layout in my profile page is broken

On my profile page for this site, the profile details on the top right, are shifted down - it looks like the HTML is broken somewhere. This doesn't happen on any other SE site. It is not a problem as ...
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iPhone display is (almost) identical for EL&U and ELL

I am bereft of my laptop. Until recently, a friend of mine had lent me his mini computer while my laptop gathered dust at a friend of a friend's house who had promised to fix it. The lender has ...
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Improper formatting of Welcome box

A user from another site (tombull89) wishes to report a formatting problem for non-logged in template. Here is a screenshot. He is using Firefox 7.0.1 on Windows 7, but Cerberus reports the same ...
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10k tools flags page display problem

I think this is due to the recent changes to the formatting of the 10k tools (rather than me upgrading to Firefox 6.0): (I've grayed out the questions and names to protect the innocent. Obviously, ...
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Links are visible far past the top margin of the page

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: I couldn't reproduce it on any other site that I tried.
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Multiple bounty dialogues

EDIT: It appears each click on the "start a bounty" link simply opens another bounty box. The position of the new box seems to depend entirely on where the page is scrolled when "start a bounty" is ...
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“possible duplicate of…” is uncapitalised

When we close-vote a question as a duplicate of another question, a comment is auto-generated. This comment reads: possible duplicate of [Title of Dupe Question] For as long as I've been here, ...
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Color of certain elements in Main site doesn't match up with the rest of the page

It is obvious that the grey of the blocks and the grey in the horizontal rule don't match up with the rest of the page. Adding a small amount of the color from the background to it could greatly ...
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UX issue, ask a question button

The "Ask Question" a primary call to action is treated as a menu item. I actually couldn't even visually locate this button. I had to open stackoverflow, view where the button was and then compare ...
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Design bug when editing an old revision

Example: Reproduced in Chrome 8, Opera 11, and IE8. This is how it appears in Safari 5.0.5 on Mac OS X 10.6. Edit: Bug is still present. Chrome 14 on Windows 7 looks just like above.
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Why are some questions on the question page darker than others?

I've noticed some questions on the questions page are tinted darker than others Looking at the CSS, I see that they have the same class applied to them as the normal-shaded questions on the page (and ...
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Unreadable styling for highlighted tags on meta

When highlighted because the mouse moves over them, the “status-bydesign” tag and some others turn into a weird and unreadable combination of colours: black text on maroon background. Here's an ...
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Graphics cover the text

On https://english.stackexchange.com/tools/flagged, one of the blocks appears as in the following screenshot: The graphic covers the block title.
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"Editing help" page formatting appears broken

The formatting of the editing help page, linked from the sidebar when typing or editing a question or answer, appears quite broken: Notice how the background horizontal lines are in inappropriate ...
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Multi-line populist badge

The badge image (as shown above) takes up multiple lines here. The badge icon is on one line while the badge name is on a separate line.
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Privileges screen is just off enough to be annoying

Clearly the container is messed up. Can we fix it? Or is this some that should be taken up to the big boys in meta SO?
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How can I inform an OP that I may have answered his or her question?

EDIT I have shortened my original question because I feel the lengthy preamble added nothing of value, I have accepted Simchona's answer and I don't like wasting people's time. So, here it is the ...
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Layout in captcha window slightly broken

The Captcha's layout seems slightly off: Latest stable Chrome on Mac OS X here.
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Related questions overflow

The text can flow out of the bottom of the related sidebar when the titles are too long.
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Sidebar Fleur-de-lis Formatting

I noticed a small design issue with the tag box where "Favorite Tags" and "Ignored Tags" are located. The fleur-de-lis on the side is directly underneath the first two letters on both labels, which ...
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On ELU and Meta.ELU, filter buttons not aligned in user page

I am using Google Chrome version 25.0.1364, on Windows 7. For me, in the "Users" section of both EL&U and the Meta site, the last filter button of each set is aligned a bit too high. For example, ...
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What's with the fugly red?

Maybe I'm simply not used to it, but a recent design update appears to have changed the background colour of popups such as the one below to a rather jarring, unwholesome red. Do you find this ...
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Misaligned box edge in privilege description pages

I went to look at the privilege descriptions as a result of a different question (e.g. https://english.stackexchange.com/privileges/edit ) and the "Reputation Required" box has its right boundary ...
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The FAQ link on main no longer fits in Chrome [closed]

Starting today, this is what I see: This only happens in Chrome (22.0.1229.79 m) and only on the main site. Meta looks fine. Other SE sites look fine. Not reproducible in Opera, FF, IE, or Safari....
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The border is drawn over the text

In the CAPTCHA page, the right border for the box shown on the right side is drawn over the text, not in the correct position.
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Why does this site use an ampersand for an icon?

Just curious. Why do we have & as a site logo? Yeah, I know that the site is about two things: both language and usage. But still, there are other SE sites with "and" in their names too and they ...
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Could the meta site be more clearly labeled?

I'm a new user. I was looking at the main site, and trying to learn more about how things work, so I clicked the FAQ link; then I clicked something else, I'm not sure what, and found a bunch of ...
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Captcha page description box bug; border broken

The /captcha page's Are you human box's right border is acting funky: That weird line after Human is supposed to be the right border with the Fleur-de-lis. I get the issue in the three main browsers;...
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What font does the site use?

I've noticed that the fonts at this site are different form the font at other S.E sites (which is Arial, I think). So I wanted to know what fonts are used here?
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The number showing the number of suggested edits still pending is not visible

The number that is showing the pending edits to review is visible on top of the page, but it is not visible in the review page. Looking closely, the number is shown, but the color is too similar to ...
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What's up with the background image

The background image on the main site: It seems to have developed a very subtle "pixelation" effect. Here is enlarged, contrast-enhanced version of the image, making it plainer:    &...
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Styling of certain HTML elements

Definite low-priority feature-request: when making notes and little asides in questions and answers, I tend to favour (ab)using sub and sup, both of which are visually precisely how I'd like them to ...
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Is the editing help page supposed to be this hideous?

See the editing help page. In Safari 5, at the very least (the only browser I have available at the moment), it has no background at the top, unlike most of the English.SE site. Take a look at ...
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Change the CSS style for code samples on EL&U

Code samples are largely irrelevant on EL&U (not to mention they starkly contrast with the style/theme of the site), but the specific formatting they provide is not useless. There are two primary ...
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Make more evident those words are links

Right before writing this question, I clicked on the "tools" link on the main site to see if there were questions voted to be closed; to my surprise I was redirected to the review page. I then ...
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The links posted under a question are split on two lines

See Do we need the "foreign" tag? The links that I see under that question are split on two lines. It happened after I voted to close my question as it is not relevant, now that there are ...
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Code blocks are hard to read on Meta.

The gray background is very close to the code block gray background. The monospace helps, but when working with individual characters it can get very difficult to notice which are in a code block and ...
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Why are some questions shaded green? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some questions on the question page darker than others? I've really tried to figure this one out on my own, but I give up. What determines whether or not a question ...
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Feature suggestion: dictionary lookup on double-click or context menu

Since we have recommended online reference sources, wouldn't it be nice to be able to access these directly from the site? I could see having either a right-click context menu to allow choosing which ...
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In the list of flagged posts, the question author is not rendered correctly

In the list of flagged posts, the author of a question is rendered as shown in the following screenshot. (I removed the part revealing the OP, which is normally rendered.) The graphic covers "asked ...
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What typeface is used in the EL&U header?

Which typeface is this? How does it get instantiated into the page? I tried looking at the webpage source with Firebug and it just shows up the following HTML tags. <div id="hlogo"> <a ...
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The text shown in the Markdown help block is rendered outside the block borders

On both the meta and the main site, the text shown in the Markup help block goes outside the block frame, as shown in the following screenshots.
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Some blocks on the meta site use the color scheme used by the main site

When I ask a question on this meta site, or edit an existing question, I see these blocks that use the same background color used on the main site.
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All mods are equal, but some mods are more equal than others

/about: Dear Jin, this is funny and all, but... but... BUT! (Opera, Chrome, Firefox; Vista.)
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Number of pending edits unreadable [closed]

Observe: Firefox 3.6.13 under Ubuntu Lucid, if that matters.
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Minor design tweak

FYI, I have removed the red double quote graphic from the <blockquote> element. The styling was nice when if the post has a giant block of text. However since the new design launched, I noticed ...
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Fancy frame on "How to format" not looking good

I'm guessing this is a dupe of something that was already corrected for "How to ask" (as I don't see the frame there). This was on the edit page (as a low-rep editor) Bump same thing on elections ...
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The tag Wiki help block is not correctly rendered

The block that provide a help about tag Wikis is not correctly rendered. The screenshot shows how I see it on Firefox 4.