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Kris in Beijing May 3, 2013 05:59 AM

Is this a tech problem or a site design?

On main pages that list discussion titles, the names of posters are sometimes longer than the space available.

I ~thought~ they used to "word wrap." Now they get grayed at the right edge or they run out of the box.

See attached pic which has both.

 
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    spoonlicker May 27, 2013 11:10 AM

    Just did a search on Site Talk to see if others were having this issue. It is driving me nuts. I thought my laptop monitor was going bad. Yuck.

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    1. re: spoonlicker
      DeborahL May 28, 2013 05:43 PM

      We released a fix for this on May 14. If you're still seeing improper formatting of usernames in that right-hand column, can you provide info on your operating system and browser, as well as attaching a screen shot? Thank you!

      1. re: DeborahL
        jpr54_1 May 28, 2013 07:50 PM

        hi-
        i am still seeing improper formatting.
        browser is mozilla-i don't know how to take a screen shot

        1. re: jpr54_1
          jpr54_1 May 29, 2013 06:31 AM

          mine is also windows 7 core i 7

          1. re: jpr54_1
            Engineering May 29, 2013 10:18 AM

            As a point of clarification, the fading is intentional. The case in which long names abruptly change back to bold after fading (e.g., the i_eat_a_lot_of_icecream example in Kris in Beijing's original screen shot) is the bug that was addressed.

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            spoonlicker May 28, 2013 09:13 PM

            Thanks for the follow up!

            I'm seeing the issue on:

            Windows 7 64-bit
            Chrome Version 27.0.1453.94

             
            1. re: spoonlicker
              Servorg May 29, 2013 06:44 AM

              Have you tried clearing you browser cache and seeing if that doesn't clear up the issue? I regularly run CCleaner (free) on my PC with windows 7 and the latest iteration of FF, and after the fix, plus running the cleaner. all the fading of the longer screen names cleared up.

        2. Gio May 5, 2013 06:18 AM

          One thing I've noticed that may or not be related is on a profile page the 2 or 3 reader icons on the extreme right hand side are "off the page" and cannot be seen.

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          1. re: Gio
            DeborahL May 6, 2013 10:16 AM

            Hi Gio. I'm not seeing the issue with reader icons. Can you provide more details? (Operating system, browser & browser version, desktop or mobile or tablet) Also, maybe try adjusting the zoom in your browser, maybe it's just a browser view issue. Thanks!

            (And for other folks, we're looking into the username issue in the right column.)

            1. re: DeborahL
              Gio May 6, 2013 11:24 AM

              Firefox 20 on Windows Vista
              Desktop
              I tried adjusting the zoom to no avail. It's really not a big deal, I just thought I mention it...

              1. re: Gio
                DeborahL May 6, 2013 12:43 PM

                Thanks for the feedback.

          2. Caitlin McGrath May 4, 2013 11:16 AM

            I don't know if this is related, but I noticed a thread title currently on the first page of the Home Cooking board that is running off (and over the number-of-replies column) instead of wrapping (see the top of the screenshot below).

             
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            1. re: Caitlin McGrath
              Jacquilynne May 4, 2013 11:53 AM

              That's actually a different issue that happens when the text is posted using an unusual character set. I've retyped the title in normal characters so it will line wrap properly. The text of the post itself is also oddly formatted, but that's not breaking the front page, so I'll leave that alone. If people see that happening in titles, you can Flag them and one of the mods or I will fix them.

              1. re: Jacquilynne
                Caitlin McGrath May 4, 2013 12:03 PM

                Cool, thanks for the explanation!

            2. jpr54_1 May 4, 2013 04:35 AM

              I have seen this also.
              I have noticed it for at least 2 months

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              1. re: jpr54_1
                jpr54_1 May 5, 2013 04:22 AM

                these r names that run off

                chemicalkinetics,good health gourmet

              2. DeborahL May 3, 2013 05:53 PM

                Thanks for reporting, Kris in Beijing. We'll look into it.

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