Usually I read SO after work sitting on my sofa with my netbook. Its screen resolution is 1024x600, not very small actually. And I must say it's inconvenient to read SO because of lots of scrolling is required.
That's just a half of problem. With some practice you scroll fine by touchpad. But it doesn't help reading code blocks because they often have internal scrolling.
Was there requests to make SO adaptive to different resolutions? I can imagine why they would be rejected, sometimes such adaptiveness is pretty complicated. So I'm interested what people think about making code blocks not scrollable (e.g. wrapping lines with prefix like
>). IMHO this should be simple enough to implement and can make reading more comfortable.