Resizable text blocks?
I find reading wide code snippets using horizontal scrollbars annoying. Sometimes I have to scroll back and forth when reading multiple wide lines of code.
How about displaying these using larger text boxes?
(Let the textbox overlay the Similar Question column if necessary.)
1- Make it a per user setting that the user wants wide code to expand the text box (and user doesn't care if it overlays the right column)
2- Make the textbox wider when the user hovers over it with the mouse or clicks a link to expand it on demand. This can happen only if box contains wide lines of code.
2- Sniff the user's screen resolution and adjust the page's columns' widths according. I see too much wasted white space on both sides on my wide monitor (Why do I have to see that weird bouncy search box trying to widen itself when I have a ton of space on both side on that bar!?) I believe this should be in place just as a standard. HTML 5's media queries can be used for this.