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On the Markdown help page, when scrolled down, the right navigation pane (Code and Preformatted Text, Linebreaks, Italics and Bold, Links ...) covers Stack Overflow's sister sites links under the heading "Other" namely

  1. Stack Apps
  2. Meta Stack Overflow
  3. Area 51
  4. Stack Overflow Careers

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marked as duplicate by ben is uǝq backwards, Lance Roberts, Peter Mortensen, Martijn Pieters, Hugo Dozois Oct 31 '13 at 1:21

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Can't reproduce. Can you take screenshot and specify which browser you're using and what platform? –  Shadow Wizard Aug 1 '13 at 20:29
I can reproduce on Firefox 22.0 (current version) and internet explorer 10 (current version) –  Richard Tingle Aug 1 '13 at 20:35
I can reproduce in Chrome 28 Linux. It only happens in narrower browser windows where the help page lays out with a wider minimum width than other pages on the site. –  Caleb Aug 1 '13 at 20:49
Repro with IE 10 on Win RT. –  michaelb958 Oct 30 '13 at 21:52

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This happens on the help page specifically because there are over-sized elements in the page that force a wider minimum width than usual. However the main container isn't growing, the main elements are just overflowing. Unfortunately along with the page content, the footer decides it can grow too -- except in growing it doesn't get a bigger container it just overflows.

I can reproduce in Chrome 28 on Linux.

Here is what a normal page footer looks like:

normal page (no scroll)

Here is what the broken footer looks like on the markdown help page:

markdown help page (scrolled right)

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My footer looks normal (like the first image) but I still get the navigation panel over the top of the footer –  Richard Tingle Aug 1 '13 at 21:28

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