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While editing a tag wiki on Stack Exchange site Cross Validated, I noticed that the excerpt is partly obscured by the right-hand side panel. I don't know if this is specific to Cross Validated, but I haven't seen it on the SOFU sites. It this a bug on the Stack Exchange side?

Screenshot from editing the tag wiki "probit" on Stack Exchange site Cross Validated.

Platform: Firefox 22.0 with NoScript on Windows.

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I see this on Chrome as well. Just on CrossValidated though. – Martijn Pieters Sep 8 '13 at 13:30
I saw this too on RE and other sites. – AsheeshR Sep 8 '13 at 13:30
@AsheeshR: what sites show this? That's interesting to know, because I figured this was a CV-only issue. Since RE is a beta site it uses the default beta styles, and I cannot reproduce this on any other beta. – Martijn Pieters Sep 8 '13 at 13:35
@MartijnPieters Don't remember at the moment. I will update if I see it again. Here's a more recent instance of it on RE. – AsheeshR Sep 8 '13 at 13:49
Apparently, the global profile doesnt retain review history beyond 100 reviews. – AsheeshR Sep 8 '13 at 13:55
I can't reproduce this on Win 7, FF 24.0 (since that came out, 22.0 is no longer a supported version in terms of UI glitches). – Oded Sep 19 '13 at 12:28
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The CrossValidated CSS uses a fixed size for textareas:

    font-family: Consolas, Menlo, Monaco, Lucida Console, Liberation Mono, DejaVu Sans Mono, Bitstream Vera Sans Mono, Courier New, monospace, serif;
    border:1px solid #999;
    font-size: 13px;

while the rest of the network uses font-size: 90% instead; the font-size here pushes this specific textarea too wide and causes the overlap.

A more specific width constraint is needed here to compensate for that. The WMD editor is constrained to width: 660px; and thus remains visible.

This appears to be a CV-only bug.

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