On the Bicycles Blog I've noticed that the field for entering your post extends under the "publish" and "categories" fields. Have emptied my cache and reloaded, and the problem persists.


(You can see where the placeholder text extends under the fields on the right, blocking visibility of much text.)

Is anyone else seeing this? I've confirmed the problem on Chrome, Firefox, and Safari on my Mac.

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    @nhinkle, are you sure this is limited to the Bicycles' blog? (I would have guessed this was migrated to MSO because all blogs use the same software?)
    – Arjan
    Dec 26, 2011 at 8:53
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    @Arjan they all do run the same software, but each has a distinct design. I'm an admin for the Super User Blog and the problem doesn't appear there. I checked on the Bicycles Blog and it was a problem there. As of about a month ago, the SU Blog runs on the same server/WP instance as all the other site blogs.
    – nhinkle
    Dec 26, 2011 at 15:16
  • I checked on SFF and the problem exists there as well. Dec 26, 2011 at 18:52
  • The problem still exists on Bicycles and SFF. Jan 4, 2012 at 19:00
  • CLearly this is not a priority. If SE wants its community blogs to do well, they need to be aware that serious usability problems like this will hamper participation. Anyone there? Hello? Jan 16, 2012 at 1:59

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This appears to have been caused by the Wordpress 3.3.0 update. I have updated the network to 3.3.1 and we are no longer seeing this issue.


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