I was browsing around the exchange and noticed a speck of crud on my screen. Only, when I tried to wipe it off, it turned out to be part of the site. Have a look at some SE question between the "link" and "improve this question" links.

On Mac Safari 5.1.2 and Chrome 16.0.912.75 I see a speck:

Out out!

It goes away when the mouse is over "improve this question", but comes back on mouseout. (For Safari you have to mouseout on the "link" side to get it back.)

Now I can't not see it.

Please make it go away

I don't see this on FF 8+, but that's cold comfort if I'm not using it at the moment.

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    Such a tiny, minor thing. But I like how you put it. +1 Jan 11, 2012 at 2:57
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    It's not going away on mouseover in Firefox. Jan 11, 2012 at 3:26
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    Why did you do this? Now I see it too...
    – Dennis
    Jan 11, 2012 at 3:55
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    "<span class="lsep">|</span>" <== That little guy? I wouldn't worry about that little guy. Jan 11, 2012 at 4:39
  • Yeah, I'm not sure what's supposed to be going on there, but the vertical pipe that's put between the links has font-size: 1px applied to it in the Sketchy style. Looks like the visibility: hidden that's used on other sites that don't display the separator is missing from .lsep.
    – Tim Stone
    Jan 11, 2012 at 5:27
  • @AndrewBarber and his up voters: tiny is not equal to minor.
    – Kris
    Jan 11, 2012 at 6:48
  • I can see it in FF8.
    – Kris
    Jan 11, 2012 at 6:51
  • In other sites the size is 110% and defined in same file (all.css) - guess beta sites have their own CSS files which are out of date or contain some bugs. Jan 11, 2012 at 7:58
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    This probably won't be fixed...sketchy's days are numbered. Jan 11, 2012 at 11:17
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    @Kris If I thought tiny was equal to minor, I would not have used both words. Jan 11, 2012 at 13:02
  • @NickCraver That sounds...a bit sketchy. Should the graph paper background fear for its life?
    – Tim Stone
    Jan 11, 2012 at 20:24
  • @NickCraver - Care to elaborate? Will we be hearing about Sketchy's replacement any time soon?
    – going
    Jan 12, 2012 at 4:53
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    It’s beta, what did you expect?
    – kinokijuf
    Jan 16, 2012 at 16:12
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    @jadarnel27 +1 for the Super Troopers quote. Feb 22, 2012 at 15:28

1 Answer 1


... sort of.

We're rolling out a new fancy beta theme to replace Sketchy, so this is fixed in the sense that Sketchy's being removed.

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