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I have noticed that while asking questions and scrolling to the bottom of the page, the right sidebar containing recent questions covers the footer partially. Also, a part of it goes beyond the browser's boundary. It may not be a big problem but it still doesn't look good.

This also happens on the Markdown help page

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  • Screenshot will give better chances to get more attention. Jun 20 '12 at 6:45
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    We need a screenshot and your exact browser version. If you have any userscripts enabled, disable them and check if the problem persists.
    – yannis
    Jun 20 '12 at 6:47
  • If you are using IE, make sure you are not on Compatibility View. Verify it once. As Sha Dow Wiz Ard and Yannis Rizos suggested provide the details. Jun 20 '12 at 6:52
  • sorry, but i am unable to show images due to <10 reputation. :( Jun 20 '12 at 6:54
  • I am using Chrome 20.0.1132.34. The only script i was running was AdBlock plus. The problem still persists after disabling it. Jun 20 '12 at 6:56
  • Similar problem with my firefox 12.0 Jun 20 '12 at 6:58
  • (An upvote to post that screenshot. @Siva, why the bold?)
    – Arjan
    Jun 20 '12 at 7:12
  • @Arjan: Sorry, I didnt get for the text "why the bold?". Jun 20 '12 at 7:15
  • @Arjan: Thanks a lot buddy! 4 more rep to go... :) Jun 20 '12 at 7:15
  • @VJ41 Should be able to do it now :)
    – Nitesh
    Jun 20 '12 at 7:20
  • @Nitesh:Thanks! Here it is... :) Jun 20 '12 at 7:23
  • Unable to Replicate :(
    – Nitesh
    Jun 20 '12 at 7:40
  • @Nitesh: Yeah... It happens in certain conditions with me too.. :/ Jun 20 '12 at 16:21
  • @Nitesh: Try while editing questions. Jun 21 '12 at 6:12
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    possible duplicate of Floating sidebar can get too long and obscure footer Oct 31 '13 at 1:21
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This should be fixed.

The current answer is:

We think that sidebar is pretty important, and want it to remain visible. The footer, on the other hand, isn't that important, and can always be accessed again with a bit of scrolling up. It's not worth the time to tweak the page so that it's only scrollable until the point of overlap.

I personally don't think it would be hard to code, and would take into account people with smaller screens.

On top of that, when you have scrolled down far enough for it to overlap, you can't see what you are writing in the box. It is definitely pointless then, as it is referencing something off the screen.

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This is a 1170x800 window, that is the smallest screen (realistically) you get without it being a mobile. While it isn't overlapping, at that point it is unhelpful and irritating.

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We think that sidebar is pretty important, and want it to remain visible. The footer, on the other hand, isn't that important, and can always be accessed again with a bit of scrolling up. It's not worth the time to tweak the page so that it's only scrollable until the point of overlap.

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