I just applied for a job using this system, and it really needs improvement.

First, I'm using Firefox with Adblock Plus, and the "Cover Letter" dialog does not function. I had to switch to IE. :shudders:

Next, I selected "use my Stack resume" and it opened a frame that could not be re-sized or scrolled. My information didn't fit in the window, and even unselecting sections didn't help. I changed it to upload my resume.

The next flaw was that my cover letter was reformatted without any line breaks. I had to edit it and add double lines to get a line break. These were then left as double line breaks. It was truly odd behavior.

For a career website that caters to the best of us, I'm shocked to find flaws like this in the presentation. I'm honored to be part of Careers @ SO, but I really expected such an important part of the process to be smooth and flawless.

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    It works fine for me using Firefox 14.0.1 with AdBlock Plus and NoScript installed. YMMV, I suppose.
    – CodeGnome
    Jul 19, 2012 at 2:48
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    Uh... Can't speak to the rest of this, but did you try disabling Adblock before giving up on Firefox? Personally, I've found that it causes more problems than it solves...
    – Shog9
    Jul 19, 2012 at 2:49
  • Sorry you're having troubles Jon. What version of Firefox were you trying to use? What other extensions do you have enabled? What version of IE did you switch to? Jul 19, 2012 at 3:00
  • @Jon if you can still reproduce this functionality, would you please take screenshots and send it to us? Also answering Jason's question would also be a lot of help. Jul 19, 2012 at 14:12

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Sorry you had so much trouble. Obviously that page is pretty important for Stack Overflow Careers and your experience is not the norm.

Regarding the specific bugs:

The bug with Adblock Plus is . Our suggested workaround is to disable Adblock Plus or add an exception for Careers.

The bug in IE with the unresizable / unscrollable frame is and will be fixed.

The bug with the cover letter losing line breaks is and we'd appreciate more information to help us reproduce it.

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