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Jon Skeet's achievements seem to be messing with the layout in the top users page of some tags. For example, in the Android tag:

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His badges and reputation push the line forward enough for it to hit another user's profile (in this case mine, but not the point here).

I understand that Jon is probably the only user who can cause this effect right now, but could we please have the layout widened a little bit?

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    You know you're Jon Skeet when...there isn't enough room on the page to list the number of badges you have.
    – Servy
    Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 17:01
  • This is a duplicate. Trying to find it now. Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 17:01
  • @DannyBeckett This one? Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 17:02
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    @DannyBeckett: This, but it's status-completed Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 17:02
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    @Ullallulloo Yup, just found it. You're right though, flagged that question as not completed. Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 17:02
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    You both do realize that the 'completed' status there is meant as a joke, right? Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 17:10
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    @MartijnPieters Obviously Sam's answer is a joke. But it was Oded that added the [status-complete] tag. Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 17:12
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    So jon skeet has used the "answering questions to a high quality" exploit to hack the stack exchange server, ruining its formatting. Serious deeds indeed Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 17:47
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    To be fair, I think it's quite a while since I've added an extra digit in any aspect. Although the "2" at the start of the gold badges is a bit wider than the "1" which was there for a long time.
    – Jon Skeet
    Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 22:01
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    Fixed - added some space there. With you in rev 2013.7.18.860
    – Oded
    Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 9:45
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    @Oded - We need to retag this question with jon-skeet :P
    – Himanshu
    Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 9:47
  • Is this question an annual phenomenon? It seems to get asked every year? Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 9:49
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    The title was a play on words, right? I get it.
    – Jamal
    Commented Sep 28, 2013 at 1:54
  • We could equally solve this by taking away some of his badges. Commented Jul 24, 2018 at 12:02

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Need to add the code that prints "3.3k" rather than "3312" in there.

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    Also don't forget the logic for millions as well as thousands. It's only a matter of time after all.
    – Servy
    Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 17:04
  • @Servy isn't there already? The day is nigh. Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 17:15
  • He's already past 600,000... The day is nigh.
    – Cole Tobin
    Commented Sep 28, 2013 at 1:43
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I'm honestly in favor of just changing Skeet's badge counts and reputation to ∞ (a lemniscate, denoting infinity) on pages besides his own profile page. It should punt this problem off a few years.

Note this isn't just Skeet-worship - scales to any user with > 1k bronze badges. And from the detailed page anyone curious enough can find out the true badge count.

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    For those unfamiliar with the word lemniscate (like me): ∞ Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 17:16
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    @DannyBeckett I may have been too lazy to look up UTF-8 for it or whatever.
    – djechlin
    Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 17:19
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    The weather isn't cold enough for lemniskating yet.
    – Rosinante
    Commented Sep 28, 2013 at 16:48

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