I noticed a bug/problem with a certain type of ad that appears on Stack Overflow. This occurs on Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer, but I am not sure of any others.

Here are two different ads from Firefox and Google Chrome (Internet Explorer is like the second one, but not as bad):

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As you may or may not see, the tags under the job descriptions are too high up, cutting off the caption above a little. It only seems to occur with ads of this type.

Also, with the second ad, it seems like text is cut off at the left. The thrid ad is also from Firefox, about a day later.

  • It's taking the information from careers.stackoverflow.com so adding the tag. Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 6:51
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    16 new questions in the time it took to take those two screenshots... damn... SO is popular...
    – Mysticial
    Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 6:51
  • Hmm.. after 20 reloads can't get any of those two, guess they took them down for now. Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 6:52
  • @ShaWizDowArd - This ad still shows up(with the same mistake as above), but it is fairly rare.
    – s0d4pop
    Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 19:30
  • The second add seems to be cut off at both sides, actually.
    – Undo
    Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 19:50
  • Who knows, maybe the companies did this on purpose so as to get more eyeballs on their ads when this Meta discussion appeared...
    – Undo
    Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 19:51
  • Thanks for the heads up. Thought we took care of this last week, but I guess not.
    – rossipedia
    Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 19:56
  • @rossipedia You are very welcome. I also just noticed something strange in my profile page. How come it says 1 years, 1 months instead of 1 year, 1 month? This occurs on both my MSO and SO accounts.
    – s0d4pop
    Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 20:22
  • @s0d4pop It has always said that, I figured it was done out of simplicity. It is going to bug me now :( Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 20:36
  • @AustinHenley - Hmm, just seems strange to me. Why was I downvoted for reporting a bug?
    – s0d4pop
    Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 20:38
  • @s0d4pop I didn't vote on the question. Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 21:06
  • @s0d4pop Be careful pointing out pluralisation bugs. Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 22:18
  • @s0d4pop it shouldn't say that (It should say "1 year"). Can you please post that as a separate question so we can track and address it?
    – rossipedia
    Commented Aug 5, 2013 at 16:22
  • @rossipedia - Are you sure? I thought pluralization 'bugs' were frowned upon.
    – s0d4pop
    Commented Aug 5, 2013 at 19:12

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This is a bug we're working out with how the Careers Ad CSS conflicts with the Stack Overflow CSS. Should be handled by the end of the day.

  • Alright, the ads on Stack Overflow are fixed now.
    – s0d4pop
    Commented Aug 15, 2013 at 1:43

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