While looking at my profile on my iPhone with either Mobile Safari or Chrome for iOS my list of accounts is rendered thusly:

mobile account list

These icons are rather mixed up, don't you think? None of the icons used match the site they are displayed with; the only thing that is consistent is that the Super User Meta icon for Meta Stack Overflow at least matches the Super User icon used with Stack Overflow. This is probably a CSS sprite offset error.

This happens on all sites, and on other profiles besides mine. It is also platform and browser independent; Generic reproduced this on Android.

Update: Reproduced on Chrome on Mac (desktop browser), by clicking on the 'mobile' link in the footer (don't forget to switch back to 'full site'). This is indeed a sprite offset problem; the CSS sprites look fine, the offsets are off by 4 icons:

sprite detail

  • Clearly the hats have gotten a hold of the icons.
    – Travis J
    Commented Dec 18, 2013 at 2:53
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    So, the downvote means what, exactly? Nope, not a bug, or not enough info here, or cannot be reproduced, or should not get any priority, or what? Is there anything I should improve? Commented Dec 18, 2013 at 3:02
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    I can only assume it's for the obvious omission of freehand circles.
    – Geobits
    Commented Dec 18, 2013 at 3:10
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    I'll have to add those in when not on mobile then... For now, consider the freehand circles to be in the same place as the missing correct icons. Commented Dec 18, 2013 at 3:12
  • Bug is also here on Android(4.2.1 gNexus stock browser), by the way. Not surprising, but figured I'd mention it.
    – Geobits
    Commented Dec 18, 2013 at 3:17
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    Thanks for the confirm; it probably would also be visible in a desktop browser, switched to the mobile theme via the link in footer. Commented Dec 18, 2013 at 3:22
  • reproduced fixing shortly
    – m0sa
    Commented Dec 18, 2013 at 11:13

1 Answer 1


We launched some new sites and the mobile skin picked up the old (pre-launch) sprite file. Fixed in build rev 2013.12.18.1783 on meta and 2013.12.18.1247 on sites.

Since the cache breaker url hasn't changed, you'll need to either Ctrl+F5 or clear the browser cache to see the result.

  • Can't you add future site icons to the sprites? ;) Commented Dec 18, 2013 at 12:01
  • Confirmed fixed on the desktop. I'll leave my iPhone cache to expire on its own and put up with the wrong icons until that time. Commented Dec 18, 2013 at 12:34

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