When I can scroll down far enough to have the hot network questions overlap the footer (because my question is short) there is no background under the text:
Could they either be given a white background: (just disable the transparency option)
Or stop at the footer:
This also happens with the help text on some sites, as per this bug report:
CSS bug on Ask Question page on Programmers and Meta site
Ubuntu 14.04.1 (Latest LTS Version), Google Chrome Stable 41.0.2272.89 (Latest Version). Same problem with Firefox 36.0.1 (Latest Version) and Dooble 0.07 (Latest Version, stopped development in 2009).
(Images linked to screenshot of browser)
My question is different from Right-hand sidebar covers the footer on the "ask question" page and markdown help page because my issue is the lack of background on the footer.
It did have this not long ago. I think there was a site redesign?