OK so this has been annoying me for years so I figured it's time to put an official meta post about it.

When viewing an election results page (e.g. on Server Fault), the descriptive text is inline with the winners flair boxes, which means that it word wraps and doesn't look very nice.

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The two that are highligted do not have a <br> on them, but the first and last election do.

  • Looks fine on SO and gaming (and others I checked), so it's depedant on the per-site design. – ShaWiz Apr 13 '15 at 8:08

This was an issue specific to the SF election page (or rather those two elections).

I've added the missing <br> tag and all is well with the page now.

  • Nope. Happens in many sites. travel, askubuntu, electronics and probably many more. Something in the basic CSS is wrong. (or there is missing <br /> in all of them) – ShaWiz Apr 14 '15 at 11:35
  • Probably missing <br />s... this is quite... manual. – Oded Apr 14 '15 at 11:40
  • Weird. Can you at least make sure it won't happen in the future for new sites? – ShaWiz Apr 14 '15 at 11:44
  • It depends on the person who populates the election results. One day... one day... – Oded Apr 14 '15 at 11:44
  • So, status-sep? (liked more the Hebrew translation actually, בשמ"א ;)) – ShaWiz Apr 14 '15 at 11:47
  • Heh. More that the current way the page works is a bit of an old hack, and we need to spend some time fixing it for good, one of these days... – Oded Apr 14 '15 at 12:25
  • Oh no... the worst possible ETA. ;D – ShaWiz Apr 14 '15 at 12:28
  • Technical Debt FTW – Oded Apr 14 '15 at 12:30

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