On every other site on Stack Exchange I can click on the site's title and be taken directly to the questions...

Except Meta.stackexchange.com

Here I actually have to click on the word "Questions" as there is no link active on the Meta title and logo.

Now I agree this isn't a big deal, however as I typically visit stack exchange pages up to a couple of hundred times a day, this one that doesn't fit spoils my flow. I am pretty certain it used to work.

It works for me in Firefox, and Safari on iPad, but even closing and reopening Chrome doesn't fix the issue.

Chrome is on Version 53.0.2785.116

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    I can click on META. IOW, something's wrong.
    – M.A.R.
    Sep 28 '16 at 21:15
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    It's working for me right now. The logo and name are a link to meta.stackexchange.com
    – ChrisF Mod
    Sep 28 '16 at 21:15
  • weird - it's only this site, and only in Chrome. Oh well, it's obviously a 'me' problem so I'll hunt around for what is weird here...
    – Rory Alsop
    Sep 28 '16 at 21:18
  • Works on my machine... Windows 8.1, Chrome 53
    – Shog9
    Sep 28 '16 at 21:19
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    It occurs to me that we should automatically extract the user agent string from the request when folks post bugs, and offer to add it to the question for them. Your browser is a hair more up-to-date than mine; I'll update & then - if still unreproduced - mark it so.
    – Shog9
    Sep 28 '16 at 21:23
  • I've added version anyway - I should have done that first off...
    – Rory Alsop
    Sep 28 '16 at 21:30
  • norepro same Chrome version (OS X 10.11.6)
    – Cai
    Sep 28 '16 at 21:43
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    I've had this problem too for the past couple of days. I just assumed it was a temporary glitch in Chrome and have instead been opening the Stack Exchange menu to access a link to the homepage. Also only happens here on Meta for me.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Sep 28 '16 at 21:45
  • oooooh - so not just me then? wondering if I should blame jquery... :-)
    – Rory Alsop
    Sep 28 '16 at 21:47
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    @RoryAlsop I can't imagine why it'd be related, but it could be. The elements are in the correct position and the link is there, but for some reason I cannot click on it. Removing the text-indent so the text is not off-screen does make the entire element clickable for me again, but it also leaves ugly text on top of the logo.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Sep 28 '16 at 21:49
  • Reproduced on ChromeOS 52.0.2743.116 (64-bit)
    – JAL
    Sep 29 '16 at 1:50
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    With the newnav, for a while, this was actually by design... Though I doubt it's related, I thought I'd mention it.
    – Catija StaffMod
    Sep 29 '16 at 1:50
  • Reproduced with Chrome 52.0.2743.116 (64-bit) on Fedora 24.
    – Mureinik
    Sep 29 '16 at 4:30
  • Dorukayhan - no. The only user script I have is one for chat...
    – Rory Alsop
    Sep 29 '16 at 7:23

Strange this is happening only here on MSE.

The reason is this CSS rule on the link:

text-indent: -999999em;

I have added an override for the site specific CSS to override this and hide the text by making it transparent.

With you in the next build.

  • Is this already live? Still can't click it in Chrome. Dec 23 '16 at 7:15
  • Very strange. Works for me on Chrome, windows 10.
    – Oded
    Dec 23 '16 at 9:18
  • Now it works for me too. Strange... I am on Chrome Canary, maybe something broke there in the meantime. Thanks. Dec 27 '16 at 8:14
  • Could very well be. That's one reason we don't support Canary builds (alpha/beta browsers).
    – Oded
    Dec 27 '16 at 11:12

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