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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.
    Commented Sep 28, 2016 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
    Commented Sep 28, 2016 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
    Commented Sep 28, 2016 at 21:18
  • Works on my machine... Windows 8.1, Chrome 53
    – Shog9
    Commented Sep 28, 2016 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
    Commented Sep 28, 2016 at 21:23
  • I've added version anyway - I should have done that first off...
    – Rory Alsop
    Commented Sep 28, 2016 at 21:30
  • norepro same Chrome version (OS X 10.11.6)
    – Cai
    Commented Sep 28, 2016 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
    Commented Sep 28, 2016 at 21:45
  • oooooh - so not just me then? wondering if I should blame jquery... :-)
    – Rory Alsop
    Commented Sep 28, 2016 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
    Commented Sep 28, 2016 at 21:49
  • Reproduced on ChromeOS 52.0.2743.116 (64-bit)
    – JAL
    Commented Sep 29, 2016 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
    Commented Sep 29, 2016 at 1:50
  • Reproduced with Chrome 52.0.2743.116 (64-bit) on Fedora 24.
    – Mureinik
    Commented Sep 29, 2016 at 4:30
  • Dorukayhan - no. The only user script I have is one for chat...
    – Rory Alsop
    Commented Sep 29, 2016 at 7:23

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+100

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.

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  • Is this already live? Still can't click it in Chrome. Commented Dec 23, 2016 at 7:15
  • Very strange. Works for me on Chrome, windows 10.
    – Oded
    Commented Dec 23, 2016 at 9:18
  • Now it works for me too. Strange... I am on Chrome Canary, maybe something broke there in the meantime. Thanks. Commented Dec 27, 2016 at 8:14
  • Could very well be. That's one reason we don't support Canary builds (alpha/beta browsers).
    – Oded
    Commented Dec 27, 2016 at 11:12

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