When someone sends a large amount of a text as a single message in chat, it normally comes up with a 'show full text' link which lets you expand the message so you can see it in it's entirety.

Instead in the last few days it's linking to a page where I'm shown the text, unformatted at all.

https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/40422152#40422152 -- is the original message, interestingly in the transcript the 'show full text' is still working correctly however in the live chat it takes you to:


I've only noticed this happening in the Super User chat, but that maybe just because I'm not active in many others. I'm using chrome, and others have reported the same issue.

My current version of chrome is: Version 61.0.3163.100 (Official Build) (64-bit)

This happens at home on both my linux, and windows (10) machine (the above version is from my windows machine, I'll add my linux machine when I get to check it.) I also believe it happens on my windows 10 machine at work which has no/minimal add-ins (I'll check exactly what it has when I'm next in).

I auth via google auth, and I've tried logging out and back in also.

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    No repro, even in the same room you mentioned. Something on your side probably, e.g. userscript. There are some popular scripts (e.g. SOUP) that many people got, might cause such problems. To verify this, use a different, clean, browser, without any user scripts/extensions/plugins. Commented Oct 8, 2017 at 14:17
  • I have this issue at work with no add ons Commented Oct 8, 2017 at 15:14
  • No repro same Chrome version, Win 7. Commented Oct 8, 2017 at 15:33
  • @djsmiley2k Maybe you have an internet issue that is also causing your posts to appear twice? Commented Oct 8, 2017 at 16:51
  • @DavidPostill nah that was posted from a park this afternoon, on my phone, with bad reception. Commented Oct 8, 2017 at 17:33
  • Don't know if it matters, win 10 on both the systems I've seen it happen on. Commented Oct 8, 2017 at 17:34
  • @ShaWizDowArd Happens to me too, even without any extensions. Latest chrome.
    – undo
    Commented Oct 8, 2017 at 17:34
  • Okay wait... issue not present in chrome in incognito... huh.
    – undo
    Commented Oct 8, 2017 at 17:36
  • No repro, Chrome latest both Windows 7 and 10, logged in or Incognito. /cc @rahuldottech Commented Oct 8, 2017 at 17:54
  • @rahuldottech are you using google auth to login? I know I am. I'm going to try fully logging out and back in. I do recall now that some sites showing me logged out, when I was definately already logged in (SE and AskUbuntu iirc) however I presumed this was just something odd going on. Commented Oct 8, 2017 at 17:59
  • I've double checked and it also happens in the bridge, making me think it's not something specific to root access. Commented Oct 8, 2017 at 18:09
  • Should have asked before, do you get any client side errors when clicking the link? (In Chrome, open its developer tools and see Console and Network tabs.) Commented Oct 8, 2017 at 18:12
  • @ShaWizDowArd Yeah, got about four 500 server errors from yahooapis
    – undo
    Commented Oct 8, 2017 at 18:14
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    I am nice, but when people don't listen to what I tell I get annoyed. I'm human. And all those user scripts are just annoying in my opinion, with the tons of "bugs" they cause (which people then blame SE for, of course), but that's not your fault. :) Commented Oct 8, 2017 at 19:26
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    @ShaWizDowArd I'm sorryyyyyyyyyy. My bad.
    – undo
    Commented Oct 9, 2017 at 4:51


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