Starting today, using the Firefox browser (52.6), some long questions or answers were displayed so that the end of the main entry overprinted the status information at the bottom:

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This appears in the posting Wrapped Figures Using `insbox` in Lists It also suppresses the ability to click on any of the buttons (share, edit and flag).

This has been confirmed by other tex.stackexchange users.

Has something changed with the way the site is presenting postings?

update: working on the theory that this is related to questions or answers that end with long image insertions or code blocks, i looked into code golf and found another, at Create a solar system :

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(incomplete) list of affected posts:




Glossaries Dual Entry IsUsed Flag

Beamer multi-frame problem


My multi bibliography appears empty (using multibib package)









Hyperref box does not obey slant





Update 1 March:

Seems to be working fine again!

  • Some additional observations: I think this problems started about 2 to 3 hours ago and it works fine with opera or safari. – samcarter Feb 27 '18 at 17:49
  • I'm on FF 52: I get this on the question op linked, but not here on Meta SE. This answer is just as long, but nothing untoward is happening. – hat Feb 27 '18 at 18:21
  • @BigBadCat -- it doesn't seem to happen consistently. It appears more frequently on items that end with an image or long code insertion. – barbara beeton Feb 27 '18 at 18:27
  • One example of too much space: i.stack.imgur.com/osRgf.png from tex.stackexchange.com/a/417605/36296 (I am using FF ESR 52.5.3) – samcarter Feb 27 '18 at 20:10
  • @samcarter -- another example of an answer that ends with a long code block insertion. – barbara beeton Feb 27 '18 at 20:41
  • @barbarabeeton a code block or an image alone seems not enough to trigger. Example of a long code block at the and without this problem: tex.stackexchange.com/q/417561/36296 – samcarter Feb 27 '18 at 20:47
  • @samcarter -- as i implied (but didn't say) in the question, this is intermittent. i found another, in code golf, and added an update to the question with that reference. (it's beginning to remind me of the double backslash fiasco.) – barbara beeton Feb 27 '18 at 20:52
  • @barbarabeeton Totally agree that code block or picture seems to be a requirement. I just went through 20 random questions and their answers and all post with this problem end either with a code block or an image. – samcarter Feb 27 '18 at 20:54
  • @barbarabeeton I have found one that does end with normal text: codegolf.stackexchange.com/a/156682 – samcarter Feb 27 '18 at 20:59
  • Works fine with firefox 55.0b11 – samcarter Feb 27 '18 at 23:42
  • An example with question overlapping with the answer. Also, no code block or image was used: https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/6443 – Adyrem Feb 28 '18 at 9:57
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    @samcarter Yes I'm using Firefox 52.5.3 as well – Adyrem Feb 28 '18 at 14:16
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    The inability to click the edit button is particularly annoying: If it happens for your own post and you can no longer click the edit button to remove the code block at the end of the post that causes the problem... no escape! – samcarter Feb 28 '18 at 15:57
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    I've seen the same affect on several posts using FF ESR 52.6. The issue just started. – fixer1234 Feb 28 '18 at 18:40
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    More examples. (There's an overlap between two answers in the 2nd link.) – Tom K. Mar 1 '18 at 14:16

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