Is it intended to hide the extended instructive text? It isn't visible at all now because when you enter something, it disappears.

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    it also hides the comment you are typing, which is really annoying
    – chiliNUT
    Jul 1, 2018 at 9:23
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    Seems to be a browser dependant issue since it does not occur in the StackExchange Android app. It does occur in Firefox 61.0 on Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat) Jul 7, 2018 at 14:54
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    Also on Android 8 and latest Chrome. Jess, who is still using Android 4 in 2018...
    – GhostCat
    Jul 8, 2018 at 2:52
  • Reproducible on iOS 11.1.1 Safari (though I can scroll the default text in the text box to read the next line if I don't type anything).
    – scohe001
    Jul 16, 2018 at 21:46
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    For me (Firefox on Android), it’s not even a complete line. I can’t tell, e.g., whether I have typed a comma or a period.
    – chirlu
    Jul 16, 2018 at 22:11
  • Using Firefox for Android, version 62.0b7, in desktop mode I can read both sentences. In mobile mode the second sentence's descenders are cut off; so it says: "Avoid answerinα αuestions in"
    – Rob
    Jul 17, 2018 at 1:33
  • Does not occur for me. FF 58 on Debian.
    – klutt
    Jul 19, 2018 at 7:16
  • @Tensibai Nope.
    – klutt
    Jul 19, 2018 at 9:26
  • That doesn't seem relevant then, as the report target the mobile version of the sites (per its tag).
    – Tensibai
    Jul 19, 2018 at 9:31
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    @klutt: Note the mobile-web tag.
    – chirlu
    Jul 19, 2018 at 9:36
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    @chirlu Note that starting a bounty on a bug report usually tends to be a waste, as the team doesn't generally respond to bounties. For better ways to get attention for this request, see meta.stackexchange.com/questions/306397/… Jul 19, 2018 at 19:51
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    @Sonic: Well, it did work – the issue was fixed shortly after I posted the bounty! Admittedly, it appears this would have happened anyway. ;-)
    – chirlu
    Jul 19, 2018 at 20:14

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This was introduced a month ago today as part of a set of changes intended to prevent new stylesheets from interfering with mobile styles.

Aaron fixed it a week ago, as part of the changes for making comment flag/vote tools ever-visible.

Thanks for the report, and sorry for the inconvenience!

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