I think this is related to, or the evolution of, Tag name overflow on "top tags" section of user profile if tag name is long, but I don't think they're dupes as this one had the tags overlapping each other, but this (updated?) bug has them push the border away.

This user only has three top tags, all three of them having rather long names; as a result, their profile page is broken. Same thing for two other users who answered that question (and have no other tags): Nic and Hayden.

long tag names push the borders out of profile page

I don't think it's Skynet trying to wreck SFF, as I found another instance on Movies.SE (also related to time travel, though...). Namely, Aparajit Basu:

same problem as above, but with Movies.SE's red theme

Steps to reproduce:

  • search for questions with several long tags. On SFF we have a lot of those, with the franchise tags, same on Movies; I wouldn't know for other sites.
  • specifically, search for posts likely to be from passing-by users: [long-tag-1] [long-tag-2] score:..x with x depending on your site's voting habits. For Movies and SFF I had x=3, once again no ideas about other sites.
  • select posters whose names you don't recognize as frequent users, and check if they only have 3 top tags and if the problem reproduces.

I'm on Windows 10, Firefox 64.0.2.


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The weighted top tags in the user profile were changed to a list of equally sized elements during the responsive profile redesign, see Now live: A fully responsive profile. ("Weighted" meaning the relative size of each tag box was a function of the percentage of the user's answers on that tag).

This answer brought up the change specifically, in the comments the devs mention the possibility of revisiting the issue, but in the meanwhile the request has been marked .

So currently the problem is fixed; with the responsive design the top tags and the boxes they're in shrink to the size of the screen without any overflow. Here's a screenshot of the example tags in the question at the lowest possible resolution:

screenshot of top tags in user profile

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