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After visiting any question this happens:

"Report this ad" button is not properly localized, and body text of question is stretched out vertically over multiple line (one character per line).

I tried to open the site on different browsers (Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge) - it did not help. I'm using Windows 10.

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    Kinda looks like whatever font your browsers are using can't handle Russian characters, but I'm not sure.
    – Spevacus
    Nov 4, 2022 at 15:17
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    I do repro this. The Ad on that page is the culprit. That might be a security issue. The bug is in the element js-report-ad-button-container
    – rene
    Nov 4, 2022 at 15:17
  • No repro Chrome, windows 10.
    – W.O.
    Nov 4, 2022 at 15:17
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    just tried vpn - same result!
    – Lenny
    Nov 4, 2022 at 15:21
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    I had to disable u-block to get a repro.
    – rene
    Nov 4, 2022 at 15:22
  • @Spevacus don't think so - the top of the page doesn't have layout issues and it has Cyrillic characters. Also, Cyrillic characters don't usually cause such layout problems. Whatever it is, it's unlikely to being Cyrillic.
    – VLAZ
    Nov 4, 2022 at 15:23
  • I see the same ad but I'm not reproducing that behavior Nov 4, 2022 at 15:23
  • If this is specific to that site, shouldn't it be reported in the per site meta? Nov 4, 2022 at 15:31
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    @RandomPerson Not needed. It's definitely about the software that powers the entire network.
    – Tinkeringbell Mod
    Nov 4, 2022 at 15:38
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    @RandomPerson is it really a problem to report it here if it's unknown whether it's specific to that site? And even if it is specific - it seems it's a problem with the generic functionality of the SE network. Something related to ads and how they are served. Which seems very network-related.
    – VLAZ
    Nov 4, 2022 at 15:38
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    Potentially related issue, for the issue with the "Report this ad" link: Multibyte characters for "Report this ad" string are broken
    – V2Blast
    Nov 4, 2022 at 16:27
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    The relevant team will investigate this further sometime next week. In the meantime, we've temporarily disabled the "Report this ad" link on Stack Overflow in Russian for now to prevent this issue. Let us know if you continue to experience this problem in the meantime.
    – V2Blast
    Nov 4, 2022 at 18:37
  • Please don't accept answers until the bug is fixed. Having answer accepted when the bug is still there is both misleading, and reduce chances of the bug getting actually fixed. Nov 7, 2022 at 19:02
  • @ShadowTheKidWizard No, it doesn't reduce any chances. The status tags determine the status of a report, not its accept status. Nov 7, 2022 at 19:47
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    @ShadowTheKidWizard unmarked 'accept answers', my bad
    – Lenny
    Nov 8, 2022 at 9:18

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I can repro this for some pages when specific Ads are run (I disabled uBlock Origin in Chrome for a moment):

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The Ad on that page is the culprit. The bug is caused by content in the element js-report-ad-button-container and that seems to be running external JavaScript, hopefully from Google.

One page where I had the issue was: Отправитель на кириллице but we should be looking for specific Ads I think, not for specific Q/A pages.

The Ad in the image is: <a id="aw0" target="_blank" href="https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pcs/click?xai=AKAOjsuPCLM3jXwPa5PWvdl0SiaUdqB_4SzV0hzi0bFPIMsyYWxaPlRWx1KdB1dTaEHq0rJl2inkBFaMmUQMHQUTF11BrztdmAQogRrnnoUQN3Flqm0IoZQf18tfm6neNmXXnmDxrUI1i7nrgu9w57qc8LEttQprDiqtcV5rvpG2PyfpoIA6u_TmgtPmD7IKws3pS5n9Wb78MRDTLT-n3evKfnxjpo-xs4Iqh2lOHAQ6YDOq0iIxE7t6PMS1VAR17HqmFCa6KDEN-0usXtwBg_La4W7sFUNNqboQaDjCG1JfNwj4xmI1gjJP74G9dVV_caL98_Ddw3xGm82zP50ucV8GGhs-hnmArXcnUxjJIGOx920&amp;sig=Cg0ArKJSzIwCKj5ncHaD&amp;fbs_aeid=[gw_fbsaeid]&amp;adurl=https://ru.meta.stackoverflow.com/a/7122&amp;nm=5&amp;nx=175&amp;ny=-199&amp;mb=2" onfocus="ss('aw0')" onmousedown="st('aw0')" onmouseover="ss('aw0')" onclick="ha('aw0')"><img src="https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/simgad/4081962686600106887" border="0" width="300" height="250" alt="" class="img_ad"></a>

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  • Are you able to report the specific add?
    – Luuklag
    Nov 4, 2022 at 15:30
  • @Luuklag what makes a google ad specific? I now copied the whole markup.
    – rene
    Nov 4, 2022 at 15:34
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    Good point, that wasn't easily visible (on mobile).
    – Luuklag
    Nov 4, 2022 at 15:35
  • @rene so thank you, now everything looks good now!
    – Lenny
    Nov 4, 2022 at 17:47
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    @Lenny rene didn't fix anything, the bug isn't fixed. They simply removed the bad element until they will investigate, but the bug is not fixed. Nov 7, 2022 at 19:04
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    @ShadowTheKidWizard hey! Stop spoiling my fame!
    – rene
    Nov 7, 2022 at 19:19
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    @ShadowTheKidWizard I just figured that out. ><
    – Lenny
    Nov 8, 2022 at 9:21
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+200

This has been fixed, thank you for reporting this issue.

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