Since kbd is disabled here, the pathological sample that triggered this is hosted on meta.gaming for your inspector/firebug/etc. pleasure.

View the pathological example

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    looks fine to me, can you post a screenshot? Jul 28, 2010 at 16:47
  • @Kyle: Here you go, notice how the <kbd>'s overlap and the general impression is that lines are cramped up together. I could edit it in but I'd lose Jeff's tag.
    – badp
    Jul 28, 2010 at 16:55
  • I don't know, it looks OK to me. I certainly wouldn't describe it as 'pathological'. PS - you should be able to edit it in without losing the tag. Jul 28, 2010 at 17:28
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    How is this bydesign?! The screenshot badp posted is what I'm getting in Google Chrome in Linux, and looks obviously broken.
    – TheLQ
    Jul 29, 2010 at 7:06

2 Answers 2


The list looks decent with these changes (copy/pasting from the way I got it to look halfway decent with the Chrome Inspector):

kbd {
  background: #eee;
  border-color: #ccc;   /* was #ccc #aaa #888 #bbb */
  border-style: outset; /* was solid */
  border-width: 1px;    /* was 1px 3px 3px 1px */
  color: black;
  padding: 0px 2px;     /* was 2px 4px */
  white-space: nowrap;

ol li, ul li {
  line-height: 20px;    /* was 16 px */

Obviously this is quite likely to break, well, everything else.

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    This issue can easily be fixed by just adding display: inline-block to the kdb pseudo-tag. MetaSO has this implemented on their "all.css" file for the aforementioned pseudo-tag, but GamingSE/Arqade does not.
    – Krazer
    Oct 9, 2012 at 15:55

This actually looks fine here, at the moment:

You need to define a burrow for the safe zone, and a civilian alert that restricts movement to it.

  • To create the burrow
    • Press w to go to the burrows screen
    • Press a to add a new burrow
    • Size the burrow (remember, a burrow is 3d)
    • Choose a name, color, etc
  • To create a new alert
    • Press m to go to the military screen
    • Press a to go to the alerts screen
    • Press c to create a new alert
    • Name it with N
    • Change the burrow restriction by pressing enter on the burrow while the burrow is highlighted.
  • To activate the alert (as the civilian alert)
    • Press enter while the alert is highlighted.

Unfortunately, it still looks lousy on meta.gaming.SE :-(.

  • The boxes do not overlap. Not here, right now, at least. And whether or not the characters should be aligned is probably debateable.
    – MPi
    Aug 2, 2012 at 10:19

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