This is a repost from UI Meta, but it affects the SO site, the meta SO site and the ui.stackexchange.com site as well:

Not sure if this is the right forum, but there's an issue with the user listing page on IE8 where some of the users get squished together: ui.stackexchange user listing bug

stackoverflow user listing bug

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    Long standing bug. I know that I've reported it before, but I can't find a reference. Possibly it was on the original UserVoice site.
    – tvanfosson
    Aug 24, 2010 at 16:37

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This isn't relevant anymore, since the user list page has since been overhauled, but just for the record, we did indeed put a workaround for this in place. I'll let the code speak for itself:

@* The following pretty useless rule is solely for the eigth iteration
   of a certain browser from Redmond. Forcing some content between the
   users (even if invisible) seems to stop a bug randomly overlapping
   two user infos (see e.g. http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/39353). *@

Sorry. My avatar is too awesome to be displayed in IE...

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    No one appreciates humor anymore... Aug 24, 2010 at 16:00
  • I chuckled a bit.
    – jjnguy
    Aug 24, 2010 at 16:03
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    lol.. maybe this should have been a comment instead of an answer (: Aug 24, 2010 at 16:09
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    @Ryan It could have been the answer to why you are missing an avatar.. Aug 24, 2010 at 16:10
  • @Ryan The distinction is pretty much non-existent on meta Aug 24, 2010 at 19:50

This is a bug in IE8, not us.


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