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I originally posted this on the Programmers Meta here, but as @MichaelMrozek pointed out, the same typo is present in all sites' messages.

The banner message for new/not-logged-in users reads

Welcome to Q&A site for [site-specific description]...

There should be an article in there:

Welcome to a Q&A site for...

Or, if we want to be fancier:

Welcome to the super-mega-ultimate best-on-the-Interblags [site topic] Q&A site!!!!eleven!!

Reference image (ignore the freehand text, I'm reusing an earlier screenshot (hey, I'm being "green")) available here.

banner covers up important things

  • +1 for being "green" – waiwai933 Sep 24 '10 at 2:12
  • Just read it out loud... Sounds quite bad as is!!1!1!one!!eleventeen – Peter Ajtai Sep 24 '10 at 2:21
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    I wonder why the english.stackexchange people aren't up in arms about this – Yi Jiang Sep 24 '10 at 2:55
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Jeff has answered the original post on Meta Programmers.

Short version: it's fixed.

Slightly less short version: banners now read "Welcome to Q&A for [topic/audience]." This has been implemented systemwide according to a few spot checks.

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