At the risk of rubbing salt into Rook's current status in the primaries, is this a formatting/layout bug?: enter image description here The negative sign is sitting on top of the overall vote count instead of to the left.


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On the election page we no longer show negatively voted nomination scores. The lowest you can go is zero.





Clearly a case of a plain old space when a non-breaking space would be preferred.

Looks like they need to change a plain old hyphen (-) to an html minus entity (− −).

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    @Joel, not necessary true. Lots of browsers will break a hyphen character regardless of a space or not.
    – jjnguy
    Jan 26, 2011 at 16:06
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    @Justin You can use CSS or the HTML style= attribute to tell the renderer not to line-break.
    – ChrisW
    Jan 26, 2011 at 17:10
  • @Justin Viewing source, I see you are right. There's no whitespace at all there. They need to change the hyphen to a minus entity (−) Jan 26, 2011 at 19:06
  • @Joel, I believe there has already been a question on meta about that.
    – jjnguy
    Jan 26, 2011 at 19:12
  • @Justin I recall the question as well. I can't find it now, but it was presented on aethsetic/semantic grounds rather than layout problems. I'm inclined to actually close the original as a duplicate of this one if I can find it, because this version of the question has a chance of being addressed. Jan 26, 2011 at 19:15
  • Found it! - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/71269/…
    – jjnguy
    Jan 26, 2011 at 19:17

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