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Old 02-22-2010, 11:14 AM   #1
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Posts display as too narrow

This morning I started having this problem viewing posts whenever the banner ad above the Recent Threads box is the wide kind. The text of the posts gets squeezed into too narrow a space. Pic will illustrate:

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BTW, I'm using IE 8, latest updates, on XP.
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:15 AM   #2
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I experienced the same thing, but I closed the connection and refreshed the screen; it was OK the second time...

Spoke too soon.. logged back in an hour later, the narrow display is back. Agree with Onward that it depends on the type of banner ad.

Maybe this is a narrow-mindedness detector?
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:19 AM   #3
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I just mentioned the same problem under "report software problems here". It's happening pretty frequently when I hit "portal".

Using Firefox 3.5.8, WindowsXP.
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:22 AM   #4
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It seems to depend on the type of ad above the Recent Threads box. When ad is square-ish, everything formats correctly. When ad is banner-shaped, the page is mis-formatted.
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The one ad that seems to consistently not cause problems is the "ads by Google" box. The wide banner ads are consistently causing associated with the problem. But, every now and then a small square ad will be over there when the problem occurs.
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I just cleared IE's cache, shut down IE, and restarted. I can't reproduce the problem now. All ads above the Recent Threads box are now the square-ish kind (leaving the page properly formatted). No banner-style.
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Cleaned out Firefox cache, shut it down, re-opened the browser and signed on here and am still getting the same problem. I've got other places to visit, but when I'm done there I will just re-boot the machine and see if my next visit is better.
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After re-booting I still experience the same prob. Here's a screencap:
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After re-booting I still experience the same prob. Here's a screencap:
Doesn't Adblock kill off all of that?

When I'm logged in, I never see ads here. Never.
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Mine started doing the same thing today.
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:24 PM   #11
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The problem seems to be gone for me. I no longer get the wide banner ads above the Recent Threads box.

Update: oops. It's happening again.
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We're taking a look at this - thanks for the report
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