You're not supposed to be here... March 27, 2007 7:57 PM   Subscribe

Is this happening to anyone else? I view a post, click back, and there's that little window hanging over the MeFi logo. Eh?
posted by CitrusFreak12 to Bugs at 7:57 PM (23 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Do you have the greasemonkey?
posted by boo_radley at 8:05 PM on March 27, 2007


I'm not sure I understand what you're talking about. Could you highlight the problematic element in the screenshot somehow?

Just kidding. Not showing up like that for me in Firefox.
posted by nanojath at 8:06 PM on March 27, 2007


that's straight. i've heard of misplaced divs like that in ie, but that little pop up isn't even popping up on the right page. it's for favoriting a comment on... the front page?
posted by phaedon at 8:07 PM on March 27, 2007


ive been doing this all day, im sorry. that's "strange" not "straight".
posted by phaedon at 8:08 PM on March 27, 2007


It's just some weird div thing with firefox, where if something was popped up over a page and you hit back, it lingers. It happens to me all the time on other sites.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:17 PM on March 27, 2007


Now, what kind of person would mix up "strange" and "straight"?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:19 PM on March 27, 2007


come on, it was like i meant i wrote "strap-on" and meant "stradivarius"
posted by phaedon at 8:27 PM on March 27, 2007


WASNT. shit.
posted by phaedon at 8:27 PM on March 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


you need pills.

CF12, I wish I knew why this was happening to you but I dont. sad frog.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:42 PM on March 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


"strap-on" is the reverse of "no-parts".
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:55 PM on March 27, 2007 [5 favorites]


cortex, I think this is what mathowie means when he says we are sometimes "unhelpful"
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:06 PM on March 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


I have seen firefox occasionally do this. It happens any time there is one of those tooltips for a title/alt attribute still being displayed when the page changes. Sometimes it can linger for a while. In this case it might be complicated by the fancy DHTML titles thing, which you should try disabling.
posted by Rhomboid at 9:06 PM on March 27, 2007


13 Across: an existentialist's sex toy?
posted by boo_radley at 9:07 PM on March 27, 2007


Is this happening to anyone else? I view a post, click back, and there's that little window hanging over the MeFi logo. Eh?

Eh, I can't really tell what you're talking about. Could you highlight it a little on that screenshot?
posted by puke & cry at 9:10 PM on March 27, 2007


"strap-on" is the reverse of "no-parts".

There's a kind of serpent-eating-its-tail beauty to that statement.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:10 PM on March 27, 2007


I'm pretty sure mathowie is just a story parents use to scare their children.

"Eat your vegetables, or mathowie will say you're sometimes unhelpful!" That sort of thing.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:12 PM on March 27, 2007 [5 favorites]


i just said "posteriority" instead of "posterity" in another thread.

*slaps forehead*
posted by phaedon at 9:26 PM on March 27, 2007


I can just see mathowie reading the dialogue between cortex and jessamyn, removing his glasses and burying his face in his hands while letting out a long sigh of the utmost derision.

Thanks for the help, mathowie.
::stern look towards jessatex/coramyn::

Phaedon, I demand you use this thread to catalog your future malapropisms.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 10:39 PM on March 27, 2007


You really want to be helpful, heck, come on over here and gimme a shoulder rub!

By the way, the screen shot shows artifact of nicetitles, which is getting long in the tooth. I've mentioned 3 or 4 times that I can remember that there are better-coded solutions to achieve the same effect, and pointed to my favorites, q-tips and dustin diaz's sweet-titles (I hacked that one for my proposed image compromize a while back). Both are lighter, better-looking, more extensible and customizable, and in my humble, just plain better than nicetitles (which was a fine first-order solution to the non-problem of regular ol' title balloons). I think a switch to either would eliminate the issue, minor as it is. But I've suggested it before, to no avail.

*shrugs, winces*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:39 PM on March 27, 2007


Jessamyn said, CF12, I wish I knew why this was happening to you but I dont. sad frog.

Sad frog?
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 12:15 AM on March 28, 2007


Sad frog.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:00 AM on March 28, 2007


"Strap on", sides reversed, is "no parts".

A double-end tender?
posted by flabdablet at 6:07 AM on March 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Oh, flabdablet, that's lovely.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:10 AM on March 28, 2007


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