text ad does not fit in box March 27, 2002 12:01 AM   Subscribe

Is anyone else seeing problems with links on some text ads being a bit too long to fit the box? Screenshot is from MSIE 5.1.3 on Mac OS X.
posted by nathan_teske to Bugs at 12:01 AM (4 comments total)

In IE6 it stretches the box, and thereby moving the sidebar towards the center of the page.
posted by riffola at 12:04 AM on March 27, 2002

yes! (my old screenshot is gone, but it looked much like yours)
posted by sawks at 3:00 AM on March 27, 2002

I just guessed on the maximum number of characters to allow in ads, not knowing that people would submit ads without spaces in them. I need to set a maximum number of letters in a row, and spit out errors to people that mess those up.

You should see some of the ads I deny, they often have all caps, and try to cram a sentence into the link, without spaces, knowing that people will visually notice it more.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:30 AM on March 27, 2002

Matt --

Wouldn't it work if you set overflow and clipping on the box?


posted by nathan_teske at 1:22 PM on March 27, 2002

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