Tiny type? February 11, 2012 6:49 AM   Subscribe

The front page CSS/HTMLl is broken?

Right now all the posts (except the top two posts) on the front page are being wrapped with a [small] tag, making all the front page posts a small(er) text size.

I've never seen this problem before today, and I've refreshed my cache to make sure it wasn't a glitch on my end (Firefox/Mac). Is anyone else seeing this?
posted by jca to Bugs at 6:49 AM (26 comments total)

(That topic post should be HTML, not HTMLl.)
posted by jca at 6:51 AM on February 11, 2012


Data point: Not seeing this in Firefox 8 on Linux Mint.

However, you're not the only person who seems to be having this problem.
posted by zarq at 6:54 AM on February 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yep. (Firefox, Ubuntu). Starts with infini's post, and it wasn't like that a few minutes ago.
posted by nangar at 6:55 AM on February 11, 2012


Chrome on Win7, seeing nothing out of the ordinary.
posted by Kattullus at 6:57 AM on February 11, 2012


It doesn't show up in the chromium browser in Mint, either. (I'm running "15.0.874.106 (Developer Build 107270 Linux) Built on Ubuntu 11.10, running on LinuxMint 12")
posted by zarq at 6:57 AM on February 11, 2012


Does it look okay now? Looked like Fizz put a small tag in the URL description field and didn't close it and our auto-tag-closer didn't catch it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:00 AM on February 11, 2012


Not seeing on Chrome OS (18.0.1025.29 dev)...
posted by jim in austin at 7:00 AM on February 11, 2012


Yep. Fixed! Thanks jessamyn!
posted by nangar at 7:03 AM on February 11, 2012


I really don't know what to say. Thank you, thank you. Saved me from an hour of deep virus checkers.
posted by infini at 7:20 AM on February 11, 2012


Yeah, it's fixed. Thanks.
posted by jca at 7:22 AM on February 11, 2012


Man, I remember when this shit would happen all the time with bad html breaking entire threads or the whole front page, before Matt and pb had gotten some really solid tag matching logic in place to avoid renderfucking runaway tags and such. Now you really kind of have to make a special effort to pull it off.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:09 AM on February 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


so you're telling me I can bring the whole front page down with a single dangling tag? Which tag? Just so, you know, I don't accidentally do it.
posted by Think_Long at 8:25 AM on February 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


IT'S FIXED NOW THANKS
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:31 AM on February 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


so you're telling me I can bring the whole front page down with a single dangling tag

This is MetaFilter. You can bring the whole site to a screeching halt with a single dangling participle.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 9:23 AM on February 11, 2012 [23 favorites]


Hell, I can derail Metafilter for two days by just considering for a moment the concept of declawing the darn cat.
posted by HuronBob at 11:10 AM on February 11, 2012


Of course, you can win MetaFilter forever if you manage to darn a declawed cat.
posted by carsonb at 1:32 PM on February 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Rather than declawing, consider getting Kitten Mittens
posted by birdherder at 1:41 PM on February 11, 2012


Then you'll have to darn the darn mittens.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 2:59 PM on February 11, 2012


So we flogging Fizz?
posted by cjorgensen at 3:27 PM on February 11, 2012


He is an unbeliever and a barbarian and a non-closer of parens.
posted by maryr at 4:57 PM on February 11, 2012


Rather than declawing, consider getting Kitten Mittens yt ™

I tried that, but they kept on losing them. Then I had to put up with all their yowling and whining because I withheld pie as punishment.

Better to just declaw from the start, imo.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:59 PM on February 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


He is an unbeliever and a barbarian and a non-closer of parens.

Contemplate this on the Parse Tree of Woe.
posted by stebulus at 12:30 PM on February 12, 2012


Hah yeah I remember the days when any unclosed tag in a comment would just apply to all the comments after that followed.
posted by lazaruslong at 4:11 PM on February 12, 2012


Mmmmm injection.
posted by jeffamaphone at 10:31 PM on February 13, 2012


(are these closed? :)
posted by flabdablet at 2:06 AM on February 14, 2012


Yes, but you've got a hanging colon. You should probably have that looked at.
posted by maryr at 12:13 PM on February 14, 2012


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