I stumbled upon some minor layout issues while switching superuser's main and meta. I felt only one of them wasn't enough for a meta post, so I collected them.

Fixed over time

  • The superuser website header and meta.superuser header aren't exactly at the same position. Please note, that stackoverflow's main and meta header are well aligned » Fixed
  • Community Bulletin link title is also slightly at another position as its counterpart on the main site » Fixed
  • The r in superuser gets cut off for some reason on the main site header » Fixed
    • Missing space on Profile » activity » suggestions between the word on and the subject
  • Column headers are missing on SU footer while present on meta.SU footer
  • In the meta.SU footer. Those two links are underlined while they aren't on SU main site footer


After two years, the following things probably will never change.

  • The about Tour link is missing on meta SU footer while it is present on the main site's footer

  • The tag filter field, only visible while reviewing, doesn't allow tags with placeholders like *excel*. But placeholders are allowed when using the main site's favorite/ignored tag option enter image description here

/thx & closed :)

  • The r in the superuser logo is also cut off in Chrome :( It seems like sprites.png is cut off. Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 19:53
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    There is no about for meta.su. Not sure about other sites, but IMO it's not needed for any of the metas. Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 20:39
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    Since meta.stackoverflow has this link, I thought its worth to note
    – nixda
    Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 21:25
  • 2/6 fixed. Will the rest remain as it currently is?
    – nixda
    Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 10:09
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    Meta.stackoverflow.com is a special case, so the "about" link there is needed. There is no such link on any of the other Stack Exchange Meta sites.
    – ale
    Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 13:00
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because there's been several redesigns since and the problem is no longer reproducible
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Commented Dec 5, 2018 at 1:05

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As children of the StackOverflow system, I expect sites to have some minor differences from their parent.

The concept of there being a (fuzzy) continuity between the site is a concept that I agree with. But, to expect that each site will be a cookie-cutter variant of every neighbor isn't something I would expect.

Some gross differences between sites maybe deserve some notice and intervention, but in general, I think that SuperUser fits the template pretty well.

For SU and meta-SU to have some minor differences, I consider trivial.

*(all of this is my opinion)

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