There's a certain area around tags where they will flip constantly between their normal and hover states. Please see the following video for an illustration of the issue:

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This is in Chrome stable in case it makes a difference.

Repro: Test

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    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...hours of fun. – Bart Feb 27 '13 at 14:31
  • hmm, doesn't behave like that in any of my browsers(Opera/Chrome/Mozilla/IE) – hjpotter92 Feb 27 '13 at 14:37
  • Yeah, this bugs me. tags in chat do it too. I think it varies a bit by site though. Depends if the border width changes. It doesn't work on MSO for instance – Ben Brocka Feb 27 '13 at 14:43
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    just imagine if they had hover sound o_O – ajax333221 Feb 28 '13 at 1:40
  • Can anyone repro right now? – Sklivvz Jan 30 '14 at 11:33
  • @Sklivvz: I can't – Der Hochstapler Jan 30 '14 at 12:15
  • @Sklivvz I can, the CSS doesn't appear to have changed since I described the problem in my answer. – Tim Stone Jan 30 '14 at 13:33
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    @Sklivvz: Oh, right. This only applied to tags in posts, not below them. At least that's how it is for me right now. So, yeah, as Tim says, problem is still there. – Der Hochstapler Jan 30 '14 at 13:36
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    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...hours of fun. – Sklivvz Jan 30 '14 at 13:38

This has been fixed and will be out in rev. 1340.

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    Crazy flipping mouse cursor, you will be missed. – Der Hochstapler Jan 30 '14 at 16:03

Yeah, on Super User .post-text a:hover's border-bottom: 1px #6C0000 dotted; is more specific than the border defined for .post-text .post-tag, and the variation in border definitions causes it to flip back and forth between the hover and non-hover states.

Tweaking the selector/adding the border definition to the .post-text a.post-tag:hover style should fix things.

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