Earlier today, the background in chat changed. At least it did for a large band on the bottom of the chat box:

Screenshot showing the issue.

As you can see, this makes reading the text extremely difficult. The chat transcript page has the same issue, only worse as it covers all the text instead of just the bottom chunk.

The same background pattern can be found on this page.

  • It's happened on the "list of rooms about SciFi" page, too.
    – hairboat
    Commented May 7, 2012 at 20:53
  • 2
    It seems the universe leaked. we're fixing the leak as we speak.
    – Jin
    Commented May 7, 2012 at 21:01
  • Everyone evacuate as Fringe Division deploys the amber!
    – user1027
    Commented May 7, 2012 at 21:02

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Yes, the css was incorrectly using our "sandbox" area for the images. Guess what - if somebody changes what we are prototyping - things go bad!

Building out now...


Just for the case this persists, a workaround that might work for the time being is scaling the page up. Everything gets huge, but the orange background is pushed beyond the visible portion of the page.


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