There is a problem when showing text of an answer comment.

If you look at my comment here, the text should read:

... right, this is because of the _. For some reason ..

But the underscore is hidden by my username on the next line. It is a bit weird.

Screenshot by doncherry (Win 7 FF 10.0.2)

half-hidden underscore

Screenshot by Jonas (Win 7, Chrome 18)

Chrome 18

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    Yes, the underscore is half-hidden, i.e. overlaid by the shaded box of the user name. I added a screenshot. Reducing the vertical height of the user name-box might help, if it doesn't screw up the entire design.
    – doncherry
    Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 0:26
  • I added a screenshot using Chrome 18. (I just add to edit the html to add a word otherwise the _ would have been shifted, but the problem exists) Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 0:31
  • @doncherry: Oh man, you were a little bit faster. Here it’s also partly hidden, but not exactly as in your screenshot. I can see about three quarter of the gray square’s bottom.
    – Speravir
    Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 0:35
  • Win XP, FF3.6.27: It is not hidden, but just because Jonas is some characters to the right of _, otherwise it would be hidden, too. (Thus, confirming the problem.)
    – Stephen
    Commented Mar 15, 2012 at 19:34

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I have increased the line-height in comment section slightly so the code and owner blocks don't overlap. The change will be in the next production build.

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    I think this degrades the readability of the comments. It's certainly not as aesthetically pleasing with the larger line height.
    – Alan Munn
    Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 12:24
  • @AlanMunn I only increased it by couple of pixels. It's a great departure from before IMO.
    – Jin
    Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 15:14
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    I agree with @Alan. Would it be possible to decrease the size of the boxes, i.e. make the fit the text more snugly? (And return to the former line height.)
    – doncherry
    Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 15:19

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