I was idly browsing through TeX.SE, and at one point attempted to favourite ("star") a question that had already been starred more than a hundred times. Nothing happened. I tapped (yeah, touchscreen) higher on the icon, at which point the expected result occurred.

Further investigation revealed that the star count being sandwiched up into the icon (as reported here) causes it to overlap the star's clickable box in the page DOM; and as the count is the later DOM element, it prevents the lower part of the star being clickable.

The blue boxes are the overlapped areas. Pretty bad, isn't it?

The culprit is a single CSS property

.favoritecount { margin-top: -4px; }

with the effect of smashing the number into the star. Make that less negative and the problem goes away.

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    Impossible.... You can't idly browse TeX-SX. I propose closing :P
    – percusse
    Commented Feb 21, 2014 at 15:41

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I have pushed a fix to dev. The change will go live after our next production build(within 24 hours)

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    Jin is our hero! :)
    – yo'
    Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 0:00
  • @tohecz: Am I too old if I confess I thought of Earthworm Jim when I read your comment? :) Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 9:23
  • Sorry to bother you Jin, but have you seen meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/3824/…? Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 18:50
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    @TorbjørnT. I'm going through the bug list now. I'll fix that today.
    – Jin
    Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 19:28
  • 49 hours and no production build yet - could someone be poked with a sharp stick? Commented Feb 23, 2014 at 22:16
  • @michaelb958 I forgot I made the fix on Friday. we don't make production builds as frequently on the weekends. There definitely will be a build tomorrow.
    – Jin
    Commented Feb 24, 2014 at 1:55
  • @Jin A build has been performed; accepting this answer. Commented Feb 24, 2014 at 3:06

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