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These users aren't called "Bhargav Rac" and "Tunak", but Bhargav Rao and Tunaki.

This happens on both the 'apps' and 'scripts' tabs of the Stack Apps homepage. Tested on Firefox and Safari on macOS, and Internet Explorer on Windows 8 (but there, the truncation is slightly less).


Recently the user name truncation issue has been fixed in the Stack Apps site, now it is looking good.

Screenshot for reference:

User names


If you have TamperMonkey installed, this simple script should fix the problem:

// ==UserScript==
// @name         SAHPA (Stack Apps Home Page Aligner)
// @namespace    http://tampermonkey.net/
// @version      0.1
// @description  Aligns the user names on the StackApps Home Page
// @author       anonymous2
// @match        http://stackapps.com/
// @grant        GM_addStyle
// @run-at       document-load
// ==/UserScript==

(function() {
    'use strict';
    for (i = 0; i < document.getElementsByClassName("summary").length; i++) {
        document.getElementsByClassName("summary")[i].childNodes[3].childNodes[5].childNodes[3].setAttribute('style', "float:right;margin-top:5px;margin-right:7px;line-height:18px;color:#999");

Not guaranteeing it's the most efficient way: still haven't found a way to reference those childNodes more directly, but it works. :)

  • 5
    +1 for the effort. Of course, I'd like the Stack Overflow developers to solve it permanently. – Glorfindel Mar 28 '17 at 16:36

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