For the last few weeks, the "Ask Question" button is a bit of:

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Using Chrome 31.0.1650.63 on Linux

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  • Not for me (Firefox on Linux and Windows). What browser you are using? Could it be some userscript / userstyle? – Izzy Jan 9 '14 at 13:09
  • No repro on Chrome 31 on Win7. – ale Jan 9 '14 at 13:40
  • It's likely because I have the correct font installed :) – Flow Jan 9 '14 at 13:41

From your screenshot, it looks like you've hit the font selection problem with the Roboto font. If you install Roboto under Linux, then when a site or program asks for Roboto, it gets "Roboto Medium" (which is quite heavyweight) instead of "Roboto Regular" (which looks normal). This is a problem with how the weights are set in the font files.

This site has an explanation of how to change your font configuration to avoid the problem. Once you've added the workaround you'll notice that ASE looks a lot 'lighter' in font terms, and much easier on the eye.

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    This is why these sites are so awesome. What an obscure and undiscoverable issue, yet someone knows the answer. – ale Jan 9 '14 at 13:42

What browser/OS are you using? It shows in the right place inside the grey bar for me on Win7 Sp1 x86 with Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 26.

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