But nevertheless, it's now larger than it used to be, which is somewhat unpleasant on a small screen, and evidently more so on a larger one. (Five centimeters? Really?)
I have never clicked on the LEO disclaimer, even previously when it appeared to offer some kind of a choice between first-party and third-party cookies, because I already hopefully have declined to accept popups or third-party cookies in Safari, so I don't see why I should have to repeat that choice. I'm afraid that if I clicked on it at all, even on the X to close the banner, I could inadvertently be giving some advertising company an excuse to put malware or adware on my device by some more underhanded means. (Which may even have already happened to a couple of LEO users who have gotten popup garbage, or scripts that cause the screen to hang or stall. Or, I've wondered, could the supposed error message about the script itself be a fake, an unwanted popup? In general, being urged to click an X to close some dubious popup box is often a telltale sign.)
But I am still puzzled by the issue of screen space. I have reread #43 several times, thinking it might be a clue as to why sometimes the page scrolls fine, the way it used to, but other times the content is trapped inside the horrible mailbox slot, which doesn't scroll or do anything else well.
I thought at one time I had seen something about how that choice might depend on the load on the servers at a given time of day. That actually seemed like it could fit with my experience, because there are some times when the normal page loads, but other times when the evil mailbox-slot frame loads.
But I must have been imagining that, because when I read #43 now, it only mentions that having tabs for other pages open can change the vertical space on the screen and prompt the other view. I don't know what to make of that. I always have several tabs open, but the default setting on the iPad (mini) is that they aren't visible all the time, only when you tap on the top bar to show them. But I see both screen views most days, sometimes the mailbox slot, sometimes the full page. Yes, it is annoying when one of them doesn't return to my position on the page, but I couldn't even say which one that is, because it happens so often.
Anyway, looking at #43 again, I get the impression that part of the rationale for restricting the screen space for content was to allow the things like the search field, the navigation icons, and the answer button to remain visible.
So, I'm not sure if this feedback is any use, but I don't need or want any of those things on the page all the time. As long as I can still get back to the top fast by clicking on the top bar of the browser, and back to the bottom fast by clicking on the link to the last post (next to the down arrow), I would rather use all the remaining space for actual content.
So is there any possibility to just completely eliminate the mailbox-slot view, at least on smaller screens? Unless that would trigger some unintended consequence I haven't thought about, that seems like it could be a workable solution.