PLEASE, ALL OF YOU, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, STOP USING FIXED/STATIONARY EVERYTHING. Not everyone has the same screen size or resolution as you, and chances are if one of those fixed sidebars or chats that everyone loves to use now looks good on your resolution, it looks like crap on everyone else's. I hate to be THAT PERSON, but there is a reason why you don't see fixed elements on professionally designed sites--they're made to be accessible to everyone, not just everyone that happens to have the same screen size as you.
Let's pretend that RPGD had these same elements, so I can convey why this is so irritating to me.
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IN SHORT, I want to see your sites! Stop hiding them from me! I can't read anything when I zoom to 60% to see around your fixed elements. STOP IT.
Dear forum designers....
Blog entry posted by metaphorical, Aug 6, 2012.