Im having a similar issue but only on the profile page. All the other pages look great but the profile page has about 8 inches of white space between the profile info and the footer links.
Im using elgg 1.8.19 default theme, IE 10 (I don't think its related to that tho) and windows 7.
Is the some way to adjust this?
Sorry, I located the problem. Im using the Ads Rotator Plugin. for some reason it is affecting the white space on the profile page but no other pages. Even if you turn off ads in the footer, it still creates this 8 inches of white space on profile page. I will notify the plugin maker to see if theres a fix.