I had a user have problems with phabricator loading on Internet Explorer IE 11 on a windows 7 box he built himself, the site seemed to be having problems displaying the css since a lot of the styles were missing. The site was really not functioning and you couldn't click on the controls.
Most of us use chrome/firefox or the IE11 provided by corporate IT, and have no problems.
I was able to replicate the problem on a new windows 7 install with default IE 11 I built myself. After some googling and debugging of the dev console, I was able to find the users problem, by default IE 11 under Compatibility View settings the option Display intranet sites in Compatibility View is checked by default.
Unlike many of our intranet sites, phabricator definitely does not like being rendered like this. It's completely unusable. We run phabricator locally on our intranet.
tl;dr: If your phabricator is on an intranet, you need to disable compatibility view for all intranet sites in ie11 options. Or at least for your phab install add the url to ie11.
I doubt phabricator can detect that it is being rendered this way and display some kind of warning / instructions to users.
I'm not sure if you want to make a note of this in the docs, either user guide or install guide warning admins of this problem. Hell maybe it's already there and I missed it, though google didn't bring it up when I was searching for this problem.
In any case I searched for a ticket and didn't find any so please feel free to close this ticket as WONTFIX, at least the solution will be searchable in the future for others.