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I tried to submit a question, but I kept being told that I couldn't submit and that I should "check the error above."

There was no visible error. I had to find it in the source for the page. It turned out that I added the tag "controllerfactory". Since that was a new tag, I couldn't create the question because I don't yet have enough reputation to create new tags.

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marked as duplicate by gnat, Wesley Murch, Adam Feb 15 '13 at 0:46

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The error message appears on the right-hand side, see – Martijn Pieters Feb 14 '13 at 16:30
@MartijnPieters: But's it's kinda hard to see, it blends into the page. – Rocket Hazmat Feb 14 '13 at 16:32
Excellent (but dupe) report with screenshot: Make error notifications in posts more obvious/visible – Martijn Pieters Feb 14 '13 at 16:35
Are these the same error message styles though? (I haven't seen either myself) – Ben Brocka Feb 14 '13 at 16:50
@BenBrocka: I'm going to assume so, as the message below the textbox is the same. – Rocket Hazmat Feb 14 '13 at 16:58
@gnat: I threw up an answer here with a chopped up version of my question. – Rocket Hazmat Feb 14 '13 at 17:14
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There is a visible error, it's just a little hard to see. This is what I assume your screen looked like:

Where's the error?

Turns out there actually is an error here. Somewhere. Good luck hunting for it. :-)

It took me a while of staring at this screen to find the error. It's hidden on the right. Blended in with the Careers 2.0 ad.

The Error!

I think this error message should be made way more obvious. As we can see, it's hard for people to find.

Answer adapted from my "duplicate" question: Make error notifications in posts more obvious/visible

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@gnat: I didn't realize you could wrap images in blockquotes. That does make screenshots nicer looking in posts! :-) – Rocket Hazmat Feb 14 '13 at 17:20
note also tooltips :) – gnat Feb 14 '13 at 17:21
It may be that it popped up on the right. Some text also flashed between the input box and the preview and that's where I ended up concentrating. Maybe I was lazy when I just viewed the source. :) – Kerry D Feb 14 '13 at 20:25

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