I went to create a new question, typed my (short) title, and long question body, I scrolled down and clicked "Ask Your Question" (actually this happened while editing an old question, which had a title of less than 15 characters, but that's a different issue).
The button is greyed out (like usual when you click), and.. nothing happens.
I reloaded the page and tried resubmitting. Same problem again.
Eventually I noticed, in tiny red writing next to the "Title" input heading, an error:
Title *required - at least 15 characters
..so I entered a longer heading and all worked correctly.
Kind of a usability problem - the error message doesn't appear until you click submit, which you have to scroll down (at least at a screen resolution of 1440x900, which is common for laptops)
Here is an screenshot more clearly demonstrating the issue:
Two possible solutions:
- Scroll the page to the top when you click submit. Might be a bit jarring, as when the page changes, you'd expect to be viewing your newly submitted question..
- Display a similar message next to the submit button, such as "There were errors with your question: title must be 15 characters or longer", or simply "There was an error with your question, please double-check each input"