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I'm trying to ask a question on stackoverflow but when I click "Post your Question", the button greys and the page stops. Tried firefox and chrome, same problem.

I don't know if meta works as well, if you can't see this question then it's got the same problem!!


Gaspar pointed out the question must be more than 15 characters, I didn't see the message. Sort it out atwood, I've now lost 3 minutes of productivity!

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marked as duplicate by random, John Rudy, Brad Gilbert, Ladybug Killer, Ether Jan 8 '10 at 19:31

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obviously meta does work – Charlie Jan 8 '10 at 14:47
How long is your question's title? It needs to be 15 characters long or more and this validation isn't very visible. – JSONBog Jan 8 '10 at 14:50
Ah, it 14 chars, I'll try again – Charlie Jan 8 '10 at 14:51
Gaspar saves the day once again! – JSONBog Jan 8 '10 at 14:53

If the question title needs to be 15 characters long, and this isn't patently obvious to the poster, wouldn't this fall under the heading of "usability bug"?

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Yeah, but Atwood'll never fix it. It's been brought up lots of times before. – JSONBog Jan 8 '10 at 14:58
I tried posting a question with a short title and a warning appeared below the title field. – user27414 Jan 8 '10 at 14:58
That warning goes away when you start to type your question, I think. At least it did last time I checked. – JSONBog Jan 8 '10 at 15:02
UsabilityBug : Bug .. I chose the base class – Charlie Jan 8 '10 at 15:03
@Charlie: For tagging you made the right choice. But yeah, this is a dupe, and it's probably not getting addressed. :( – John Rudy Jan 8 '10 at 15:06
@Charlie: Yes, 'base class' is apt. I was, more or less, defending your assertion that this behavior is a bug. – Jim G. Jan 8 '10 at 15:18
@Jim G. Yeh ok I see. This bug needs to be fixed though. I'm going to use while jeff's fixing it. – Charlie Jan 8 '10 at 15:25
Atwood doesn't fix usability bugs, he closes them as "by-design". – Paul Tomblin Jan 8 '10 at 15:42

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