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I know that lots of people get help from the site everyday, and in general it is a great site. I love answering questions and getting answers for other knowledgeable programmers.


There is probably one feature, one thing about Stack Overflow (or related sites) that gets me annoyed. That is my question: What is the one feature about Stack Overflow that annoys you.

Post the features/bugs/habits up and if someone has already said it, give them an upvote.

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This is a duplicate that is the mother of all duplicates. To get an idea of what annoys people the most, simply search in the [bug] or [feature-request] tags and sort by highest votes. –  Ether Feb 1 '10 at 19:05
@AEther: Not necessarily true. A bad feature doesn't have to be a non-feature or a bug. –  Jonathan Sampson Feb 1 '10 at 19:09
Why would someone vote to close this as "Not Stack Overflow related"? This is a good question to have on meta. –  Troggy Feb 2 '10 at 1:22
is it friday already? –  Matt Feb 2 '10 at 14:51
@Matt is ALWAYS Friday in Iceland.... –  Tyler Carter Feb 2 '10 at 17:27
Wow, it's amazing that not many of these are serious (meaning both not-funny and show-stopping)....guess that means the staff is doing a great job. :D –  Gordon Gustafson Feb 4 '10 at 21:21
Bounty put only to make a "supervote", it will be given to the most upvoted answer. –  Gnoupi Jul 6 '10 at 16:38
@Gnoupi You should be able to assign that bounty now. –  Grace Note Jul 7 '10 at 17:07
@Grace - indeed, supervote away! –  Gnoupi Jul 7 '10 at 17:41
How is this not-constructive again? –  Dan Dascalescu Feb 25 '14 at 8:06

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