It appears that someone in dev forgot to take out some output, because I've been getting this in the console on every page of the main site:


Specifically, it comes from line 45 in a file called loader.min.js:

return window.careers_adurl

It shows up in every page that I have tried so far and has been reproduced by another user.

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    This should be fixed but in all honesty it's really not a huge deal. Commented Oct 23, 2014 at 4:52
  • Just for kicks, I pulled up Math.SE to see if it's on other sites. At any rate, it's not on that one. Commented Oct 23, 2014 at 5:09
  • @DennisMeng Yes; I tested it on other sites, but I don't think it is a problem there because Careers is generally associated with Stack Overflow.
    – AstroCB
    Commented Oct 23, 2014 at 10:32
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    @BenjaminGruenbaum Agreed, but I just thought that it was worth reporting since it's an easy fix.
    – AstroCB
    Commented Oct 23, 2014 at 10:34
  • Not a bug, anyway, the console should be disabled in production by means of modifying the default console object in the browser, not removing various successful console.* calls
    – Ryan
    Commented Oct 24, 2014 at 3:51
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    Well spotted!!! Commented Nov 22, 2014 at 15:10

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That little console.log was there for just over a month, on every single Stack Overflow page - so in that time would have polluted something like half a billion browser consoles.

Only one person could save us from the tide of random URL effluent, and that person was me, as it's my turn to fix Careers bugs this week.

That console.log is history now. It was defeated with just one crushing blow.

Will we see its like again? Probably. Who will be there to save us next time? Maybe me. Maybe some other hero developer. It depends whose turn it is.

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