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I'm seeing questions with this title across the network, here (edited in grace), here and here. Here, here, here, here and here. Oh, here and here as well. Another here.

Ask Ubuntu report about it here.

At first I thought it was users typing it out, but see this comment:

@MARamezani placeholder which for some reason came back, correcting

and this one:

haha I gave it a title don't know what happened there :)

I'm not so sure users are typing it out...


Have a look at this wildcard network search.

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    @ᔕᖺᘎᕊ not weird at all. That's the title placeholder, looks like it's being submitted somehow. Bug of course, but not very weird. :) – Shadow The Princess Wizard May 5 '15 at 19:04
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    @ShadowWizard I was a little surprised at first, I thought that people were actually typing it out - I mean that's more effort than most ubantu prob plz hlps titles! – Tim May 5 '15 at 19:05
  • @Tim, nope - couldn't reproduce with Chrome but surely it happens with at least one browser. – Shadow The Princess Wizard May 5 '15 at 19:06
  • @ShadowWizard I tried with JS off and it still didn't break so I'm not sure... Some extension that autofills placeholder...? Seems unlikely. – Tim May 5 '15 at 19:07
  • Well it at least got me. If it was April 1st then it would've made some sense.... Maybe the SE calendar is a little off. – M.A.R. May 5 '15 at 19:20
  • @MARamezani do you have java script enabled? Anything funny happen? Slow internet? – Tim May 5 '15 at 19:21
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    Is there an option "all of the above"? – M.A.R. May 5 '15 at 19:31
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    This could be like people who paste "quality standards" text into their questions to pad out the length and fool the filter. – user1228 May 5 '15 at 20:21
  • @Won't the comments suggest it's the system, not them...? – Tim May 5 '15 at 20:21
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    Do I care what the comments suggest? NO! I only care about truth, justice, and a nice double IPA! – user1228 May 5 '15 at 20:26
  • Calling the cavalry... – Shadow The Princess Wizard May 13 '15 at 14:43
  • Wait. Did you realize that those weird titles are not the placeholders exactly? The placeholders have a dot at the end. – nicael May 13 '15 at 17:16
  • @nicael ahh, I didn't notice... Hmm. Will edit in when I have more time. – Tim May 13 '15 at 17:17
  • Your search didn't load for me..... loading....... – IronManMark20 May 18 '15 at 23:23
  • The worst part is few of them have contact info, so we cannot just ask them. And excellent catch @nicael – IronManMark20 May 18 '15 at 23:28

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