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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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    obviously meta does work
    – Charlie
    Jan 8, 2010 at 14:47
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    How long is your question's title? It needs to be 15 characters long or more and this validation isn't very visible.
    – Welbog
    Jan 8, 2010 at 14:50
  • Ah, it 14 chars, I'll try again
    – Charlie
    Jan 8, 2010 at 14:51
  • Gaspar saves the day once again!
    – Welbog
    Jan 8, 2010 at 14:53

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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.
    – Welbog
    Jan 8, 2010 at 14:58
  • I tried posting a question with a short title and a warning appeared below the title field.
    – user27414
    Jan 8, 2010 at 14:58
  • That warning goes away when you start to type your question, I think. At least it did last time I checked.
    – Welbog
    Jan 8, 2010 at 15:02
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    UsabilityBug : Bug .. I chose the base class
    – Charlie
    Jan 8, 2010 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, 2010 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, 2010 at 15:18
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    @Jim G. Yeh ok I see. This bug needs to be fixed though. I'm going to use experts-exchange.com while jeff's fixing it.
    – Charlie
    Jan 8, 2010 at 15:25
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    Atwood doesn't fix usability bugs, he closes them as "by-design". Jan 8, 2010 at 15:42

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