This is a bug? I try to view another site, and it works fine, but I have a problem on Stack Exchange.

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  1. I open this URL: https://stackexchange.com/ and open the console.
  2. After a few seconds, I get the pictured error.
  3. Last version of Windows 10, and the last version of Google Chrome.


the sin of asking from ignorance, if something you see is a bug: what will happen. the question will be poorly received by the community without leaving even a comment that gives a vision of what the community expects. Just before you ask, be an expert and seek the answer before creating any post.

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    Your second screenshot very obviously identifies AutoReviewComments as the culprit script that is trying to run on the site when it shouldn't (it's right there in the "prefix" variable used to differentiate it). That is a user script that has to be installed by you, and not anything we maintain ourselves. – animuson ModStaff Jul 20 at 17:46
  • JS experts will still ask here :) Joking aside, nobody requires you to have knowledge of JS, developer tools, or even being an IT person. If you'd observed a visible, tangible issue with how the site works and reported it, it would've been well-received as most bug reports do. But since you explicitly opened devtools and reported a console error, we assume you know what you are talking about (not to mention a screenshot from the "sources" tab). Then you also claimed that you don't have any extensions, but the nature of the error indicates that you clearly do. – Oleg Valter Jul 29 at 16:33
  • I ask if this is a bug? ask if something is a bug is it off-topic? – Francisco Núñez-Todo Poderoso Jul 29 at 16:53
  • I explained the steps I took to get to that point; I did not know that the plugin was installed, it is a collaborator's pc. – Francisco Núñez-Todo Poderoso Jul 29 at 16:54
  • I have not been saying fix this bug or fix this problem or stating that you are responsible for this ... and that you should fix it ... you have simply come and vandalized the post with negative votes without even reading it ... – Francisco Núñez-Todo Poderoso Jul 29 at 16:55
  • It seems to me that the question is part of the topics; since it is part of the bug reports; Is there an article that expressly indicates how bug reports should be, what direction should these reports have, or in my case, you can't ask if something is a bug? Support, feature requests, or bug reports for the core Stack Exchange engine that powers all Stack Exchange websites – Francisco Núñez-Todo Poderoso Jul 29 at 17:06

That is not a bug Stack Exchange has to fix. They can't be held responsible to prevent bugs in scripts they don't own.

Instead report the bug to the creator and/or current maintainer here: AutoReviewComments - Pro-forma comments for SE or even better: create a pull request with a fix for this bug.

Or do as I have done for the last 6 to 8 years: ignore that console error. It only happens on sites where no global StackExchange object gets created (and/or it doesn't have the expected public interface). Most notable those are: stackexchange.com and all chat servers. Nothing will break despite that error.

In the comments you're claiming that you don't have userscripts or extensions. Here is a screenshot of my Firefox console where I have no extensions or scripts running:

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and here is my Chrome dev console, with Autocomments and a bunch of other scripts:

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Try your browser in Incognito or Private mode and see how it goes.

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    On an off-note, stackexchange.com does have a global object StackExchange, it's just that it does not have a ready lifecycle method at all (as a bunch of others); proof which is exactly what the console says to the OP: ".ready is not a function" :) – Oleg Valter Jul 20 at 19:40

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