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I have a good question. But then it says,

 Your question is ready to publish!
Our automated system checked for ways to improve your question and found none.

When I click post, it just scrolls up and shows me this message again. My system specifications:

  • Microsoft Edge: 97.0.1072.55 (Official build) (64-bit)
  • Operating system: Windows 10 Version 20H2 (Build 19042.1469)
  • JavaScript: V8 9.7.106.18
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/97.0.4692.71 Safari/537.36 Edg/97.0.1072.55

My school blocked me from opening the developer console, so I use Firebug Lite.

How do I fix this problem and post the question?

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    We need more details. 1) What happens when you click the button that should post the question? 2) What browser are you using, and what is your device/OS? If desktop, open developer tools console if available and check for client side errors, it's usually helpful to debug such things. Mar 13 at 17:41
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    Is your good question similar to this one: webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/163453/… ? Because that question needs work.
    – rene
    Mar 13 at 17:46
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    The message you're getting isn't an error. It just means the system can't find any obvious problems in your question.
    – BSMP
    Mar 13 at 18:03
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    It's not always clear, so just so you know: The first time you press the button at the bottom will first review your question and if there are no problems with it (like you've seen) you can scroll back down and click that button again which will post your question. If it is that final step that you're having problems with, you might be experiencing a bug.
    – Spevacus
    Mar 13 at 18:12
  • @Spevacus Yes, it's a bug Mar 13 at 19:05
  • @ShadowWizardSaysNoMoreWar I've added the details to the question. Mar 13 at 19:06
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    What's different about Meta? You obviously were able to post this question
    – bobble
    Mar 13 at 19:35
  • @bobble True. I couldn't post it at first. I spammed the post button, it still didn't work. But then after my daily walk (which is about an hour long), I came back home and there it was, my question somehow posted itself. Mar 13 at 20:20
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    There appears to be a bug which results in not displaying the message which you should be seeing when the system doesn't permit you to post your question. SE is aware of the bug (users who can see deleted posts can see it mentioned by a CM in this comment; you won't be able to see that page), but I'm not aware of an actual bug report for it. The comment says "We're working on fixing that soon. Apologies for the confusion."
    – Makyen
    Mar 13 at 21:58
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    As to why you're not able to post, you should read both "The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide" and 'What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"?' as you appear to be hitting different limits on different sites. The rate limit issue will be general across all sites, while the question ban issue applies to your account on Stack Overflow.
    – Makyen
    Mar 13 at 22:00
  • @Makyen > SE is aware of the bug (users who can see deleted posts can see it mentioned by a CM in this comment; you won't be able to see that page), but I'm not aware of an actual bug report for it. The post has been deleted... Mar 13 at 22:01
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    Yes, it was deleted by the question's author. That's why I said "you won't be able to see that page" and "users who can see deleted posts can see it".
    – Makyen
    Mar 13 at 22:02
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    I've belatedly realized that prior to posting I managed to mistakenly edit out the name of the comment's author from my comment above which included a quote, even though the author's name should have been there (at a minimum for attribution). The author of the comment I quoted is Catija.
    – Makyen
    Mar 13 at 22:13

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The scrolling up is because there's supposed to be a message saying that you can't post a question because you've asked a question too recently - you're rate limited.

About a week ago, we shipped a change to some seemingly-unusued JavaScript that ended up being used to serve many of our error messages in various places. We are already working on mitigating this issue and have fixed the JavaScript but couldn't get the JS cachebreakers to run to serve the new JS and start showing the error messages again.

We are working on this and hope to have it resolved soon.

So far, I'm aware of the following specific missing error messages:

If there are others you've seen reported or feel are missing, please link me to a report or let me know about them so that I can ensure we get the missing errors back!

Thanks for bringing this to our attention - I'll post an update when I have one!

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    Does this problem also impacts showing the warning to users when they are on-track to get post-banned?
    – rene
    Mar 14 at 17:42
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    No clue. That's kinda the issue with missing warning messages - I'm immune to them all, so I don't notice when they're missing. I don't know if those warnings are in the same bucket as the failure messages.
    – Catija StaffMod
    Mar 14 at 19:21
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    Why wasn't the faulty code change rolled back while a fix was being built?
    – Luuklag
    Mar 14 at 20:35
  • @Luuklag I (and others) have asked that question before in similar situations, seems SE doesn't believe in rollbacks. Seems like rollbacks are becoming less and less common.
    – Mast
    Mar 15 at 6:41
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    In this case, I think the issue is technically "rolled back" but we are struggling to get the cache cleared, @Luuklag
    – Catija StaffMod
    Mar 15 at 16:08
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Thanks for the report!

As @Catija pointed out, there are several validation messages that may stop someone from posting a new question.

However, there was an error that prevented the error popup from displaying, so the action was cancelled without clear communication as to why.

We've restored the error message popup so you should be able to post questions, and if not, should see actionable reasons why like these:

error examples

Related Issue on MSO: Post Question button not working on Stack Overflow

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