Linked Questions

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I've had strange output on answer submit :) [duplicate]

I've had strange output on answer submit :) The message was : Oh tin of pink meat / I ponder what you may be / Snout or ear or feet? Screenshot: Funny :) Why?
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1answer
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What the heck is this message I get when I submit a post? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Has Stack Overflow been haiku-hacked? Overactive spam-ku I've just submitted an answer to this question and a stupid message appeared (looks like plain text response from ...
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71answers
148k views

The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral"). As ...
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18answers
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Top ten signs that your coworker is using Meta Stack Overflow [closed]

How can you tell if one of your coworkers has been secretly using Meta Stack Overflow in their free time?
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5answers
2k views

What is this “spam haiku” nonsense all about?

No one is talking Many of us are clueless WTF
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3answers
208 views

Is there somehow a way to find the questions which are the most referred to when closing duplicates?

Duplicated questions are a thing we want to avoid on these sites. However, it will happen anyway, this is why we get the "exact duplicate" close reason. There are some questions which are coming back ...
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5answers
634 views

Why are there no spam posts on SO? [duplicate]

I see spam submissions occasionally on my blog and online forums. Why aren't there any on Stack Overflow? What does SO use for spam filtering? (I have been here for a year and haven't seen a single ...
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2answers
469 views

Overactive spam-ku

Hey, I got the spam haiku! I don't know what the criteria is; I got it after struggling to post from a dodgy connection on the train; after reconnecting, I hit "post" and got the haiku: Little ...
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1answer
190 views

Can't ask, answer, vote, comment, retag any question

What's this thing when I try answering questions: Little slab of meat / In a wash of clear jelly / Now I heat the pan screenshot: alt text http://mathematicsociety.com/images/ScreenshotFirefox....
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2answers
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Finally reached edit ability on SO; life feels oddly unsatisfying and empty

I noticed today that I was really close to reaching the magic 2000 rep benchmark. Because of this I spent my entire day scouring the site for questions. It also seemed to be the one day where ...
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1answer
159 views

Is it possible to effectively control spamming or other undesirable behavior without relying on security through obscurity?

This is meant to replace a question I ended up deleting regarding the advantages of displaying a haiku rather than a clearer message on spam detection for unregistered users (link for 10k users). ...
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1answer
127 views

Captcha not shown with JavaScript turned on which makes things difficult

It just happened to me on SU that the captcha was not shown. Neither in Safari nor in Firefox was there any way to show it. There was just that robot guy with the numbers on it. Of course I was ...
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0answers
118 views

Some security features cause users with low reputation to lose the question content they just typed

I just lost an hour worth of time carefully typing this question (with some hyperlinks in it) to end up on a page saying a bullshit phrase like "I wonder what thou art, sprout or bean or.....". This ...
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0answers
118 views

Could not submit answer on SO because name missing?

I was just prompted to enter my name and email when answering a question on SO: Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: name and email are missing Then, when I tried to just post the ...