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‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​It's possible to create empty content fields - particularly question titles and bodies - on sites

‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​‎​Prior to an edit, this question was posted with no content in it, both in the title and the question body. The explanation to reproduce is provided in Temani Afif's ...
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Post Overflow

In replying to Text Alignment Problem on SO, hyperslug wondered what would happen if a non-breaking character string was added to a post. What he discovered is that unlike a code block which wraps ...
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Length limit for question titles that have nothing to do with Unicorns (we don't really need that many characters just for the title, do we? Isn't that what the question body is for? Some lower length limit would help here. Seriously.)

See e.g. revision 1 here - 195 characters. I think the limit should be lowered. Points in case: see revision 1 see revision 1 Some data from the last dump - out of 590,635 question titles the ...
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2 answers

Using Unicode Zero Width Spaces allows all space comments

If you comment something on Stack Overflow, you need to enter at least 15 characters, and you can't post a comment which just contain spaces. But if you type in zero-width spaces it will work. A zero-...
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Comments, questions and answers don't trim Unicode U200B when counting characters

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56 votes
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Arabic diacritic unicode characters break title links

Arabic diacritics are passing the filter, giving the ability to write almost an empty title or an empty body of a post. I think it has to be filtered before submitting. When writing Arabic and using ...
Nean Der Thal's user avatar
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3 answers

Should users be able to circumvent the minimum character limits by adding HTML comments to their posts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should HTML comments be stripped when validating answer length? See my answer here: (now only 10K+ viewable (since the OP was ...
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5 votes
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"Problem" word filter can be circumvented in a search engine compatible way

This is not about the merits of the filter. But it exists, and its implementation is so limited it is ineffective, with good, easy workarounds. I consider this to be a bug. You might feel ...
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Why do I have to put at least x number of characters in the title?

Why do I have to put at least x number of characters in the title?
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3 votes
1 answer

Edited by user syntax breaks ability to navigate to question

A user has edited the question How to find basic, uninflected word for searching? and because of the nifty way in which the "edited by" annotation was placed, I can no longer click on and open the ...
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Why can we delete the duplicate link? [duplicate]

For example this question on meta.SE was closed as a duplicate. The OP, in his infinite wisdom, edited out the duplicate link! And then someone flagged it for moderator attention, and a moderator ...
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