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Questions tagged [bug-reports]

This tag is not for reporting a bug! Use this tag for questions *about* bug reports.

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Automated bug reports from the apps shouldn't post on Meta.SE

There's been a slew of low quality bug reports from the apps hitting Meta Stack Exchange, notably this recent one which is entirely lacking in context. Also see this extremely vague one. In comments, ...
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How do I answer a bug report?

I regularly see bug reports on Meta, occasionally with heavily upvoted answers. When is it appropriate to answer a bug report? How would I write a good answer to a bug report? How could I write an ...
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If development on the Stack Exchange iOS/Android apps has ceased indefinitely, what should we to do their bug reports and feature requests?

It's been a while since the SE team last had an iOS or Android developer, and development job on the apps have not had any insights for years. That, however, doesn't deny the fact that there are ...
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Is it okay to edit by-design bug reports into support questions?

Lately, I've been seeing a lot of bug reports on different meta sites that were by design. Some of them did get the status-bydesign tag added to them. Many others got edited into support questions ...
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Is there any point to posting app bug reports?

I've discovered some bugs regarding the SE iOS app but recently learned that there are no active personnel on the development team for the apps. If this is the case, is there any reason to post bug ...
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I have a suggestion for fixing a bug. Should I edit into question or post an answer?

I am curious about this. A possible fix is, in my opinion, an answer to a question tagged with bug, even if it's from the reporter. However among the OPs of bug reports I've seen, most of them tend ...
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What to do if a bug that was claimed to be fixed still persists?

Adam Lear ♦ claimed that this bug was fixed yesterday, and it seems to still persist. Someone suggested that the newer post be a duplication, but I don't agree with that. I know this is a rare ...
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Is it a good idea to introduce an additional reason: “Closed as Bug”?

I am moderating two Stack Exchange beta sites which both are quite active and deal with very new technologies. At least once a week we receive questions which at some point turn out to be a bug. ...
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I found a bug in Stack Exchange, where should I report? [duplicate]

I have found some bug in the current implementation of Stack Overflow. Since there is no specific thing like "bug bounty" on Stack Exchange, I am framing it as a question on Meta. Can I contact ...
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Establishing a Security Bug Bounty Programme for Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Following on from a conversation with @shog9 on the DMZ, it was suggested to raise this here. At the moment SE has a security contact page which details how to contact SE regarding security issues, ...
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Do I need to separate bug reports for a same issue in Android app and iOS app?

If I see a bug in Android app and the same bug is in iOS app, is it recommended to create two separate bug reports for android-app and ios-app? Or can I create a bug report just for android-app and ...
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Can we make the device version reported more meaningful?

Since a recent feature request was implemented, the iOS app adds the version number to the bug report when reporting from the app itself. Sample: App Version: 1.3.2.229 Device: iPhone7,2 OS ...
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Where/how do I report a bug on this site? [duplicate]

I can't search because a Captcha keeps failing. There's no one to tell. Who has responsibility for this? Where can I click to report the problem?
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How often do developers monitor site-specific metas for bugs?

Meta Server Fault has been ignored by the devs as far as design bugs are concerned: SF layout / Answer coloring https://meta.serverfault.com/a/8027/126632 - since March 30. Is there any formal ...
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reporting bugs that don't affect all websites **yet**

I just posted a bug report about an inconsistency in the "BADGES" box of that I noticed on meta.stackoverflow.com (reverting to the previous "Newest" badge, after congratulating me on acquiring a new ...
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Is there a way to find known issues?

Is there a way to go through list of known issues? That way it would be easy to not raise duplicate defects by the community. Sometimes the search string might not match with what ever a user is ...
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Bug report closed as duplicate; how to handle now?

I had a bug report closed as a duplicate of a similar discussion. The similar discussion was just that - it was tagged as discussion and offered no solution. The bug report cited a confirmation with a ...
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I found a bug on a non-English site and I don't speak the language. Can I post it here?

While looking at a few of the new International sites, I got curious and started poking around. I found what appears to be a bug, and something that wasn't translated. I don't speak the language and ...
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Bugs reported for android app

On Google+ page for "Stack Exchange Android App Alpha Testing" and elsewhere we're directed right here for Bug Reporting. What should happen next? How do we even know that our report was noticed by ...
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How do I check the status of a bug report?

There was a small but significant usability problem reported with the design of Personal Finance & Money. This was reported on meta.money.SE 12 months ago. Despite having a high question score ...
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How does one report a bug for Stack Exchange Android app?

Is there a guide on how to file a bug report for Stack Exchange app, specifically for its Android app? Sometimes even if a user can reproduce an error it doesn't mean other users can reproduce it ...
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Errors in Alpha version vs Beta version

What is the etiquette on posting a bug report in the android app (tablet version) in testing (which is available to only those who have joined testing by invitation into google plus group), when the ...
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Can bug reports and feature requests requiring SE Dev attention be reported on per-site metas, or do they need to all go here?

A member of one of the sites I participate in is experiencing a bug exclusively on that site. Since being concrete is generally helpful, this is the bug. There is some concern over whether bugs get ...
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Why are “bug report” questions considered offtopic only at Ask Ubuntu? [closed]

Why isn't there a same rule for Stackoverflow, Serverfault, Superuser, Unix & Linux and etc.? Maybe one of the answers is that "Because Ubuntu has public bugtracker and/or is open source". In ...
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Is it useful to set a bounty to get a bug corrected?

Some moderators in the comments recognized my question described a real bug, but nothing happened after that. Will it be useful to set a bounty on my meta.stackexchange question to get the bug ...
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What is the appropriate place to ask for help with personal bugs on Stack Exchange?

As an example, earlier today I was watching a bounty end on a question that I answered, and I was waiting for the bounty to be automatically awarded to me. When the grace period ended, I had not ...
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Why can a feature request or bug report without an answer be used as a duplicate target?

Background On the main site questions cannot be closed as a duplicate of a question which doesn't have an upvoted or accepted answer. However; that doesn't seem to be the case here on Meta where I've ...
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Is there any SE site where questions regarding reporting bugs can be asked?

A question regarding where to post bugs was flagged as off topic at SO. Is it possible to log a bug report for JDK 5? Where should this question have been asked? Should a new site be created under ...
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Why are bugs invading Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

In the past hour, we've had 9 10 meta posts reporting various bugs. Pages are showing no questions, questions are getting flipped/mixed up, etc. Clearly, this is not a coincidence. Stack Exchange is ...
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Bug reports and feature requests are not “questions” [duplicate]

All the UI on this site talks about "Ask Question" and "Post Your Question". Those terms don't suit Meta Stack Overflow which is also used to accept bug reports, feature requests etc.
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Not being able to post more than once every 20 mins means I can't file all my bug reports easily [duplicate]

I'm trying to be a helpful citizen and file a whole bunch of bug reports for the Android app. But the 20-minute limit is getting in my way; really unhelpful for everyone involved. I've got lots of ...
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Best practice 'etiquette' for suggesting a bugfix to GitHub repo? [closed]

I wanted to ask if Stack Overflow has an appropriate place to suggest bugfixes to, for example, a Python package with source code available in GitHub? Would this be something worth posting an SO ...
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Does Stack Overflow fix bugs or problems reported on meta?

Today I found two bugs in this site and asked questions about them. My questions were marked as duplicates. That's fine. Is there anyone who views those and fixes bugs in this site?
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Bug was fixed but fix was not yet published/deployed - should it be tagged status-completed or not? [duplicate]

Take this recent (and highly irritating) bug for example. Our one and only Oded fixed it quickly but for the fix to actually have any effect, code must be "deployed" first, action that might take even ...
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Setting items to status-completed before they're deployed

In several scenarios, including two today (the one with the badges and the one with the comment focus), we have had bugs set to status-completed simply because the fix has been checked in. Just ...
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Is it acceptable to re-raise an issue that was closed as status-bydesign at a time when SE's requirements were different? [duplicate]

As a particular example, WMD unable to render markup inside words was closed as status-bydesign back in 2009, when Stack Exchange didn't exist, and Stack Overflow was a site exclusively for ...
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How do I report a bug related to Stack Exchange?

Does Stack Exchange contain any edit suggestion or bug submission system, or such type of discussion forum to inform SO or its administrators about suggestions and bug reports that relate to SO itself?...
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Why don't we get responses from bug reports?

Currently we have 1356 bug reports that are not closed, have zero answers and no [status-*] tag. Why aren't we getting feedback from the DEV team about these reports? Has the team even noticed every ...
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Are reports of pluralisation bugs welcome?

If I go to the trouble to report a pluralisation bug, will this actually be welcome by the staff or will it just get me the usual quote from Jeff's twitter post: Dear Next Person Who Opens a ...
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How to report a bug in a more private manner?

I found a bug, which has yet to be confirmed. The thing is that I'd rather not report it here in public view. The reason is that people can read it, and it may be exploited. Is there an email ...
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Warn users if they're submitting a bug with a beta browser

SE doesn't support beta or alpha versions of web browsers, so bug reports that cannot be reproduced in release versions of any browser will be status-declined. There is usually some back-and-forth, ...
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Are MSE questions deleted too fast?

I opened a bug report (10k only) question in MSE yesterday which is clearly a duplicate of a deleted question (10k only). As I do not have the reputation to see deleted questions, I went on and filed ...
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How should I develop a minimal example of an SO bug for an MSO bug report?

There is an MSO sandbox. However, it requires 10 reputation on MSO, which unsurprisingly, I don't yet have while reporting my first SO bug on MSO. I could find no SO sandbox. So, how should I ...
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Does MSE provide which bugs are being solved? [duplicate]

I saw many questions on MSE which are under bug tag and having many upvotes. Many times moderators and 10k+ users approve it as bug. And Many time people reports same bugs under different title and ...
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Reporting bugs in moderator tools

I've discovered a display bug in the private messaging tool over at Android. I was just going to post on the meta site over there so Jin could see it, but I don't know if screen shots of the tool are ...
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How does one report a bug in Stack Overflow HTML?

The following is about how to report bugs. It is not a bug report. Should bugs in the HTML code of pages served from Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange sites be reported here on meta.stackexchange.com? ...
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If I report a bug, will my achievements be canceled by the moderator?

As the title of my question states, if I report a bug that affects my achievements (reputation/badge/privileges/etc.), will my achievements be canceled/undone by the moderator? This can happen in two ...
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Why are bugreports so commonly declined?

Hundreds of bugs (actual bugs, real bugs, bugs that are clearly bugs) have been posted on this site. Most of them get closed either as “by-design” or as a “duplicate” or something that is not a ...
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StackExchange Metas: use them for technical questions/bug reports or not?

I just registered at english and was going to post a little bug report on meta.english concerning the look of the site. But then, I read the questions already posted there, and there were literally ...
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Stack Overflow needs a public bugtracker; Meta Stack Overflow doesn’t cut it

I’ve posted bugs on this website in the past, and the result is always uncooperative and unproductive. Usually a workaround and/or a link to the FAQ is posted as a comment or answer, and then the ...