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Questions tagged [bug]

Indicates a reproducible problem on the site that you believe is due to a mistake, malfunction, or programming error.

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LTR and RTL nicknames mixture produces a messed up stream of characters (+ proposal of a hack to fix it)

Note: I am aware that this issue was reported many times for at least 9 years. However, it is still not fixed, and I created a hack to fix it. Just for fun, I rendered my nickname in NKo script that ...
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API root shows “down for maintenance” page

Normally going to the root of a site API (e.g. http://api.stackoverflow.com/) shows a help page about the API, but for at least the last day or two it's been showing the "site down for maintenance" ...
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Move Lifejacket and Lifeboat to Answer Badges section in Help Center

The new blog post Adios to Unfriendly Badges: Ahoy, Lifejacket and Lifeboat mentions the new badges Lifejacket and Lifeboat are answer badges, but they are listed on the Help Center page under ...
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Needing clarification on Lifejacket and Lifeboat

The description for these state Answer score of 5 or more to a question score of -2 or less that goes on to receive a score of 2 or more. This badge can be awarded multiple times. Does that mean ...
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Lifejacket and Lifeboat badges should be categorized as answer badges, not question badges [duplicate]

I noticed the two new badges that just rolled out: "Lifejacket" and "Lifeboat". These are awarded to answerers for answering a negatively-scored question that later goes on to earn a positive score, ...
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Curious badge bug

I saw that it has been already reported that also they have earned courious badge but the badge has not been given. but their answers say that they must wait a day and the badge will be awarded. In ...
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The Snippets console is getting truncated too severely

Plenty of Snippets don't need HTML and just put their results in the console. See an example below. The problem is that the console only displays the last 50 lines -- which completely borks some ...
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Snippet CSS content is corrupting the console display

I have encountered a bug in the Stack Overflow snippet interface. I have created a div and wrote some css in the CSS section for the same. I noticed that the div CSS content is affecting the console ...
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House Ads for SE questions can overflow

It's possible for the ads that feature questions from the SE sites to overflow the box, causing the text to get cut off. For example, the ad for this question:
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Plural one for awarded badge count

Plurals live forever here. E.g. on badge award page:
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A search for url:* highlights almost every word - which sucks for spam discovery

Spurred by the crusade against r0uter-switch.com spam, I decided to make a cursory search for possible router spam. Most of the posts contained no links though, so I noticed we have an advanced search ...
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“Linked” posts with no titles

When linking to an SO answer, I sometimes leave out the question ID if I'm trying to conserve space in a comment (i.e. http://stackoverflow.com/q/answer-id instead of http://stackoverflow.com/q/...
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Declined flags do not show up in moderator history

I've been working in the Very Low Quality moderator queue today, but noticed that when I decline a flag, it doesn't show up in my moderator history (visible to SE and moderators only). This is a bad ...
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Search on all sites: tag links lead to the 404 link not found page [duplicate]

Searching on all sites, e.g., https://stackexchange.com/search?q=dokuwiki, gives me a list of questions with tag links. Clicking one of the tag links, e.g., https://stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Cannot add tags via the Stack Exchange Android app

When I try to add a question on the "Android Enthusiasts" site via the Stack Exchange Android app, it doesn't allow me to add any tags. There is a text field within which to add tags on the "Ask ...
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Preview question is not working via the Stack Exchange Android app

When I tried to add a question on Android Enthusiasts via the Stack Exchange Android app, I clicked on the preview button to get the preview of question, but it showed nothing. Android version: 5.0.2
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Suspension reason listed as “to cool down” if “something else” reason is selected

When choosing a message template for a moderator message, we are given several default choices, such as excessive promotion, abusive activity, etc. For cases which don't fit this bill, we have a "...
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Onebox of new blog posts is broken

Trying to onebox new blog posts from https://stackoverflow.blog fails, the message stay as a plain link to the blog post and does not onebox anymore. Example. Oneboxing of older posts is still fine. ...
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Hot Meta Posts titles aren't spaced from vote totals if vote total is a three-digit number

Recently, a post with a three-digit vote score ended up on the Hot Meta Posts list on Stack Overflow. Due to its high vote score, it ended up just barely touching the post title link: Can extra space ...
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Auto revision summary has wrong plural: “added 1 characters in body”

As seen at: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/3847048/revisions Update: I'm 101% sure the down votes were due to the lack of free hands. Update 2: likes me, like me not, like me, likes me not... ...
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SE 2.0 Meta doesn't award rep, but it refers to “rep”

I originally posted this on MSF, but it got no response, so at the suggestion made in a comment there, I'm reposting it here. (source: netstrata.com) This should be called "up-votes", or something ...
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Footer glitch when browser window is not wide enough

See image for example. This happens in IE8 and Opera 10.62 (I didn't test other browsers). Basically, if your browser window is not wide enough, the footer is a bit broken when you scroll.
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Joining new SE site with association bonus: +98 rep visual glitch [duplicate]

I just joined Code Review SE and was surprised by this visual glitch: It says "+98" on the top right corner, but the popup clearly states "+100". I can think of 2 possibilities: I started with 2 rep ...
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Invalid recent display name

I've recently joined the Game Development community and noticed, that there is one recent display name available in my profile: I never had such a display name on that site. BTW, the number ...
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Privilege box height is less than badge box [duplicate]

On my temporary profile page for Game Development, the height of the privilege box is less than badge box located next to it.
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How did a special-character tag get into the system?

Observe this question (which will be shortly deleted but is being kept for observation). It has a tag of [#]. The sidebar says [#] x 2, but clicking on it doesn't work too well. So now I'm left to ...
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Top sites in Network Profile in iOS app aren't top sites

I was looking at my Network Profile in the Stack Exchange iOS app, and noticed something peculiar in the top sites: they're not my top sites. The first one, shown with profile text and top posts, is ...
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Race condition allows users to award the same bounty twice to a user

Yesterday, I put a 100-rep bounty on an answer in order to give association bonus and network flair rights to our newly-appointed community manager, Cesar M. While awarding the bounty, I clicked the ...
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Drag down the question indefinitely when editing answer

How to reproduce the bug: Answer a question/go to a question that you have answered. Click "Edit" Drag the slider down. I think this is a bug because it doesn't make sense to be able to drag this ...
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The privileges page uses problematic styling

Prompt. The things I can do are faded to the point of unreadability, while the things I cannot do are more legible. The hover effect is used to gain readability of faded items, but many devices have ...
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Error on tooltip for “convert to wiki” mod tools option

I've just spotted that the tooltip for the "convert to wiki" is wrong. It reads: converts this post and all questions to community wiki mode It should read converts this post and all answers to ...
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Editing a tag wiki is limited to 30000 characters when coming from the revision history

Preparation You need the Edit community wiki privilege (100 reputation), but the bug also occurs when you have the Tag Wikis privilege (20,000 reputation). Find a tag with a body of more than 30,000 ...
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Some per-site metas have the incorrect blue “main site” theme instead of the correct black on mobile

Summary: Unlike the desktop site, all mobile main sites (except SO and its language variants and A51) have the same blue theme and all mobile meta sites (except bugged ones) have the same black theme. ...
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Separator line not aligned when viewing vote counts on historically locked posts on Internet Explorer 11

When viewing the vote counts on a post with a historical lock on it in Internet Explorer 11, the separator line between the upvotes and the downvotes isn't aligned. Normal post (aligned): Locked ...
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Very hot network questions found

The Boardgames Stack Exchange question How would an instant or sorcery with an effect that targets work with Feather? became a Hot Network Question three times, according to its timeline: All three ...
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Browser displays outdated comments when navigating back [duplicate]

When I post a comment, navigate forward and navigate back through browser history to the question I commented on, my comment does not show up. I have to reload to see it. I don't see why this would be ...
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Direct links to Stack Exchange profile subtabs look bad

In a StackExchange.com profile, you can directly link to a tab like Favorites just fine. But when you try to link to the votes subtab under that, it doesn't look right because it's not the entire page ...
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Newsletter preview throwing content security policy error

When I click any preview link from Stack Exchange Newsletter page, it doesn't display any preview content. Instead of that it throwing an error. In Mozilla FireFox I'm receiving the following error: ...
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Data.SE breaks when looking things up on Beer, Wine, and Spirits

When switching sites to Beer, Wine, and Spirits on the site switcher on data.SE (this thing), I get a Runtime Error: Description: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error ...
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Global inbox still uses old SE beta favicons

All SE betas now boast ad-hoc favicons: ... The global inbox, however, does not: Indeed, it seems to use http://sstatic.net/skins/sketchy/img/favicon.ico instead.
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Area 51 public/private beta start timestamps are always identical

On Area 51, the timestamps on the right-side of a proposal that show the starts of each phase show the exact same time for public and private beta starts. For example: This happens even if the public ...
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Can you make the “share” box actually wide enough to fit URLs?

This is a daily occurrence as I use StackExchange. Hit "Share..." Get the popup box, then struggle to select the entire URL. While there may be iOS issues here, the point is the share textbox is ...
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Random sorting appears to screw with answer permalinks

Go figure, no sooner do I write up a loving description of how answer permalinks solve the problem of linking to answers when there are multiple pages of them... ...than I discover this maddening ...
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Can’t see any questions in list for ruSO.meta

After select ruSO.meta as site from left menu can’t see any question. Questions list only retrieved when I select “Votes” or “Unanswered (my tags)” at top right box. App Version: 1.0.89 ...
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Captcha verification doesn't advance once completed

I'm trying to post a Q&A on Android Enthusiasts, and despite being logged in, I'm being forced to solve a Captcha. That's not the main problem though. The problem is it doesn't actually let me ...
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Disable option to opt in new mod tools on other user preference page if this user isn't a mod

If I open preferences page of another user I can see option to opt in a new mod tools. But this user isn't mod. Probable, on this page the engine checks my account status, but should check this ...
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Found a display bug in Stackoverflow [migrated]

Hi I just noticed a bug in Stackoverflow's second menu bar in the jobs section. As well as in the toast notification (green) when I answered a message.
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Notification button not loading on the top bar

The message notification menu on the top bar seems broken. Everything else seems ok, but not being able to read my notifications is bad. Can we have it fixed please?
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Incomplete migration banner

This question was migrated from Russian Language to Stack Overflow на русском, as the timeline shows, but the migration banner does not include a link to the question on the original site ("Migrated ...
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Twitter Oneboxing in chat appears broken

Twitter Oneboxing in chatrooms appears to be broken at the time of posting. Pasting a Twitter link in chat does not change the chat message to a onebox of the tweet in question.