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Code block is not properly formatted when placed immediately after a list item [duplicate]

Consider the following piece of Markdown code: This is some regular text. >>> def factorial(n): ... return 1 if n < 2 else n * factorial(n - 1) ... * This is a list ...
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New users can't create new tags: show a singular or plural message?

The same error message is shown if a user (without sufficient rep) tries to add one tag or several:
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Answer appears automatically converted as a comment

I posted an answer (pointing to another question already asked) but when I hit submit, I saw my answer appear as a comment to the question instead. I tried it a couple of times and still the same ...
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Deleting a comment (mine) shouldn't count as a comment vote

I had an old question that I revisited in order to link it in a new answer. I noticed that in the comments Steven A Lowe had a funny comment that I -- at the time -- had responded to with "why can't I ...
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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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How was this answer posted after this question was closed?

Question: lot of .exe folders are created on my windows7 Answer: try that... The question was closed at 11:57:57 (according to the hover-over-"x-mins-ago" bar) and the answer was posted at 12:16:35. ...
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Why should users have to press Return twice to insert new lines?

When I post a question and want to add a new line, I have to press Return two times, or else the next text will appear on the same line. Is this really supposed to behave this way? If so, why?
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Right-hand sidebar covers the footer on the “ask question” page and markdown help page

I have noticed that while asking questions and scrolling to the bottom of the page, the right sidebar containing recent questions covers the footer partially. Also, a part of it goes beyond the ...
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Why can't I change my vote if the post has been edited during the initial 5mn grace period?

I've just downvoted an anwser with a comment explaining my downvote, the poster edited his answer, but I can't revert my vote because "vote is too old to be changed unless post is edited" I think ...
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Old usernames stick to Community Wiki posts

On a whim the other day, I changed my meta name from Lord Torgamus to Popular Demand. I just noticed that the old name has "stuck" to the author tag of a Community Wiki question I asked before the ...
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Vote too old to be changed, unless post is edited

Anyone seen this one yet? Vote too old to be changed, unless post is edited My vote was only a few hours old. Then I realized the answer was wrong. Updated my question and went to remove the vote. ...
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Going back twice required to return to search results in the tags view

This looks a little bit like a variation on The Android app Back button does not return me to my search results but specific to the tags view. Reproduction (app version 1.0.71): Select any site (say ...
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How does someone get to cast more than 40 votes in a day?

And by someone, I mean that evil feline WesleyDavid: That screenshot was taken just before 4pm PST, i.e. just before 0000 UTC. That shows KittehHead's votes for the month, which is the same as ...
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What limitations does converting question links to links with titles have?

On this question there are more than 50 links to Stack Overflow questions. However, the last 6 links aren't converted to titles (http://facebook.stackoverflow.com/questions/6530420/control-the-image-...
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What Happened Here? Voted to Close 4 Days Ago, but No Close Votes Today? [duplicate]

Today I saw "Test to see if User/Pass entered for a WebService are correct or not", realized it was a duplicate and voted to close it. I then saw in the comments that I had voted to close it four ...
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<kbd> elements are way too intrusive

<kbd> is a great way to mark up text to be entered. But when you use it on Stack Exchange sites, it's really difficult to read. For instance, say I typed this sentence by starting with a Shift+F,...
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Migrated question's answers can be upvoted twice by the same user

This question was created on Server Fault, answered on Server Fault, I upvoted some of those answers on Server Fault, and then moved by consensus to Super User. Now that the question is on Super User,...
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Removing a downvote adds reputation that wasn't there

This question was downvoted, and the downvote removed, and the user now has 3 rep, even though there are no reputation generating events on the user's page.
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Expanding an event group shows more events than labeled when there are new events

I have six upvotes for the one question with no intervening history. They have been summarised into two groups - one with 4 events and one with 2 events. However, when you expand either, both show all ...
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Markdown in chat fails for multi-line messages

We've come to rename Markdown to Letdown in the C++ chat room because it lets you down so often. I've now just found a pattern. It seems markdown fails for multi-line messages. That is, this ...
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Why did my consecutive days disappear?

Yesterday I visited Stack Overflow and had 13 consecutive days visited. Today, I visited and had 1. Is this a bug? Why did it reset?
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Reputation display bug… Again

I have read a lot of questions about reputation bug on this site, and all of them have an explanation, that reputation does not updating everywhere at the same time and in some period of time ...
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WMD unable to render markup inside words [duplicate]

Wrote text in an rtl language (from the context of the question you can see it is done with good reason). I then tried to make bold one letter within the word, while making the entire word in italics -...
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Should the Precognitive badge be listed in the list of S[OFU] badges?

Followed the Area 51 proposal for this site before it entered the commitment phase None of these sites had Area 51 proposals.
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Tag scores have not updated; script did not run

The tag scores script has not ran at the scheduled time of 03:00 UTC for a number of days. Here are some other reports of this: Is there a problem with tag score calculation? Tag counts ...
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“viewed 1 times”

When a post is first created, it says "viewed 1 times" in the sidebar. This should say "viewed 1 time".
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“Vote too old to be changed”… but I haven't voted!

I saw what looked like a good answer, and immediately upvoted it. Then, as a good citizen, I decided to reserve my right to vote until I'd ensured that the answer was valid. So I immediately ...
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What happened to this user's rep, badges, and name?

This user is only displaying 56 rep. https://stackoverflow.com/users/2354107/user2638924 But surely (s)he has much more than that. The user has also never given out any bounties. Also, badges ...
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Review-beta: Obviously good answer in low-quality

Today I came across an OBVIOUSLY good answer in /review. It had 7 upvotes, contained lists, paragraphs of explanation, and well-applied sample code. It was also moderately long. How does a question ...
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Why are date-based hats awarded too early? [duplicate]

I just got the And I Feel Fine hat which states "post or vote on December 21". Does SE have a time machine now?
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Android app intermittently shows blank body in questions and answers (multiple sites)

Note: the bug has returned in version 1.0.89 in a somewhat different form. See: Blank questions and answers This possible bug report is similar to the bug in Answer has text now that was deemed not-...
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Android app should send edits to edit queue if necessary rather than rejecting them

I edited a question, on Stack overflow and when submitting preview, got red bar telling me my account isn't allowed to make suggested edits. On the Sandbox android question it works fine, but that is ...
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Vote ordering of accepted answers has changed: Accepted below top voted

On this question, sorted by votes, the accepted answer is #3 in order of votes. It appears as number 3 in the list as well. Is this new behavior intended? Did I miss something?
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Don't delete comments with link to duplicate if they are modified

A user just posted his question a second time here on meta after the first was closed as a duplicate. I wrote a comment on the second post, explaining that the answer to his question is in the linked ...
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Cannot vote on question although 40 votes limit not reached

I've hit the 40 daily vote limit wall and yet can see on my profile I have 7 votes yet to give to actually reach that ceiling. The votes remain and I am unable to cast them. According to a recent ...
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Linked account +100 rep bonus also applied to account with 200

Not sure if it is a bug or not, but it feels like a bug to me. When I got to 200 rep on SO the other day I got +100 rep to all my accounts including SO. So my rep jumped up to 300 on SO. Considering ...
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Editing a post during review doesn't show an “edit not possible” message

While reviewing First Posts on Super User, I noticed that I couldn't edit this question (see below). Clicking the "edit" link simply does nothing. Editing is not possible for me right now because I ...
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No custom off topic message when flagging on SO

I have less than 3000 rep on StackOverflow. Now that the new closing changes are live, I cannot supply a custom off topic message: I can enter a custom off topic flag message without issue here on ...
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The app forgets that I voted when I scroll the question

Related: Make voting arrows look different after voting I am using 1.0.71 on KitKat. Immediately after voting, the arrow is displayed in red and the vote count is correct. However, when I scroll to ...
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Why does the question's closed status disappear when clicking to load a new edit?

I've come across a small issue which occurs when a question has been closed but the question itself or one of its answers are being edited. Steps to reproduce: Visit a closed question. (even closed ...
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SE Android app for tablet has bad formatting on feed

The lines wrap so much on v1.0.85 that only a few items can be displayed. Edit: This is on the world's most low end tablet, Azpen A727. Screenshots of the old: and new, showing loss of quality
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Improvements to a suggested edit cannot be submitted when the suggestion is approved during editing

I was reviewing a suggested edit and decided that while the edit was incorrect, there were things to improve about the post. So I clicked “Improve” and set about my business. When I tried to submit ...
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Markdown formatting bug with code blocks in lists

Have a look at the revisions of https://stackoverflow.com/revisions/1230618/list, in particular the formatting-related edit I made (edit 2). The formatted text contains spurious newlines and ...
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Exclude TeX.SE question titles from MathJax parsing in Hot Network Questions

Recently, the TeX.SE question "\[\mu\] is printing the Greek letter mu on a separate single line" got onto the Hot Network Questions list. Like many questions on TeX.SE, it contains some TeX markup ...
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Alignment issue in 'Your Sites' section in the Android app

There is some unwanted extra spaces in between each site in the Your Sites section. Steps to reproduce: Touch the Nav Icon in the left top corner Touch the EDIT link in YOUR SITES Scroll the screen; ...
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Fail of markdown parser detected if '_ 's are used in a naked URL

In the answer realloc() for NUMA Systems using HWLOC, the parser breaks my URL link. The URL was with __word__: http://www.open-mpi.de/projects/hwloc/doc/v1.2/group__hwlocality__membinding.php#...
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Is it possible to search for punctuation/special characters?

I tried to find a related question here, but was unsuccessful. Someone on SO asked what does "!!" mean... I tried searching SO and was presented with the search options page. Even Google fails at ...
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Why does it says “welcome back -user- click here to 'refresh page'”

After logging into one Stack Exchange site, when I visit another SE site, it says to me, welcome back - user - click here to refresh - web page. Isn't it possible to refresh the page using code &...
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Make all i.stack.imgur.com links protocol-relative

Stack Overflow has HTTPS in some places! However, this breaks most existing image links. Could those be made protocol-relative, or react to the requesting protocol, or just always use HTTPS? The same ...
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Question history attributed changes to me that I didn't make

I just made some minor edits to the text of this question. I didn't edit the tags at all. When I completed my edits, my edit showed as: Now, I think those tags were present before I started my edit,...