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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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Notification email from stackoverflow contains “<3” after zip code

I noticed "<3" appears at the very end of the my stackoverflow notification emails (after the zip code). Is this problem related to gmail?
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Don't get rep back after taking back your downvote?

I just downvoted this question and then took it back, but I still have -1 rep, when I believe that it used to immediately give you the rep back. Is this a bug or do I have to wait for a rep recalc?
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Some code blocks do not format correctly in IE7

This question , for instance, renders in IE7 as a 1-line high textarea with vertical and horizontal scrollbars. All of the code appears to be on a single line. Works fine in Firefox 3.5.
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After associating superuser at stackoverflow, other associations are gone

I have accesed the superuser.com site and logged in with my Google based OpenID. Then I wanted to associate the superuser with the stackoverflow user. I went to Stackoverflow and selected 'Associate ...
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1answer
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Single character tag autocomplete for interesting tags

The single character URL problem seems fixed, but when trying to add a single character tag (I tried "r" and "c"), the autocomplete does not show it. As written by Eric, it doesn't stop me from adding ...
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Temporal paradox: Migrated question locked before closure

A recently migrated question showed the following log: migrated to meta.stackoverflow.com 43 secs ago locked by Community♦ 42 secs ago closed as belongs on meta.stackoverflow.com by zombat, cletus, ...
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When you filter the user list you lose the pagination bar

When you filter the user list by typing anything in the search box, the pagination bar dissapears, and it doesn't reappear until you refresh the page. Even clearing the textbox doesn't work.
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Tag suggestion only works for the first tag

I don't know why, but the last few days I haven't gotten any tag suggestions other than for the first one I type in. I have had to write one, cut it out, write another, paste the other one in, cut bot ...
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1answer
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Cannot reassociate accounts after clearing associations

I associated my accounts on stackoverflow, serverfault, superuser and meta. I associated some of them from stackoverflow and some of them from superuser. Afterwards I tried clearing the associations ...
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Can “user profile views” NOT include narcissism please?

Based on Does "user profile views" include narcissism?, it looks like visiting our own profile increases the number of 'views' listed there. Can it NOT please? I'm not interested in how ...
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1answer
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Is there a bug in preview when using parentheses in link URLs?

I would like to report a bug. If there are parentheses in a URL then the link is incorrect in the preview (but not in the final page). Example, composing an answer to a question on Stack Overflow: ...
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1answer
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Does “user profile views” include narcissism?

So... if I go to my user page to look at where I got those extra 40 rep points (or whatever) from, does me going to my own user profile page increase my "user profile views"? I'd really rather it ...
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Escaping backticks fails

Typing \`foo\` produces `foo` instead of the desired literal backticks. It appears correctly in the preview however.
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1answer
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How to Ask box overlaps textbox on Ask Question page

In Safari on Mac, the "How to Ask" and "Formatting Reference" boxes overlap the textbox on the "Ask Question" page (on superuser, stackoverflow and serverfault). The overlap disappers if you zoom in ...
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Improper support for character codes in code and pre blocks

While editing this response, I found a bug in the character escaping code. It is currently possible to write an & using &amp;, but there is no way to specify characters using the numerical ...
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3answers
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Bug with images and markdown

Test this in a new question/answer: ![*google!*][1] [1]: http://www.google.com.ar/images/nav_logo6.png You will see that it fails because it will parse the * as italics. It should be ignored ...
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Questions tagged '.aspx' produce Error

When clicking on a question tagged .aspx, the site produces a 'Page Not Found' error.
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Voting/flagging dialogs overwrite one another

If you don't dismiss a vote dialog before you flag a question (say as needing attention), the new dialog overwrites the old one and both are unreadable. Using Safari 4.0.2. The new text is written ...
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1answer
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Google login does not work with Arora

Using Arora 0.8 I'm unable to log in to any of the stackoverflow sites. Even though I'm logged in with Google ( confirmed by Gmail ), I don't appear logged in to SO (for example). For context: ...
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Possible bug: duplicate questions posted

A couple times today I have seen the exact duplicate question posted on SO, one right after the other. One example is this set: 1224217 and 1224218. Another was this(1223322) and its pair, which has ...
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The Markdown editor chokes on $ characters in URLs

In this question, I had an issue with the Markdown formatting being corrupted by a $ sign in the URL. The fix was to escape the $ sign as %24. There is seemingly no reason for this, as the $ sign is ...
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2answers
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Different reputation for same time frame

When I click my Envelope icon it says: Showing 2009-08-03 to 2009-08-03 ... 182 reputation earned. When I click the 'Today' button from that is shows: Showing 2009-08-03 to 2009-08-03 ... 202 ...
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1answer
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Copy-pasting code loses line-breaks (ie) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Pasting code from Stackoverflow to notepad loses line breaks using IE? You could add the "pre" tag programmatically.
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1answer
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User at end of page sometimes invisible

At the moment writing this I am sharing the same amount of reputation with somebody else in SO. We are last on user page 22 or first on page 23. I was looking for my position, and switching between ...
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When you click a badge description. The titlebar with your info shrinks [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does my user info disappear when viewing a badge? When I goto this link. The titlebar should have: Envelope, Name, Rep, Badges, Logout, About, FAQ and Search But it only ...
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Padding a comment with spaces

Currently, the 15 char minimum on comments can be defeated by padding out the middle with spaces. Fix: s/\s+/ / HTML ignores extra spaces anyway.
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2answers
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Merged Two Accounts. Duplicate Association Rep

I just had my old and new Stackoverflow accounts merged recently. Before having them merged, I associated my new account with all the other sites. I went and looked today and found that after the ...
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SO search URL's containing [tags] parsed incompletely in comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Pasting SO search links with explicit tags into comments does not work as expected. Update The work around is to urlencode characters in your link, %5B and %5D for [ and ] ...
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Link parser chokes on URL

I recently posted an answer on stackoverflow that rendered perfectly in the editor preview, but in the posted text the links all got gobbled up: links were stretching across multiple lines where they ...
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1answer
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Why does Unanswered show Answered questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unexpected Results From Clicking The Unanswered Button When I click 'Unanswered' in the menubar, I get a list of questions, all of which have been answered. Does it just mean ...
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1answer
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Recent question feed is titled “top questions”

This is a small bug that I just noticed. Low priority. The feed link at the bottom of the sites is a link to the most recent questions, but when you subscribe to that RSS feed, it is being given the ...
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Tags page: “Type to find tags…” text box

The tags page has a text box Type to find tags. When I start typing, I get a list of available tags. I've noticed a problem with certain tag names. Take googleearth (5 questions tagged) vs google-...
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1answer
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Why does this question have 1 answer but it doesn't show as such?

when you go to this question, there's an answer already but before you click that, it says "0 answers" - or is that supposed to be that way? here's what it looks like before you click on it: but ...
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Pasting code from Stack Overflow to Notepad loses line breaks using Internet Explorer?

Whenever I copy code from a Stack Overflow post and try to paste it into Visual Studio or Notepad, all the carriage returns are lost and I have to go through and fix everything. Is there a proper way ...
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Backslash escaped with backticks rendered incorrectly in comments

`\` should be rendered as an escaped backslash but it actually ends up displayed as an escaped backtick.
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2answers
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Search result summaries appear to have raw html where there should be links

If I search for something with multiple words in (so that it doesn't just do a tag search and instead uses /search?q=a+b ) then the results have raw html in where there should be links. e.g. https://...
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“Post Your Answer” button is prefixed by bullet points at runtime [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Stackoverflow ie8 issue / bug? While posting answers (on stackoverflow, at least), I've noticed that the "Ask Your Question" gets prefixed by a bullet point (●). In fact, I've ...
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Peer Pressure badge on Meta

I've now deleted two different answers of mine on Meta, and haven't seen a Peer Pressure badge. Does this badge not work correctly on Meta?
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Bounty message for auto-selected answers - is it right?

Re this question; the OP reports that they didn't accept the bounty. The assumption then is that it was accepted by default upon expiration; this makes sense by the numbers, as (assuming that the +50 ...
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meta logo background colour doesn't match

It appears that the background of the meta logo doesn't match the background colour used for the rest of the page -- would it be possible to bring these in line? EDIT: According to the eyedropper in ...
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Why did I get only one badge for this answer?

Great Answer: Answer voted up 100 times. This badge can be awarded multiple times. Yet this answer for which I was upvoted 207 times as of now, only gave me 1 golden badge for great answer? Why ...
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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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Exclusion/inclusion strategy with ignored/interesting tags

Hello, I noted something rather annoying (or maybe it's from specs, but I find it deceiving). I made a question having the tags linux, windows and osx (because the question specifically asks for all ...
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Wrong text for beta badge on meta?

There is a wrong text for beta badge on meta. It says "Actively participated in the Stack Overflow private beta", shouldn't that say "Actively participated Meta Stack Overflow private beta"?
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Three Opera Rendering Issues

There are probably duplicate questions. First, count overflow in the question list. Count overflow in the question list Second, the login button gets cut off. Login Button Cutoff Third, at the ...
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Has anybody else stopped receiving badges?

I haven't received a badge since July 19th. Since then I have answered at least three questions that should have earned me a nice answer badge, and I haven't been awarded any of them. I was ...
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Trying to post a comment appends it to the question's URL and… fails

Trying to post a comment to a recently-closed question on Stack Overflow. Instead, when i hit the "Add Comment" button, SO loads this url: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1198050/what-are-the-...
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1answer
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Pasting SO search links with explicit tags into comments does not work as expected

See StackOverflow question "Object Oriented pattern in C ?". When trying to paste a link to a stackoverflow seach that might have helped the asker, I discovered that the comment formater can't handle ...
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Bug: auto-converted to tag search?

From the blog: Any individual search terms which map directly to the top 40 tags will be auto-converted to tag searches. tag "asp.net" is #5 in the tag list. I entered the text in the search ...
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[C++] tag blows up other tags

To Repro: Search for the [c++] tag with another (e.g. "[c++] [php]", though all tags fail when accompanied by c++) Result: No results are shown. Likely for [c++][php], but not for [c][c++] which ...