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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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Jon Skeet now #2 in Reputation Leagues!

Title speaks for itself. An obvious bug. Jokes aside, there's a lot of other users showing up in the list twice at the moment. P.S. If anyone was wondering, this appears to be the case for every ...
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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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<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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I am not a robot!

Some days ago, the spam protection was turned up a notch. Unfortunately, it overshot the target by far. Now, as soon as I make two edits in close succession (which happens often – I’m sloppy), I am ...
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Resizing an image in a post?

Is it possible to resize an image in an answer? For example, How important is PhD research topic to getting a job? has an answer that should have the image in the answer, but it's too big. Is there a ...
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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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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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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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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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Deletion votes from users who later become moderators shouldn't prevent community undeletion

If you vote to undelete a post that was deleted by a moderator you will get the message A moderator has deleted this post and it cannot be undeleted Interestingly this extends to posts that were ...
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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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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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The vote fraud script breaks legitimate polling questions - A serial downvoter's lament

I've downvoted several of the answers on these Meta discussions: The Workplace self-evaluation: let's get critical! The Workplace self-evaluation: let's get critical! Both questions are typical self ...
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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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The Terms of Service prohibit editing other users' content

The second paragraph of section 4 of the Stack Exchange Terms of Service, "Restrictions," reads: Under no circumstances will Subscriber use the Network or the Service to ... (d) post any false, ...
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Security hole: password change dialog doesn't ask for a user's current password

NB: Not asking for a current password allows an attacker who has somehow hijacked current session's cookies to hijack the account as well, in direct contravention of OWASP Guideline AT-011 What ...
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Excavator and Marshal badges are being awarded over and over

The excavator has been awarded to... many users just some time ago. What a... bug? Certainly it is, too many unavailable posts :D Seems to affect Marshal and Excavator. Also looks like it's ...
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The cardiologist can't tell if my heart is beating!

I have found a... strange, to say the least, error on Stack Overflow. I was just browsing normally and I decided to open the error console, and I saw this: Uncaught TypeError: Cannot call method '...
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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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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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Mysterious Butt

I was attempting to answer a question today on SO and include some screenshots to help illustrate what I was talking about. Everything was fine until I went to upload my fourth image. Here is what ...
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Did You Know… that 10k users can see deleted comments?

I realized something curious recently: that the AJAX backend feature that lets moderators view deleted comments also works for any users with the "access to moderator tools" privilege (10k+ rep on ...
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Tag-badges exploit [closed]

Like everyone else I've been reading bobince's outbreak about parsing html with regex with great amusement. When I read in the comments that bobince had been awarded two gold badges (html and regex) ...
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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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Tag scores are not updated and the issue is getting worse

Tag scores update is supposed to happen at 03:00 UTC every day. Tag scores are updated by a scheduled job that is time consuming and often times out (see for example the answers for Tag info not ...
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Moderator diamond is too large relative to other text on Android

This is very painful to look at. We understand appearances are everything, but there's no need to exaggerate. Could you please bring them back down to regular size? It also throws off the formatting ...
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On beta sites, the monospace formatting in a spoiler quote is evil.

It doesn't reproduce on Meta, but it will on any beta site. To see an example, check out this meta.chess post: Edit: I noticed that on SciFi, English, Area 51, and Electrical Engineering (at ...
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Showing comments for a question should not fail a “first answer, known to be good” audit

So this audit came up. It was clearly not a crap answer, and I could tell it was probably an audit because no username was being displayed, but I wanted to read the question before deciding whether to ...
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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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Vox Populi, Civic Duty, and Electorate badges being awarded en masse

I've just been awarded the Vox Populi badge on Meta Stack Overflow, Stack Overflow, Gaming & WordPress. I don't think I've voted once today, let alone 40 times on each site. Reports indicate that ...
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My real name was used in a beta invite email

I've been participating in the engineering private beta this week and filled in the form in the sidebar to invite a friend. I was very surprised to find out that my real name was sent to that person ...
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Profile picture cannot have transparent background

I never liked that SO/SE relied on the external gravatar service, so I was glad to read that it doesn't any more. However, it turns out that one cannot use as profile picture a PNG file with ...
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I'm seeing stars! (I can see who starred a message and so can you)

So I was making a chatbot in Ruby for SE chat, and I discovered that I could find out the starrer of a message. I'm pretty sure stars, like votes, are supposed to be anonymous. Although this ...
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LOL debugging are we? - Stack Overflow homepage alerts false [closed]

Refreshing the Stack Overflow home page is giving me an alert('false');.
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Why is my profile image different?

When I first signed up on a Stack Exchange site and got a profile image, it was this one (see my current user card I'm actually not sure what I look like any more): Later, I got Area 51 and SEDE ...
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All Stack Exchange site logos are showing up as the 3D Printing one

This just started happening on non-meta sites: Meta Stack Exchange's logo in the "Featured on Meta" section seems to have been replaced with some site's logo. Mousing over the icon does produce "Meta ...
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What happened on Aug 7? Massive unaccepts

I was looking through my reputation history on Stack Overflow and was surprised to see that I lost a whopping 558 points on August 7th! Expanding the view I see a whole bunch of questions apparently ...
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Going to any question on the site brings an error page

I hope the staff can see this question, not sure if I will once I post. Update: This does not happen on meta, this happens in programmers, and in StackOverflow. Happens in meta-programmers too. If ...
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Comments that fail to post start the “You can only comment every 5 seconds” timer

First: This is not about whether rate-limiting is good or bad. This is not a misunderstanding of what the "Only 1 comment allowed per 5 seconds; timer reset." message means. This is not about ...
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He who must not be named? (aka Anyone can ping everyone in chat)

For some or other reason, typing @ᔕᖺᘎᕊ in a chat room pings everyone who's been in that chat room for the last 7 days... Seems to work in all chat rooms (I only tested 2 as I don't want to upset ...
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Traffic (views, visits) is not correctly registered on Site Analytics or Area 51

In the site analytics, privileged users can monitor some things like the total traffic on the site. However, it seems to be broken at the moment, all figures are almost zero. This is how it looks for ...
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Missing: “Meta/Chat/FAQ” from top navigation. Reward offered [closed]

The "meta" link (and FAQ and chat links) has disappeared from the top navigation bar of Stack Overflow all sites in the network... I'm feeling quite lost at the moment. Additionally, I could ...
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France is not within 30 miles of London [closed]

On Stack Overflow Careers, I regularly do a search for candidates within 30 miles of London. I often get matches with candidates who have listed that they want to work in France, and expressly not ...
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If users with <20 rep can't chat, why does SO nag me to move comment threads to chat? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disable chat migration notification if one of the users has insufficient rep? I frequently find myself helping new users with <20 rep with questions. These users need more ...
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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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“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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Too many Shogs when viewing the close reason in the iOS app

This question appears to have been closed by three Shogs: Does this happen when a mod closes a question as a dupe of multiple questions? App Version: 1.6.3 (TestFlight) Device: iPhone 6 OS ...
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Destroying a spammer does not delete their comments

Well, this is annoying. Last night some idiot who'd managed to earn the association bonus for his activity on Stack Overflow decided it'd be a brilliant idea to create accounts all over the network ...
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Link to code of conduct broken?

The recent blog post "Get to Know Our New Code of Conduct" contains a link to the new code of conduct, https://stackoverflow.com/conduct. As of 2018-08-07T05:27:38+00, that link returns a 404. Also, ...
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The editor should be able to convert multi-line blocks to lists

Let's say I write up a bunch of rows and decide I want to make it a list: Item 1 Another Item Something Else When I mark each line and click the "List" button (doesn't matter which one), the Editor ...