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Can't register: "No user found with matching email"

I wanted to create a sock puppet account this morning, but it just seems impossible. I receive the emails after the initial registration just fine, and when I click the link, I get to a page with a ...
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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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Most user cards are not loading on the Reputation Leagues

I've tried on Chrome and Firefox to get Cross Validated to list users in the "leagues", e.g., https://stackexchange.com/leagues/65/alltime/stats/2010-07-19?sort=reputationchange&page=3 ...
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Why is this election summary in past tense even before an election has started?

An election will be held in a couple weeks on Code Review SE. Near the bottom of the main content is an <aside> using past tense wording: 17,568 voters were eligible, 0 visited the site during ...
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Misleading banner: A retracted reopen vote means that you can't then vote to close the reopened question? [duplicate]

I found a strange bug the other day. There was a poorly formatted/asked question, on a site1 (that I am not a moderator of), that I voted to close. It was closed eventually with another two votes (...
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Sporadic login/logout issues after February 24 maintenance

Since at least 2 hours ago (7:00PM (EST) on Saturday, February 24, 2024) and about 6 hours past the time today’s maintenance was declared “COMPLETED” by staff member Dalmarus I have experienced login ...
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Pagination on stackexchange.com search is broken

Some searches on stackexchange.com seem to give the wrong number of results. E.g. searching for url:wiki.openttd.org gives 77 results, but they fit on 2 pages of max. 30 results; if you set the page ...
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Long loading time on reputation page

When I open my Stack Overflow profile page (when logged in) it takes a long time for the page to load. The first request takes at least 7 seconds. This is easily reproducible. It happens in all ...
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Why are there some Stack Exchange sites that are not registered by me, but shown in “my community” and can be accessed by me?

See my Stack Exchange accounts tab here Ethereum, Martial Arts Stack Exchange, and Stack Overflow are listed. I don't know why these accounts are shown on the page (see image) above. Moreover, not ...
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Review Your Question button not working on iOS 16 on Safari or Chrome [duplicate]

I am on an iPhone 8 with iOS 16.3.1. The Review Your Question button isn’t working - I press the button and nothing loads. I’ve tried on Safari and Chrome and get the same problem on both.
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User profile is not loading Stack Exchange reputation league page [duplicate]

It appears there's a bug on the stackexchange.com reputation league page. When navigating to the "All Time" section for Stack Overflow and Meta Stack Exchange via the drop-down list or by ...
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Why is “top questions” on mobile view broken for meta.stackexchange.com?

I navigated to “meta.stackexchange.com”, and it defaulted to “Top Questions”, but no questions showed up on the mobile view. Is this feature broken?
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Why doesn't the username in mentions not get auto-edited when the original one does? [duplicate]

I used to go by "d4rk4ng31" (um, as you might have already guessed, silly teenage years) which then I changed (long back, but I just noticed this as I am not a very active member anymore). I ...
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Code formatting sometimes overflows to the right column

Here is an example in this now-deleted question: Copy-pasting the problematic line here: SELECT enterpriseid, lastUpdated, oldrecords,case when array_size(newrecords)>0 then ...
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Translations are not used from Transifex for localized sites

Probably this current question has the same root problem as another of my recent reports Already translated strings have lost their translations. However, now the affected strings in Transifex have ...
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Already translated strings have lost their translations

Recently I noticed that some strings in Transifex have lost their translations. E.g. this one: You've earned the "$badgeName$" badge ($badgeDescription$) for "$postTitle$". I ...
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Possible to see any user's site preferences (privacy breach)

Most current user profile-related pages contain user-id in the URL section, e.g. my edit profile page: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/edit/339911 If you try to open it you will see a 404 stub: ...
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Improve wording of Community Wiki tooltip while editing a question

When editing a question as a ♦ moderator, you have the option to make it Community Wiki. However, as a reverse of Mod menu for Community Wiki answer thinks it's a question, the tooltip thinks it's ...
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The cookie popup on international sites has reverted to the old version

11 months ago, a "Necessary cookies only" option was added to the cookie popup. But currently this is not working on international sites. The name of the button is remains "Reject all&...
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Cloudflare protection is triggering on Stack Overflow authentication API routes

The Stack Overflow OAuth endpoints (https://stackoverflow.com/oauth/access_token/ and https://stackoverflow.com/oauth/access_token/json) have started responding to requests from the server I run my ...
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Strange new database 'Data.StackExchangePOC' is messing up cross-site SEDE queries

I just read a comment by user @questionto42 that one of my cross-site queries isn't working. My educated guess is this is because a special database Data.StackExchangePOC was created two days ago: (...
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Mod menu 'convert to wiki' description is incorrect for answers

When you click 'convert to wiki' from the mod menu, the following text is shown: Community wiki questions don't accrue rep and have a lower full editing reputation threshold. Questions should be ...
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Mod menu for Community Wiki answer thinks it's a question

When opening the mod menu for a Community Wiki answer, one of the options is remove wiki from this question (emphasis mine). Can that be corrected?
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Focus jumps onto the Radiobutton if I click into the "Custom Rejection Reason Textbox"

If I click into the "Custom Rejection Reason Textbox" the focus switches to the Radiobutton. I'm still able to select it via keyboard or if I click in rapid succession into the box, and it seems like ...
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1 answer
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Clicking on `Add Comment` used to focus on the comment area but it doesn't anymore

Clicking on Add Comment used to focus on the comment area so one could start typing immediately instead of having to click in the textbox (unless I just imagined it) Can we please reinstate that ...
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Cannot post my question because of code formatting [closed]

I tried to post a question on the Mathematica forum, I spend a hour writing it correctly and I have the following error when I want to submit it: "Your post appears to contain code that is not ...
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1 answer
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Single use tags are not deleted after six months if they were recreated via a rollback

The question Understanding risks of logging into Stack Exchange sites from a shared computer or network has two tags which have only been used once and have no tag excerpt or wiki: shared-devices and ...
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Python formatting on iPhone

Python depends on formatting (new lines and indentation); it's part of the language. However, the code markup in the editor messes with the formatting, sometimes incorrectly displaying multiline ...
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Rate limit for posting comments seems to not be enforced

According to The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide creation of comments is limited to 3 per 30 seconds. However, today I saw a user seemingly post a lot more comments than that limitation suggests. Since I ...
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Some JavaScript seems to not work: Can't ask questions and new editor not loading

I'm trying to ask questions (which uses the old editor), but pressing the "review your question" button does nothing. Checking "Answer your own question" does nothing (except make ...
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Stack Overflow pages keep trying to load in the same script, consuming excessive memory on Safari macOS

I found that when I go to the Questions page on the Stack Overflow website and browse the pages continuously using the pagination in the bottom of the page, the consumed RAM by stackoverflow.com gets ...
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Tapping on username while commenting after @ symbol with a high probability leads to invalid system response on touch screen devices

It's very hard to correctly select user name while commenting on mobile devices. Even when tap is marked inside the tooltip with username, as the result system decided that I tapped on the link from ...
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Error on sign in to traducir.win 2024 edition

Just got the same error as one and a half year ago on attempt to sign in to traducir.win: Error on sign in to traducir.win An error was thrown during this request. The exception handler configured on ...
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MathJax escape sequences don't work

The equation $x = \{y\}$ is supposed to render like this x = {y} but instead in the preview pane it looks like this x = y. The escape sequences for curly braces, \{ and \}, do not render correctly. ...
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Uploading PNG image less than 2 MiB leads to error "Your image is too large to upload (over 2 MiB)."

I tried to upload PNG image with size about 1.3 MiB, but image uploader says that an image size is more than 2 MiB: Your image is too large to upload (over 2 MiB). Possible explanation for this is ...
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I'm clicking the same message multiple times to get it to clear, is it broken, or is something else happening?

My inbox indicates that I have a message! I click it to see what that message is. My expectation is that the message would be cleared from the inbox's active queue (the red-circle number decrements ...
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Rectangle border around cookie notice switcher

On my device (iPad Pro 11") I see rectangles around the switches on cookie notice that are in focus after tap: Is it expected behavior for touch screen devices?
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Inbox count badge doesn't disappear when clicking on last notification

I'm not able to reproduce this consistently, but often when I click on the last remaining unread notification in my inbox, it goes to the question but doesn't remove the count badge. So there's a &...
8 votes
1 answer
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Cookie notice popup is in Russian even for English sites

For instance even on https://stackoverflow.com/ (just open it in browser private mode) I see cookie notice popup in Russian: Possibly related to this Overlapped items on cookie customization popup
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1 answer
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Cookie pop-ups are repeatedly displayed on international sites & translations are not reflected and displayed in English

Problem #1 Translations are not reflected on the cookie pop-up screen on international sites and each meta site. (We should have translated these strings.) https://ja.stackoverflow.com https://ja.meta....
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Backwards the migration close reason text is

When choosing a migration path in the close dialog, the text associated with each option doesn't make sense when reading, since it puts the name of the site first and then the text "belongs on": The ...
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Wrong metadata in Google search result

It is the first time I see a Stack Overflow answer's metadata so wrong on Google Search (mine or a direct link to the question). I'm not sure where else to file a bug related to SEO. If this isn't the ...
5 votes
1 answer
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Too small margins between user names on the timeline

In the post timeline, the margins between usernames are too small, especially when a moderator (with the additional displayed icon) has participated:
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Add an owner indicator to the suggested edit review after it has been reviewed [duplicate]

When a review has been evaluated by the question asker (OP) in the suggested edit review, it fails to indicate that it was reviewed by the question asker. Typically, the question asker's identity is ...
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Question merge log still mentions 'bookmarks' instead of 'saves'

When merging two questions, the log mentions 'bookmarks' in the next-to-last line, even though Bookmarks have evolved into Saves: Beginning merge of question.Id = 396316 into question.Id = 176961 ...
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Sometimes, two or more identical copies of the same question get posted at the same time despite only submitting once

I've noticed that with the new question asking form, sometimes, attempting to submit a question will post two, or rarely more than two, identical copies of the same question with identical timestamps ...
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"Report Ad" with diagnostic information fails in Firefox

In Firefox, when I checked "Share diagnostic information" on the advertising report form and submitted it, an error occurred and I was unable to report it. This seems to be because navigator....
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Overlapped items on cookie customization popup

There are overlapping items on cookie customization popup on mobile devices like Android phone:
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Commenting switches Internet Explorer 8 to Compatibility Mode

Once in compatibility mode, pressing Enter to add comments no longer works. So there is something wonky going on with the scripts (happened on a recent change set that was rolled out?)
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Eeek! Footer can be broken when certain code is inserted to a post

On the SO post https://stackoverflow.com/questions/46677752/the-difference-between-requirex-and-import-x#:~:text=require%20uses%20module.,more%20or%20less%20like%20module. The footer style is ...

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