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Adding a link with a space in front causes the link to not work

When you paste a link into the "Insert Hyperlink" box, it adds it automatically as a citation link: [Example 1][1] [1]: http://example.com But when you paste a link starting with a space , it ...
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Custom comment flags should not auto-delete comments or be automatically marked helpful

Currently, if a user flags a comment with the "Something else" flag option, and that comment matches the regex to be deleted by a single flag, the comment is immediately deleted and the flag ...
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Accessing extended tag info is almost impossible

The new tag popup makes it easy to watch or ignore particular tags and shows the tag info excerpt. Here's one on EL&U: However, the full tag info contains a lot more information which helps users....
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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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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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Typo in category for “Black or of African descent”

In the current version of The Loop, one of the options for racial background is spelt “Black or of African decent”, rather than “Black or of African descent”. I tried notifying Sara Chipps by @ ...
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Stars and pins are retained when chat messages are moved!

In the chat system, stars and pins are retained when moved to another room. This is probably a bug. Here a picture: When a room owner pins a message, they can move it to another room, and they cannot ...
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User avatars are noisy in screen readers

The user card currently has "user avatar" as the alt text for the profile picture. This is problematic for two reasons: It's on the image, not the link, so it ends up as both the text for ...
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Screen reader users cannot discover badges and reputation

There's an accessibility issue with one of Stack Exchange's core features: users who are reliant on a screen reader have no real capacity to learn about and understand badges and reputation, including ...
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Search using symbols is broken

We used to be able to use symbols in search, but that now appears to be broken. I'd expect a search for [python] += list to return a result, but instead the search engine appears to put quotes around ...
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Please don't show the red dot indicator for review items I can't do

This is not a duplicate of Please don't red alert me for queues I've handled, because this reports different things from that question. That question is specifically about the case where the ...
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Site oneboxes are often white, invisible

Oneboxing of site links is often not visible, especially on beta sites: Many sites, like Ask Ubuntu and Sharepoint also have predominantly white logos in oneboxes. These images should have a ...
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Logins can be added/removed without reauthenticating, allowing temporary XSS to be escalated to permanent account hijacking

When you're logged in to a Stack Exchange account, it's possible to add and remove logins (associated OpenID/OAuth accounts) without performing any form of reauthentication. This is not a full ...
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Self-deletion+undeletion clears NAA/VLQ flags

A user whose post was flagged as not-an-answer can remove all those flags by deleting his post and undeleting it right afterwards. This happens because those flags are (rightfully) cleared when the ...
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Why am I receiving marketing emails from SO when I have unchecked every option in the email settings?

I received the email that is being discussed here. The thing is, I don't subscribe to any emails in the settings on SO. It seems like a bit of an oversight that a user who went out of their way to ...
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"Bot" label appears next to my username when I delete a comment posted by the Community bot

On this post: A user asked an off-topic question The community closed it An irrelevant comment was posted by the Community Bot I (a moderator) deleted the irrelevant comment My username in the ...
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SE chat is completely inaccessible to keyboard-only users

Keyboard-only access is an important part of accessibility. In my case, it's simply because my mouse has stopped working, but there are many people who rely on webpages being keyboard-only friendly to ...
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Stack Exchange's keyboard shortcuts are not accessible to visually impaired users

By keyboard shortcuts I mean these: Keyboard shortcuts are now integrated into the site. We can switch them on in our preferences. When screen reader or keyboard accessibility issues come up from time ...
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Regular users can indirectly delete feed bot messages

Once more, The Nineteenth Byte has uncovered an exceptionally obscure chat bug. We noticed that, apparently, a regular user managed to delete one of the feed messages in our chatroom. I think that ...
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Why can't it just stay off?

I hate that 'plink' chat notification with infinite rage. The most blessed feature in my opinion is the ability to turn off that audible scar. I have requested before for this setting to be stored as ...
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Can't login to SEDE - "StackApps authentication failed"

When I try to login to the Stack Exchange Data Explorer using Stack Overflow, it fails with the following error message: StackApps authentication failed I've tried several browsers, and even in ...
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Where's my apostrophe?

My username has an apostrophe in it. I'm very proud of my apostrophe. But today it suddenly stopped rendering in chat! My name is showing up everywhere as things like Rand al'Thor or Rand al&...
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Tag warning only shown for a second when I post directly after adding tags

When I do the following: write the title and body of a question; go to the tag field; add a tag that triggers a tag warning; do not defocus the tag window; hit Post your question; then I only see ...
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Welcome back message suggests to upvote questions and answers even when questions are locked

I just opened a URL to a question on programmers.SE and got the message: *image from TheWobbuffet But the question was locked, so I couldn't do what it asked me to do. I consider this to be a very ...
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Change "removed from network questions" to "removed from hot network questions" in HNQ timeline and revision history

The timeline and revisions for this question includes: became hot network question And, subsequently: removed from network questions Should the latter entry say "removed from hot network ...
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Questions migrated to localized meta sites get the [discussion] tag in English even if it's synonymized to the localized tag equivalent

Questions that get migrated to localized meta sites have the discussion tag in English, instead of the localized equivalent of the tag. E.g. on Stack Overflow in Russian: in question Где найти ...
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The ‘answer from a reputable source’ bounty reason seems overused

Relatively often, while browsing bountied questions on Stack Overflow, I notice bounty posters ‘looking for an answer from a reputable source’, except that the question body poses a fairly specific ...
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I can see my reputation "increasing" even though I am suspended

So I got myself suspended, for being an idiot. My fault. I now have 1 reputation. But while I was sitting on the front page of the site where I'm suspended, somebody upvoted one of my answers. I ...
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Inconsistent support for /current

One nice quality-of-life feature on Stack Exchange is the ability to direct users to their own network profile using /current. However, there are a few places where support for /current doesn't seem ...
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Don't auto-replace Amazon links in codeblocks

In this question a user is asking about how to scrape an Amazon URL. The included MCVE contains the URL as a string literal: However, anyone visiting the question can't see that URL, as it is ...
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Deleted user's posts do not seem to count towards auto protection

I expected this post to be automatically protected by Community after three answers were deleted: However, that was not the case. Upon further investigation and some help from other mods , it ...
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Two minor flaws of the election page

I refer to Math election page, specifically nomination tab. There is a missing space at the very bottom: currently eligible and displayedsee all 22 nominees If you are feeling rich, please throw ...
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Badge activity roll-up on profile page isn't consistent

If a user is awarded the same badge more than once in quick succession, the profile's activity tab will show each badge if the "badges" filter is selected... ...but the "all" filter will roll them up ...
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The black hole known as Meta Stack Apps

Firstly, there isn't a Meta for Stack Apps. However, Stack Apps' help centre seems to disagree: Meta Stack Apps is the part of the site where users discuss the workings and policies of Stack Apps ...
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Ignored users still appear in the 'other rooms you're in' message preview

Well it might not be a huge issue to some (I suppose it depends on how you use the chat system) but when I "Ignore this user everywhere", their messages still appear on the sidebar for the 'other ...
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Please fix broken UI that prevents us from moderating properly

The company has recently decided to "fix" things that haven't been broken and in the process broke more things. At the same time, bugs we have been asking to get fixed for ages are still not ...
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Oneboxing a Stack Exchange post using HTTPS does not work

When you post a link from Stack Exchange into the chatbox using HTTPS, the link does not onebox. However, if you change the link to HTTP, it works. See the screenshot below: HTTPS URLs should onebox, ...
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Vandalism flags should only be manually dismissed

We have this weird situation where a user is deleting their posts for the past couple of days. That's fine. Whenever a user goes on self-delete mode, the system flags one of the other posts with links ...
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Don't revoke and reaward tag badges when the tag is renamed

When we renamed the tag mathmode to math-mode on tex.sx, all mathmode tag badges were revoked and new math-mode badges were awarded. This led to all information on the initial awarding of the badges ...
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Revision histories of posts show headings being removed and re-added every single revision, even if they aren't changed

If a post has heading markup and has been edited, the revision histories' inline and side-by-side views seem to show them all changing on each and every edit, even though they aren't edited at all. (...
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Low contrast text --- doesn't meet WCAG standards

WCAG standards for accessible text are massively ignored on SE: Placeholder text for the Textarea element: Inactive tabs: "Joined ..." notes: All these elements are poorly ...
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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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Suspended user can change display name by copying it from another site

I'll start from the bug result: Having the name "Community", with 1 rep, is causing confusion when the user has lots of content and activity on the site, especially for new users. Also, the user ...
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"Possible vandalism: deletions" flag should not be triggered by Community auto-deletion

Currently, the system will raise a "possible vandalism: deletions" flag when a set number of posts by a user have been deleted in a short period. This also seems to take into account unvoted answers ...
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Block video embeds on user profiles

Recently, links were banned on stackexchange.com user profile pages. Can we please also prohibit video embeds in all profile pages? This spam user has embedded a YouTube link in their profile, which ...
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Two popular question badges awarded for the same question

Hopefully, this hasn't been reported yet, but I couldn't find it on meta so far. Today, I have received two "popular question" badges at the same time for the same question and they both seem to add ...
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Vanishing close-votes when the original version of a duplicate is deleted?

I voted to close this question as a duplicate of this earlier question (now deleted, after being closed as off-topic and voted down to -6), so did one other user. The author of both questions deleted ...
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Refreshing the page of a suggested edit audit kills the audit

Steps to repro: Find a suggested edit that seems suspicious (clearly an audit) Press F5 OR Ctrl+R OR the refresh button (who uses the GUI anyway) ... Break the audit! (see image) Link to the audit (...
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Chat move messages bug for Mac users

As a room owner on chat, you can move messages out of the room. To do this, we can click on the Room link in the sidebar and select Move Messages. This results in the following instructions: Now on a ...
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Suggested edit doesn't seem to edit anything

How was an anonymous user able to suggest this edit? (Warning: it has an offensive edit summary, which has been edited out in the screenshot below.) It doesn't seem to change anything, not even when ...
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