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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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New tags page mangles tag wiki excerpts

With the tag page changed, there are some.. let's call them "controversial" opinions whether it's an improvement or not; I'd rather not comment on that, but point out a certain "feature" in the tag ...
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Related questions with over 99 score display incorrectly

The score for the 4 questions are 111, 1218, 261 and 5 respectively, but they display 2 digits per line. This is an obvious bug in design.
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Reputation and inbox notification shows up again after refresh

This was asked before too. link. Currently I am facing the issue of appearance of reputation notification in above toolbar. I can see the reputation notification, for every page refresh even after ...
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Stack Overflow duplicated layer bug

Originally posted on Stack Overflow: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/59320473/stackoverflow-duplicated-layer-bug Requirements to reproduce: Windows 7 x64 Firefox 71.0 x64 Steps to reproduce: ...
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Add comment length counter on the mobile site

I know that comments have to be at least 15 chars for the system to post it. I noticed that on the mobile site, there is no "x chars to go..." warning. If I try to post a comment that is too short, ...
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Why am I allowed to sign up on a private beta site I never commited to?

According to Area51, Stack Overflow (in Portuguese) is still in private beta. But yet I just signed up on it https://pt.stackoverflow.com/users/582/christmas-unicorn (already deleted the profile now) ...
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Why does careers location field change Jyväskylä to Jyvaskyla?

It'd be nice if it wouldn't. :) If it knows how to autocomplete the name, why doesn't it save the actual name?
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Cannot edit posts on iOS app

When I try to submit an edit in the iOS app it returns this message: Text: Account is not allowed to suggest edits What happened and can it be fixed please?
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Clicking leave closed shows the reopen pop-up

This is rather difficult to describe with fancy pictures with red circles but it's easily reproducible. Whenever I click Leave Closed in the re-open queue on MSO the "nominate this question for re-...
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Activity overview not displaying today's reputation correctly

The user activity overview dialog that you see when you mouse over your user name at the top of the page normally displays the reputation that you gained on the current day. This was handy for ...
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CSS alignment issues on close reasons with pending votes

"Should" word in italics is shifted down in the vote-to-close popup when there is at least one pending close vote. Just have a look at this: Now without close votes: So the issue occurs ...
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Can the owner of a question undelete it with their vote alone? Can they undelete it many times?

I understood that in order to delete or undelete, you need the votes of three 10k+ users. If the person who votes to undelete it is the owner, can they do it with just their vote alone? (Here is the ...
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Should flagging a question for closure prevent close-voting?

Back in April, I flagged a post as "not a real question". The post was subsequently closed and reopened, then closed again and finally just reopened a 2nd time a short time ago. I still firmly ...
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Community wiki post not displaying majority author correctly

Check this answer -- originally authored by me with minor changes by Peter Mortensen. It shows 56% authorship by Peter when he only contributed 27 characters. Should "Developer Testing" be ...
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Vote count not correct

In this question the vote total is -8, but the vote breakdown is 1/10, so it should be -9 (may have changed by now, still gathering downward momentum, it had the same discrepancy at -5). Edit: Looks ...
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Link with double-underscored word in URL renders incorrectly [duplicate]

While reviewing https://stackoverflow.com/q/3139601/212218#3139749 I noticed that the URL that was posted as one of the answers looked weird to me: leopard_9m2809a.dmg">http://adcdownload.apple.com/...
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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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Extend or remove Data Explorer timeout [duplicate]

I know that we don't have automatic login for the Data Explorer, but what's with the automatic timeout/logout? There have been times that I am logged into the site, maybe I walk away for a little bit,...
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reCaptcha v1 is shutting down on March 31, but SEDE still uses it

According to this post, I thought the new recaptcha API was used network-wide. Though today, when going to SEDE (which for whatever reasons never recognized me automatically), I got this message ...
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iOS 11-13 - unable to paste into comments

I’m able to copy-paste from any application to any application. I’m able to copy from a comment or from a question or from an answer. I’m able to paste to a question or answer. However, if I attempt ...
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Just created an account on a new SE site, where's my +100 rep?

I just created an account at outdoors.SE (via MyOpenID) to answer a question migrated there, and noticed that I had 1 rep, despite having over 200 rep on several other StackExchange network sites, ...
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Post Feedback link is broken

I first noticed this a while back. But it has yet to resolve itself. When I click on the post feedback link in the 10k tools, it hangs for a while.Then it gives me an error message:
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Don't exclude results that have punctuation just because the query doesn't [closed]

The new search function allows quoted queries that include punctuation, and this is fantastic, most of the time. However, the search considers the punctuation as part of the word itself, so searches ...
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Writing less than 15 characters in a comment triggers the 30 second protection [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comments that fail to post start the “You can only comment every 5 seconds” timer This is a recent bug, if you write less than 15 characters, you trigger the 30 ...
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Getting “can only post questions every 20 minutes” but did not post recently

Trying to post a question (on StackOverflow), and get the message: Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: users with less than 125 reputation can only post questions every 20 minutes; ...
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“Improve” can fail to associate the approving user with the edit record

As indicated in this answer, it's possible for a user to approve an edit by electing to first improve it, then submitting no additional changes. This validates the suggested edit, but because no ...
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New review system showing deleted answer

I was reviewing some stuff today, and I came across a rather ridiculous answer (see screenshot). I wanted to see the question and other answers, so I clicked on the link, and found that the answer I ...
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Why do migrated questions lack redirection via HTTP response status code 301 (Moved Permanently)?

I've just been quite surprised to click on a highly ranked Google result for a Stack Overflow question just to end up on the search page, because the page doesn't exist anymore. I figured it might ...
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How is this user able to review posts so long after they were completed originally?

This is a revisit of Are certain users favored the opportunity to review posts? that seems to have grown stale without any solid answer. Just recently I was baffled by a user's ability to review a "...
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Tabs Flicker when Mouse Over Top Edge

If I go to the Questions page and hold the mouse over the top edge of one of the tabs (other than the one currently displayed) the tab will flicker wildly. This happens in all major browsers. (IE, ...
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strange character replacement on SO

I added a comment to jQuery ID selector not working but something strange is happening. The end code reads "); but SO decided to change that to ";);. I did not add a ; in front of the ). To further ...
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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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Backslash escaping in code regions in comments

I've noticed that in comments, when you create `code region` with backticks, the backslash will still work as an escape character within that region (but it should not, IMHO). To clarify: In ...
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Error message says I can't flag… but yes I can

When trying to upvote a comment made on a locked post (ordinary lock, not historical lock which remove the vote arrows and flag altoghether) we are greeted with such error message: Or in words: ...
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What causes close votes to be annotated with “(deleted)”?

In the "Votes Cast" section of my profile, my vote to close this question is annotated with "(deleted)": However, the close vote does not appear to have been deleted: it successfully closed the ...
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Answers posted to a migrated question post-migration remain visible and unlocked on the original site

Edge case, low priority, but odd enough that it caught my eye so I'm documenting it while it's fresh in my mind. Most of this I have not been able to test or reproduce, so I'll just post some examples ...
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The close dialog says there are two off-topic votes, but none of the off-topic reasons have votes next to them

I've found strange behavior when closing this question - I definitely see that there are 3 closing votes and 2 of them are at "Off-topic" section: -but there are no explanations on section itself: -...
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The StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ says I've got replies, but I've already viewed those

The StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ says I've got replies, but I've already viewed those.
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Inline editing silently overwrites other people's changes

When you are editing in the dedicate edit page adding some awesomeness to a post and hit the "Save changes" button, you are warned if your edit will be writing over other awesome edit that happened ...
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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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I was able to post in chat with less than 20 rep by joining 20 sites

I joined 20 other sites (out of the many) and even with 1 rep was able to post in any of the chatrooms. For example: In ELL, I have just 1 rep and have posted messages in its chat. ell....
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Accessing per-site metas gives 403 forbidden from cloudflare-nginx [closed]

Clicking on https://space.meta.stackexchange.com/ doesn't connect me with the meta S.Ex.SE site. EDIT: For some entry points, no meta site can be reached. Observation courtesy Gilles. I consider it ...
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Clicking on tags in global search results is broken [duplicate]

If you search for something on "all sites" (using the searchbox at the top of https://stackexchange.com, you'll reach the search results, e.g. https://stackexchange.com/search?q=foo+bar+baz. If you ...
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Why do I have to 'vote to delete' my own answer?

Actually, I don't, but the message leads to confusion: Wait... I have to wait for more votes to have this embarrassing and compromising answer deleted?
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Why don't I have the “Mortarboard” badge?

May be my question is duplicate but i have confusion. On March 22 I got 200 reputation: But I didn't get the Mortarboard badge. (Link to my badges list) I know it takes time to get badge but ...
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Why is my profile messed up on a single site and how can I revert it?

I was just asking a question on Gardening SE and suddenly my user name there is a25bedc5-3d09-41b8-82fb-ea6c353d75aand my picture is replaced by a Gravatar. My location is also left blank. Here's a ...
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“For security reasons, framing is not allowed; click OK to remove the frames.” on Imgur upload

Ok first, there's that lugubrious use of the semicolon; not necessary. Second, I didn't open a frame! You did! Alls I tried to do is upload a 5MB animated .gif file via Imgur. Looking further into ...
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“Attribution Required” misses requirement to reference the license [duplicate]

The license info in the footer of every Stack Exchange page contains a link to the blog post Attribution Required. In this post, Jeff Atwood explains what the attribution is required to contain. ...
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Copy Editor with too few revisions?

I just earned the Copy Editor badge on Stack Overflow, but I don't think I have 600 edits! On my profile, under "Activity > Revisions," I only have fourteen pages of edits, each of which has 30 edits ...