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Too many review audits

I just had 8 review audits in a row without an actual review in the first post review queue on Stack Overflow. Same thing happens in the Late Answers queue and the Low Quality Posts queue. Is this ...
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Fix Markdown/SmartyPants in question titles

Consider this question: is x-- > 0 && array[x] well defined behavior in c++? Unfortunately, the question title is displayed on SO as: is `x— > 0 && array[x]` well defined ...
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Images can be pushed outside the boundaries of a post by using nested lists

A B C D E F I don't even know. It just seemed weird. Yes, I understand I could just avoid doing something like that. But the problem already exists with a single level. Consider having 2 ...
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Why is my CV 145% complete?

On Careers, when filling out my CV, it is listed as being 145% complete. Could someone tell me why this is?
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Links with URIs of schemes other than http/https are broken

It seems like the engine completely breaks all links that use a URI with a scheme other than 'http' or 'https'. Web != Internet, guys! ;) For example, the market scheme links to the Android market: ...
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Unexpectedly changing identicon

I was interested if I can use a different flavor of gravatar instead of identicon. When you click on the change picture text on your profile picture it has the Identicon and Upload options. I clicked ...
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Guest (not logged in) users can only sort questions with specific tag by newest

I think this is platform wide (all SE sites). Logout Choose a tag, eg. java on SO Try to sort questions by something other than newest No matter what sorting is chosen, questions are sorted by ...
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Editing question title creates whole new question and other question list problems [closed]

SE is really acting up today, sometimes it doesn't show any questions in the questions tab in the sites. I first noticed the problems when I opened my questions tab, and this shows up: All I did ...
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Markdown italics with underscores look good in preview but not in answer

This answer of mine has some italicized words containing underscores in the first line. These look good in the preview, but in the answer they appear non-italicized with surrounding asterisks. Is ...
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Downvote pop-up is overlapped by the question, if the question is transparent

A picture says more than a thousand words As you can see, the pop-up that tells me, that I have downvoted this question gets overlapped by the question itself: EDIT: This also happens on other ...
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Quick edit not recorded as such blocking vote change [duplicate]

A little background: I do not know what the specifics are, but I've noticed that a quick edit after a post will often times not result in an edit being posted. It's as if there was no edit. Edit: ...
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Duplicate question changes - can't mark duplicates by same user

The changed duplicate functionality (just now?) won't let us mark a duplicate where an asker asks the same question twice in an effort to get a response. eg: https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/...
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Area 51 reputation changes do not show up in the new Top Bar

The new Top-Bar does not show reputation changes from Area 51.
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Views indicator inaccurate, shows one views on question with two close votes

Two close votes and only one person has viewed the question? How did this happen?
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JS broken in Chrome 18

As the photo - Variable 'n' has already been declared. I've tried clearing my cache, as well as using a new user profile with no extensions, but it doesn't work. Might be useful to know so it can be ...
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Feed randomly gone on SE Android app

SE Android App Version: 1.0.84 There is a display issue in the Feed section. The Earlier today, the below sections and the post title are not visible. There is no exact steps to reproduce. It doesn'...
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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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Stack Exchange app iPhone X optimization

The Stack Exchange app doesn’t look very good on Apple’s brand new flagship phone yet. Also the app can’t identify the device model either. (Says Unknown (iPhone 10,3)) App Version: 1.6.6.2 Device: ...
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Missing publicist badge?

I've had a link on my webpage to one of my Stack Overflow answers for a long time now. For fun, I track it with Google Analytic events, so I know for sure that I've received more than 1000 clicks. Yet ...
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Multiple spaces in code in comments get merged into one

Code is supposed to be exact and "as-is". Sometimes, showing two spaces is important. In a comment, it is not possible to show code with  multiple   spaces. This became apparent in this answer (see ...
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Questions from ru.SO shouldn't become hot

Apparently, the localized sites, such as pt.SO and ja.SO are exluded from the Hot Network Questions list. But recently launched ru.SO doesn't have its questions exluded from it: Plzfix?
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Posts I've already reviewed show up in the review section again

I noticed that some posts I definitely already reviewed at some point show up again. It is impossible for me to suppress these; clicking "review answer/question" increments the review count, but the ...
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Is the Populist badge broken? Or have I misunderstood?

In this question: First name, middle name, last name. Why not Full Name? my answer has 34 votes and the accepted answer has 10. But no sign of a Populist badge - should I have one? Edit: The ...
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Reputation not appearing in Rep. Notification Queue - yet it is given silently

I answered a question on Super User and while on other sites I did not get a 'Reputation Notification' to explain that I was given 2 upvotes for my answer - yet if I manually check my Profile here at ...
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Name Change Limiting can be Broken

Steps to reproduce: Change your name on Stack Overflow. After some time it won't allow to change your name again for one month Create user account in Super User or change your name on Super User ...
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Global inbox message not updated after comment edit

At the moment, I have the latest notification in the global inbox, content of which does not correspond either to the comment itself or the copy of it on "recent responses" page. This seems like the ...
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Voting on a question after having clicked the upvotes/downvotes count will display an incorrect value

Choose a question you haven't voted on yet, click on the rating so it will show the amount of upvotes and downvotes. After that, vote on it. If the question has a rating of -15, it will show "16" ...
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Was a question asked in the future?

How is it possible that a question was asked "-1s ago"? [screenshot no longer available] Update: The servers seem to be even 6 (or more?) seconds out of sync: [screenshot no longer available]
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Add year to question and answer dates

Seeing as how SO's one year anniversary is coming soon, question and answer dates are going to need to display the year.
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Missing links to responses to comments on nomination posts

In the responses tab in my profile, responses to comments on nomination posts include a working link in the page source, but because there's no title the links are empty and useless. When listed in ...
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CSS bug with printing site pages (now with 100% more suggested fix included!)

So I have to print some Stack Overflow pages and bring them around. Just accept it. Problem: while pages may look perfectly normal on the web, something recently broke the print layout... a huge ...
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Really weird (bad, confusing) version diff

Check out this page from Server Fault. This is a really weird and confusing render of the version diffs. I imagine it is a Markdown problem - diff of answer on Server Fault. The weird ...
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Tags feeling a little shy again

When editing a question the tags are feeling a little shy and aren't displaying themselves fully. The inline tag editing does not have the same problem but the tags jump around a little as well. I'm ...
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You can deduce how many flags a post has

Now that the -1 for flags is denormalized, you can find out how many flags a post has if you have more than 1000 reputation. Real life example: A question looks like this alt text http://www....
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Elements on right side are cut-off [closed]

I have noticed that some elements on the right side of the Stackoverflow interface are cut-off. I have found a similar question "Rightmost tags in Favorite Tags are cut-off on the right" on ...
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“Open in browser” crashes when Android app is set as default

This is a follow-up to "Open in browser" does nothing when Android app is set as default. When I click a link to an SE site in the Android app, it gives me an "open with" pop-up that has ...
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Non-ASCII characters in external links

In this answer to a question, I posted a link with a special character in. Originally it was this: > Q: Why did the chicken cross the [Möbius strip][1]? > A: To get to the same side. [1]: ...
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URL inside parenthesis are not automatically hyperlinked

Similar to this question. While cleaning up some URL shortened links, I noticed that links are not automatically hyperlinked when enclosed in parens. For example, (http://meta.stackoverflow.com) and ...
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Timestamp on question is later than Profile's Seen, must be some time traveller or ninja

What kind of ninja skills allows for a user to post a question and have the timestamp appear later than when their profile says they were sighted? How did this user post a question without being "...
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Back to the future

We have Was a question asked in the future? recurring, but more significantly. Seems it also happened last week I see "asked in 4 hours" and "answered in 5 hours" all over the site. Is this a ...
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Comment character counter does not trim, while the server does

In the comment field on StackOverflow (and other StackExchange sites as well, I presume) you're required to write 15 characters for the server to accept your post. If a shorter post is submitted, an ...
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Cannot suggest retag-only edit because “edits must be at least 6 characters”

I was trying to suggest a retag of this question on Seasoned Advice, but the system won't let me; I get the familiar message Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve ...
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Italicizing words that include an underscore doesn't work

Here's the screenshot of my experience with italic text over Stack Overflow. Basically it just wraps the word into asterisks and leaves it like this. Here on Meta I do not observe this bug.
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Feed can show entries for deleted posts, which viewing them fails

Just noticed this: Someone @replied to me in a question which appropriately showed up in my feed. I go to click on that notice in the feed, and it presents me with "Loading the question failed." I'...
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Big white space when opening a question on Android app in RtL layout

Since the last update (v1.0.85), I am getting all the question pages blank on the Android app. For those who are confused with the image, I'm using RtL (Right-to-Left) layout. If I scroll down (...
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Feed lists answered questions as “unanswered”

I do not know whether it's a bug or a feature. In the feed under unanswered header there are questions with answers. I can even see how many answers each question got. I've checked again and the ...
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Reimplement the broken searching within favorites functionality

According to this question there was a mechanism implemented to allow searching within sets of favorite questions, most usefully used when searching through your own favorite list (which for some ...
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The Stack Imgur service is no longer resizing images correctly

I noticed at the start of August 2018 that new images like https://i.stack.imgur.com/MJrvX.png no longer resize when an m is placed before .png. Original image: https://i.stack.imgur.com/MJrvX.png ...
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I'm not appearing in the all-time list for java, is this a bug?

I appear somewhere in the middle of the "Last 30 Days" list for "Top java Answerers", but not at all on the "All time" list. I had previously appeared on the bottom of the "All time" list (I assume ...
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Is there a problem with the ClearBits data dump?

I tried to connect to http://www.clearbits.net/creators/146-stack-exchange-data-dump and got an error message: ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE. Is this a known problem? Do you expect that the problem ...