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Why can't I start a bounty?

On SO and Meta it will not let me start a bounty.... (Chrome dies here, but only sometimes) This last picture is where I get stuck. I press the "Start Bounty" button but nothing happens. I've tried ...
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Is stack.imgur currently down?

I just wrote a question before this one and had trouble uploading a screenshot. The drop your image dialog throws no warning or error, but after uploading it won't show. I also noticed that other ...
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Zero-width non-joiner allows unclickable titles

Using only a zero-width non-joiner, and maybe other characters, allows unclickable titles. Now that Joel had to be the grown-up and spoil the fun, here's what the home page looked like:
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Refreshing error pages lead to error pages even after the error is fixed

During today's maintenance I've noticed an annoying side effect to certain error pages. I happened to end up on https://workplace.stackexchange.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/ when trying to navigate to The ...
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More and more images go missing. Can the cooked HTML be rebuilt?

Would it be doable to re-generate the cooked (cached) HTML of all posts that hold images and were last edited between August 16 2010 and June 21 2011? Many references to i.imgur.com were ...
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Option to add a Stack Exchange Login to Existing Account has gone AWOL

When I was trying to help this user, I noticed that there is no "Sign Up" or "Login" option for a Stack Exchange account when you are already signed in. I know it used to be there, what happened to ...
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The case of the bleeding monospace font!

This question has a weird case of the mono, while the preview doesn't. Also, that question is missing some content at the end:
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Rep graph overview thing™ is white (only in latest Chrome)

As you can see, if you go to the reputation graph on your profile on Stack Overflow, the bars in the bottom overview will be white. This makes them invisible unless they are selected. Eeek! This ...
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Why did the format of full-form URLs to answers change?

As I pointed out in this answer, the URL scheme for full-form links to answers has changed from: https://site/questions/question-id/question-title/answer-id#answer-id to: https://site/questions/...
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Unable to read any question or answer in Android app due to black box

This is a bit of a more unusual bug to report: The screenshot above is unedited - the black box is rendered by the Stack Exchange application. Phone: Samsung Galaxy Discover running Android 4.0.4 (...
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Tag search NOT operator is broken

Searching for "-[feature-request] [comments]" should return a list of questions that have the tag [comments] but not the tag [feature-request]. The right hand sidebar says that, but the search results ...
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Adding a new link to a post messes up indexes in square brackets in code already present in the post

In an answer, I was adding some links to the documentation, after I wrote some PHP code. As result, the code was altered. Take as example the following Markdown with an indented code block. if (...
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“Next tag badge” panel score and answers counter discrepancy

On the "Next tag badge" panel of my Stack Overflow profile for C# tag, I see: 92/100 score 88/20 answers But, when I open the "Select your next badge" panel, there's: 97/100 score 90/20 ...
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URL filter goes rogue on unicode characters in URLs

There was a question on SciFi.SE where I wanted to mention the Japanese ronin, and to make sure people knew what I was talking about, I also wanted to link to the appropriate Wikipedia page. ...
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Duplicate flag lists “you have already raised this flag” after flagging as “Unclear what you're asking”

I recently flagged a post on SO as "Unclear what you're asking". Afterwards, for whatever reason, I clicked flag again and found this: Is there any reason it says I've raised a duplicate flag too ...
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Review counts in top-bar and /review don't match

So far, I thought that the number shown in the orange box in the top-bar was the number of items available for review. However, when I acually visit /review, the numbers don't match: Note that top-...
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404 error during flagging a question [duplicate]

This is maybe a duplicate like here, but the error still appears. When I try to click "mark as duplicate" a HTTP 404 error occur. I'm using Firefox 16.0.2 with Firebug on Mac OS X 10.5.8
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Data is showing MvcMiniProfiler results. Is that expected?

Not sure if this is actually desired, but data is currently showing me (a SE non-dev) mvc-mini-profiler results, including all queries that are being run against the DB (not talking about data-...
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Large blank gap between question list and pager

Description In the "Question" and "Unanswered" pages, there's a large gap between the list of questions and the pager when the page is displayed in Webkit-based browsers (Google Chrome 2 and Safari 4)...
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Why is it possible to vote for deletion/undeletion more than once?

If you vote to close a question and it later gets reopened, you are not allowed to vote to close it again. If you vote to reopen a question and it later gets closed again, you are not allowed to vote ...
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Mod shows up with OP background when viewing deleted comments

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words: The moderator here is not the original poster, but on the comments by the aforementioned OP, his name has the OP background. On the other comments, ...
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Strange nonexistent link in a specific user's Top Network Posts

I discovered a strange, blank link in this user's Top Network Posts: The above link and screenshot are of the user's Unix & Linux site profile, but this issue can be reproduced on any of the ...
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Comment textbox placeholder appears to be incomplete

The placeholder text on Stack Overflow is: Use comments to ask for more information or suggest improvements. Avoid comments like So, what kind of comments should be avoided? I seem to recall that ...
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JMustache attribution is incorrectly listed as Butterknife

Butterknife appears twice in the OSS attribution list of the Android app (v1.0.85). Based on the links, the second one should be JMustache.
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Random sorting appears to screw with answer permalinks

Go figure, no sooner do I write up a loving description of how answer permalinks solve the problem of linking to answers when there are multiple pages of them... ...than I discover this maddening game:...
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Incorrect icons on hot network questions

I see the same problem has occurred in the past, the most-linked one being Wrong icons in the "hot network questions" column Is this happening for anyone else? I've marked the icons I ...
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Rightmost tags in Favorite Tags are cut-off on the right

They're missing several pixels + the right border. Observed in Chrome 12.0.742.112 and 15.0.874.106 (on Windows 7) Firefox 5? (see comments) Opera (see this report)
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Location field spells city name incorrectly

I happen to live in Haifa, Israel. When I type this into Careers, the result becomes Hefa, H'efa Israel Why is that? Consulting the Wiki entry above, Hefa (or H'efa - would that be the Klingon ...
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Small overlapping text on Related questions in MSE

Just noticed a minor css issue on this question: Math Stackexchange said "We are Offline" until I reset my router - Why? The related questions on the right hand side have some overlapping ...
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Shouldn't the Terms of Service use Stack Overflow, Inc.?

The Terms of Service still uses the term Stack Exchange, Inc. However, I believe that the name is now Stack Overflow, Inc. , so I believe that should be changed to that. It is weird to have the ...
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“Your Sites” in Android left sidebar shown in unpredictable order

In the Android app, left sidebar, there is an editable list of "Your Sites". In the editing pane, the sites are re-orderable (although awkwardly), and the order one places the sites in there is ...
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What's with the Japanese SO's stats?

I took this screenshot just now, and got these interesting stats about the new Japanese Stack Overflow. I refreshed the page, went back, and nothing changed. And, here's what I find odd: It ...
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Should questions removed automatically for inactivity really be non-undeletable?

The question Why was my question removed? is about a question that was deleted due to inactivity. There was discussion in the comments about community members casting undelete votes, and the post in ...
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Using the “flag” loophole to pass every review audit

My question pertains to the review audits that occasionally appear when using the "review" feature on Stack Overflow. I know that if you fail too many of these audits, your reviewing privileges can be ...
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You have already deleted 5 of your own posts today; further deletes are blocked

I can't delete more than 5 of my own posts in a single day. Is this a bug, or intended behavior? I'm trying to clean up old, crappy posts of mine. Similar-looking problem, but it claims to be status-...
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Missing font on some error and dupehammer info popups

Some popups like the dupehammer explanation popup or the validation error ones on the contact form do not have the right fonts - the browser has to fall back to a default and quite ugly font instead. ...
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Old questions in newest questions tab

This is a duplicate to it-shows-old-question-in-newest-tab (which was closed). It happened yesterday for me too the same time as it did for the poster of that question. After a few minutes it was ...
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Mouse cursor doesn't change to pointer when hovering “full site” on mobile

When (accidentally) clicking "mobile" in the footer, one gets the mobile site in a regular browser too. To switch back, one can click "full site" in that same footer: However: when hovering it, the ...
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Comment posting issue

There's a bug in the Android app where a comment can be typed in but not posted, meaning the post button does nothing and I have to back out of the question and go back in to post the comment. This ...
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Why are comments overlapping the sidebar?

On one MSE question, the comments are overlapping the related questions sidebar. Is this something to do with the weird formatting of the first comment? Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:16.0) ...
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Textarea CSS issue on “needs moderator attention”

To reproduce: Click Flag (question or answer) Click other (needs moderator attention) The textarea is too wide: StackOverflow AskUbuntu StackExchange Most probably affects other ...
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Empty sections on the Reputation Page

I guess as a side effect of the fix for New reputation is too verbose: upvote/unupvote, upvote again, we now get empty sections on the reputation page;
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Markdown seems not to work in tag information excerpts

Today I noticed that when you click on a tag, it displays the "tag wiki" information at the top of the page. However, it appears that Markdown processor wasn't applied to it. The bug appears in [...
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Unable to start a bounty using Opera Mini

I am unable to start a bounty using Opera Mini, despite the fact that pretty much all other JS/AJAX functions work. When I choose to start one, the mini-wizard appears, as it should, but I cannot ...
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Reputation summary incorrect

Today I was just checking my reputation summary on SO and it shows I have got 7 rep points today. But when I go to my profile and see the reputation obtained for today, it shows only 5. Also ...
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“Copy Profile From Stack Overflow” didn't copy alternate OpenID

I created a Super User account and copied my profile from Stack Overflow to it. Everything seemed to copy fine except for my Alt OpenID. Is this a known issue, or has anyone else noticed it?
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Font-size related layout issue

I keep my zoom level set at 90% in Chrome and I noticed that on the main StackOverflow site the search box on the top navigation bar has moved to below my name: If I change the zoom level to 100% ...
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Unbalanced blank lines after inline HTML comments might break formatting

Not a big issue as this won't happen often, if ever again. (But it just scared me a lot when I messed up the Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange with this revision.) The following does not ...
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Stop with the Sex Ads on SE sites, ESPECIALLY sites like “The Workplace”

I mean come on guys... this post should not even need a body. Are you asleep at the wheel? You tried show me "targeted ads"? Wow, way to fail. That must be a joke. You are showing me completely ...
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Comment vote coloring is backwards

High voted comments are in black text and look boring and unremarkable, while comments with a few votes have the red "hot" color on them. (I have no idea what is with the blue 25 :P) Could this be ...

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