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Searching on 'interesting tags' sometimes doesn't work

Hello, I have the tag "c++*" added as an "interesting tag", so I can see everything tagged by c++, c++0x, c++1x, etc. But when I search for that tag, I get a blank page :( The URL displays as: ...
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Are negative numbers singular or plural?

When posting a comment, the character count shows "n characters left", until you hit 1 character remaining - at which point, it switches to the singular. Fair enough. But is 0 singular? Are ...
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“Email - is already registered” error when logging using google [closed]

I can't recall which OpenID provider I used when I registered my account BuZain on stackoverflow sometime back. I've tried all the options and every time I edit my account and put my email address ...
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Voting to delete occasionally fails to post the vote to a valid URL

Every now and then - and some days more often - I'll vote to delete a question only to be presented with an unhelpful error message: fail http://shog9.com/deleteretry.png Fortunately, retrying is ...
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Can't De-Favorite from my profile after favorites are reloaded

When you go to profile -> favorites for the first time (or on a full page reload), the de/re-select works as expected. However, after clicking to change the sort or if you go to another page of ...
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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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Being able to answer closed question

I was able to answer this question AFTER it was closed. closed as subjective and argumentative by 280Z28, Kirtan, Greg, Neil Butterworth, AraK 13 mins ago And answered 12 mins ago smok1 1,...
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Migrated questions losing their accepted answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Question migration does not maintain accepted answer I'm not referring to the fact that migrated questions will appear to lose their answers when they get migrated to a ...
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Order favorites by the date they were marked as favorite does not work

The feature request Order favorites by the date they were marked as favorite got implemented, and I used it to find questions most recently added to favorites. But now there is something wrong with '...
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Comments overflow on long line of backticked code [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Post Overflow If there is a long, unbroken line of backticked code in a comment, it will cause the comments container to overflow out of the box. Here is a screenshot from ...
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Why isn't reputation gained/lost by a question undone when a question is migrated between sites?

I answered a question on SO yesterday, which was later migrated to meta (StackOverflow, Meta). I gained 46 reputation on this answer, and it remains on my account even though the question is now on ...
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Community question with reputation

From what I understand, community wiki doesn't generate reputation. But I think a question turned into a wiki still do. I have an answer on a question that has been turned into a wiki a while ago and ...
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recent user stats sorting ignores the year part of the date

Looking at my personal "stats" tab sorting by "recent" I get a question with updates from Aug 2008 before an question from Aug 2009. Seems like it is ignoring the year part of the date. alt text http:...
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Flair JSON returns invalid IMG tag in gravatarHtml

Someone pointed out to me recently that my website doesn't validate. It seems the error is coming from the fact that the JSON returned for StackOverflow flair contains an invalid IMG tag in ...
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Empty answer bug? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comments, questions and answers don’t trim Unicode U200B when counting characters On Firefox and IE I don't see an answer here but other must see one or have a lot of ...
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When adding a tag to my question I get weird AJAX

This error pops up as a tag normally would after typing the FULL keyword in the box: Authentication successful. Click here if you are not redirected within 5 seconds.(undefined) This is AFTER ...
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Winnerless bounties [duplicate]

I have a question for which I posted a bounty, and, at the end of the allotted time, all answers had score 0. Rightfully, too, as, to this day, no one actually answered the question. No question was ...
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Bug in tag editor suggestions

Hello, I use Opera 9.64 on Linux. When I edit tags (both retagging a question and tagging a brand new question (like this one)) the tag suggestion dropdown updates messes with focus of the text ...
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Display fewer CAPTCHAs

When a user with a deep compulsive obsessive disorder, like me, goes in a rampage fixing everybody's spelling, grammar and general style and code style errors, displaying a CAPTCHA every 3 or so ...
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moving an item from one site to a second to a third = unfollowable

This question: started on StackOverflow got moved to ServerFault got moved to SuperUser The page on StackOverflow includes a 'migrated to' block, but the ServerFault page only includes a 'migrated ...
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Ads linking to the wrong page?

Just a random observation, I was browsing Serverfault.com without being logged in and saw an ad for Paessler PRTG which supposedly SHOULD link to somewhere on http://www.paessler.com/ but instead it ...
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Tooltip for interesting/ignored tags in preferences has incorrect description

Whilst trying to debug this issue, I've noticed something slightly odd. If you go into preferences and add an interesting or ignored tag, then hover over it, the tooltip will show "click to delete ...
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Ignored Tags get randomly concateneted

On the prefs-tab, when I input tags to be ignored, they appear on the page instantly and look fine, but the POST to actually save them to the server concatenates them sometimes. I can reproduce the ...
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SO HTML formats time incorrectly

See this SO question: Parsing non-standard date string from Stack Overflow into a .NET DateTime. It seems to me that if you are going to use the Universal Sortable time format, you should omit the ...
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Related Questions Include Closed Questions

When I follow the Related Questions section, I often come across closed questions. I would think that closed questions wouldn't be shown, since they aren't relevant. Shouldn't closed questions be ...
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Syntax highlighting is inconsistent [duplicate]

In this question, why is ElementByElement highlighted as a method, but ElementByElement2 isn't? EDIT: To submit a new issue to Prettify, I'd like to know what version Stack Overflow uses. 21-May-2009?...
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“Last activity” shown as being from 127.0.0.1, due to http proxy on LAN?

On my account page, it shows my last activity as being from 127.0.0.1. My guess is because my browser is configured to use a HTTP proxy on 127.0.0.1, and maybe that proxy is setting some X-Forwarded-...
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Bug in number of answers display

This question recently came up in the sharepoint tag. It looked like this showing the queestion has 2 answers: SharePoint tag showing question http://alexangas.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/...
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if i find out my answer, why do i have to wait 2 days to accept it [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why must I wait 2 days before accepting my own answer? i post a question and after doing more research i find out the answer myself. At this point i can't actually check off ...
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Stack Overflow logo alt text incorrect?

I just noticed that the Stack Overflow logo image alt text is "logo homepage". The W3C WCAG 1.0 guidlines state that every non text element should contain a text equivalent. This isn't very specific ...
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Don't have your edits to posts you own contribute towards making the post “community wiki”

Why does editing your own post beyond a threshold make your post community wiki. If the community was editing your post then I could understand. But if I'm the sole editor then it seems more like a ...
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Link parsing error, preview is fine

In this answer, the second link is not properly displayed, but the edit page with the preview works as expected. Displayed answer Displayed answer http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/6540/...
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Why rep doesn't increase after upvote?

Why when I vote up a skeet answer his reputation doesn't change? I can confirm that happens,tried it more than once.
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Posting an answer results in a 404 page when using Chrome

So I've typed in my answer, press post, and BAM: 404 Page. Go back (copy my answer) and refresh, the question is there. Try again, BAM: 404 Page. Here is the question : https://stackoverflow.com/...
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Add a comment behaviour in regards to minimum characters? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Padding a comment with spaces. On Server Fault, I posted a comment and someone posted the comment "Classic!" so I was going to post a comment back "Yes It Is" but I got an ...
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Deleting a comment (mine) shouldn't count as a comment vote

I had an old question that I revisited in order to link it in a new answer. I noticed that in the comments Steven A Lowe had a funny comment that I -- at the time -- had responded to with "why can't I ...
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Flair - should it be Flare?

OK, so it might be a bit late for this, but: Shouldn't it be called "flare" instead of "flair"? I'm talking, of course, of the stuff stackoverflow gives us. I looked at Merriam-Webster, and neither ...
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X Users Earned That Badge Where Value Of X is Wrong

Whenever I click on a badge, the new page header says X number of users earned that badge, but X is not the number of users, rather it's the total number of times that certain badge was given. Isn't ...
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Bug: Tag autocomplete stopped working for all tags except the first one on IE6 and IE7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tag suggestion only works for the first tag Tags autocomplete now works strangely: the first tag is accompanied with autocomplete suggestions, but all the other tags are not ...
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Enthusiast badge too enthusiastic?

I noticed myself and others have begun receiving the enthusiast badge on superuser. As best I can tell, superuser launched on July 15 (see also question 1). That puts the launch 29 days ago (...
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Wrong view count for questions?

I have a question with 1508 views, but in the personal page list it gets reported as 2k. Bug or aggressive approximation?
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Why am I getting an error when viewing stackoverflow in IE7?

I'm using Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13 and I am getting the following error popping up: --------------------------- Error --------------------------- A Runtime Error has occurred. Do you wish to ...
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Answer to question cut in the middle in question view, in full in edit view [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Serverfault cut off/truncated on long post? When trying to view my answer to For home projects, can Mercurial or Git (or other DVCS) provide more advantages over Subversion? ...
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Datestamps changed days after question or answer posted

I posted a meta question a couple weeks back about receiving notifications sporadically or not at all from forum activity. I think I may have moved a step closer to the problem origin: This morning ...
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fix page widening [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Post Overflow Commenters can break the page layout by posting a long, unbroken string. Feels like the 1990s on Slashdot again! See How to convert PNG to GIF using javascript ...
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Not Important bug found with 5 second comment warning? [duplicate]

This is not an important bug to fix, but just noticed it today. You normaly get the 5 seconds between comment vote warning when you try and vote for too many comments at once. I deleted two of my ...
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URL links not parsing correctly on StackOverflow

The following link doesn't parse correctly on StackOverflow website. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms724947(VS.85).aspx It breaks on the '(' character, it seems.
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Did Safari's top sites feature earn my enthusiast badge?

I am not the most active user, so when I logged in and find out that I have earned the Enthusiast badge, I was genuinely surprised. Is it possible that a Top Sites preview feature of Safari browser ...
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URL containing closing parentheses are trunked in comments (javadoc idiom)

Hi, here is an example : http://google-collections.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/javadoc/com/google/common/collect/MapMaker.html#expiration(long,%20java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit) see comment.