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Stack Overflow Javascript issues? [closed]

For some reason I can't seem to post comments right now, and code styling isn't working. http://sstatic.net/so/js/master.js?v=4360 is giving a 206 partial content, and trying to open it directly in ...
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Pagination fails when changing questions-per-page

When viewing questions in one of the main tabs, changing the number of questions-per-page preserves the current page number in the URL. This makes little sense as, for example, the 5th page of 50 ...
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inconsistency rendering ** in markdown

Look this question: firefox: don't save error pages in history I wrote inside something like this notboldbold.notbold. In javascript it is rendered ok, but in the server, instead the asterisks ...
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Links with quotation marks are broken

I'm not sure whether this is a valid (per spec) url or not, but this url http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9230708&st=samsung+lcd+32"&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=...
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Colons in link URLs, redux

So according to comments on this meta, colons in URLs are automatically encoded if they occur after string position 7. Unfortunately, this has the side effect of breaking any link which uses the ...
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Undoing an old vote cannot be recast because vote is too old

Undoing a Vote There is a very brief window where you can undo a vote which allows you to take back a vote you accidently cast. After a brief time, it is "locked in" until the post is edited. The ...
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Possible Bug in Points System [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There is a bug where you can get free reputation. So here' what happens... New User A with 1 Rep asks a question that is not a real question User B Downvotes User C Upvotes (...
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I can't accept another answer after deleting the accepted answer

I asked a question, got a partial answer from A, came up with a complete answer, posted it and marked it as an answer. But in between someone else (Person B) came up with a complete answer, before ...
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After clearing search for user text box, the next/previous buttons disappear

I'm not sure if anyone has filed this bug yet, but I can't find it on here. So I searched for a user on the user page, then cleared that text box. Now the next/previous buttons are gone.
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Problems creating a bullet and number list with markdown

I'm struggling to format a bullet list, a number list and then a bullet list. This question isn't looking right: Frequent error messages when connecting to Windows file shares from a Mac under a VPN ...
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Can the longer comment bug be fixed?

Single-line comments show like two lines, simply to give space for the Vote and Flag icons, which are placed with above the other. Can these buttons be placed next to each other? This would allow ...
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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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Questions Per Page Not Honored When Using Ignored Tags

I have chosen to display 50 questions per page on Stack Overflow. However, as I have added "Ignored Tags", the number of questions per page has shrunk (for example, a few moments ago I could page ...
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A star in a URL breaks the linkification in posts

I wanted to add a link containing "A*" to an answer. It had the link at the bottom and I wondered why he didn't link to A* normally. But when I tried it wouldn't show up as a URL in the preview, so I ...
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Why are there questions with duplicate tags once in a while?

The original question title had been Why does the system allow adding duplicate or even multiple tags? Just look at this questions tags to see the issue. I've been unable to reproduce this now both ...
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Bug: Reputation and background color are wrong

The question. User Tahir Akram has 13 reputation but in his answer the rep is 1 and the background color is white.
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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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When a question is deleted, it should be deleted from all sites

How do you locally redirect DNS requests in a *NIX environment was moved to Serverfault at [1], but that link is a 404, assumably because the question was deleted on Serverfault. Dead links are not ...
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Can't Login to Stack Overflow

I am able to login to this site (Meta SO) using OpenID I cannot do the same at Stack Overflow - I get an error. Doesn't it make sense to allow an alternative way of logging in? If the OpenID fails, ...
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There is a visual bug with self accepted answers that look bad on the user page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are the number of upvotes on an answer sometimes blue? Looking through some users profiles I could find some self accepted answers. At first I didn't understand why it ...
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www.stackoverflow.com not responding

I have got a server not found at a few times during the last few days when trying to reach stackoverflow. It turns out that my web browser suggests www.stackoverflow.com which doesn't always work. The ...
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Code escaping in comments eats backslashes

While I sometimes stumble over things where the normal formatter and the one in the comments disagree on the grave accent, such as: * `abc`def * `\`g` Maybe it even is useful (though I can't see ...
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No '(closed)' in titles in RSS feed

Hi all! When I view this RSS feed: https://stackoverflow.com/feeds it does not show me whether a question is already closed or migrated (if it should :) ). So if I want to say, close a question I ...
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Few font size-related layout issues

I am using a default font size of 26px and stackoverflow's layout seems to not work well with such a large sizes. The most important issue is that many inputs tend to overflow and partially get ...
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“viewed 1 times”

When a post is first created, it says "viewed 1 times" in the sidebar. This should say "viewed 1 time".
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migrated question didn't migrate answers

I just answered something on SO: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1385414/whats-wp-nonce-closed which got migrated to SU: https://superuser.com/questions/36600/whats-wp-nonce And the answer I ...
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Bug: make bounty tooltip date formats consistent with the rest

I just noticed this. Hover over a bounty end period and you get: bounty date format http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/937/bountydate.png but normally it's: normal date format http://img181....
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Is anyone else seeing DNS problems with meta.stackoverflow.com just now?

It looks like meta.stackover.com is hiding again: alt text http://www.zygonia.net/content/binary/JustPing-09-09-05.jpg The UK test shows as ok but my ISP's DNS is reporting not found. In the ...
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Why was this question made a Wiki?

This SO question: Using Randomize() before Rnd() in vb.net is now a wiki and the OP doesn't know why. I can't see any reason either. Is there any way to figure out why?
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Is there a mistake in SO's Robots.txt

SO's Robots.txt file contains the following lines: # # disallow adsense bot, as we no longer do adsense. Sorry adsense, # nothing personal, but you suck. # User-agent: Mediapartners-Google* Disallow:...
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Migrated question's answers can be upvoted twice by the same user

This question was created on Server Fault, answered on Server Fault, I upvoted some of those answers on Server Fault, and then moved by consensus to Super User. Now that the question is on Super User,...
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Question Overflowing into tags

In the process of naval gazing, I came across this question: What resources exist for database performance tuning. If you scroll down to the bottom of the question the tags are flowing into the last ...
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Is anyone else experiencing random times where the CSS styling disappears on any SO site?

Currently I am posting this on a page without any CSS style. Anyone else experiencing this? I am using Firefox 3.5.2 and have tried refreshing (CTRL + F5) multiple times, even closing the browser. I ...
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Shouldn't the code formatter highlight the word “having” for SQL syntax? [duplicate]

In this SQL statement, notice the color of the word "having" versus the words "select", "from", "where", and "group by" select cu.name ,cu.email ,count(*) as books_purchased from customers cu ,...
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Optional title for Ctrl+L (hyperlink) shortcut is broken

When using Ctrl+L to create a link, the prompt says: Insert Hyperlink http://example.com/ "optional title" If you actually enter enter something with a title, though, it thinks the "optional ...
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Favicon on blog.stackoverflow.com needs to be updated

The favicon for the http://blog.stackoverflow.com/ website is still using the old white-matte favicon without the nice transparency. It should be updated with the same favicon from the main SO site; ...
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September 2009 CC Wiki data dump's name is wrong.

September 2009 CC Wiki data dump uses August as the month in the file name: so-export-2009-08.7z. This is the same as last month's data dump. Maybe someone forgot to increment the file name? Or ...
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'Accepted answer' checkmark shifts when a dialog is displayed

When I attempt to change my vote on an accepted answer and it is disallowed due to the timer, a box pops up that reads 'Vote too old to be changed, unless this answer is edited'. The checkmark shifts ...
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Answer has been posted update bug (Not really a big deal)

I noticed a small bug when on stack overflow. These are the steps to reproduce. Go into a question. post a comment. while posting a comment, have an update about an answer being posted come up. ...
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Tag display does not show special tag CSS when filtering by tag

If you filter a set of questions by a tag, the special tags: status-declined, status-completed, etc. does not show up with the CSS that differentiates them from other tags (i.e., they have the same ...
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RSS feeds have wrong mime types [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why don’t tag feeds work with Opera’s feed-reader? I've noticed that the RSS feeds (https://stackoverflow.com/feeds/user/USERID) are sent with wrong header. They ...
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Markdown formatting bug with code blocks in lists

Have a look at the revisions of https://stackoverflow.com/revisions/1230618/list, in particular the formatting-related edit I made (edit 2). The formatted text contains spurious newlines and ...
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Cannot search for keyword “Global.asax” in SO

Global.asax is name for application wide file in ASP.NET, however i`m unable to search for it in SO if i don't add additional word.
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Description of the “disciplined” badge

Supposedly, the Disciplined badge is awarded if one, Deleted own post with 3 or more upvotes. Today I was awarded this badge, without deleting any post myself. However, some question (I think this ...
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Meta (HTML) title?

Referring to the consensus in this question the (HTML) title of this site should be: "Meta StackOverflow" and not "Meta Stack Overflow" (?)
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Why does this user have a 0% accept rate, when many of his/her questions have accepted answers?

This user has a 0% accept rate, but many of his/her questions have accepted answers. Is this a bug?
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Printer-friendly layout truncates long titles on Firefox

When I print a stackoverflow question from Firefox that has a long title, the title is truncated. The rest of the layout looks fine. Here is a sample SO question. On my printer, the title is ...
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Incorrect error text when deleting multiple comments within 5 seconds

On SO & MSO, the error message displayed when deleting two comments within 5 seconds used to be: Can only delete a comment every 5 seconds. It has now been replaced with the following error, ...
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Problem with the closing brace

When I ask a question or post an answer in SO, if I want to write the } character, it behaves as if I click on the "Code sample" button (the one with 101010)... In others words, when I click on the } ...
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Possible race condition with migration

Definitely a bug. One question on SO was migrated with six close votes. It ended up making two questions on meta after migration. Is this a race condition with the sixth vote causing the question to ...