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Accepted answer shouldn't be sorted to the top when sorting by Newest or Oldest

When sorting answers to questions it makes sense to sort accepted answers to the top when sorting by votes, but if I want to see the oldest or newest posts, the accepted status shouldn't matter. Sure,...
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HTML special characters in html-type titles in Atom feed need to be double-escaped

In the Atom feed, any HTML special characters need to be double-encoded. For example, this item appeared in an Atom feed recently: <kbd> elements are way intrusive In the Atom feed the title ...
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Code after bullet list isn't rendered correctly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to nest code within a list using markdown If there is a list immediately followed by a code block the code block is not recognized as code (Even though there is a newline ...
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Non US-ASCII characters dropped from full (profile) URL

I have characters which are outside 7-bit ASCII in my username, "Jakub Narębski". Characters outside US-ASCII are dropped from the full profile URL: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/130454/jakub-...
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Shouldn't answers marked as “accepted” rise to the top of the list? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vote ordering of accepted answers has changed: Accepted below top voted I have a case where I asked a question and received an answer that I upvoted (because it was helpful, ...
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Favorite tags containing # don't work right after they're added [closed]

If you add a new interesting tag with a # in it, and then click on that tag, it searches for questions with the tag excluding the sharp (i.e. c# → c, f# → f). However, this only occurs if ...
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Is there a problem with creating an account on the new site after the question has been moved?

I've seen a number of questions (like this one) that have been moved between sites where the user is greyed out. As far as I can work out this means that there's no matching account on the new site. ...
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Why can you put a single + in the tags field?

I'm referring to tags which should be separate, or they have a '+', when they should have a '-'. Look at the follow-up answer here. Apperently there are several questions tagged with the tag iphone+...
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Tag search on Stack Overflow is stuck in the 'Bounties' tab state

Picking any tag, for example, 'c' then http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/c returns a result page with 0 results (and sidebar, header). This is the same for every tag I've tried. Platfor: ...
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Tabbing breaks SO's ask question form in IE8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When creating an answer, accidental Tab can ruin the session When I try to ask a question on SO with IE8, press Tab, go back to the edit box, do it again, etc., two things ...
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Preserve revision history on migrated questions

When a post is migrated from one site to another, the revision history is lost. I think that it's important to retain this history even if the post is moved to a different site. There is also a ...
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Favourited, migrated questions appear as having no answers

I was browsing through my favourite questions list, and noticed that, strangely, "What's Your Favorite [sic] Harmless Computer Practical Joke?", had no answers. That seemed funny, so I checked it out -...
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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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Got woot badge unfairly with Safari 4

I was just awarded the woot (enthusiast) badge on Stack Overflow, but I definitely didn't visit the site every day for 30 days. Here is my theory on how this happened. When you open a new tab in ...
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VB.NET/VBScript syntax highlighting does not properly support comments [duplicate]

(Descriptions are inside the code samples) Take a look at this code Public Sub Show() System.Console.WriteLine("Hello") ' Comment here will fail subsequencing syntax highlighting System....
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Possible Link Bug

I'm referring to this post. When editing, the link appears properly in the preview. However, the question shows something like: (i.e. using http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1GGLS%5Fen-...
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Live bookmark for question in Chinese

Sorry if I am off topic, but this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1146446/ on my firefox 3.5.1 looks in the live bookmark like something in Chinese.
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Vote == Null in tooltip after voting?

MAY BE FIREBUG RELATED. PLEASE DISABLE FIREBUG AND SEE IF THE PROBLEM GOES AWAY. Update #4: Just adding to the data, firefox 3.0.12 just installed and firefox restarted. First page I went to was ...
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Tag dropdown not showing

I've edited a few tags on Meta, and it appears that the tag dropdown isn't always working. I then end up creating new tags, when I might have chosen an old one.
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Stackoverflow times out when posting data

Multiple times now, within the past 30 mins (2:15pm-2:45pm PST 7/17/09) I notice that stack overflow times out when I try to post something. This has happened on 3 occasions now. Editing a question ...
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Is the \ escaping of a char in the formatter a bug or just difficult to get right for every language?

In Delphi the \ does not escape a string ending, in Delphi if you want a ' you type: StringVariable := 'Foo'' bar'; // comments And it works as expected, but in an answer on StackOverflow I've ...
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Errant feature: WMD links to questions

Say I wanted to credit someone's answer in my own answer. I'd normally write something like this: Using what [Dlamblin][1] [said][2], I think the code would look like this: [1]: https://meta....
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Markdown preview does not support link definition names that are the same as Array function names

I happened to be writing an entry and noticed that there was something odd about using the link definition name reduce. The preview updates fine until I enter the last e of reduce, then nothing ...
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Linking interesting tags that include wild card [duplicate]

Exact Duplicate: Clicking on tags with wildcards gives you a blank page I think since yesterday links in the interesting and ignored tags sections that include wildcards changed their behaviour to ...
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Clicking on tags with wildcards gives you a blank page

Related Question: Searching for a tag containing * breaks I have tags in my "Interesting Tags" with wildcards, like html*, php* and so on. If I click on it it goes to http://stackoverflow.com/...
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Human verification on fail to submit

When you can't submit the question for any reason (ie: must include tag), and you fix the issue and click "Ask your Question" again, you are prompted with the human verification captcha
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Why am I allowed to delete moderator-only tags?

One would think only a moderator should be able to mess with moderator tags. P.S.: I was also able to reapply it during a rollback. So, actually I was able to both delete and apply a moderator tag. ...
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Vote ordering of accepted answers has changed: Accepted below top voted

On this question, sorted by votes, the accepted answer is #3 in order of votes. It appears as number 3 in the list as well. Is this new behavior intended? Did I miss something?
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How did the Community user earn the Civic Duty badge? [closed]

Apparently, the Community user earned the Civic Duty badge. How the heck did that happen?
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Vote too old to be changed, unless post is edited

Anyone seen this one yet? Vote too old to be changed, unless post is edited My vote was only a few hours old. Then I realized the answer was wrong. Updated my question and went to remove the vote. ...
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Answer Highlight/Fade-out doesn't fade-out

Frequently when following a direct link to an answer, the answer will stay highlighted indefinitely instead of fading-out like it supposed to. This happens more often then not and gets very annoying. ...
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Reputation loss as daily limit reached

I remember it being extensively discussed in pre-meta times, but I hope that someone could clarify that for me here as well. Situation: I've 195 today upvote then downvote leaves me with 198 ...
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Citizen Patrol badge not awarded

I flagged a question as spam and even though some time has past (30m), I was not awarded the badge Citizen Patrol. Do I misunderstand what it is awarded for, or could it be that the badge did not get ...
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Tags with * in not working correctly?

I have some interesting tags stored on Stack Overflow with * in them (e.g. c#* or delphi*) and they no longer seem to be working. I'm fairly sure they did since I remember setting them up after ...
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There is no styling of nested lists

The style for nested lists is the same as the styling of a simple list. The biggest problem with this is the bottom margin: A A → 1 A → 2 A → 3 B B → ...
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User Profile & Logout links inaccessible from the 'badge' statistics page

This may be a nitpick, but as this site seems to be about improvements to SO, I thought I'd mention it anyway ;0) Ive noticed that when I select a badge I received to observe it's meaning, the links ...
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Missing Posts under WINFORMS tag

There used to be thousand of posts under the tag [WINFORMS]. As of now, there are only two. What happened?
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Why does the markdown editor not display my link properly and why do I need to insert my own linebreaks?

I am having some problems with the markdown editor. Could someone explain me why this link doesn't work? This should be a link: 0.25 €/kwh * 650W * 1 month It should be linking to: http://www00....
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Why can't you search for “where”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unable to search for the SQL keyword BETWEEN Was trying to find an answer I saw a few days back where some gave a Linq example. I entered ".Where(" as my search term and it ...
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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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Markdown Italics Bug Report

Erlang uses the underscore atom (in single quotes) quite a lot. See for instance here. MatchExpression ::= [ MatchFunction, ... ] MatchFunction ::= { MatchHead, MatchConditions, MatchBody } MatchHead ...
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Accepted answers don't float “on top” when self-answered?

On this question, the accepted answer doesn't float on top. Apart from that, the display is correct (i.e. the V mark and the green border) If I sort by "vote", I've got the following answer order: ...
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Post Overflow

In replying to Text Alignment Problem on SO, hyperslug wondered what would happen if a non-breaking character string was added to a post. What he discovered is that unlike a code block which wraps ...
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Notifications considering valid e-mail address to be invalid

For the question I just submitted, I was unable to get notification e-mails because the system said my e-mail address was invalid. It isn't. It's a .us domain, though — could that be the issue?
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“You may only fetch comments every 2 seconds” causes comment fetch failure

Go to this answer on a question answer On that post click on "add/show X more comments" then immediately click "add/show X more comments" on the post directly above it. A box pops up "You may ...
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You must wait 0 hours before answering your own question?

When answering your own question, it currently says: You must wait 0 hours before answering your own question And it won't let me accept my own answer. I did wait 48 hours. It was after the 48 ...
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Please don't suggest starting a bounty to users who are unable to do so

I asked a question that went for a long time without getting a definite answer. Later, when I looked at my user page, I saw the text "Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for ...
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URLs in comments bugs

When commenting, and you write a URL in backticks, the http://www. part is cut off, and it is converted to a link. Converting it to a link might not be so bad, but cutting it off can change the ...
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Pagination for 'Type to find users' results does not work [duplicate]

On https://stackoverflow.com/users, type a couple letters ("Jo" for example), then click on [2] or [Next]. This takes you to https://stackoverflow.com/users?page=2, which is the second page of all ...
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Can two questions have the same title?

Concatenating Columns from a Result Set in SQL Server 2000 and Concatenating Columns from a Result Set in SQL Server 2000 appear to be the same question. They have the same question id, but different ...