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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 ...
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Why does my user info disappear when viewing a badge? [closed]

On any of the three sites (SO, SF and Meta), I can click through to an individual badge to see who has earned it. For example: https://serverfault.com/badges/9/autobiographer When I view an ...
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Revisions tab in recent activity is based on date question was posted, not on date of edit

Under the revisions tab for my recent activity, the "today", "yesterday", etc. buttons seem to be retrieving edits to my posts based on the timestamp that the post was made, rather than the timestamp ...
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Markdown renderer doesn't accept é or ö in links

e.g.: Source [This link will merge with the text and the 2nd link][1] non-link text [this link causes the previous link to merge with it.][2] [1]: http://example.com/ [2]: http://example.com/...
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Certain tags are totally empty when you select them?

I hope I have come to the right place to for this kind of question. When I click certain tags I know have questions in them they are displays as 0 questions. For example I clicked the as3 tag which ...
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Answers to the closed questions

I think it's a bug when a closed question gets an answer. You can see here what I mean. An answer is posted a minute after the question is closed. I understand the idea, that user probably had ...
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In question lists, some of the question body previews wrap strangely

I just noticed a question which appears slightly odd in Firefox 3.5 - "them." is the only text on the second line, so it appears in a rather odd location. (I expect it would wrap to be under the word "...
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Why does my reputation not add up?

Hi, I joined the StackOverflow site today and have a question about the reputation. According to the FAQ, you can get reputation for the following 2 things (amongst others): Your Question or Answer ...
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Profile page bug

In the registered user section there's a label: Seen. It is showing incorrect information. When I visited my own profile page I got the information: Seen: 18 mins ago. According to what criteria ...
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Why does it say “(voting bug)” under Tags input (..or “Better example tags”) [closed]

Err, why does it say ... (voting bug) under the Tags input, on the Ask a Question page?
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Bug with single character tags in urls

Works: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/c https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/pointers https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/pointers+c Fails: https://stackoverflow.com/...
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Tags with capitalization behave oddly

If you go to the page for a tag that doesn't exist but is all lower-case, such as pony. But, if you went to the page for PONY, which also doesn't exist, odd things happen: You get a listing of all ...
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Unable to search for the SQL keyword BETWEEN

When I search for the word "BETWEEN" (https://stackoverflow.com/search?q=between) I get the following error message: Please enter some text to search for in the upper right! I imagine this is ...
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Why is this user not seen as a link?

I noticed in this thread Why can you have a column named ORDER in DB2? the user with accepted answer ( David Hughes ) not a link to his profile?
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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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Bug in StackOverflow.com? Not showing 15 results

In stackoverflow.com, when I go to questions, it doesn't show the default 15 results, it shows a different number of results going from 5 to 10 usually. I have tried it with Chrome and Firefox. In ...
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Interesting tag section disappears when a user clicks on interesting tag

On the right hand side, a user can add some tags under the interesting tags section. And when the user click on one of the interesting tags, he can see only the questions which are tagged with the tag ...
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Unexpected Results From Clicking The Unanswered Button [duplicate]

Is it possible that I am not using this feature correctly? Or perhaps I should be modifying my expectation, but when I click on the 'Unanswered' button I get a list of results that contain perhaps ...
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Transferred question = invisible rep?

So, I answered a question on SO that was somewhat popular; my answer got quite a few upvotes. However, the question got deleted; now my recent activity -> reputation doesn't show anything for that, ...
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Minor bug: Croatian keyboard layout's ] combo (AltGr+G) results in Insert Image dialog

As every programmer, I ] need my ][ square ] brackets. But at the moment, I have to switch to US layout in order to type them on StackOverflow. Since Croatia is not a big country, it's not all that ...
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List entry followed by code block messes up the code section [duplicate]

Here's two examples (note that in first example, backticks also had no effect, for some reason): include/db.php: $attribs = array( PDO::ATTR_PERSISTENT => $...
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SO tells you who deleted their answers…maybe?

I answered a question this morning about how to get the number of rows returned from a mysql query in PHP. Relatively easy question, so I wasn't amazed when Paolo Bergantino left a comment that he was ...
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Related questions box show deleted questions

Is this a bug or a cache related effect? (Or both?) Maybe it's only me? Example: On the Related panel of this link there is currently a "Make it funner" related question that's no longer available.
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Tag counts way out of date [closed]

If you go look at the main tags page right now, the count for the "new" sql-server tag is off by over 6000! Tags aren't normalized, and this one is still out of date after a major re-tag. It's the ...
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Is there something broken with IE7 and MyOpenID?

I can login to StackOverflow but not Meta, and vice versa. I've cleared all my cookies etc but absolutely no joy and I've associated all my accounts (didn't know if that had anything to do with it). ...
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Code block is not properly formatted when placed immediately after a list item [duplicate]

Consider the following piece of Markdown code: This is some regular text. >>> def factorial(n): ... return 1 if n < 2 else n * factorial(n - 1) ... * This is a list ...