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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 ...
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Are "code"-sections consistent? &nbsp; gets replaced

I've just posted an answer that involved some HTML, which I indented by four spaces. <a>http://some/url/with&nbsp;nbsp/</a> compare to the original input I made: <a>http://...
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Odd capatilisation error in a tag feed

This link https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/Agile Takes me to a list of questions with the tag "gile" I use it as a "live bookmark" in firefox, and as far as I can see the list there is up-...
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Parentheses in WMD preview unexpectedly disappear

I wrote a paragraph in another answer that I enclosed with parentheses. As I typed the closing parenthesis, I noticed that both the opening and closing parentheses disappeared in the preview! After ...
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Bug: Can't de-favorite a (locked, closed, migrated) question

I can't remove this question from my favorites. (Favorite count decreases, but returns to previous value on refresh.) The question is locked, closed, and migrated so I imagine one or a combination ...
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Bug: The Woot badge [closed]

I just received the Woot badge on SO, neat. But the strange thing is, I only visited the site once when I first noticed the badge. The requirement is to visit the site every day for 30 days, so how ...
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Please add comment formatting to the user's recent activity page to match normal comment formatting

Supporting bold/italic/code formatting and autolinking in comments has been great. However, it's ironic that this doesn't happen when the comment is displayed on your recent activity page. You can't ...
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Why didn't my meta question show associated question?

Okay, this is getting really meta here, as this is a meta question about a question about meta, but bear with me... I just asked this question; it was closed as a dupe of this question. No problem ...
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Render HTML in question summaries? [closed]

If a question contains a <s> tag in the first sentence, this is shown as plain text in the summary in the question list which is confusing. Example As the strikeout is typically used to show ...
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Syntax highlighting and non-ASCII characters [duplicate]

I think Markdown google-code-prettify has some incorrect lexical rules for Java (and possibly other languages). It correctly identifies this code block from SO question 1485832 as being written in ...
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Single answer is Community Wiki while the rest are not

Under the link XML string manipulation in JS? a single answer is Community Wiki while the rest are not (the lower one in the image)... Is this a bug?
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Possible bug in last activity display

Go to the view where the questions with most activity and interest in this month are displayed. At the bottom right corner of every question it shows something like: 2h ago User Name I assume this ...
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Bug in editor for numbered lists? [duplicate]

I noticed what seemed to be a bug in the way the Stack Overflow editor handles numbered lists. I did a search on meta for this and it didn't come up, but if it is a duplicate, I'll delete the question....
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Search for questions with tagA, but not tagB? [duplicate]

I'm asking because of these comments.. Basically wondering if there's a way to find all php5 questions without the php tag. If you search for [php5] -[php] it goes to.. http://stackoverflow.com/...
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Change date format of "x hours ago" tool tip?

Currently it's in the format.. MM/DD/YYYY ..which confuses me. It's also ambiguous (for 12 days a month anyway), and inconsistent with other parts of the site, such as the Recent page: "Showing 2009-...
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Notified about my own answer to my question

I suppose this isn't so much of a bug as an annoyance. Yesterday afternoon I checked my email and had a "1 question has 1 answer on ServerFault" email. I got excited (too excited probably), in hopes ...
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Question summary may cut off at the middle of an entity

Many question list views have ~188 characters of the question body text. However, this cut-off point may be in the middle of an entity such as &gt;, sometimes resulting in broken summaries like .....
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Daily reputation cap effectively counts downvotes twice

I've suspected for a while that downvoting imposes a limit on one's daily reputation limit and therefore counts downvotes twice. Today with TheTXI's help I was able to confirm this. The daily ...
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Stop displaying the CAPTCHA if you take too long to edit

I can understand being forced to pass the CAPTCHA test if you post too quickly, but I can see no reason for it if you post too slowly? So what if I take 15 minutes composing my question or answer? ...
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Is the Critic badge awarded prematurely

Take an account without the "Critic" badge, upvote a question, immediately downvote it, then immediately cancel the downvote, and you get the critic badge.
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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 ...
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<kbd> elements are way too intrusive [closed]

<kbd> is a great way to mark up text to be entered. But when you use it on Stack Exchange sites, it's really difficult to read. For instance, say I typed this sentence by starting with a Shift+F,...
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Bug report: "next" button in search changes the search term

Go to the Stackoverflow home page. Type into the search box: utf-16 Press enter Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Click "Next" The page that comes up is https://stackoverflow.com/search?q=...
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