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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Tag counts way out of date [closed]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 Tags aren't normalized, and this one is still out of date after a major re-tag.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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Check marks indicating obtained badges use unicode &#10004 symbol, not available for many users

In the /badges page for a logged-in user, there is a green check beside each badge that the user has obtained. This check is the unicode symbol &#10004, but for many users that will display as a ...
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Searching for a tag containing * breaks the site

For whatever reason, I tried to search using a tag containing an asterisk * - instead of returning no results, it returns an entirely blank page. For example: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Bolding with ** isn't working properly

Have a look at this answer One of the bolds works, and the other one just turns up as ** in the actual post. This is the string that isn't working: **x**ml n**ib** Which renders as: xml nib
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17 votes
3 answers
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Bugs with Profile Reputation Graph

There have been a few bugs with the Rep graph on the user profile page that cause it to display a different value than the actual Rep for the user... The +100 Rep bonus from associating accounts ...
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7 votes
6 answers
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"Disciplined" badge working?

616 people seem to have it, but I just met the stated conditions and remain badgeless and afraid. relevant post here if it matters (and you're allowed to view it)
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Questions' edit history label the original question as answered

If you look at a questions edit history the edits are labelled 'editted', which is fine but the original question is labelled 'answered', which is wrong. For an example see https://meta.stackoverflow....
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Display link-changes in edit-history diff?

There's a problem with the diff, when someone edits a link the change isn't visible. For example, if someone changed the URL from http://example.com/something-05 to http://example.com/something-06, ...
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Footer does not stick to bottom of page

OK, sorry, I know this is really superficial, but look at this page: https://stackoverflow.com/a/page/that/does/not/exist/number/1 See the giant, ugly, horrible white space below the footer that ...
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4 answers
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Add year to question and answer dates

Seeing as how SO's one year anniversary is coming soon, question and answer dates are going to need to display the year.
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Bug: time stamps in user profile page are wrong

I looked at my user profile and saw that a question is listed as having been posted 2 minutes ago, but when I clicked through to the question it said it had been posted 8 minutes ago. Normally I ...
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12 votes
3 answers
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Bug: "yesterday" tab in responses page shows both yesterday and today

When I click today I get this: Showing 2009-06-14 to 2009-06-14 ; current time is 2009-06-14 19:12:14 UTC When I click yesterday I get this: Showing 2009-06-13 to 2009-06-14 ; current time is ...
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Search with number (like '401') will take you to a question

I was very frustrated with 401s the other day and did a search on SO for 401. I got (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/395/how-to-switch-a-large-app-from-vb6-to-vb-net/401#401). Not a list of ...
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Stop tag completion from stealing cursor focus

How often does this happen to you? Edit a question Change a tag Hit tab and type "tags" in the edit summary box Notice that the tag autosearch has stolen back your cursor so you just typed "...
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1 answer
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Improper pagination of user search [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Page navigation on Users page doesn’t work if using the input box When searching for a user without knowing the exact name, it shows paginated results of all matches. ...
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Unanswered Questions on StackOverflow - tag search not working?

On the "Unanswered Questions" page of stackoverflow.com, clicking on one of the tags in the "Unanswered Tags" list doesn't have any affect on the list of questions shown. For example, the top question ...
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Votes / new comments / edits do not appear after navigating to new page and returning

Make a vote. Click on a link on the page. Hit the back button. At least for me (FF 3.0 on Ubuntu), I see the orange vote marker, but the number has not been changed. Often, I voted up an answer that ...
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Page navigation on Users page doesn't work if using the input box

Steps to reproduce Go to the Users page on Stackoverflow.com Type a name into the input box with lots of results ("anonymous", any firstname) Try to navigate to the next page. Expected behaviour ...
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Should we make meta.superuser.com to point to this website

I think it would be useful if meta.serverfault.com ( and meta.superuser.com) is pointing to this website. After all, there is no reason why we can't lump all the meta discussion together in a single ...
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