Questions tagged [error-message]

For questions concerning various error messages that users receive throughout the network.

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Change the message shown to registered users without enough reputation to vote to something less confusing

Currently, when a user with less than the required reputation needed to cast a vote on a post attempts to do so, they are shown this message: Thanks for the feedback! Votes cast by users with less ...
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Ask Ubuntu election page is unavailable during current election

Currently there's a moderator election ongoing on Ask Ubuntu, with the nomination phase closing in about one day. Unfortunately, right now the https://askubuntu.com/election page is broken and ...
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Different behavior when adding nonexistent tag to watched tags from sidebar vs profile settings

From questions list (error shown if no such tag): From settings page (no error): Could you show an error if user is trying to add a nonexistent tag from profile settings page?
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Network Protocol Error while browsing

I get the error shown below while browsing on Firefox. If this is not the right place, let me know; it says to contact the website owner. As requested, the visible link in the screenshot is: How do ...
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Unable to view revision history of an Area 51 proposal

I'm trying to view the revision history of a proposal on Area 51 by clicking the "edited by X Y days ago", but whenever I click on it, it brings me to this error page: Here's a link to the error ...
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Locked post's error message for comment is not correct [duplicate]

In the list of locked posts, when I'm trying to upvote a comment, receiving the following error message as a popup. This comment is not eligible for voting or flagging But I am able to flag the ...
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Seeing a new error message place holder - is it intentional?

I tried to close a post, when it has 4 close votes already as "close(4)". When I clicked the close button, already the post's status changed to [closed] so it shows a error message. Previously the ...
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Cannot open flag dialog, incorrect error message after casting final close vote on question

After I cast the final close vote against a question, if I attempt to flag it, the flag dialog refuses to open, and gives me an incorrect error message: This question has been put on-hold since you ...
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Recent problems with searching (no results or getting maintenance page)

Recently I have seen (and this was confirmed by other users) problems with search. When searching (on basically any site): sometimes the search takes unusually long, but returns results; sometimes ...
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Frequently getting “An error has occurred - please retry your request” while voting on posts

Recently, I've been getting this error frequently and I have to refresh page to vote again. Is this happening to anyone else? It would be nice if it would retry automatically when this error happens (...
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I cannot load the PPCG meta

When I try to go to https://codegolf.meta.stackexchange.com/, I get an error just like this: I'm not sure what the problem is and i'm pretty sure this is a bug This has been happening since last ...
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Updates to error states

We have updated error states for Ask a Question to use a new inline style that works better for smaller screens. New error state Old error state
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Problem with the Image hosting server? [duplicate]

As I understand images uploaded to stack exchange sites are stored in http://i.stack.imgur.com . I recently noticed image included posts having broken links. When clicked on the link it gives the ...
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What's causing this error in SEDE?

In the Stack Exchange Data Explorer, how come: select sum(len(body)) from posts works fine, but, select sum(len(text)) from comments throws an error? Arithmetic overflow error converting ...
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Nondescript error message when user without enough rep to create tags attempts to suggest edit using not-yet-removed tag with zero questions

As of the instant this question was posted, the tag enhancement has zero questions, but still exists in the system and has not been cleaned up yet. Just as a curiosity, I decided to test if users ...
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Unable to interact with the Cross Validated in any way: “an error occurred, please try again”

On the Cross Validated SE (and only on Cross Validated) I am unable to ask questions or answers. The error is simply "an error occurred, please try again". It has been going for a week now. I found ...
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Search just broke

Searching currently isn't possible on Meta Stack Exchange. It worked a few minutes ago and all other sites seem to still work. I get directed to this link: https://meta.stackexchange.com/error?...
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Wrong wording in error message when running out of daily flags count

I ran out of flags, the error message is shown for further flags as you can flag for mod's attention only x times a day. Even if I raised some other flags. Here I am raising a duplicate flag, ...
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User reference in error message?

I realize this is particularly nitpicky but I recently edited a post and submitting it resulted in the following error message: It looks like your post is mostly code; add some more details. ...
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How to handle post edits that result in an error on submittal?

I recently edited a post that contained a large chunk of code. Upon finishing the edit (grammar, spelling, and clarity), I received the following error on submitting the edited post for review: It ...
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Missing padding in error messages

Something happened to the padding of the various error messages we get, e.g. error "You have already voted to delete": Can the padding please be brought back?
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Severe error visiting Stack Exchange from China at 13:48 UTC, 28 Jun 2017

Time: From 13:48 UTC (Local time: 21:48 CST, aka GMT+8) and ended at 14:03 UTC Network Environment: Everything else OK, but slow on SE and even receiving error messages. When trying to visit several ...
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Image uploader reports “Request returned an error: [error] I'm a teapot”

While uploading a screenshot for a post on Super User, I managed to get the bizarre response Request returned an error: [error] I'm a teapot. In balpha's answer to Stack Overflow returning HTTP error ...
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The error message text is so lost and faded

The text of the error message used to be white... But it hasn't been washed for a while, and only the dismiss button is still clean white.
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iOS app gives generic error when edit banned

If a user tries to suggest an edit using the SE iOS app while edit banned, they are shown the generic error "user cannot submit edits to this question". Meanwhile, trying to suggest an edit on the ...
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Strange tag-related error message on visiting a per-site meta [duplicate]

I visited Beer, Wine, and Spirits Meta, from the supercollider, and got this cryptic error instead of a list of questions: Say what? I wasn't searching tags, as you can see from the URL. This ...
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Misleading error message when questions list fails to load

I browsed MSE front page a minute ago, and was greeted with the following error message: It was not possible to perform this tag search at this time due to an unexpected error. Screenshot: I ...
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Generic “An error occurred submitting the question”

No weird formatting, not particularly long. 4 tags It is a question that is similar to many other ones on Stack Overflow (SSIS package only intermittently writing to Excel destination, despite always ...
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“An error occurred submitting the post” while editing a new tag [duplicate]

I created the tag proxybroker on Stack Overflow and then tried to add the excerpt and description, but I got: An error occurred submitting the post while trying to Save Edits. I also tried ...
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Error message saying that a moderator tag must be present when asking a question

When asking a question on Meta, I've encountered a bug which consists in an error message saying that a moderator tag must be present. Here is an example: Steps to reproduce this bug: Ask a question ...
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Incorrect error message when trying to delete comment

Just tried to delete comment and got error: Seems "voting" should be replaced with "deleting".
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Unknown flag status should lead to 404 page

One's flag summary statistics is divided into groups: Post flags Spam flags Rude/offensive flags Comment flags Within these, each group is subdivided by status: Pending flags Helpful flags Declined ...
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Unable to edit question, claims 'Body cannot contain “i.stack.imgur.com”'

Edit It works now. I'm trying to retag this question on skeptics via https, but I can not save the question because the system complains Body cannot contain "i.stack.imgur.com" What's going on ...
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Inconsistent font styling in 'less-than-15-reputation' .message alert [duplicate]

This is a rather nit-picky styling gripe, but one that nevertheless bears mentioning: Earlier I was attempting to comment on a helpful answer I read on Stack Overflow, but, alas, I was prompted I ...
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Missing font on some error and dupehammer info popups

Some popups like the dupehammer explanation popup or the validation error ones on the contact form do not have the right fonts - the browser has to fall back to a default and quite ugly font instead. ...
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An error occurred submitting the question/answer/edit

Stack Exchange usually works flawlessly but lately I've been unable make posts – questions, answers and edits. When pressing the Submit button, Stack Exchange displays a red pop-up box saying "An ...
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/review/* failing on SE sites, but not SO

As of about 15 minutes ago, attempting to access /review queues (but not /review itself) throws a generic "oops" error on *.stackexchange.com (Meta, ELL, Space, RPG, Code Review, …). SO's ...
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Display a warning whenever invisible characters have been added to a comment

As described here, Stack Exchange currently inserts invisible characters into long strings, so that they don't overflow their container. This is fine, except that it breaks command lines, source code,...
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Error 429 Too many requests on stackoverflow.com [closed]

I'm on a network that apparently makes too many requests to stackoverflow.com (I thought I was the only one) I get iterations of the following whenever I try to access the domain: Error 429 Too many ...
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When flagging a question that is already closed as duplicate, error message is incorrect

I was viewing a question for a while, then decided to flag it. When clicking the flag link, I got: In words, for sake of search: This question has been put on-hold since you loaded the page -...
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When /rooms/timeout/… returns an error, it isn't clearly visible

When the room timeout feature returns an error (for example due to rate limiting, "You can perform this action again in 3 seconds"), you don't get a message that tells that there's an error. For other ...
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If question is closed already when I try to review Close Votes, error message is mismatched [duplicate]

Normally, if I'm too slow to contribute to closing a question in the CV queue, the error message is pretty reasonable: "This question is already closed. Please refresh the page." (Or words to that ...
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Show the name of the tag I added, not the synonym it redirects to if I can't add it

Take a look at this: Which tag is the issue? Exactly. It turns out that re-instalation is a synonym of installation. Please could the error message read "The 're-installation' tag is not allowed."
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False warning of my past questions having not been well-received on UX

Today, I went to ask a question on UX and received the following warning: Why am I getting this warning? My questions have been well received and I've deleted none of my questions on UX. I have ...
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Not able to search based on tag in career site [closed]

I tried to search openings for python and give [python] in Keywords. This gives error I am using Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu 45.0. If I search without tag, then its working, like if I search for ...
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Access to Stack Exchange sites from Egypt is denied. What is happening?

In Egypt we (most of us) are getting an error message while browsing any of the Stack Exchange sites that says "Access Denied", what is going on or why ?
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Strange “There is a pending suggested edit” message while editing a post [duplicate]

I was editing a post this morning and when I tried to submit it I got the message below. There is a pending suggested edit in the queue, try again in few minutes. I'm not quite sure if this is so ...
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Indentation problem to submission program

The 'ask question' page on Stack Overflow gives me an error with the indentation in my code. I'm putting my code in this question in search for a solution. The error message is Your post appears ...
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An error occurred during comment submission while on audit posts

There is a red error showing on audit posts when reviewer wants to post a comment. I think this is something that should be fixed, as it's confusing behaviour. See the demonstration below: I believe ...
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Trying to give too long a name to a dummy chat user for feeds causes an unspecified error

Today I tried to change this dummy user’s name to Undergraduate-Education Questions on Math Educators in accordance with the other dummy chat users posting feeds into Academia’s chatroom. This ...