Questions tagged [error-message]

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Asking how to format code blocks on SOF because I am prohibited from commenting on an existing post

I am getting this warning when proofreading a question: Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code. Please indent all code by 4 spaces using the code toolbar button or ...
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"An error occurred with log in."

(N.B., this is not affecting me, who uses Google auth., but has been reported by multiple people within the Meta Discussion discord). Upon trying to log in, the error: An error occurred with log in. ...
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Who is Dave and what is he doing in the chat?

As discovered here, there's an Easter Egg in chat, triggered when trying to set a negative timeout for a chat room. It shows a funny error message: I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that. So, ...
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
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Hot Network Questions Feed App no longer working

The app I created to offer RSS feeds from Hot Network Questions fails since today to fetch its data from the source. One of its main endpoints is https://stackexchange.com/hot-questions-json1. It ...
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Stop telling Tor users to contact support for registration, if their request will be dismissed anyway

When Tor-users try to sign up, they consistently get this error message: Something went wrong. Please contact us at [email protected] for assistance. update: somewhere between 30 ...
hanshenrik's user avatar
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When trying to specify a question on another site as a duplicate target, the error message displays incorrectly on sites with ampersands in their name

When flagging/VTCing a question as a dupe, and the link pasted into the box is from a different site, the error message looks like this: But on the 17 sites with ampersands in their titles (as well ...
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"Null" error message when viewing the total vote count, if user ceases to have the privilege to see vote counts after the page is loaded

When I downvoted this answer, I got 99 reputation on MSE. As you know, by reaching 100 rep you can see the vote count totals. I downvoted the answer, and I got 99 reputation. I didn't reload the page ...
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No error message is shown when trying to send a chat message that is too long using the mobile design on Chrome for Android [duplicate]

In the example below, the chat message is too long but clicking on the arrow does nothing. No error message is shown. Tested on Chrome on Android with a Google Pixel 6 with the mobile design. Note ...
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No translation for error message: "An error when loading mod menu - please try again"

Trying to destroy user before signing moderator agreement gives me an error: An error when loading mod menu - please try again That error message currently isn't translatable (not found in traducir)....
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Invalid error message format

Prior signing the mod agreement attempting to forcibly accept a tag synonym leads to an error with an incorrectly formatted message: The useful part of this message states: You must accept the ...
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Attempting to suggest an edit while the suggested edit queue is full using the "Edit" button within a review task fails silently [duplicate]

I'm reviewing this First answers item and I attempted to edit it, but the suggested edit queue is full. I prefer to use the "Edit" menu button as opposed to the "Edit" review ...
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Using toolbar on tag editor raises an unnecessary body length check

If you use any of the toolbar items in the tag description editor and the body length is not enough to save the edit, you will get an error notification: This notification should not be raised before ...
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Add commas to tag list warning

Here don't say 'github chrome' say 'github', 'chrome'
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Trying to access the reputation audit page while logged out shows an incorrect error message of not having the privilege to answer protected questions

One day, I was trying to access my reputation audit page at /reputation, and got an error message saying I don't have the privilege to access the page: This page requires more privileges The page you'...
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Fix HTML encoding in message on attempt to award a bounty for deleted answer

Voting on deleted post leads to appearing of the following popup message: But on pressing on bounty icon I got almost same message, but with a weird HTML encoding for ':
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What does the error message "unknown job being polled!" mean on SEDE?

Error message seen on the first attempt to run this query anonymously: unknown job being polled! Screenshot: The second attempt to run the query was successful.
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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"You cannot register at this time" when trying to join a new Stack Exchange site

When I try to join a new site, I get the following error: You cannot register at this time. If you continue to find this error, contact us. I clicked the Contact Us link and filled out that form, ...
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I cannot flag a comment as "Something else" with an explanation longer than 200 characters

I think that there is now a 500 character limit for the "Something else" text box for flagging a comment, however the system gives me an error message when I tried to submit an explanation ...
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"Verification expired" when anonymously running an SEDE query

I ran a long SEDE query without logging in. Did the captcha, but after ~30 or ~60 sec got "Verification expired". Unsure if bug or feature request. Saw it quite often over the past few ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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Double HTML Escape in Bounty Error Messages

There's a double HTML escape in the "locked post" message when awarding a bounty:
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I'm getting "Uncaught ReferenceError: Stacks is not defined" errors in my browser console on Stack Exchange sites

The last few weeks the amount of 'Stacks is not defined' errors is increasing. This occasionally occurs on any StackExchange site, and throws the following error in the console [1]: Uncaught ...
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"An error occurred" when double-clicking on the new "Saves" icon

With reference to: Bookmarks have evolved into Saves Double-clicking on the new Saves icon (below the Downvote arrow) displays the An error occurred message approximately 10-20 percent of the time (...
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How can I resolve the "oops! this isn't a link to a valid profile" error in the contact form?

When trying to make an account merge request at https://meta.stackexchange.com/contact, I always get this error: oops! this isn't a link to a valid profile But the URL link I put in the form is ...
water stone's user avatar
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Reword the error message for a full suggested edit queue, as many users are getting confused with its current wording

The current message for a full suggested edits queue (where lots of people have suggested edits and the overall queue of pending edits from anyone is full) is: Suggested edit queue is full This ...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
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1 answer
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Error Message when downvoting then recommending deletion in Low Quality Answers/Posts is misleading

I was served a review in Low Quality Answers on Stack Overflow. The post had a score of +1. This makes it ineligible for deletion, so the review options that were served to me were "Looks OK"...
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Increase margin for rate limit message when editing tag wikis

There is a rate limit for submitting tag wiki edits. When you hit it, the "You can perform this action again in 30 seconds" message appears rather close to the Save edits button: It could ...
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Question is now closed - text not vertically centered in box

I noticed the following message isn't vertically centered in the box, but I think it would look better if it did. This question is now closed - please refresh the page for updated status.
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Editing a post during review doesn't show an "edit not possible" message (again)

I have encountered this problem before: Editing a post during review doesn't show an "edit not possible" message, but it was fixed later on I guess the Review queue workflows - Final ...
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An error occurred in the server after trying to upload an image that I downloaded from Reddit

I use Chrome on a Google pixel 6 with Android 11. When I download an image via the Reddit application and try to upload to a Stack Exchange post, I get this error message: Demo: https://youtube.com/...
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Why does the "too many requests" error message no longer have error info?

After a long while, I finally managed to get a "Too many requests" error message in my regular course of browsing the site. However, this message used to include a lot of error info, which ...
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1 answer
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Getting code formatting error on Stack Overflow

I don't know what is wrong with my indentation but it's not taking this input from me. I get the error: Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code. Please indent all ...
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"Edits must be at least 6 characters" not shown anymore when saving a suggested edit [duplicate]

I was trying to edit an answer on Physics Stack Exchange, but when I clicked 'Save edits', nothing happened. Looking at the browser console, I saw this: And it turns out the server says Edits must ...
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So many sites won't let me post. How can I fix this?

I have a good question. But then it says,  Your question is ready to publish! Our automated system checked for ways to improve your question and found none. When I click post, it just scrolls up and ...
DaCuteRaccoon's user avatar
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2 answers
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If your rep drops below 10, images in your profile will continue to show, but you can't edit any part of your profile without removing the images

I used to have over 10 rep, so I was able to display images in my profile. Now my rep has dropped below the threshold, and my images are still there. But if I want to make any edits to my profile (...
Red's user avatar
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25 votes
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User reputation ranking page is broken

Today me and some other users have observed that the reputation ranking page doesn't allow to navigate past page 999. For example, https://meta.stackexchange.com/users?page=1111&tab=reputation&...
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Yet another error of "Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code"

I feel like I've found and read through all the relevant posts on Meta about this error, but I still can't resolve this error! I have about 6 equations in double-dollar-signs, several in single-dollar-...
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A registration error occurs when I try to register a new Stack Exchange account while being on the page of a migrated question

I posted this question on Economics Stack Exchange. The moderators there didn't think it belonged there and migrated the question to Worldbuilding Stack Exchange instead. I didn't have a Worldbuilding ...
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Is punctuation inconsistent in the already closed message?

I wonder if the banner that reads "This question is already closed - please refresh the page" should have a full stop? Other banners like it usually have punctuation, for example "...
bad_coder's user avatar
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Review submission missing POST data when opting to leave a question closed

Update 17:57Z The issue appears to have been resolved. The POST data is sent with two keys: fkey and closeReasonId. I'm attempting to review an item in the Code Review SE reopen queue. After opting ...
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Change the wording "The moderator tag '[tag name]' must be present."

When a normal user (without moderator privileges) tries to remove a moderator-only tag (e.g. featured) from a post, this error is shown: The moderator tag '[tag name]' must be present. I feel that ...
Random Person's user avatar
12 votes
1 answer
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Unable to edit user profile: "Unusual error updating your profile"

When I try to edit my profile on any SE site, I get the following error: Oops! There was a problem updating your profile: unusual error updating your profile -- please try again! If it's relevant, ...
called2voyage's user avatar
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When blocking 'ajax.googleapis.com' on the sites, JavaScript "retry using another source" link should not redirect to the home page

Blocking ajax.googleapis.com results in a red bar that says: [This site] requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or failed to load. Retry using another source. Once that ...
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Review items stats throw an error while loading in read-only mode

Seen during today's maintenance period where the sites were in read-only mode. The review pages were unaccessible (since I was logged out), save for the stats (which do not require one to be logged in)...
Jenayah's user avatar
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Change the "You have previously voted to reopen this question" shown after retracting your reopen vote to something more informative

It's now possible to retract reopen votes (yay!), but if I try (accidentally or intentionally) to VTR after retracting my vote, it shows this error: Which tells me nothing about the fact that I've ...
Ollie's user avatar
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10 votes
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Replace "The post could not be loaded" by a more informative error message when trying to edit one's deleted question

When trying to edit a question that one deleted earlier, one receives the error message "The post could not be loaded", as illustrated below. I'd suggest to replace it by a more informative ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
29 votes
1 answer
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"mist" instead of "must", "inquery" instead of "inquiry" typos on Contact page validation error messages

There two sentences with "mist" instead of "must" and "inquery" instead of "inquiry": The details of your inquery mist be at least $minLength$ characters. The ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
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Edit must be at least x characters message shows different values

The at least x characters limit doesn't match in the validation messages as shown below: Edit Summary text box validation message: Your edit summary must be at least 10 characters Red highlight pop-...
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What does "your feedback has been recorded" mean when casting a vote was declined because of low rep? [duplicate]

As I was trying to cast a vote with an SE account with <15 rep, I read: Thanks for the feedback! You need at least 15 reputation to cast a vote, but your feedback has been recorded. What does &...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
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Missing error description failed after image upload attempt

Missing error description after failed image upload attempt (there is a ":" followed by )
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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1 answer
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I need help and the site is not letting me post my code. Says “Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code.”

I am trying to learn React and there's a concept that I'm feeling pretty stuck on. I was hoping someone could help me and I've been trying to put effort into making a question post detailing my ...
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