Questions tagged [error-message]

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

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Why does the boardgames Stack Exchange site think it's a teapot?

I'm trying to post something to the Board & Card Games Stack Exchange site, and it looks like the server is returning HTTP code 418, I'm a Teapot: What's going on? This is the content of my post: ...
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Attempting to edit a Merged question shows wrong error: “Suggested edit queue is full”

Difference between URI and URL has been merged, but also shows "Possible Duplicate" within the question text. I went to edit out the in-question duplicate. But pressing the edit button shows ...
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Can't extract PostHistory from stack overflow data dumps

I downloaded the stackoverflow.com-PostHistory.7z file from here and I can't extract the 7z file. I tried 7-zip software and WinRAR. I also tried extracting from 2 different hard drives. Both failed. ...
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Cannot collapse a revision preview while a rate limit message is visible

In the profile activity page, I opened a revision preview from a list of my own revisions by clicking on the edit summary, as that allows you to drop open the revision itself in its inline view. I ...
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Editing an empty tag-info throws an error message: “An error occurred submitting the post.”

When creating a new tag-wiki, I have encountered a somewhat unusual error message saying: "An error occurred submitting the post." I have seen some older posts with similar error messages: ...
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Code formatting error message dispenses no-longer-true advice, and doesn't indicate what to do in case of false positives

On four sites in the network, there is a code formatting filter that checks for users pasting in code but not formatting it correctly. When it is triggered, it says the following: Your post appears ...
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Pluralization issue on “Resolve 1 issues before posting”: “issues” should be “issue”

Typo on "Resolve 1 issues before posting": issues should be issue.
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Don't say “Your question is ready to publish!” if “This post does not meet our quality standards”

Don't say "Your question is ready to publish!" if "This post does not meet our quality standards". Steps to reproduce this: goto https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/ask (...
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Cannot follow locked posts; wrong error message when attempting to do so [duplicate]

I just visited the question here, which is locked as a "community effort": What is a historical lock, and what is it used for? I (legitimately) wanted to "Follow" the question so that I would be ...
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Timeline buttons are yielding errors across the network

Clicking on the timeline button for any post at the moment will yield the infamous "Oops! Something Bad Happened!" error. This has gone from being Meta.SE-specific to being network-wide. Running ...
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How can a question with a positive scoring answer be said to “not have an upvoted or accepted answer”?

I tried to close a question as a duplicate today, and I got the following error message: This question does not have an upvoted or accepted answer In theory, there is nothing unusual here; this is ...
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Inconsistent use of punctuation in error messages

Inconsistent use of punctuation in error messages: seconds vs seconds. Example with "seconds.": Example with "seconds":
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“Your answer couldn't be submitted because: Title cannot be longer than 150 characters”

When editing a question's title, the following error message should say "question" and not "answer": Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: Title cannot be longer than ...
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“Your image is too large to upload (over 2 MB).” vs. “(max 2MiB)”

Contradictory disclosed max size for images: 2 MB != 2 MiB.
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Cannot post question using specific MathJax because of warning about missing code formatting

On Mathematica SE, this snippet couldn't be submitted as a question some text... some more text.... $$ \rho_h(f)=R_h(f)/R_0(f) $$ The error was Your post appears to contain ...
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Error message when trying to open user profile from responses page, but only for answers

If you are trying to open a user profile from responses (from answers tab) error message will appear: Error occurred while opening post body No errors in console. FF 72.0.1 (64-bit).
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What did I mark this comment as?

I clicked the arrow next to a comment, and to express my agreement with it. I accidentally clicked it again resulting in the following error message: Which states: You cannot mark a comment more ...
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Is Meta.StackOverflow having problems?

This morning, initially I could still access https://meta.stackoverflow.com/, however, only the front page, and questions from that. If I tried clicking or searching a tag (such as discussion) I was ...
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Include original link on error page [duplicate]

Recently I've tried to open my profile, but there was a problem with a server. So I've been redirected to: https://ru.stackoverflow.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/users/15479/suvitruf-says-reinstate-monica. ...
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Why does an error message for less than 1 reputation exist?

I recently tried posting an answer and got the following error messages: You must have a minimum of 1 reputation to post on this site. You must log in to post. The first issue here is that as you ...
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Upvote is shown as registered in an offline state while not being actually cast

Chain of events will make the title clear: I was reading an answer on Ask Different and upvoted it. The upvote was shown but a banner came "An error has occurred - please retry your request." I ...
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On mobile site, when editing a question, I get told that it shouldn’t be mostly code and that it is an answer

Suggesting an edit adding code formatting to the code in a question, I got this error message Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: It looks like your post is mostly code; please ...
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Make the message shown to registered users without enough reputation to vote 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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