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Careers new job listing help text is missing a space in 'Server Fault'

When creating a job listing on careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/post, under 'Key Technologies or Roles', the help text for the option 'This is a systems or database administration job' shows 'Server ...
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Content edit of http://stackoverflow.com/help/on-topic

The information in the help article https://stackoverflow.com/help/on-topic is not accurately reflecting in the (at least flagging) interface. I am specifically speaking of: Questions asking for ...
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Backslashes after each code block example when answering

I'm seeing useless backslashes when answering a question and displaying the Markdown help. Reproduce the bug: Answer to this question Click on the "?" button ("Markdown editing help") Click on any ...
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Tweak the help text for how to make links on comments [duplicate]

Could we get the help text for comments tweaked a tiny bit? I always find [link](http://www.example.com) confusing, because http://www.example.com is a link. Just now, I actually went to one of my ...
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Formatting text help button in chat comments should be easier to see

I noticed there is no clear way on how to format text in chat comments. When it comes to Questions and Answers there is a formatting tool bar and also a question mark button with more help. Even ...
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Broken wording in comment field hint [duplicate]

As you can see below, we're missing some words. User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/28.0.1500.71 Safari/537.36
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Do we need the here's-how-it-works-banner on the help center for experienced users?

In the new Help Center, we have a banner which is the same as the banner we already had on the homepage for users that weren't logged in. This is the homepage: And this is the help center: I'm going ...
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Question Help Text out of date?

I noticed this while I was asking a question on dba.stackexchange.com. I thought I remembered a way to link stackexchange questions to other stackexchange questions so I went looking for that in the ...
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Help Tab improvement [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any markdown to create tables? Could the help tab be improved for beginners? I'm one :( and I didn't find it easy to understand. For instance, I couldn't find how to ...
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Missing period in explanation about review queue badges

When mousing over the badge progress in a review queue, one gets the following explanation: These badges are awarded once per review queue which is missing a period. Can someone fix this ...
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Should we edit spelling mistakes or not?

You can't ask for to fix grammatical or spelling mistakes and discourage tiny, trivial and single character edits at the same time. ...to distinguish this from other questions: I don’t care if ...
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help-popup on chat is too big

I wanted to know how to format stuff in chat, and clicked the help link. There was this popup: Shows that it does not fit in my browser window, and also is not scrollable (if I scroll, it only ...
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Comment help box doesn't remember that I hid it

I hid the comment help box, but on the next page load it's there again. Same with the Links/Images/... help toolbar in the question post page.
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Show “think before adding another answer” box when question has > 7 answers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add a message when posting to old questions with more than N answers I've seen a moderator add a message showing: Moderator Message This question already has 60+ ...
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Suggest dynamic help text for new answerers

We now have dynamic answer help that pops up for new users (< 100 rep) when they focus the answer box. Thanks for contributing an answer to $SiteName!This is a Q&A site, not a discussion ...
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Please include info about spoiler sections on the “formatting help” page

As described on Add markdown support for hidden-until-you-click text (aka spoilers), it's now possible to create spoiler blocks/hidden text with the syntax >! Spoiler text Can a blurb about this be ...
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Add a “comment syntax” help when writing a comment

When writing a question a sidebar appears with a basic "how to format" help. When writing an answer that sidebar is missing but there's at least a help link (the question mark) as well as formatting ...
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Confusing double negative in verbiage on user prefs page

On my user prefs page, under the "Miscellaneous" heading, I spied this: Two questions: Is the second option talking about email notifications or some other kind of notification? Why is one checkbox ...
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There should be universal LaTeX/MathJax guide for sites supporting it

Currently, stats, math, cstheory and physics have MathJax support which turns LaTeX code into equation. At least on math, occasionally there are users that do not know this feature or don't know it'...
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Error in markdown help page (horizontal rules)

The markdown help page currently states: Horizontal Rules Insert a horizontal rule <hr/> by putting three or more hyphens, asterisks, or underscores on a line by themselves: Rule #1 --- ...
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Improve backticks help text

I found the Markdown help confusing: Use backticks to create an inline span: Press the `<Tab>` key, then type a `$`. It's confusing because the second line itself is formatted using ...
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Minor change in the “ask it on meta” recommendation on the right of the “ask question” page to avoid confusion

The current text (for SO) on the right of the new question page states: How to Ask Is your question about programming? We prefer questions that can be answered, not just discussed. ...
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new question title & tags gray watermark text should clear on focus

The gray text shown in the "Title" and "Tags" edit boxes when creating a new question doesn't follow the usual UI convention for watermark text. The usual behavior (e.g. of the watermark text of the ...
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Careers bug: Can Only Open “Description” Box for “What Type of Work are You Seeking?” by Tabbing

NOTE: By "description box", I mean the yellow box that appears when you are editing an option on your CV. The contents of the box explain the option that you are editing. Normally, all of the ...