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CC BY-SA in footer should be capitalized

The footer currently has cc by-sa written in small case but it should be capitalized as CC BY-SA following the style used in the official Creative Commons page, the Help Center, and one of the ...
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How should "rich text" (format? RTF?) be stylized?

The new Stacks editor introduces support for Rich Text Format (RTF) and although there are just 115 posts on MSE containing "rich text" (at the time of this writing) that number is likely to ...
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Space is missing in the Data Processing Addendum page content

In the Stack Overflow for Teams - Free & Basic Data Processing Addendum page, under the "Processing operations" section, there are some spaces are missed in the content. In the below ...
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Typo in the "Public Network Terms of Service"

In the Public Network Terms of Service page, there is a typo. In the second point, the character "e" is missing from word "Enforceable". Contracts are Binding and Legally ...
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Minor typo in the Metaverse blog post

In this blog post: The leading "t" is not included in the link for "trading virtual sword and shields in World of Warcraft". The phrase probably should read "...swords...&...
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Spelling mistakes in the API documentation change log page

There are some spelling mistakes in the API documentation Change Log page, under the Version 2.0 section. Section name Spelling mistake Supposed to be General Changes reponse response Method ...
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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 ...
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Extra "room" word in chat suspension sentence

I found a sentence in traducir during making translations: Link to room chat room where issue occurred (if available) It seems that the first "room" should be eliminated. You can see this ...
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Typo in "An error occured when uploading the image". occured -> occurred

When an image upload fails, there is a typo in the error message: Zoomed-in version:
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Pending synonyms page needs one more space

There is no space between sentences on the pending synonyms page (in case of absence votable tags): Same content for that page can be achieved opening the mentioned link in browser's private mode.
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How can I change tag names to fix spelling mistakes and/or improve readability?

There are tags which are wrongly spelt or unreadable. Users have created posts on the Meta sites to request fixing this issue. Unfortunately these issues have not been fixed and the moderators of ...
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Typo in moderator inbox, "new announcments"

Possibly a typo in sentence (should be "announcements"): Moderator inbox (new announcments) Found as a source string in transifex/traducir: https://ru.traducir.win/strings/12478
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"Perhaps you'd like to select a different tab?" - shouldn't that be 'tag' instead of 'tab'?

I just removed a tag on Linguistics.SE from all questions and then reloaded the tagged questions page. It was empty, as expected, but the suggestion is to select a different tab. It think it should ...
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Extra “will” in message from UI

I found a sentence in Transifex that contains an extra “will” word: When a post is closed with a single community-specific close reason, this will message will be displayed publicly above any private ...
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Apostrophes in UI (', ’) which is correct?

I just noticed that in site UI at least two types of apostrophes are used: ’ ' According to Wikipedia the first one is called "Typesetter's apostrophe" and the second one is "...
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I've been getting grammar corrections rejected - resulting in a ban, while in the past every single one was always accepted. Review system broken? [closed]

I've so far been very impressed with Stack Overflow's unique review system, which has been a marked improvement on most any other. Yet, I got banned for reviewing... What I think happened was that non-...
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Why does searching on Stack Overflow and other communities not have spelling correction?

Why does searching on Stack Overflow and other communities not have spelling correction? Something similar to Google's spelling correction...
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Inconsistent use of punctuation in newly introduced message on voting buttons

Inconsistent use of punctuation in newly introduced message on voting buttons: sometimes ends with a period, sometimes not.
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Commonmark -> CommonMark typo in automated CommonMark migration

Commonmark -> CommonMark typo in automated CommonMark migration Example from https://travel.stackexchange.com/posts/157697/revisions
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Typo on https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/posts

In https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/posts Most applications should use the question or answer specific methods, but /posts is available for those rare cases where any activity is of intereset. '...
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MathJax {alignat}: Typo in Warning

Minor bug/typo: Warning should say Argument to \begin{alignat} must be a positive integer, instead of ... must me a ... as shown below during an edit. (taken from Bin Packing with Relational ...
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Misspelling in bounties tab

The tab with bounties says 'bountied' instead of 'bounties':
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AI for proper grammar and spelling

I've noticed that there are a lot of people who edit posts. Even though they do an awesome job (I have a large vocabulary, but my grammar could use some work), I've noticed that most of (at least my) ...
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Typo in the user preferences - activity data checkbox tooltip

There is a typo in the user preferences page - Activity data checkbox tooltip. The tooltip text is Use On-Site Activity for Relevent Content The typo in the "Relevent", it should be "Relevant"
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Typo in the flag summary page banner

There is a typo in the Disputed flags page banner. The word agreement is as aggreement. Extra "g" is added. In plain text: When flags are reviewed by trusted members of the community and they are ...
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Spelling mistake in Stack Exchange, Inc. API Terms of Use page

In the Stack Exchange, Inc. API Terms of Use page, the first paragraph has a word with a spelling mistake. The word programmatically is displayed as programatically (with single m). ... a set of ...
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Typo on https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/create-filter

In https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/create-filter When the size of the parameters being sent to this method grows to large, problems can occur. This method will accept POST requests to ...
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Typo on https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/posts-by-ids

In https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/posts-by-ids: To find ids programatically look for post_id, answer_id, or question_id on post, answer, and question objects respectively. It should be: To ...
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Is it considered good practice to edit region based spellings? [duplicate]

Recently I've noticed that some of my questions/answers on various communities have been edited for reasons such as "spelling mistakes". They've included things such as changing "initialise" to "...
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Can I build a bot for Stack Exchange which fixes spelling and grammar?

I've been looking into the Stack Exchange API, and thinking of building a bot. I often see posts by new users that have poor spelling and grammar. I figure that a bot can easily do the job of fixing ...
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"Stack Overflow" or "SO"?

I have seen users with more reputation than me using "SO" instead "Stack Overflow" while asking questions on Meta Stack Exchange. Yesterday I asked a question on Meta Stack ...
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Inbox typo "exampe comment"

I just received an inbox notification for an "exampe comment" (sic): That should be "example comment".
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What's the preferred solution to other users writing my username wrong?

This is probably a weird and somewhat silly question, but recently, I've found that a couple of users have made the same typo in my username: Nzali instead of Nzall. If people accidentally make a typo ...
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Why doesn't the spell-checker work in question titles in Firefox?

I rely on using the spellchecker when writing my posts. I noticed that when I write in the title field the spell checker isn't available. In the body of the question the spellchecker does function ...
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Inconsistent typography in close reason

The text for the close reason “unclear what you’re asking” contains four apostrophes: three simplified typewriter apostrophes U+0027 and one correct typographic apostrophe U+2019. unclear what you're ...
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Spelling error in release notes

The iOS latest version of the SE app's release notes has a spelling error: The achievement bar button item will now stay in it's designated area The word it's is misspelled; there should be no ...
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Typo in roomba deletion reason: RemovedAbandonedClosed has an extra "d"

When a closed question gets automatically deleted, the reason of deletion which is displayed is "RemovedAbandonedClosed", but the help center says it should be "RemoveAbandonedClosed" (without the ...
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Typo when dismissing comment flags as moderator

Perhaps a minor issue, but the text that accompanies this action reads "comment flag dimissed" [sic]:
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Typo in Stack Snippets: "Javascript" should be "JavaScript"

That's not a pluralization bug, so I shouldn't expect Jeff coming to my house with a giant "S", right?
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Typo in the Terms of Service

I found a typo in the Terms of Service, section 4. When accessing the askubuntu.com, meta.askubuntu.com, or chat.askubuntu.com sites ("AskUbuntu"), Subscriber will also abide by the most ...
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Spelling correction in Tour page

In each site's Tour page (except MSE) under Improve posts by editing or commenting section the image describes about how to use comments. In that the content is as add comment but actually in the ...
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Spelling correction in comment everywhere privilege page

In each site's Comment Everywhere - Privilege page, under How do I comment? section the description is starting as "Click the add comment link under each post....." But actually in the posts add a ...
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Should the writing style be corrected by editors?

Some people put a bunch of sentences in one paragraph. Others like to separate their writing a bit more and would write the same thing in 2 or 3 paragraphs. Some people use a lot of abbreviations, ...
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Spelling mistake in Stack Exchange tool tip

I see a spelling mistake in Stack Exchange network profile page accounts tab's tool tip. The "across" is displaying "accross" in the accounts tab. But in reputation and activity ...
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Typo in "Stack Overflow Thanks YOU!" page [closed]

As can be seen here, highlighted in yellow color:
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Typo at /help/searching

At /help/searching, it says: Relative datas in a range (1y..) look back to the same date... But "data" is already plural! (Or, maybe, it's uncountable.) Also, and perhaps more importantly, "datas"...
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Please use proper en-dashes for ranges in SO Careers

Tagged spelling since some wonderful person is probably watching it for these quick fixes and it's in the same spirit as a simple typo. Please replace the hyphens on the careers profile page with en-...
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English as a second language - Is it acceptable to edit spelling and grammar? [duplicate]

This question refers specifically to questions posed by individuals that are clearly using English as a second language. It does not refer to people who are making minor mistakes in their native ...
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Correct spelling mistakes in titles [duplicate]

Should I take the effort to correct spelling mistakes in titles? I get a +2 from correcting, but this is a never-ending-task. Is this useful or should I spend my energy in something else?
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Typo on malware page

On https://stackexchange.com/about/malware , the second sentence reads: Please report any site proxing our content to Google here: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/spamreport That probably ...
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