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Unnecessary CSS property causing all manner of problems for UserScripts

The CSS for both Ask Ubuntu and Ask Ubuntu Meta contains a useless CSS value. (When I say useless, I mean that it doesn't affect the page at all if removed.) As you can see, the .container for the ...
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Incorrect Consecutive days visit count

I always check out Askubuntu and WordPress Answers several times a day. I have been a consecutive visitor of both for 59 days now. MY profile over at WPA shows it right but AskUbuntu is not. How can ...
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Chat: Issue in Communicating On Chat

In the chat system i was able to talk. However, due to some strange issue in the system, the box in which I can type a message into disappeared, and I cannot get it back. Applies to any system I log ...
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Two visual annoyances in the header [closed]

Not really bugs, but: Can we please get the same arrow to expand SE and user menus? Please vertically center the links left to the search field.
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Rep change bug in new user overlay

The user overlay shows more rep points gained in the current week than in the current month: Given that we are in the middle of a month, I'd say that's a bug.
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user dropdown privilege link goes to non-existent page.

In the new username drop-down, if I click on the 'privileges' link here on meta.askubuntu, it directs me to a nonexistent webpage: http://meta.askubuntu.com/privileges .
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top bar style for ask ubuntu

The Top bar for Ask Ubuntu (and Meta) doesn't seem to have enough space from the top of the window area. When a notification (badge, welcome/faq) etc appears, it is very close to the text. This seems ...
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Bounty allocated amount looks odd

When a bounty is allocated to an answer, the bounty amount is shown against it. This kind of looks weird in Ask Ubuntu In contrast, the bounty allocated amount in Super User is much.. better
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Why there is no "You've gained the privilege" when you pass 1000 reputation points?

I just passed 1k reputation on askubuntu.com (hooray, carry on). When other reputation privilege milestones are passed (at least each time I can remember), there is nice "You've gained the privilege" ...
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The "emphasis" symbol in the editor design issue.

As you can see in the screenshot above, there is a small, light grey line to the right of the "Emphasis" icon in the editor. That shouldn't be there, right?
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Vertically misaligned tags

The vertical alignment of the tags is incorrect on Firefox. .post-tag { vertical-align: middle; } Should fix this
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I'm getting the suggested edits notification even though I'm a <10k rep user

Every now an then, the suggested edits notification pops up, but I'm not allowed to visit https://askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits (getting the Page not found page), so I guess it's a mod tool for ...
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Design bug in Editing Review, Notifications don't disappear

Unfortunately, I've foolishly closed the tab before I thought to take a screen shot. I saw a link beneath a question, edit (1), and clicked on it. A notification popped up saying something like that ...
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Cannot italicize words containing an underscore or an asterisk

This doesn't work: *emphasized_text* _emphasized_text_ *emphasized*text* _emphasized*text_ This works: <i>emphasized_text</i> **more_bold** **more*bold**
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Why can I create tags at 150 rep

I was wondering why is that I can create tags at 150 rep only. On other sites that limit is 500 rep and how come I can retag questions 200 rep EDIT:For that I have to edit the question too which ...
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Number of people chatting

I know it's a small thing but to suggest there's 24 people chatting in the Ask Ubuntu rooms is misleading.
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Line break glitch with code tag

Line breaks with code involved leave a thin piece of the code formatting in the previous line: This only seems to happen with the Opera browser (ver. 11.00/11.01).
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Is the ubuntu-desktop tag immortal ?

As of 2011-01-18, Jeff Atwood deleted the ubuntu-desktop tag. One day later there are already new ubuntu-desktop questions. Considering all askers are relatively new to askubuntu, I suppose they were ...
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Voting on questions, answers and comments does not work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sidebar is all messed up. Voting on askubuntu.com is completely broken. Each time I try to press the vote buttons on questions, answers and comments, I get an error: An ...
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Sidebar is all messed up.

Either something isn't being escaped properly or there's been some new HTML that bodges the site. I'm seeing this behaviour on both the main site and meta.
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Site is broken on WinXP+IE7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Internet Explorer 7 Support? Askubuntu.com looks odd on my work machine with WinXP and IE7: The header bar contains only the @ icon but all the rest (username etc.) is gone, ...
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Unable to log in to chat

When I try to enter the General chat room, the message "You must be logged in to talk" is displayed. Clicking "logged in" takes me to a page titled "Change OpenID" which lists OpenID providers. When ...
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"meta" and "parent" navigation links in header missing

Main site: On meta: Update: also on the meta bar the chat link sends me to http://chat.meta.askubuntu.com/ which does not work
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Refers simply to "Ubuntu" on the welcome bar

Clearly this should say "Welcome to Ask Ubuntu!" - it's the little things that matter...
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Little Bug with layer order on askubuntu

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post, but i recently found a little rendering bug on this site. It's a problem of the z-index and the order of layers. Note: the red notification box was ...
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It takes too much reputation to quickly close a thread

It currently takes 3000 reputation to close a thread and there are only 15 people who aren't moderators who have 3000+ reputation points. I thought the premise of the Stack sites was that they're for ...
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Tone down the grey for formatting code/commands?

This answer is really brutal on the eyes however I think it's key to have filenames and commands with that kind of formatting. Maybe perhaps toning it down a bit? Similar in shade to the blockquote ...
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Comment "edited" icon is too big...

As you can see the circle outline is bigger than the space alloted for it, which causes it be "cut off".
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Problem with the "Announcer" badge page...

https://askubuntu.com/badges/57/announcer As you can see in the above screenshot, if the question is too long, the information about the user who received the Announcer badge is cut off.
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Upload image from web: Does not accept IDNs

It's all in the title, really. I entered a URL and had to edit http://filedump.ýes.info/UbuntuPartitions.png to http://filedump.xn-es-zka.info/UbuntuPartitions.png. It appears to be failing here too ...
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Blockquote button broken?

Blockquote Blockquote> HelloBlockquote Blockquote Above is an example of what I get when trying to create a blockquote using the toolbar button. I'm fairly sure this isn't what's meant to happen. I'...
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Privileges page missing site title.

On https://askubuntu.com/privileges there are several instances of the site title missing: When your fellow users vote up your questions and answers on Ubuntu, you generate reputation. Should be "...
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"Please vote on merge poll" ... which has been closed for two months?

Today, I've created an account on askubuntu, and I got the "important notice" bar at the top of the screen, urging me to vote in the Ubuntu&Unix merge/no-merge poll. After clicking through, I was ...
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feed icon link is wrong in firefox

the askubuntu.com site has a rss/atom feed which is available via the rss icon in the awesomebar of firefox. if you click on that icon, the page firefox wants to open is feed://http//askubuntu.com/...
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My comments are being posted when I move to another window...

I start writing a comment... then I might move to another window to do something... time passes... I do many things in many windows... Then I come back to complete my askubuntu comment... and it has ...
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(New) DNS Issues

The following two addresses are not currently resolving to the expected webpages: http://www.askubuntu.com (see downforeveryoneorjustme.com) http://chat.ubuntu.stackexchange.com (see ...
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Add a space to "Google description"

If I Google "Ask Ubuntu" the sites description says: AskUbuntu is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for people who love Ubuntu. It's 100% free, no registration required. ...
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The "Ask Question" link opens up previous question in "Edit" mode.

Clicking on "Ask Question" takes me to expected URL:, but the displayed page is primed with the tags, title, and contents of my previous question: What is going on here? I have tried two different ...
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Page not foundin on meta , when i click in click on my reputation score

click on your reputation score, view reputation privileges i obtain this page page not found : https://meta.askubuntu.com/privileges
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Chat FAQ auto inlining condition unclear

I found a little inconvenience: in the FAQ it says: "Some links will be automatically inlined if posted on a single line by themselves [...]" but if I write Text in the chatbox and enter a new line by ...
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Logo Squashed in Chat

When I signed into chat today, the logo at the bottom-right looks like this. Marco Ceppi commented on it: I know they did some changes to chat yesterday to fix the API - there may have also been a ...
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In-house chat Ad broken?

I've noticed for the past few days that the Visit House advertisement on the right doesn't properly show the most active rooms. Is this just me or is there a problem in showing the correct rooms?
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Wrong reputation scale on FAQ

On the FAQ page the reputation scale from the Public BETA is still present where it should reflect the current scale.
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Incorrect new user text box

Q: What is Ubuntu? A: Apparently, Ubuntu is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for people who love Ubuntu. I think Canonical may not approve of that assessment ;). Don't know if this ...
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Can we make the "ask question" button stand out more? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please make the “Ask Question” button on AskUbuntu more prominent I'm new to askubuntu.com and when I first wanted to ask a question it took me a while to find ...
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Line height bug in h1 tags

I've seen the bug on Line spacing cosmetics but it doesn't seem to address the bug I'm seeing. If you take a look at this bug, on my screen at least (Ubuntu 10.04 Firefox 3.6.10 1280x800), the h1 ...
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If "About Me" is blank we have a grey square on the user page that mean nothing

It has took me time to understand why there is a strange grey square on my user page and to figure out what it is. I think there should be a text like "No description" or maybe we can just remove it ...
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Links in <code> spans are indistinguishable from normal <code> spans

Here's the real life example that triggered this: Make sure you check for duplicates before adding new entries. For example, search pitivi inquestion:this before adding PiTiVi. :)
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Preformatted text is insufficiently distinct?

The background used for answers on askubuntu.com is slightly grey; this makes preformatted text such as this stand out significantly less than on, say stackoverflow.com. I think this requires a ...
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Typo in welcome banner

The welcome banner says Welcome to Q&A site for Ubuntu users and developers image: It should probably say Welcome to the Q&A site for Ubuntu users and developers or, Welcome to Q&...

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