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I found a bug on this website that allowed me to log in on my account without a password

https://stackexchange.com/about/security Describe to them in detail what you did, and where the security problem is. (My guess is that you used external authentication like google or openid)...
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Please fix spam detection

CJK characters were blocked on Ask Ubuntu in response to a wave of spam. The message is intentionally misleading, to discourage the spammers from just working around it. I've removed the block for ...
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I have less than 50 reputation but I recieved achievement that I can comment although I actually can't

This is actually fairly common. From an ex-SE employee: Take this example: Bob has 60 rep Bill accepts Bobs answer, Bob has 75 rep We trigger a message telling you now you have the bounty priv. ...
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Problem with the review section

First of all, no, you should not downvote duplicates just because they are duplicates! Duplicates are useful because they help direct users to the right answer. The search functionality of the site is,...
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The top menu has moved to the left

Sorry about that. I broke this while rolling out support for fixed topbar across all network sites. There's no graceful way to make this work right now with the custom bar in play as well. Not ...
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Adding a comment = audit failed?

Don't fret, you're not alone, all of us have failed the occasional tricky audit. Some of them are, what I call bad audits, but to stop people from robot reviewing they are a good thing and that is ...
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Yesterday it said that there were 200 thousand questions, now back to 199 thousand, how come?

There's a very dangerous monster that prowls the site at night, usually around 3 o'clock UTC she comes out. Half shark and half feline she roams with a waddling sidekick. Clearing the site of all old, ...
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who is http://viyals.com/, and why did I get routed through them to askubuntu.com?

Viyals appears to be some sort of scraper or more likely a site duplicate. My suggestion is to report them using Stack Exchange's Report function, since it seems to fall under the proxy category. ...
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"You have made too many incorrect reviews" What?

The ban you have trigged is part of the automated auditing system that all reviewers (even moderators) are passed through. You are presented with a post that was already dealt with by the community. ...
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Ad crap is causing browser errors, is this acceptable?

Thanks for letting us know! I've reached out to the advertiser to let them know about the error and I'll update here when it's resolved or I have more info. (FYI, I work on the SO Ad Ops team with ...
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I don't get hats when I log in

Looking at the hats I have, not one is for just logging in. They are for asking, answering and voting on the main site or meta. As you have never voted or edited or flagged any thing, you have not ...
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Login with Launchpad account not possible anymore

Sorry about this, I made some breaking changes to the page to fix an issue on mobile but forgot to make sure it still worked on desktop! This is fixed as of the next build which should happen ...
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Is this legal? Someone earned a bounty answering his question

No answer on that post has a bounty awarded to it yet. There's just an ongoing bounty on it, but it was started by another user, and not the one who wrote those posts. This is perfectly fine - both ...
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Why am I unable to retract this flag?

You can't retract the flag because it has already been processed. Once the flag has been processed (and marked "helpful" or been declined), there's no way to retract the flag. The flag in question ...
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How did this circular-referencing duplicate question happen?

The way this happened in the past was that question a and question b got various votes as duplicates of each other. question a is closed as a duplicate of b question b is closed for some non-...
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Plenty of broken image links

The problem with your first proposal is that it becomes impossible to update the image the i.stack.imgur.com URL points to. It is also worth pointing out that imgur.com URLs are not easy to memorize. ...
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Misleading review test

This happens often enough: a highly upvoted post is shown in review as a 0-score or downvoted post with user information anonymized (or sometimes replaced with an existing user's info, but one ...
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Insert link doesn't work as expected

It works fine for me. Note that this is the title, not the alt text. The text in the "enter image description" part is the alt text, used when the image couldn't be shown. The title is shown when you ...
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Big titles don't work on <kbd> tag

The purpose of the # element is not to create big, bold text but to mark the line as html-heading (see the editing help, section Styling/Headers) # is equivalent to <h1>...</h1> ## is ...
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Since a few days, no rep changes occur "in green", not getting pinged

A few days ago you lost a sizeable chunk of rep due to a user being removed. See May 25th. When you lose reputation, due to downvotes or vote reversals of any sort, we don't show you reputation ...
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Close reason are using HTTP instead of HTTPS

Invoking the great powers of JNat, this issue has been resolved smoothly. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
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Change the links in Ask Ubuntu Meta contact page

The UI I normally use for updating the text on this page is only available on main sites - it's a special CM-only hub with stats and special links that we need that allow us to do a variety of things. ...
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Changing reputation; somtimes it goes up, then down again

This should explain everything: VoteTypeId CreationDate DeletionDate TargetUserId TargetRepChange ---------- ----------------------- ----------------------- ------------ --------...
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url redirected to askubuntu question when the meta part is removed

I assume that when you wrote "Stack Overflow", you meant "Ask Ubuntu Meta". Ask Ubuntu (http://askubuntu.com) and Ask Ubuntu Meta (http://meta.askubuntu.com) are two completely different websites (...
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What's up with the late answers queue?

30 minutes ago, this feature request was tagged status-completed: I would like to raise the bar for late answers to enter the Late Answers Review Queue to 50 rep, which is the threshold after ...
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How did this circular-referencing duplicate question happen?

I can confirm that this should no longer happen. I just reopened one of the two and then tried to close it again. For science. I got: So this shouldn't be possible anymore. In any case, thanks for ...
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Plenty of broken image links

While there's a lot of improvement that can be made here, any changes will be slow to adopt. I think your ideas are great and echo a lot of what has been discussed in the past. The occasional image ...
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