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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 ...
Shog9's user avatar
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11 votes
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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 ...
Adam Lear's user avatar
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10 votes
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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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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 ...
Denimjean's user avatar
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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 ...
Mark Kirby's user avatar
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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 ...
Kasra Rahjerdi's user avatar
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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 ...
Catija's user avatar
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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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8 votes
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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. ...
Catija's user avatar
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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 ...
terdon's user avatar
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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 ...
Marco Ceppi's user avatar
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Shortcuts to SE sites do not work

According to this meta post the format is: [Linux.se] and [ElementaryOS.se] [something.se] – link to something.stackexchange.com, if that site exists. Link text is the site name. Use [ubuntu.se]...
Yaron's user avatar
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7 votes
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Bug with new top bar

Thanks for reporting! Fix for this is waiting in repo for next build so should be up in couple hours.
Paweł's user avatar
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Final code block is rendered differently from Edit preview

This has to do with the age of the post and is in fact happening by design. When it was created in December 2018, Stack Exchange didn't support ``` code fences. It did, however, support ``` as a way ...
Brian Nickel's user avatar
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Why does the tag `20.10` Even exist If it is off topic?

I think you're slightly confused about the timing. 20.10 may be End of Life and offtopic now but it was on topic at the time. We can update the tag description (and people do do that regularly) and ...
Thomas Ward's user avatar
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6 votes
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Links in HTTPS site are always HTTP

Solution If you need HTTPS to protect your privacy on all pages of Ask Ubuntu, install the HTTPS Everywhere browser extension and it will modify all requests by replacing http: with https:. ...
Lorenzo Ancora's user avatar
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Why have I just received another two Marshal badges?

We just did a major revamp of how badges are awarded behind the scenes to drastically reduce the load on SQL Server. It now takes advantage of some pre-compute work we're doing to track badge progress ...
Adam Lear's user avatar
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6 votes
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Why does the system floor-round the time before review queues reset?

Would you think it a problem if this were rounded up (2:01 hours => 3 hours, for example)? If you wouldn't, someone would. We had to pick something (given limited screen real-estate), so that's what ...
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