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What's this cohhunity bulletin?

I thought it was some sort of joke I'd missed out on because I'd pursuing glory in other SE's, but no... It's just community bulletin... So, is anyone going to do anything about the fact that the font ...
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kerning issues - click reads like dick, letter spacing

Using Firefox 16.0.2 22 on Windows 8, I've had a hard time reading certain sentences. Browser is normal zoom. clean looks like dean. click looks like dick. Screenshot if you cannot see it: And ...
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Improperly prompting for career development tags in new questions

In the FAQ it plainly states that career advice questions are not appropriate. Yet when a new question is being asked you are prompted to input a tag, including the career-development. Perhaps we ...
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Please change the edit rules and correct the message for those lacking edit privileges

OK, so I edited a question in Programmers. The poster had misspelled a word, and I corrected it. I do this all the time in Stack Exchange. And... My correction was fewer than six character (because ...
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CSS Rule for Flagging comments bumps layout by 1px

I've noticed on Programmmers.SE that when you hover over the flag this comment button it bumps the surrounding container by 1px. After inspecting the css, I noticed these rules in all.css: .flag-off {...
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Search brings up deleted questions in results

Couple of days ago I started noticing deleted questions appearing in search results. At first I thought it was mod vision (moderators can search for deleted posts) but today when I happened to search ...
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Footer line floats up too high in the main review page

I'm seeing this on Chromium 22 (Windows & Linux) & Firefox 15 (Windows): The footer line is a bit in the way. Tried the usual clearing of caches/hard refresh but that doesn't seem to help....
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Favicon has white rather than transparent background

A minor point, but the new favicon (coffee cup) has a white rather than transparent background - unlike the other sites: Can we have a nice transparent background please?
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I shouldn't be review audited on my own posts

Was given a post to review I made myself about 2 weeks ago. Was "only a test" but I wonder if that's not something that should be filtered out...
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Is it possible to get +790 in under 48 hours, or is this a glitch? [closed]

I'm curious... Mr Skeet is heading up the May league tables. No problem with that, but a rep increase of +790 in under 2 days seems to be a mathematical impossibility, given he has no accepted answers ...
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What's the upper character limit for a post's size? (and implement a warning system for it)

I seem to have reached this limit while editing my answer to: I've inherited 200K lines of spaghetti code -- what now? This is a bit frustrating, as the editor didn't warn me, so I typed away ...
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“pi” character in Captcha… really?

I just got prompted by captcha to enter in the pi symbol. Not really possible on any keyboard I've seen. Could be an issue with the new site.
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How effective is the quality filter against this question with all-caps brief title and text?

The question DETERMINISTIC FINITE STATE MACHINE (10k link) had the content of: DESIGNING A SIMPLE DETERMINISTIC FINITE STATE MACHINE TO RECOGNISE A VALID DUT PASSWORD NUMBER. IT ,MUST FIRST INCLUDE ...
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Mod dialog in review doesn't show up properly (and a bonus feature request)

Let's start with the feature request. When reviewing answers we have two mod links, when reviewing questions we only have the one. Having the mod link under the post feels a bit more natural, as ...
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Network engineering's background on Programmers adverts is less than ideal

On the sidebar, this is what it looks like: Related from MSE from awhile back: Confusing placement of popular network question above related questions in the sidebar Please look at the other ...
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Why did the feed ban me from chat?

I was just banned from chat over this comment, which, to my eye looks fairly innocuous. Comment history before someone blew it away Clicking on the Feeds profile brought me to here Can anyone shed ...
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No notification for custodian badge

I've just discovered review and got two Custodian badges for it, sweet! But I never got a notification for them, as I did for every other badge, and only discovered them when I noticed my bronze badge ...
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Erratic reputation score movement?

Earlier in the day 27/02/2011, my reputation was 3445 and as of evening 27/02/2011 the same has reduced to 3408. I checked out my reputation graph and there shows no down votes either. Anyone's got ...
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I'm not sure if this is a global thing or a site-specific thing, but “too many recent edits” is useless

I'm editing a post, I spend a few minutes making changes, and I go to save it. I get an error message that simply says that I've made "too many recent edits". I don't even know what that means, aside ...
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The very first question if deleted cannot be retrieved until 2nd question is added

I have noticed one issue that very first question if deleted cannot be retrieved. The steps were: I asked 1 question today, which was down-voted. I realized that it should have not been asked in ...
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Locked posts shouldn't show up for review

This post came up while using the new "Review Low Quality Posts" tool, but it wouldn't let me vote because the post is locked. If you can't vote on it, it shouldn't pop up for review in the first ...
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The “&” in the title font doesn't look anything like an ampserand

This is supposed to read: Admin > Upcoming & Current Community Events. I don't know what the symbol is in there, but it certainly doesn't look like "&".
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Badge count experiencing cropping at 7 digits

If you have 7 digits of badges on Programmers.SE, you start to experience truncation: With 8 digits of badges, you really get chopped off: This isn't a problem on other Stack Exchange sites: ...
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Pop up for Low Quality comment options behind links

The popup for the 'leave a comment' is showing up behind the links at the top of the page: All of the following screen shots are from a mac. Original report in Safari: Fresh install of Firefox: ...
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UI - Vote up/down not highlighting

Has anyone else seen this happening? As of yesterday, when you voted up or down the site would highlight your vote. As of this morning, the vote count changes as expected but no hightlighting. I'm ...
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That's not really an ampersand, is it?

From our "what's reputation" help page: Can we get a good old ampersand please? The ligature has been around for almost 2000 years (early instances can be seen in Pompeian graffiti), I'm kinda used ...
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Close Dialog Display Bug

Whenever I open the close question dialog on my laptop's 13" display, the upper portion of the popup winds up on top of the "Questions Tags Users..." navigation bar, but due to an issue with the ...
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The size of user profile image in this forum is smaller than in other forums, why?

The size of user profile image in this forum (programmers.stackexchange.com) is smaller than in other forums (*.stackexchange.com or stackoverflow.com), why? In programmers.stackexchange.com, the ...
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Two accepted answers

This question has two accepted answers. How is that possible?
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Review page doesn't indicate already voted posts

Posts I've already voted on through normal browsing of the site, are not marked as such (red arrow) in the review page. It's more of an annoyance than a bug, if I try to vote again I get the "already ...
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Edit (and other bars) have a bad background

See the two attached screenshots.
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Grammar of Off topic close reason

So this question was closed at off topic, but the close reason took me back Questions on Programmers are expected to generally relate to indirectly relate to programming, within the scope ...
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Single flags verb agreement

English has verb agreement, where verbs have to agree in grammatical number with their subject. That rule is not being followed on the "Your flagging history" page:
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Sketchy Advice in the FAQ [closed]

In the FAQ under the heading What kind of questions should I not ask here?, the following advice is given: If your question would be of interest to … Professional and enthusiast programmers,...
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I see a link to dismiss a flag when I don't have the privileges to do so

I see a "dismiss" link beside a flag, but I don't have the privileges to dismiss flags. When I click on it, I get the yellow pop-up shown in the screenshot below:
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Why is there a subjective warning for questions on a meta-discussion site?

When I tried to post my last question on etiquette, I got this warning: The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed. If the warning shouldn't appear anywhere, you'd ...
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Bottom bar floating in middle of the page

The bottom bar (that black almost a straight line thing) is floating in the middle of the page on reviews. This may be a regression of: Footer line floats up too high in the main review page Line in ...
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Programmers.SE Theme partially covers rev/copyright notice [closed]

An extremely minor complaint/observation. The rev notice is partially obscured by the theme. I checked and no other SE sites seem to use images in that part of the footer so the "problem" is isolated ...
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no functionality in ie6 [closed]

Hi, Appreciate I'm in an extreme minority using ie6 (at work, where I have no choice to upgrade or use alternatives) but with the other stackexchange sites I use (stackoverflow and webmasters) I can ...
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Bug: incorrect links in 'What topics can I ask about here?'

I've just noticed that all links in the help section What topics can I ask about here? point to programmers.stackexchange.com. Links to the main parts of the site do resolve to softwareengineering....
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Review Audit quality?

Related question - Where to ask for advice regarding a review audit? I just ran into a review Audit: The question for which the first post occured was: Are certifications worth it? I checked the ...
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Footer line isn't where it's supposed to be in review stats and history

This is how the stats for the low quality posts queue looks like: Same thing happens in the history tab, for example check out the first posts history. Just in case this is browser specific, I'm on ...
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Problem with the site introductory text

The following text is shown to non logged in users. Italic is mine. Welcome New User Programmers is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for people who love indirectly relate to ...
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Confusing Closing -> Off Topic dialog

The dialog for closing questions as being off topic lists the following reasons: Questions about specific programming problems encountered while writing code are off-topic, but can be asked on ...
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Footer lines inconveniently positioned when editing from the first posts review queue

The footer line is misbehaving again and overlapping the edit preview when editing a post from the "First Posts" review queue (possibly others?) This is from Chrome 28 on Linux: This from ...
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Why are the visited link colors swapped?

In the main list of questions, we have dark blue for visited and light blue for not. Okay. But in the related tab for any question, it's light blue for visited and dark blue for not. This is ...
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Badges and tag “X” buttons misplaced

While I only have one badge, it is appearing incorrectly on meta: While I was reporting this bug, I noticed that the "X" button that appears in the tag field is misplaced as well:
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“more” link in footer is hardly viewable

In the footer, the more link is hardly view-able due to the free handed image in the background, when select the Technology sites. Screenshot for reference:
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Doesn't indicate results are capped at 5,000 results

On SO when a search returns > 5,000 results it indicates the results have been capped a 5,000 by displaying the number of results as "5,000+" On P.SE it only displays the "5,000" without the plus at ...
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Bug in votes left notification

Since the maximum amount of votes went from 30 to 40, there's a small bug in the code showing the yellow "votes left" notification box. When I vote 40 times on a day, I get the following notifications,...