Yesterday I have obtained the "vote down" privilege. Some days ago I have obtained this privilege in other site of StackExchange, too.

But today I see this. The URL is correct and send to here, but... what's happened?

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    You seem to have obtained the secret TeX.SX priviledge to write some Chinese(???) characters in unicode font. Ask Joseph Wright about this ;-) (Ok, this comment is completely off-topic)... Strange bug it is, mmmh Yoda would say ;-)
    – user31729
    Mar 2, 2015 at 14:07
  • @joseph-wright, it seems that I have need your help. Now the site is all right, as yesterday. I have obtain this "secret priviledge" only for a morning. Mar 2, 2015 at 14:36
  • Doesn't seem to be mentioned on MSE. However, a similar bug appeared couple days ago with Portuguese. This is probably of similar origin and shouldn't be persistent.
    – yo'
    Mar 2, 2015 at 18:24
  • Do not worry. This is a minor bug (the URL was - and is - correct and now I do not see it more). I have reported it only because I do not knew if was a general problem. Mar 2, 2015 at 18:31
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    This is (mostly) a caching problem. We have a fix in mind, will try it out soon.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Mar 2, 2015 at 23:50
  • As I have said, now the site works well for me. I hope it's so for all. Mar 3, 2015 at 8:16

1 Answer 1


Internationalization seems to be the Vietnam of Stack Exchange Network.

A fix has been pushed out and we've even improved the tools a bit, so hopefully this won't happen again*.

* I'm not betting on that, though :)

  • Ok, and thank you for your answer. But, why "Vietnam"? Google Translate says that this is Japanese and its translation is "Against vote". Mar 3, 2015 at 18:33
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    "Vietnam" here refers to the Vietnam War and how it was deemed "un-winnable"; I'm using it because now that we've done i18n, we're constantly finding bugs, breaking things, and adding overhead. Mar 3, 2015 at 18:48
  • Ah! Only now I have understood. :-) Thanks. Mar 3, 2015 at 19:51

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