Linked Questions

42
votes
1answer
1k views

What are these notices under my post?

My post has been marked with a notice in a box underneath it. What should I do about this? Who attaches notices to posts? What kinds of notices are available? What should I do if I think a notice ...
40
votes
1answer
3k views

What is a tag wiki? How do I write a good one?

As the title says: What are tag wikis, and how do I write a good one? Return to FAQ index
39
votes
1answer
2k views

Why should I register my account?

I can use many of the site's features while unregistered. I am looking for a simple explanation of what benefits a user can have from registering. For more information, see "Why should I create an ...
39
votes
1answer
2k views

How often do CAPTCHAs appear? [duplicate]

Really just looking for honest answers from fellow users for this one. How often do you get CAPTCHAs, and what were you doing when it appeared? Some future scripts I'm working on may attempt ...
38
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I read the history of my reputation?

When I visit the reputation tab of my profile, I see a lot of stuff. I can make out some of it, but not all. What do all the event types mean? Why do some events show an odd reputation gain or not ...
38
votes
1answer
5k views

What do “watched tags” and “ignored tags” do?

What are watched tags and ignored tags? How do they work? What are tag subscriptions? What are interesting tags? On Stack Overflow, the content of the main page question list appears to be influenced ...
29
votes
1answer
2k views

Flagging a post for moderator review

Suppose I want to have someone with moderator abilities review a post. What would be the best way to flag this? Is there already some standard way to do this that I don't know about? For more ...
22
votes
1answer
3k views

How do I remove an OpenID or login?

How do I remove login credentials (emails or OpenIDs) from my account? For more information, see "How do I add or move login credentials from my account?" in the Help Center. Return to FAQ Index
20
votes
1answer
530 views

How do I see which of my questions are not accepted?

I want to quickly see all questions I have asked where I have not accepted an answer. How do I do this? Return to FAQ index
18
votes
1answer
690 views

I lost control of my account before registering, can it be recovered?

I asked and answered a question on an SE site without registering. I was accessing my unregistered account through my browser, which kept me logged in. However, someone reset my cookies and now I've ...
17
votes
1answer
618 views

What is the weekly newsletter? Who composes them?

Each Stack Exchange site has a weekly email newsletter. What is in the newsletter? Who composes them and selects what is included? How do I subscribe and unsubscribe to a newsletter? Return to FAQ ...
17
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I view the recent replies to things I have written?

How can I see recent activity, such as when someone answers one of my questions, leaves a comment reply to me, edits one of my posts, or votes on my posts? How do I see recent activity on my "...
14
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I log in to my Stack Exchange account if my current account provider is blocked?

I usually log in to a Stack Exchange site using Facebook as my account provider. However, I'm currently in an environment where Google and Facebook are blocked, or I'm experiencing a bug with the ...
7
votes
1answer
616 views

Why did I receive a message saying I have been granted a privilege, yet I don't have enough reputation?

The site shown a message saying I have been granted a privilege, but the reputation required for that privilege is higher than the one I actually have. What happened? Return to FAQ index
1754
votes
0answers
91k views

FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. ...

15 30 50 per page