Questions tagged [posting]

The posting tag is primarily used when asking questions about why you're running into issues posting questions/answers/comments on SE sites.

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Post Overflow

In replying to Text Alignment Problem on SO, hyperslug wondered what would happen if a non-breaking character string was added to a post. What he discovered is that unlike a code block which wraps ...
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“Body must be at least <x> characters” pops up even when I'm not trying to post

This message: Comes up every time the answer textbox that has text in it loses focus. The textbox losing focus should never result in this error message unless you press "post your answer". This is ...
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Don't send request to the server if content hasn't changed

For example, when you press "Save edits" on comment, the request will be send to the server, even though the content of the comment wasn't changed. You can check the content before sending to reduce ...
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Question repeatedly refused for unclear code-formatting reasons

I can't believe how difficult it is to post a question on Stack Overflow. I keep getting the following message: Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: Your post appears to contain ...
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Why ON earth is stackoverflow more strict than the other sites? [duplicate]

On stack overflow, it is much easier to see the You post cannot be submitted due to the volume of spam and abuse originating from your network error. Also this you can only post every 90 minutes ...
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If I cannot post something, please let me know before I type it and try to post it

Once I found a question that I knew the answer to, so I decided to try to post an answer. After I finished typing, I clicked answer, and there was a message saying "We are no longer accepting answers ...
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'Enter' is instantly submitting questions and answers on Android

How are you supposed to to start a new paragraph or line break on here using a basic keyboard? Or maybe I should ask "What's the preferred method?", as using the normal button (Enter) will post a ...
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When clicking a tag element in the preview of a post I am writing, shouldn't the default be to open that tag in a new tab?

The title pretty much is all I am asking. I was just writing an answer in which I wanted to use a tag like-this. I wasn't sure if I spelled it correctly hence I clicked it, and rather than opening a ...
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How to ask a mathematics question using the right symbols and operators?

I am not able to use some special symbols like for theta, alpha and all similar symbols. Also, how to get on with the exponent and fraction?
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Infrequent data-corrupting bug when writing “values ”

Stack Exchange suffers from some zero-width space characters being inserted in the post data quite infrequently when the text "values " (with a trailing space) is being used. For people not too ...
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What is the preferred method to requesting enabling video embedding in an SE site's posts?

I have seen various meta questions either asking for a specific site to have video embedding turned on or discussing which sites have it turned on, but nothing about how to request it. What is the ...
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New user changes post after I answered [duplicate]

A new user completely changed this question after I answered it. Is this allowed? I suspect this is because new users cannot post more than 2 questions. I feel angered by this, as it wasted my hard ...
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Why does half of my question not show in the preview? [duplicate]

When I post, half of my question isn't shown. Why is this?
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I was posting an answer, but it ended up appearing twice under a different question - bug?

I was posting an answer to this question. Something strange happened that I do not understand (involving me clicking the go back button of my browser somehow) and now the answer appears TWICE under ...
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How can I see if my unposted question (or answer) is saved?

I am not a native English speaker (and probably a lot of SO users aren't either), and when I read some of my questions a few times, maybe later, especially if the question was written when I was tired,...
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“You can only post every [x] minutes”, despite deleting post

I posted a question on a SE site this morning, but after posting, realised there was a mistake in my question which was going to take me a little time to correct, so instead of leaving the bad ...
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How can this post have nothing in it, no chars at all when opening the edit box?

Referring to this post. It's been deleted. So here is a screenshot: And this is when opening the edit box: There is nothing there. Its revision history after being deleted; How is this possible? ...
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Can someone show me how to use HTML or other coding for links? [duplicate]

I had a perfectly reasonable request that I create a link with words instead of a 'bare link'. Another person gave me an example, but I don't understand it and should not ask that in comments. Could ...
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500 Error when attempting to post an update to my profile page on dataSE

Looks like an intermittent issue. I couldn't update my profile page on dataSE a few hours ago: but now its working. Any explanation?
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Draft a question

Would it be possible to draft a post/questions, as this could be good in creating, editing and formatting questions prior to posting them. I have searched the meta and found this post in reference to ...
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What is the AcceptedAnswerId field in Stack Overflow data MSR 2015? [duplicate]

I mean, how can I find the total list of description for AcceptedAnswerId in the post schema?
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Newly posted question content appears in the wrong place

Something has gone horribly wrong. Here's what I did: Start writing a new question in the iOS app. Type a title, then tap one of the suggested/related questions. Tap a link to the question which it ...
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Posted question shows wrong origination date : yesterday is incorrect [duplicate]

I posted a question (How do I read ERD Notation (crow's feet) to convert to Natural Language?) on Wednesday, 02/17/2015, but it is showing that I asked the question "yesterday". All of the ...
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Unicode characters in answer garble the entire page [duplicate]

Over on Science Fiction & Fantasy, we've had a couple of answers containing some Unicode characters that spilled over onto the rest of the page. The comments were deleted and edited to push the ...
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What should you do when you realize that the question you asked wasn't really the question you meant to ask?

On Writers Stack Exchange, I wrote about whether or not it was plagiarism to heavily borrow from a single nonfiction writer when you write a piece of fiction. I was quickly corrected and told I should ...
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Is there a way to know how long is left until I can post another question? [duplicate]

When I try to add a second question to a S.E. community and get this: It makes me a bit depressed. S.E. has great design and UX but I really wish there was a little counter to tell you when you can ...
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How do you make advanced spoilers?

Is it possible to make spoilers inside blockquotes? > text > more text > >! spoilery text > text > more text How about multiline spoilers? >! Spoiler >! Mor Spoilerz >! ...
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Can advanced spoilers be implemented? [duplicate]

From this question, it was suggested that advanced spoilers be implemented, such as multiline spoilers and block elements (like quotes) inside spoilers. Can these features be added? Adding this would ...
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“Problem” word filter can be circumvented in a search engine compatible way

This is not about the merits of the filter. But it exists, and its implementation is so limited it is ineffective, with good, easy workarounds. I consider this to be a bug. You might feel ...
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Cannot attach image from Android app

Why can't I attach an image from the Android app when posting a question on a Stack Exchange site?
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Part of my post was replaced with random gibberish

An answer that I posted on Meta.Programmers was rather broken, with a block quote replaced by apparently random letters and numbers. Aarthi fixed it with a non-breaking space, but I don't understand ...
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It is good practice to use deleted post as a draft?

I'm aware there are drafts which are auto-saved, but I don't want to risk of losing my half-finished answer. Some SE sites even created special sandboxes on meta for that reason. Therefore it is a ...
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Catch-22 situation: Link limit for new users prevents me from answering

I'm new to Stack Overflow. I was hoping it would be a way for me to share my experience and help people. I've just spent more than an hour writing an answer, with links to the appropriate MSDN ...
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Allow comment markdown shortcuts in (meta?) questions and answers

Background I've thought about this on several occasions and always assumed someone already asked for it, but I can't find any duplicates. In comments (and on chat), we can use some handy little ...
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What is Anonymous answering / answers

Recently, I came through a question answered by Anonymous. First I thought it as some account and I found lo link with the name. Below is the screenshot; What are Anonymous postings?
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When should/could I post a question to chat?

I have been an active user of the javascript and php chat rooms on stackOverflow. Yesterday I had a C++ question (which has since been deleted) and since it was urgent to my work I posted it (after I ...
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How does Stackoverflow measure “quality”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What can I do when getting “It does not meet our quality standards”? Should the metrics used to filter good and bad questions be opened? Make the "Sorry, we can't ...
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Is there a limit to how much code one can post?

I wanted to post my code in a question and it's at present, 90+ lines long. Is it ok to post the whole thing, or should I try and only post the most important pieces?
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How do I get notified about updates to my questions?

it is a good idea to search before asking a question. Let's say I want to know if I can be informed (not via email) that there is anything new happening in the question I posted or I added to my ...
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Posting questions by email?

I want to be able to ask a question by sending an email to some special email address for Stack Overflow. I have found this convenient in other situations like Google Groups, blogging, and Facebook ...
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The don't-lose-your-work message displays “null” if there isn't any work

Steps to reproduce: Go to a question Type an answer Delete contents of the answer Click on a link such as Unanswered IE7/8: The error message will read null instead of the normal You have started ...
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How do I post an example of a CSV to Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I'm trying to ask a question about combining CSV files in Python, and since I'm new to this site I can't post images of it. How do I create a column by row example like this post has done?
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Cannot understand what problems the quality filter has with my question

I can't figure out what Stack Overflow wants from my question. My code is formatted correctly and indented properly and I am still told it is not. I have been trying to post a short question with ...
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Show some sort of popup if a user uses code in their post and does not format it correctly

For example I have seen people post questions and answers like this: You should use instead of because does not do what you think it should do and does what you want. But it should have looked ...
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Warn about inclusion of unnecessary tags in question titles at the time of posting

This search will reveal a ton of questions with c# in their title, which are also already tagged as c#: [c#] is:question title:c# Currently there are 93,199 such questions. In rare cases it may be ...
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Display relevant tag badges next to posts [duplicate]

Each question has some tags. If a user asking a question or posting an answer has tag badges that match the tags used in the question, can those tag badges be displayed next to the user? For example, ...
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What happens if someone imitates other answers? [duplicate]

I don't know how I got this idea, sorry if it is already asked. I searched but couldn't find. Let's say there is a question and X person writes first answer with low quality. Then Y person comes and ...
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Where is the question I just posted?

How long does it take for a posted question to become available? I posted a question about 30 minutes ago and I can't find it. The title is "Android Client won't bind to Service".
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Has the post-closing grace period gone?

I was writing an answer to this a moment ago and, perhaps 10 seconds before I submitted it, I saw a notification in the corner of my eye. It turns out that this notification was for the question ...
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Why do I get the “confirm navigation” message every time I submit a post on Stack Overflow?

Every time I enter a question on Stack Overflow and hit "post your question", I get this: The question still posts without any problems, but the confirmation dialog is really annoying. OS: Ubuntu 13....