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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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Make it easier to link to documentation for common technologies

(This is related to "Advanced Syntax Ideas" but not quite the same.) I don't know how many links I add to docs in one day of posting, but it's a lot. I've made this somewhat easier with "smart ...
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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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How much code is too much?

I'm banging my head against the wall trying to find a decent example of the Twisted framework with GTK. I had the idea to use SO to get me going, so my idea was to: Write a simple PyGTK program ...
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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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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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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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I click Post Your Question on Stack Overflow (not meta), but nothing happens

I'm trying to post a question at Stack Overflow (not meta), but when I type Post Your Question, nothing happens, the question is not submitted. The question title is "contract IDs", the question body ...
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I can't post my question because of the “indentation”! How do I fix this?

I entered over 100 lines of code for my question, and then pressed "Submit" on Stack Overflow. The website gave me an error, saying that my code was formatted wrong. It suggested that I use the Ctrl+K ...
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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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Error unreadable when attempting add new tag [duplicate]

I tried to submit a question, but I kept being told that I couldn't submit and that I should "check the error above." There was no visible error. I had to find it in the source for the page. It ...
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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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Improving Question-Asking - Looking for Suggestions

Before you read my piece, I would like to tell you why this is not a duplicate of my previous question, How can I improve my questions to regain the ability to ask questions on StackOverflow? That was ...
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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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Posting Answers instead of Questions

While Q&A sites are certainly a good place to find answers to one's problems, I think it would be better to collect solutions. During my daily work I quite often solve a specific problem. Wouldn't ...
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Show my posts deleted by me on my Activity page [duplicate]

It is possible to edit my own deleted post. status-completed However, it is not possible to know what posts of mine I deleted. status-declined The combination of the two seems silly. I can delete my ...
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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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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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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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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 “cancel” posting a question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Manually clear saved question drafts I looked at the related questions and they didn't seem to fit, so sorry if this is a duplicate question. I am getting really good at the "...
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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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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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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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Post text-area Resize Issue [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Magically reposition it when changing size of question body input box On some Browser's the text-area(wmd-input) where Post content is ,it is being resized Horizontally and ...
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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 ...