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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Duplicate error messages when posting answer

If the user inserts in his answer a link to jsfiddle (for example: http://jsfiddle.net/asd123) without providing some code, the following error is thrown: Links to jsfiddle.net must be accompanied ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there any strange bug in posting or is it just someone joking? [closed]

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8139589/how-to-get-total-records-count-of-posts-for-particular-date-in-facebook-api and How to get total records count of posts for particular date were posted in a ...
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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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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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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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Community Wiki checkbox reset on question submission error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Validation Fail - Unchecks Wiki/Email On a question error, such as: Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: must include one of these tags -- bug feature-...
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Overzealous editing out of a single non-English phrase? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are taglines & signatures disallowed? Is English required on Stack Overflow? Being still somewhat of a new active user of SO I am a bit unsure of the culture here. I ...
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Why do the websites of stackoverflow never get inappropriate posts

I have been an active member of most of the websites of Stack Overflow for the last couple of months now. In this time I have never seen an inappropriate post of any kind. By inappropriate I mean a ...
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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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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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Is there a way to post and edit questions on Stack Overflow from the command line?

I'm getting tired of using the web form to submit and edit questions on Stack Overflow. Is there a way to do this using the text editor of your choice and a command line tool? If not, is there an API ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Checking for non-existent tags when posting appears to take forever due to spinning icon

When posting a new question on any SE, as you type in tags the browser fetches autocomplete suggestions. If you type something that has even one match, you get a very fast drop down list of options. ...
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So, no “funny” titles allowed here? How “useful” should a title be?

This morning I posted a question on some relatively advanced aspects of C++. Its title was: "c ++ is like a femme fatale that burns through lovers but I still want to get to know it - 1." (Later ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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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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Can't post questions to StackOverflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Having trouble submitting question on Stackoverflow So I'm trying to post a question to StackOverflow, but I keep getting the error that users with less than 125 reputation ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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?