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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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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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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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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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Should a “Work Type” Category be Added?

I posted a question regarding etiquette and the homework tag. I can see a lot of the viewpoints on the issue, and understand them. I actually had a pretty good idea for a solution i wanted to share. ...
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What's the post / commenting system used by Stack websites? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which tools and technologies build the Stack Exchange Network? I love this commenting system! I have no immediate plans on building a website that uses it, but I am curious as ...
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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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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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Unable to add image to post because of reputation or new user status [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can 10-rep users post images? I was trying to post photos (diagram) to clarify the ideas, but I coudn't do that because of the following: "We're sorry, but as a spam ...
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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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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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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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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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Sharing solved problems on SO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moving a personal technical blog to Stack Overflow/Server Fault I don't actually have a blog, not even a tech blog. Also I get an impression that if I had one it would be ...
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Question posting style

I joined Stack Overflow in January. Until now, I was very satisfied with this website. I was getting proper responses when posting questions out there. But for the last week, I am not getting any ...
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I'm having issues posting my first question on Stack Overflow

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but to be honest this post is mostly to test to see if the problem is with the body of my question. Every time I ask my question on Stack Overflow, I ...
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Should a regex question be posted on SO or Programmers Exchange?

I have some questions about specific regex expressions and problems. Which area is best suited for that type of question?
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Can I post how-tos (questions with provided answer) to stackoverflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I answer my own question? Sometimes It happens to me that: I have a question/problem or I'd like to know how to do something in the proper way; I don't find the answer in ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I get a picture inside my post? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I post a screenshot on Stack Overflow? I would like to to post a picture in a Stack Overflow question but it's not clear to me how to do so. Do I need to host it ...
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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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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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Posting an answer results in a 404 page when using Chrome

So I've typed in my answer, press post, and BAM: 404 Page. Go back (copy my answer) and refresh, the question is there. Try again, BAM: 404 Page. Here is the question : https://stackoverflow.com/...
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Datestamps changed days after question or answer posted

I posted a meta question a couple weeks back about receiving notifications sporadically or not at all from forum activity. I think I may have moved a step closer to the problem origin: This morning ...
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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 ...