Questions tagged [stack-overflow]

Questions specific to stackoverflow.com should be asked on meta.stackoverflow.com; such questions will be closed here. This is for questions about the Stack Overflow site that still relate to the SE network as a whole. Questions about Stack Overflow (the company) should be tagged [company] instead.

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Can you please get rid of the rating system [migrated]

Being down-rated without being told why is extremely frustrating on sites like stackoverflow. I've been with SO for nearly 9 years. I used to find it really useful. But now everyone of my questions ...
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Could we possibly get a “featured program” section for profiles on Stack Overflow?

I would love to see a section on profiles where users could post small code snippets (<75ish lines) that they are particularly proud of. This could be a form of self recognition for advancing in a ...
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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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How to query for the most popular job tags in Data Explorer

I'm just looking for a way to query the most popular tags in Stack Overflow Jobs, but I can't find anything related to it, I mean, a Jobs column or table or so. Is there a means to accomplish that ...
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What are my choices when I don't receive any correct answers for my bounty question? [duplicate]

I've asked a question on Stack Overflow with a bounty. Assume I have received three answers, but all of them are incorrect and not what I asked. I clearly mentioned what my problem was and what I'm ...
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Listing companies which has no job posts? [migrated]

You can navigate to that kind of companies through a 'developer story' of a specific user, but cannot list them on https://stackoverflow.com/jobs/companies. Is this possible or this feature is not ...
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Questions per page resets when you go to the next page [duplicate]

While using https://stackoverflow.com/questions, I experienced the following issue with the Questions page. I selected the number of questions per page to be 50. However, when I navigated to the ...
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My thought on the “Minimal, Complete, and Verifiable example” [closed]

I am not a very active user on stackoverflow, but during my ten-year career as a developer I have often asked questions and received satisfactory answers. I noticed with disappointment that the only ...
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How to calculate “top % all time”

I've been using the fact that my profile says "top 5% all time" as a bragging factor to demonstrate my knowledge to clients. Now that I'm active again on the site it's started saying "top 2% this ...
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Why is “Post Your Question” button in Ask Question grayed out? [closed]

Why when I try to ask a question on Stack Overflow, the "Post Your Question" button is grayed out? But when I go to DBA Stack Exchange, or here (Meta Stack Exchange), the button is not grayed out?
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Will we get our reputation back if bounty is not answered in SOF [2019]? [duplicate]

I saw many other old posts which states that we won't get our reputation back but I would like to know whether stackoverflow has added an option for it or not? If there is no feature till now please ...
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Area 51 has the same logo as Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Consider: I'm not sure if it's reproducible, but it doesn't change after refresh either. It seems to be a bug. Even here:
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Stack Overflow loads extremely slow and sporadically appears as offline*

Everything loads extremely slow. No matter what I click. Sometimes the site appears offline. But when I check its status with Down For Everyone Or Just Me, it appears online. I am getting random ...
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Fake Stack Overflow clone sites [duplicate]

Are the clone sites listed below affiliated with Stack Overflow and if they aren't, is it possible to get them shut down? They look like phishing websites to me. https://krom.cryptoo.online/ ...
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Stack Overflow icon instead of Stack Exchange icon in login page [duplicate]

Not a serious bug, but when joining a new SE site, it says "using a login from Stack Exchange", whereas the Stack Overflow icon is used.
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Can SE be considered to a both dangerous and helpful network? [duplicate]

While I feel that SO or SE helps people especially programmers and sysadmins to get knowledge on things they really need to do or work on I tend to feel the down votes, regulation of questions and ...
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How to turn off 'Back to the future' on the SO website? [duplicate]

A couple minutes ago, the website turned into a old version of SO (Back to the future). Even if I switch to the normal design (via button 'Time travel!'), the next post of SO will still have the '...
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Why don't new Stack Overflow questions get as many views as like 4 years ago? [closed]

I was out of the coding game for a while. Now I noticed, without considering the question time, that it's really rare for a question to get at least 1/4 of the views that a question asked a couple of ...
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Does LastActivityDate for a question from Posts.xml consider answers, comments, votes? [duplicate]

From some answers regarding LastActivityDate, I know that LastActivityDate of a question considers: a) Posting a question, b) Answering a question, c) Edits to either question or answer(s) I want ...
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Is there a way to see top Stack Overflow users for a particular time range?

Is there any way we can find the top users for a tag given in a particular time period? For example, someone was very active and rose to top 10 for certain tags in 2014 but then changed technologies ...
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Quick Comment Option to Contributors [duplicate]

Recently I felt that one feature is really required on Stack Overflow. I am active user since I love Stack Overflow. I love to review questions and visit this Newest tab for each new questions. I ...
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Is copy-pasting your own answer between Stack Exchange sites appropriate?

I recently posted a question and self-answer on Stack Overflow. Because (in my opinion), it's the best contribution I have made to the site thus far, I would like to post it on other topic-appropriate ...
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Send my link “Sponsored links for this tag” [duplicate]

I saw this thing many times. I do now know whether anyone clicking on these links or not but I thought to put my link on this section. Is there any way to send my links or SO just getting randomly ...
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Everyone is off line on SO [duplicate]

I asked this question which did not get any answers in a while. I need answers asap How can I get answers fast and why is noone online? or am I just fake news
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The query on Stack Exchange Data Explorer returns different results from Stack Exchange website

I am running this query on the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (for Stack Overflow): select owneruserid , row_number() over(order by rep desc) as ranking , rep from ( select p.owneruserid ,sum(...
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Stack Overflow question resolved in Chat discussion

I have added a comment on a Stack Overflow question and the OP offers "Move this discussion to chat" and we have discussed his issue in chat. And I have resolved his issue. Can I reform the chat ...
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Weird Logo at bottom

I was reviewing the close votes and meanwhile, I saw the following where the Stack Overflow logo is popping out of the footer at the left bottom and remains there even if you scroll up or down. ...
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'Hide Snippet By Default' option is not working with a mouse click

On Stack Overflow if you try to add a code snippet the last option with a checkbox on the left labeled as Hide Snippet By Default isn't clickable with the mouse when using full view. There is a minor ...
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Do I have reputation on meta? [duplicate]

This is weird. On meta.SO I seem to have my own reputation, different from my Stack Overflow reputation. Yet, according to the FAQs, there is no reputation on any meta site (other than this one, ...
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Where should I post a Windows PowerShell question? [duplicate]

Should it ask it in StackOverflow, Superuser or any other site? The question is related to how to find some files in the filesystem.
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Is it OK to downvote an answer in a question that I also answered if it is wrong?

Take a look here. I have answered the question providing all the necessary information and a piece of working code to illustrate the results. However there is another answer providing the same logic ...
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Area 51 - Where's Stack Overflow?

Where is Stack Overflow on Area 51? Usually, when you head to search and type something like EL&U (I wanted to check the stats), it pops up. But when I search Stack Overflow, nothing comes up. ...
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Why Stack Overflow is not displaying markdown options in answer section?

I am not able to see the Stack Overflow markdown options in the answer section, which contains options like B I , attachment options but same is visible in Stack Exchange. Is there any reason for ...
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Asking questions about DMOJ on Stack Overflow?

Where can I ask questions about DMOJ.ca? That is also a programming site, however, there seems to be no tag for it. I also created a proposition about this on Area 51, however it got closed saying:...
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Hide Closed/Duplicated/On-Hold Questions

My question mainly regards Stack Overflow, since that's where I spend most of my SE time, but I'm posting this here since this may apply to other Stack Exchange sites as well. The Problem Lots of ...
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Dates from posts vs dates from Google Search indexes are incompatible

Recently, when I have been searching for some subject on Google Search, I started to come across this date incompatibility. This is a sample search, the date index from Google Search is, 16 April ...
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Is it OK to edit someone's wrong answer [closed]

This question had already took place here: Editing someone else's wrong answer to make it right But there's no clear answer My question is: Is it OK to edit someone's wrong answer to make it ...
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Why is the Sheriff badge being awarded on Meta.SE?

According to the badge report for the Sheriff badge here on MSE, the badge was awarded once in 2016 and once in 2017. The badge text specifies that the badge criteria is "Served as an elected ...
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Undo suggested edit which is already in pending review [duplicate]

I edited a post which was in need to have the code formatting fix, and at the same time the post's author fixed what I was fixing before I hit the Save Edits button! Now my edit, which there is no ...
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How to not keep alive a chat room?

One year ago, I was helped by one of the Stack Overflow users to solve a technical issue and he opened a chat room to better understand my problem. Just today by serendipity, I found out in Google ...
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How can we help in redemption on Stack-Overflow? [closed]

Stack Overflow is an amazing search tool for answering and asking important programming questions on all languages. Sometimes questions may get over looked after making important changes to the errors ...
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Stack Overflow profile account GUI bug in Google Chrome [duplicate]

Problem I had a problem with one bug in my Stack Overflow account user profile while I wanted to click on next badge. Solution Through Ctrl + Shift + I console I selected item boxes and ...
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Bug or design issue in Stack Overflow's badges section [duplicate]

I have seen a design bug in the Stack Overflow BADGES section. After earning a badge the design flows like the screenshot below:
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Stack Overflow is currently offline for maintenance [closed]

Stack Overflow is currently offline for maintenance but it's not reported on Twitter Update: The outage affected Meta as well as other sites, but fortunately it was quickly solved. Another update:
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Why is there some data unaccessible from the Data Explorer?

I was wondering why I didn't get the Unsung Hero badge when I theoretically should have it on Stack Overflow. The How Unsung am I? requests shows only 10 unscored answers, the real count is 11 but ...
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Stack Overflow logo weird styling in the top bar

In the Stack Overflow header, the text "stackoveflow" is truncated near by the search text box and a minimal part of the text only displaying. I'm using Google Chrome browser.
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How to design a code annotation tool for Stack Overflow?

We are currently working on a research project on how to turn community knowledge into AI. We would like to extend the current Stack Overflow UI with annotation tools for given text and code examples. ...
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What is the correct way to appeal to authority as a Computer Scientist/Engineer? [closed]

For the moment, I'm a solo software and computer engineer working for a startup. I don't get to work with other engineers a lot, because I have only been out of school for four years and still going ...
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What happened to Stack Overflow Android app?

I had Stack Overflow app on my phone. When I got my new phone, Stack Overflow Android app wasn't transferred because it wasn't in Play Store. When I search "StackOverflow Android app" on Google, it ...
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Missing pins for some help pages on localized sites

On enSO there are pinned links at help center (just showing part of them to demonstrate what I'm talking about). But on esSO there are none of them. On ruSO only one is present (near Code of Conduct)...