Questions tagged [stack-overflow]

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“Scripting the Future of Stack Overflow” blog post discussion on MSO

Our CEO just posted a blog post to kick off 2020 and reflect on his first 90 days. You can see his blog post here and his Meta Stack Overflow post here. Please follow the second link to engage with ...
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Why Bounty Notification seems like question has answers when there are no answer? [duplicate]

Recently, I activated a bounty of 100 on one of my questions. The bounty grace period has now ended. Here is a link to my question: Stack_overflow_bounty_question. The notification of bounty appears ...
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Please don't let Stack Exchange die [closed]

With the recent flow of moderator resignations, I am quite worried. I have no right to be as I myself have made a couple of trash questions in the past, but I just feel like a lot of people have a ...
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Why some phrases auto recognised as tags and other not [duplicate]

In Stackoverflow when I search for angular it show me the tag [angular] and so I can follow it and when I search for vue or react it isn't. Angular search: Vue search: When I search for [vue] it is ...
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The problematic of inter-language migrating, the difficult of communication and my personal case

My case I originally posted my question at Portuguese Stack Overflow (PT-SO), but it was closed because it was out of the programming scope. The moderator advised me to post it on Super ...
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Is it against the rules to proselytize your favorite things instead of answering the question?

So I'm basically at the boiling point with Microsoft's Cult of TypeScript. When I ask a question in JavaScript and someone uses the answers or comments to deride me for not using TypeScript, can I ...
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Stats are not aligned properly on SE about page

The grid items on the Stack Overflow Stats section of the Stack Exchange about page are not aligned properly (stackexchange.com/about). Currently it looks like this: Whould it be an idea to change ...
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Using user answers for commercial projects

I'm an individual and work from my home. Does user codes/answers posted on Stackoverflow can be (whenever if I re-write them or copy them as they are): Used on my private C# project which I built ...
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Stack Overflow is not refreshing notifications [duplicate]

I have found a minor bug on the Stack Overflow Website. The notifications are not getting refreshed automatically when we click on some particular notification and click the back button, The ...
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Have “Run Code Snippet” before the code

Suggestion to move the "Run Code Snippet" section of a JavaScript/HTML/CSS snippet before the code in Stack Overflow. The reason I think this will be preferable, is because if the result does not ...
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Why is the “Through the loop” banner only on Stack Overflow?

When I happened to visit Stack Overflow today, I noticed a banner advertising the "Through the loop" survey: However, I hadn't seen this banner on any other site on the network: Is this status-...
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Is Microsoft Q&A the beginning of the end for SO?

I saw Microsoft has created its own Q&A system, designed to incorporate the same Stack Overflow-style Q&A, but with additional samples, documentation and tutorials. Someone asked "Why ...
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Why was the reputation change not announced on this meta site?

I'm aware that there was a blog announcing the reputation change, but I only just came across the meta post. I was surprised to see it on the SO meta rather than here because it affects all SE sites. ...
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Was my question not good enough? [closed]

So back in January I hit my limit on asking "bad questions". Since then I did a lot of work on all my questions to fix them up. I read all the guides and reached out here to see what else I could do ...
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Blurry text on Stack Overflow with Chrome

There is a bug with Chrome (and probably other WebKit browsers) on the Stack Overflow website. When trying to open the More menu in a tag-related search, the popup is all blurry. This is usually due ...
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Why can't I ask a question on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I can't ask a question on Stack Overflow. I have not been banned. When I try to ask a question, it says: You must have at least 5 reputation to ask a question. Try answering some questions first.
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Get the Most Number of Questions from Tags [closed]

I am new to this website and I am still learning how to post and get answers, so, please be patient on me. I would like to know how do we get 3 tags at most the will give the most number of questions ...
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Searches are missing posts when using favorites quick buttons and manual searches

Not sure where to ask this question, if it belongs some where else comment so and I'll move this. But why is this post: Python Pyglet Using External Fonts For Labels not showing up on this filter: ...
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“Your vote has been recorded and it affects this post’s ranking ” - Stack Overflow's new message about downvoting a question [duplicate]

Thanks for your vote! Your vote has been recorded and it affects this post’s ranking. Since this post’s score is below -1, your vote will not be displayed. Please consider adding a comment if you ...
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Reputation and reputation graph out of sync [duplicate]

I noticed that the top point of the reputation graph is not showing the current reputation as expected. I think this happened after I have reported some suspicious ratings and I have received some ...
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Stack Overflow Outdated Dump

I downloaded Stack Overflow posts dump ('stackoverflow.com-Posts.7z') on 13 Sept 2019 which was lastly modified on 4 Sept 2019 according to https://archive.org. However, after I extracted the data I ...
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What happen to Stack Overflow iOS app?

Actually what happen to Stack Overflow iOS app? Earlier I used and it's very useful when we get the messages from it via push notification.
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Jobs in sites other than stack overflow

I am new to stack exchange. What I figured out is that there are no job sections in sites other than stack overflow. Is my observation correct? And if yes, is there no scope of getting a job through ...
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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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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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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.