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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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My accepted answer was deleted, didn't match FAQs

I answered this question. My answer was accepted as correct, and then a moderator deleted it. I read the "Why was my question deleted?" FAQs and it didn't match any category. Any help here? Here is ...
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Get Community involved in the close process

It's been noted that the Stack Overflow close vote queue has a few questions in it. More generally, it appears as though the Stack Overflow community cannot keep up with the volume of questions that ...
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Edit post without any change

I click to edit a post and without making any change I clicked Save instead of cancel by mistake and it accepted. Now it is showing my name in revision list with no changes. and as hims056 ...
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Who wrote the Microsoft case study about Stack Overflow?

I just happened to notice this case study (archived), published two years ago. It explains how Stack Overflow is using ASP.NET MVC to gain high performance, fast development and easier testing and ...
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Should there be a flag condition for people “changing the goalposts” on questions

I have an issue with the behavior of some users on Stack Overflow. A couple of times now I have found that when answering a question, (and often after a long stream of "That didn't work") I find that ...
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Audits that are incorrect

I just failed an audit for attempting to close a duplicate question. The audit was for the question: https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/2393046 I was going to mark it as a duplicate as I was ...
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Meta SE header banner contains the old Stack Overflow logo icon

This is the MSE banner background: Note the Stack Overflow logo contains 6 overflowing bars. Here's the current Stack Overflow icon: DISCREPANCY ALERT! All out-of-date icons: Stack Overflow - ...
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Is there a way to know how many total lines of code Stack Overflow has produced?

Recently I saw an infographic called Million Lines of Code and I think it would be really cool if Stack Overflow could be on it. I am sure there are thousand upon thousand lines of code the Stack ...
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Close vote review queue reorganization proposal

There is a problem with the close vote queue that it seems it won't ever go away. There are always proposals to increase the number of allowed items you can do a day, but that alone won't help, as the ...
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google-code-prettify seems dead

The code formating engine used by SO (google-code-prettify) seems dead (lasts two commits have been made on sep 2013 & mar 2014). As stated on this post, each code-formatting request have to be ...
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500 reputation drop - where did it go?

When I visited StackOverflow today I noticed a sharp drop (exactly 500 rep): https://stackoverflow.com/users/81179/christophed?tab=summary ... The strange thing is I can't pinpoint exactly where it ...
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Show Views Count Next to the Questions on StackOverflow's Mobile UI

I would to propose a small UI tweak to the current version of StackOverflow's Mobile-friendly optimized site for displaying the number of views next to the question. To illustrate this better, here ...
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Some URLs don't give the page not found error but error 404

I've noticed that in SO sites some URLs don't give the standard error "Page not Found" with the waffles but a 404 error. For example these URLs: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/a/a/a/a/a/a/a/a/a/ ...
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Make Tags even more helpful

I noticed that on SO many users would ask a question but forget or don't know that they need to provide more info (e.g. about setting, environment, etc.). To better elaborate my point here is an ...
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Can we use ` to recognize when the asker post too much code in comments?

I notice with new users when I ask something like "please post your controller code" they will almost always copy and paste it into a comment. Can there be a way to look for large chunks of code (say ...
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The “delete” feature isn't working on my account on IE and Firefox browsers

The How do I delete my account faq points out that this link: is available to folk who haven't asked a question and who have at most one contribution. As you can see, I have the link, and when I ...
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Problems when pressing “accept” or adding comments?

I always have problems using StackOverflow from home for some reason. The issue is: Often clicking on an ACCEPT link, or an ADD COMMENT link may take a long time to work, or often not work at all ...
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Does StackOverflow automatically filter what I see on the homepage?

I'm trying to work out if there are vastly more questions on web development than on other topics, or whether my view of the homepage is being prefiltered- or both. When I log onto the home page, I ...
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Stack Overflow pages take high CPU in Chrome when opened from restored session until visible

I recently noticed that with a freshly re-opened Chrome window (I have Chrome set to re-open my last opened tabs), all the hidden Stack Overflow question tabs are eating up nearly 100% of a CPU core ...
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Create a test for members below 3K reputation in order to be granted access to the close vote review queue

Background We've heard varying reasons as to why the Close Vote Review Queue is not declining. One of those most notable reasons is that the queue is not fun to work on, but the prominent reason that ...
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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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Too much horizontal space on mobile

On a mobile device, the responsive design mostly fits a single page, but the "Post as guest" pushes out and increases the horizontal space for the whole page. In the image above, the red line is ...
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What is the purpose of the “this page” link in the teststackoverflow

When reading this post, I came to know about teststackoverflow. In this page, there is a link named as this page, when clicking on that it didn't respond any. Inspect on the element the code was ...
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Move chat footers on all sites to align with chat room boxes

Please align the footer of the chat websites such that it is aligned with the content of the chat room selection page. The footer is currently left aligned and looks odd. This is how it looks ...
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Where can I ask Stackoverflow users to participate in an academic study?

I'm writing my Master's thesis in Economics and would like to investigate the link between Stackoverflow and salary improvements of its users compared to national averages (by role), as well as run ...
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How has the number of Stack Overflow users changed over time?

I am curious to know if there exists any detailed information about how the number of users have developed since the launch of the Stack Overflow webpage until now. More specifically the number of ...
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Can't get Data Explorer results to agree with StackOverflow close vote queue size

I'm messing around with Data Explorer and having some trouble getting results that match the Stack Overflow close vote queue size displayed on /review. The review page says the current queue size is ~...
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Do Stack Overflow answers require original content?

I just answered a question on Stack Overflow and it left me wondering if it was a "good" answer. I know that my answer works and I use it in my own code, but all I really did was quote the relevant ...
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Stack Snippet console bug

I have encountered a bug in the Stack Overflow snippet interface. I have created a div and wrote some css in the CSS section for the same. I noticed that the div CSS content is affecting the console ...
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“An error occurred submitting the question” in Stack Overflow

For a few weeks now since I registered my account on Stack Overflow I have not been able to post questions or answers. I have gone through similar/duplicate questions here on Meta about this issue, ...
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How many questions in the close queue have not been viewed in the last week?

Given: The close queue is very large and not much progress is being made. A bad question that no-one sees is not a real problem So how many of the questions in the close queue are not being seen by ...
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How are votes calculated on Stack Overflow

As far as I understand SO keeps votes in a separate table and calculates the post votes based on that data. So DB query can look like this assuming votes can be 1/-1. SELECT SUM(value) FROM votes ...
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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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500 Error for “The results are in! See the 2018 Developer Survey results.”

There is a news announcement banner at the top of Stack Overflow, but clicking this link (https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2018/) displays: Error. An error occurred while processing ...
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Triple-grave blocks show differently on mobile

On the mobile site, the following code block is displayed as a single line. This is one line On the desktop version of StackOverflow, it shows as multiple lines. This SO answer uses a triple-grave ...
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Bug in Tidy in Snippet

In simple words, when there's a code like this: <img src="http://127.0.0.1/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/PreviousArrowsLikeACatPagenJewelryPentagramsSilverWiccanNecklaceBracelet.png" alt="...
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Discrepancy in Stats for StackOverflow's Top Users by Week, Month, Quarter, or Year

There is a discrepancy in members stats (position/ranking) shown for the StackOverflow's Top Users by Week, Month, Quarter, or Year on the Stack Exchange Leagues web page. The listing incorrectly ...
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Intercept certain tags to support sites which are born from Stack Overflow?

IMPORTANT: the difference between this proposal and others previously posted: the proposal is addressing only those technology tags which have their exact SE sites already. The complete list: ...
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reputation graph rendering issue?

I was just looking at my reputation page on SO, and noticed it is not redered properly. Here's a screen shot: As you can see the "reputation per day" graph on top is only partially rendered and it ...
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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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Profile: Stack Overflow profile Top Tags are not updating

Last week I have updated my Stack Overflow email address from EMAIL SETTINGS option. After that, I didn't get any confirmation email for my new email and from last week my profile top tags section are ...
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I do not seem to be blocked on Stack Overflow, but I still cannot ask a question

I would like to ask a question on Stack Overflow, but the site does not tell me why I cannot post a question there. If I click on the the button Post Your Question, nothing happens. I do not get a ...
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Code snippet editor is not loading in Chrome!

I don't know whether this is a bug or security issue with chrome. But I'm getting a screen like this when I click on the snippet button. Any help would be helpful. Chrome Console This is what I'm ...
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Phishing sites (proxies) to most common Stack Network sites

A similar problem was already reported here: What is stackoverflow.com.80bola.com?, but it does not answers my question. I want to know what us as a community need to do to block this kind of sites ...
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Bug on Safari Mobile iOS 8.2 Copying whole page causes page to reload and doesn't work

Here's how to reproduce. Go to Stack Overflow. Find a question that has some action on it (I've noticed that very short questions/answers work fine). Highlight the whole page. Tap copy. Safari ...
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Should the stackoverflow tag excerpt be altered to guide people to SO/MSO if applicable?

I just noticed that Meta has a stackoverflow tag. First, I wanted to suggest to delete it, but then I thought of a useful application for it (also, it has 5.8K questions, so probably a little hard to ...
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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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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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Stack Overflow Careers profile is not showing up on Stack Overflow settings

I can't set my Stack Overflow Careers profile on my Stack Overflow settings. It's still asking me to create a Careers profile. I think this is a bug in Stack Overflow, but if not, what can I do?
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Http version of Stack Overflow doesn't show icons

Recently, the http version of Stack Overflow doesn't show voting icons. This is due to a XML error in the svg file that's being served. To reproduce: Go to Dictionaries and files in python for ...