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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Is it unethical and/or against rules to offer a solution for a fee, when the question is invalid? [duplicate]

I recently saw a question where someone asked for StackOverflow users to convert some Javascript code to PHP, since he didn't know how. Unsurprisingly, this questions was downvoted and flagged, as it'...
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Bug in Stack Overflow Profile page when viewing other User's Profile

I recently noticed that when viewing other user's profile page on SO, its showing up the button "view my Developer CV" and on clicking that its taking us to corresponding user's CV page, it seems a ...
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Seeking to reduce Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange suspension period? [closed]

I've been suspended for a week on Stack Overflow. Is there any way to reduce this suspension period on Stack Overflow or any suspension period on any site in the Stack Exchange network? I've ...
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Stack Overflow - 'you have reached your question limit' [duplicate]

I received the following message from Stack Overflow when I try and ask a question: You have reached your question limit. Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See ...
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How to report a bad result in spam check on review late answers?

I just reviewed this question. I choose: No action needed, but the system says I failed because it's a spam answer: "As far as I know, global variables are not passed to the workers, thus the above ...
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Tag Info data from the Stack Overflow data dump

Where can I get the tag info data? Is it available in the Stack Overflow data dump? (I've only been able to find the tags and their counts so far.)
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Do I need to make an agreement with Stack Exchange to create an app?

There are Android and iOS Apps for Stack Exchange, but for Windows Phone I only see third-party wrappers, for example this by Megasoft. I just wonder if anybody can wrap any website and create an app,...
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Why not introduce a donate button in Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

Since Stack Exchange is doing pretty well what it was meant to do, isn't a donate button worth it? This would help support site expenses in a better manner. There would be people willing to donate, ...
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Found a mirror site of Stack Overflow [duplicate]

While searching some solution on my problem I found a mirror site of Stack Overflow named w3stack. Here are the links: The question I've found on Stack Overflow The mirror site / content on w3stack
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account association for 100 StackOverflow rep [duplicate]

I have just created a new account on networkengineering.stackexchange.com. How can I earn 100 rep on my StackOverflow account? I've read a number of posts on stackexchange regarding account ...
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What's the difference between meta.stackexchange and meta.stackoverflow? [duplicate]

What's the difference between meta.stackexchange and meta.stackoverflow? Help didn't help me out. https://meta.stackexchange.com/tags says: Questions specific to stackoverflow.com should now be ...
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Please don’t make Careers developers‑only in practice!

Careers will soon be merged into Stack Overflow. Only two sites are concerned by this change, because there’s currently only two kind of jobs on Careers: developers and system administrators. ...
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Considering Reviewing Questions which may seem duplicate!

I think we should consider not marking questions which may seem duplicate as being duplicates (especially in the case of StackOverflow.) We have a lot of new users every day. Some may be capable of ...
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Can I personally create a StackExchange spinoff? [duplicate]

Before you mark it as a duplicate, I'm specifically asking if I'm allowed to make one, myself, and add it to the pool of already existing sites. Is it possible? I'd want it to be based entirely off of ...
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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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How to promote the “include script with your question” to newcomers [duplicate]

Many of the questions, in Stack Overflow, I have seen the new users are not posting part of there script with their question or they fail to post their attempt at getting the script working How can ...
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Why don't we have a place for opinion based programming questions [duplicate]

Once I'm well into a software project I post specific programming questions. But with new projects it's sometime hard to get going because I don't have enough knowledge to pick the right tools or take ...
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General thoughts on Stack Exchange: Please do something [closed]

I just want to get this straight. On Stack Exchange, there are reputation-walls everywhere. Why do I need enough reputation to comment? This forces me to make an answer, which always gets downvoted ...
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Something fishy going on - a duplicate Stack Overflow kind of website [duplicate]

Googling for some question I saw this result on first page, on clicking it, the UI is exactly same as Stack Overflow. Hovering over the links show nothing unusual, but clicking on any link opens ...
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Does stack overflow have a forum?

I really like this site for reference and the experience of others. I think it would be nice to be able to ask questions that require experience and a sprinkle of opinion. For example, the other day ...
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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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Close Question - Very Low Quality with Bounty [duplicate]

I've came across a question that IMO doesn't have the minimum requirements to stay open. The OP didn't show any efforts to solve the problem and it's also unclear and broad. I've tried to vote close ...
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New Question Vs. Old Thread [duplicate]

If I find similar questions on StackOverflow that haven't been updated in years (which likely include outdated information), is it better to ask a new question, or continue the conversation in the old ...
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Is it better to accept correct answers or thorough answers? [duplicate]

A little back-story -- Recently I saw a question SO (with a bounty of +50 rep) where I knew the answer. Someone had already attempted to answer the question both in comments and with an official ...
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If a user deletes their Stack Overflow account, what happens to their Careers account?

Assume that a user who we'll call "Jim" has a Stack Overflow account linked to a Careers account. If Jim has his Stack Overflow account deleted, what happens to his Careers account? Does he then ...
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Twitter accounts of localized Stack Overflow sites use the old versions of the logo

Compare the Twitter icons: @StackOverflow uses the new logo. @ruStackOverflow has a modified icon based on previous logo. @StackOverflowPT and Stack Overflow日本語版 went retro all the way, using the ...
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Why has the Stack Overflow icon changed?

Is there any thought process behind changing the icon of Stack Overflow Old one: New One:
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Is it okay to use Stack Overflow as a code sample repository?

I recently saw a Visual Studio extension called Developer Assistant that simply grabs code examples from various places including Stack Overflow. The tool shows the code samples only, and allows ...
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Answer question or improve code? [closed]

In SO there's quite a few new programmers posting bits of (copy & pasted) code they're having issues with, riddled with problems that, while not relevant to the question, are issues they will ...
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Stack overflow links not working

Most of the links on stackoverflow are not working. I suspect it is due to a js that is not being loaded. I am getting following error in console. Can anyone please suggest on how to get rid of this ...
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Is .Net 4.6 being used in the deployment of Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

One of the developers at Stack Overflow, Nick Craver, advised us to hold off upgrading to .Net 4.6, pending for the resolution of a bug in RyuJIT. Now that this bug is solved, so I wonder whether ...
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The problematic UX/UI of all Stack Exchange sites - Why don't they make any of these things better already? [duplicate]

Hey I'm going to finally start learning programming and making stuff and I was wondering this: As an example, if you look at -- https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/github?sort=votes&...
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What does SO do to keep old questions useful? Or: What does SO do to keep the best answers easy to find?

It's a theme of my StackOverflow sessions that I always end up speedreading old solutions to problems, which is great - I can learn a lot that way, it's basically how SO is used by everyone ever, cool ...
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Typo in “Stack Overflow Thanks YOU!” page [closed]

As can be seen here, highlighted in yellow color:
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In case I do not get answers tools for this question and wish to program/ automate for this, which site should I go and post to? [duplicate]

Consider this question on Super User: Strategy & Steps to whitelist Chrome cookies for Sites whose logins & passwords are saved? Essentially, mapping an exported CSV list towards creating a ...
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Site etiquette re: posting code and why doesn't Stack Overflow have a text editor? [closed]

I am having a little trouble knowing how to proceed on the site. When my questions were math-based I had less trouble, but now that I have moved to programming questions I have run into problems. My ...
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StackOverflow: bugs in reputation score values placed in site markup

During development of my StackUnderflow script I spotted possible bug in SO markup. In my script I need to evaluate user reputation so I look for user-details <div> to get it. And this <div&...
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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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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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Stack Overflow UI related issue [duplicate]

Today when i opened Stack overflow i saw this : So i thought some problem with net , I asked the person sitting near me to open SO but he was having same issue. I want to know is it because ...
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Favicon not showing up when adding an article or blog post to Stack Overflow Careers

I'm clicking "add an article or blog post you’ve written" on my Careers profile, and adding a URL such as: http://www.websightdesigns.com/posts/view/how-to-set-up-a-local-web-server-with-homebrew-on-...
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The time asked of the question isn't accurate

So I asked a question on stackoverflow.com yesterday and it got answered yesterday, and it became a long forgotten post. I wanted to re-check the answer when i noticed that this question was asked ...
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Blocked Account without Justified Proofs [closed]

Unfortunately my account was blocked last week because a moderator mentioned that I was using sockpuppets. Please see this image: I believe that the user(s) linked with my account were not even ...
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How can a question be marked duplicate by two users? [duplicate]

I marked an answer as duplicate. How is it possible that another user also marked that answer as duplicate? Shouldn't the question be closed on first marking of duplicate? Let me explain I marked an ...
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Why was bounty not awarded automatically in this case? [duplicate]

https://stackoverflow.com/a/31276463/2314308 When I wrote the answer, the bounty period still had two days to go according to the message. Yesterday it started showing the "grace period has 'x' hours ...
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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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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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“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 do new posts on Stack Overflow appear almost instantly on Google? [duplicate]

Are there API calls for sites to invoke when new content is submitted? I see that new posts on Stack Overflow appear almost instantly on Google.
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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 ...