Questions tagged [stack-overflow]

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Get keyword not highlighted (SO) [duplicate]

When I was browsing SO, I came upon a unexpected syntax highlighting quirk. In C# code, the "set" keyword, used in properties, was highlighted, but not "get". Could this be changed? Here's a sample ...
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How to flag users with many unaccepted answers on Stack Overflow

While using Stack Overflow, I have seen many users who post their questions and do not accept answers after getting correct answers. Is there any way to flag such users? I am not asking for a Force ...
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How to send users in the right direction before they post asking for the wrong technique? [duplicate]

I often see users asking for batch programming on Windows and they try to solve rather complex tasks. A lot of these tasks would be better solved with a different technique that is also built-in to ...
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Does a question about software architecture using a specific framework belong on Programmers or Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I have a question about how to best design my React.JS/Flux app. Does it belong on Stack Overflow or the Programmers community? I was thinking Programmers, but there's no React or Flux tag on that ...
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Question not being answered: Am I being mined for rep? [closed]

I recently posted a Python related question. Rather than answers suggesting modifications to the code as posted, the only respondent suggested one change to make (adding a "[0]" to an above line of ...
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What is wrong with questions about favorite things on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

What is with the ban against Stack Overflow questions concerning preferences? I understand the focus on facts, but information regarding preferences can be very valuable. Some examples: What is your ...
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Can I ask interview programming questions at Stack Overflow? [closed]

I recently have asked couple of programming questions on Stack Overflow which were asked to me during an interview process. I embedded my solution code in the question and asked for a better/optimized ...
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What can be done for an account with only 9 reputation for the problem "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”? [duplicate]

My situation is extremely weird. I never asked questions very frequently in stackoverflow.Most of the time I found an answer to a question just checking the previous posts. I also contributed to the ...
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Reporting Close-Voting misuse [closed]

I sometimes come across a question on SO from a new user that was structured well, asked properly and the user showed their code, etc. Essentially it's a good question and follows the rules. But I ...
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Live updates missing on new navigation tag pages [duplicate]

In the alpha version of the new navigation, there does not seem to be a live update on the tag pages anymore. Example: Filtered Questions
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Why does SO use a cc license for published code?

The CC license FAQ states: Can I apply a Creative Commons license to software? We recommend against using Creative Commons licenses for software. Instead, we strongly encourage you to use ...
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How do I appeal a suspension on Stack Overflow? [closed]

I have been a user for about two months. I was recently suspended for one month. The reason given for the suspension was inappropriate comments, but I disagree with this. I have been trying my best ...
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How help to the development community with the most duplicated questions on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

How it may works? I think it is important for the development community to understand what issues are raised again and again (of course by tag or similar tags). This may point on some poor ...
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Is the Stack Overflow site offline? [closed]

Currently when I try to access the stackoverflow.com site I get the error "ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED". I take it this means that there is an error on the Stack Overflow server. If this is true, is ...
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Policy for informing Stack Exchange about illegit Stack Overflow merchandise

I came across this t-shirt which has Stack Overflow logo on it and is available in various colors and styles. This doesn't look legit and I understand from this answer that Stack Exchange store is ...
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Difference between SO mobile and Desktop Sites

Perhaps a noob question, but here is what I see on my android device. By default I'm on "show: interesting" questions. And I feel they are good fit for my taste. But I don't see this on the desktop ...
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How does having different StackOverflow, CS, and DSP sites help anyone?

I've been working a lot with computer vision, in particular OpenCV. I used to be able to work with just SO, however I'm increasingly having to search across Stack Overflow, Signal Processing, and ...
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Stackoverflow design has changed on chrome but not on Opera or FF [duplicate]

When I open stackoverflow with chrome, it looks as follows this is just on Chrome, but on Opera and FF it looks like it was before. So what could be the problem?
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Why BLT file of the SO 2015 moderator election is not formatted as described?

In https://code.google.com/p/droop/wiki/BltFileFormat the developer, showing this example: 4 2 -2 3 1 3 4 0 <- #third line 4 1 3 2 0 2 4 1 3 0 1 2 0 2 2 4 3 1 0 1 3 4 2 0 0 "Adam" "Basil" "...
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Language-based review tasks

There are already some good review tasks on Stack Exchange (like First Posts, Late Answer...), but I think another review task feature would be nice. Consider this Lots of people here aren't ...
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Why do “we” want Code-Review (and Code-Golf, …) to be separate sites?

Why do we even have Code Review has the right title and raises the right issues, especially: Sure, there can be some overlap sometimes, but these other sites shouldn't be a complete subset of ...
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Why can't I link my Stack Overflow profile with Careers [duplicate]

It says in my profile that I do not have a Careers account, but I do.
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What is the best way to upvote [duplicate]

This may sound like an odd question, but this is what I have the most trouble understanding on Stack Overflow (and other Stack Exchange sites). What is the correct way to upvote? Should I upvote every ...
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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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How could I visit StackExchange when I am on StackOverflow? [duplicate]

How could I visit StackExchange when I am on StackOverflow? Now, I input the address of StackExchange to visit it when I am on StackOverflow. Is there another way?
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Why are all the Stacks Overflows are svgified except pt.SO?

SO, ru.SO, ja.SO are svigified: But not pt.SO: It seems to use semi-old design (can be seen by looking at the logo). That's also strange because pt.SO is older than ja.SO or ru.SO, but still not ...
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Where to ask Careers questions, Stack Overflow meta or Stack Exchange Meta?

There are a lot of Careers questions in SEMeta popping up. When Careers is placed as a branch of Stack Overflow, isn't Careers more affiliated with SO, instead of SEMeta? Aren't StackOverflow Careers ...
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Can associating my real identity with Stack Exchange have any serious risk?

What are the pros and cons of associating your actual identity with your Stack Overflow account? I am more interested in understanding the cons. I am aware of all the pros, especially with SO ...
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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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Why is my question put on-hold since there are plenty similar ones? [closed]

Do you know is there anything different between my question (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/29206889/are-there-any-examples-of-using-the-state-design-pattern-in-net-framework) which is put on-...
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Any mechanism to prevent rep farming with no-brainer editing?

I've just came from the Suggested Edits review queue of StackOverflow because I found an user who was farming reputation with no-brainer editing. The reason why I referred it as "farming" and "no-...
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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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Has Stack Exchange ever purchased “premium” domain names?

The landing page of stackoverflow.com in June 2004 looked something like this: Suddenly, in July of 2008 there was a teaser of the site to come: The link goes to the original Stack Overflow blog. ...
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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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Jon Skeet's Points without 200 limit? [duplicate]

I just read this post (and these too - 1, 2) answering how does Jon Skeet get above 200 reps a day. I was just curious to know how much Jon Skeet's reputation would be by now (14 March 2015) without ...
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One answer to multiple questions? [duplicate]

Some time ago I created these two questions: "How to build nested responses in an Apigility driven application with a ZfcBase-DbMapper based model?" and "How to access and manipulate data in Apigility ...
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Regarding reputation change

I usually found that when I am not doing anything on Stackoverflow my reputation shows me some -ve change. Whenever I looked to the reputation change history it showed mu user deleted. Now this time ...
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What does Qanswers mean in the formula for selecting hot questions?

The formula: As we know, the formula is used to determine hot questions. What does Qanswers mean in the hot tab but not the week or month tab? Is it mean how many answers were generated in the past ...
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What does Qupdated mean in the formula for selecting hot questions?

The formula: (log(Qviews)*4) + ((Qanswers * Qscore)/5) + sum(Ascores) -------------------------------------------------------- ((QageInHours+1) - ((QageInHours - Qupdated)/2)) ^ 1.5 What does ...
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What does “scoring tags” mean?

On the blog entry Stack Overflow Homepage Changes there is mention of "scoring tags". What does this reference to "scoring tags" mean? For example: Your top 40 scoring tags...
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How does Stack Overflow define interesting questions on the home page? [duplicate]

There is interesting questions tab on the home page. How does Stack Overflow define what is interesting to me?
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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 ...
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How can I retrieve stack overflow account email id?

I have a stack overflow account with a Google account synced with it.Recently I have forgotten my Google account ID and I cannot log in to stack overflow. I have seen my account info from another ...
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Code rendered as text when placed after a list [duplicate]

I have some problems formatting code on so. If i use only 4 spaces in the code snipped in this post: SO-Post, the code will not be formatted as code. I think it has some thing to do with the list (1, ...
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Stack Overflow query not returning all data

This is the first time I have tried querying the SO dataset so I may not be doing it correctly. SELECT CreationDate, ViewCount, Tags, ClosedDate , id FROM Posts returns to me a datagrid headed ...
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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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Where should I post question about practical experience using a “framework” in an “unusual” context? [duplicate]

I'm working on a project where we need to have distributed synchronization between machines in a network. Zookeeper, Curator and Exhibitor seem to fulfil our needs. However, we are mostly a Windows, ...
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Are tags for what the content of the question is, or what the answer is? [duplicate]

I was having some trouble with a recent question I asked and people kept editing in erroneous tags as I described the problem. I reverted back to the original over and over and finally I arrived at my ...
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Abnormal burst in the First Posts review queue? [duplicate]

From the review queue of StackOverflow: As you can see. Just few minutes ago, there was a sudden burst in the First Posts review queue. Most posts in the queue were posted around 20~30 days ago. ...
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Is StackOverflow for professional programmers or for newbiew too? [duplicate]

As stated in: https://stackoverflow.com/help/on-topic Stack Overflow is for professional and enthusiast programmers, people who write code because they love it. We feel the best Stack Overflow ...