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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OpenID is not working. How to map the previous account to the new account

I had openId and I logged into Stack Overflow with the login, but OpenID was shut down and I'm not able to login with the openid, so I have created a new user account. Is it possible to map my old ...
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http://stackexchange.com/about does not contain any overview info

Neither the home page, nor the about us page, contain any overview info about the site. For examples, why and when the site was created, and any major direction changes. There are many diferent ...
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Are command prompt questions for Stack Overflow or Super User?

Are command prompt questions for Stack Overflow or Super User? I have no idea, they're both programming right? The question in question is specifically about diagnosing internet connectivity issues, ...
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Expertland / Stackexchange - are the sites the same? [duplicate]

this site seems to have a copy of my stackoverflow question and the stackoverflow site. Is this legal? http://expertland.net/questions/sl54u5y8yu34x5v7y9192u9o3m62lqm54/listby-1.html
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Overlapping Text on Stack Overflow comments [duplicate]

I was just reading through some comments on URL rewriting with PHP and noticed the comments overlap the right-sidebar links slightly.
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StackOverflow helps regulating the addicted users. Really?

There's an simplified Chinese article at June 4 this year (not April 1 !) said : StackOverflow会对上瘾的人关闭特定功能,以限制他们的使用 which means StackOverflow regulates addicted users by restricting their ...
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Should I downvote an answer which has the correct concept to answer the question but has syntax errors? [closed]

in a recent case on SO, a particular user answered the question the right way but his answer had syntax errors and even some typos. Normally, as I've seen this happen before to other users and me as ...
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Hyperlink to the old meta site available on user's profile

When looking at my friends Stack Overflow profile I noticed the meta user link (as highlighted in red): When I click it, it brings up the old meta website with an incorrect reputation for that user ...
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Is Stack Overflow really beneficial to beginners in programming? [closed]

I find it quite discouraging. So many restrictions. The people are very stern. It helps sometimes but a beginner can't really be a part of the active community. Please give your thoughts.
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Do Android programming questions belong in Stack Overflow or Android Enthusiasts?

Sometimes I do Android programming. I don't have any specific Android programming questions at the moment (since most have already been asked and answered), but it would be nice to know where to put ...
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Down and duplicate votes on my questions as a new user seem like bullying [duplicate]

Lot of people have posted these kind of questions, but mine deals with another perspective of the same problem, so before you cry out duplicate! just hear me out. I'm a pretty new user on Stack ...
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Can't award bounty, js error on page around “vote-sub”

I am unable to award a bounty to my question on SO. I tried it on two different systems (one has a direct connection and one connects through a proxy) and with a wide spectrum of different browsers (...
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jailbreakqa.com have copied stackexchange [duplicate]

jailbreaqa.com have copied the stackexchange (especially stackoverflow). some screenshots of the site: and also this one: [Note: Whether we can report this kind stuff here or not, I don't know. I ...
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filter by tag in review is not working

I click on review in StackOverflow, and its open review page. Then I clicked on java in by tag: filter in Close Vote section. Now I want to change filter from java to python, when I change in url ?...
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StackOverflow losing its luster? [closed]

Is StackOverflow losing its lust? I have been on SO for almost 5 years now.. and the decision to rigidly limit SO for Q/A programming question only has severely reduce its attractiveness. Even ...
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Should this question be migrated to the programme's stack exhange [closed]

It is to my understanding that programmers stack exchange is "a question and answer site for professionals and students in software development" that are asking "conceptual questions about software ...
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Series of questions - yes or no - how to do it properly

I have recently tried to solve programming problems using questions on stackoverflow and database-administrators sites. I have observed following pattern in my behavior: Simplier questions are ...
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Audit first-post review not anonymized (3.5k user answer used as the audit)

This could be a bug affecting the whole StackExchange network, but it has happened on StackOverflow (this is the reason I post this here) I have posted earlier this question on Meta.SO : How can an ...
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Download data for StackOverflow User Survey?

The DropBox link to download the data for this survey is expired. Is there another place to get the data? http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2014/02/2013-stack-overflow-user-survey-results/
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Suggesting a modification to a wiki post

I have been trying to figure out the Prettify (<!-- language: lang-or-tag-here -->) languages tags. Language Codes: default lang-none lang-bash, lang-bsh, lang-csh, lang-sh lang-c, ...
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Will the remaining questions here that belong on MSO, eventually get migrated?

The last couple of weeks I've been closing some questions in the review queue that were asked before the split but currently belong on MSO. From what I understand, the point of that is to eventually ...
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Crawling Data from stack overflow and careers 2.0

I am thinking of making a recommendation engine that looks for job listings in careers 2.0 and activity of a user in stack overflow so as to recommend user (without a career profile) about prospective ...
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Response rate to questions on Stack Overflow [closed]

Do you think questions on Stack Overflow get a higher response when prefaced with: I'm a little stuck... or I'm really shaky on this concept... or I'm a rails noob" or similar ...
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Why is my question “opinion-based”? [closed]

First timer in Stack Exchange, and I started with a deleted question. Here it is: I'm a newbie here. I'm pretty sure my question's already been asked, I tried to search for it but I could not find ...
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Reputation points decreased without downvotes / negative points [duplicate]

I'm using Stack Overflow. I got 35 points there yesterday. Today 2/1 points were subtracted from the total (i.e. 33/34 points), but downvotes / negative points are not visible in my reputation history....
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How does Stack Overflow suggest related tags? [duplicate]

I am in the process of creating a forum where user will be creating tags similar to the way Stack Overflow does. To allow users to discover more and more questions, I liked the related tags in the ...
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Too many (similar) subsites bad for the network/community [duplicate]

There are too many (similar) stackexchange sites! Reasons why this is bad: Waste of resources (it would be easier to manage and maintain to have fewer) Difficult to choose which one question is ...
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Tags that format the indented code: what precedence is given?

Here is an example: VBA openweathermap XML retrieval The code used in this Q is VBA. OP has also tagged it as XML (which I would consider appropriate since it's dealing with XML parsing, ...
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No data for [ruby-on-rails] on “Compare number of Questions per week, for 3 given tags, over a specified period”

In this query, I am trying to compare 3 tags to see the number of Questions asked for each per week, but ruby-on-rails fails to appear: DECLARE @tag0 nvarchar(10) = ##tag0:string?python## DECLARE @...
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What is the relation between Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange?

Although this question is related: What is the difference between Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange? it doesn't answer the question of whether or not questions can be moved between these two areas. I ...
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What is the difference between differnet background colors of questions in StackExchange? [duplicate]

As you can see in the following sample picture some questions have a white background and some a bright cream-ish color. I wanted to know the difference between these two. I am also wondering about ...
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Which topics are left for Stackoverflow? [duplicate]

With all the new ____.stackexchange.com sites coming up, I wonder if there is some reasoning on which questions do belong on stackoverflow.com. The FAQ site says a question belongs there if it covers:...
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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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Merge of stackoverflow and programmers [duplicate]

I think that the original purpose of Programmers (originally called not-programming-related) hasn't fulfilled its purpose, and right now it functions as a duplicate of Stack Overflow. The question ...
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What is the difference between meta and meta stack? [duplicate]

I've been participating in stack overflow for a while and for some reason just realized today that there are (at least) two meta sites for stack overflow: https://meta.stackexchange.com/ https:...
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Do I need to give attribution if I use Stack Overflow for learning new things?

Suppose I a find solution to my problem on Stack Overflow. Do I need to give attribution to the particular question that helped me? The license at the bottom says "you need to give attribution", but I ...
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Reduce question duplication by awarding commenting privilege before asking privilege

There is a problem in the Stack Overflow system, and it has to do with the site's users. From what I understand, based on my experience and observations, newbies like me tend to get downvoted when a ...
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What should we do about all the broken Stack Overflow tag links on MSE?

[tag:tag], or tag, redirects to here, no longer to Stack Overflow. This is a bit of a problem with some Stack Overflow-specific tag questions, like this one, which now all have essentially broken ...
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Should some of the SO related questions be migrated to the real meta SO sites? [duplicate]

Now that meta SE and meta SO part ways, do you think that some of the questions that are being migrated to this meta SE site should be migrated back to meta SO, especially if they are SO specific? 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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Stack Overflow meta migration - historical questions

Since the split between Meta Stack Exchange and Meta Stack Overflow, my questions were all migrated to the new Meta Stack Exchange site. However I remarks there is a tag stackoverflow for those ...
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What is meta user tab?

I saw many changes of user interface on meta site . I would like to know what is meta user tab (check below image) on my profile page? Am I getting new account with reputations as SO account (...
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Will language-specific sites affect the user's contribution to Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I just stumbled upon the Area51 Stack Exchange sites and happen to see few proposals based entirely on language. For example: Stack Overflow in Portuguese Stack Overflow in German Stack Overflow in ...
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Can I ask other stack overflow members to consider removing their downvote after a post has been deleted? [closed]

I could have modifications ready for a specific question that was downvoted. I felt like the best thing to do was to delete the post first. Is it possible to flag for moderator attention after you ...
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How to write <?php into a answer in Stackoverflow? [duplicate]

I tried to answer a question and putted: "< ? php" (no blanks between it) into a answer here in stackoverflow. But it does not work; i read about the advanced formatting but did not find the hint ...
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Should the [via] tag be burninated? [closed]

I browsed over the list of questions under via tags, most of them means only the English word via. Some of them refers to the via link on a website or an app. This part I'm not so sure, I do feel it'...
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SO no longer displaying career suggestions in sidebar? [closed]

I noticed that SO is no longer displaying career suggestions in the sidebar? Is this a bug, a glitch, a new "feature", a new setting I haven't enabled, ... or?
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Is StackOverflow an appropriate place to ask questions related to mobile development?

I looked for, and was surprised not to find, a StackExchange "Mobile Applications" site. Is StackOverflow the best place to ask questions related to Android/iOS development, or does there exist a more ...
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Flagged “not an answer”, flag marked helpful but answer still exists

I flagged this answer, which was marked as helpful. So why does this post still exist? Someone edited the post a few minutes back, so here's the original revision that I flagged: Could you try ...
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Re-tag questions with [market] to [google-play], [closed]

All the questions tagged with market are also tagged with android. This suggests that they are all refering to the android-market. Since the android-market tag is a synonym of the google-play tag I ...