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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] ...

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Stack Overflow profile account GUI bug in Google Chrome [duplicate]

Problem I had a problem with one bug in my Stack Overflow account user profile while I wanted to click on next badge. Solution Through Ctrl + Shift + I console I selected item boxes and ...
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Bug or design issue in Stack Overflow's badges section [duplicate]

I have seen a design bug in the Stack Overflow BADGES section. After earning a badge the design flows like the screenshot below:
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Stack Overflow is currently offline for maintenance [closed]

Stack Overflow is currently offline for maintenance but it's not reported on Twitter Update: The outage affected Meta as well as other sites, but fortunately it was quickly solved. Another update:
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Should more tolerance be made of poorly received questions, where these represent a small percentage of the users' questions? [duplicate]

I have just received the "wait - some of your recent questions haven't been well-received", etc, message when attempting to post a question on the "Stack Overflow" site. I checked, and of the 18 ...
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Why is there some data unaccessible from the Data Explorer?

I was wondering why I didn't get the Unsung Hero badge when I theoretically should have it on Stack Overflow. The How Unsung am I? requests shows only 10 unscored answers, the real count is 11 but ...
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Stack Overflow logo weird styling in the top bar

In the Stack Overflow header, the text "stackoveflow" is truncated near by the search text box and a minimal part of the text only displaying. I'm using Google Chrome browser.
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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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What is the correct way to appeal to authority as a Computer Scientist/Engineer? [closed]

For the moment, I'm a solo software and computer engineer working for a startup. I don't get to work with other engineers a lot, because I have only been out of school for four years and still going ...
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Add off-topic reason for installation questions to Triage review queue [closed]

On Stack Overflow, when processing Triage review queue questions, there seems to be a consistent small percentage of questions that are off-topic because they ask how to install software packages. It ...
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What happened to Stack Overflow Android app?

I had Stack Overflow app on my phone. When I got my new phone, Stack Overflow Android app wasn't transferred because it wasn't in Play Store. When I search "StackOverflow Android app" on Google, it ...
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Missing pins for some help pages on localized sites

On enSO there are pinned links at help center (just showing part of them to demonstrate what I'm talking about). But on esSO there are none of them. On ruSO only one is present (near Code of Conduct)...
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Moderation for extremely high view count questions

There are many questions asked when stack first begun becoming popular, which deal with somewhat "fundamental" features of a popular language, library or development environment. The problem with any ...
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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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Can't add bounty to question

On stackoverflow, there's no button on my post to say 'add bounty.' It's been +2 days since I posted and also there's a button now that says' 'question eligible for bounty since 22 hours ago' but it ...
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How to see featured questions in the Stack Overflow app [duplicate]

How can you see featured questions, i.e., questions with bounties, in the Stack Overflow Android app?
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How to see badges in Stack Overflow app

How can I see the badges I earned and their progress in the Stack Overflow app? I don't see an option for this in the profile page. Is there a way to view and track badges in the app just like in the ...
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Are comments too volatile on Stack Exchange sites vis a vis Stack Overflow?

I've been participating on Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites for several years, and lately it seems that comments on most Stack Exchange sites are deleted pretty easily (by moderators). On ...
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When will the iOS app get the update? [duplicate]

It's been a long time using an unmaintained iOS app. Does anybody know when will we (for example all iPhone X users) get the update?
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Would Stack Overflow accept an offer of purchase from a large company? [closed]

If an offer is made to buy Stack Overflow, will it be sold just like GitHub was?
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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 are the launching criteria for a new SE website?

So, I was browsing Stack Overflow's meta website and I found this: What is Stack Overflow's goal? I did read the answers and the first one caught my eye: SO no longer meets the standards that SE ...
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Cannot log in to Stack Overflow through Opera

When I try to log in to Stack Overflow from Opera, it sends me to the default home page without logging me in. It isn't complaining that my password is wrong, it just won't log me in. It works just ...
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What can we do to encourage (or discourage) a second question?

This question is mostly an excuse for sharing some research I've been doing. It essentially replicates the data Shog gathered a few years ago. I think the results suggest some systemic and social ...
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Embedding code sandbox

Is it possible to embed codesandbox preview in Stack Overflow? I have tried iframe, embed URL and links but none of it works.
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Please fix the new layout

As a front end developer it really pains me to see such a schoolboy error from the likes of the Stack Exchange team. Please change this: To this: It took me 20 seconds in devtools to rearrange this ...
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Is stack-overflow.ga legitimate? [duplicate]

I was Googling for some programming-related question and ended up on some Stack Overflow clone with the URL stack-overflow.ga. I noticed because I wasn't logged in. Is this a legitimate page? I'm ...
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Zero visibility while editing a message in a chat room

I was having a conversation on one of the questions with a member of stackoverflow.com and I came across to edit my message and after clicking on edit I was presented with this. You can see that the ...
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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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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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Why does SO's community feel a lot harsher than any of the other communities? [duplicate]

For some reason, every time I go to SO after being at one of the other sites and ask a question, I almost always get negative results. I ask just about the same way on every site, and on just about ...
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Fake Stack Overflow site on http://stackverflow.com/ - illegal? [duplicate]

stackverflow-dot-com has recently been updated to be a clone of the real Stack Overflow site, and most likely steals information. Is this website illegally using the Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange ...
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In which site, among Stack Overflow localized sites, is the census badge awarded and why?

I, like many other people here, received an e-mail link from StackExchange inviting to answer the 2018 Developer Survey, which I responded thoroughly. When I finished it, I 'd been awarded with the ...
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Stack Exchange Data Explorer returns empty results

It's been a while since I last used the Data Explorer, although any query I try now comes up with nothing, for example: How many upvotes do I have for each tag? I'm trying to query data from ...
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Why are a lot of should-have-been-on-MSO questions closed instead of migrated back?

I learned that MSO and MSE split up in Mid 2014, and since then a lot of good questions were closed as pertains only to a specific site. Some even have comments below claiming To be clear, this ...
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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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Questions regarding the tag merging/synonym impact

I originally posted this question on Meta Stack Overflow. However, it was suggested that I post it here as well because I have not received an answer after over two weeks. IBM Bluemix was recently ...
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Why so many same answers for a specific question? [closed]

It is hard to digest that there are so many same answers to one particular problem on Stackoverflow, and all of them have received so many upvotes. If now I answer any of those questions, what would ...
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How often is a person allowed to delete the questions?

During the last a couple of days I came across the same problem twice. The same person keeps asking questions and then deleting them. I'm afraid these links are not visible for everyone, but ...
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Stack Overflow or SO

I have seen users with more reputation than me using "SO" instead "Stack Overflow" while asking questions in Meta Stack Exchange. Yesterday I asked a question in Meta Stack Exchange. The question is ...
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I really want to remove a single old post - the site refuses [closed]

The site I posted a question on started hitting the question with frequent downvotes and sarcastic reactions. It was originally taken to -5 - so in theory it has no merit, but they won't let me remove ...
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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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How to close vote on Stack Overflow and move the question to other Stack Exchange sites (e.g. apple.stackexchange.com) [duplicate]

Today one guy asked a Mac OS-related question on Stack Overflow. Here is the link of the question: https://stackoverflow.com/q/41390712/468724 I want to mark it for closure and move it to http://...
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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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I keep getting logged out off Stack Overflow on Chrome [closed]

For the last month or so - I keep getting logged out of Stack Overflow. It happens whenever I go to another page - about every minute or so. Sometimes I get logged out - and sometimes it works fine. ...
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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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How to search user located in a city and has certain skills i.e. in Android development? [closed]

I need an expert can help me in Android development. I would search for user located here in Budapest with Android experience.
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Why does my counter of “posts edited” not increase? [duplicate]

I have my account on Stack Overflow, usually edit posts occasionally and noticed that my counter increased for each post he accepted my edit. Recently I have noticed that my counter does not ...
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How do I create a tag on Stack Overflow without having required reputations to create one? [duplicate]

I want to create a tag called "pyez" on Stack Overflow, but I do not have required reputations to create one. Can someone please help me?
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An open letter to Tim Post, the community manager of Stack Overflow

You asked me once if there was anything going on that I'd like to talk about. One of your moderators just banned me on Stack Overflow for a month, telling me that my edits for this question are "...
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Filter bogus results when searching for questions/answers

I didn't know whether this belonged here or Super User, apologies. Like many (most?) people I don't search for answers directly on Stack Overflow (and other Stack Exchange sites), but rather via ...