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Questions tagged [stackoverflow]

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 there a way to see top Stack Overflow users for a particular time range?

Is there any way we can find the top users for a tag given in a particular time period? For example, someone was very active and rose to top 10 for certain tags in 2014 but then changed technologies ...
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What is the difference between Computer Science Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Which sorts of questions should be posted on the Stack Exchange site and which types on Stack Overflow? Also, on which site is the probability of getting you an answer high?
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Someone deleted the question which I answered and got up-votes [migrated]

I answered one question and got 3 upvotes, but someone deleted the question and I lost the reputation points. When I tried to delete a question of mine which someone else answered, Stack Overflow said ...
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Quick Comment Option to Contributors [duplicate]

Recently I felt that one feature is really required on Stack Overflow. I am active user since I love Stack Overflow. I love to review questions and visit this Newest tab for each new questions. I ...
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Is copy-pasting your own answer between Stack Exchange sites appropriate?

I recently posted a question and self-answer on Stack Overflow. Because (in my opinion), it's the best contribution I have made to the site thus far, I would like to post it on other topic-appropriate ...
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Send my link “Sponsored links for this tag” [duplicate]

I saw this thing many times. I do now know whether anyone clicking on these links or not but I thought to put my link on this section. Is there any way to send my links or SO just getting randomly ...
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Everyone is off line on SO [duplicate]

I asked this question which did not get any answers in a while. I need answers asap How can I get answers fast and why is noone online? or am I just fake news
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The query on Stack Exchange Data Explorer returns different results from Stack Exchange website

I am running this query on the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (for Stack Overflow): select owneruserid , row_number() over(order by rep desc) as ranking , rep from ( select p.owneruserid ,sum(...
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Stack Overflow question resolved in Chat discussion

I have added a comment on a Stack Overflow question and the OP offers "Move this discussion to chat" and we have discussed his issue in chat. And I have resolved his issue. Can I reform the chat ...
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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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'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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Do I have reputation on meta? [duplicate]

This is weird. On meta.SO I seem to have my own reputation, different from my Stack Overflow reputation. Yet, according to the FAQs, there is no reputation on any meta site (other than this one, ...
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Where should I post a Windows PowerShell question? [duplicate]

Should it ask it in StackOverflow, Superuser or any other site? The question is related to how to find some files in the filesystem.
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Is it OK to downvote an answer in a question that I also answered if it is wrong?

Take a look here. I have answered the question providing all the necessary information and a piece of working code to illustrate the results. However there is another answer providing the same logic ...
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Area 51 - Where's Stack Overflow?

Where is Stack Overflow on Area 51? Usually, when you head to search and type something like EL&U (I wanted to check the stats), it pops up. But when I search Stack Overflow, nothing comes up. ...
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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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Asking questions about DMOJ on Stack Overflow?

Where can I ask questions about DMOJ.ca? That is also a programming site, however, there seems to be no tag for it. I also created a proposition about this on Area 51, however it got closed saying:...
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Hide Closed/Duplicated/On-Hold Questions

My question mainly regards Stack Overflow, since that's where I spend most of my SE time, but I'm posting this here since this may apply to other Stack Exchange sites as well. The Problem Lots of ...
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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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Is it OK to edit someone's wrong answer [closed]

This question had already took place here: Editing someone else's wrong answer to make it right But there's no clear answer My question is: Is it OK to edit someone's wrong answer to make it ...
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Why is the Sheriff badge being awarded on Meta.SE?

According to the badge report for the Sheriff badge here on MSE, the badge was awarded once in 2016 and once in 2017. The badge text specifies that the badge criteria is "Served as an elected ...
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Undo suggested edit which is already in pending review [duplicate]

I edited a post which was in need to have the code formatting fix, and at the same time the post's author fixed what I was fixing before I hit the Save Edits button! Now my edit, which there is no ...
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How to not keep alive a chat room?

One year ago, I was helped by one of the Stack Overflow users to solve a technical issue and he opened a chat room to better understand my problem. Just today by serendipity, I found out in Google ...
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How can we help in redemption on Stack-Overflow? [closed]

Stack Overflow is an amazing search tool for answering and asking important programming questions on all languages. Sometimes questions may get over looked after making important changes to the errors ...
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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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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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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 Stack Overflow, 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 ...