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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] instead.

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Stack Overflow profile clean reset - why?

It looks like there may be a bug on Stack Overflow, my entire profile has been reset, all the questions I asked are gone, all the answers are gone, reputation is set to 101, I don't know why, and this ...
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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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Why does it keep saying my post is mostly code?

I'm trying to post a sample of code that looks like this: Look at all of those comments, and it still won't allow me post! What am I doing wrong?
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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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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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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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How can I post HTML in Stack Overflow that is indented with only 2 spaces? [duplicate]

I write HTML with the tabs equaling only 2 spaces, but Stack Overflow requires 4-space tabs to post code. Is there a workaround for this?
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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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Link direct to advertisement broken

I would like to receive some information about advertising on Stack Overflow--the link located at the bottom of the page is not currently working.
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Duplicates in “Company Name” dropdown under “Current position” on Stack Overflow profile page [migrated]

In the "Edit profile" page on Stack Overflow, I see that there are multiple "Experis IT" and "EXPERIS - MANPOWER GROUP" options in the drop-down list for "Company Name" (see screenshot below). How ...
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Jitter with notification on Job Search (Stackoverflow) [migrated]

I'm not quite sure where this post belongs so I brought it to Meta first. There appears to be a jitter with a notification on the job search page where the notification bounces up and down with an ...
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Is “M$” for “Microsoft” Allowed / Considered Ok?

Just wondering if there is any policy towards the use of M$ in place of Microsoft. If you're editing another user's answer, do you change it or leave it as is?
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Is there a web button for Stack Overflow?

I really like Stack Overflow and I want to support it by putting a web button on my blog that links to SO. Has anyone designed one? I tried to design it myself but the text "stackoverflow" didn't fit ...
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Let's Ban the [ASP] Tag on StackOverflow! [closed]

If the question is about ASP.NET, then it should say asp.net If the question is about Classic ASP, then it should say asp-classic I can think of no valid reason to tag a question with asp. Let's get ...
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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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Stack Overflow Annual User Survey 2012

This year's survey is officially open! We've added a few new questions based on your feedback from last year and we are really looking forward to publishing the results in January. Once you've taken ...
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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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Should questions on S#arp Architecture be moved to Stack Overflow from Google Groups?

As those that use it know, the forum on google groups has all discussions as well as technical questions. I'd suggest moving the technical questions here and leaving the forum for more general ...
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How do I ignore an individual question?

Is there a way to ignore individual posts/questions? So, for example, the top question for "Highest Voted Questions" list is always What’s your favorite “programmer” cartoon? I've seen this post and ...
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When is the best day and time to post a question to Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best Time to Ask Questions When is the best day time to post a question to Stack Overflow? Although I know that Stack Overflow is not US-only, I'd suspect that the majority ...
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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 ...
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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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Why would I flag a question that most people certainly liked and upvoted?

I may be wrong I am just asking for some clarification. As a part of Stack Overflow learning experience I have a question about a recent (highly liked) question asked on Stack Overflow. I think it's ...
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Is there a new length limit for answers on SO (and not SF)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Serverfault cut off/truncated on long post? I have, on SO, some rather lengthy answers: ClearCase wants to merge unchanged files after deliver to alternate target How do I ...
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Should I work really hard to get back on the first page of users on Stack Overflow, or try to get a life?

I have finally fallen off of the first page of Stack Overflow users, and I am faced with a dilemma: Should I work really hard to get back on the first page of users on Stack Overflow, or try to get a ...
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Can anyone explain why I'm getting in crap from I.T. because of bandwidth to api.stackoverflow.com given my sparse usage of the sites?

I.T. just sent me a report complaining that my bandwidth use for our internet connection leads the company by more than 30X what the rest of the company is using. After I prevented myself spitting ...
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How can I delete my meaningless post? [closed]

I posted a meaningless question on Stack Overflow. And some guys already replied and voted it. I can't delete it. Could you please delete it for me? Question Link
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Can the deleted question about custom bootable appliance be undeleted? [closed]

Is there any way to appeal a deleted question? I spent a few minutes coming up with a constructive answer for a very badly worded question, and the whole lot just vanished a minute or so after I ...
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Why is there no Stack Overflow YouTube channel and/or stackoverflow.tv

Has a Stack Overflow YouTube channel or a stackoverflow.tv site ever been contemplated, in doing so taking advantage of a medium where the Stack Overflow experience could be expanded and extended ...
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Is the Stack Exchange YouTube channel still being updated? [duplicate]

On the Stack Exchange YouTube channel, all of the videos seem to have been uploaded one year ago. Has it been abandoned, or will there be another large video that takes one year to produce posted on ...
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Delete past questions with accepted answer or more upvotes

There should be a provision for deleting old questions. When trying to delete some questions this error message shows up. Sorry, this question cannot be deleted: too many existing answers, or ...
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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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Image hosting for Stack Overflow answers? [duplicate]

I'm sure this has been asked before but a quick search on Stack Overflow didn't turn up any result. I've put images on my own site for now but it's quite possible I'll restructure or move hosts at ...
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Make a dark theme available for Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow should provide users the option of using a dark site design/theme. Why is this feature missing? The major IDEs are already a letdown regarding dark color schemes.
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“Vague Questions” part two

In a previous post on Meta "Vague Questions part one" I raised some issues that I believe have become even clearer for me now, a few months later. I've recently spent several hours trying, through ...
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Stack Overflow login problem from two different networks

I am quite a new user and recently started to access Stack Overflow both from the office and from home. I created an account and a password and also added a few OpenID logins to my account (Yahoo,...
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How can we improve moderation of IP networking questions on Stack Overflow and associated sites?

I have noticed what seems to be a trend of general confusion about what should be done when pure IP networking questions are posted to Stack Overflow. I have collected some very recent examples ...
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Are questions asking for training courses on some technology appropriate on Stack Overflow? [closed]

I see many people asking questions on Stack Overflow about the best training courses/materials/tutorials/books/... to learn a particular technology. Here's an example which got closed as not ...
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Why do we prefer Stack Overflow to other programming sites? [closed]

What REALLY sets Stack Overflow apart? Why do we love it? Why does it have more hits and posts per day than any other programming web site out there, when it's barely more than a year old? Well, ...
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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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Can I use Stack Overflow's Question-Answers-Comments approach for my own website project?

I was asked to find "some kind of a simple forum" to move from email based support, and Stack Overflow's excellent approach is the closest thing I can find. And I'm thinking to develop such a site. ...
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Is this really an answer? I don't think so [closed]

I was looking for answers to exporting blender projects to Android OpenGL and found one of the most vague and unclear answer on Stack Overflow, which is also the accepted answer here. https://...
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Is it OK to leave “What have you tried?” comments?

Some questions boil down to "how can/do I do X?" Here's an example. Sometimes, people leave comments under such questions that ask "what have you tried?" Is it OK to leave comments like that? Should ...
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Why are the moderators being so strict with quality related flags recently?

I recently flagged a question as "very low quality", just like I've flagged many questions in the past. However, my flag was found to be unhelpful this time. The same thing happened when I recently ...
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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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What happened to “What's your best programming joke?”?

One of the most popular questions on Stack Overflow, What's your best programming joke? has recently been deleted. Why was this done, rather than migrated to programmers.SE? Does this not fall into ...
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Are there jealous people within Stack Overflow? [closed]

It's not the first time that happened, but for example yesterday I answered a question. It was accepted with 3 upvotes. Someone ask to get some explanation so he can learn from it. I edit my post and ...
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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 ...