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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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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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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 ...
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Bug in Tidy in Snippet

In simple words, when there's a code like this: <img src="http://127.0.0.1/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/PreviousArrowsLikeACatPagenJewelryPentagramsSilverWiccanNecklaceBracelet.png" alt="...
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When to move my question from DBA to Stack Overflow?

I've seen some older questions about when to post on the DBA vs. Stack Overflow and there seems to be no rhyme or reason to place one place vs the other for basic SQL/DB questions. I put a bounty on ...
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Statistics regarding users who recently flooded MSE with blatantly off-topic debugging questions

Related: Sudden increase in off-topic posts on MSE Ways to give users some specific education about question quality and topicality Block migration if user is suspended/question-blocked at ...
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Is there any kind of API to get the co-occur number between two related tags

With this API(https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/related-tags), I can only get the related tag's info on Stack Overflow, but what I want is the co-occur times. Like the following which is for tag "...
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How can I get all the tags on Stack Overflow by using Stack Exchange API

I try it on this site:https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/tags, but it only return a little part of them, and there is some filed that I can't understand in the json result: "has_more": true, "...
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Different name in community wiki answer [duplicate]

One of my answers is become CV https://stackoverflow.com/a/15539535/1723893 and it still showing with name obi NullPoiиteя kenobi which I have changed a long ago
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How do I distinguish Code Review from Stack Overflow in cases like this?

I have this question which was migrated from Code Review to Stack Overflow. My first intention was to put it in CR because: I had no technical problem; the code worked. I did not intend to change ...
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What happens if I delete my OpenID account?

If I delete my OpenID account (not only way to log in, I use gmail), will I lose my stackoverflow account with it? (or any account i use with it) Will it also remove the points I gained on other ...
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Is it unethical and/or against rules to offer a solution for a fee, when the question is invalid? [duplicate]

I recently saw a question where someone asked for StackOverflow users to convert some Javascript code to PHP, since he didn't know how. Unsurprisingly, this questions was downvoted and flagged, as it'...
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Bug in Stack Overflow Profile page when viewing other User's Profile

I recently noticed that when viewing other user's profile page on SO, its showing up the button "view my Developer CV" and on clicking that its taking us to corresponding user's CV page, it seems a ...
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Seeking to reduce Stack Overflow / Stack Exchange suspension period? [closed]

I've been suspended for a week on Stack Overflow. Is there any way to reduce this suspension period on Stack Overflow or any suspension period on any site in the Stack Exchange network? I've ...
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Stack Overflow - 'you have reached your question limit' [duplicate]

I received the following message from Stack Overflow when I try and ask a question: You have reached your question limit. Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See ...
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How to report a bad result in spam check on review late answers?

I just reviewed this question. I choose: No action needed, but the system says I failed because it's a spam answer: "As far as I know, global variables are not passed to the workers, thus the above ...
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Tag Info data from the Stack Overflow data dump

Where can I get the tag info data? Is it available in the Stack Overflow data dump? (I've only been able to find the tags and their counts so far.)
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Do I need to make an agreement with Stack Exchange to create an app?

There are Android and iOS Apps for Stack Exchange, but for Windows Phone I only see third-party wrappers, for example this by Megasoft. I just wonder if anybody can wrap any website and create an app,...
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Why not introduce a donate button in Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

Since Stack Exchange is doing pretty well what it was meant to do, isn't a donate button worth it? This would help support site expenses in a better manner. There would be people willing to donate, ...
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Found a mirror site of Stack Overflow [duplicate]

While searching some solution on my problem I found a mirror site of Stack Overflow named w3stack. Here are the links: The question I've found on Stack Overflow The mirror site / content on w3stack
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account association for 100 StackOverflow rep [duplicate]

I have just created a new account on networkengineering.stackexchange.com. How can I earn 100 rep on my StackOverflow account? I've read a number of posts on stackexchange regarding account ...
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What's the difference between meta.stackexchange and meta.stackoverflow? [duplicate]

What's the difference between meta.stackexchange and meta.stackoverflow? Help didn't help me out. https://meta.stackexchange.com/tags says: Questions specific to stackoverflow.com should now be ...
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Please don’t make Careers developers‑only in practice!

Careers will soon be merged into Stack Overflow. Only two sites are concerned by this change, because there’s currently only two kind of jobs on Careers: developers and system administrators. ...
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Considering Reviewing Questions which may seem duplicate!

I think we should consider not marking questions which may seem duplicate as being duplicates (especially in the case of StackOverflow.) We have a lot of new users every day. Some may be capable of ...
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Can I personally create a StackExchange spinoff? [duplicate]

Before you mark it as a duplicate, I'm specifically asking if I'm allowed to make one, myself, and add it to the pool of already existing sites. Is it possible? I'd want it to be based entirely off of ...
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Move chat footers on all sites to align with chat room boxes

Please align the footer of the chat websites such that it is aligned with the content of the chat room selection page. The footer is currently left aligned and looks odd. This is how it looks ...
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How to promote the “include script with your question” to newcomers [duplicate]

Many of the questions, in Stack Overflow, I have seen the new users are not posting part of there script with their question or they fail to post their attempt at getting the script working How can ...
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Why don't we have a place for opinion based programming questions [duplicate]

Once I'm well into a software project I post specific programming questions. But with new projects it's sometime hard to get going because I don't have enough knowledge to pick the right tools or take ...
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General thoughts on Stack Exchange: Please do something [closed]

I just want to get this straight. On Stack Exchange, there are reputation-walls everywhere. Why do I need enough reputation to comment? This forces me to make an answer, which always gets downvoted ...
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Something fishy going on - a duplicate Stack Overflow kind of website [duplicate]

Googling for some question I saw this result on first page, on clicking it, the UI is exactly same as Stack Overflow. Hovering over the links show nothing unusual, but clicking on any link opens ...
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Does stack overflow have a forum?

I really like this site for reference and the experience of others. I think it would be nice to be able to ask questions that require experience and a sprinkle of opinion. For example, the other day ...
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Meta SE header banner contains the old Stack Overflow logo icon

This is the MSE banner background: Note the Stack Overflow logo contains 6 overflowing bars. Here's the current Stack Overflow icon: DISCREPANCY ALERT! All out-of-date icons: Stack Overflow - ...
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Close Question - Very Low Quality with Bounty [duplicate]

I've came across a question that IMO doesn't have the minimum requirements to stay open. The OP didn't show any efforts to solve the problem and it's also unclear and broad. I've tried to vote close ...
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New Question Vs. Old Thread [duplicate]

If I find similar questions on StackOverflow that haven't been updated in years (which likely include outdated information), is it better to ask a new question, or continue the conversation in the old ...
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Is it better to accept correct answers or thorough answers? [duplicate]

A little back-story -- Recently I saw a question SO (with a bounty of +50 rep) where I knew the answer. Someone had already attempted to answer the question both in comments and with an official ...
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If a user deletes their Stack Overflow account, what happens to their Careers account?

Assume that a user who we'll call "Jim" has a Stack Overflow account linked to a Careers account. If Jim has his Stack Overflow account deleted, what happens to his Careers account? Does he then ...
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Twitter accounts of localized Stack Overflow sites use the old versions of the logo

Compare the Twitter icons: @StackOverflow uses the new logo. @ruStackOverflow has a modified icon based on previous logo. @StackOverflowPT and Stack Overflow日本語版 went retro all the way, using the ...