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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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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 ...
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Burninate meta tag [non-technical] [closed]

The non-technical tag is a terrible meta tag and any questions that could be tagged non-technical would be very off topic on StackOverflow. Most of the questions on this tag are already closed. I ...
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How much effort was required to develop Unicoin?

I wondered a lot when I saw the Unicoin April fool yesterday. Since, in my experience, development takes a great time. Is it possible to have some information about the effort which this development ...
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Is this the most ridiculous moderator response ever? [closed]

So go ahead and get your down-votes ready. Because I don't care given my pure disgust at this: The user who goaded this return should be banned. Numerous examples of bad behavior have been given. – ...
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Question Appeal

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22585844/how-do-karma-jasmine-and-protractorangularjs-relate?noredirect=1#comment34432682_22585844 I don't think this question is about opinions but It was closed ...
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Why has my reputation decreased while nothing changed? [duplicate]

My reputation on Stack Overflow was lessened by 105 points today. Does anybody know why?
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Original question being marked as duplicate of a question that should be duplicate [duplicate]

So here is a question that was asked on SO on Jan 2 '11 at 16:32 Can we instantiate an abstract class? and the other question that was asked on SO on Dec 2 '12 at 16:01 Interview : Can we ...
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Stackoverflow not showing notifications and rep changes in chrome [duplicate]

I'd like to know why is stackoverflow not showing proper styles on chrome and how to fix it. This started happening yesterday. I'm using Chrome: Version 33.0.1750.154 m: Windows 7 x64. Chrome: But ...
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Should there be a [cs50] tag? [closed]

At this moment, there are 100 c questions that refer to Harvard's cs50 course. https://stackoverflow.com/search?q=%5Bc%5D+cs50 Is that enough to warrant its own tag? Or is it too similar to the ill-...
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Close reason: off-topic as asks for best-practices or ways of usage [closed]

I just visited this post on SO, here's an excerpt for containment sake: Ways of formatting an AngularJS directive template What ways of formatting do you use for formatting templates in ...
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Effective and simple way to get the necessary reputation to upvote good answers? [duplicate]

I'm tired of lurking. Every question I can think of, I've been able to answer with diligent enough searching. I want to thank good answers, upvote good responses, and offer valuable feedback. Any ...
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Burninate [3rd-party] and [third-party] tags? [closed]

All of the following tags are ambiguous, applied to a variety of questions and do not provide any useful information: third-party and 3rd-party third-party-controls and 3rd-party-controls third-party-...
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Windows-Phone tags need to be cleaned up [closed]

Windows-Phone tags need to be cleaned up Currently we have a number of Windows Phone tag variations and it just muddies the water. I don't see why we need Windows-Phone 7 (Deprecated platform) ...
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Should I reword this question to try get it reopened?

This question was put on hold because it wasn't clear what they were asking. I had an idea what they wanted so I asked if my assumption was correct (I asked it before it was put on hold). They have ...
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Burninate the [dell] tag [closed]

The dell tag does not add any useful information to questions other than "I am using something made by Dell". The range of questions includes laptops, monitors, android phones and tape drives so the ...
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Stack Overflow has gotten mean [duplicate]

I don't really know where to post this. I like Stack Overflow and it has been a great help as I build various applications - all with no formal training in computer science. My concern is that I ...
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Is there any SE site where questions regarding reporting bugs can be asked?

A question regarding where to post bugs was flagged as off topic at SO. Is it possible to log a bug report for JDK 5? Where should this question have been asked? Should a new site be created under ...
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Why were my edits rejected?

A couple of months back, I came across a answer which had a typo in it: How to show that a monad is a functor and an applicative functor?. I made this edit initially: https://stackoverflow.com/review/...
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Is it okay to ask about video game console hacks/exploit? [closed]

Some questions ask things which involve circumventing encryption in the answer. There are also questions which ask how to write programs for getting homebrew software running, while certain company ...
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Enable tab spacing for inserting programming code on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I think writing code is pretty hard to write in the textbox, having to press spacebar so many times. Wouldn't it be great to have a shortcut of some kind? In all text editors, a tab is a shortcut. ...
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Questions where code has too many issues to cover in a simple answer

I sometimes see questions like this one: Function not returning proper value, looking for a value in a list, where the OP is asking about a specific incorrect outcome, but the code itself has too many ...
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Why is there general opposition to requests to increase post vote limits?

There is a limit of 30-40 post (question/answer) votes per day (What are the limits on how I can cast, change, and retract votes? and Please don't require answer votes to be cast before question ...
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Different sites for different levels of audience

I realized there are MathOverflow and Math.Stackexchange for different levels of audiences, and the users of both sites seem to be happy with that. I feel that with respect to programming questions, ...
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Accept (detailed answer that reply slow) OR (fastest and correct answer)

Let assume the scenario is someone posted question in SO and left it and come back after 1 hour. He found that one answer is straight forward and correct answer but with no explantion and another ...
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Add codereview.stackexchange.com as an option for closing as off-topic [duplicate]

Currently, there are only these Stack Exchange networks as a reason for closing an off-topic question: belongs on meta.stackoverflow.com belongs on superuser.com belongs on tex.stackexchange.com ...
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Merge/synonymize [arquillian] and [jboss-arquillian] [closed]

I noticed that these tags: arquillian and jboss-arquillian are almost identical. In fact jboss-arquillian looks like a superset of arquillian since most of the questions I checked in arquillian have ...