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Questions tagged [support]

A request for assistance with one of the site's features, or a question where you're expecting a concrete answer, and not discussion. If your question is not reporting a bug, requesting a new feature, or soliciting open discussion, this tag is probably the right one.

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I just got about -300 points because of a removed user; is this legit? [duplicate]

Today I noticed I lost around 300 rep points on multiple sites because a user was removed. I know user removal results in losing rep points, but I also know that high-rep user removal doesn't trigger ...
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How can I see the post rendering without MathJax formatting?

While I'm studying Math, Physics or any other topics which uses a lot of formulas, I'm taking notes using Anki which supports MathJax formating. Since I'd like my notes to be properly formated, I want ...
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Does Stack Overflow provide public Python APIs for querying?

I'm interested in writing an application on top of Stack Overflow. For example: Get the answers to the questions identified by a set of ids, get the questions that are related to the questions ...
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Massive user removal in one night?

I woke up this morning to find that I suffered a massive drop in reputation points across the network because lots of users had been removed. What happened to those users? Was there a database ...
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Is the VLQ flag appropriate for blatantly off-topic questions here on MSE?

The endless stream of blatantly off-topic questions never ceases to flow into MSE, which is a topic that's been brought up many times. I've written a userscript that automatically casts a close vote, ...
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Where would I ask this question about city names?

I got a question about geography, why some city names remain the same in different languages and others not, where would I ask this?
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How can I test my app without a sandbox? [duplicate]

Our team is building an app using the Stack Exchange API. The app's purpose is to notify team members when a question is asked which meets certain parameters as specified in /search/advanced GET. In ...
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Writing mathematical formulas and special signs on Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I am a student and every time I think of asking a question I have difficulty in writing mathematical equations involving summation sign, logarithms, integration and differentiation. How can I write ...
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Can I see my own votes after an election is closed?

I'd like to revisit my own vote after the final results are in. Is this possible? No, I didn't take a screenshot
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Is it possible to download and upload all questions? [duplicate]

Previously I was using another Stack Exchange account for using all communities. I have some questions in that account. Now I am using another Stack Exchange account for using all ...
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How does highlights view work in Chat?

There's an option to view "highlights" in rooms on Chat. This hides some messages, but shows most of them. How are these determined? It seems to be random, other than showing all starred messages that ...
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Is there a list of all Stack Exchange sites that advertise themselves with Community Ads on other sites?

I know that some Stack Exchange sites (e.g. Writing) have community ads that they submit on other sites (example below). Is there a list of all such SE sites? I assume based on past questions that ...
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What is this “custom badge here…” thing in the badge tracker all about?

While selecting a new badge to track, I came across something odd on the badge tracker gui: I'm looking specifically at this part: I've never noticed it before. (And I go through the badge tracker a ...
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How can see list all the questions which had a bounty on them?

Is it possible to see a list of questions which had a bounty?
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How to get refined data of a Stack Exchange website

I have used the following SQL query on Academia Stack Exchange: SELECT * FROM Posts This query generated 50,000 rows ... but the total number of questions on the website is approximately 28,000. ...
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How many votes on questions by sock puppets does it take to suspend his account? [duplicate]

If a sock puppet votes on a question or an answer, how many times can it do that before the account gets suspended or deleted?
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Wheres the best site for accessibility learning?(request discussion) [closed]

I want to learn the basics of accessibility and learn how to code a little dont know where to begin...all help much appreciated.
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Can duplicate questions be deleted? [duplicate]

Yesterday a question of mine, Is “shipping” today's equivalent of “matchmaking”? [duplicate] , which had been closed as a duplicate, was deleted automatically by the system. deleted by Community♦ ...
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SEDE query to find how many questions remain unanswered related to a particular tag

For example, there are N questions which have a tag named X (there might be other tags also) and M of the questions remain unanswered. I require the number M associated with all tags in Stack Overflow....
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Duplicated strings about provider error in SO localization engine

I found the almost duplicated strings in SO localization engine: Is there a real reason to not to use the following single form? There was an error fetching your account from $provider$. ...
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Should we rephrase “Talkative” badge description?

This post was inspired by the bug report posted on ruSO.meta about tranlsation defects. The current description of "Talkative" badge says: Post 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat. ...
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Is there any flag that indicates that I have been banned from asking questions on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I have been banned from asking questions on Stack Overflow. I am working on how to get unbanned. Meanwhile is there a way to know if a user is banned from asking questions. May be some sort of flag or ...
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How can I improve my question to receive answers? [closed]

I've read many articles on how to ask questions on StackOverFlow, and implemented the advice given there, but still got 0 answers, despite having been viewed 30 times. I also read this post. And it ...
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How to merge two different Stack Exchange accounts?

I know that a similar question (How to merge two different Stack Overflow accounts?) was asked a lot of times, but the answer to all of them was the same: visit the help centre page on merging ...
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StackAPIError - I can't retrieve all questions and answers tagged java [duplicate]

I want to have a dataset that contains all the questions and answers (accepted) of java, I used your API "stackapi", and the source code I made is: from stackapi import StackAPI SITE = StackAPI("...
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How can I see list of questions marked as duplicates? [duplicate]

I want to see list of questions marked as duplicates recently for a specific tag? Is that possible either through data stackexchange or stackexchange site?
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A suggested edit cuts out allegedly malicious links. How do I safely check that claim and what review action do I take?

I came across this suggested edit on Movies.SE this morning. The edit cut out two shortened links (TinyUrl), claiming they linked to a virus, and added a disclaimer not to click said links in the ...
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Ask first, get an answer, then edit question to invalidate answer? [duplicate]

Wait, what? (This question has already been marked once since posting.) Is this something that happens regularly? Or is it just something that happens only every once in a while? I'm not looking ...
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How would one know which sub-reason of “off-topic” was a question previously closed for (now reopened)?

Past close & reopen events are visible in a post's revision and timeline, and duplicate records are also available publicly on the same page. However, I can't find a way to determine which sub-...
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What's the next step if I request an account deletion and after a reasonable amount of time, nothing happens?

I recently requested deletion of my Stack Exchange account on just one specific Stack Exchange site. I followed the instructions here: How can I delete my account? I made the request nine calendar ...
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Where to ask questions about Internet Explorer 11 [duplicate]

I would like to ask a question about how to enable dark theme (for the browser itself) and dark mode/night mode for the displyed websites in Internet Explorer 11. In which community should I publish ...
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How can I go down one line without answering a full empty line in questions/answers? [duplicate]

When writing anything other than code on Stack Overflow or Stack Exchange, and wanting a new paragraph, or just a line break, pressing Enter just once doesn't do the trick. Look at this ...
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How to add multiple images/photos to a question

I am member at different Stack Exchange communities; especially Signal Processing and Stack Overflow, but one thing I find difficult is that if I want to add/attach more than one photo/image/snapshot ...
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What happens to the accepted answer when a question is deleted?

If a question has an accepted answer and the question is deleted, what happens to the accepted answer and with the reputation coming from accepting that answer? More specifically: Is the accept sign ...
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Disable chat event reminders

I keep getting emails reminding me of chat events. I also see these notifications at the inbox in Stack Exchange. How do I disable these notifications entirely?
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How can I create an RSS feed for a specific question?

I used to create an RSS feed for question by using a link: https://stackoverflow.com/feeds/question/[question_id] It is not the correct URL. But I know it's possible. I do not remember the ...
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Uploading picture seems down across all stack website

It seems not possible to upload a picture anymore across several StackExchange website. It fails with "Failed to upload image; couldn't reach imgur" although the host i.stack.imgur.com is responding ...
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Chat.se, chat.so and chat.mse seem to be down

There seems to be some kind of trouble with both the main, SO and SE meta chats - All three servers are pathping seems to indicate something's fishy on the NY side of things. Could y'all take a look ...
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Can moderators redact revisions of a comment?

A user on SOja found that his sensitive information was post as a comment. I, as a moderator, edited that comment to remove that sensitive information, but is this enough? Moderators can view the ...
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Stack Overflow Forbidden

Stack Overflow has been giving me this error today and it didn't before. Did they have an issue or make a change forbidding users?
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Is it a must to have no bans during the year before being nominated as a moderator? [duplicate]

According to discussion, a user should have no bans for an year before nomination. But that's only a discussion, so I'm interested to know whether it is a required criterion or there can be exceptions ...
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Is the site 'i.stack.infuriating.com' affiliated with Stack Exchange?

The (now deleted) questing in Biology SE Why female mosquito not considered as a parasites? appears to contain an embedded image but it is not displaying for me. The URL is shown below, it looks ...
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I received an email alert about a message in my Stack Exchange Inbox, but it was missing

I'm guessing that this message was deleted because the question I commented on was put On Hold, or because the comment was from the requester. Can someone confirm that this is known behavior, explain ...
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Why does it take time to lose reputation for downvoting? [duplicate]

Occasionally, I downvote a bad answer but the -1 is not subtracted immediately and may sometimes take a few hours. Why is that the case? Why is it not immediate like when gaining a reputation for an ...
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Retrieve list of top 100 users on Stack Overflow sorted by posted content?

I am trying to replicate the top user page with the users sorted by number of posts. Suppose there are two users: User 'A' with 5608 post (Answers + questions) And User 'B' with 2627 post(Answers + ...
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How are persistently disruptive users who continually create new accounts dealt with?

A certain user has been repeatedly evading site quality controls by creating many new accounts to avoid question bans and suspensions. For more background, see the following Meta posts that have been ...
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How can I get a deleted answer undeleted? [duplicate]

I answered this question with a link to the vendor documentation that I believed addressed the issue. Adding description to a web intelligence document in BOBJ 42sp6 using restapi My answer was ...
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CAPTCHA: I can't check a box that doesn't exist [duplicate]

I spent several hours yesterday thoroughly researching a question, to be told it looked like spam, at which point I pared it down and posted it. Then I realized I posted it on the wrong SE network ...
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Counter on the close vote dialog starts from 50, but I can only cast 40 a day

Immediately before casting my 40th vote at the end of yesterday (GMT) the close vote dialog showed 11 votes remaining: After casting that vote I was shown that I'd hit my 40/day maximum: And now ...
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Where should I ask questions about using plugins with my WordPress site?

Could I have support for finding an appropriate place to ask? I am aware of wp.stackexchange.com, but they seem to focus on core WordPress (not plugin features), and is a development site (as opposed ...