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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 opinionated discussion, this tag is probably the right one.

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Login into Apex application using url and no password required [on hold]

I have forms application and APEX application, I am looking for a solution, where, a button in forms is pressed, it launches apex application and authenticates it without need for password. Please ...
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Meta question that has an answer in help center

From time to time I see questions on ruSO meta (I think that any other metas have the same situation) when user asks something about site, and there is an answer in help center. What should we do in ...
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Why did the Stack Overflow blog switch back to WordPress from Jekyll? [duplicate]

Why did the Stack Overflow blog switch back to WordPress from Jekyll again? It was originally on WordPress, then switched to Jekyll for some time, and now it's been switched back. This screenshot ...
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Duplicate question answers no longer work/apply, new user cannot assign bounty to duplicate [duplicate]

On WebApps the question How to reference a cell while keeping its color formatting? references an older question Cell reference with colour formatting (duplicate), and the OP remarks the answer seems ...
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What can highly-active users who want to delete their accounts expect if their account is held up for review for vote preservation?

It's a known fact that users with lots of activity (conflicting posts as to whether votes or reputation are considered) qualify for potentially having their votes preserved in case they request their ...
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Why are code snippets unavailable on profiles?

I have a profile. The picture contains a unicorn, and it talks of unicorns, but when I try to insert a snippet of code about unicorns: There is no snippet button: I also tried to manually add ...
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Which stack is the most appropriate for questions related to nautical-electrical issues?

My boat has a GPS and a tiller pilot, which seem to work fine separately, but don't seem to want to talk to one-another. Which stack would be most suitable to ask about such nautical-electrical ...
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Profile deletion still outstanding a week after the grace period? [duplicate]

I issued a delete request for one of my profiles (on "The Great Outdoors") over a week ago. The grace period expired on the 9th April but my profile has yet to be deleted? Can someone look into this ...
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Java Syntax highlighting on Stack Overflow not working [on hold]

I posted a Java question with Java code: My custom made Stack class is always throwing StackIsUnderflowing Exception : Why? Then I selected the code and used the curly brace button and a language: ...
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How to add profile of multiple networks inside About Me?

Can someone tell me, please, how to add the widget of multiple networks: Is it by the same principle as LinkedIn plugin script or no? As I understand, I need to use my own link of stack exchange with ...
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Where can I ask for a web site that I'm looking for?

I'm looking for a web site where I can create questions about programming, HTML and CSS and my students can answer it with actual code. I know Stack Exchange has many sites for asking different types ...
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Whether Stack Overflows allows software solutions that are plagiarized (or are wrong)? [on hold]

I think the answer is "yes". But I want your answer. I have solved some problems, in my opinion these problems are fundamental for computer science and are more general than "artificial intelligence",...
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Searching for questions which only contains selected tags and nothing more

How do I search for questions which only contains selected tags and nothing more? For example, I need to see the question of which tags are only [c#] and [Winforms]. If I search for [c#] and [...
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What reputation-based privileges are not awarded as part of moderator rights?

I was working on updating the FAQ Reputation requirements compared, which says that despite most privileges of 25k+ users being conferred as part of ♦ moderator rights, there are a few (2.5 ...
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Photo upload on iOS app in gardening exchange fails most of the time

App fails to upload the files most of the time, I've seen some incidents succeed also, but very rarely. Screenshot for details
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How can a moderator prevent their answer from being automatically converted to a comment on meta site?

As discussed in this meta thread, I had some difficulty posting a valid answer to an undelete request on the open data meta site. My question is, as a mod of the site, and the fact that it is the ...
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Why I did not receive a notification that grace period of a bounty started?

From my past experience with bounties, you receive several notification as the bounty is closing to end: bounty expires in three days, bounty expires in one day, bounty expiring soon (this is ...
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Visit chat section

On some questions (e.g. here) I see the "Visit chat" section which refers to the current community chat page: Other questions don't have such a section. Moreover on several questions (e.g. here) ...
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Why does adding a duplicate bump a question if marking it as a duplicate in the first place doesn't?

I recently added questions to the list of duplicates on a couple of closed questions. To my surprise I then found those questions at the top of the homepage. This was surprising to me because closing ...
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How to properly cite someone on Stack Exchange?

I have asked a question a couple of weeks ago and I was given a very detailed and nicely presented answer. I was wondering if I would like to use such an answer how do I cite the person or what do I ...
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VoteTypeIds in the context of Comments for StackOverflow Posts

Known information: As per this answer comments can't be downvoted. VoteTypeId 3 means downvote on a given post. referred answer My Assumption: Comments should not be downvoted and therefore Votes ...
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When are tag wikis created by the Community user vs a normal user?

When viewing the history of tag wikis, I've come across quite a few tags showing that the original revision was by the Community user, and quite a few that were by normal users. Two random examples I'...
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Everytime that I switch stacks the system requires a password reset [closed]

How can I get StackExchange to quit forgetting my password? Now it is even worse. It wont let me edit my own posts or comments.
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Can upvotes be sorted and searched?

I am constantly wanting to back through helpful questions and answers that I remember, and upvote, so I can reference and view them multiple times, continuing to get benefit from them. The search bar ...
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Do recommended deletions turn into delete votes when the delete privilege is earned?

Users with >2k rep but <20k (1k and 4k respectively on beta sites) can recommend deletion on low quality answers. Once the upper bound is reached, users unlock the ability to cast delete votes on ...
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How to “unfollow” a question that I posted an answer to?

I made a post in a sandbox question and now I get notifications about other posts. I could not find any option to ignore notifications from that thread. Is there no such option or did I miss it?
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Twitter icon missing on the profile page of the network sites

When I first started seeing this, I thought this could be some render because of poor internet error that time or whatever. I basically ignored it. I think its a issue which was okay few weeks ago I ...
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Is it against the site policy to include an offer of a bitcoin bounty in my stackoverflow question? [duplicate]

As the title explains, is it acceptable to add something like the following to a stackoverflow question: I'm offering a $10 reward in bitcoin to the submitter of the accepted answer. UPDATE ...
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How do I cancel an edit? [duplicate]

I've edited a post and realised I was in error. How do I retract that edit? The edit is in the review queue, and I'd like to abort it because by rights it should be rejected, and if it isn't then it'...
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Non-employee Moderators on MSE [duplicate]

As far a small I know only employees are moderators on MSE so how is this user a moderator?
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How to prove I didn't downvote? [duplicate]

In Merge two mysql tables from all row in table 1, but extra row in table 2 by id column the answerer accused me of downvoting his answer, just because I made comments that his answer doesn't really ...
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Why can't you vote to leave open after previously voting to close and reopen?

Here's an interesting scenario: A question was closed as off-topic. I voted to reopen it and it was eventually reopened. However, in the process of getting reopened the question was edited. I closed ...
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Can I prevent link back(appear in Linked Sidebar) when adding a link to another post?

Frequently I add links to other questions or answers in my posts, providing additional information for a subject. This link appears on the Linked Sidebar of the question, which is ok. The issue is ...
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Where can I ask a question about hardware? [duplicate]

I am building my own computer and I have doubts about which fan should I choose. I've seen here Super User might be the place, but they say "if you are not looking for a shopping recommendation". ...
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Is there any chat feature on Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

In one of my earlier posts, an user initiated a private discussion for understanding my concern better. (There is a chat window on the 5th comment) Which badge is required for that?
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Search engine description with throwback theme [closed]

I searched DuckDuckGo just now and a StackOverflow question came up as a search result. Instead of a meaningful page description or snippet, below the DuckDuckGo search result entry appeared the ...
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Edit counts toward Strunk & White badge do not always add up to 80

There are a number of similar questions but they don't seem to capture the following: There is a list of criteria for edits that do / do not count towards the Strunk & White badge; however, when I ...
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Is it acceptable to ask questions regarding originality of a plot on Stack Exchange? [closed]

I got an idea for a novel. I want to make sure that this idea is truly new. Is it acceptable to post questions like "has there been a book/movie/TV show with this plot?" on literature.stackexchange....
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Why aren't strike throughs allowed on questions? [duplicate]

It's possible to edit and delete parts or even the whole text of a question. But this does not allow the history of a query to be tracked especially if answers to the now edited or retracted question ...
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Formatting/Styling of Stack Exchange sites is not displaying

Background: When trying to access any site other than Meta Stack Exchange, the pages sometimes load without any styling or formatting when loaded in Chrome. It appears to be the HTML without the CSS ...
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Getting Duplicate Questions from Stack Exchange API

I want to use api.stackexchange.com to get duplicate questions. Scenario: I get a question from api.stackexchange.com using GET .../questions/{my_question_id}. In the next step I would like to get a ...
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Is there a wayback machine archive of the april fools theme? [duplicate]

I've been looking but I can't find it anywhere! This should be perserved somehow IMO.
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How can I check the number of views for a specific question? [duplicate]

Say for example this question. How can I check the number of views it has? Is it possible to do that?
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Using Stack Exchange for my students [duplicate]

I teach a course in C++ and want my students to post questions about the course material in a professional forum, and have other students answer them. They do not use Stack Overflow directly due ...
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No way to change or delete Stack Exchange login

My Stack Exchange login is registered to a email address on domain that will soon be owned by another person. For security reasons, I would like to deactivate my login on Stack Exchange and dissociate ...
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How do I find out how hot I am? Is there an easy-to-see user's total HNQ (total hotness) counter?

I noticed a that recently it seems that at least one of my questions have gone to the HNQ each week, though they are asked on different sites. But I don't know how to verify this. Is there a "total ...
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How are linked questions determined? [duplicate]

I understand that duplicates of the current question show up in the linked section of the right sidebar. However, some questions have a linked section even though there are no duplicates of them and ...
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Why does 'user:ID deleted:1 is:question' return undeleted results when reputation is insufficient for correct results?

I have high rep in Space Exploration SE, so the user:12102 deleted:1 is:question returns exactly what I've asked for, a list of my own deleted questions. But when I repeat the same kind of search ...
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unlinking a Google Account from stackexchange

If a user has a Google Account, a different website such as the Washington Post, might offer to "link" the Google Account to the Washington Post account. The Washington Post offers both link and ...
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Post Timeline: mouseover parts reveals “S”

I first noticed it on the Timeline for Winter Bash 2018 Knitting, but I've seen it on other timelines for other posts on other sites. When I hover over certain events in the timeline: start of ...