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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Numbers in green and red [duplicate]

Can you explain to me how do numbers on the right correspond with a number on the left? https://imgur.com/KAIT7n2
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Am I allowed to create a Stack Exchange-like forum?

I am looking into creating a forum with a system of self-moderation and reputation which is the same system as Stack Exchange sites. I have seen many websites on the Web with the same format, ...
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How does legal@ work?

Some users have already complained on Meta.SE that they didn't receive answers on legal issues. I also sent two messages to legal (at) stackoverflow (dot) com from different emails last month, but ...
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How can I browse custom tag filters created by other users? [duplicate]

I am a heavy user of custom tag filters through stackexchange.com. For all of my custom filters, I am (unsurprisingly) the only follower. However, custom filters are public, and I can browse/view/...
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How or when is the featured tag supposed to take effect? [duplicate]

If I add or remove the featured tag from a meta-topic, that doesn't take effect immediately -- i.e. the text isn't immediately added or removed from the sidebar of the main site. When and how does it ...
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Swag in “Community Milestones Notifications about bounties, reputation and more. Hint: sometimes involves swag”

What does swag mean in "Community Milestones Notifications about bounties, reputation and more. Hint: sometimes involves swag"?
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Does this answer your question? Notice remains open even after submitting feedback

I have asked a question today and one member was voted as duplicate and private feedback was there, I choose no and submitted the form. When I revisit the question or refresh the page same notice ...
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Has a CM (specifically) gone back to being a mod before?

I know that some Stack Exchange site moderators have become Stack Exchange employees and then later left the company and gone back to being moderators on their individual sites. Sklivvz and Jeremy ...
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Does the Stack Exchange network claim to have a site for every possible topic?

I wonder if network has a site for everything. Or are there topics which are not covered by stackexchange?
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What is the content of the files in the Stack Exchange archive? [duplicate]

I have found here server files containing data from Stack Exchange. How can I know the content of each file, e.g. where the README is? For example, what is the difference between stackoverflow....
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How multiple answers by one user on same question impact on People Reached

EDIT We're working on a new stat to help convey the reach of your posts here discuss the Big Question #1: Do you have any suggested tweaks to improve the calculation method? Big Question #2: What'...
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Dump my Stack Exchange Favorites

I'm trying to morph this wonderful query to get all of one's posts so that it retrieves all the posts I have favorited. Full code here but here is the key piece I have modified, but does not work. ...
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Where on Stack Exchange can I ask questions about internships? [closed]

I've looked through some of the sites, and I don't know where's a good place to ask questions about data science research opportunities?
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My question about having an option for hiding “Featured on Meta” has been closed as duplicate incorrectly [closed]

May I ask why my question was closed a duplicate? Please note that I am not asking how to do this myself via a user script but to have it as an option in the user settings page. It's a feature ...
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Is there a way to backup an SE site? [duplicate]

I am not a high rep user nor active on Meta SE yet I worried that SE might disappear forever. Can I backup a certain site?
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Is it possible to see which percentile I'm in for the given year?

I see on my profile below my reputation score "top x% this month". My questions are: 1) Is it possible to see which specific percentile I'm in? I don't know if they just show "10%" for everyone in ...
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Unable to view Twitter because it's blocked in my country; what do Shog9's recent Stack Exchange-related tweets say?

Since Shog9 was a longstanding Stack Exchange employee, his opinions may give valuable insight into the future of Stack Exchange. Recently, it seems he has expressed his opinions on Twitter. But I'm ...
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Where can I ask a question about a SNES game?

I want to ask a question about the Mega Man X game on SNES. There are helmet enemies in every level and at the end of each level there appears a table with many helmet enemies and a number on each. ...
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Achievements bar is showing positive reputation gain in spite of the answer getting unaccepted?

On Physics.SE my answer to this question got unticked/unaccepted. I found this because my reputation got down (and surely unless I get serially downvoted or a user get removed such reputation change ...
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“Watched Tags” as links on the top of each page

I have about 10 tags in my "Watched Tags". Once I go to a particular tag, there is no way to jump to another tag unless I go back to "Watched Tags" and click on the other tag I am interested in. This ...
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The UI is confusing when you add a synonym tag and it disappears

Late last year I started to suggest edits about complex-analysis and also related tags such like holomorphic-functions. I was not aware that holomorphic-functions was a synonym of complex-analysis ...
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Timeline duplicates list edited, suggest improvement

Thank you for the great new feature Timeline, that we see now in questions and answers, it gives you a great vison about what happened in a post. I would suggest to list the full url of the duplicate ...
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Is there any valid reason to delete the “SE Inc answer” given to “Firing community managers…”?

I am talking about this answer by SE staff member Juan M. Obviously, many community members aren't happy about that answer (right now: 660 downvotes). But what caught my attention: Specifically: ...
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What is the reputation requirement to answer “Highly active question”? [duplicate]

I have 101 rep here which consist of 1 real (earned by Q/A on this site) rep and 100 bonus rep. I can't answer "Highly active question". Does such question require 10+ real rep to answer? I can't find ...
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Why I am labeled as a new contributor when this is not the case? [duplicate]

Why does philosophy.stackexchange suddenly label me as a new contributor when in fact I have already posted many questions in the last 2 years? It this related to deleting cookies from my pc?
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Action upon suspected sock puppeting [duplicate]

About an hour ago I received a series of upvotes. All on different, unrelated questions and answers, all within a few minutes window. This obviously raised a red flag. Should I do anything with this ...
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Featured tag question stopped listing in the “Featured on Meta” section of side bar [closed]

Why all of a sudden, Thank you, Robert Cartaino is stopped listing in the "Featured on Meta" section of side bar in all of the Stack Exchange sites. There are only two questions with the featured tag ...
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Shog9 and Robert Cartaino are still listed as moderators in Area 51 Discussion

Based on the posts Thank you, Shog9 and Thank You, Robert Cartaino, they no longer work for Stack Exchange, and their moderator access was revoked from all the Stack Exchange sites. However, when I ...
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Would a drug related question best belong on “Biology.SE”, “Medical Sciences.SE” or “Chemistry.SE”?

First of all, an important detail: Chemistry.SE has a tag for "drugs", and Biology.SE doesn't (it has one for "pharmacology"). Yet, I am still a little uncertain, and considering this question could ...
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Firing Community Managers: Stack Exchange is not interested in cooperating with the community, is it?

Less than a month ago, there was some settling of the incident with firing Monica. It's obvious that there was not a lot of approval from the community on the course of action chosen by SE, or the ...
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How can I find out which user earned badge X the most often?

Each badge has a list of when and to whom it has been awarded, e.g. this one. Since some badges can be awarded multiple times, is there a way to get a list of users who earned a specific badge most ...
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What’s the question with the greatest number of downvotes network-wide? [duplicate]

Which is the most downvoted question anywhere on Stack Exchange (except meta sites)? I mean considering across all the sites of Stack Exchange.
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Reputation display in top bar when accepting an answer in responsive design

There is a minor display issue in the desktop and mobile web view with the responsiveness is enabled. When the responsiveness is enabled, usually we didn't see the reputation in the top bar. But if ...
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Why some phrases auto recognised as tags and other not [duplicate]

In Stackoverflow when I search for angular it show me the tag [angular] and so I can follow it and when I search for vue or react it isn't. Angular search: Vue search: When I search for [vue] it is ...
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Where can I ask about wheeled vehicle design solutions?

I would like to ask about design of a military wheeled vehicle: why it was done that way and not the other.
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How does one cite an answer in MLA? [duplicate]

I used an answer from https://crypto.stackexchange.com and the links that were provided in the answer. Now, I am presenting the project for which I used the answer, and I would like to give proper ...
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What does the column “created” in the list of tag synonyms mean?

The list of tag synonyms contains a column called "created". Does this column contain the date when a synonym was proposed or the date when the synonym was approved? For example, on Mathematics Stack ...
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Wrong daily reputation total on profile page

While answering a question about daily reputation limit I noticed something odd in my reputation history. My profile shows a total reputation gained of 204 for December 4th, 2019 (for you all, it'll ...
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No notification preferences when “Watch Tag” [closed]

As the title says, when I choose to watch a tag, I do not get any notification preferences; i.e. email, delivery frequency etc. Am I doing something wrong, or can we no longer subscribe to tags via ...
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Where can I download previous SE database snapshots?

I'm aware I can download the entire anonymized Stack Exchange databases from https://archive.org/details/stackexchange But from what I can see, I can only download the latest snapshot, updated ...
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Why do I own this tag, and not Community ♦?

A follow-up from: Do tag descriptions/wikis edit suggestions no longer require two reviews? From the dupe and comments, the tag creator should be Community ♦, why isn't it the case here? Why do I own ...
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Do tag descriptions/wikis edit suggestions no longer require two reviews? [duplicate]

I tried to search for new and active topics on the subject here. As far as I know, only mods can approve tag description/wiki suggestions by placing one vote. By I just approved a suggestion for ...
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A user's original email address is retained in the system even after they've changed it on all sites (privacy risk, potential Area 51 sync issues)

To understand this report, first, let's have a look at the profile fields for setting one's primary email address in the system. On most sites in the network, you'll find that option in Edit profile ...
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How long should I expect a GDPR data rectification request to take?

Likely in September (2019), through looking at my profile using moderator tools (which I no longer have access to since I resigned as a moderator in early October, and I tried very hard to avoid using ...
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Fold a big chunk of text in a question

Is it possible to fold a big chunk of text in a question? In my case I need to paste this html into this question. I need this, because, the big chunk of text is relevant for the question, but is ...
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Query regarding an user's reputation cap detail

Today I see an user's reputation tab, where the user received +201 reputation from upvote. Regarding reputation cap, as I aware we can still earn rep beyond the cap by winning a bounty, accepting an ...
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Which badge is the rarest? [duplicate]

Which badges on this site are so rare very few people have earned them? Please tell me a badge that has less than ten people who have earned it. Also please don’t tell me badges that no one ever ...
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Is it valid to edit “how to do off-topic X” questions into “Where to ask how to do X”?

Some day this week I came across a question that a asked about a Microsoft product licence thing. The question title and body was a clear "Where to ask about ..." I agreed with one comment that ...
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Description of the “Flag as duplicate” doesn't match official staff reply

I know I'm not the only person noticing inconsistencies in the description since it started Should we change the description of "Duplicate of"? Duplicate explanation should encourage ...
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URL in Array mode (MathJax)

I'm trying to build a table with MathJax where one column is going to contain an external link. Unfortunately, as I can see in the math mode (MathJax) the link does not occur. It displayed in math ...