Questions tagged [support]

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Missing inbox message [duplicate]

I received an email stating that there was a message in my inbox. By the time I read the email, that message was nowhere to be found. Any idea on where this message could be or what happened to it?
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Mathematics Stack Exchange site chat error

I was clearing my doubts in math Stack Exchange chat just a few minutes back and suddenly the page became unresponsive. I have faced this problem many a times...But it would open after I reload the ...
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Have covert review audits been secretly rolled-out on some sites?

Recently, in the last few weeks I've noticed a shift, reviews turning-up particularly in the reopen queue which show no indication of having been edited to be any more on-topic. (Of course, they've ...
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How can I request a permanent ban of my own account on all sites?

Can I ask Stack Exchange moderators or employees to ban me permanently on two or three emails, all the emails I have, on every SE site? I mean forever, no coming back unless I start a new email ...
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Why was I downvoted for solving someone's problem, and am I supposed to ask here for why I was downvoted? [closed]

I was downvoted for answering someone's question, and I spent quite some time to come up with the answer. The post is here. I'd like to know why I was downvoted. What was the reason? Am I violating ...
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Will background requests count as visits for Announcer, Booster and Publicist badges?

Does a request interrupted by cors error count as a visit? // this one throws a cors error fetch('https://stackoverflow.com/q/2421911/5089567').then(console.log).catch(console.error) Does an ...
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I cannot find the delete my profile button [duplicate]

I am trying to delete my profile on a SE site, but I cannot see delete profile under the Personal information tab. Can someone help? Should be an easy process. I am looking for half an hour to find a ...
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Which Stack Exchange sites do **NOT** support the MathJax plug-in? [duplicate]

Someone asked which Stack Exchange sites do use MathJax. However, the list was extremely long. After reading it, I could not think of a single site which did not support MathJax except for Stack ...
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How do we get a perma-link to a user profile which does not change when they change their profile name? [duplicate]

Suppose that a user of stackexchange changes their username from PurpleKiwi to FuchsiaCucumber How do we get a permanent link to their user-profile which is still valid after the name change?
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Is there a way to get my edited post to be reviewed faster?

When I click on the "Edit" button in a post in stackoverflow.com, I always get a red box saying Suggested edit queue is full Where can I find my last edited post that is in the queue to be ...
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Bookmarking a question using the Stack Exchange app

How do I bookmark a question from an SE site using the SE app (iPhone)? It’s not like the browser version for me.
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Some buttons on the site are being highlighted even on mouse-click

When selecting some of the buttons under a question or an answer using a mouse (for e.g., the Follow, Close/Reopen, Flag and Delete buttons), the button has a highlight around it, as the GIF below ...
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I have had some questions with sensitive information I accidentally posted—it won't let me delete the questions [duplicate]

I had posted two questions where I accidentally included sensitive data in my question - when I tried to remove the question it would not let me. Could someone please help me remove these two ...
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Why do PNG images sometimes become JPEG after going though the SE image uploader?

Example: Why do PNG images sometimes become JPEG after going though the SE image uploader? As far as I know, SE doesn't resize images if too large (> 2 MiB). I use this image. File information: C:...
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Looking for a project similar to UN CartoTile

Where would be the best place to ask this question? I am looking for a website that I briefly viewed in the recent past but cannot find in my browser search history anywhere. The site provides map ...
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How can I delete a question that I posted anonymously? [migrated]

I accidentally added information that I did not intend to and would like for it to be deleted. Could you help me please? upgrading to sprinboot 2.5.12 and my Junit tests are throwing this error
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Update wording in subject of automated "100k reputation" email

I recently received an automated email from @juan.garza of the Community Management Team. Subject: Bicycles Stack Exchange — You're killing it. Now my immediate thought was "what have I done ...
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How to give attribution when using the same code on multiple webpages [closed]

I am very new to the Stack Overflow community. I noticed that there are several excellent answers here that can help me to build a website. I am a little bit aware of the License CC BY-SA 4.0 applied ...
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What does the sorted by 'most frequent' search filter mean on stackoverflow.com? [duplicate]

Does it mean it is sorted by the most viewed questions recently? Is there a way to search questions based on how much recent activity they have, to gauge how popular they are currently (highest score ...
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Is there some difference between typing a username and using the auto-complete?

When typing (or editing) a comment, after typing @ and the first letter of a username, we're offered the choice of usernames that were in the conversation and can input them into typing the whole ...
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Sites unavailable, intermittent behaviour

Sites failing to update when refreshed, going to "Service unavailable" screen. Physics, biology, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Medical, Psychology and Skeptics. Worldbuilding being an exception went ...
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Did SE stop sending automated email when a ticket is created using contact page?

In the past, after creating a ticket using the contact page, an email like this was sent by SE: We are confirming that your request has been received. You do not need to reply to this message unless ...
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What is "Meta"? Does Facebook own Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I'm confused because people on Stack Exchange tell me to go to "Meta" to ask a question but, correct me if I'm wrong, that means Facebook right? I'd love it if someone can clear this up for ...
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Why do we add status tags to support questions?

A status tag was recently added to My support question (more specifically, status-bydesign). And from my current knowledge, status tags (e.g status-completed, status-norepro, etc.) are used for bugs ...
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How can I disable answers showing up in the search results? [duplicate]

Sometimes, when I search on MSE, or any SE site, answers show up as well as questions in the results. How do I disable/hide the answers in the search results?
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Cannot see images on Mathematics Stack Exchange

I am not able to see images in Mathematics Stack Exchange posts on my home computer (Windows/Chrome). In fact I can see the images during about 1 second after opening a question but then they ...
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How is the Sandbox archive off-topic?

I was looking at the Sandbox archive here, and it says at the top, "This question and its answers are locked because the question is off-topic but has historical significance. It is not currently ...
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Is it possible to recover Stack Exchange account lost by removing email?

If someone loses a Stack Exchange account used in a college computer lab, is it possible to recover the account anyway? The account is probably used by someone else, by changing email id. What is an ...
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Search a SO post that I closed with a certain keyword

Is there a way to search for a Stack Overflow post that I closed and that has a certain keyword say "this" or certain code say this in it? I mean, I want to search by typing in the search ...
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Problematic sharing of a closed question that is linked to another answer on mobile [duplicate]

I was trying to share a link to the question How can I plot this Cartesian Equation in Geometry Nodes? that was closed and marked as duplicate. I believe the question is not a duplicate, so I wanted ...
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Is the Global Status Page broken?

There was just an outage of at least a portion, if not the whole, SE network. I went to the Global Status Page to see what was going on and it was identified as an Outage. Now, there's no reference to ...
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Do we need to do anything about the flood of bogus new users on various SE sites?

Arts & Crafts doesn't get a lot of traffic. I just noticed an unusual number of new users on the Users tab. There's 66 pages of new users. Starting with the last row of new users on the first ...
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Why are there Stack Overflow references in profile settings on all community sites? [duplicate]

There are references to Stack Overflow in the profile settings across all community sites. As I understand it, Stack Exchange is the parent company. So shouldn't this be saying Stack Exchange?
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Is there a bigger cumulative graph than the one on the profile? [duplicate]

On my Stack Overflow profile I can see the following graph: However, if I click it, I can see just a "reward-per-day" chart, and not a cumulative one like this... are there ways to have a ...
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How to write the character \ in a code block in comments [duplicate]

How can I write this \ in comments? Why does it work in questions/answers, but not in comments?
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How does this close votes review have 5 votes already but is still open? [duplicate]

I was going through the close votes review queue on Arqade, and came across this review which apparently has 5 votes to close already (the number needed to close a post on Arqade), yet its still in ...
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Can moderators see deleted user profile data? [duplicate]

What information is available to moderators when viewing deleted user profiles on a particular site?
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Can't login to some sites after changing password

My password was remembered by a browser and I forgot to save it somewhere else too. After accidentally erasing all saved logins, I now had to recreate mine. I did it successfully, and can access some ...
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How can I stop the site from expanding an URL to the title of the post?

If there is a link to a Stack Exchange post from the same site, it is automatically expanded to the title. (Unless the post is deleted.) For example, https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/77394 renders ...
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Has the warning/question about retracting delete votes been (intentionally) removed? [closed]

As far as I remember (and It's possible to retract and re-cast a delete vote on answers, contrary to the tooltip's advice confirms this) there used to be a warning/question whether to retract ...
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Can I replace a closed question which has no answers or comments?

If I have a closed question with no answers or comments, can I edit the question enough that I make it an entirely different and better question?
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Why doesn't Ask Ubuntu let me share my Stack Overflow login?

On any other site in the Stack Exchange network, if I try to sign up it offers to use my existing Stack Overflow login. I've used this feature many times; the upside is that you get an immediate 100 ...
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What license do the help center articles that are editable by moderators fall under?

I was looking at the text of the CC BY-SA 4.0 license, which is the license used by posts on the SE network. Specifically, I noted the phrase that... You must give appropriate credit, provide a link ...
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"Search all sites", except one

I'd like to search all sites for "Wikipedia", but exclude Stack Overflow because the questions there are totally out of the scope I'm looking for. By reading the How do I search? page, I see ...
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Why are there values of 1 and 3 for LinkTypeId and no value of 2? (Stack Exchange data dump)

I have found an explanation for LinkTypeId 1 and 3 here. Why was the second type skipped?
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Required tags not even shown among (or next to) suggested tags

Can you spot the irony in this screenshot: At least one of those given tags is required and none of them was even shown as suggested. EDIT: here's a proposal for UI improvement, don't take it too ...
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Update Vue 2 links in all Stack Exchange sites

I'm trying to rewrite legacy Vue 2 links from https://vuejs.org/v2 to https://v2.vuejs.org/v2 across all Stack Exchange sites. I've completed the update on Stack Overflow with a script, but there are ...
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To plugin, or not to plugin, that is the question. Or — will there be external plugin support in the new Stacks Editor?

To plugin, or not to plugin, that is the question, Whether 'tis nobler for the scripts to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of changes, And by ...
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Stack Exchange site not rendering, instead shows code

Please go to https://stackexchange.com/ , then go to the bottom and click on Hot Questions feed. This will rediect you to https://stackexchange.com/feeds/questions and gives XML code:
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How do I access this built-in SEDE functionality to run multi-site queries?

Queries in the Stack Exchange Data Explorer are usually run over one database, i.e. a single Stack Exchange site. It is possible to do a multi-site query by fully qualifying tables (including the ...
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