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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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We need Captain Obvious back

Almost one month ago the new-question-feed of our main chat-room The 2nd Monitor posted by the special user named Captain Obvious stopped working. There had been a short discussion Room owner ...
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Seeing a new error message place holder - is it intentional?

I tried to close a post, when it has 4 close votes already as "close(4)". When I clicked the close button, already the post's status changed to [closed] so it shows a error message. Previously the ...
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Why are “Gonna Find Out” hats already being awarded?

The description for the ‘Gonna Find Out’ hat is: cast 150 votes on questions or answers I've come across a few users with “Gonna Find Out” hats. Since Winter Bash has only been on for 3 days and ...
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Where do systemd questions belong?

Questions regarding configuration of systemd services on an Ubuntu server, do they belong on: Ask Ubuntu? Unix & Linux? Server Fault? Stack Overflow?
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Under profile on all actions, closed status isn't indicated on questions

On your profile, when you go to your 'all actions', I'm trying to find certain questions which may be reopened - that is, no longer closed (cough hats cough). Example on my profile Several of these ...
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What is the new 'Snow-Flake' symbol? [duplicate]

Good day. Today I was just working when I saw that there was a snowflake in the top-bar-menu, and it had a purple notification number on it. I had never seen it before. Note: This has been solved ...
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Where to ask about improvements for a security scenarios?

I'm building a mobile application that transfers points between users via QRCode. I'm concerned about security and am looking for effective simple yes secure algorithm to use. What is the best ...
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Why can questions only be migrated to the meta site of the main site? [duplicate]

Sometimes there are questions asked on a site, but never belong to this site, and are a very good fit for another site. In such cases I would like to vote to migrate this question to the site it fits. ...
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Winterbash Login asking me to join SO?

When I attempt to login into the Winterbash page (i.e.https://winterbash2018.stackexchange.com/auth/login) I am redirected to a page to join Stack Overflow (i.e.https://stackoverflow.com/users/join) ...
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Which Stack Exchange for question about comparing “Classical internet routing vs. Swarm intelligence routing”?

I have a question about comparing "Classical internet routing vs. Swarm intelligence routing (such as ACO)" as follows: Here is my question: Is it possible to mention the drawbacks/advantages of ...
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Where should magical/occultism questions go? [duplicate]

On what Stack Exchange websites can I ask questions regarding topics such as white-magic, black-magic, occultism, metaphysics etc.?
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What is the shape of the Knitting canvas?

The knitting canvas of Winter Bash 2018 has a weird shape: What is this shape supposed to represent, if anything?
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Do you earn hats for activity on private Teams?

A lot of the listed criteria do not make it clear whether or not activity on private teams will give you a hat. A few examples I am not sure if teams would qualify or not: post a competing answer ...
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The icon positions are changed in the Top(bar) hat

I am aware that Monica Cellio suggested the Top(bar) Hat. When compared with the current actual top bar, the icon positions of achievements and review are interchanged. Even in Monica Cellio's ...
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How does the Team Player hat get triggered?

The criteria for the Team Player hat states: visit the Stack Overflow for Teams landing page at stackoverflow.com/teams I've visited the page 30 min ago, scrolled up and down and still haven't ...
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As soon as I create account for Stack Overflow I cannot ask [duplicate]

I asked this question which I later learned is apparently preposterous and got heavily downvoted. I decide to log in to this and apparently I have not joined the Stack Overflow site and I ...
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Stack Overflow Teams API: How to get all questions or posts data?

I am trying to build a database of all the posts and answers on my Stack Overflow team information. I am able to download all data in the "Settings" -> "Billing & Accounts" tab but I am looking ...
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How many suggested edits have been overturned and by whom?

For more than a year and half, authors and moderators have been able to override suggested edits. Well, what better excuse than being near new years' to get some data. So, how many times have the ...
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How is closing a question helpful to the community?

People sometimes ask unclear, duplicate, or broad questions, which are downvoted and closed. Closing it is literally just keeping people from answering the question. I do not see how closing such ...
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Why am I being redirected to meta when I want to log in at stackexchange.com [duplicate]

Since today, when I go to stackexchange.com and click the login button, I am being redirected to the login at meta.stackexchange.com. When I login there, I am again being redirected to the main ...
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Why are there separate copies of the Terms of Service per site, if the link in each site just goes to Stack Overflow's version?

I noticed that each site in the network has its own copy of the Terms of Service, e.g. https://stackoverflow.com/legal/terms-of-service, https://meta.stackexchange.com/legal/terms-of-service, https://...
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Why do users in the European Union have to be at least 16 to participate in SE?

I noticed this new paragraph in the Terms of Service: If you are located within the European Union, you must be at least 16 years old to access or use the Network or Services, including without ...
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Why is there no chat in the footer on Stack Overflow like on other sites? [on hold]

On all Stack Exchange sites there is a chat in the footer why is there none at Stack Overflow? Usually I find it over Google or a bookmark, but I was wondering why it is this way.
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Why don't we receive notifications for obtaining the “approve tag wiki edits” privilege?

Yesterday evening I obtained the Approve tag wiki edits privilege on English Language & Usage, yet I didn't see a notification in my achievements inbox: Is this a bug or status-bydesign? I know ...
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Bug in quote found on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I posted this question on Stack Overflow, and noticed the following behavior. The following quote does somehow cut the rest of the sentence: 'DoSomeList' cannot be used as type parameter '...
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How is the new image uploader supposed to look?

This is how everyone else's screenshots look here: This is how it looks for me: I have tested it on the latest Firefox on Windows 10, the latest Firefox on Ubuntu 18.04, and on an ...
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Differentiating why votes are removed on user deletion

According to Shog9's post, there are two and only two reasons why votes are removed when an account is deleted: Some thresholds relating to vote count and number of people affected are not breached. ...
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How can I delete the avatar auto-added to an anonymous question?

A few minutes ago, I asked an anonymous question while purposefully not logged into Stack Exchange (it was about a sensitive topic and I intended it to be anonymous). When asked for an email, I gave ...
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Can I use the Stack Exchange markdown techniques in my own site?

When I develop a website, the client almost always requires me to give them edit privileges without referring back to me, i.e. they want to edit the site's content themselves. So, in such scenarios, I ...
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What is the policy/preference on Stack Exchange crossposting? [duplicate]

I will sometimes post a question on one Stack Exchange site and then wonder if the question might get better response in another? Should I delete the first post, crosspost with reference? Or...?
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Connection problems / time-outs on Android App

While I understand no new development is being done on the Stack Exchange Android app, I still find it useful for keeping an eye on questions & answers and doing some moderation tasks. (The push ...
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Do hot questions conserve their heat after migration?

Do hot questions that get migrated stay hot in their newly found home, or does migration trigger a reset of the hotness calculation and an instant cooldown?
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How can I list all user's accounts (or my own accounts) on all SE sites including metas?

When I visit accounts tab (https://stackexchange.com/users/userid/username?tab=accounts) I can see global Meta site and all SE sites but can't see any submetas of SE sites. Given the fact that meta ...
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How do I log out of an account in Area 51?

How do I log out of the Area 51 site? I clicked log-in and it automatically logged me in using the account that I was using on meta.Stackexchange.com.
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When can I edit on meta?

On per-site metas, low-rep users cannot suggest edits. Are there any other differences in the rules on editing posts on per-site metas or MSE?
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Is it possible to delete SEDE queries from our account history? [duplicate]

As the title says. There's a history of all our queries and it would be good to be able to delete the lousy queries and keep the useful ones. Is there a way to do this?
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How to search for posts with special characters like “${^MATCH}” [duplicate]

How to search for posts with special characters like ${^MATCH}? Using quotes doesn't work.
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Where should I ask a question about how to make Google Account profile pic be blank? [duplicate]

Is there a Stack Exchange site on which the following question about Google Accounts would be on topic? I want to make my profile pic blank. Now, I know this may seem surprising, but I have seen ...
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Deleted account from Stack Overflow still accessible on Meta

I have created one account (another) on Stack Overflow and was able to login with Meta Stack Exchange without joining this community. Then I have deleted that account from Stack Overflow, and I ...
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Does the site statistic “%answered” take into account deleted questions?

One site statistic available through stackexchange.com or area51 is the % answered. On some sites, many unanswered questions get deleted after a month (if downvoted) or after a year (otherwise). Are ...
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Adding another login creates a new account

I'm gradually moving to a new email address, so I tried to add it as a new login using the "add more logins..." button: That took me to this form: I filled in the new email. But when I try login in ...
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How to collect history of deleted posts?

When a question migrates, answers are deleted and the question left as a stub. For example, a question is migrated from site superuser (post id: 82342) to stack overflow (post id: 1894170). I can ...
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How to explain abbreviations without the disallowed <abbr> HTML tag?

How can tooltips be currently added to abbreviations as long as the <abbr> HTML tag is unsupported? Is there a Markdown equivalent or other workaround?
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I can log in everywhere with an e-mail address no longer tied to my account

A couple of minutes ago I discovered this by accident. So in short, I can log in on very Stack Exchange site with an e-mail id which is no longer associated with this account. The current e-mail ...
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How do I “answer” a feature request?

I regularly see feature requests on Meta, sometimes with heavily upvoted answers. A feature request is not really a question with an answer since the poster is asking for a feature to be added to the ...
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Including a clickable YouTube thumbnail (or clicking any picture) to show a video

My answer to this question Rock crushing hands, how to make it possible? show two pictures. The first is of a red crab claw. The second is a still captured from a YouTube video. My text link to the ...
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How can I help correct an answer if I don't have enough reputation to comment?

This Code Review question has an accepted answer with a single issue that I wanted to help note/fix. Then Blindman67 suggested the naive approach with this solution: function findCommon(arr)..." ...
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Is it a good idea to delete a question or answer as soon as it gets a downvote?

I have asked a low quality question or one that has an obvious answer or an otherwise question likely to be downvoted. These you should delete if the question itself is bad not about it being worded ...
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How can I search for questions/answers of a deleted user (given their number)? [duplicate]

I'm on some (single) SX site, call it foo.stackexchange.com . There used to be a user named JoeUser, with number 1234. That user has left, deleting their account. Their questions and answers don't ...
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Logging out of Gmail logs me out of SO

This seems to be a recent behavior. I use Google to log in to SO. In my normal browsing browser, I don't typically remain logged in to Google. So, if I need to (rarely) log in to SO, I will click the ...