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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Asking a question about an app

Are there any Stack Exchange sites where I can ask a question about an app or about finding an app that does a specific thing? For example - if I want to know if there are any good scientific ...
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How do I post a question in Stack Exchange successfully? [on hold]

I posted a question on this website a week ago, but it has been closed because the topic is off-topic. How can I choose the right topic and where can I look for it? I have newly joined this website. ...
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Why am I not receiving email notifications from Stack Overflow?

When people comment or answer, I no longer receive email notifications. Why?
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Is there a way to search among all of my questions from all sites?

I know I can see all of my questions from all sites. But I can't search among all the questions.
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Where can I find image files of Stack Exchange sites' logos?

I like to use Google Chrome's Speed Dial extension for my main bookmarks, which include a lot of SE sites. I can link to image files in Speed Dial to make its buttons look nicer. Is there a specific ...
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Why is Stack Overflow trying to start audio?

I often have my browser's devtools open since I'm often debugging a snippet. I noticed this message often recently: Why is Stack Overflow trying to start audio? Update. I see it's from an ad(?). ...
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Inappropriate weight loss ad on The Workplace, ELU, and Travel

Technically I guess this might be site-specific (so migrate if needed), but as the official announcement on ads says the following, I'm reporting it here for the time being1. Additionally, the way I ...
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How do I format my code blocks?

How do I post text so that it is formatted as code? What do I need to do so that my code shows up properly — not escaped or removed — when posted? And how to get the correct syntax ...
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All Stack Exchange data dumps

The original ClearBits link to the September 2011 data dump has broken. How can I access it and other previous data dumps? The Internet Archive only has the latest one.
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Excavator badge awarded for editing question after Community♦ had bumped it to the home page

I just received an Excavator badge for Why can't I access my FTP server with Windows Explorer?. However, I was just browsing the home page, not merely looking for old posts; this question appeared ...
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How to report a bug in a community which I don't want to join?

Is there any way to report a bug to a community which I don't want to join or I don't deserve to join (Much like SO in Portuguese because I don't even know it)? The only thing that I thought to ...
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Shield icon in Firefox: Tracking attempts blocked

When browsing sites in the StackExchange network, Firefox shows a shield by the address bar, and if you hover it it says "Tracking attempts blocked". Why is this shown? What does StackExchange sites ...
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ajax.googleapis.com blocked by OpenDNS. Confirmation?

Can anybody confirm that http://ajax.googleapis.com is blocked by OpenDNS' phishing filter? I'm asking because Stack Overflow (and maybe all others in the network) loads jQuery from this domain.
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Are some questions hotter than others?

Why can some Hot Network Questions gather over 1000 views in a day, when others only get 100 in two days? Are they shown in the "Hot Network Questions" side bar with different frequency? Or it is just ...
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Shouldn't I be able to see private (“Stack Overflow for Teams”) questions when filtering by tag? [migrated]

We just started using Stack Overflow for Teams. I noticed that on the main start page of SO, I see both public questions and our private team questions. However, when I filter by a tag that exists ...
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The pop up box used for user annotations does not close when the action is completed

Can we please have a more intuitive user experience when annotating user accounts? The pop up box when annotating user accounts does not close when submitted. It's counter intuitive to the process of ...
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Formatting Sandbox

Note: Answers will occasionally be moved to the Sandbox archive when there are too many of them. When using them to report bugs, keep an eye. As per Jeff's suggestion in this comment: You can use ...
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If there's an image that's not really possible to describe, should I remove the default description?

Looking at this answer, there is this graph: It had the default "enter image description here" text for the alt. However, I don't think that such a big image with so many datapoints shown is possible ...
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What happen to Stack Overflow iOS app?

Actually what happen to Stack Overflow iOS app? Earlier I used and it's very useful when we get the messages from it via push notification.
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Following up issues that former employees were handling

I was lead into a trail of investigation into a UI issue from this post on Meta Stack Overflow Review queue showing review alert for users who can't review, that led me to this post Please don'...
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Flag ban banner showing false ban lift day [duplicate]

Not that I am complaining about being allowed to flag posts, but I got really scared when I saw this banner in my flag history after I had randomly tried to flag a post and succeeded and assumed that ...
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How to remove question ban after six months, auto-unblock didn't work after six months [duplicate]

My Stack Overflow account got question banned around January this year. After six months, I could ask questions for a few days. If I recall correctly, I haven't asked any question since, but somehow ...
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Can't read code blocks from the Stack Exchange android app

This occurs in the Stack Exchange android app released recently to the public. When someone posts a code block in their question or answer, the code block is cut off on the right hand side, and I can'...
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I want a “Stack Overflow” for my community website [duplicate]

I administer a community website — currently on dotnetnuke, which can't change right now — and I'd really like to replace my forums with something like Stack Overflow, but it has to be on ...
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Are community promotion evaluations ongoing?

I understand that the annual community promotions resets existing ads, but is there then a window for the evaluation? In other words, if an ad is posted to a community-ads tagged question before the ...
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When exactly does the Unsung Hero badge get awarded? [duplicate]

A while ago, I spotted the gold badge, Unsung Hero, which carries the description, Zero score accepted answers: more than 10 and 25% of total. The way I interpret that is that you need more than 10 ...
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Complete list of help center magic links [duplicate]

Where is the complete, canonical list of magic links to the Help Center? The list in Laura's answer here seems quite short.
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What is the status of the secure electronic opt-out of the mandatory arbitration that was promised?

In the comments of this post, Tim Post responds to my request for a "secure, electronic means" of the opt-out of mandatory arbitration with the following @jhpratt And you'll get one. And a lot of ...
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Favourite a Stack Overflow Blog Article

How do I favourite/star an article from the Stack Overflow blog? (Similar to how it is done for Stack Overflow questions.) I want to add the below article to my Stack Overflow favourites: https://...
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What is migration and how does it work?

I posted a question which was closed as off-topic and it seems like it could fit on another site in the network. How can I go about moving it there? What is migration and how does the process ...
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Where can I ask a question about finding general software that meets certain requirements?

I have a list of requirements for a program, but I don't know what program meets these criteria. That's about general-purpose software, for example, not a programming IDE or statistical workbench, ...
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Is SE allowing ads to use fingerprinting to track users?

This is pretty much a follow-up to this meta announcement by SE. Ideally that announcement would have resolved the issue, but the language in it was vague and evasive, and there have been no ...
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What is a “closed”, “on hold”, or “duplicate” question?

Questions can be put on hold, closed, or marked as duplicate. What does it mean for a question to be closed or “on hold”? What does it mean for a question to be "marked as duplicate"? Who can put a ...
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Hide messages from ignored user in chat transcript

For technical reasons(*) I'm following a chat room by reading the transcript rather than visiting the chat room itself. The problem is, there is this one user who keeps disrupting any conversation ...
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Provide the live podcast in audio-only form [closed]

I have endless problems with Livestream; every 30 seconds or so it suddenly loses its connection and ends up on this screen: I have RealPlayer flashbacks every week during the podcast. Changing the ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange for marketing questions?

I understand that Stack Overflow is for technical questions only. Is there another version for other aspects of software—such as marketing software—similar to serverfault.com for admin questions? If ...
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Can we get Stack Exchange voting data updates?

During some discussion, a very kind user linked me to this since I was combing trough SO(comp)/SE trying to familiarise myself with this website and data it provides. What I am interested in are ...
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Why are badges hidden in user cards when the account is suspended?

For suspended users, badges are not shown in their user cards at all. They only show "1" with their avatars and usernames, as if they are new users. Why is this?
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Can the Community Team lift a post ban?

On Meta Stack Overflow, a user reported that they had been Question Banned on Stack Overflow as a result of apparently abusive voting activity. A moderator replied with the following comment: I am ...
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SO for Teams: can we break into multiple spaces / sub-organizations? [migrated]

We work with StackOverflow for Teams, with two different internal org.: Engineering and Product. We use tags to separate the questions+answers between the teams, and there was a question of whether ...
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Exact dates of stages before launch of a website [duplicate]

Is it possible to know the exact dates at which Stack Exchange websites have passed each of the development stages before being launched officially? I refer to date of proposal, date of commitment, ...
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Rule violation penalties: Written warning, Suspension for 7 days, 30 days, 365 days, and then what?

The system-recommended penalties for consecutive rule violations on Stack Exchange are: Written warning 7-day suspension 30-day suspension 365-day suspension What comes after the 365-...
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On one page, same person, different reputation points

Matt asked this question. Matt answered that question (which isn't an answer). Both were joined before a week, so I assumed he's one person. They both have the same gravatar. http://phpcode.eu/...
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What events trigger an inbox notification?

The global inbox was once introduced because it became hard "to keep track of all your questions, answers, and comments across every site you participated on". The small red number tells you how ...
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What are the guidelines for reviewing?

About reviewing The review queues contain posts that possibly need further action from the community, like improvement, closure or deletion. By presenting those posts for peer-review, the system aims ...
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What can I do about a bad question I asked after I have got an answer?

Sometimes I ask a question for which the answer is very straightforward, and I missed the solution which is very obvious. I know that I can't delete a question after I got an answer. Is there ...
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On which Stack Exchange site can I ask a question about integrating with accounting software?

How can I get web services to retrieve accounting (busy accounting software) data into a web-based application? I am developing a web-based application (using PHP) which require retrieval of live ...
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(At a minimum) questions custom filter seems to not be updating properly

Here's the top of my filter: One of the questions in that top of the view: Entity Framework: Exclude audit properties from migration changes Confirmed as submitted 4 minutes ago. If I navigate to ...
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Which tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network?

What tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network? See also: Which tools and technologies are used to build Data Explorer? Return to FAQ index
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Why are mods declining flags to add [featured] to pertinent questions?

I as well as other users have flagged some of the recent questions about ads and tracking users, so people can have some forewarning before their information is all over the internet. However, the ...