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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 open discussion, this tag is probably the right one.

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Does Stack Overflow provide public Python APIs for querying?

I'm interested in writing an application on top of Stack Overflow. For example: Get the answers to the questions identified by a set of ids, get the questions that are related to the questions ...
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Massive user removal in one night?

I woke up this morning to find that I suffered massive drop in points across network because of lots of users were removed . What happened to those users? Was there a database cleanup?
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What does “user was removed” mean and why did my reputation change because of it?

Message appearing when a user was removed. It seems I lost 1765 reputation points on Stack Overflow yesterday. The reason given in my history is "removed", with the description of "User was removed (...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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Writing mathematical formulas and special signs on Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I am a student and every time I think of asking a question I have difficulty in writing mathematical equations involving summation sign, logarithms, integration and differentiation. How can I write ...
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How do I enter formulas on 'Mathematics' or 'Theoretical Computer Science'? [duplicate]

The help icon only leads to a general Markdown reference. The way to enter formulas should be mentioned, preferably in a separate section and with a link to a Tex reference.
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How can I test my app without a sandbox? [duplicate]

Our team is building an app using the Stack Exchange API. The app's purpose is to notify team members when a question is asked which meets certain parameters as specified in /search/advanced GET. In ...
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Area 51 » Oops! Something Bad Happened! [on hold]

I try to connect to Area 51 with my google account, but i can't, it show me this error : EDIT Now after some try i can connect. > This not happen just with Area 51, but also in stack-overflow,...
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Is the VLQ flag appropriate for blatantly off-topic questions here on MSE?

The endless stream of blatantly off-topic questions never ceases to flow into MSE, which is a topic that's been brought up many times. I've written a userscript that automatically casts a close vote, ...
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Once I reach 15 reputation, will my old votes be taken into account?

Users below 15 reputation can't effectively vote. It says: Votes cast by those with less than 15 reputation are recorded, but do not change the publicly displayed post score Does it mean that they ...
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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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Why the links with “leagues/{site-name}” do not work for all sites?

Typically when you go to reputation league, the url looks something like https://stackexchange.com/leagues/{id}/{site} or https://stackexchange.com/leagues/week/{id}/{site}, etc. The link contains ...
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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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Is there a list of all Stack Exchange sites that advertise themselves with Community Ads on other sites?

I know that some Stack Exchange sites (e.g. Writing) have community ads that they submit on other sites (example below). Is there a list of all such SE sites? I assume based on past questions that ...
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How can I format a list inside a numbered list nicely

I posted on meta.stats a question with a bullet list in a numbered list. See the excerpt below (as most of you can't see that question yet). As you can see it looks currently horrible. Is there a way ...
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Is there a sandbox to post test questions?

I have noticed a behaviour that may or may not be a Markdown bug. It is a discrepancy between the preview and the rendered result, which is why I would need to post a question to check it out. Is ...
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Where would I ask this question about city names?

I got a question about geography, why some city names remain the same in different languages and others not, where would I ask this?
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Embed Stack Overflow (mechanism or itself) into my website

I was wondering if I can have Stack Overflow capabilities inside my website. For example WordPress can be installed on a host as if it was an application. Is there a way of installing simple (Stack ...
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What site-specific post formatting settings are available?

Certain Stack Exchange sites have specialized support for non-standard types of post formatting. Tim Post briefly mentioned these when discussing site-specific configuration settings, but he didn't ...
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Is it possible to download and upload all questions? [duplicate]

Previously I was using another Stack Exchange account for using all communities. I have some questions in that account. Now I am using another Stack Exchange account for using all ...
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Can I see my own votes after an election is closed?

I'd like to revisit my own vote after the final results are in. Is this possible? No, I didn't take a screenshot
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A site on women's issues

Is there a site on the Stack Exchange network to ask and answer questions relating to women's issues?
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How does highlights view work in Chat?

There's an option to view "highlights" in rooms on Chat. This hides some messages, but shows most of them. How are these determined? It seems to be random, other than showing all starred messages that ...
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Negative score limit for Questions to show in any of the tabs?

First, apologies if this is a duplicate, I couldn't find it. I was looking at various queries on Data Explorer earlier and noticed something a bit odd, this question on SO: https://stackoverflow.com/...
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Who are the users that work for Stack Overflow?

I know Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky are the owners or creators because I came by the site from reading their blogs. Who else works for Stack Overflow in here? Does Jon Skeet? There's also a fair ...
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Can't delete the filter called My Filter

I'm unable to get rid of a filter that goes by the name of "My Filter". This is the default name you get when you click on New Filter. There's a clickable "Delete this filter", which leads to a ...
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How can I link two Google accounts to one Stack Exchange account?

I have one SO login that is linked to a Google Apps Account. The thing is... I have a second Google Apps account and I would like to add it to My Logins but nothing I have tried has worked. I've ...
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What are the criteria for questions to be selected for Hot Network Questions?

I really like the new Stack Exchange home page, where certain questions from the Stack Exchange Network are presented, along with a hotness rating that is described as "arbitrary" in its tooltip. Such ...
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What is this “custom badge here…” thing in the badge tracker all about?

While selecting a new badge to track, I came across something odd on the badge tracker gui: I'm looking specifically at this part: I've never noticed it before. (And I go through the badge tracker a ...
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How to get refined data of a Stack Exchange website

I have used the following SQL query on Academia Stack Exchange: SELECT * FROM Posts This query generated 50,000 rows ... but the total number of questions on the website is approximately 28,000. ...
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Which sites are excluded or limited from Hot Network Questions?

I was curious but couldn't find any definitive listing on this. Is there an official list of sites excluded from Hot Network Questions somewhere? Additionally, which sites are penalized from Hot ...
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How can see list all the questions which had a bounty on them?

Is it possible to see a list of questions which had a bounty?
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How many votes on questions by sock puppets does it take to suspend his account? [duplicate]

If a sock puppet votes on a question or an answer, how many times can it do that before the account gets suspended or deleted?
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Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such negatively received?

This question was originally from this Meta Stack Overflow question. While there are many posts related to this issue which get closed as duplicates of Encouraging people to explain downvotes, ...
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SEDE query to find how many questions remain unanswered related to a particular tag

For example, there are N questions which have a tag named X (there might be other tags also) and M of the questions remain unanswered. I require the number M associated with all tags in Stack Overflow....
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Wheres the best site for accessibility learning?(request discussion) [closed]

I want to learn the basics of accessibility and learn how to code a little dont know where to begin...all help much appreciated.
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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 (4.5 ...
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If I change my display name, will the change reflect in comments?

I am interested in changing my display name to my full name, but am concerned about losing the connective tissue in the comment threads I participated in. Because @name links do not appear to be ...
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Is there a list of SE chat privileges, and the minimum reputation required for those privileges?

Is there a list of privileges that users have on any Stack Exchange chat rooms, and which lists the minimum reputation required for each privilege? If such list doesn't exist, what is the reputation ...
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HTTP 302 from /users?tab=moderators

While doing some data analysis I put together an application to pull the list of moderators for a site from /users?tab=moderators (example). When I attempt to grab this page, either through my ...
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How to merge two different Stack Exchange accounts?

I know that a similar question (How to merge two different Stack Overflow accounts?) was asked a lot of times, but the answer to all of them was the same: visit the help centre page on merging ...
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What can I do when getting “This question body does not meet our quality standards”?

While trying to ask a question, I got the error message This question body does not meet our quality standards. Please make sure that it completely describes your problem - including what you have ...
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Stack Exchange API too many requests from this IP address

I am using the Stack Exchange API to get Stack Overflow data, but I am getting "too many request from this ip" after making only five requests. I got JSON content like this: {u'error_id': 502, u'...
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Lost my actual Stack Overflow ID [closed]

I lost my old Stack Overflow ID with the new OpenID changes. How can I get it back?
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StackAPIError - I can't retrieve all questions and answers tagged java [duplicate]

I want to have a dataset that contains all the questions and answers (accepted) of java, I used your API "stackapi", and the source code I made is: from stackapi import StackAPI SITE = StackAPI("...
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Is there any flag that indicates that I have been banned from asking questions on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I have been banned from asking questions on Stack Overflow. I am working on how to get unbanned. Meanwhile is there a way to know if a user is banned from asking questions. May be some sort of flag or ...
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Can duplicate questions be deleted? [duplicate]

Yesterday a question of mine, Is “shipping” today's equivalent of “matchmaking”? [duplicate] , which had been closed as a duplicate, was deleted automatically by the system. deleted by Community♦ ...
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How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion?

What circumstances can cause a question or answer to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? How can a post be deleted? When can't I delete my own post? Can I still see my post even after it's ...
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How to find users by name

I have a whole bunch of people I would love to follow or at least check out on Stack Overflow. I know them from places like Github as well as personal friends. However I am having a really hard time ...
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A suggested edit cuts out allegedly malicious links. How do I safely check that claim and what review action do I take?

I came across this suggested edit on Movies.SE this morning. The edit cut out two shortened links (TinyUrl), claiming they linked to a virus, and added a disclaimer not to click said links in the ...