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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Rule of sorting non-voted answers [duplicate]

I am looking at a question on SO with 9 answers, all of them still have 0 votes. At least 0 visible votes and no accepted answer. It seems that for now I am an answerer there with best reputation. My ...
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How does sorting for answers work? [duplicate]

I understand that the accepted answer is shown at the top and other answers in the order of number of votes. But how does sorting for answers with same score works? I sometimes see that the ordering ...
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Do 10k users / ♦ moderators get notified if a comment is flagged and handled automatically?

The person who posted a comment does not get notified if their comment is flagged. The ♦ moderators have a flag queue where they can see comments that have been flagged and have not been deleted yet. ...
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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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Inconsistent popup notification colors

I have noticed that the popup notification, "daily vote limit reached" has different colors depending (I assume) on how close the user is to being able to vote again. For instance, a user got this ...
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If a moderator deletes a question, is there a way to appeal for it? [duplicate]

Recently, a question I posted on one of the Stack Exchanges got deleted by one or more moderators, on the grounds that it was believed to be cross-posted from another Stack Exchange. However, I ...
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Cannot log in to my unregistered Stack Exchange account

Yesterday I set up an unregistered account to ask one question on a site in which I am not a member of. I want to make it clear that I am not interested in merging the two accounts. I am not ...
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Searching deleted posts in the Android app [duplicate]

I would like to know how users with 1k reputation can search deleted posts. I don't think they will be searchable through the regular search icon at the top of the Android app, but I don't know.
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Sort user's posts based on content length

I am looking for a way to sort the list of my answers on a Stack Exchange site by the size of content (number of words). I am looking to hand pick article length answers that I have written in past. ...
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Chat feed posts into one room, but not another

I've been trying to get a feed up for new HNQ posts on my site, using the implementation from here. The feed URL is https://lackadaisical-appeal.glitch.me/hnq/interpersonal.stackexchange.com It's ...
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Setting vanity profile names? [duplicate]

Is there a way, that I am not finding, to have a vanity profile name? On LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc I am KellCOMnet; on stackoverflow I am /users/464228/christopher-kelly. If this is not ...
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How can I change my name on a Stack Exchange site?

How can I change my name on a site in Stack Exchange network?
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List of unlinked pages on Stack Exchange sites

Here is a list of special, unlinked pages (they may be linked in questions and answers) on Stack Exchange sites. Most pages listed here are work in progress or legacy. Currently, this list is ...
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Where can I ask a question about frameworks? [duplicate]

I recently read about a new JavaScript framework that also has a native mobile development initiative. The framework claims to perform faster due to architectural differences, and I would like to ...
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Why is it (is it?) important to make it hard for banned users to check their deleted posts for 6 months (as opposed to 60 days)?

To avoid misunderstanding, I am not really opposed to making life harder for banned users in general. Here I am only trying to figure reasons of making so in one particular case and in certain ...
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What is a historical lock, and what is it used for?

Historical locks are sometimes applied to questions. What is a historical lock? What is the purpose of a historical lock? How are questions affected by historical locking? When is it appropriate to ...
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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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How do you delete a room on chat?

I created a test room on chat, but I can't see how to delete it.
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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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Where should I post my question about product development?

I'm developing a SaaS product, but I've difficulties with the pricing. Currently I can't find any Stack Exchange site that has something to do with product development. Where should I post my ...
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Rename [wifi] to [wi-fi] [closed]

"Wi-Fi" is the correct spelling. "Wifi" should be the synonym. Citations: The Wi-Fi alliance makes extensive use of the "Wi-Fi" spelling on their website (check the bottom for their trademarks), ...
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Is there a way to buy SO reputation? [closed]

Is there a feature by which we can buy reputation on SO (e.g 100 rep for $1)?, or a bot by which we can hack and increase our reputation?
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How does one request an updated header image for a particular site? [duplicate]

This question is about a minor change to a header image on the Mathematica Stack Exchange site. For background information, see: Ask the Community: Should we add "Wolfram Language" to our ...
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is stackoverflow good for resume? [duplicate]

I've heard from my python teacher that StackOverflow badges or something about it helps your resume a lot and I have no idea about it. Does anyone know about this?
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Why are there automatic moderator flags (autoflags) from the Community User, and what are they for?

Occasionally as a moderator I've noticed flags from the Community user. I've got a few questions: Why do they exist? What events trigger them? How might moderators act on them?
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Which method does the Stack Exchange iOS app use to store login info on the device?

After logging into my Stack Exchange account via the iOS app and removing it, upon reinstalling the app from the App Store and launching it for the first time I am automatically logged in. Which ...
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Managing e-mail addresses

I have stopped using the e-mail address in red. So I want my entire Stack Exchange life to move to the address in blue. If I click "remove" next to the red one, will the blue one be promoted to ...
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Why is my question still unclear after lots of edits according to suggestions? [on hold]

My question is marked as unclear for 2-3 days. I've edited it a lot and made more specific, answerable. But it's still marked unclear.
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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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What is the state of the new site designs promised after the redesign?

Last year, Jon Ericson wrote in an announcement about the completion of the responsive design rollout: We'll continue fixing bugs and starting in 2019 we'll be working on designs for sites with the ...
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Do deleted or closed posts interfere with an account merge?

A new, unregistered user showed up a few days ago on another Stack Exchange site. That user posted a question, and then, about an hour later, a separate, registered account posted a non-answer "answer"...
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Profile page says question viewed 2K times but it was actually 1501 [duplicate]

My profile page displays 2K views for this question, but when I opened the question itself to check out how many views it has gotten I discovered it had only 1501 views. What's up with that?
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Non-standard names used for main chatrooms of a site across the networks?

For inspiration, amusement, and reference, I am interested in a list of all chatrooms that: are the official/main chat room of some Stack Exchange site; have a non-standard name, i.e., something ...
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Stack Exchange site for questions related to reverse osmosis water filtration?

I am interested in reverse osmosis water filtration. What will be the most suitable site/page of Stack Exchange to accept questions of this topic?
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How do I sign up for Area 51 when I get a completing redirect page?

I want to sign up for Area 51 however, I always get stuck with this page, is their something that can be done about this? Is there something I am missing? I want to propose a new site but ...
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What can Moderators and Trusted Users see that others can't?

Sometimes I will leave a comment or note on my answer before deleting, something to the effect of: "Yep this won't work correctly, thanks for pointing this out @TrustedUser" ..and I wonder if it ...
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How is a single month duration defined on a Stack Exchange site?

A user profile on any of the Stack Exchange websites shows the age of the account in terms of number of years and months. Member for 1 year, 4 months How is a single month duration defined and ...
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Sketchy style – limit letters to 2 in favicon [closed]

Code Golf's name was recently changed to Programming Puzzles & Code Golf, so the favicon now reads PCG instead of CG. My eyes don't like it. Could you change the letter limit in Sketchy favicons ...
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Can someone fix the broken links in this historically-locked question?

This contains some broken links: Changes to syntax highlighting But it can not changed, because it is locked. Can someone fix this?
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What is the association bonus?

I was just awarded +100 reputation on all of my Stack Exchange accounts. What is this bonus for? It simply says "Association Bonus" on my reputation overview. Return to FAQ index
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Are Push Notifications currently broken for the Stack Exchange iOS App?

I've just downloaded the latest build of the Stack Exchange app from the App Store, and despite both enabling notifications and logging into my account am not receiving notifications - as an example, ...
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SEDE query to get all custom close reasons?

Is there a way to pull a list of custom "Other..." close reasons that users have typed from SEDE, preferably including deleting posts? I'm looking to propose a new close reason on Hardware ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange WebSocket action for multiple tags?

I'm developing an app to show all new questions for any tags that user is watching in realtime. So instead of using the REST API, I want to use the WebSocket at: wss://qa.sockets.stackexchange.com. I'...
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Determine which user created a tag [duplicate]

What is the definitive way to determine which user created a tag on a SE site, along with exact date and time of creation?
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Privilege that I have not yet earned is shown in Achievements

I didn't earn the "edit community wiki" privilege on Stack Overflow, but it shows in the recent achievements list.
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Which Stack Exchange sites use MathJax?

As the title says, I could use an exhaustive list of all Stack Exchange sites that use MathJax. If the list included any site-specific customizations made to the MathJax configuration on each site, ...
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Results from SEDE's Posts is the same as PostsWithDeleted

The SEDE is currently reporting the exact same results from Posts and PostsWithDeleted. For example, Query from Posts by UserId Query from PostsWithDeleted by UserId When I include the execution ...
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Right site to ask for a software book [duplicate]

I'm looking for a book recommendation to learn Ruby, that I think can have a very specific answer but I don't know which is the right site to ask. I think it is not much of a very opinion oriented ...
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How is the recommended next badge determined *exactly*?

According to Help us test the shiny new "User Activity" page! (Plus a bunch of new features.), the "Progress to next badge" bar automatically selects the badge you're closest to earning (...
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What are the badges I can earn on each site, and what are the exact criteria for earning each badge?

Formerly List of all badges with full descriptions. What are badge name's requirements? Why didn't I get badge name (right now)? Which badges can I earn multiple times? Jump to: Question ...