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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Closing Questions. Stack-Exchange Web-Design [on hold]

Why do people anonymously vote;i.e why do the web-designers allow/enable them to do so? The OP does not know their Stack-exchange e-identity,i.e their nickname . Nor the close-reason they support. If ...
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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral"). As ...
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What to do about getting downvotes on one site for meta posts on another?

Recently I had a query regarding the validity of the functioning of the Academia Stack Exchange site. Since then, I have had three questions downvoted on Stack Overflow. This seems to be a rather ...
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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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How do I edit the 'Organisation' shown in my Developer Story? [migrated]

My developer story includes a link to my current business - which I am the sole operator/employee of. I've just checked and it is displaying a person I have never heard of in the role of 'Translator'. ...
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How to type italics or bold inside code in a comment

How can you put italics or bold inside code in a comment? For example, to produce normal italic in a comment I've tried `normal _italic_` `normal `_`italic`_ <code>normal _italic_</code> ...
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How do new users on beta sites ask what's relevant when the meta has a reputation limit?

I want to ask a question on a beta site (stats), but I don't know if it's relevant. Attempting to ask on the stats meta site returns this: You must have at least 5 reputation on Statistical ...
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What makes this question “too localized”?

This question has been closed as too localized: The "I Get It" Reputation Problem As far as I can tell, question timeline suggests rather reliable (though not quite impressive) flow of ...
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Cannot login using Google authentication [on hold]

For some reason, I'm not able to login to an of the SE sites using Google authentication today. Did something change? PS. I had to create a direct login on SE using my other e-mail id to report this ...
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Not getting notifications

I'm not getting notifications on a Pixel 3 (9: 1 august 2019 security patch). I'm running version 1.0.95 of the app. I've tried redownloading the app, clearing storage/cache and disabling and ...
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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 ...
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Inline Code Editor Unusable in Chrome

From what I've read, this is the proper place for this thing. I first thought tweeting you would get an answer, but I guess not. On Stack Overflow, when you answer/ask a question, you have the option ...
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Documentation for Stack Exchange engine URLs?

I have found mentions of various Stack Exchange engine URLs (/question/NNNN, /question/NNNN/question-title-spelled-out, /answer/NNNN, /user/NNNN, /q/NNNN, /a/NNNN, /u/NNNN, etc.) scattered around in ...
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Query for no. of many questions I have answered which are closed later

Is there a query to know how many questions received answers before they are put on hold and I am one of the users who wrote an answer before the question is closed? If it looks confusing, let me ...
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Is there an SE site where asking about the format of a 2D barcode is on topic?

I have a 2D barcode that I don't recognize the format of. Is there a site on the Stack Exchange network where that question would be suitable? If so, which one?
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Does “k” really mean 1000?

Due to this question and answer What are “kviews”?, I assume 1k = 1000, 2k= 2000... I don't believe it. Or maybe I am wrong. Please check the below images. You will see 2kviews. But when you ...
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In which stack exchange site should I ask about game development?

I want to ask a question about the development of a popular game (not one that I am making, but a game by another company) where should I ask it? my question is: why didn't Minecraft's code moved ...
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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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Is there a link to the corresponding meta site? [duplicate]

Do Stack Exchange sites have a link to their respective meta site somewhere?
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Facing Error to access “SEDE” [closed]

I asked a question about a solution for searching tags in Meta SE, you can see my question in following the link: SEDE It was working since Aug 10th and after that when I was trying to open SEDE like ...
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Does Stack Exchange have an email notification option?

Is there a feature on Stack Exchange that will allow me to receive an email notification when someone comments on my question or answer, or answers my question?
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Why aren't “minimum requirements not met” asterisks on Area 51 shown to logged-out users?

Today, I noticed that there were a large amount of proposals which did not meet the 3-day minimum requirements. Ordinarily, there is an asterisk shown next to each one that does not meet them: ...
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How was this new user able to post two questions less than 40 minutes apart?

New users who have less than 125 reputation are subject to a 40-minute time limit between asking questions, network-wide. Today, however, this 1-rep user was able to post two questions within 8 ...
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Stack Overflow doesn't recognise my Ask Ubuntu login [closed]

Suddenly, today, Stack Overflow is asking me to log in. I have an Ask Ubuntu account linked to my Launchpad account. I can log into Ask Ubuntu OK, and then I can go to anywhere in the network, ...
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Who is the user with highest combined reputation from all Stack Exchange sites?

I am aware that there is a list of top users for each of the Stack Exchange sites. However, I am wondering if there is a list showing the combined reputation of each Stack Exchange user from every 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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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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HTTP -> HTTPS script didn't change everything [duplicate]

In 2017 the network decided to implement the HTTPS protocol, as was announced in Network-wide HTTPS: It's time. Although that post isn't completely marked as status-completed I think most, if not ...
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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 is syntax highlighting and how does it work?

I noticed that sometimes my code gets highlighted in different colors when rendered. What is syntax highlighting? How does it work? Why isn't my code being highlighted correctly? How do I report a ...
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Why have view counters been modified?

I’ve noticed that recently view counters no longer show the exact amount of views over 1.000, like they used to. Is that to save space or what?
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How does comment voting and flagging work?

Comments can now be upvoted and flagged. How do those features work? Do users get rep for their upvoted comments? Do upvoted comments have any effect on comment sorting? And can users see their own ...
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Offensive Username

I'm not a prude - but f***vimmeanpeople seems like quite a rude and unacceptable username. Since we can't flag users - just questions - is it possible to make this username something a little more ...
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How to use a search regex for tags in the Stack Exchange API

I want to simulate the question search using regex behaviour of Stack Overflow using the Stack Exchange API. For example, using c++* for tags will give questions which have c++ as prefix in tag such ...
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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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How can I write good alt text?

When editing Stack Exchange posts, a whole ton of them don't have alt text on images. Alt text is important so the visually impaired that have to rely on screen readers can experience and value Stack ...
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Is there a way to view chat transcripts only of a chat room?

If I want to see only the chat transcripts of a specific chat room, is there a way to do so? As of now, when I want to see previous chats when I was not present, I enter the room, the room is loaded ...
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Is Safe Frame added yet?

It looks like for a couple months, SO has been trying to add Safe-Frame. (And indeed implement Feature-Policy.) ...We are testing deployment of Safe Frame to all ads... We are trying to deploy the ...
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Active bounty count display issue in bountied tab

Regarding the active bounty count in the Bountied tab, in the Home page it is displaying as "N Bountied", and in the Questions page it is displaying as "Bountied N". Is there any reason, why the ...
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Magic link for MathOverflow in chat and comments

I can link to many Stack Exchange sites with syntax like [so] or [math.se]. Now that MathOverflow is a member for Stack Exchange is there a similar markdown link?
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Can suspended users edit their profiles?

Are suspended users able to edit their profiles, or are they prohibited from doing so?
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Why can't one update their own profile during a suspension period?

If a user is suspended temporarily then why can't they update their profile information, like bio and all? Is it included in suspension rules? Because when I referred to this link I didn't get ...
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Is there a “never ask me about cookies again” cookie that we can set?

While I know it's in vogue to consider everything, everyone, and everywhere a lethal threat to one's well being, I have a question of a different sort. StackExchange is a plague of "we use cookies" ...
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Where should I ask about port forwarding?

I need to ask a question about network port forwarding, but I don't know where to ask it. Network Engineering? Super User? Somewhere else completely?
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Is Stack Exchange Meta data available on Data Explorer?

I am trying to run a query in Data Explorer and can't seem to target Meta SE. I've tried a few different ways (Stack Exchange Meta, Meta, Big meta, Meta Stack Exchange), pasted the URL meta....
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How to reference other tag in usage guidance?

Security.SE has had a rather strange problem. There is a tag called content-security-policy, which is about a specific mechanism in modern browsers. However, many users have used this tag for ...
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Are question timestamps “before x min” cached on Stack Exchange sites?

I was reading once that the Stack Exchange sites are using caching heavily. Checking the HTML source of a site, when logged-in and when being an anonymous visitor, shows in both cases (example): <...
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When and how to give attribution to code snippets from Stack Overflow

I want to understand when do I need to give attribution to code snippets from Stack Overflow. Do I need to give attribution when I use code snippets in a blog post (by a blog post I mean a tutorial) ...
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As per the new data retention policy, when will inactive accounts now be deleted?

Prior to May 2017, accounts used to be automatically deleted if they met certain criteria. However, in May 2017, we stopped culling inactive users (see When will inactive accounts be deleted?). Today,...
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Where would I post a question about a specific manufactured material and its properties?

I would like some information around a manufactured mesh material that is flexible and has other properties. Where would I post my questions?