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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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Duplicated strings about provider error in SO localization engine

I found the almost duplicated strings in SO localization engine: Is there a real reason to not to use the following single form? There was an error fetching your account from $provider$. ...
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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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Should we rephrase “Talkative” badge description?

This post was inspired by the bug report posted on ruSO.meta about tranlsation defects. The current description of "Talkative" badge says: Post 10 messages, with 1 or more starred, in chat. ...
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How can I improve my question to receive answers? [on hold]

I've read many articles on how to ask questions on StackOverFlow, and implemented the advice given there, but still got 0 answers, despite having been viewed 30 times. I also read this post. And it ...
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help me get a question off hold [on hold]

i described my problem, and i described how it's different from the ai google results. the replies kept asking why i'm not happy with the first result. i need help getting into this so i can get ...
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What happens to the accepted answer when a question is deleted?

If a question has an accepted answer and the question is deleted, what happens to the accepted answer and with the reputation coming from accepting that answer? More specifically: Is the accept sign ...
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How can I see list of questions marked as duplicates? [duplicate]

I want to see list of questions marked as duplicates recently for a specific tag? Is that possible either through data stackexchange or stackexchange site?
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Multi paragraph list items, OR preventing numbered list auto formatting

How do I either: Create a numbered list item that has multiple paragraphs (broken with newlines), or As a workaround, prevent the editor from automatically formatting lists marked with "N." (since ...
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How can I go down one line without answering a full empty line in questions/answers? [duplicate]

When writing anything other than code on Stack Overflow or Stack Exchange, and wanting a new paragraph, or just a line break, pressing Enter just once doesn't do the trick. Look at this ...
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How to add multiple images/photos to a question

I am member at different Stack Exchange communities; especially Signal Processing and Stack Overflow, but one thing I find difficult is that if I want to add/attach more than one photo/image/snapshot ...
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Is it possible to embed videos in questions?

Is it possible to embed a video in my questions? If so, how can I do this? I feel this feature would be useful when someone wants to demonstrate a phenomenon which can be captured with a screen-...
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Retrieve list of top 100 user on stackexchange for a specific tag sorted by posted content?

I am trying to replicate the top user page with user sorted by number of post for a specific tag. Suppose there are two users for tag. User 'A' with 5608 post for tag. And User 'B' with 2627 post. ...
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Ask first, get an answer, then edit question to invalidate answer? [duplicate]

Wait, what? (This question has already been marked once since posting.) Is this something that happens regularly? Or is it just something that happens only every once in a while? I'm not looking ...
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What's the next step if I request an account deletion and after a reasonable amount of time, nothing happens?

I recently requested deletion of my Stack Exchange account on just one specific Stack Exchange site. I followed the instructions here: How can I delete my account? I made the request nine calendar ...
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How would one know which sub-reason of “off-topic” was a question previously closed for (now reopened)?

Past close & reopen events are visible in a post's revision and timeline, and duplicate records are also available publicly on the same page. However, I can't find a way to determine which sub-...
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How can I delete my account?

How can I delete my Stack Exchange account(s)? Also, What happens to my content? Can I request it be deleted as well? What if I'm suspended, rate-limited, or banned from posting questions or answers? ...
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Where to ask questions about Internet Explorer 11 [duplicate]

I would like to ask a question about how to enable dark theme (for the browser itself) and dark mode/night mode for the displyed websites in Internet Explorer 11. In which community should I publish ...
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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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How can I create an RSS feed for a specific question?

I used to create an RSS feed for question by using a link: https://stackoverflow.com/feeds/question/[question_id] It is not the correct URL. But I know it's possible. I do not remember the ...
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Disable chat event reminders

I keep getting emails reminding me of chat events. I also see these notifications at the inbox in Stack Exchange. How do I disable these notifications entirely?
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Chat.se, chat.so and chat.mse seem to be down

There seems to be some kind of trouble with both the main, SO and SE meta chats - All three servers are pathping seems to indicate something's fishy on the NY side of things. Could y'all take a look ...
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Uploading picture seems down across all stack website

It seems not possible to upload a picture anymore across several StackExchange website. It fails with "Failed to upload image; couldn't reach imgur" although the host i.stack.imgur.com is responding ...
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How to upload an image to a post?

Sometimes I need to upload, embed, or display inline an image in a question or answer. How can I do that? Return to FAQ index
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Can moderators redact revisions of a comment?

A user on SOja found that his sensitive information was post as a comment. I, as a moderator, edited that comment to remove that sensitive information, but is this enough? Moderators can view the ...
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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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Stack Overflow Forbidden

Stack Overflow has been giving me this error today and it didn't before. Did they have an issue or make a change forbidding users?
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When should I create a new tag? How do I request a new tag if I don't have enough rep?

Can someone please create the tag foo on our site? We need to have it because Foo is a recent/upcoming release / edition / model / episode of a popular, established OS / board game / bike brand /...
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My account has been temporarily suspended; what does that mean?

My account has been temporarily suspended, besides the following restrictions: an account will be locked at 1 reputation the user page will have a visual indication that the account is in timed ...
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How are persistently disruptive users who continually create new accounts dealt with?

A certain user has been repeatedly evading site quality controls by creating many new accounts to avoid question bans and suspensions. For more background, see the following Meta posts that have been ...
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On Area 51 new replies are shown to me though they are not replies for me

I am the follower of the site Algorithms and Data Structures. When today I opened the site, I saw some new replies. I was confused to see the replies as they were not the replies of my question nor of ...
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How do I change my review decision?

Suppose that I made a wrong decision about a suggested edit. Let's say I wrongly choose 'Approve'. Is there a way I can retract my decision or change it?
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Is it a must to have no bans during the year before being nominated as a moderator? [duplicate]

According to discussion, a user should have no bans for an year before nomination. But that's only a discussion, so I'm interested to know whether it is a required criterion or there can be exceptions ...
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Is the site 'i.stack.infuriating.com' affiliated with Stack Exchange?

The (now deleted) questing in Biology SE Why female mosquito not considered as a parasites? appears to contain an embedded image but it is not displaying for me. The URL is shown below, it looks ...
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Why wasn't this question automatically protected after receiving a combination of spam answers and non-answers?

As per the FAQ on protection, questions are automatically protected as a result of deleted answers if the number of deleted answers from new users, plus the number of deleted answers with helpful spam ...