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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 opinionated discussion, this tag is probably the right one.

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Is there a query that returns answers one vote away from the Pizza hat?

I want to identify answers that are just one vote away from the Pizza Hat (was Extra Toppings last year). Searching for "pizza" or "toppings" on SEDE did not reveal a suitable query. How to query for ...
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What jQuery versions are used by SE sites?

This is probably an XY problem, but I am focusing on my solution. It's known that China has blocked off all of Google, including ajax.googleapis.com where SE loads jQuery library. For some reasons, I ...
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Why is BountyAmount for votetypeid = 8 empty in the votes table of MathOverflow

While helping out on a SEDE query here I was looking at the votes table in the MathOveflow database, specially the records for votetypeid = 8. I noticed that the bountyamount isn't present in these ...
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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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Is there any way to see my total hat count?

I've earned the same hat on multiple SE sites but I am unable to find any way to see total count of hats I've gotten. Is there any way to see a total count of the hats I have? If possible just like ...
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. ...
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I comment on answer why NAA and flagged but my flag is declined [duplicate]

Regarding this post, I flag NAA and comment on that post. How your answer is different from above answer The post is deleted, but my flag is declined. Why?
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How do I return to the original image?

Before clicking on "Done", I had this image before starting to knit. Now I can't see it, because I have an old image replaced. Can I return to this original image? Image used from here.
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Why does Community bump questions to the homepage as “This question has answers that may be good or bad”? [duplicate]

I've come across this question recently. Community just marked it as active with this message: This question has answers that may be good or bad; the system has marked it active so that they can be ...
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Winter bash Secret Hats 2018 [duplicate]

So where is the question that shows all the secret hats for 2018 as I've got 2 already but can't find the canonical question for them. Or am I the first one to ask this year? Yes, I found the 2017 ...
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Author reviewing edit after it has already been rejected

One of my edits was recently rejected on Ask Different. Two people rejected it, but then the OP reviewed it as "Edit". Is this intentional behaviour or a bug?
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Can an anonymous user post a thank-you message or vote?

I'm not a registered user but I want to thank or vote for the person who answered my question. Is that possible, or must I register for an account on the website to do so?
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Where can I ask questions about the game Counter Strike?

Is Counter Strike Global Offensive on topic on any site within Stack Exchange? If yes, I assume it would be in the Sports Stack Exchange?
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Use of comments while reviewing on test question from SO [migrated]

I was reviewing today a question in stackoverflow. The OP was saying that he couldn't find the documentation about a keyword and was pointing to a certain empty link. I did a brief search for it and I ...
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The icon positions are changed in the Top(bar) hat

I am aware that Monica Cellio suggested the Top(bar) Hat. When compared with the current actual top bar, the icon positions of achievements and review are interchanged. Even in Monica Cellio's ...
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Winterbash Login asking me to join SO?

When I attempt to login into the Winterbash page (i.e.https://winterbash2018.stackexchange.com/auth/login) I am redirected to a page to join Stack Overflow (i.e.https://stackoverflow.com/users/join) ...
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Can't paste data to question, get prompted for Image?

I am trying to ask a Question on SE, and have some mock data in Excel I've copied, and am simply trying to paste in to my question. I've done this before dozens of times, but suddenly am having this ...
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What is the difference between hasaccepted and isaccepted?

The Advanced Search Tips give the options hasaccepted and isaccepted. I can't really understand the difference between them. Please explain it to me. If possible, give me some question links, so that ...
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When to post on Stack Exchange meta, when to post on [site] meta [duplicate]

After browsing some questions here some of them are site specific. Should they be posted here or on that site's meta? If you post it here the question could get more attention from a wider audience ...
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What is the shape of the Knitting canvas?

The knitting canvas of Winter Bash 2018 has a weird shape: What is this shape supposed to represent, if anything?
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We need Captain Obvious back

Almost one month ago the new-question-feed of our main chat-room The 2nd Monitor posted by the special user named Captain Obvious stopped working. There had been a short discussion Room owner ...
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Why are “Gonna Find Out” hats already being awarded?

The description for the ‘Gonna Find Out’ hat is: cast 150 votes on questions or answers I've come across a few users with “Gonna Find Out” hats. Since Winter Bash has only been on for 3 days and ...
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Seeing a new error message place holder - is it intentional?

I tried to close a post, when it has 4 close votes already as "close(4)". When I clicked the close button, already the post's status changed to [closed] so it shows a error message. Previously the ...
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Are some SE web tracking beacons more important than others?

I'm starting to block lots of javascript trackers using the Ghostery browser extension for reasons. Currently Stack Exchange seems to be using the following tracking technologies across multiple ...
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What is the new 'Snow-Flake' symbol? [duplicate]

Good day. Today I was just working when I saw that there was a snowflake in the top-bar-menu, and it had a purple notification number on it. I had never seen it before. Note: This has been solved ...
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Where do systemd questions belong?

Questions regarding configuration of systemd services on an Ubuntu server, do they belong on: Ask Ubuntu? Unix & Linux? Server Fault? Stack Overflow?
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Under profile on all actions, closed status isn't indicated on questions

On your profile, when you go to your 'all actions', I'm trying to find certain questions which may be reopened - that is, no longer closed (cough hats cough). Example on my profile Several of these ...
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Where to ask about improvements for a security scenarios?

I'm building a mobile application that transfers points between users via QRCode. I'm concerned about security and am looking for effective simple yes secure algorithm to use. What is the best ...
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Where should magical/occultism questions go? [duplicate]

On what Stack Exchange websites can I ask questions regarding topics such as white-magic, black-magic, occultism, metaphysics etc.?
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Why can questions only be migrated to the meta site of the main site? [duplicate]

Sometimes there are questions asked on a site, but never belong to this site, and are a very good fit for another site. In such cases I would like to vote to migrate this question to the site it fits. ...
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How is closing a question helpful to the community?

People sometimes ask unclear, duplicate, or broad questions, which are downvoted and closed. Closing it is literally just keeping people from answering the question. I do not see how closing such ...
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Which Stack Exchange for question about comparing “Classical internet routing vs. Swarm intelligence routing”?

I have a question about comparing "Classical internet routing vs. Swarm intelligence routing (such as ACO)" as follows: Here is my question: Is it possible to mention the drawbacks/advantages of ...
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Is there/Will there be more active development on the chat pages?

I am an active user of the SO chat and there are a few things that bug me for example that (until recently fixed) users could request access to a gallery room with 1 reputation or that the chat page ...
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Stack Exchange website for medical questions

Is there any Stack Exchange website to ask questions related to medical? Is the physical fitness website including medical too? Can anyone ask questions related to psychology?
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Where should mental health questions go?

I am aware of a number of different sites which allow questions surrounding the issues of mental health to be asked. I was wondering which site would be best for the following question: Are anxiety ...
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Which Stack Exchange website for machine learning and computational algorithms?

I'm currently working on many machine learning and computational algorithms, such as Singular Value Decomposition, Support Vector Machines, and others. I'd like to ask questions about these topics, ...
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Do you earn hats for activity on private Teams?

A lot of the listed criteria do not make it clear whether or not activity on private teams will give you a hat. A few examples I am not sure if teams would qualify or not: post a competing answer ...
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Which sites don't participate in Winter Bash?

Which Q&A sites in the Stack Exchange network don't participate in Winter Bash?
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What exactly is the process to earn Hat Trick hat? [duplicate]

I am changing my hat on profile for three different days wearing different hats. I also earned hats on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Still I have not got this hat.
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Three questions about DataExplorer.SE

How do I get a link to send to someone, so even non-logged in users can see the results directly: ...without needing to click "Run Query" or anything? Is there any way to get reputation from only ...
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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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Translation for hats

Where does the translation for hats in the Winter Bash page? I can't find them in transifex. I see the link in the bottom of the page: view hat descriptions in English / translate hat ...
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As soon as I create account for Stack Overflow I cannot ask [duplicate]

I asked this question which I later learned is apparently preposterous and got heavily downvoted. I decide to log in to this and apparently I have not joined the Stack Overflow site and I ...
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What's is that supposed to mean: Ask a simple question to gain reputation and to attract bots

As I didn't find any better title, please feel free to revisit. Yesterday somebody asked a "simple" question: "How to ensure block elements will be on same line in a table?". There were two answers, ...
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stackoverflow.usinfonow.com proxy hacking [duplicate]

It looks like Google's index has been taken over by a man in the middle proxy scheme. Search Google using google.com/search?q=usinfonow.com and google.com/search?q=stackexchange+usinfonow.com to see ...
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How does the Team Player hat get triggered?

The criteria for the Team Player hat states: visit the Stack Overflow for Teams landing page at stackoverflow.com/teams I've visited the page 30 min ago, scrolled up and down and still haven't ...
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How many suggested edits have been overturned and by whom?

For more than a year and half, authors and moderators have been able to override suggested edits. Well, what better excuse than being near new years' to get some data. So, how many times have the ...
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Stack Overflow Teams API: How to get all questions or posts data?

I am trying to build a database of all the posts and answers on my Stack Overflow team information. I am able to download all data in the "Settings" -> "Billing & Accounts" tab but I am looking ...
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Stack Exchange Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms

What are the common phrases, words, abbreviations that are used on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, Meta Stack Overflow, and the other Stack Exchange sites? This is meant to be a very quick ...
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Can I use the Stack Exchange markdown techniques in my own site?

When I develop a website, the client almost always requires me to give them edit privileges without referring back to me, i.e. they want to edit the site's content themselves. So, in such scenarios, I ...