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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 opinionated discussion, this tag is probably the right one.

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Can comments be moved from an answer to the question?

I mistakenly added a comment to an answer rather than to the original question as I had intended. Others responded and there are now five comments in the wrong place. Is there some way to move those ...
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Where can I ask questions for networking?

Where can I ask questions regarding Networking Cisco CCNA/CCNP/CCIE IP subnetting
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why can not I answer question [duplicate]

- App Version: 1.6.6.2 - Device: Unknown (iPhone10,2) - OS Version: Version 12.2 (Build 16E227)
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What is the right place to ask about web applications' desktop software?

Google Backup and Sync is completely undocumented software, so Stack Exchange seems like a good place to ask questions especially strictly like "what happens when you tick this option?". The problem ...
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Direct way to access questions on app?

Is there a direct/fast way to access a certain [tag] on a certain (site) from the app? What I currently do is: Open app Open side window Choose site (for example, SO) Tap on search write [ t a g ] ...
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Won Announcer badge even without sharing the link externally [duplicate]

A few hours ago, I won an Announcer (Bronze) badge on Ask Different. The message under achievements tab said: You've earned the "Announcer" badge (Share a link to a question later visited by 25 ...
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Will the design related bugs be accepted for non-100% scale factor since responsiveness is available?

Before the responsive design era all design related bugs that happen only on non-100% scale factor of the page were considered as invalid, i.e. not-a-bug. Nowadays many SE pages already have ...
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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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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 is a “merged” question?

Questions can be merged into other questions. What is a merged question? When should questions be merged? Who can merge questions? How do I request it? What happens to merged posts? Anything else I ...
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How can I get someone knowledgeable to review my rejected edit? [duplicate]

Yesterday I made a small but important edit to this answer. But when I came back today to check that my edit had been reviewed and accepted, I noticed that my edit had been approved by three reviewers,...
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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 search by user if I don't know their user id?

How do you search by user if I don't know their user id? Different user, not myself. And why doing a search like 'user:fgfgfblahblah apples' returns a ton of results when fgfgfblahblah doesn't exist!?...
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Do these FAQ questions need to be cleaned up?

I am referring to Can I answer my own questions, even if I knew the answer before asking? and What HTML tags are allowed on Stack Exchange sites? The first question contains some answers that repeat ...
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Moderator Cheat Sheet

As an alternative to the other FAQ format being fleshed out here on Meta Stack Exchange, I'd like to propose something far more terse that covers the bare essential mechanics of being a moderator. ...
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How to search for posts that contain any of a set of words?

A long time ago, the Stack Exchange search engine would return posts that matched any one of the search terms. After complaints, a new search engine changed that. Now it only returns posts that match ...
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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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I cannot vote for this question, what's wrong? [on hold]

I try to upvote for this question, but SU system message says: Vote too old to be changed, unless this question is edited. I have never voted for this question before, so this seems like a bug which ...
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How to prevent stackoverflow traffic from appearing in Google Analytics?

Hi, When developing sites I sometimes post links to sites I have problems with. I don't want this information to appear in google analytics, is there a way I can prevent the question from appearing ...
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Meta question that has an answer in help center

From time to time I see questions on ruSO meta (I think that any other metas have the same situation) when user asks something about site, and there is an answer in help center. What should we do in ...
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Why did the Stack Overflow blog switch back to WordPress from Jekyll? [duplicate]

Why did the Stack Overflow blog switch back to WordPress from Jekyll again? It was originally on WordPress, then switched to Jekyll for some time, and now it's been switched back. This screenshot ...
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Duplicate question answers no longer work/apply, new user cannot assign bounty to duplicate [duplicate]

On WebApps the question How to reference a cell while keeping its color formatting? references an older question Cell reference with colour formatting (duplicate), and the OP remarks the answer seems ...
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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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Why are code snippets unavailable on profiles?

I have a profile. The picture contains a unicorn, and it talks of unicorns, but when I try to insert a snippet of code about unicorns: There is no snippet button: I also tried to manually add ...
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Who's supposed to stop spam on the Bitcoin SE site? [closed]

The Bitcoin SE site is full of spam. I tried to ask about it on the site but they told me to ask on Meta, but I don't have enough points for that. Just look at the front page, the spam is ...
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What can highly-active users who want to delete their accounts expect if their account is held up for review for vote preservation?

It's a known fact that users with lots of activity (conflicting posts as to whether votes or reputation are considered) qualify for potentially having their votes preserved in case they request their ...
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Which stack is the most appropriate for questions related to nautical-electrical issues?

My boat has a GPS and a tiller pilot, which seem to work fine separately, but don't seem to want to talk to one-another. Which stack would be most suitable to ask about such nautical-electrical ...
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Whether Stack Overflows allows software solutions that are plagiarized (or are wrong)? [closed]

I think the answer is "yes". But I want your answer. I have solved some problems, in my opinion these problems are fundamental for computer science and are more general than "artificial intelligence",...
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Searching for questions which only contains selected tags and nothing more

How do I search for questions which only contains selected tags and nothing more? For example, I need to see the question of which tags are only [c#] and [Winforms]. If I search for [c#] and [...
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Profile deletion still outstanding a week after the grace period? [duplicate]

I issued a delete request for one of my profiles (on "The Great Outdoors") over a week ago. The grace period expired on the 9th April but my profile has yet to be deleted? Can someone look into this ...
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Total votes on an answer is showed as 0 instead of 2

I was reading this question a few minutes ago and I realized that there are 2 upvotes, 0 downvotes but total votes equal 0 whereas it should be 2+0=2. Is this a bug?
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How do suggested edits work?

When clicking "edit" I see: You do not have edit privileges. Your edit will be placed in a queue until it is peer reviewed. We welcome all constructive edits, but please make them substantial. ...
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Which browsers are officially supported, and what else do I need?

Which browsers are officially supported by Stack Exchange? Also, what else is needed in order to use every feature of the site? Return to FAQ index
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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 to add profile of multiple networks inside About Me?

Can someone tell me, please, how to add the widget of multiple networks: Is it by the same principle as LinkedIn plugin script or no? As I understand, I need to use my own link of stack exchange with ...
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Java Syntax highlighting on Stack Overflow not working [closed]

I posted a Java question with Java code: My custom made Stack class is always throwing StackIsUnderflowing Exception : Why? Then I selected the code and used the curly brace button and a language: ...
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Where can I ask for a web site that I'm looking for?

I'm looking for a web site where I can create questions about programming, HTML and CSS and my students can answer it with actual code. I know Stack Exchange has many sites for asking different types ...
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Where to ask about a Vietnamese correct translation

Where would it be best to ask about the correct translation of a Vietnamse word? I seen a few Vietnamese-related questions on the linguistic sub-SE but I feel like linguistic is meant for broader ...
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Who are the diamond moderators, and what is their role?

Some people have a diamond after their username (e.g. Michael Myers ♦) What special privileges do diamond moderators have? How can I become a diamond moderator? Who are the diamond moderators? How ...
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Is there some way to see all of a user's messages in a chat room?

Here's the situation: I'm investigating a user's behaviour in a couple of chat rooms because I find the overall patterns concerning, and may need to direct some official attention their way discreetly....
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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 (2.5 ...
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Who are the Community Team, and what do they do?

Who are the Community Team (sometimes referred to as the Community Managers or CM's), and what is their role? What is their relationship to the "Community" user? Return to FAQ index
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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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Photo upload on iOS app in gardening exchange fails most of the time

App fails to upload the files most of the time, I've seen some incidents succeed also, but very rarely. Screenshot for details
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How to properly cite someone on Stack Exchange?

I have asked a question a couple of weeks ago and I was given a very detailed and nicely presented answer. I was wondering if I would like to use such an answer how do I cite the person or what do I ...
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Visit chat section

On some questions (e.g. here) I see the "Visit chat" section which refers to the current community chat page: Other questions don't have such a section. Moreover on several questions (e.g. here) ...
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How can a moderator prevent their answer from being automatically converted to a comment on meta site?

As discussed in this meta thread, I had some difficulty posting a valid answer to an undelete request on the open data meta site. My question is, as a mod of the site, and the fact that it is the ...
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Why I did not receive a notification that grace period of a bounty started?

From my past experience with bounties, you receive several notification as the bounty is closing to end: bounty expires in three days, bounty expires in one day, bounty expiring soon (this is ...
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When are tag wikis created by the Community user vs a normal user?

When viewing the history of tag wikis, I've come across quite a few tags showing that the original revision was by the Community user, and quite a few that were by normal users. Two random examples I'...
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Why does adding a duplicate bump a question if marking it as a duplicate in the first place doesn't?

I recently added questions to the list of duplicates on a couple of closed questions. To my surprise I then found those questions at the top of the homepage. This was surprising to me because closing ...