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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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Under what cases would a user be suspended from chat for 3,200+ years?

I'm aware that the longest possible chat suspension length is generally 9,999 hours, or 417 days. However, I've noticed a couple of chat users recently that are suspended for far longer than that, on ...
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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? What if my code isn't highlighted correctly? How do I report a bug ...
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Where can I find the flagging summary on my profile?

I cannot find the flagging summary on my user profile. I have seen many questions about flagging system: May I have a list of just my declined flags?, What does empty "Flagging Summary" ...
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Why is there no Stack Overflow на Русском in the Top Network Sites list on stackexchange.com?

https://stackexchange.com/ But on https://stackexchange.com/sites we are on the 6th place: And I can't find the sort order on https://stackexchange.com/sites page, which fit order on the ...
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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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Cannot dismiss scrollbar in code box, blocks view

This question is a duplicate of One-line codeblock scrollbars won't disappear (but this question can't be marked as a duplicate because that question is on meta.stackoverflow.com, and this ...
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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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What happens to my answer when the question is deleted? [duplicate]

Let's say I answer a question. And there are upvotes for my answer (so, I get reputation points for my answer). Now, the question is deleted. What happens to my answer and what happens to the ...
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How do I write a good feature request?

I have a feature that I am interested in proposing. How do I draft a good feature request? What things do I need to include? What should I not do? How do I know if the feature will be implemented? ...
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Repository of useful pro-forma comments

Every tag has its questions that make the same mistake(s) over and over and over again. (But some tags more than others.) That's where Benjol's pro forma comments script comes in. The only downside ...
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All Stack Exchange data dumps

The original ClearBits link to the September 2011 data dump has broken. How can I access it and other previous data dumps? The Internet Archive only has the latest one.
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How to find out how many users ignore a tag?

When I hover a tag with the mouse, I see the number of followers (i.e. users who added that tag to their favorite tags list) in the popup: (As far as I know this is the only place where this ...
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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 post as a guest and then decide to verify my email address, why aren't the accounts merged automatically?

I asked a question on one of the SE sites using the Post as a guest feature. I was really happy that SE allowed me to ask the question without a complicated sign-up process. After posting the ...
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Reduce the size of site newsletters to ensure that they don't get clipped in Gmail

This is related to a different question, but I'm going to propose specific changes. The goal is to reduce the size of the message below 102K so Gmail stops truncate the message, hiding a portion of ...
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Why can't I find Community user on Meta sites?

You can find him on main site. For example, on Stack Overflow: But can't on Meta Stack Overflow:
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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 do I “answer” a feature request?

I regularly see feature requests on Meta, sometimes with heavily upvoted answers. A feature request is not really a question with an answer since the poster is asking for a feature to be added to the ...
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Tagging bounty award user [duplicate]

In a regular question, it is assumed that comments notify the OP, even though you can explicitly tag the OP, evident by the tag suggestion/auto-fill. I find myself wanting to message the bounty ...
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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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How can I get answers fast?

How do I ask a question so that it can get a quick response? I see some of the questions are very old and still not answered, but some others get a very quick response. Return to FAQ index
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How should we deal with Google questions?

There have been a lot of questions that can be answered with a simple Google search. For these questions, an answer can be found by just copying and pasting the question directly into the Google ...
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What are “Community Wiki” posts?

Some questions and answers are marked Community Wiki and are owned by a community wiki user: (in fact, this very question is one of them) Why have Community Wiki posts? How do Community Wiki ...
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Retrieving sequence of Review Tasks Results (within a date)?

Is it possible to know (be sure) the sequence of review tasks results, even though the time data from 'CreationDate' is removed (i.e., there is only date, not time)? Let me explain better. I want to ...
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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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Post locked by community [duplicate]

I had a post locked in psychology and neuroscience and I was wondering how to get it unlocked? I made some edits and it was also migrated from medical to psychology/neuroscience, so it probably has ...
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How can I view all my unaccepted questions across SE?

I mean to get back them, really I do. So, how can I view all my unaccepted questions across the Stack Exchange network? Searching for user:me hasaccepted:0 works for a single site, but the ...
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Is it possible to see all my questions where I haven't accepted an answer yet across the entire SE network? [duplicate]

I am interested in finding all the questions I asked over the entire SE network that I don't yet have accepted an answer for. I have seen that there is another question for individual SE sites that ...
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Can't access favorite rooms from Meta Stack Exchange's chat

If I access chat from Meta Stack Exchange then tap on the "favorite" tab I just get a blank screen. This is not the case for Chemistry Stack Exchange or a couple of other daughter sites.
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Why have I been banned from chat?

So I've been banned from chat again. For reporting a problem. And, presumably, for being a thorn in the hide. I sense problems before most do and didn't use offensive language this time. Please look ...
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Where should I ask an e-commerce question about address verification for credit card transactions?

I'd like to post a question about the virtues and methods of address verification for credit card transactions. I can see this fitting any of the 3 primary sites. Where should I post it?
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Link to help center instead of meta FAQ on community user profile for automatic question deletion

On the Community user profile there is a list item Remove abandoned questions. This item links to this meta faq, but should probably link to the help center article: The help center also includes a ...
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Add margin to the “Communities” block on the profile activity page [duplicate]

https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/-1/community Actually, h tags have margin: h1, h2, h3 { margin: 0 0 1em; } But "Communities" block has class .gs4, which overides this rule: .gs4 { ...
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Strange tooltip positioning on the site analytics page

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/site-analytics I guess, the tooltip should appear near the cursor. Spec: Win7 (64-bit), Firefox 65.0.1 (64-bit).
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What are the limits on how I can cast, change, and retract votes?

What limits are there on how I can vote? How often can I vote? How do my votes become locked/unlocked? Return to FAQ index
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Can mods see answer drafts from other users? [duplicate]

Yesterday I posted this answer, about 5 minutes after I clicked on the "Post Your Answer" button I got some comments from a mod. In one of them he said I had edited my answer in the first 5 minutes ...
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How does “Reputation” work?

On Stack Exchange, users may gain a certain level of reputation. What does reputation do? How can a user gain or lose reputation? See also What is reputation? How do I earn (and lose) it? ...
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Curly brackets in URLs

Posting a bug report on Stack Apps, I tried to link to its API docs: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/help/method?method=posts/{id}/comments It was unsuccessful, and making the link explicit with [...
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Wildcard tags unrolling issue [duplicate]

Searching for [status-*] text doesn't unroll the tags in search input (top bar + page specific): Eliminating the text from the search query will unroll the tags in the top bar search input (page ...
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Is https://stackoverrun.com/ related to Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Recently, I have been getting more and more search results from different search engines that all point to https://stackoverrun.com/. But the original articles that are shown there seem to come from ...
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Is a gold tag badge holder’s Leave Open/Closed vote binding?

If a question is asked, and a user has a gold badge in one of the tags, the gold badge holder can close it as a duplicate as needed. The user can then re-open it with only one vote. But if someone ...
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How do I get attention for old, unfixed bug reports and feature requests without official responses here on Meta?

I posted a question here on Meta Stack Exchange, or on a per-site meta, regarding a bug I found in the system. I got no comments, or a few comments stating that this is a legitimate bug (and not by ...
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How is the default user avatar generated?

Is there a name for the default avatars that are generated for users who do not assign one themselves? Not the avatar of the blank user, but the one made up of shards, shapes, and colours: ...
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Untranslated strings page is empty

There was an untranslated strings page for ruSO at least. It's not working anymore, i.e. the page is exist, but there are no strings. Is it a bug, or intentional behaviour?
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Why no Mortarboard for me? [duplicate]

According to this post, my Recent page on StackOverflow shows I have gained 221 reputation today. So why don't I have the Mortarboard badge?
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Bold or italics in Markdown inline code [duplicate]

I would like to add bold (or italic) text to inline code (not a block of code). So in one **two** three, I would like "two" to be bold rather than surrounded by asterisks. Note: This is a similar ...
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Send my link “Sponsored links for this tag” [duplicate]

I saw this thing many times. I do now know whether anyone clicking on these links or not but I thought to put my link on this section. Is there any way to send my links or SO just getting randomly ...
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Is it possible to have a content review process for Stack Overflow for Teams questions? [migrated]

Is it possible to have alerts, or a way of searching for questions in Stack Overflow for Teams that haven't been added to / reviewed for a period of time? i.e We want to make sure that answers don't ...
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Where do the colored polygons in the avatars of stackexchange come from? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is the default user avatar generated? I see these avatars every day. And I ask myself: Where do these colored polygon pictures come from? What do they mean? Who can ...