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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How long will hats be in Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is Winter Bash all about? Are hats just a temporary winter feature or they will be kept for the rest of the year?
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What will happen when Winter Bash is over?

Tomorrow (January 2nd 2019) is the day that Winter Bash will be gone. So I am thinking: Will there be some sort of a final ranking page? It would be nice so I don't need to keep going to the ...
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I need a search button

I know this is a duplicate post, but consider it a mild form of civilian disobedience. I mainly use my Android phone to surf the web, including this forum, and since it's a feature to replace the ...
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Site elements display weirdly in Firefox nightly build [closed]

I am using a Firefox nightly build and I am not able see all questions correctly. Some rows are displaying in yellow and some are in white. When I try to answer, the editor is not displaying correctly;...
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Is the StackExchange forum template available for other websites than their network? [duplicate]

I would like to know if there might be the possibility to use the StackExchange page setup as a template in a website. Is there any licence (with page setup & code) which might be available for ...
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Is Stack Overflow having problems or is my browser not understanding JavaScript anymore?

Something funny is happening. Besides "Ask question", nothing else works for me. I tried to edit one of my posts, upvote/downvote posts, add comments. Nothing worked. Javascript is enabled in the ...
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Strunk & White after earning 2000 reputation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: List of all badges with full descriptions Is it possible to earn the " Strunk & White " Badge after earning the edit privilege? It doesn't makes sense, because after you ...
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Excessive downvoting for no apparent (or explained) reason?

So, like any stackoverflow member, I'm trying to get my reputation up, so I can participate in the community more. But people seem to downvote anything I ask, even if I go into extreme detail in my ...
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silver tag-specific badge owners should be allowed to vote to Accept an answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vote to force-accept an answer for someone else's question The fact is that we can't trust new users to accept answers when their problem is solved. Sometimes the OP ...
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Why don't questions from the religious SE sites ever show up in the “Hot Network Questions” sidebar?

Not once have I seen a question from a religious Stack Exchange site show up in the "Hot questions" side bar, and I've been keeping an eye out for over a year now. Is it because the Stack ...
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I can't suggest an edit to another persons question or answers

I was able to suggest edit to another persons question or answer, until now even though it required approval by another trusted user. But now I am not even able to do it. Is it some change in policy ...
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Multiple tags with JavaScript off

I'm using Stack Overflow with JavaScript off in Opera 11.61. I tried to submit a question with two sets of tags, entered like this: [user-accounts][discussion] However, when I submitted the ...
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Where can I ask finance questions that seem to fall in between the scope of the two existing sites?

You have the Personal Finance and Quantitative Finance sites. One seems to be designed for finance question of the general public, while the other focusses more on the quant level/PhD level. When I ...
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Will my question rank forward if I re-edit it?

The questions are populated too fast.
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Too many SE sites are leading to increased answer time [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are we creating too many the different stackexchange sites? i read other questions regarding this but i need more clarification so thats why i started new thread I am feeling ...
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What is a good work flow for creating bilingual tag synonyms?

When I create a new tag at a SE language site, I have trouble setting up the synonym relationship with its bilingual equivalent. Suppose I notice that a bunch of existing questions are about a ...
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How to remove, and not just hide, a question

Is there a way to definitively remove a question that I have, such that it no longer exists in any form on the site, and not just hide it from most users?
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Why was my account banned after posting a valid answer?

I gave the answer shown below to a question about a bug in the keyboard of an iOS UIWebView. I had put a link to my blog post containing a couple of other common answers to the question, as this ...
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I know somebody who is downvoting my posts across all Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do if I’m the victim of serial downvoting? What is serial voting and how does it affect me? I know somebody who is downvoting my posts across all Stack Exchange ...
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Finding out who voted on my question or answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: See Who is Upvoting/ Downvoting My Question/Answer Can I see which user(s) have upvoted or downvoted my questions and/or answers?
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Why don't comments support the full markdown?

If you read the formatting help for comments it reads: Comments use mini-Markdown formatting Why isn't the full or no mini-markdown (the one that can be used on answers/questions) used?
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Re-awarding badges after merging accounts?

When animuson answered my question on Merging Accounts Question Roundup, in part of their answer they said: "Badges are not transferred, but will be automatically re-awarded as the processes run ...
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Do I have any chance now to get a beta badge for stack overflow [duplicate]

As per these responses: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/188731/163149 https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/105/163149 https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/164192/163149 Beta tag can be earned only ...
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Stack Overflow more easily found on Google rather than with native search

When I search for a question on Stack Overflow it does not give me even the closest question. But Google is smart enough to trace what I want from my search string (same as what I used on Stack ...
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Windows-Phone tags need to be cleaned up [closed]

Windows-Phone tags need to be cleaned up Currently we have a number of Windows Phone tag variations and it just muddies the water. I don't see why we need Windows-Phone 7 (Deprecated platform) ...
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how to avoid banning for posting a link [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”? How can I link to an external resource in a community-friendly way? I just a posted an ...
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Do Stack Exchange sites allow editing of comments and posts from other users? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does editing work? Is this normal behavior in Stack Exchange sites that after just signing up one can edit not only his/her own comments / posts, but also others' comments /...
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Which SE community is best suited for finding out the purpose of constructed objects? [duplicate]

For example, this question might be offtopic. But where it is not? What is the purpose of this construction?
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Closed as “cannot be reasonably answered”, I can provide a good answer. What are my options? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My question is closed due to being “subjective” and “rant” , what are my options? This question: https://stackoverflow.com/q/6845636/369489 is closed ...
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Why is my question put on hold? [closed]

I posted this question: Google Map based on ASP.NET/SQL database field "Google Map Link" I don't know the reason why this question is put on hold?
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Can't comment the original post [duplicate]

I can't comment the original post (red rectangle) and I don't know why. I can comment the other ones. What I can't do:
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Why are these question put on hold?

the other day I asked why was my question put on hold and someone end up putting my question on hold. now I have two questions on hold and I am asking the 3rd. how does one remove the hold, I have ...
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Why not avoid the Streisand Effect for network-wide suspensions?

For site suspensions, initially, no reason was displayed, but following the arguments at Avoid the Streisand Effect - be clear about the reason when suspending an account, a brief reason for the ...
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Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account [duplicate]

I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I have been trying to ask a question in OS but am unable to do so... This is not a temporary thing since it has been that way for more than 90 ...
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I can't add a comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comments work? I know it is a repetitive question, but I couldn't find the solution. I can't leave a comment on any posts/questions on Stack Overflow, but I can leave ...
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Yesterday? Wow… Did I go back in time?

I just looked at my question from two days ago and it says I asked it yesterday: Here is what I get when I hover over the yesterday next to my name: 2011-12-07 17:14:10Z And Popular Demand: ...
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Request: Please Reopen This Question [closed]

Please reopen this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2662540/any-one-like-me-who-still-believes-in-aspnet-web-forms-or-has-evryone-switched-t Reasons: Nick Craver (correctly) voted to ...
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Design issue of Stack Overflow In IE6

As I am a web developer I always appreciate browser compatible code and design. So far I was very much satisfied with the minute details kept by Stack overflow team in functioning as well as design, ...
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How is this not constructive? It is duplicate, but very constructive! [closed]

This question: iPhone development on Windows was closed by a mod for "non constructiveness" But a question (that looks like a duplicate) is still all open ( How can I develop for iPhone using a ...
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Privilege to review suggested edits revoked when I placed a bounty [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is losing privileges after placing bounty OK? I recently earned more than 2k reputation. 2020 to be specific. I got the privilege to review suggested edits. Fine. Now I ...
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Stack Overflow requires reputation for everything [duplicate]

Anything I try to do requires reputation. How am I supposed to start using it? I cannot reply to answers. I cannot comment. I cannot upvote.
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Why downvote's reputation changes -1 not showing in user profile in summary view?

Today I recently downvoted an answer and received -1 in reputation changes. But when I tried to see my user profile and I noticed that in my reputation list their is no listing of -1. As if we got ...
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What are the words that make a post like a rant? [closed]

I got the impression that there are certain words (among them "buggy", "bloated", "unintelligent" and "dumb") that cause a post (like this one) appear as rant to the eyes of many. Is there a central ...
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Probably a bug in computing user reputation

I had 22997 points this morning on stackoverflow. I answered a question and earned 25 points (+1 and answer accept). My profile says I earned 25 points today, but my reputation is 23012, which means I ...
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Allow me to comment on answers

Someone took a question I posted to the boost-users/spirit-general mailing lists, and reposted it on SO. I've been receiving some really good answers, but unfortunately I can't comment on them; ...
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How to delete an account for real?

How do I delete an account for real? I followed https://webapps.stackexchange.com/help/deleting-account If your account has never voted or posted more than once: You should see a delete ...
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What happens to my Reputation Points when I delete my Account?

I saw a link telling that I can delete my StackOverFlow Account. so My Question is what will be happens to my Earned Reputation Points and Badges ?
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How can I hide the acceptance rate? [closed]

My questions all say "0% accept rate" (example). Although this is correct, the rate apparently is not always published (example). I'd like to hide it too. How can I do so? Note: I don't like the ...
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My question was incorrectly marked as duplicate [duplicate]

I was told by the support team that I should post a support question here if I "feel" my question was incorrectly marked as duplicate. Here's the question: Assigning a non-const quoted string to a ...
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Under what cases would a user be suspended from chat for 3,200+ years?

Note: this question was originally closed as "too broad" since it originally asked five questions. However, I've edited it down to two very similar questions. Additionally, the standard for "too broad"...