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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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Search engine description with throwback theme [closed]

I searched DuckDuckGo just now and a StackOverflow question came up as a search result. Instead of a meaningful page description or snippet, below the DuckDuckGo search result entry appeared the ...
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Edit counts toward Strunk & White badge do not always add up to 80

There are a number of similar questions but they don't seem to capture the following: There is a list of criteria for edits that do / do not count towards the Strunk & White badge; however, when I ...
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Is it acceptable to ask questions regarding originality of a plot on Stack Exchange? [closed]

I got an idea for a novel. I want to make sure that this idea is truly new. Is it acceptable to post questions like "has there been a book/movie/TV show with this plot?" on literature.stackexchange....
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Why aren't strike throughs allowed on questions? [duplicate]

It's possible to edit and delete parts or even the whole text of a question. But this does not allow the history of a query to be tracked especially if answers to the now edited or retracted question ...
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Formatting/Styling of Stack Exchange sites is not displaying

Background: When trying to access any site other than Meta Stack Exchange, the pages sometimes load without any styling or formatting when loaded in Chrome. It appears to be the HTML without the CSS ...
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Getting Duplicate Questions from Stack Exchange API

I want to use api.stackexchange.com to get duplicate questions. Scenario: I get a question from api.stackexchange.com using GET .../questions/{my_question_id}. In the next step I would like to get a ...
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Is there a wayback machine archive of the april fools theme? [duplicate]

I've been looking but I can't find it anywhere! This should be perserved somehow IMO.
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How can I check the number of views for a specific question? [duplicate]

Say for example this question. How can I check the number of views it has? Is it possible to do that?
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Using Stack Exchange for my students [duplicate]

I teach a course in C++ and want my students to post questions about the course material in a professional forum, and have other students answer them. They do not use Stack Overflow directly due ...
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No way to change or delete Stack Exchange login

My Stack Exchange login is registered to a email address on domain that will soon be owned by another person. For security reasons, I would like to deactivate my login on Stack Exchange and dissociate ...
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How do I find out how hot I am? Is there an easy-to-see user's total HNQ (total hotness) counter?

I noticed a that recently it seems that at least one of my questions have gone to the HNQ each week, though they are asked on different sites. But I don't know how to verify this. Is there a "total ...
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How are linked questions determined? [duplicate]

I understand that duplicates of the current question show up in the linked section of the right sidebar. However, some questions have a linked section even though there are no duplicates of them and ...
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Why does 'user:ID deleted:1 is:question' return undeleted results when reputation is insufficient for correct results?

I have high rep in Space Exploration SE, so the user:12102 deleted:1 is:question returns exactly what I've asked for, a list of my own deleted questions. But when I repeat the same kind of search ...
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unlinking a Google Account from stackexchange

If a user has a Google Account, a different website such as the Washington Post, might offer to "link" the Google Account to the Washington Post account. The Washington Post offers both link and ...
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Post Timeline: mouseover parts reveals “S”

I first noticed it on the Timeline for Winter Bash 2018 Knitting, but I've seen it on other timelines for other posts on other sites. When I hover over certain events in the timeline: start of ...
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Link old stack exchange profiles to new SO - [duplicate]

Is it possible to link my existing stack exchange profiles to a new SO profile? I am not able to post new questions with my original SO profile "ranit.b" . Tried a lot but no good. So, I am planning ...
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Can you get several badges at once if you meet the given criteria?

What happens if you meet the criteria for several badges at once? E.g. first comment and whatever, first question. Do you get multiple badges at once or do you have to track a special badge to get it?
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What's with this weird design and stars coming out of my mouse pointer? [duplicate]

My Stack Overflow gives me a weird design and stars coming out of my mouse pointer. WTF? How do I get rid of them?
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Is it possible to find users who earned a review badge for a specific queue?

It's possible to see all users who have earned a specific badge. For instance, I could go to https://stackoverflow.com/help/badges/1478 to see all users on Stack Overflow with the Reviewer badge. The ...
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Discrepancy between “last seen” and “newest” post

I don't know if this is a bug. It could be, or there might be a simple explanation. I was visiting a user's profile because they had become uncharacteristically quiet when I noticed the following. ...
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How were the off-topic close reasons previously displayed? [duplicate]

I just came across this question on English.SE. The banner says it was closed by a moderator as "general reference", which is not one of the 5 standard close reasons (duplicate, off-topic, too broad, ...
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How do I know why I'm getting downvotes, if no one comments? [duplicate]

So I asked my first question and got instantly downvoted for no reason that I can determine. How can I figure out why my question is getting downvotes so that I can fix it? I provided code examples. ...
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I changed my email address twice and still need to use my old address to log in

I used an old email address from a provider that is long dead now, so when I logged in stackoverflow, I clicked on my name, got into "emails" settings and changed the address in two different ...
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Why was my edit rejected even though it complies with the guidelines?

I read some posts about this question, and still it doesn't make sense that my edit suggestion was rejected. Posts that I read: Why was my edit rejected? Why was my suggested edit rejected ...
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Is it intentional that the April Fool's time travel feature has to be deactivated on a per-site basis?

It seems to me that the time travel feature has to be deactivated on a per-site basis. I've tried this in Edge and Chrome. Is this intentional? It's fine for people using one or two sites, but gives ...
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Why does the guestbook chatbox not produce any network activity?

I was trying to test if I was able to automatically send a message through curl by inspecting the network activity on chrome and getting the curl command, but I found out that in spite of messages ...
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Why was the decision made to make the 2019 April Fool's joke immediately activate?

As far as I recall, every April Fool's prank that SE has made in recent years prior to this year has been non-intrusive, only showing up as a minor sidebar while not affecting the site's design much. ...
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Why does ELU get a special background for Time Travel mode?

ELU seems to get a textured background displayed right behind text elements: (Or rather, it's the same background as on all the sites, but other sites that I've looked at have a plain color behind ...
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How to turn off 'Back to the future' on the SO website? [duplicate]

A couple minutes ago, the website turned into a old version of SO (Back to the future). Even if I switch to the normal design (via button 'Time travel!'), the next post of SO will still have the '...
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How does one enable Time Travel mode?

I just thought my browser was hacked: But it appeared to be only working for me on a single site. I saw a screenshot from another user who experienced this on Super User, but when I open the homepage,...
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why do i keep getting this error? [duplicate]

in some communities i saw questions like for example: why sky is blue am i fat these questions include only a short sentence but whenever i want to ASK a questions that is really short and there's no ...
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If I delete my profile in a community is my entire account affected? [duplicate]

I'm a member of Unix, Ubuntu, Gaming, etc. communities. I wanted to join 'Role-playing Games', but I created an account in 'User experience' by mistake -_-. I was wondering what happen if I delete my ...
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Is there any way I could get rid or increase the score of this question? [duplicate]

I have asked [this question][1] a while ago and want to increase its score in-order to restore my accounts question rights. I have made several edits and cannot delete. What should be my course of ...
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Where can I see how many points of reputation I have lost from all my deleted posts (without doing it manually)?

I'm an active member on Mathematics. Where can I see how much reputation I have lost with all my deleted posts (not to do it manually)?
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Why don't tag synonyms count towards the tag questions count? (+Bug?)

A couple weeks ago I was tidying up the tagging of glacier-related questions on Earth Sciences SE. The number of questions with the [glaciology] tag is currently 102 according to the search result ...
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SEDE query for questions that have positive scores but get at least one downvote and vice versa

I require to find the number (or percentage) of questions that have a positive score but received at least one downvote. I think this finding also help to find the alternative case i.e. negative score ...
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Why can I bypass the duplicate-closure-prevention-system on some questions but not others?

Regular users cannot close questions as duplicates if the original question is unanswered (as per Stack Exchange definition of answered, i.e. answered and upvoted). If they try to do so they receive ...
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Why don't new Stack Overflow questions get as many views as like 4 years ago? [closed]

I was out of the coding game for a while. Now I noticed, without considering the question time, that it's really rare for a question to get at least 1/4 of the views that a question asked a couple of ...
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Blog post invites people to apply to become CEO of Stack Exchange, Inc., but doesn't indicate how to apply

Having just seen the blog post about Joel stepping down as CEO, I am (of course) immediately wondering how to apply. In his haste to publish the news, he seems to have left of that vital bit of ...
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Where to ask about mobile phone tethering and physics behind it?

I struggle to find on topic site to ask my question. It has to do with mobile phone tethering, so here is link to my attempt to ask it on Network Engineering: I am in US and I bought Punkt MP02, ...
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What *is* a GlobalTag MegaBlender™?

I came across the globaltag-megablender tag while handling a lost user. Now, the tag seems to be about a specific thing. It just doesn't seem clear what that is. It's oddly consistent over how its ...
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Code snippet has a different behavior on Chrome when running in modal or post

I am using Chrome on a Mac, and noticed that some snippets were not working as expected. The interesting part is that when you edit the snippet (on the modal) they run fine; but when you run the ...
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Data Explorer Cache

In Stack Exchange Data Explorer, I noticed that after a query is executed, it is stored in the cache (I think). How do I disable this feature? For example, when I run this query, it should generate a ...
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Stack Exchange site for Arabic language questions? [duplicate]

I am searching for a Stack Exchange site where I can put my question related to the Arabic language. I tried putting my question on Linguistics Stack Exchange, and it got comments that my question ...
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What's with the uptick in blatantly off-topic posts lately?

Generally, we tend to get around a few blatantly off-topic questions here on this site because...reasons. However, yesterday and today (UTC), I noticed that the number of off-topic questions had ...
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Is there a reason to allow different full name on each site?

There is "Full name" field on the user profile page: Such name can be set different on each SE site. Is there a reason to allow that, since this name is not shown publicly?
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What do the numbers by the tags on the Recent Tags sidebar mean? [duplicate]

When you have Hot Network Questions disabled on your profile, the Recent Tags and Recent Badges sidebars appear. In the Recent Tags sidebar, there are numbers next to all the tags, like this: ...
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Is this possible to build reputation on stackoverflow with the help of stackexchange by asking stupid questions too? [duplicate]

JUST JOINED One of my developer friend told our dev team that he asked "my coach wants me to eat powder to get strong, have muscles . . . What should i do now" on stackexchange. In return he got 1000 ...
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How do I post Markdown code in a Stack Overflow question? [duplicate]

I have a question about some Markdown code not displaying as expected that I would like to ask on Stack Overflow. If I add the code (which includes triple-back-ticks), it is obviously rendered as an ...
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Why is there sometimes a dot on the review tab when there's nothing in the queues? [duplicate]

I oftentimes have a dot on the review queues tab, normally indicating that there's stuff to review in the queues, yet nothing is available for reviewing, in both main and meta sites. What does it ...