Questions tagged [support]

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Why has my Software Engineering profile not been deleted yet? [duplicate]

As you can see, this was scheduled to be deleted 2 days ago. Why is it still not processed?
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Can we make changes to the quoted portion in a question or answer?

We know that we can edit to correct spelling, grammar of questions and answer. But what about the portion in block quotes? Do we have the liberty of correcting grammar, punctuation or terminology in ...
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Share links to own answers without disclosure [duplicate]

In my latest question in this community, the answer i envisioned would include the answer to this question as well. Instead, it was marked as dup and I still didn't manage to find out the answer. ...
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“You’re receiving this email because you are subscribed to The Overflow Newsletter from Stack Overflow.” - are you sure?

This morning I received a spam email from SE ("The Overflow - issue #1..."). At the bottom it says that "You’re receiving this email because you are subscribed to The Overflow Newsletter from Stack ...
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Which Stack Exchange site for asking about printers & accessories?

What is the best Stack Exchange site for asking about printers (devices) and printing accessories (home & small business use)?
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Does raising a flag again after a LQ answer was kicked off the queue by “Edit” actually work?

The rationale behind allowing the Edit button in the LQ (low-quality) review queue is if a reviewer didn't actually fix "all the problems" (what the usage guide says), it will at least bump the post ...
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Is it OK to continue Reviewing?

These days there appear to be various moderators resigning, getting fired or suspending activities, as mentioned in "Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in ...
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Did not receive additional privileges per “Join Meta today and earn extra privileges like posting, commenting and voting.”

I did not receive additional privileges per "Join Meta today and earn extra privileges like posting, commenting and voting." This message shows up if you (for example) try to comment without an ...
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Does downvoting an answer on Meta cost rep now? [duplicate]

I recently (an hour or so ago) downvoted this answer (which had been at a score of 0 before my downvote, in case that's relevant), and I saw my Meta.SE rep go from 101 to 100 (and got a notification ...
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Question closed by both Android Enthusiasts and Ask Ubuntu while they referred to each other [closed]

I asked a question related to an android app in Android Enthusiasts (android.stackexchange.com) which is linked to linux (Ubuntu). My question was put on hold saying that it is off topic, and I was ...
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Stack Exchange staff speaking to the press instead of the community

The Register's recent article contains a comment from a company spokesperson: Asked to confirm that Cellio was the moderator in question, a company spokesperson said, "Cellio (she/her) would not ...
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NSFW video and annoying animated advertising on Music SE

I'm seeing this annoying animated advertisement on Music SE. Somehow saving the gif was impossible, so I recreated it as well as I could from screenshots (first image). The actual thing is even more ...
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Does a new answer on a migrated question cause an inbox notification?

I just answered a question on Computer Science SE that had been migrated from Theoretical Computer Science SE. The asker only has an account activated on the latter site, and not on the site the ...
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Do I have a right for references to my username to be anonymized if I delete my account?

I'm posting this from an anonymous account for privacy reasons. I understand that, should I remove my account, content remains available. However, there are many references to my username scattered ...
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What does '100% answered' mean in 'Today's Featured Site'?

Today's featured site is Role-playing Games and the card is shown as follows: RPG clearly has unanswered questions. What is meant by the '100% answered'?
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Can one take the entire Q&A base and move it to a new site?

In the light of all recent moderators and experienced users quitting, I was wondering if anyone is allowed to take the entire Q&A set of a site, and move it to a new site, with new rules? I think ...
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Stack Overflow Outdated Dump

I downloaded Stack Overflow posts dump ('stackoverflow.com-Posts.7z') on 13 Sept 2019 which was lastly modified on 4 Sept 2019 according to https://archive.org. However, after I extracted the data I ...
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How to reproduce low quality question page?

Recently I asked Low quality question page not having same style as rest of site where I found a bug in the low quality question page. Can I directly navigate to this page to test it?
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How does the notion of accepting answers handle cases that vary setup to setup? [duplicate]

The problem being: an answer to a problem that works on my "machine" may not on yours, and what works on yours may not work on Person C's; etc... I'm wondering therefore whether it would be more ...
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The bottom border on the timeline page looks wrong if a title is multiline

https://ru.meta.stackoverflow.com/posts/9511/timeline <div class="subheader"> <h1> </h1> </div> .subheader has style border-bottom: 1px solid #e4e6e8;. ...
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Is there a plan for dealing with all the moderator vacancies?

As many are aware of by now, a whole bunch of moderators are no longer serving in that capacity. Between all those individuals there are (as of now) about 50 moderator positions that became unfilled ...
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Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community?

The last weeks and days have seen some erratic behaviour by Stack Exchange Inc., such as likely illegal changes to the content license and the firing of an upstanding community moderator with no ...
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Where could I ask about some advice on the topic of “Searching global cooperation with university Business incubator”? [duplicate]

We are searching to find some global cooperation with university Business incubator via independent businesses, So I need to write a letter to a Candidate Company, like this: Subject: Searching ...
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Search for “similar questions” across multiple sites?

After typing the title of a question, the "similar questions" are displayed. Is there any feature, that would provide such suggestions across all (or a configured subset of) stackexchange communities?...
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Confused to ask business advice consulting via a Stack Exchange site

I need to clarify some aspects of my business, so I want to ask about some business models via Stack Exchange. I found these two questions with suggested asking via: http://workplace.stackexchange....
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Migration bug? Re-migrating a question to the same site didn't create a new question on the destination site

This question was migrated from here to Meta Stack Overflow. The author then voluntarily deleted it there, which marked the migration as "rejected" and reversed all effects of the migration (except ...
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Strange course of actions with migrated and deleted question

Can someone please explain the course of actions with this question for me: Stack Overflow - Developer Story Tab It's the second time I see that now within a week. The question received a (...
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Where other than under “email settings” and “my logins” in my profile do I need to update my e-mail address?

I just noticed (on a site I am a moderator on) that in my profile, under Activity > Account info (visible only to moderators), "email" shows an e-mail address that I no longer use for Stack Exchange. ...
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Why are there questions in the triage queue that have a pending edit? [migrated]

Why are there questions in the triage queue that have a pending edit? Or in other words: why should I judge questions that are presented to me in a state that is most probably not their future state? ...
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How do you type `\` inside a codeblock in chat?

I showed someone in the Bridge how to make a shrug emoji (¯\_(ツ)_/¯) and while discussing the use of backticks, code blocks and backslashes in markdown, I realized that it's impossible to type ...
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Login Issues at Area51

I don't seem to be able to login to Area51. I tried many times but get the same issue: The URL I am getting redirected to is: https://area51.stackexchange.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/users/login-or-...
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Is there a way to autoban your account for some time? [duplicate]

I love this site, maybe too much. I am studying an exam to enter on administration and I wanted not to be active until I pass my exams, but I cannot make my account inactive. Is there a way to ...
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How can I successfully ask a question in Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

It's weird; I have asked a few questions on this website, but when I login, they're all gone. What's wrong? What should I do to post successfully? Any guidance?
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Getting a captcha for opening two search bookmarks

Last month I asked: Should I be worried about how fast I use the site? I'm pleased to announce I got my first captcha. This is just a feedback, for perhaps altering the algorithm behind it if at all ...
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Comments keep disappearing [migrated]

Comments in my question (if I remember correctly, not only mine) keep disappearing but I didn't delete them myself. Is is possible that comments are deleted automatically if a word in them is on a ...
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Stack Exchange keeps creating new accounts

I am not sure if this is designed this way or if I am doing something wrong. In order for me to even post this question, it asked me to "Confirm new account" and at this point I already know that it ...
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What happens to activity logs related to deleted questions?

One or two days ago I posted some comments. Now, I am not able to find them in the activity log (the 'activity' tab on the profile page). I assume that is because the question was deleted. The FAQ ...
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Get user list of SO whose bio contains given words

I know that we can get data from the Stack Overflow database using a query. I wanted to get data about whose bios contain some given words. For example, If I put flutter, kotlin then I will get a ...
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Those ads carousel are try to tell me something

Disclaimer : all links are NSFW. I was browsing physics.SE And I noticed a pattern in the ads carousel. It started with a Pillow ads then it escalated quickly : A pillow ads Sex performance Ads ...
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Inappropriate “Ads by WGX” ad on Academia and History

Reporting a highly inappropiate ad seen on Academia (and History). No link URL visible without clicking. This ad (or another on the page) also tried to open popups and new browser tabs. Please clean ...
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Tooltip on the Similar questions suggestion box in the ask question page

In the Ask Question page, when hover on the answer box for the post in the Similar questions suggestion box, the tooltip is not understandable. For example: When hover on the answer count it is ...
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Was the retroactive change to CC BY-SA 4.0 approved by Stack Exchange's lawyers?

On 2019-09-05, Stack Exchange announced that all subscriber content would be available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license. 34 hours after this announcement, I asked in a comment if that change had been ...
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Has the maximum time threshold for question CAPTCHAs been reintroduced recently?

I've noticed that when I take a long time to write up a question, and don't submit until the next day or later, I get prompted with a CAPTCHA. After some searching, I found that there used to be a 40-...
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What causes the “Human Verification”? [duplicate]

l'm just experiencing the Human Verification now, and I can't find the captcha to solve. What kinds of questions and answers can cause it? Not all questions caused it.
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The SE Android app has not been working for half a year

The Stack Exchange Android app hasn't been working for me for half a year. I only still have it for the notifications. Even after reinstalling, notifications are the only feature that works. When I ...
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Is there a way to get reputation changes network-wide via the API?

Using the notifications API, I can get everything that shows up in the achievements popover, except for reputation changes. I can use reputation history for this, but it's per-site so would require a ...
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Can we print the SE logo by ourselves? [duplicate]

I've organised unofficial SOru event several month ago: Неофициальная встреча в Москве 22 Марта в 19:00. I've wanted to print SOru logo on T-shirts and give them to members, but CM told me that SO is ...
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How are privilege abuses after quick rep gain by new users being avoided?

Bob, on his first day, asks a question on a site, and it goes viral. It gets lots of upvotes. Reasons of virality can be some update in a new tool or it can be a common query like Why is processing a ...
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Where do I get a community for a proposal? [duplicate]

For a proposal I need 200 people. My Question is simple: Where do I find them? Is there any site, or other social network for proposing stack sites or similar to this use?
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All the images are blocked from China [duplicate]

Go to any site, click into a post with images. You will see image fail. Have to use VPN in China to see that image. This is very inconvenience for many posts which have to use a image to describe what ...