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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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Failing Review Audit because I added a comment that it was a duplicate post [duplicate]

I reviewed a post in the Super User First Post queue and thought it sounded familiar. I searched for the subject and found a previous post with the same question. I then added a comment ...
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Where should I ask about GitHub's history?

I am not asking about a programming question (rather, a history question), but said question concerns a programming website: GitHub. Where shall I post such question? The question I seek a locus for ...
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Was I treated fairly by this user and moderator? [migrated]

The OP: Need help finding the right video production software My original Post (without the mods changes): https://video.stackexchange.com/posts/25644/revisions The moved to discussion topic: https://...
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What's an 'Unanswered tag'?

Using main menu option "Unanswered", you get the list of unanwered questions. And the suboption "My Tags" limits this list to only those unanswered questions that are tagged with at least 1 of the ...
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How to find the list of most upvoted questions/answers on a SE site that is not Stack Overflow?

How to find the list of most upvoted questions/answers on a stackexchange site other than Stack Overflow? For example, music.stackexchange.com or math.stackexchange.com etc. All the answers to What ...
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What are the exact criteria for a question to have VLQ as a flag option?

I am very confused. The VLQ flag is automatically deemed helpful when the question is closed. However, it doesn't always appear on a question, and its appearance is very inconsistent (IMO). Known ...
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Code sample could not be shown on the page

The code samples could not be showed in the page and the markdown editor is also not working well in my browser. I'm using Chromium (Version 71.0.3578.98 (Official Build) Built on Ubuntu, running on ...
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Reputation counters for SO and MSO not in sync? [duplicate]

SO says: 89008 MSO says: 88948 Shouldn't SO and MSO be fully in sync?
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Is the reputation system the same across all Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

As the title says, I'm wondering if some sites have customised their pointing system. I've just come across Troy Hunt's profile on Information Security: https://security.stackexchange.com/users/136/...
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Stack Exchange API for Tags won't set has_more to True

I have this request URL: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/tags/python/top-answerers/all_time?page=1&pagesize=100&site=stackoverflow&filter=!9Z(-x.0nI What I need is to have a pagination ...
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Is a question that asks for a review of my reviews allowed on Meta?

I'd like to ask for a review of my reviews, as I've just been banned for the first time. Is that a valid question here?
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What is a Post on SE?

As far as I understand, the term Post means either Question or Answer on Stack Exchange Network. Hence should we use the words Question and Answer directly in the user interface for situations when ...
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How to remove scroll indicator in a block of code [Stack Overflow in Chrome, Mac]? [duplicate]

Lately I've been getting annoyed at the horizontal scroll indicator whenever there's a block of code on Stack Overflow. I think it's a bug, isn't it? If not, is there a way to remove this or ...
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What does “yst” represent in chat message timestamps?

Most of the time the time stamps shown on messages in chat show the time to me in my local time. The fourth post in this large image is mine and that's what time it was here. But the previous two ...
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Should bug-report/feature-request *questions* that duplicate Grab-bag *answers* be closed as duplicates?

Meta Stack Exchange is seeing a fair few of these "Grab bag" questions that announce a biggish change to the sites and then encourage bug-reports and feature-requests to be posted as answers to that ...
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What happens when “recommend deletion” and “delete” are mixed in LQP review? [duplicate]

In Low Quality Posts review, what happens when <20k users chose "recommend deletion", and 20k users chose "delete" for the same review? For example, if a post had 3 "recommend deletion" reviews and ...
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What does a site sponsorship require from the sponsor?

Two sites, Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence, have corporate sponsors (Strangeworks and IBM, respectively). This is part of a pilot program to increase community engagement. From the ...
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Electorate gold badge not awarded [duplicate]

Today I was awarded the Electorate badge on Ask Different: Vote on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions After doing so I was presented with the screen saying I earned it and ...
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Deleting and undeleting an answer clears the edit history

I posted this answer to a question. The question was then edited by a roving well-wisher, which invalidated my answer. So I edited the question to reflect this, and deleted my answer. The original ...
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Why do the recent reviewers get squeezed after 20 reviews?

After I complete 20 reviews on a single day for some review queue, I typically see a message similar to this example (for the First Posts): Thank you for reviewing 20 first posts today; come back ...
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Can you add a summary after edit? [duplicate]

I just made an edit to a question I asked. Quite often I don't write summaries, but this time I felt that I should have added some explanation to the edit. Is there a way to add a summary afterwards? ...
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Why are a few hats still on?

Despite the closing of the Winter Bash last week, there are still a few hats on the profile pictures of some users. Is it a bug?
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Where should I ask about a text font used somewhere?

Is there any SE site where I can ask users tell me/help me find what the font used in some media (movie, picture, whatever) is? If so, which one?
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How to choose between several incomplete answers?

If I asked a question (namely this one), and the solution I end up using is a combination of some of the answers, and another answer explains why it is correct, How to choose the answer to accept? ...
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Prompt when I accept my answer within 2 days seems miswritten?

When I try accept my answer, I see a prompt: You can accept your own answer in 2 days Is this miswritten for "you can not accept your own answer in 2 days"? See also: Why must I wait two days ...
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How do posts get closed as duplicates vs exact duplicates? [duplicate]

I've come across some posts that said they were closed as exact duplicates, and some that were closed as duplicates. The first image is a duplicate question and the second one is an exact duplicate. ...
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How to find duplicates that could be deleted?

From the faq post How should duplicate questions be handled? Should duplicates be deleted? ... Duplicates that are word-for-word copies or that are so poorly written that they are not useful ...
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Contact Support email with wrong user name

I've used the form in Contact Support and received an email with what is meant to be my name but written in a wrong way, as you can see in the following image: I assume this is a bug. Nonetheless, it ...
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Why does this question show 2 different close reasons?

I just found this closed question. The banner saying it was closed shows 2 different reasons and who voted for each reason. I've never seen this before. From what I've read, only the close reason ...
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Why do some StackExchange sites have a nice logo and others a simple speech bubble with 2 letters?

From my Stack Exchange sites: Nice logos Simple boring logos Why is that? Not enough questions or people joined to the site Nobody did design a cool logo Other reason
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Where should I post a Windows PowerShell question? [duplicate]

Should it ask it in StackOverflow, Superuser or any other site? The question is related to how to find some files in the filesystem.
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Do tags still exist if the only question with the tag has the tag removed?

There was one time I saw a tag that was used for only one question, but just after the question was created the tag got edited out. I think (not totally sure) that it had a tag wiki. When I clicked on ...
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Does Universal Login not provide single sign-on recently?

I am a member of a number of Stack Exchange sites. Recently I seem to have gotten logged out from a number of them (Server Fault, Super User) and I can't figure out a way to log in without scrounging ...
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How to see badge list on child metas?

On the sites I visit I can see a list of all badges by: click on the question mark, visit help center, click on View a full list of badges you can earn. However if I go to the corresponding child meta ...
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More than 15k bottles of Viagra from Kenya, asking 110+ people for money, seriously?

I received a strange mail from a well-known SE user with the following body two days ago: HALLO EVERYONE. I am writing to you from Kenya. I have recently come into contact with a great bunches of ...
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Where should I ask questions about how a technology works?

Something I've never understood about parallel programming/operating systems is how a computer can use less than 100% of its processing power. (This is probably due to the fact that my college OS ...
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Recent Inbox Messages number wrong

I'm a user of Stack Overflow and trying to help people solve their problems. However what I sometimes see is that the number of messages in 'Recent Inbox Messages' is incorrect. Just now I had 2 ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange site for cars, e.g. finding what is horse power etc

I am looking to buy a car and do not know what some jargon means, like what to look for e.g. MPG or BHP, so I was wondering if there was a stack that can answer my question pre-buying.
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Is the Community user able to earn badges?

Just recently the one question that the Community user asked on MSE got up to 25 favorites. This means that Community now qualifies for the Favorite Question badge. I've waited a while, but community ...
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REQUEST: Migrate LaTeX questions to tex.stackexchange [duplicate]

I found some LaTeX questions on Super User and Stack Overflow. There is a Stack Exchange site completely dedicated to TeX and LaTeX. I would like to migrate the questions, but I don't have the ...
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What is exactly displayed on the upload progress indicator?

After updating the image upload dialog I can't actually understand what is exactly displayed on the image upload indicator. For me it looks like some randomly distributed points on the rotated ...
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What happens when a comment is flagged for harassment?

What happens when a comment is flagged for being offensive or harassment, etc., and the flag is deemed helpful? Apparently the comment is deleted. Is there any message to the offending user? Are there ...
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Reviewer deleted my comments and i do not think he have enough reason to do so [duplicate]

I saw a question and I think I may also help by answering this question, and my account was banned then, why they have the rights to ban me and what can I do with it?
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I am logged in, but where is the logout link? [duplicate]

I just spent twenty minutes looking through questions. Where is the link to log out from Stack Exchange? I would prefer logging out from all sites, but just Stack Overflow would be nice. I log in ...
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When can I start seeing 2019 in the date?

I’ve noticed the obvious pattern from an edit in a question. First, it displays the number of hours, days etc. After a couple of days (?) it begins to display the actual date of posting. I seem to ...
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Font size in page not found error page is increased

In the page not found error page, the font-size for the text is increased recently. Previously the font-size was less and the UI looked good. Is the design change on purpose or any impact with any ...
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How to remove pin from a deleted message?

I recently came across a pinned message in a room for which I am a Room Owner (General discussion for Hinduism Stack Exchange). The message was posted by a moderator and pinned. This was later deleted ...
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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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Why does hatdash.com show the SO contests page but not redirect to it?

hatdash.com was used for Arqade's Hat Dash. Currently, the site shows the SO contests page but does not redirect to it. Since past Winter Bash sites all redirect to the contests page, is there a ...
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Who updates Company or Organization Pages?

Using my current company as an example: There is a general lack of information on how these pages originated and are maintained. Who curates these pages? (Why do we not know that at a glance?) How ...