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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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Taxonomist Badge - How can I earn this badge?

I am confused about the Taxonomist badge. Its tagline is "Create a tag used by 50 questions". So my questions are: I created a few tags by clicking the help us create it option. So I created those ...
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Someone else already reviewed a post, so my action is no longer required; should I review as “No Action Needed”?

I see first-answer reviews where the answer is inappropriate, but someone else has already responded to it, welcoming the user and indicating what is wrong with the response. There is obviously no ...
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Why is my question no longer added to Top Questions (minimum reputation points to comment and chat)?

Why is my question no longer added to Top Questions when I edit/update it? I have just edited it, but it is no longer visible in the list. I see other questions with negative votes high on the Top ...
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How did this user post a comment on other's answer without 50 rep?

An hour ago a new user (1 rep) posted a comment on my answer, where the question is asked by another user. I don't know why this has happened because IMO that user needed 50 rep to post the comment. ...
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How can I order users by the number of questions they have asked on Stack Overflow?

How can I order users by the number of questions they have asked on Stack Overflow?
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Why do I get -2 point of reputation from “user was removed”, apparently for an accepted answer?

Recently, I got -2 of reputation from a removed user. I was able to track it down to the fact, that I have accepted an answer from a removed user. The green checkmark is still there and I see no ...
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Can users with a gold tag badge but not enough reputation to vote to close use their immediate duplicate closing powers?

It's possible for users to have a gold tag badge but not have enough reputation to vote to close, such as if they've given away most of their rep in bounties, or if they started off posting a lot of ...
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How are tags removed if they aren't used by at least 2 questions in 6 months?

According to the create new tags privilege page: However, note that: on some sites, new tags will be automatically culled and removed from the system if they are not used by at least 1 ...
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Can't add tag while editing someone's question

I tried replacing the jsx tag with the react-jsx tag in this question: VSCode Prettier reformat adds {" "} when adding new line between html tags The new tag never got added. I tried ...
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Why wasn't this tag removed - despite having single occurrence?

From what I understood about tag pruning, tags which are used only on one question are automatically removed if they are used only on one question. This happens after the tag is 6 months old (if it ...
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Why can only some child meta sites host chat rooms? Is there any way to bypass this restriction?

When I try to create a new Chat Stack Exchange room from here, and type "meta" in the "select a site" box, I see only 8 child meta sites. Any specific reason for this? Update: I just noted Which per-...
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Delete or edit my own question?

Assume I have asked a poor question. Also assume that the question can become good with editing and without changing the meaning of the question. Is deleting it and creating a new question ever a ...
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Where should I go to ask a question about guns?

I spend most of my time on the Writing Beta SE, because I'm a writer. I have a question about how to refer to and explain gun mechanics in my novel, as I am not experienced with guns, but these types ...
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Where should I ask a question about Ivan Illich (opponent of academia)?

To me, Academia Stack Exchange, Parenting Stack Exchange, or Philosophy Stack Exchange would be places to discuss unschooling and Ivan Illich. Which Stack Exchange site would be most appropriate for ...
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Why is Syntax Highlighting enabled only for some SE sites? [duplicate]

Syntax highlighting is available on some SE sites. It certainly works on Stackoverflow, and it also appears to work in this example: var a = 3; while( !(a < 0)){ alert("JavaScript code <b&...
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What are the rules for moderator re-appointment after suspension?

It seems to be Stack Exchange's policy, that moderators are elected for life and can also be reinstated when they wish to continue their duties after stepping down. (example). I have now heard of/...
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Post closed as duplicate, but there is a better original

My question was recently closed as a duplicate. The linked question does not actually contain an answer to my question, though. However, I found another question that contains a (better) answer to my ...
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Does a “Positive question record” count across the whole SE network?

So, I've been reading up on the curious badge. I get the formula, but I have a question about it, because of reasons described below. I just joined SCI-FI. I asked a question that got 4 upvotes (at ...
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Error on both iOS and Android apps [duplicate]

Since recently (about a week ago), the SE app doesn't work for me any more - either or Android or on iOS. When I open the app, I see the progress spinner for a short while, after which I get: On ...
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How to search for questions that have any one of the multiple tags in a list? [duplicate]

I'm trying to find questions that I can answer. So I reviewed advanced search help page, and I found answers:0 which helps me avoid questions that already have answers and locked:false to avoid locked ...
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Is it possible to find answers by ID?

It's possible to find questions by ID by going to <site>/questions/<id> (which automatically redirects to <site>/questions/<id><question name>), but I don't know how to ...
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Cannot review suggested edits but I have reviewed one

Well, in SO I cannot access the review suggested edits, as I do not have 2k reputation. But I seem to have reviewed one in the past (which I do not remember at all). My guess is that maybe it was a ...
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How can I find all the StackExchange websites that I'm part of? - Queries on Data Explorer

How can I find all the StackExchange websites that I'm part of as well as I'm not part of using the Data Explorer..? In addition, if it's possible, I would like to use this query to do additional data ...
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Can’t login to Area 51 ( Unable to log in with your OpenID provider: No user found)

I think I originally signed up with a Launchpad account, but looking at “My Logins” I see two accounts: a StackExchange one (used yesterday) and Launchpad (used Jun 28 ’18) so I suppose I created a ...
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Does the Copy Editor badge exclude tag-only edits or tag wiki edits? [duplicate]

The Copy Editor badge has the following description: Edit 500 posts (excluding own or deleted posts and tag edits). (emphasis mine). This is unclear to me. Does "tag edits" refer to edits that ...
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Some tag counters are not increasing

It's been a few days since some of my tag counters are not increasing. Typically, I can see the sql counter increasing when I get upvotes, but my other tags (such as mysql, sql-server, php) are not ...
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Where should I ask questions about using TI-84 calculators?

I have a question about why my TI-84 graphing calculator graphs things in a certain way. Specifically, it’s about why the TI-84 can’t display circles properly and there’s always a vertical gap. It ...
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Can't vote up comments on Android?

I usually use my PC to browse stack exchange but I've recently downloaded the android app for more constant accessibility. However on the app when I see a comment that I appreciate and find useful ...
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How do I deal with questions with broken links which are still valid questions?

I found this question: Do contemporary singers sound “wrong” without a microphone?, and it contains a dead link. The YouTube video is taken down. How do I deal with it? Note, the question makes ...
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Best place to see what Stack Exchange site is about? [duplicate]

I want to know where I can find information about Stack Exchange site after joining the site. Normaly I would read the site information before I will join it and manage my questions accordingly, but ...
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Stack Exchange iOS app not working?

I'm currently unable to access anything via the Stack Exchange app under iOS; is this a known issue?
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Job posting on other Stack Exchange sites

Is there any way of putting job posts on video.stackexchange.com? My workplace has a couple of video related jobs going, but I don't want to put them in the wrong place. I couldn't see anything in ...
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Multiple watch invoices [duplicate]

Continuing on from the great multiple watch shipment saga I also received 3 separate waybill numbers however additionally I was sent 2 SMS messages each wanting me to pay £17 import duty. Each SMS ...
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How can I get spam deleted faster?

Usually spam I see on the SE network is deleted very fast. But occasionally the system utterly fails and we're left with spam on the site for hours. Sometimes this happens because nobody's there to ...
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Why did I just lose 25 rep randomly?

On the Japanese Stack Exchange in some older browser tabs, I see that I have 3870 rep, but if I refresh I have 3845 rep. I don't see any changes in the reputation tab. So I'm wondering what ...
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Where can I ask a question about companies that profit of protecting the environment

I'm writing a documentation for school that involves people who turn a profit out of protecting the environment. I.e they don't do it for "charity" exclusively. These companies/people are hard to ...
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I did not receive any email asking for my address for the “Amazing 2018 Stuff-A-Way” swag - what to do?

I've participated in the Amazing 2018 Stuff-A-Way, here's my answer. The question/contest has been closed at the end of January, and the participants have apparently been emailed with a question ...
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Is there a way to group favorited questions or search among them per topic? [duplicate]

On Stack Overflow, after you star (or favorite) many questions, it becomes difficult to search among them to find an old question you starred. Is there a way to search among them per topic? Would not ...
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Regex pattern for automatic removal of “what have you tried”

According to "What have you tried" epidemic, this four-word question has been banned from comments, and "comments that consist of little more than "what have you tried" can be deleted with a single ...
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How to post code from mobile?

Can somebody show me how to post code from a mobile device, as I cannot use control-K or any other combination. I have tried putting 4 spaces before each line and making 4 new lines in before and ...
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Possible to favorite questions to a particular section? [duplicate]

I want to mark a question as favorite so I can save it and see it later, but I'm wondering if I can organize my favorite questions and keep them under different headings. For example, I want a "...
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One watch, two watches, three watches.. If I get three will someone get none?

"Two time's a charm"... but "two watches's an error". Apparently DHL has just started getting ready for shipment of the watches from the December swag contest. Some users already got a mail from them....
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Most recent questions filtered by tags and country

Would you assist in composing a Data Explorer query returning the top 100 most recent questions filtered by both tags and user country?
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Where can I find Stack Overflow Jobs? [duplicate]

I am new to the Stack Exchange application for Android. It seems more convenient than having to go to Google and search for the site that I want to go to. However, I can't seem to find Stack ...
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Google auth seems broken

I can't seem to login using my Google account. Luckily I still have an active session on the main things I care about but when I log into anything with my Google auth, I get: There was an error ...
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Increase min-height on SE code snippets to prevent scrollbar from blocking code [duplicate]

When using Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow, anytime there's a one-line code snippet with a horizontal scrollbar, the majority of the code becomes covered. I am using Chrome v72.0.3626.109. Looks ...
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What is the state of the new site designs promised after the redesign?

Last year, Jon Ericson wrote in an announcement about the completion of the responsive design rollout: We'll continue fixing bugs and starting in 2019 we'll be working on designs for sites with the ...
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Why is Writing SE displayed as 'Writers' on Area 51, but not on the actual site?

When you look at the Area 51 proposal for Writing StackExchange, it displays as Writers. But, when you head to the actual site, it gives its name as Writing. Is this because the name has been edited ...
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Re-voting for reopening doesn't show notification message after second vote, but re-voting for deletion does

If you re-voting for post deletion notification message will be shown each time. But for re-opening it works differently. Notification message shown only for first click. Looks inconsistent.
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How do I log out of Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I'm on a friend's computer, and I can't for the life of me find the log out button.