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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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What determines whether a user is banned from a single site vs. all sites?

Let's say a user is banned on EL&U. Are they banned on all SE sites? Is there a different criterion for when they are banned for a different reason?
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Faulty edit button? [duplicate]

I was in the middle of a 'First posts' review queue when I came across an answer in need of formatting. I clicked the 'edit' button and nothing happened, except the link in the top bar changing ...
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Area 51 - Where's Stack Overflow?

Where is Stack Overflow on Area 51? Usually, when you head to search and type something like EL&U (I wanted to check the stats), it pops up. But when I search Stack Overflow, nothing comes up. ...
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Red tag set by user without diamond

Recently I noticed that user without diamond has set status-completed tag on my quesion. How is it possible?
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Why the links with “leagues/{site-name}” do not work for all sites?

Typically when you go to reputation league, the url looks something like https://stackexchange.com/leagues/{id}/{site} or https://stackexchange.com/leagues/week/{id}/{site}, etc. The link contains ...
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Get answers in JSON for a given Stack Exchange article

We are trying to figure out how to get the answers for a given question ID in JSON or XML instead of HTML - so far for a URL like this: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions/52533798/answers?...
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My username changed, but I didn't do it?

My username was previously "NetherGranite", but I came back to the Mathematics Stack Exchange to find that it was replaced with a generic "user____". Trying to change it results in a prompt saying ...
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Finding Stack Exchange site for mathematical writing

I have a question on mathematical writing. Which Stack Exchange site would be appropriate for this? Writing seems to be the ideal choice. But, mathematical writing seems to be not on agreement with ...
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Google Plus privacy leak and Stack Exchange usage

I just received a notification "Important Information about Google+ APIs" about the profile information leak to apps by Google+ API. The attachment states that the app "Stack Exchange" had access to ...
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How do you revoke not-a-real-vote post feedback?

When a user without enough rep to cast a certain vote (upvote or downvote) attempts to do so, they instead register anonymous, tracked post feedback. They get a message like: Thanks for the ...
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Did starred message ordering change?

I looked at the starred message list in the Python chat room today, and it looks like the algorithm that decides what to show there has changed. There are a lot more high-starred old messages and a ...
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Why the first post review tab is red? [duplicate]

This happened to me on the ELU stack exchange, though I figure perhaps this could happen on the other sites. The review tab has a red dot on the left of the first post review tab, however it's ...
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Does accepting your own answer count for earning the “Rep Hunter” hat?

If I asked 5 questions and answered them all, and then accepted them, would I have earned the Rep Hunter hat?
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Reputation leagues - displaying profile picture for the non-entry exist periods

In the Stack Exchange Leagues page, if there is no entry for the period of month, quarter and year, some user's profile picture is displayed in the leagues page. For an example in the Stellar and ...
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If a user's avatar shows in a chat room but they don't say anything, can they be pinged? [duplicate]

I know that a user can only be pinged if they join a chatroom, but I'm not sure if that means they have to say something first or not.
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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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SE site for sign languages

Is there a SE-site where questions about sign languages are considered on-topic? Or has there ever been a denied/failed Area 51 proposal?
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What does the trigger for Glasses With A Number On Top actually mean?

The description of the Glasses With A Number On Top says post a message in chat within ±12 hours of the UTC New Year's begin that gets starred But what does this mean? ±12 hours could mean around ...
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How much does community bulletin add to visibility of the question?

It seems that posts on meta which are displayed in community bulletin get more views than other posts. Of course, this could have many reasons. (Maybe the discussions were interesting enough to ...
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Is it against rules to add a closing statement to an answer or question? [duplicate]

Whenever I answer a question I would always conclude it with what I feel to be a proper closing such as "I hope this helped you. You have a wonderful day!". However on certain sites people of a much ...
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When does the 2018 Winter Bash end?

On the blog we are told "that on January 2 all hats will be taken back to storage." Does that mean the Winter Bash includes the second or is the first the last day? Times help clear up ambiguity: ...
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Can I select just some SE sites when looking at traffic statistics?

This question is similar to Where can I find the number of monthly pageviews for Stack Overflow? but it's not a duplicate, because I don't want to look at the statistics of a single site: I want to ...
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How do I report a questionable review? [duplicate]

I sometimes run into an edit being rejected on grounds (/ with comments) that make me suspect that the reviewer was not paying attention making a mistake. Is there a way to report the review decision ...
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How do get my own question unprotected?

I have question on Stackoverflow which has been protected. I do not have the reputation required to unprotect it. The question has had a number of off-topic responses from people who apparently haven’...
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How do I retract my vote to reopen my own question closed by the RemoveDeadQuestions bot?

After reading Shog9's suggestion that simply re-asking a question closed by the RemoveDeadQuestions bot is one option, I've done so here. It's previous incarnation has had my reopen vote for a while, ...
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Cannot dismiss scrollbar in code box, blocks view

This question is a duplicate of One-line codeblock scrollbars won't disappear (but this question can't be marked as a duplicate because that question is on meta.stackoverflow.com, and this ...
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What happens to the reputation when a question is migrated? [duplicate]

My question was migrated from the English Stack Exchange to the History of Science and Math Stack Exchange. My question is, does the reputation I gained while it was on the English S.E stay on my ...
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An outside site seems to have crawled, scraped, and translated Stack Exchange questions; what to do? [duplicate]

I was curious how often I'd used a couple of idiosyncratic terms in my answers, so I googled them together and was surprised to see them on an external site, having survived a translation into Spanish....
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Are chat rooms hard-deleted?

There have been a few chat rooms I've found before that later got deleted due to inactivity and not being considered worth keeping. Now I want to see the full transcript of one of those rooms, but it'...
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Stack Exchange on a small resolution screen

When I'm behind a 1024x768 screen the width of content on this site is decreased making several answers and questions inconvenient to read. How can I have the site loaded with full widths and heights ...
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What are the requirements for a (beta) site logo?

Someone on Sustainable Living SE proposed to hold a 'new logo' contest so we can make the beta site a bit more distinct and recognizable. From this Meta post I understood that Stack Exchange sites can ...
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How to proceed with a post that was incorrectly removed from the low quality review queue?

Consider the following situation: A post was in the low quality review queue, because it was rather a comment to the question and not an answer. The first reviewer made some minor edit which did not ...
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Is there some way to display the number of characters in the title of a new question? [duplicate]

Surely, as a newbie here at SE, I have missed something. The title will display "Title cannot be longer than 150 characters" if it is too long, but no indication of the actual length. My usual ...
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Meta Stack Exchange newsletter is not delivered on December 25

I used to receive the Meta Stack Exchange newsletter on every Tuesday. I didn't receive the newsletter for this Tuesday (December 25, 2018). I have verified in junk/spam folders too, seems it is not ...
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Why should a flag be declined if it was correct at the time? [duplicate]

A question was posted a couple of days ago that was blatantly off topic. I do not yet have 3,000 reputation here so I am unable to vote to close a question. Instead I flagged it with the "Blatantly ...
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How do I search for non-deleted questions in data.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

I tried to filter for questions that have not been deleted. https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/953463/non-deleted-posts However, the top result shows Post Link ...
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Question editor bug when use code in blockquote

It seems we can use code sample in blockquote, so I tried this: > ```pub trait A {} pub trait B: A {}``` Or > ```pub trait A {} > pub trait B: A {}``` Or > ``` pub trait A {} > ...
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Will we lose our reputation we earn from hats when we lose them?

I got the hat "retro fan" and I got 2 reputation points. Once the hats are gone, do we lose the amount of reputation we get from them or do we keep it? For example, if I got the hat X and get Y ...
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Help! A moderator asked me to undelete my “answer”, but it seems I can't

Most users might not be able to see my deleted answer here, to this question. My answer (linked above) was one of my first on SE, I was new, it really needed improvement. One of the new moderators ...
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Why does this user have only have 1 rep but no apparent suspension? [duplicate]

Update: The user is now suspended network wide again. Looking at a user who is suspended on a few sites, but not most‡, I see he has a reputation of 1 although the graph says different: &...
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Why is the hat leaderboard a little off? [duplicate]

I have seen the hat leaderboard, and here's how it looks like: 1. Alecxe, a member for 7 years, 7 months, 29 hats 1. eLRuLL, a member for 7 years, 5 months, 29 hats 3. Eran, a member for 6 years, 10 ...
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Merge two accounts does not work out

So, I am having a few accounts. A while ago I registered one account via email. After that I started authentications via Google for like five other Stack Exchange accounts. When I try to merge them ...
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What happens to NAA flag on a local meta?

As far as I can tell, when an answer on a main site is flagged as "not an answer" it enters the low quality posts review queue.1 What happens on per-site metas? On meta sites the only review queues ...
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What do the numbers on the Winter Bash leaderboard mean?

I thought that they represented the rank of the person by the number of hats they have collected. The numbers "jump" however, they do not follow an unbroken order: There are also really big gaps: ...
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Why Stack Overflow is not displaying markdown options in answer section?

I am not able to see the Stack Overflow markdown options in the answer section, which contains options like B I , attachment options but same is visible in Stack Exchange. Is there any reason for ...
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Can't access my ServerFault account

The "Yahoo" login is no longer an option and, although I can still use most of the sites (including Meta, obviously), the ServerFault no longer recognizes me. Trying to use the "Forgot Password" ...
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Highly upvoted but has 1 rep? [duplicate]

I searched for an answer using the title of this question on Meta.Workplace and on Meta.SE but nothing came up. This answer has been upvoted a lot. But the person that wrote the initial answer only ...
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Logged in throughout the network, but not on SO

I'm logged in on scifi.SX, and here on meta.SX - but not on Stackoverflow.com . What's more, there doesn't seem to be a box on the login page to enter an OpenID URL. What gives?
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List all comments upvoted by me [duplicate]

I can see all my upvotes in the "votes" tab of my user page. For example, https://stackoverflow.com/users/139150/shantanuo?tab=votes This includes the questions, answers and comments. Is there a way ...
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Vote buttons, stars, and moderator margin controls just got a lot lighter

The controls in the left margin of a post -- vote buttons, star, and moderator controls (timeline, flag count, deleted comments) are now a much lighter shade of gray than they used to be. Before (...