Questions tagged [support]

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Does Stack Exchange have an Accessibility Policy?

I've seen several laudable posts on the network and associated blogs about SE's dedication to accessibility and how that informed the types of affiliate ads allowed: This blog post - "...our effort ...
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Can Community Managers contact deleted users?

The short version: This question over on Ask Ubuntu got downvoted into oblivion (-6 is oblivion for AU) and subsequently deleted. I posted an AU meta question to prevent other users from deleting ...
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How tag-watch and tag RSS feed are affected by synonyms and renaming?

I am interested in how tag-watching and tag RSS feed are affected by: Adding tag as a synonym Renaming tag (via merge) Consider the following scenarios. Scenario 1: (synonyms) A user is watching ...
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Archive Stack Exchange posts (or make them private)

Is there a way to archive posts on Stack Exchange? I want them to be private.
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What unlisted, but public, Stack Exchange sites exist in the Stack Exchange network? [duplicate]

I recently found out about CS50 Stack Exchange, which appears to be a normal beta Stack Exchange site (I was able to sign up immediately and receive the standard Association Bonus, etc.), but I ...
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Is there a difference between “It's No Longer Needed” flag between main and per meta sites?

Is there a difference between usage of "It's No Longer Needed" (INLN or NLN) comment flag on main site and per meta site? There are four kinds of comment flags. It contains harassment, bigotry,...
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Why was the main criterion for graduation specifically chosen as 10 questions per day?

Prior to July 2015, site graduation was basically decided subjectively by the SE team, based on the site's Area 51 statistics and the capacity of the design team. From what I recall, it was basically ...
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Problem with punctuation and removal of post owner usernames on comments

I found out today that if you have a user’s name with an “@“ in a comment on that user’s post, it removes it. For example, @PostOwner Your post is very nice. becomes Your post is very nice. ...
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Where's the “Greatest Hits” question page?

A user on EL&U meta has told us we now have a Greatest Hits Questions Page. Here is the link https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/greatest-hits?page=1 But I don't know how to reach it ...
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Filter subscription email is not being delivered (June/July 2019 edition)

I have created a custom filter in https://stackexchange.com/filters and specified that I would like to get email updates: However, I never got a confirmation mail nor any notifications based on my ...
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The new flag dashboard doesn't include the reputation of the user whose post is being flagged

Having the reputation of the user whose post is being flagged is a useful piece of information - especially for "not an answer" flags. If the user has less than 50 rep - i.e. a new user - then they ...
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Will a downvote from a user below 125 give you reputation penalty (-2)?

Will a downvote from a user below 125 give you reputation penalty (-2)? I just want to know how it works. I tried to register a new account and downvoted on one of my answers. I didn't get the -2 ...
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Can someone fix the broken links in this historically-locked question?

This contains some broken links: Changes to syntax highlighting But it can not changed, because it is locked. Can someone fix this?
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How to calculate “top % all time”

I've been using the fact that my profile says "top 5% all time" as a bragging factor to demonstrate my knowledge to clients. Now that I'm active again on the site it's started saying "top 2% this ...
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Correction for serial voting not received yet [duplicate]

I got my reputation back for the questions marked with green marker, but not for the questions marked with red color. This is not a duplicate. I saw that link before. I didn't get my reputation back....
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The duplicate answers flags are harder to process in the new dashboard

This is what we see when the duplicate answers auto flag is raised: It's not immediately obvious that the same user (red) has posted the same answer to two (or more) questions. The "Answered x mins ...
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Is serverfault.daytorrents.com a phishing site? [duplicate]

Today, I thought I was on https://serverfault.com but Google had actually sent me to https://serverfault.daytorrents.com/. That site looks exactly like Server Fault, except that I couldn't comment ...
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Which of the Stack Exchange sites should be used for Neural Network questions? Multiple ones seem to match [duplicate]

The following sites seem to have something to do with Neural Networks, and most have questions on that subject: Stack Overflow Artificial Intelligence Computational Science Computer Science Cross ...
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Stack Overflow markdown editor tool bar options are not displaying

Stack Overflow markdown tool bar options are not displaying. It is shown the error below:
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How to preserve a TAB character in a string?

I want to preserve the TAB character in a string, because I want to give an example input that contains a TAB. Then users can copy that string and use it. But it seems like StackExchange always ...
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What is the status of stackstatus.net?

A few minutes ago (around 19:50 UTC, 26 June), the main pages of SE websites said there was a server maintenance, giving two links, one to twitter @StackStatus and the other to Stack Exchange Network ...
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Why is Stack Overflow trying to start audio?

I often have my browser's devtools open since I'm often debugging a snippet. I noticed this message often recently: Why is Stack Overflow trying to start audio? Update. I see it's from an ad? ...
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How to find answers which use code snippets?

How can I find a list of answers which use code snippets? If I want to find answers having a code block for a specific tag, I can find it with the following search query: code:true is:a [C#] Is ...
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Top questions for filter or tag — network-wide

When I have a filter, I can search for the questions network-wide that are newest or have the most recent activity. When creating the filter, I can also see how often a certain tag is used on ...
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Official resource to download Stack Exchange site logos [duplicate]

Is there an official resource from where high resolution logos for the various Stack Exchange network websites can be obtained? I am talking about logos of network sites that are launched and have a ...
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What does “positively received” mean in the conditions for lifting a question ban?

The FAQ post about post ban mentions that it's possible to post one more question after a six-months waiting period and if the question is good enough, the question ban can be lifted: If you're ...
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Where to ask: How to keep integrity of profiles in dual boot Windows / Linux when updating Firefox and Thunderbird?

This answer brought me here: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/168104/149998 I found: What is the right way to share a Thunderbird profile between Ubuntu and Windows, and between several users? ...
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Getting attention for answers that have aways been incorrect [duplicate]

There's a question about what to do about outdated answers, but what if the answer is not outdated but was always incorrect and gave simply wrong information, or more seriously information that might ...
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Why can't I sort SEDE results for some queries?

I was just checking out who earned the most of the new badges that were announced this week. I have a SEDE query for this which sorts by default on the number of sites you earned a badge. I noticed ...
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How successful has Stack Exchange's “teams” been so far?

How successful has the Private Q&A option been so far? Free up resources It’s expensive and time-consuming to answer the same questions over and over. By making the right information ...
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Unable to close question because of “answer converted to comment”

I posted a question on Stack Overflow: Postgres: Why did adding index slow down regexp queries? Because of lack of reactions, I later posted the same question on DBA Stack Exchange: Postgres: why did ...
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Where can I see votes cast and by type in my profile?

Where can I see a description of my votes cast like shown in the screenshot?
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Are there any statistics on how often a search in the Help Center ends in “0 Results”

I saw an MSO post (10k only) where the user tried to search for their issue in the Help center. Their search term didn't return any results which shows them this page: Before I'm proposing a ...
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Why did this comment disappear?

I posted a comment on this answer fairly soon after the answer was posted, then immediately edited the comment to provide a specific counterexample to the assumptions in the post. (There is a 5 minute ...
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Why did my First Post review not count?

I was doing a review in the First Posts queue on Interpersonal Skills. I spent several minutes finding the appropriate meta links and putting together a nice comment for the new user to help guide ...
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Which of my email addresses can mods see?

I can have email address(es) on my Stack Exchange account for logging in with, and I can have email address(es) for receiving emails about Stack Exchange. I understand that moderators can see user ...
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What does the “help post localization backfill” automatic deletion reason mean?

I noticed this question (10k-only) that was apparently deleted by Community more than five years after it was originally deleted, but no events (neither undeletion nor anything else) have occurred ...
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How do I adjust my email notification configuration and policy? [duplicate]

I'm a newcomer in the family of sites and I have somewhat trouble finding the mail notification policy or controls for it. Searching around, I've come accross some threads but it seems that I've not ...
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In the case of users with the exact same name, how do comment replies work?

My username isn't too specific (Jasper). Every once in a while, I come across someone else with the same name. And sometimes, we even comment on the same question or answer. Now, I don't mind all ...
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Can we ask questions in French about French universities? [duplicate]

I am a student in a French university. I have some questions about the French system and universities. May I ask it in French so it would be easier for me to express myself? And so French users may ...
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How does this question not meet your quality standards? [closed]

given an array of objects that have an attribute count and an index n, how can objects after n be removed if their count is 0? Please explain what is lacking in this question?
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OP Forgot to add tag for a post (which is one week old), how to add it and bring back the post active? [closed]

How to use Bootstrap JavaScript Components with ngx-bootstrap in Angular 7? OP who has raised the above post seems to have forgotten to add an important tag due to which he might have lost good ...
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Curious badge is not being awarded [duplicate]

Why have I not received the Curious badge, even though I have asked 11 positive voted questions? That's what the badge tracker indicates: These are my question list. https://stackoverflow.com/users/...
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Does badge Lifejacket potentially disclose one of your votes?

Regarding the Lifejacket and Lifeboat badges, according to Glorfindel: Do note that your own votes on the question don't count [toward the badge]. DavidG noted in a comment in the above question ...
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Why do I keep getting emails from accounts I have deleted?

I deleted a number of stack accounts, for example for the Ethereum stack exchange amongst others, yet I keep getting weekly emails from them. Why? And how can I stop this, especially since the account ...
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Are users dropped in Lifeboats without Lifejackets?

IPS Meta just got a round of Lifeboat badges awarded, 5 posts have earned someone a Lifeboat. But not a single user has yet earned the Lifejacket badge, even though the criteria for getting that one ...
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Is content on SE licensed under CC-BY-SA v3 or v4 now? [duplicate]

The footer on the website says CC-BY-SA 3.0: However the terms and conditions page link to CC-BY-SA 4.0: So which one is it now officially? V3 or V4?
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Do self-answers count toward the Lifejacket and Lifeboat badges?

I'm writing up the badge criteria FAQ and it's unclear in the blog post as to whether or not self-answers are considered towards the Lifejacket and Lifeboat badges. If I answer my own negatively-...
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Needing clarification on Lifejacket and Lifeboat

The description for these state Answer score of 5 or more to a question score of -2 or less that goes on to receive a score of 2 or more. This badge can be awarded multiple times. Does that mean ...
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Code block is not visible after using HTML <ul> (or “-” before text if you prefer) [duplicate]

When answering/asking a question if you want to achieve a black dot before the text, you can either use "-" before your text or use: <ul> <li>some text</li> <ul/> So far ...