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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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403 while trying to access Stack Overflow

I am not sure why, but when I try to access www.stackoverflow.com I get a 403 Access denied error, as if my IP address is banned. I connected via my work VPN, just to post this question. I use Stack ...
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Why wasn't this question, closed as “Belongs on SuperUser”, migrated to SU?

This question was closed a few hours ago, but not automatically migrated. That's a shame; it's a good question (for SU). What happened?
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Where is the explanation of what “community wiki” is? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are “Community Wiki” posts? Every question I ask offers me the chance to designate it "community wiki". I do not because I don't know what "community wiki" is....
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Why can't I comment on this answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comments work? Here is a question with some answers: Debugging with command-line parameters in Visual Studio I want to ask Lou Franco to clarify his answer by ...
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Year missing from post dates [duplicate]

First, I love SO. But, how can someone know how old a question is if the year is missing from all the dates? It seems important to know how old a question is. Am I missing it somehow? Thanks.
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List All My Questions

Is there some easy way to list ALL of my questions on SO (without paging)? I ask because aside from rep gained and lost, I always refer back to the answers to my questions. I would also like to be ...
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SO last page bug [closed]

Is this a SO bug? try to open https://stackoverflow.com/unanswered/tagged?tagnames=c%23 than go to last page(188 when I got this), page numbers are lost and it is difficult to go to the previous page
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How do I logout from a non-registered account?

I have a registered StackOverflow account which I normally log into using OpenID. Recently I logged out in order to post a question anonymously (supplying a fake name and of my secondary email ...
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Can we get an un-obfuscated version of the vote object? [closed]

Many of us want to write scripts on top of stackoverflow, and many of these would need to extend or reconnect the vote object. My recent attempt to build an auto-page-loader was made difficult over ...
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My profile picture is not taken from gravatar

I have a gravatar, had it for a long time now. My stackoverflow user does not show that picture. It works fine in other websites. I have the correct email. Changing the gravatar image does not help ...
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Mark my own question as favorite?

I cannot upvote my own stuff (questions or answers). Why is it that I can mark my own question as a favorite? Isnt that like upvoting it? Wouldn't common sense dictate that, as it is my question, it ...
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How do the tags which show up on a user's profile, get chosen?

I couldn't find a correlation with questions I've answered or marked as favorite. Just curious.
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Stackoverflow Score Not Updating

I'm, recently answered a whole bunch of questions on Stackoverflow, but they've not modified my score. Is there any reason would this be happening? I doubt it is a bug, but just wanted to check, ...
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Why are business visitors hidden in the Quantcast statistics?

I'm curious as to why all of the stats, except business visitors, are open and visible. Is there a reason for this?
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How do I navigate to the Responses tab?

When coming to superuser.com yesterday I was presented a link to a (very useful) Responses tab (at the top of the page): https://superuser.com/users/recent/1495/2009-07-22/2009-07-23?tab=responses. ...
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403 Forbidden returned for any Stack Exchange page

When I try to connect to any Stack Exchange site from work, I notice that it comes up as 403: Forbidden on Windows. I checked my corporate web filter and SE sites are not on the blacklist. Why can I ...
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Question with wrong answer upvoted

I just asked my first question. It received one answer, which was wrong (i.e. the suggested solution did not work when actually run). The answer has three upvotes. I've made a comment on the answer ...
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How to list more “Active Questions”?

When I visit stackoverflow.com, "Active" questions are displayed. I get a list of 30 "active" questions followed by Looking for more? Browse the complete list of questions, or popular tags. ...
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Do StackOverflow questions suffer from short attention spans?

I find StackOverflow suffers from a problem of questions rolling out to the dark areas of StackOverflow too quickly because: SO doesn't support threaded discussions. The badge system seems to ...
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Is there a way to search for terms with punctuation?

I recently wanted to search for "underscore underscore try" and "underscore underscore finally" but the search feature removes the leading "underscore underscore". This sort of thing is also a ...
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How do I accept an answer — where do I click? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does accepting an answer work? What do I have to do to accept an answer? I've looked through all the related questions. Only one even mentions anything about what to click ...
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The rep cap is 200 per day, correct? [duplicate]

I got 11+ upvotes and only 29 rep for an answer but my daily reputation was only at 156. That's 44 short of the daily cap! I'm trying to make 20k before the Boston Dev Days, too!
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Reassign migrated question

A question of mine was moved from SO to SU, but before I had an superuser account. Now the question is assigned to a non-existing user (grey text), and I can't edit the question or accept answers. ...
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Rule clarification for Enlightened badge

Can anyone tell me what the rules are for an Enlightened Badge? Although I have an accepted answer with 11 up votes I still haven't received this badge.
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Wil uservoice-type questions clog up the Unanswered list?

Seems to me that most of the uservoice-type questions (typically with status- tags) are unanswerable, or the answer is implicit in the status tag. Doesn't this mean that in the long run the ...
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How do Nice Answer badges work?

What is the rule for nice answer badges? I have 2 answers with 10 upvotes, but I only received only one nice answer badge. What happened?
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Why does my new Gravatar image not update on Stack Overflow after 24 hours? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why isn't my Gravatar image updating? I changed my Gravatar image 24 hours ago, and it still does not appear on the Stack Overflow sites. I check it at http://en....
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How can I get answers fast?

How do I ask a question so that it can get a quick response? I see some of the questions are very old and still not answered, but some others get a very quick response. Return to FAQ index
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Using affiliate links in answer/question [duplicate]

In answering Learning Design for UI and Website Design I found myself linking to a lot of books at Amazon. Because it felt like an abuse I did not use my Amazon Associate link as a means to link to ...
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Startup costs for Stack Overflow

I'm not sure if I'm posting this question in the right area or even site. This question goes to Jeff Atwood primarily. I know you guys said you did not use any investors to start up stackoverflow.com,...
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Status-* tags - moderator only? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Meta Stack Exchange work? I just tried to edit the tags of this question to add the status-completed tag to it (since the feature is already present), but every time ...
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Is there a way to “Bookmark” answers? [duplicate]

I have to admit I didn't really search in-depth for this feature, but is it possible to "Bookmark" or "Star" answers like in Gmail?
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How do I write a good answer to a question?

Are there guidelines for what constitutes a good answer? Let's discuss. Perhaps, we can come up with some ideas for the FAQ. Building off Should the official FAQ include information on how to ...
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Change OpenID provider from Blogspot to Google Account

I use my blogspot account as my OpenID login account to log into StackOverflow ( and other openid enabled website). On a second thought, I believe that maybe using my Google account is a better idea. ...
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Where should a question about LaTeX usage go?

My first instinct is Superusers, but on the other hand, you could say that writing stuff in LaTeX is programming in a DSL. But then you have questions about typography, styles, and you have questions ...
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Are similar questions allowed on two sites? [duplicate]

Are questions which are basically the same sites allowed on on two Stack Exchange sites? For example take a look at these two questions from Server Fault and Super User. Server Fault What is the ...
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Why does a question appear as modified by the Community user [duplicate]

Why does a question appear as modified by the Community user, but when you click on it there's nothing in the question or its answers done by him/it ?
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Old podcast episodes

iTunes only lets me get the last 10 episodes of the Stack Overflow podcast. If I wanted to get some of the older ones onto my iPod, what are my options? I can get the MP3s by clicking one-at-a-time ...
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Post closed arbitrarily

There was a post on Kids PC or Mac games that on SuperUser that has been closed because it was "not computer related". Can someone please correct this! Last time I checked PCs and Macs were both types ...
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Unable to connect to SO from work

At work, all week I was unable to connect to SO. I have received confirmation that the site has not been blocked either. I get a 403 page ... {FF && IE} What should I try to do to resolve ...
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Community-wikiing of question

It might be a little selfish of me to ask, but why was this question (and the answers) community-wikied? Was the (now deleted) user rep gaming or something?
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Comments behaviour between SO and Meta-SO seem odd?

It takes 50 rep points to post a comment on SO and only 1 point on Meta which is confusing, why the difference in the first place. (This part has been answered.) I cannot flag a comment as " this is ...
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What tag did I win a taxonomist badge for? [duplicate]

Duplicate/Related: Find out which question/answer awarded you the badge Taxonomist badge: what counts as “creating” a tag? And what prevents gaming the badge? How can I find out what the tag ...
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Tie Stack Overflow account with Server Fault? [closed]

I used my Gmail login to provide an open ID on Stack Overflow, then when I did the same on Server Fault I expected it to use the same username and whatnot, but on Server Fault I am now "unknown(google)...
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How do I provide a link to a comment in a StackOverflow post? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Direct Link to a Comment How can I construct a link to a comment in one of my posts?
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status-bydesign Tag [duplicate]

What exactly does the moderator-assigned "status-bydesign" tag mean? What other moderator only tags are there, and what are their meanings?
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Delete migrated questions

The migrated questions are shown as locked by Community and it is closed. Why these questions not deleted?
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Do migrated questions migrate reputation and badges?

When a question is migrated, is the reputation earned by its author on the original site subtracted from the author's total? What about votes? Badges? Do the same rules apply to the question's answers?...
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Is there a way to know the number of upvotes I got on a specific tag?

Is there a way to know the number of upvotes I got on a specific tag? I'm asking this because I'd like to know how far I'm from a tag badge :)
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Reopen Question incorrectly closed as Duplicate? [duplicate]

So I asked a question here about finding out the reputation that has been granted based upon the tags of questions one has asked or answered. The question was closed as an Exact Duplicate of this ...