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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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Cross-site account association is all befuddled. How do I fix it? [closed]

Ok, so I looked at my SO.com accounts tab and it said I could associate my account with my meta account. Strangely, it said there was no serverfault account to associate with, even though I have one ...
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Stack Overflow browser toolbar

Is there a toolbar for Stack Overflow that can be added to a browser window?
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How is a moderator chosen in Stack Overflow

What is the criteria for selecting a moderator in Stack Overflow?
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Is there a limit on how many questions I can ask? [duplicate]

Is there a limit on how many questions I can ask per day? Per hour? Per other time unit? Related Questions: Limitation on submitting a question, is it an explicit request to create a new account? ...
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What happens when you hit 200 reputation from upvotes in one day?

I know there is a 200-reputation cap for upvotes in a single day. However, what happens when you get upvoted more on that day? Are the points simply lost? Or are they queued onto the next day? I'm ...
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Should deployment questions be asked on Stack Overflow or Server Fault? [duplicate]

I'm not sure where to ask a deployment question, Stack Overflow or Server Fault. It's kind of a crossover question. I need to be able to sort out the server requirements for deploying a click once ...
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Why would a closed question be hot?

Just went to the hot tab on stackoverflow.com and saw a question that was closed there. Why? I would figure that something that's closed really isn't all that hot and should be ignored.
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Why are there more users in the data dump than on SO's users page?

According to Greg, there are 93,861 registered users in the data dump. However, on the SO users page, there are only 74,620 people (2132 pages * 35 users per page). How is this possible? Does the data ...
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Is there any way to mark a user as “favorite”?

I mean, a way to "follow" a especific user (an analogy could be mark a tag as "interesting"/"ignored"). Is this possible?
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How can I view recent answers and comments about my questions / answers?

On Stack Overflow, there are currently many ways I can view what I have done — my questions, my votes, my favourites etc. But where is the view that shows me new answers to my questions and ...
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How do I consolidate my stackoverflow accounts? [duplicate]

I actually like the OpenID (since SO is one of the first sites I use that has it consistently implemented), but now I have about 5 accounts in varying degrees of answered questions. Is it possible to ...
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Greater than and less than not supported in location field of profile

Back in the day, I was able to use the greater than and less than symbols in my "Location" profile field. It looks like they're being scrubbed now, but > and < don't yield the symbols ...
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Can I join Stack Overflow's testing team?

How can I participate in the Stack Overflow testing team?
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Greedy hyperlink texts

Consider the following answer of mine: Symbian Series 40/60 [Nokia Series 40](http://www.forum.nokia.com/Technology_Topics/Device_Platforms/Series_40/) is based on Nokia's proprietary operating ...
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How to nest code within a list using Markdown

Oftentimes, I want to include code samples in a list, for example: Item One Item Two, for example: private bool ItemTwo() { return this.IFeelLucky; } Item Three The problem is that there isn't a ...
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What is the URL for the Stack Overflow error page?

Where can I find the URL to the error page with the kitten picture? I was trying to find it for a demonstration, and for the life of me, I can't seem to. I guess that is a compliment, too?
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Can an unescaped underscore (_) be included in a link?

I was trying to follow the link to GitHub in this question: What are some interesting features of the EveryBlock.com source code? but it contained a percent-escaped underscore, though the source ...
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What actually happens when you click the “spam” link for a question or answer?

I have not yet had a need to click the "flag" link, and was wondering that does (I don't want to experiment with some poor, innocent post). Is it immediately flagged? Are you able to retract flags? Do ...
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Does the rep bonus show up in recent activity?

Will the account association reputation bonus show up in my recent activity section as a distinct item? I cannot check my accounts for the answer because I have not received any rep bonuses on any ...
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What are appropriate criteria for flagging a post as spam? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the spam flag work? The title says it all, really; there's a "spam" criterion for flagging both questions and answers. What is it that makes something "spam"? Is it ...
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Is there a way to close(merge) an SO-family account?

I accidentally created two accounts with my two openids, instead of putting both openids on the same account. I want to close one of my accounts so I can associate both openids on the same account. ...
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Link to view the edit history of a question

Is there a link on a question's page to see the edit history of that question? What is the "normal" way to get this information?
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Is there a way to know how you got your reputation points?

Is there a way to know the breakdown of your reputation points?
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What do the numbers in the Top Users section mean?

Please refer to the image below. I can't seem to correlate any relation between the two numbers. It says I have 222 total score for the jquery tag but how is this evaluated.
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Badge progress reports

Is there a way to view your own progress towards certain badges? For example: Tumbleweed - What value constitutes low views for a week? Fanatic – Is there a way to view how many days in a row you ...
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Importing Creative Commons data dump into MySQL

Has anyone got any tools/scripts etc. for getting the data dump into MySQL?
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Formatting Sandbox

Note: Answers will occasionally be moved to the Sandbox archive when there are too many of them. When using them to report bugs, keep an eye. As per Jeff's suggestion in this comment: You can use ...
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Why can't I edit my migrated question? [closed]

I have a question at Server Fault that was migrated from Stack Overflow. I think the question is not related to my actual user in Server Fault. It's not a reputation problem, but more of a management ...
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Why don't we get reputation for upvotes on comments? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reputation for comments? Some of the comments are really helpful in answering the questions. At times people edit their answers to include the changes as per the comments. So ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange for marketing questions?

I understand that Stack Overflow is for technical questions only. Is there another version for other aspects of software—such as marketing software—similar to serverfault.com for admin questions? If ...
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What do the multipliers next to tags mean on the user stats page?

On the user stats page, under tags, what does the little multiplier indicate? It's clearly not upvotes, as you can check anyone who's gotten a silver badge for a tag and see that the multiplier is ...
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Details about the flagging mechanism

When we flag questions and answers as spam, abuse or requiring attention, how exactly do the moderators use the information? I'm guessing there's a shared queue somewhere that moderators can all see. ...
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Is there a way to know which tags I created? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I find out which tags I have created? Seeing this question about the Taxonomist badge caused me to wonder how close I am to said badge. Is there a way to see which tags I'...
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Are the Data-Dumps Cumulative?

The data-dump is absolutely awesome. Thanks guys. I know that you have plans to release a new one each month, and seed it as well, but I'm curious about the size-increase from month to month. Will the ...
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Mixing automatic syntax highlighting with manual markup

Related to Code-Coloring for Inline-Code in Answers It would be nice to be able to use the automatic syntax highlighting on a block of code, and at the same time manually insert markup for specific ...
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On Private-Beta and User-Selection [closed]

According to Podcast #60, Super User will be going into Private-Beta "Sometime in July." I'm curious how the SO-Team picks users to participate in the Private-Beta. Is the selection based on community-...
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How should you respond to “Give me a fish” / RTFM questions?

How should you respond to "Give me a fish" / RTFM questions? I mean the case where people post questions simply to get someone else to write their code for them, on topics that would usually be the ...
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Database schema documentation for the public data dump and SEDE

Stack Exchange releases "data dumps" of all its publicly available content roughly every three months via archive.org, and also makes that information queryable over the Internet at the Stack Exchange ...
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Syndication feed for the whole Meta site?

I do not find in meta.so.com a syndication feed for all the questions, only for the tags. Since meta has much less traffic than StackOverflow, it would be sensible. I was able to follow ...
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What are the criteria for a Feature-Requests

What constitutes a (good|acceptable|worth-developing) feature-request? It seems as though I see many people requesting things, myself included, which are quickly met with "nah, the so-team shouldn't ...
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How long do deleted questions live in the system?

How much time do deleted posts live on for before they get cleared from the database? I'm asking because I can't find a question of my own. It got deleted few months back, but it has some insights I'd ...
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Licencing code snippets

A little while ago I provided an answer on Stackoverflow that someone liked and asked me via private email if he could use portions of it in production code, which I was happy for him to do. What is ...
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Why might I lose 2 rep “invisibly”?

Just occasionally, I lose two rep as if I've been downvoted, but no downvote shows in either my own rep tracker or the one on Stack Overflow itself. It's just happened now — my reputation went ...
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Is there documentation on how to use Stack Overflow?

I asked a Meta SO question about RSS feeds. Now I am wondering if there is documentation on learning all of the ins and outs of SO. What are the different URL combinations that I can use? How do I ...
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Can I put a bounty on a CW question?

Can I put a bounty on a community wiki question? While I haven't found any information eliminating this possibility, I have also not found a confirmation answer. Given the special nature of CW ...
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Congratulations, You Won “Enthusiast”…Err, Woot [closed]

I signed into SO today to find the magical orange-overseer alerting me that I've won a new badge called "Enthusiast." I was pretty excited, and rushed to my profile to check it out - well, there's "...
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Is there a web call or some sort of meta api to get all new comments in the last N hours?

Is there an undocumented web call or some sort of meta API to get all new comments globally in the last N hours?
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How is the Birthday field kept private?

How is the Birthday field kept private from other users? When is the display field Age changed? Is it changed just on the first of each month or randomly within an random range of Birthday? Original ...
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Is there a way to do RSS feeds on a set of tags

Hello It seems to me that if I want to actually help on StackOverflow.com that I might want to monitor new questions using an RSS feed for certain tags only. That way I could see questions that ...
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Odd Reputation Number: 90 + 20 + 10 = 121?

It's not clear to me that this is because of the reputation drop issue earlier today. My current reputation number here on meta is 121. I was curious to see how that number came about, so clicked on ...