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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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No Silencium hat for 15 days

I have got a question on Stack Overflow in Russian created Dec 12, 2018, 19:58 MSK — and it still has no answers for 15 days. Is it a bug?
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What is the new 'Question Wizard'? [closed]

Today as I was posting a question on StackOverflow, and clicked on Ask Question, it redirected me to a 'Question Wizard'. This has never happened before. Is this new? If so, then why is it not ...
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Are votes by anonymous users recorded? [duplicate]

When I'm signed in and try to downvote a question having less than 125 reputation, I get this message: Thanks for the feedback! Votes cast by those with less than 125 reputation are recorded, but ...
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Query for maximum number of comments by a user on a post

Does a query exist in the Data Explorer which lets you know the maximum number of comments by a user on a question? I've not been able to find one; the closest query I was able to find was Number of ...
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What does it mean when an edit has the description “[Edit removed during grace period]”?

Recently I came across a few edits on the formatting sandbox with the description "[Edit removed during grace period]". It definitely wasn't made within the 5 minute grace period. What does it mean?
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Asking questions about DMOJ on Stack Overflow?

Where can I ask questions about DMOJ.ca? That is also a programming site, however, there seems to be no tag for it. I also created a proposition about this on Area 51, however it got closed saying:...
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Is Winter Bash's opt-in/opt-out GDPR compliant?

Quote from this comment (posted by balpha ♦): ... While the publicly visible behavior is like you don't have hats (e.g. it's not visible on your avatar, you don't count towards the site leaderbords,...
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How to gather more views for a posted question other than putting bounties? [duplicate]

I am new to Stack Exchange and want to know how shall I increase the view of my question which is not getting answered and has gathered small no. of views. I have used bounties in stack overflow in ...
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50 reputation option does not exist in the bounty offer drop down list [duplicate]

After I clicked the "start a bounty" link, in the drop down list, the 50 reputation option did not exist:
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Why did my vote go through even after I reached the daily maximum amount of votes?

I just tried to down-vote a question. It gave me this message: But my vote still went through. I refreshed the page, and the down-vote I cast still showed. I refreshed multiple times, and it was ...
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Size of the search textbox in the top bar is increased suddenly on all the sites

Size of the search textbox in the top bar is increased suddenly. I can recall the size of the textbox being smaller previously. Is the textbox size increased on purpose, or is this a bug?
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What determines the order of sites you've earned a hat on?

The Winter Bash hat rack shows which sites you've earned a hat on: What is the order of these sites? If you're on a site where you've earned the hat, that site comes first, but the order of the other ...
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Is there a reason why this year's Winter Bash site prevents crawling?

This year's Winter Bash site has robots.txt which prevents the whole1 site from being crawled. User-agent: * Disallow: / Is there a reason why robots.txt was added to this year's WB site? 1The main ...
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What are all the search operators and what do they do?

There have been some really useful search operators I've found over time, such as hasaccepted:no and answers:0. I seriously doubt that I've found all of them. I've searched on Meta Stack Exchange, ...
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Why did the favorite button became little different and smaller?

So currently the favorite button looks like: But previously, it looks little bigger, and contains a border for the star, did stack exchange update it? I think it looks better before, would we change ...
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What is Stack Exchange's word cloud of sites representative of? [duplicate]

I saw the main Stack Exchange site list of all sites has tiles for all of their sites. Is the size of the tiles/speechbubbles representative of the (logarithmic?) quantity of questions for each site ...
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Are there any plans to improve the Answer editor?

The rumors say that you've made a lot of changes to the backend so that you can now easier implement features that has been requested for a long time... I don't know whether this feature is one of ...
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How to ask a mathematics question using the right symbols and operators?

I am not able to use some special symbols like for theta, alpha and all similar symbols. Also, how to get on with the exponent and fraction?
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Any record of deleted comments? [duplicate]

I got an e-mail notification of three comments to a question I posted. Now going to look, I see one of the comments, but the other two are not there. Presumably, they were deleted. Since a record is ...
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How to undo a vote UP or vote DOWN? [duplicate]

In the past and recently I have clicked accidentally on the UP arrow to vote up but this is only an accident. If I click on DOWN arrow to redo my vote, the counter is directly decremented by 1. I ...
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What does the trigger for It Ain't Easy Being Cheesy actually mean?

It Ain't Easy Being Cheesy Wear 6 hats, changing hats here in 6 days Does this mean wearing six hats across the network, but keeping one hat on for six days? Does it mean wearing six hats in six ...
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What is a “new contributor” for Winter Bash purposes? [duplicate]

What is the combination of rep and timeline used to determine "new contributor" status? Also, for sites with scaled-down rep requirements for badges, are those rep rep requirements scaled down the ...
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Where to ask embed vs link HTML in email

Is there a place on Stack Exchange where I can ask the following: Let's say your company sends its customers quotes. In the quote it has some fancy images, logos, and HTML/CSS to help sell the quote ...
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How to remove a flag on a comment? The retract flag button won't work for comments [duplicate]

I am wanting to remove a flag I posted on a comment on EL&U, and can't see how to remove it, there is no 'retract flag button'. I can't see how to do it in the help centre and would like to know ...
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If I delete and recreate an account with association bonus, will I get the Still Fresh hat?

The Still Fresh hat has the following trigger: be a user on the site for less than 6 months before Winter Bash, or join during Winter Bash; have earned at least 25 reputation Suppose I have an old ...
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Better way to search for unaccepted posts

I like to make sure I am not person that: Ask questions Gets answers Benefits from answers Never accepts an answer However I also dont like to accept right away, so that I am not adding to FGIW ...
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How do I get more information about why my question is down voted [duplicate]

Is there any way I can find the specific reasons my question is being down voted for? I get it that I am not communicating my questions adequately but without specific feedback it is hard to improve. ...
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The case of the disappearing flag

On October 26th I raised a flag on one of the answers to this Meta question on Personal Finance & Money: Have there been any "Is this a scam?" questions that the answer was "No&...
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Where do I go for general Internet website questions?

I am trying to find the right community where I can ask questions about other website communities and their influence in real life, or is it this community?
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How close am I to earning the Gonna Find Out hat?

Per the answer to Winter Bash 2018 Hat list, it takes 150 votes to earn the Gonna Find Out hat. I have voted more than 150 times on this site alone, so I assume that I must vote 150 times during ...
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Does Stack Exchange own the copyright of Winter Bash hats?

I see I can easily download the SVG files of Winter Bash hats from Stack Exchange. Can I use the hats somewhere else, even for commercial use, or are they copyrighted?
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Can I see a profile image behind the hat?

For example, I found this profile, where the person is covered with a hat all over his avatar. Can I somehow see the real image behind?
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Is there a query that returns answers one vote away from the Pizza hat?

I want to identify answers that are just one vote away from the Pizza Hat (was Extra Toppings last year). Searching for "pizza" or "toppings" on SEDE did not reveal a suitable query. How to query for ...
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What jQuery versions are used by SE sites?

This is probably an XY problem, but I am focusing on my solution. It's known that China has blocked off all of Google, including ajax.googleapis.com where SE loads jQuery library. For some reasons, I ...
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I comment on answer why NAA and flagged but my flag is declined [duplicate]

Regarding this post, I flag NAA and comment on that post. How your answer is different from above answer The post is deleted, but my flag is declined. Why?
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Is there any way to see my total hat count across the entire network?

I've earned the same hat on multiple Stack Exchange sites but I am unable to find any way to see total count of all of the hats I've gotten. Is there any way to see a total count of the hats I have? ...
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How do I return to the original image?

Before clicking on "Done", I had this image before starting to knit. Now I can't see it, because I have an old image replaced. Can I return to this original image? Image used from here.
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Why is BountyAmount for votetypeid = 8 empty in the votes table of MathOverflow

While helping out on a SEDE query here I was looking at the votes table in the MathOveflow database, specially the records for votetypeid = 8. I noticed that the bountyamount isn't present in these ...
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Can't paste data to question, get prompted for Image?

I am trying to ask a Question on SE, and have some mock data in Excel I've copied, and am simply trying to paste in to my question. I've done this before dozens of times, but suddenly am having this ...
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When to post on Stack Exchange meta, when to post on [site] meta [duplicate]

After browsing some questions here some of them are site specific. Should they be posted here or on that site's meta? If you post it here the question could get more attention from a wider audience ...
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Author reviewing edit after it has already been rejected

One of my edits was recently rejected on Ask Different. Two people rejected it, but then the OP reviewed it as "Edit". Is this intentional behaviour or a bug?
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We need Captain Obvious back

Almost one month ago the new-question-feed of our main chat-room The 2nd Monitor posted by the special user named Captain Obvious stopped working. There had been a short discussion Room owner ...
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Seeing a new error message place holder - is it intentional?

I tried to close a post, when it has 4 close votes already as "close(4)". When I clicked the close button, already the post's status changed to [closed] so it shows a error message. Previously the ...
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Why are “Gonna Find Out” hats already being awarded?

The description for the ‘Gonna Find Out’ hat is: cast 150 votes on questions or answers I've come across a few users with “Gonna Find Out” hats. Since Winter Bash has only been on for 3 days and ...
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Where do systemd questions belong?

Questions regarding configuration of systemd services on an Ubuntu server, do they belong on: Ask Ubuntu? Unix & Linux? Server Fault? Stack Overflow?
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Under profile on all actions, closed status isn't indicated on questions

On your profile, when you go to your 'all actions', I'm trying to find certain questions which may be reopened - that is, no longer closed (cough hats cough). Example on my profile Several of these ...
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What is the new 'Snow-Flake' symbol? [duplicate]

Good day. Today I was just working when I saw that there was a snowflake in the top-bar-menu, and it had a purple notification number on it. I had never seen it before. Note: This has been solved ...
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Where to ask about improvements for a security scenario?

I'm building a mobile application that transfers points between users via QRCode. I'm concerned about security and am looking for effective simple yes secure algorithm to use. What is the best ...
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Why can questions only be migrated to the meta site of the main site? [duplicate]

Sometimes there are questions asked on a site, but never belong to this site, and are a very good fit for another site. In such cases I would like to vote to migrate this question to the site it fits. ...
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Winterbash Login asking me to join SO?

When I attempt to login into the Winterbash page (i.e.https://winterbash2018.stackexchange.com/auth/login) I am redirected to a page to join Stack Overflow (i.e.https://stackoverflow.com/users/join) ...