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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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Code formatting XML hides code?

I'm trying to answer my own question on Stack Overflow. I've followed the guides on pasting XML, however it still doesn't show on the answer: The InnerException message was 'Maximum number of ...
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What are the differences between spam-flag-nuking and moderator manually validating spam flags?

What are the differences when a post is deleted for 6 spam flags or a mod spam flag (or R/A flag) deleted by mod and pending spam flags manually approved? One thing I know is the -100 rep penalty is ...
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Web Applications is being “flooded” with spam

They are back. Today (2018-10-16) several accounts were used to post answers that look like legitimate answers but the strange thing is that they include a sequence of numbers, sometimes preceded by ...
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Can't change password

I took the following steps to try to change my stackoverflow.com password: I browse to stackoverflow.com. Click Edit Profile & Settings. Click on My Logins. There is one, Stack Exchange. Click ...
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How can I see chat messages starred by others?

I just earned the outspoken badge out of the blue. I rarely use chat, so I'm really surprised to find I said enough interesting things for people to star apparently. But I wouldn't know where or what ...
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Is there an history of my tickets/correspondence initiated from the “Contact Us” page?

I'd like to know if there is a log that I can access (within Stack Exchange, without looking in my mailbox) reporting my usage of the "Contact Us" form across the SE sites. I believe that the ...
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Answer awarded bounty but not accepted as an answer. Bounty not added to reputation

I've answered a question with a bounty. Ultimately the question author found out the solution by himself, posted it and accepted that answer. But they decided to award my answer a bounty for my ...
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Filtering star list in a room for a specific user

As the tittle says, I am wondering if there is a way to filter the list of starred messages in a room to only show the message that were starred by a specific user. Showing the message that were ...
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Bounty system and automatic awards [duplicate]

Can someone please explain the bounty system? I answered a question that featured a 50 rep bounty that no one else answered and I received nothing, The other day I answered a question first that ...
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What does it mean to “take without giving back”, when an user is banned? [duplicate]

More than once, I stumbled on some SE users who had their accounts temporarily "blocked"/"banned" (e.g. locked reputation at 1, cannot ask or reply to questions, and maybe some other restrictions). ...
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How can I introduce people to the Stack Exchange Sites?

I am from a country where people are not very familiar with Stack Exchange sites and about 90% of them don't know their existence even if they use the Internet. Maybe this question could not be asked ...
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How to get to the “leave closed/reopen/etc” dialogue window of a question in the reopen queue?

I suspect this has been explained somewhere, but I could not find it. Apparently I have never needed to do the following before, so I lost my way. Anyway, here's what happened at Math.SE today. ...
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What constitutes 'Active' for a Question? [duplicate]

Why does some, many year old, questions with no apparent activity suddenly appear with recent activity. I've seen questions many years old that have no edits or comments of recent dates, but with '...
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Why is there no Stack Exchange Arch Linux community? [duplicate]

Why is there no Arch Linux Stack Exchange even though there is a community of the less popular elementary OS distro? Arch Linux is a popular distro and there must be a lot of questions as the distro ...
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Incorrect user showing in most recently modified spot [duplicate]

While browsing the list of unanswered questions over on Arqade, I came across this little gem: Clicking on the original question revealed that there were no edits or answers from anyone. You can ...
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What can I do to lift or reduce a suspension?

I understand what it means to have an account temporarily suspended, but what happens if I think the suspension was too harsh or unjust? If I am a new contributor and unfamiliar with how things work ...
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Get a post's text, from the Stack Exchange API, in decoded and pastable form?

I know how to retrieve body_markdown with the Stack Exchange API. But if I copy the retrieved body into a Markdown editor then I don't get back the "real" body of the answer. I've tried using ...
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Links in the footer in international sites should allow to point to translated pages

We have found a "problem" in Stack Overflow en español. (I also think it would be the same in all international sites) In the footer of the site we can find this text: diseño del sitio / logo © ...
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Fails to automatically log into Super User

This is not a duplicate. I am on Chrome and not blocking block third-party cookies. If you read the comments I already said that. My profile says I am a member of Super User and has a reputation. ...
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What sort of UI does a moderator see when processing flags?

I've had a few flags declined from time to time that make we wonder what the UI looks like for a moderator when reviewing flags? The odd fat-finger aside I suspect a few things that throw some reviews ...
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When does SE update their google-code-prettify builds?

Developers in the Elixir community have been trying to get Syntax Highlighting support for the Elixir Language on Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange websites since 2013: We have gone through all ...
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Can we suggest design improvements in sites?

Can we suggest design improvements for sites? Like on Travel.SE Example Question, I can suggest the arrow design. If the moderators like that design, they can use this design.
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Is there a Stack Exchange site for practicing questions or quizzes?

I am currently learning Selenium and as my understanding of Webdriver and Server continues to improve, I would like to put what I've learnt so far to the test by working on some real life interview ...
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How can I find people who have asked a large number of high quality unanswered questions on UXSE?

I am looking to try and reduce the number of unanswered questions on the UXSE site by identifying high quality questions that hasn't been addressed probably because it is either difficult to answer or ...
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What was the original intention for automatically deleting old, unanswered questions with +1 score and a deleted owner?

According to this answer to How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion? (which is tagged faq), the Community user ...
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SO network was very slow

A few hours ago all SO network sites were loading very slow. Chrome was showing page by loaded parts. It was because of slow downloading an html page (other files were loaded quickly). Here is a ...
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How do I access an SE site's sandbox?

I have a question I am uncertain about, but I can't find Writing SE's sandbox. I might be blind, but it seems to be in no logical place, because it should be easily accessible due to it being a great ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange community for the philosophy of computer science? [duplicate]

I asked a question regarding the design choices made in the Haskell language and got slammed. Is there a Stack Exchange community for the philosophy of computer science?
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Why was Stack Exchange network closed before its relaunch in 2011?

The Wikipedia says that Stack Exchange was: Launched on September 2009; 9 years ago. (relaunched in January 2011) Was Stack Exchange network really closed? If so, why?
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Questions on hold/closed and Area 51 site stats

Are closed questions or questions on hold counted in the unanswered questions stats in Area 51 or are they just left out of the stats completely?
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Who is the most responsible for the new Code of Conduct?

Who makes the final decision whether someone on our site (e.g., SOja) is following the Code of Conduct or not? The community? Moderators? Or employees of Stack Exchange? (I intentionally distinguish ...
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Why -10 achievement on “User was removed”? [duplicate]

In the mobile app (Android), I see several negative achievement entries with "User was removed" as text, but no further explanation. What do these mean?
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What does Relevance mean exactly as a sort option for a search? What's the criteria behind it? [duplicate]

What does Relevance mean exactly as a sort option for a search? What's the criteria behind it? It's an obscure unclear word. I did a search in the help center for it and got zero results back! Is it ...
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How to make votes the default sort order for search results?

Votes used to be the default sort order for search results or at least the website remembered my choice. Ever since it changed to a dropdown with Active and Votes, I have to change it to Votes. Is ...
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Is there any option to see the list of my questions in the Stack Exchange mobile app?

In the desktop version, we can see our list of questions for a particular site. I tried to watch all my questions on the mobile app but didn't find any way. Is there any way to see all my questions ...
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Side borders on meta sites

Just noticed that meta sites have vertical lines on both sides of the page. Which don’t exist on main sites: What’s the purpose of such design separation among main and meta sites?
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'User was deleted' removed too much of my reputation [duplicate]

I will get straight to the point: I lost 155 reputation because a user was removed. Now, my question isn't about why the user was deleted, it's actually about how to contact the administration to get ...
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How to view E-Mail Address in App? [duplicate]

I think I created my account with Google, but if I try to log in with it, it say's the account is not created? At least I'm logged in in the App.
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What should I do if I cannot find the right community for my question?

I asked my question here: 1st post Then I got feedback that my question was off-topic (unrelated to the community), with 2-closing votes, without any suggestion about which is the right community for ...
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How is reputation grouped in the achievements dialog (trophy menu)?

In the above image, there are two groups for my post on Puzzling.SE. The +35 one contains 7 upvotes (it's a question), and the +4 one contains an accept and an approved suggested edit. I searched for ...
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All of my questions are about Stack Overflow; will I get reputation if I transfer them to from meta.stackexchange to meta.stackoverflow?

I have lots of questions on this (meta.stackexchange.com), and all of them are about Stack Overflow. I just learned that there is also a Meta Stack Overflow. How should I transfer them, and ...
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Is there/Will there be more active development on the chat pages?

I am an active user of the SO chat and there are a few things that bug me for example that (until recently fixed) users could request access to a gallery room with 1 reputation or that the chat page ...
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If I enter the Stack Overflow site as a new person and I search for “How do I ask a question” that yields no real help in doing so

It might seem obvious to a new person to the Stack Overflow site to simply search for "How do I ask a question?" or "How do I ask a great question?" or "How do I use this site?" yet none of those ...
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Possible for 15k+ users to mark questions which have been answered by suspended users as protected

From the protected question FAQ: Users with the Protect Questions privilege (15k reputation on graduated sites, 3.5k on beta sites) can protect a question which is at least a day old, and ...
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Have the words in this suggested edit really been changed?

In this suggested edit the "rendered output" tab shows two words changed: "Can" and "mysterious", but in the "markdown" tab shows the addition of only a <br> tag. Click to enlarge So ...
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Why am I not logged in to all of my communities when I log into StackExchange? [duplicate]

I noticed that after I log into SE I am automatically logged into most of the communities that I am a member of, but not all. Ask Ubuntu, for example, requires me to sign in again, but doesn't have ...
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Will Area 51 Discussions be getting a responsive design?

It's been said already that due to the age of Area 51's code base, it will not be affected by the upcoming design changes. However, the Area 51 Discussions site runs on a more modern code base, the ...
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Can a hacker who hacked a Facebook account access security.stackexchange.com through their linked OAuth account?

Recently Facebook was hacked with 50M accounts compromised. I just got a message from a moderator of Stack Exchange site Information Security that my account has been suspended. I'm writing ...
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How can I find my own answer to a deleted question?

Sometimes questions are deleted, like this here. When someone like me invests some work to answer such question, it is not nice that the answer isn't readable in the personal activity. Or are answers ...
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Why do Chat notifications show who the message is from, while comment notifications do not?

When someone leaves a comment to any of my posts, or employs @Alex, I get an inbox notification showing me the comment. When someone responds to me in Chat I also get an inbox notification showing me ...