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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 open discussion, this tag is probably the right one.

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Discrepancy between “last seen” and “newest” post

I don't know if this is a bug. It could be, or there might be a simple explanation. I was visiting a user's profile because they had become uncharacteristically quiet when I noticed the following. ...
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How were the off-topic close reasons previously displayed? [duplicate]

I just came across this question on English.SE. The banner says it was closed by a moderator as "general reference", which is not one of the 5 standard close reasons (duplicate, off-topic, too broad, ...
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How do I know why I'm getting downvotes, if no one comments? [duplicate]

So I asked my first question and got instantly downvoted for no reason that I can determine. How can I figure out why my question is getting downvotes so that I can fix it? I provided code examples. ...
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I changed my email address twice and still need to use my old address to log in

I used an old email address from a provider that is long dead now, so when I logged in stackoverflow, I clicked on my name, got into "emails" settings and changed the address in two different ...
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Why was my edit rejected even though it complies with the guidelines?

I read some posts about this question, and still it doesn't make sense that my edit suggestion was rejected. Posts that I read: Why was my edit rejected? Why was my suggested edit rejected ...
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Is it intentional that the April Fool's time travel feature has to be deactivated on a per-site basis?

It seems to me that the time travel feature has to be deactivated on a per-site basis. I've tried this in Edge and Chrome. Is this intentional? It's fine for people using one or two sites, but gives ...
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Why does the guestbook chatbox not produce any network activity?

I was trying to test if I was able to automatically send a message through curl by inspecting the network activity on chrome and getting the curl command, but I found out that in spite of messages ...
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Why was the decision made to make the 2019 April Fool's joke immediately activate?

As far as I recall, every April Fool's prank that SE has made in recent years prior to this year has been non-intrusive, only showing up as a minor sidebar while not affecting the site's design much. ...
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Why does ELU get a special background for Time Travel mode?

ELU seems to get a textured background displayed right behind text elements: (Or rather, it's the same background as on all the sites, but other sites that I've looked at have a plain color behind ...
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How to turn off 'Back to the future' on the SO website? [duplicate]

A couple minutes ago, the website turned into a old version of SO (Back to the future). Even if I switch to the normal design (via button 'Time travel!'), the next post of SO will still have the '...
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How does one enable Time Travel mode?

I just thought my browser was hacked: But it appeared to be only working for me on a single site. I saw a screenshot from another user who experienced this on Super User, but when I open the homepage,...
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Is there any way I could get rid or increase the score of this question? [duplicate]

I have asked [this question][1] a while ago and want to increase its score in-order to restore my accounts question rights. I have made several edits and cannot delete. What should be my course of ...
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Where can I see how many points of reputation I have lost from all my deleted posts (without doing it manually)?

I'm an active member on Mathematics. Where can I see how much reputation I have lost with all my deleted posts (not to do it manually)?
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Why don't tag synonyms count towards the tag questions count? (+Bug?)

A couple weeks ago I was tidying up the tagging of glacier-related questions on Earth Sciences SE. The number of questions with the [glaciology] tag is currently 102 according to the search result ...
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SEDE query for questions that have positive scores but get at least one downvote and vice versa

I require to find the number (or percentage) of questions that have a positive score but received at least one downvote. I think this finding also help to find the alternative case i.e. negative score ...
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Why can I bypass the duplicate-closure-prevention-system on some questions but not others?

Regular users cannot close questions as duplicates if the original question is unanswered (as per Stack Exchange definition of answered, i.e. answered and upvoted). If they try to do so they receive ...
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Why don't new Stack Overflow questions get as many views as like 4 years ago? [closed]

I was out of the coding game for a while. Now I noticed, without considering the question time, that it's really rare for a question to get at least 1/4 of the views that a question asked a couple of ...
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Blog post invites people to apply to become CEO of Stack Exchange, Inc., but doesn't indicate how to apply

Having just seen the blog post about Joel stepping down as CEO, I am (of course) immediately wondering how to apply. In his haste to publish the news, he seems to have left of that vital bit of ...
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Where to ask about mobile phone tethering and physics behind it?

I struggle to find on topic site to ask my question. It has to do with mobile phone tethering, so here is link to my attempt to ask it on Network Engineering: I am in US and I bought Punkt MP02, ...
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What *is* a GlobalTag MegaBlender™?

I came across the globaltag-megablender tag while handling a lost user. Now, the tag seems to be about a specific thing. It just doesn't seem clear what that is. It's oddly consistent over how its ...
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Code snippet has a different behavior on Chrome when running in modal or post

I am using Chrome on a Mac, and noticed that some snippets were not working as expected. The interesting part is that when you edit the snippet (on the modal) they run fine; but when you run the ...
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Data Explorer Cache

In Stack Exchange Data Explorer, I noticed that after a query is executed, it is stored in the cache (I think). How do I disable this feature? For example, when I run this query, it should generate a ...
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Stack Exchange site for Arabic language questions? [duplicate]

I am searching for a Stack Exchange site where I can put my question related to the Arabic language. I tried putting my question on Linguistics Stack Exchange, and it got comments that my question ...
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What's with the uptick in blatantly off-topic posts lately?

Generally, we tend to get around a few blatantly off-topic questions here on this site because...reasons. However, yesterday and today (UTC), I noticed that the number of off-topic questions had ...
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Is there a reason to allow different full name on each site?

There is "Full name" field on the user profile page: Such name can be set different on each SE site. Is there a reason to allow that, since this name is not shown publicly?
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What do the numbers by the tags on the Recent Tags sidebar mean? [duplicate]

When you have Hot Network Questions disabled on your profile, the Recent Tags and Recent Badges sidebars appear. In the Recent Tags sidebar, there are numbers next to all the tags, like this: ...
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How do I post Markdown code in a Stack Overflow question? [duplicate]

I have a question about some Markdown code not displaying as expected that I would like to ask on Stack Overflow. If I add the code (which includes triple-back-ticks), it is obviously rendered as an ...
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Why is there sometimes a dot on the review tab when there's nothing in the queues? [duplicate]

I oftentimes have a dot on the review queues tab, normally indicating that there's stuff to review in the queues, yet nothing is available for reviewing, in both main and meta sites. What does it ...
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How can I delete my Stack Exchange Data Explorer account?

How can I delete an account on the Stack Exchange data explorer? I can't find any way to request the deletion when logged in to the account. (Note that SEDE is an independent system. SEDE accounts ...
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How can I suspend my account (temporarily)?

I would like to shut down my Stack Overflow account temporarily, because of personal reasons. I would like to still have it available, for whenever I decide to return. Is this possible?
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How do I earn the Proofreader badge? [duplicate]

How does one go about earning the Proofreader badge? I have attempted looking at other answers and couldn't find much. Is there a detailed process that could be explained please?
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Earth Science vs. Spanish Language favicons: now with 0% lowercasing!

Coming from here: Favicon of Earth Science and Spanish are too similar If you thought they were too similar... check this out: Seems like now both favicons appear as all-uppercase in the small HNQ ...
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Stuff-A-Way swag held by customs and they want a detailed list of the content

DHL says the Stuff-A-Way package is held by customs (in Germany). As suggested in this question I told them that any duties and taxes should be handled by Stack Exchange. They now wrote me back that ...
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Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such negatively received?

This question was originally from this Meta Stack Overflow question. While there are many posts related to this issue which get closed as duplicates of Encouraging people to explain downvotes, ...
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What's the difference between Community♦ and user0?

(https://webapps.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/111499 shows action by both.) [Edit: At first glance they both looked like special users. Not so.]
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Are there other undocumented paths apart from timeline and reputation audit? [duplicate]

I'm aware of these interesting (relative) paths that can be used on any SE site: The timeline of a post, such as this example. It has a relative path like /posts/postid/timeline (similar to the path ...
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“Featured on Meta” posts are displayed in what order? [duplicate]

As I am aware featured posts are displayed in the "Featured on Meta" in the sidebar. The order of the posts is different on Meta Stack Exchange and other sites. In what order (post created date, ...
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Taxonomist Badge - How can I earn this badge?

I am confused about the Taxonomist badge. Its tagline is "Create a tag used by 50 questions". So my questions are: I created a few tags by clicking the help us create it option. So I created those ...
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Someone else already reviewed a post, so my action is no longer required; should I review as “No Action Needed”?

I see first-answer reviews where the answer is inappropriate, but someone else has already responded to it, welcoming the user and indicating what is wrong with the response. There is obviously no ...
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Why is my question no longer added to Top Questions (minimum reputation points to comment and chat)?

Why is my question no longer added to Top Questions when I edit/update it? I have just edited it, but it is no longer visible in the list. I see other questions with negative votes high on the Top ...
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How did this user post a comment on other's answer without 50 rep?

An hour ago a new user (1 rep) posted a comment on my answer, where the question is asked by another user. I don't know why this has happened because IMO that user needed 50 rep to post the comment. ...
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How can I order users by the number of questions they have asked on Stack Overflow?

How can I order users by the number of questions they have asked on Stack Overflow?
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Why do I get -2 point of reputation from “user was removed”, apparently for an accepted answer?

Recently, I got -2 of reputation from a removed user. I was able to track it down to the fact, that I have accepted an answer from a removed user. The green checkmark is still there and I see no ...
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Can users with a gold tag badge but not enough reputation to vote to close use their immediate duplicate closing powers?

It's possible for users to have a gold tag badge but not have enough reputation to vote to close, such as if they've given away most of their rep in bounties, or if they started off posting a lot of ...
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How are tags removed if they aren't used by at least 2 questions in 6 months?

According to the create new tags privilege page: However, note that: on some sites, new tags will be automatically culled and removed from the system if they are not used by at least 1 ...
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Can't add tag while editing someone's question

I tried replacing the jsx tag with the react-jsx tag in this question: VSCode Prettier reformat adds {" "} when adding new line between html tags The new tag never got added. I tried ...
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Why wasn't this tag removed - despite having single occurrence?

From what I understood about tag pruning, tags which are used only on one question are automatically removed if they are used only on one question. This happens after the tag is 6 months old (if it ...
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Why can only some child meta sites host chat rooms? Is there any way to bypass this restriction?

When I try to create a new Chat Stack Exchange room from here, and type "meta" in the "select a site" box, I see only 8 child meta sites. Any specific reason for this? Update: I just noted Which per-...
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Delete or edit my own question?

Assume I have asked a poor question. Also assume that the question can become good with editing and without changing the meaning of the question. Is deleting it and creating a new question ever a ...
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Where should I go to ask a question about guns?

I spend most of my time on the Writing Beta SE, because I'm a writer. I have a question about how to refer to and explain gun mechanics in my novel, as I am not experienced with guns, but these types ...