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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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Merge beta and beta-sites

beta-phase (51) and beta-sites (40) are both being used interchangeably on meta - perhaps they should be merged and synonyms created, or just remove beta-sites? (Beta-phase has Beta as a synonym.) ...
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Directly support cross-site queries in the Data Explorer

Often you want to query some statistic for a user across all sites. For example, you might write a query to find your rejected suggested edits across all Stack Exchange sites. To implement this, you ...
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My answer is shown as up-voted from me

I was looking at Will anybody help me gauge the quality of my question? and I noticed that my answer is shown me as up-voted from me. How is that possible? Even in the case my account were merged ...
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High CPU usage when StackOverflow is left open for a long time

Several times, I've noticed when I look at my computer in the morning, when it's been left on overnight, Firefox has high CPU usage (25% on this 4-core machine). The first few times, I just restarted ...
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Can we have a “format code” button in the mobile theme?

It's very difficult to post code on Stack Overflow using the mobile theme on an iDevice. I've tried indenting the code by 4 spaces, but I'm still getting an error that the code is not formatted ...
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Can't delete the filter called My Filter

I'm unable to get rid of a filter that goes by the name of "My Filter". This is the default name you get when you click on New Filter. There's a clickable "Delete this filter", which leads to a ...
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Why does the Stack Exchange app need permission to send MMS?

Why does the Stack Exchange app need the permission 'send MMS'? I do not see why it would be needed. SE App Version: 1.0.85 OS: Android / ArchOS
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How can a site ask for technical feature requests to be worked on, once the request has gained support?

For example, the fair Music Practice and Performance stack exchange site currently needs to ask the StackExchange developers whether a score writing feature can be implemented into the site, but no ...
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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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Why are reputation changes not showing in the top bar?

Since some time in the last two or three weeks, upvotes do not show in the top bar the way they used to (like, +10 on the achievements dropdown image for an answer upvote), at least on Super User. I ...
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Badge “Strunk & White” and “Copy Editor”

In this picture, you can see the description of the badge "Strunk & White" and the badge "Copy Editor". One description specifies that you don't get points if you edit your own posts. But for the ...
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Per site stats related to association bonus

I would like to get some statistics to help me better understand the role of association bonus at different sites. For a given site, I would like to know: How many users were granted bonus based on ...
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Crawling the chat transcripts

I want to make a usable chat search and in order to do this I want to gather the chat messages from SO. AFAIK chat is not in the data dump nor is it available through the API. So I want to crawl the ...
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Where is the TLS 1.1+ support for StackOverflow

I reconfigured my browser (Firefox 26) to fully demand TLS version 1.2 (and only this version) when connecting to any website. After some day of experience in browsing the net I noticed that when ...
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Do migrated questions count towards the question ban?

I saw this user's profile. 3 out of 4 old questions were migrated from Stack Overflow to other sites and the 4th one does not fit Stack Overflow either and was already closed. Do migrated questions ...
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Can we have a working global logout?

Can we have an actually working tool to invalidate all sessions stored on all machines? One stolen cookie means your account is permanently compromised despite a password change and use of the global ...
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When should I defer from flagging a link only answer?

What made me ask? I flagged this (only for 10K users) answer as a Not an Answer, moderator declined it saying declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an ...
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can I set my location for careers advert

The careers advert in the sidebar, you know the one - more jobs near (your location) I understand that it is detecting my location somehow, however it seems to think I'm based in London when I'm in ...
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Why wasn't this caught by the low quality filter?

The question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/13338301/welcome-to-the-discussion-thread-for-nokia-location-apis has somehow survived for over a month. The user in question also created the tag wiki ...
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Answer no longer linked to my account after being migrated twice?

I recently answered this question which was originally asked on Stack Overflow. I asked for it to be migrated to math.stackexchange, but it was accidentally migrated to Mathematica. From there, it ...
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Ctrl+Q shortcut for adding quotes causes Firefox to quit

This is not a duplicate of Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+K in comments conflicts with latest Firefox version because that only mentions comments, not posts. While editing a long answer with a large block of ...
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Stack Exchange & Area 51 sign up/ log in update

As of today, Stack Exchange and Area 51 no longer have separate login and signup pages. When you log in or sign up on either site you will be sent through meta.stackexchange.com flow. Currently, ...
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What licence is subscriber content provided under 4.0, 3.0 or them all?

In the footer it says: site design / logo © 2018 Stack Exchange Inc; user contributions licensed under cc by-sa 3.0 with attribution required. rev 2018.8.7.31273 However, in the footer under ...
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Make user unpingable in chat

In our chat room, there is a regular (and RO) named Tom. Recently, another user named Tom came into the room. He didn't say much; not much was said to him; and now he's gone. The problem is that he ...
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Merge or synonymify [icon] and [icons]

I wrote this question, and in doing so, I found out that we have two tags, icon and icons. These are identical. Can someone merge them or set up a tag synonym for them? There aren't many questions ...
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Unable to search for “no” in chat rooms

In chat searches, any search for the text "no" yields no results: "No" said by me in the Tavern (no results although I have definitely said "no") RSS Feed for "no" in general (it's empty) I thought ...
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google-code-prettify seems dead

The code formating engine used by SO (google-code-prettify) seems dead (lasts two commits have been made on sep 2013 & mar 2014). As stated on this post, each code-formatting request have to be ...
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Documentation on the personalized prediction data

The new Personalized Predication Data seems very nice to show relevant content, and the ability to download the data is excellent. It gives a feeling of trust. However, the downloaded data doesn't ...
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Can you help with getting some statistics on Stack Overflow voting patterns?

About 2 weeks ago we've said good-bye to some old close reasons (minimal understanding, describe specific problem, etc). Since then, I think I might have noticed a drop in the amount of votes to close ...
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Stack Exchange doesn't let me logout easily

I have read several similar questions before posting this. So, please don't mark it duplicate before reading this completely. Few days ago I tried to logout of my Stack Exchange account. Since I was ...
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How is reputation counted on chat?

I want to know how reputation is counted on Chat Stack Exchange. In the users page sorted by all reputation. It shows We all know Jon Skeet has 612k rep. How is reputation counted on chat?
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A copy of a good answer as review audit

Consider this review audit. The post appears of good quality, but the expected action is not to let it through (i.e. downvote, flag or edit). The reason is that the post is actually a copy of an ...
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Is the script that reverses serial downvotes finicky?

A few days ago I noticed that I lost a few points when someone downvoted three answers of mine, each of which had a decent number of upvotes and were the accepted answer, in the span of about 20 ...
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Very old, very popular question, now closed

My question, Saving Raphaël image as PNG on Internet Explorer, has been closed. Please take a look at the view counter. Please, take a look at how old it is. Please, read it carefully - it's ...
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Reputation graph / page inaccuracy

Today I got the Epic badge. It should be awarded for earning 200 or more rep on 50 days. It did not expect to get it. Why? When I open https://stackoverflow.com/reputation I see the rep calculations....
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Meta participation vs main reputation and associated badges

Meta.SO runs as a stand-alone site on the SE network. Therefore, it has its own reputation system and, consequently, votes and badges are easily identifiable. This is different on the child-Meta sites ...
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Deleted answers showing up in search results; is this intended behavior?

I decided to do some spring cleaning just now, and searched on Stack Overflow for is:answer "having the same" to see what came up. Sorting by relevance, the first post is this answer (10K-only, sorry)...
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Suggested Edit audits: who gets audited?

There is a user who has been foiling my suggested edit rejections, and I noticed they currently have 237 approvals with 0 rejections. That struck me as a little odd, because I figured they would have ...
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Version specific synonyms can only be created by moderators

I tried to suggest the existing tag unity-game-engine (6 questions) as a tag synonym for unity3d (> 1000 questions). Although I have create tag synonyms privilege I run into the following error: ...
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A hidden-undocumented SE keyboard shortcut for searching

While I answered this question in Stack Overflow: How does the Stack Overflow Search Input work? I found this hidden feature: If you type your search expression than clicking Ctrl + Enter it will ...
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500 reputation drop - where did it go?

When I visited StackOverflow today I noticed a sharp drop (exactly 500 rep): https://stackoverflow.com/users/81179/christophed?tab=summary ... The strange thing is I can't pinpoint exactly where it ...
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Add a way to search for chat messages posted in a certain time range

I would really love to find the first message I've ever posted in Stack Exchange chat, or, more precisely, a particular room. Okay, I admit, I'm a bit nostalgic. However, I can only search for ...
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How long are the number of views cached for search?

On Music, my most-viewed question has 698 views, but searching for my questions with 694+ views doesn't return any results; you have to go down to 693 or fewer. The discrepancy is a little strange ...
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Do tag RSS feeds attract many viewers?

Do we have any statistics giving an idea of how many people follow new questions on tags via RSS feeds? We have some sort of a proxy for this information via the number of followers shown in the tag-...
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Remove Spam on UserVoice Front Page?

I know that UserVoice is closed now that we have moved to Meta - but would it be possible to remove some lingering spam on the front page?
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How do you add flair to facebook as a sidebar widget?

I joined the StackOverflow Facebook group, but I didn't see any info on how to do this.
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Google auth seems broken

I can't seem to login using my Google account. Luckily I still have an active session on the main things I care about but when I log into anything with my Google auth, I get: There was an error ...
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Align congrat blocks in user profile by height

It looks inconsistent. I'm asking to align blocks to the upper or lower border. Something like this:
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Stack Overflow is redirecting to stackpromos

When I am trying to open Stack Overflow through Google Chrome it is redirecting me to stackpromos. I couldn't find any path to access Stack Overflow. It is accessible through the Firefox at the same ...
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How many users have changed their default Sort By?

I am interested in knowing how many users on Programming Puzzles and Code Golf change their default sorting preferences for answers. More specifically, I want to know what those sorting preferences ...