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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Has the criteria for the audits changed?

On Meta.AskUbuntu.com we have these two new questions: Should voting to close a correctly closed question for the right reason really be considered failure? Failed audit - unclear really? From ...
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Using the StackExchange API with Google Apps Script

Recently I was attempting to execute an explicit OAuth2.0 flow for the StackExchange API within a Google Apps script, and ran into a problem. At step 4 of the process, my POST request for an access ...
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Excerpts from Published Works in Questions and Answers

Sometimes, a question or answer would benefit greatly from an excerpt in a published work, like a textbook, novel, journal, magazine, or website. How much can one post from the published work in a ...
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Can't Delete Closed Question Unless With Delete Votes

I get that you can delete your post within 24 hours or with 3 votes for deletion. My question is currently closed: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/247544/is-wikipedia-a-reliable-source-for-an-...
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Use of stackexchange data in commercial publication

I am writing a book about search engines. I'm hunting for a data set to drive examples throughout the book. I'd like to use data derived from stackexchange (via the API) and I want to make sure that I ...
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Why am I getting captchas?

Recently, every time I try to post a question, I'm faced with a captcha asking if I am a robot or human. Could this be because I take a lot of time when writing questions, or perhaps because I am ...
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My wardrobe isn't showing up in chat!

My hats aren't showing up in chat! My self-image next to my chatbox has my full regalia, but the gravatar next to my posted messages has a measly two hats! It's not a cache delay because it ...
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Question about promoting an smartphone app, where should I ask it?

As the title says, I would like to ask for advice about promoting applications which I develop for Android and other platforms. I don't really know where should I post this question: Stack Overflow, ...
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Cannot login to Stack Overflow with OpenID

I'm logged into Stack Overflow on other machines, yet my laptop I repeatedly get: No openid identifier was provided I use the same ID on other machines and other sites and they all work fine, yet ...
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Text Entry Frequently Lags with the Full Site Theme on Mobile Chrome on an LG G3

I just switched from using Mobile-Chrome on an iPhone 5 to using Mobile-Chrome on an LG G3. While using the Full Site theme, Stack Exchange frequently crashed Mobile-Chrome on my iPhone 5. Without ...
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How to find and organise messages in the network inbox?

1. How can I find a message from a particular user or moderator? I refer to the inbox as follows, sandwiched to the right of the Stack Exchange logo , and to the left of the green +7 : 2. What if I ...
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How to share knowledge that isn't an answer to a question?

To clarify: this question is about posting on meta sites. To share knowledge, it is recommended to post instant self answer. However, what do you do if the knowledge isn't an obvious answer to a ...
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Transferring equations from Word Equation Editor to StackExchange

How do I enter equations produced by Word Equation Editor into StackExchange and have them appear as Professional Format equations? When I try by copying from Word and pasting in StackExchange, they ...
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Can't logout from Stack Exchange

I can successfully LogIn and LogOut for Stack Exchange-sites like Ask Ubuntu, Unix & Linux. But when I open http://stackexchange.com, I found me as logged-in, so when I try to logout, I'm getting ...
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My new account got deleted after setting notification email to the login-email of the old account

I have made a new account several months ago. Today I have accidentially specified the email address of the old account as the notification email for the new account. It seems like the two accounts ...
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On which site should I post a question about the image urls on tumblr.com?

I have a question about the hash codes present in the image urls on tumblr.com. A typical image url looks like this: media.tumblr.com/3b675b5cdc9c6f9414626ba7e0c62f96/tumblr_n8949eWEIi1rw1wnno1_400....
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Where should I ask about experience outside of the workplace as it pertains to IT?

I have asked the question cited below in both 'The Workplace' and 'Programmers', but it keeps getting downvoted as not being on-topic in either. I understand the rules about career questions in ...
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What does the search on chat actually index?

I was trying to find a URL I posted yesterrday and performed the following search: http://chat.stackexchange.com/search?q=right-arrow&user=&room=118 But I don't get the desired result. Why? ...
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How do I troubleshoot when voting isn't working?

Today, I can't vote, at least on Travel.se and possibly on other sites. Sometimes, I get the red "an error occurred, please retry" message and sometimes it appears to work but if I load the page again,...
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When I try to log in with Google or Facebook, it tries to create a new account

I have a StackExchange account (obviously) that Google Chrome automatically logs me into when I go to stackoverflow.com. When I search my log in accounts in my settings, it says I have my Facebook and ...
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'Sub'-account merge with new account

Is it possible to 'merge' only a site account (part of a network account) into a new account whilst preserving all the other site accounts part of the network account? For the avoidance of doubt, let'...
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Why isn't my comment showing on the blog?

In the recent blog regarding the official Stack Exchange iPhone app release, I posted a comment and it redirected me to the comment link. But it is not visible. When I tried to repost it, I got this ...
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Which is the best site to post this question?

So I'm trying to use splinter to automate browser processes. I'm a splinter newbie. I made a simple script to launch browser, search Google, and confirm whether or not a site was in the search results....
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Answer bans from post as a guest

My friend was trying to post an answer as a guest, but he was shown the following message: "We are no longer accepting answers from this account. See the Help Center to learn more." I don't ...
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My comment disappeared. Why?

A comment of mine disappeared from under the post https://stackoverflow.com/a/22842159/715269. Obviously, it was flagged and deleted. Can I know why?
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When I try to sign up for a new SE site, or log in to even Stack Overflow with a different browser, I keep seeing this page with missing content

When I try to sign up for a Stack Exchange site that I'm not already signed up for, or if I try to log into one from a browser that I'm not already logged in through (hence relevance for meta.so), I ...
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Is it worth to try to reward post improvements with different score?

Many revisions simply add a few grammar corrections. Some others adds also links, tags and improve formatting. Could it be useful if the system would be able measure1 the effort put into improving ...
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Can't get into chat

I am logged in to Stack Overflow. But when I try to enter a chat room, there is an error message: First, log in to your account. What is the problem? How can I fix this?
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How to format a block of code in mobile?

I want to post a question via my mobile device and have to include a block if code. How do I do this via a mobile device? Thank you.
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You are on the Unanswered tab. There are no unanswered questions at the moment

I got a error on unanswered tag Error is : You are on the Unanswered tab. There are no unanswered questions at the moment See this screen You can see the paging size and length.
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Stack Overflow not opening on one ISP

I am using the site through Vodafone, Mumbai, India. I also have MTNL broadband connection in my home, and right now the site is not opening on that. What could be the reason? Some problem from the ...
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How long does it take for question information to be updated on Advance Search Screen?

Is there delay on question information to be undated on Advance Search Screen? Screenshot shows question How does the SQL IN keyword work when you use a select within a select? been asked 31m ago ...
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Can I ask for a comparison of several possible approaches?

I have a scenario which I need to implement in Groovy/VBA, but I am stuck on how to do it. I have a couple of approaches in mind but do not know if they will work or if there is a better way. Can I ...
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What account am I logged in with?

How do I know which account / email address I'm logged in with on Stack Overflow? Usually when you log into a websites, it greets you with "Hello Jane" / "Hello George" - or displays the person's ...
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Cannot login to Stack Exchange with Blogger OpenID

Is the login with a Blogger account still working? I just used to get an error, but besides that, it used to work fine. Now I cannot login at all (white page with "oops there was an error title"). I ...
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Reviews of deleted questions affect reputation but help centre doesn't mention that

I was investigating a change in my reputation; I got -4 points but it doesn't show up in my reputation summary on my User page. The more detailed daily view tells me that I lost the points due to ...
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Question related to Cyber Crime, where should it be asked?

I have a question related to cyber crime that I want to ask on Stack Exchange. Which would be an apt Stack Exchange network to discuss and ask.
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Last reputation changes clarification

SO, I have a question about list of "last reputation changes" that I can see in profile of user. As a sample, my SO's profile has some mismatches that I want to understand. Here's current main tab ...
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How many independent messages can have a single hour of the transcript?

If we look at one of the most active sites of SE, The Bridge, transcript one may notice that they have several boxes for near each active hour of the day. Now, I know there are rooms with a single ...
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Highlighter inconsistency with #includes

I have noticed that in some cases that highlighter uses different colors to semantically identical pieces of code, namely include statements: This is a screenshot of the following answer: How to ...
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What happens if a post is deleted after you've completed 500 total non-self edits?

So lets say you have 550 non-self edits. One of those posts got deleted just right now. I would lose 2 reputation since that post I gained some reputation from it Would 2 reputation get passed onto ...
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Is it possible to save “or” tag filter?

I read about tag filtering and use the [or] keyword daily. This generates the following question from my behalf: is it possible to create and save a [or] filter, so that I don't have to write it every ...
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Undo bounty because question is a duplicate

I made a bounty before an hour to question Code first add properties at runtime and after couple of minutes @Wiktor Zychla found that my question is a duplicate. Is it possible to remove the bounty?
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AJAX/live refresh problems on some StackExchange sites, but not others

I'm active on a number of SE sites, so I keep a whole bunch of tabs open in Firefox looking for (X) Newest Questions... so I can click over and hopefully participate. At home (Firefox 25 on OS X 10.8....
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Why only “deleted recent answers”?

I found this button at bottom of my answers : deleted recent answers. Why limit only to recent answers? I remember that last year I posted an answer that got five -1 votes. I deleted it, but ...
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See who deleted an answer

I posted a question at SO and got an answer, which wasn't bad. Then I left work and opened my question again, to see that the answer has been deleted. A commenter (from the answer) left a comment in ...
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Times on SO are not always accurate

So, I decided to start editing posts and I quickly came across a scenario where the poster asked the question 9 minutes ago but hasn't been seen for 23 minutes. It doesn't affect anything and I assume ...
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Is there a suitable Stack Exchange site to ask this question?

I asked a question on Webmasters, Signing into Google account refreshes already open webpage: I have noticed that signing into my Gmail account, automatically causes some webpage to refresh. For ...
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Off-topic Review Messaging

When reviewing 'off-topic' questions to 'close', the box at the top asks: Should this question be closed as: off-topic (more) Clicking on (more) causes a drawer to open, with the following message:...
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questions and tags options are missing?

I am using android smartphone and opera mini browser (because it uses less data) but when I visit beta sites I find that questions and tags options are missing (but actually it is hidden in the search ...