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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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 ...
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Problem with cdn.sstatic.net

I've been experiencing some weird behavior using stack exchange sites -- all of them. The problem is I can't simply gain access to the sites, for example, when I'm looking for some info typing words ...
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Why did change picture fail on a png file in my profile?

I tried to update my profile with a png image, which crashed. Is png a supported filetype for the picture? If not, would it be possible to alert users before clicking the upload button?
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SO login does not work with Firefox

I tried to log in at SO, but after entering name and password I get an empty site. When I reload the SO main site, I'm still not logged in. This is only true for the current Firefox (V26), but not ...
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Is it just my phone or has the mobile version changed?

I'm currently using the mobile version on my Nokia C6. Have Stack Exchange changed the view of all the mobile sites? Or is it just my phone. If it's my phone, I'm sorry for asking, but I just want to ...
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Are retracted Close votes retained in the user Reviews history and in the queue history?

Is it correct that: users' public Reviews history shows all close votes (cast in the Close review queue) including those that were retracted? Displayed histories of the various Close reviews on a ...
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Suggested edit on question page was different than in the review queue

I was on the question page for this review and saw that there was a pending suggested edit. The edit suggested, amongst other things, to change the element visualizationId into the element ...
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upvotes I have for each tag is not consistent with what my page says

I came across several queries that calculate the upvotes I have for each tag, and found the statistics are not the same as what my own page displays. For some tags, the calculation is less, while some ...
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Topbar issue in Chrome, name or picture not appearing

In Chrome, name or picture thumbnail not appearing beside reputation and badges at top bar. See the capture below:
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Total reputation for today in new topBar is missing

In Achievements dropdown, the total reputations was shown near "today" till yesterday(if I remember correctly). Even if you collapse Tday, it used to show. Is this feature removed? EDIT: I guess ...
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Bug on click back inside question

I have try to go into my question of stackoverflow, I have clicked questions, order by views, clicked the first question and if I click back inside Chrome my reputation changed from 6802 to 6772. If ...
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How can we identify the creator of Data Explorer query?

So far we do not have a possibility to comment on a SEDE queries. (Although there exists a feature request for this.) Another related post is this one. Until there is such a possibility, the only ...
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Log-In to StackOverflow

I am very confused by the Login process for this site and for StackOverflow. I was told that my ID is an url (not an email address) but I have no idea what it is. That said, I think you have placed a ...
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Reputation change on Android app feed - since any last activity, or since last app activity?

I'm not sure if this is a bug, which is why I tagged it as both discussion and bug. I haven't looked at the mobile app in a few days, but have done a lot (by my standards) on the desktop site. When I ...
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Checking when my edit suspension will be over

I have been prohibited from making any further edits on Stack Overflow for a week. How can and where can I check when exactly I'll be able to make edits again?
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Wrong ID provided at login

I used the wrong Gmail address when authenticating and now I can't change the account being used. Cancel doesn't help. I suppose I can dump my IE cache but the cancel really should reset the account ...
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Not tags don't appear to be working for me

This is a follow on from a question I asked not long ago: Why is this Stack Overflow URL returning unexpected results?. I had thought initially that my URL was now working correctly but it appears ...
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“Newest” questions not appearing

I have Qt tagged as one of my favorites. When I click on the Qt tag in the sidebar in order to view just the Qt questions, a page will load showing the newest questions (as determined by looking at ...
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How can you login to stack overflow with different username?

I'm on a new computer and I tried one of my email addresses that I thought was for my main account. It's not and my Mac's remembering my Stack Overflow user. How for the love of all that is holy can ...
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Is the Feed's time relative to the newest post, or when I load the Feed?

I would expect that the feed would show questions relative to when they were asked, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Here's a question which appears in the feed as of a few seconds ago: But if ...
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After adding additional logins, profile data not reflecting on the new account

I used to log in into stackoverflow using my myopenid profile.However, heeding the warnings given about myopenid, I finally created and added a stackexchange account to my profile using add more ...
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how long does it usually take to delete my Area51 account and private beta account

I am in need of deleting my Area51 account, I have read a similar post about this here, but my situation is slightly different - I have used it and are member of a private beta (Space Exploration). I ...
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Oops! Something bad happened with recently active question

I was just scrolling in recently active section on meta and I got curious about a question with about 50 upvotes, so decided to view it and I got this error page What has happened here?? It ...
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How do I ask a question?

Can you advise me how to post a question about Excel? I have tried clicking the "Ask Question" button, but what happens is the following: Log in Ask Question Stackoverflow Ask Question
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Strange Edit behavior

I suggested an edit to this question and noticed some strange behavior. The title was originally "Visual studio 2005 Split coma separated values", I removed the "Visual Studio 2005" part, and made no ...
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Trying to post a question, the screen reloads but nothing is posted

In total I have asked 9 questions. The last time that I have asked a question was roughly 22 hours ago, yet I still cannot ask questions. I deleted my old one to see if it would change anything but no ...
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Markdown failure in code sample?

I can't figure out why one line of the code sample in this answer shows as normal text, does anybody have a clue? https://stackoverflow.com/a/17534328/5987
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Why doesn't the MathOverflow account appear?

MathOverflow is now upgraded to Stack Exchange 2.0. So why doesn't my MathOverflow account appear on my accounts page?
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Do employers look at the resume or the site profile when you apply through Careers?

When you apply to a job on careers does your careers profile automatically get linked to your application, and if so do you think that the employer looks more at that or at the resume given?
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Suspicious login when trying to use a BlackBerry

Recently I tried to login via my BlackBerry smartphone using Google Id. I got that suscpicious login page and couldn't login. I logged on to Google, but also after that I got that error page. I didn't ...
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Unable to log in to SO account

I have been unable to log into my SO account for the last 3-4 days...(I had somehow managed to login 2 days back) There has been very weird behavior: There is the prompt showing that I have been ...
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Very slow loading of SE sites

Over the past week or so, I've noticed a significant slow down of the SE sites I frequent, namely, stackoverflow.com, superuser.com and russian.stackexchange.com. Most of the times, the load time for ...
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Can you see history of off topic close votes?

I'm not sure if there are still problems with off topic votes, but I'm pretty sure I cast an off-topic vote with suggestion to migrate to superuser, and yet the question just got closed as off topic. ...
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0.0111138% of my reputation AWOL - Why?

Something went awry in the reputation calculation. I want my 10 points back! I'd like to have an explanation for the inconsistency. Yesterday, I finished the day at Today, I got another six upvotes (...
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Flagging an answer “hides” all the answers

I flagged a non an answer on this question, but now I can't none of the answers, including mine! There is not much to say or adding print-screens, I see only the question and it's comments. Update: ...
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Formatted code in the edit window does not format properly in the public view of the post

Link to page You can see the code isn't formatting properly in the public view. using the {} icon or manually keying spaces has no effect. People are griping that I need to learn how to format code,...
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SO “Ask Question” UI isn't displaying properly for me

I'm seeing the following in SO since yesterday afternoon. I tried all the usual suspects...logging in and out, clearing the browser cache, restarting my browser, and even this morning, after ...
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Edit suggestions should be put to hold when another user is currently editing?

I was editing this question but it was rejected due to "This edit is too minor". This would be bad if I do too many edits which get rejected, since I am aware that I would be banned for 1 week if I ...
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Cannot login while in private browsing mode on iPad 2

I understand that this issue was addressed last year here Safari 5.1.2 log in doesn't work However, while in private browsing mode, I cannot login to Stackoverflow using Google as my OpenID ...
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Should I format some code in the title of a question?

I always try to avoid inserting some function name (or class, method, etc.) in the title of the question, but sometimes I just can't. In those cases, how should I format the function name? For ...
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Verify @user in comment was entered correctly

Is there some way to verify if an @user tag in a comment was correctly entered (meaning that the user was appropriately notified)? I am aware of the auto-complete feature that is present when ...
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Having issues with declined flags, I don't get it right

I've just wanted to ask this question: Difference between declined and disputed Than I've found this question which is too similar to what I have What is the difference between disputed and ...
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Why isn't my question block removed?

I have posted some questions in stackoverflow and I have got blocked for asking more questions. I have seen that my questions actualy was kind of bad, but I have fixed them. It still seems like ...
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forgot password, log in, but account now different?

I haven't used stack overflow for a few years, but I had some rep on my old account. So i click on 'forget password' a reset link gets sent to my email, I click it, and it logs me in, I ask a ...
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Can I search questions from the mobile versions of Stack Exchange sites?

I posted a question about Mint on Server Fault. I asked if its stellar UI was accompanied by any system administration headaches due to possible incompatibilities with plain old Ubuntu. I can't ...
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Where did my “Improve this question” link go?

I wanted to propose a significant edit to a closed question on The Workplace to try and get it reopened, but because it was so significant I wanted the OP to review the edit first. I used an ...
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How does “favorites” activity notification work?

I don't get how notifications work for the "favorites" tab on my personal page. Others seem to appear only when there has been new activity, but "favorites" just fires up without obvious reasons. I ...
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Where can I post Gadget related issues?

I want to ask a question for comparing Iphone and Android where can I post questions related to that? I have tried to search on Area51 site a proposal related to a gadget related site but the ...
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Is it possible to get StackExchange Inbox Messages send to an IM?

I would like to get fast but unobtrusive notification of news on my questions or answer on the StackExchange Universe. Is there any possibility to get the Notifications send to a IM? Probably a Jabber ...