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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Unable to log in on Chromium

I was trying to press the log in button on the top of the math site, and it showed me the “Aw, Snap!” page every time. I tried all alternative sites, including the main login. However, I am still ...
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What drives search rankings on posts (both internal site and Google searches)?

What influences findability on a post? Upvotes Views Asked date Last active time How is this done in the Stack Exchange internal search engine? And how does Google do it? Why is it that when ...
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Is there any StackNotify extension for `Safari` browser?

Is there any StackNotify extension for Safari browser? I have Google Chrome version which is good. Looking for an Safari version?
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Provide more information for Unsung-Hero badge

When we click on Unsung-Hero badge, we see following information Unsung Hero Zero score accepted answers: more than 10 and 25% of total. Next comes list of other users (sorted by recent badge ...
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How to login Stack Overflow using other account?

How to login Stack Overflow using other account? I login with linjuming@gmail.com account of Stack Overflow open id. when I logout and want to login with using my other Stack Overflow open id ...
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Does a Quiz App belong in the Games category on Apptivate.ms

Which category does a Quiz App belong to: In a Knowledge category In a Games Category In a Work Category I have already submitted my app in the apptivate.ms contest. If I change the category then ...
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Tagging questions regarding subjects with long names

How do you tag a question about a namespace (for example, from .NET) whose natural name is longer than the maximum tag length? My specific example was System.DirectoryServices.Protocols from .NET, ...
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Reputation disappearing

I edited three posts yesterday on stackoverflow and got +2 reputation for each. It still says so in my activity record. However when I looked again later, that reputation disappeared. Honestly, all ...
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How to link posts

I posted a question on Stack Overflow which is a follow on from a question I posted a few days earlier. Is there anyway for me to link that previous post to my current post, or do only moderators have ...
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Careers profile timeout

A while ago I used to let my careers profile opened for hours in edit mode. When I refreshed the page, it was still refreshing correctly. Recently, after logging in (using my gmail account), if I ...
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Why do I get notifications about “ghost” answers?

I experienced this 2 or 3 times to me recently : I get notifications in my StackExchange Inbox about answers to questions I asked, however when I go see the question (or follow the link in the ...
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Why is create tag synonyms entry missing from reputation faq

Just noticed that create tag synonyms is missing from additional privileges list of reputation faq. I was just curious to know if is there a reason?
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Close vote disappeared on a question just as I closed it

There is a question on PMSE that I've been watching. It's a shopping question. I planned to close it, but I wanted to give the community some time to catch it in the reviews and take action themselves,...
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Misaligned monospace columns in Firefox

Browsing SO, I often find that my Firefox 15.0.1 on Gentoo Linux will fail to render monospace text exactly as monospace. As I haven't seen letters move when syntax highlighting kicks in, I assume ...
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Stackoverflow Login is not working on FF 15

When I click Login from OPENID on FireFox 15. It shows me that you are logged in. Refresh the Browser. When I do this. I am still not Logged-in. Any one has this same issue? I am asking this question ...
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Merge “area51-discussion” with “area51”

Considering that Area 51 has its own discussion place, which is also its meta site, having area51-discussion and area51 is useless. A discussion about Area 51, is still a discussion, and those ...
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Code in your question was edited… but so was not-code in my question

I got a notification saying Code in your question LINQ to SQL and null values was edited.. However, other aspects of the question were also edited (the title, changing a quote to a code block, tagging,...
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openid ax uses name but not email during account creation

After having created a custom SSO system for my company, I decided to take it for a spin and see how compliant it is. The interop testing at http://test-id.org for attribute exchange passed, so I then ...
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Why my reputation dropped without showing reason in the reputation tab?

On August 21, I had a reputation of 2529 in stackoverflow, and after some time, it dropped to 2527. I thought it as a -1 to my answer. But the reputation tab is not showing anything. What will be the ...
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“Interesting” questions tab became irrelevant

After the recent SOF database migration (was it?), I noticed that the questions that pop up in the "interesting" tab have become very irrelevant. (if irrelevant is the right choice of words). Has it ...
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Moderate old chat messages

I (the room owner) was going to remove stars from an old chat message that no longer appeared in the sidebar. However, I can't find any moderation options either in the full list of starred messages ...
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Why does the “All time” reviewed post counter decrease?

Today, I reviewed low quality posts. I started with 520 reviewed posts, and I ended up with 712 reviewed posts. I checked after few hours, and the counter is now lower. Why does that happens? I ...
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Why did my reputation just change without activities?

More or less one hour ago I had 2475 reputation. Now I find I have 2495, but I have no notifications on reputation tab in my profile. It's good, but why did it happen? Maybe for recent changes in rep ...
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Chrome Rendering Bug

There seems to be a weird rendering bug on Google Chrome 20 Stable. For some reason, everything was fine on the Developer channel but not the Stable channel. =/ And this applies to every beta ...
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Closed community wikis lost RSS feeds?

I noticed that questions and community wikis have RSS feeds, but if a community wiki is closed it don't have RSS feed. For example, this community wiki is open and users can benefit from subscribing ...
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How to get all the tabs for questions

So I was reading this question... What’s the difference between top, interesting, hot, faq and featured questions? I noticed I don't have some of those tabs (like hot or interesting). Do these come ...
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Are new answers supposed to show as notifications as well as inbox messages?

After Sha Dow Wiz Ard's comment on his question I'm wondering if this is intended behaviour. When I received new answers on an Area51 discussion question and a Stack Overflow question I was alerted ...
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Same picture stored twice on sstatic.net

Currently any question on Programmers SE (this for example) page source contains this in the <head>: <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="http://cdn.sstatic.net/programmers/img/apple-touch-...
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Using a book cover in a book review on Blog Overflow

On the Seasoned Advice community blog, we're planning on running a book review this Wednesday. (Its all ready and scheduled in Wordpress). This review is quite positive (though really, that shouldn't ...
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MSO retag request: [beta-phase] and [beta-sites]

There seems to be little de facto difference between MSO's beta-phase and beta-sites tags. I suppose that in theory beta-phase might be more geared to the Area 51 site-launching process while beta-...
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User icons appear broken and webmaster pro's has lost it's stylesheet

All the profile icons on Stack Overflow and Meta appear broken, and webmaster pro's has lost it's stylesheet so is rendering as text. Confirmed the problem through three different IP's each with a ...
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Asking 2 new questions on SO

About 7 hours ago I posted a question on SO. Now I went to post another one using the "Ask question" option, but instead of an empty form, I got the form pre-filled with the previous question I asked, ...
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How to edit tag subscription email frequency

I have subscribed to receive emails for new questions on several tags on Stack Overflow, and in the resulting web page was able to set the frequency that emails are sent. But now, I can't figure out ...
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Can the tag “lein” become a synonym of “leiningen”?

The lein tag should be a synonym for the leiningen tag. (Where leiningen is the parent.) Leiningen is the proper name, but it is generally abbreviated as "lein".
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Received 'Stack Exchange inbox' email that's outside of my settings

I've visited tex.SE on the 15th, 16th, 17th and obviously today, but on the 17th at 12:12 I received a 2 new items in your Stack Exchange inbox email. My settings are set to email me unread items ...
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Is there a subscription feature to notify me of new questions in with two or more tags (or new search results)?

I would like to get an email alert when new questions appear which have at least two tags that I chose. If a subscribe to a single tag only, I get way to much questions that are not interesting to me. ...
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Spacing bug in homepage tooltip for questions with “Possible Duplicate(s)” blockquote

I noticed a somewhat annoying bug with the question tooltip on the homepage today: The spacing between the "Possible Duplicate:" area and the actual question's content is pretty huge. (It is normal ...
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Can't set up my town at careers.stackoverflow.com

I can't set up my town at careers.stackoverflow.com. I've used it for a while back in the time just after lauch of the first version, and as far as I remember, I could write my town there correctly. ...
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Editing statistics for closed question

I have edited a question before it was closed. Now my review statistics say I have edited 80 posts but my edit suggestions statistics show I have 81 edit suggestions approved. So, I ask if the ...
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Can not get access to my old OpenID account

I have updated my Mozilla Firefox browser to 9.0.1 and after that I have tried to login to my Stack Overflow account, it created a new one even if I provided the same mail address I need to know how ...
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Can I request a deleted question be migrated?

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/25707/how-do-you-track-your-hours was a pretty popular question. I understand it's not programming related, but it's a common problem for programmers. Is it ...
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Can't log in to Stack Overflow with ClaimID

As of yesterday, my ClaimID credentials no longer work on Stack Overflow. I get the following error this morning: Unable to log in with your OpenID provider: Error occurred while sending a direct ...
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Why don't I see the bar that shows more text from the question, sometimes?

In the review page, I sometimes don't see the bar that shows more of the question associated to an answer. For example, I was looking at https://english.stackexchange.com/review/first-answers?s=1&...
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Some parts of Stack Overflow do not work, maybe a proxy issue?

I have some parts of stackoverflow.com that do not work (the same is true for meta.stackoverflow.com) on my job computer. These parts were working some time ago and they are right now working well ...
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The history of the past user names shows the change caused by a account merge: Is this the desired effect?

I noticed that the history of the past names reports also the name changes caused by merging accounts. I would expect it should show only the name changes done from the user; I imagine the purpose of ...
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Is it possible to make a question feed that covers a whole site excluding certain tags?

Over on The Bridge, badp created a separate feed for MW3 and Skyrim questions so we give them special attention. You know, because of this thing. Now, MW3 and Skyrim questions are already in the ...
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Is there a posting style and conventions section?

My posts are OK by the FAQ, but people (including me) don't like how they look when they come out. I have not seen a conventions and style page to help format posts for Stack Overflow. Is there one?...
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RSS feed or e-mail of activity across all my Stack Exchange accounts

I want to see all edits, comments and answers directed at me or made to my comments, answers and questions. How can I do this with an RSS feed or e-mail service? I would like for these notifications ...
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Why does the careers site not list anyone in New Zealand?

I've set my profile to actively looking. But I seem to be invisible. I feel very lonely over here :-) Edit: Got my invite - thanks.
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Anyone else have sporadic problems posting answers?

It seems like over the last week about 1 in 10 answers I go to post error out. It will spin for about 30-60 seconds and then goes to an empty page at: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7448734/...