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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Why I am unable to login to Stack Overflow with my Yahoo OpenID?

For past few weeks I haven't been able login to Stack Overflow with my Yahoo ID. When I click on the Yahoo logo to log in I get this error: Error 111 (net::ERR_TUNNEL_CONNECTION_FAILED): Unknown ...
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Best site for asking questions about Liferay

What is the best Stack Exchange site to ask questions about using Liferay? I've tried a couple of times on the Stack Overflow itself, but it seems to be kinda unpopular item there.
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The notification message saying that one of my answers have been migrated keeps to be shown

I keep getting a message about an answer of mine that have been migrated: All the times I go to Stack Overflow, the message appears again, even if I click on the closing button. I also tried clicking ...
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Does the “Copy the login credentials …” button copy to the stackexchange.com site?

The reason why I'm asking this is: I've got two openids associated with my accounts. I do have a third one which I did use in the past, before SE became an openid provider. On all of my accounts, I'...
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Why doesn't CTRL+K work around list/code conflicts?

Ordered List and Code Formatting Conflict contains a nice workaround for code/list conflicts. Why doesn't CTRL+K always inject a hidden HTML comment just in case this conflicts occurs? UPDATE: I don'...
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Error on flagging posts, after browser update

Have just tried flagging a post (actually tried 3 different ones) but I keep getting an error dialog on submission An error occurred during submission I did just update my browser to FF4 if that ...
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Open ID and Wordpress Self hosted blog

I recently moved my blog to Linode and Open ID on SO and other meta sites seems broken. SO says, No OpenID endpoint found. So, I tested my open id on http://test-id.org and it responded with a totally ...
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Strange behaviour with the Stack Exchange network while on VPN

Sometimes while on my office VPN, I am not able to access any of the Stack Exchange sites, while I am able to access everything else. This happens once in a while, not everytime. When it happens, I ...
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Number of flagged posts for a user in the user profile shown in a meta site

If I look at a user profile shown in a meta site where I am a moderator, should I see a link to the page listing the questions/answers posted by the user and that have been flagged (in the case there ...
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Why do some sites notify me of favourite changes while others don't?

Also, what happened to this feature? It doesn't even appear on MSO any more, unless I'm looking in the wrong place.
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Yearling Badge calculation not working on my Meta profile

I've read the other questions about receiving the Yearling badge, but none seem to fit my question. I have been a member for 1 year and 8 months at this point, and currently have rep of 216 and yet I ...
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Toolbar missing when asking and editing questions

My toolbar is missing on StackOverflow when I ask or edit a question. It is fine for Meta, Superuser and ServerFault. This is only happening in Firefox (I checked in IE and it was there). I have ...
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Please merge my unregistered account

I have found many threads here asking for the merging of unregistered accounts. I am currently in the same situation. I would like to request that a moderator merge all my accounts tied to my email ...
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CSS to shrink the giant SE site headers?

Several of the new StackExchange sites have rather large site headers, and some people have asked if it could be changed, to improve usability on small devices. Although I'm not a CSS guru, it seems ...
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Unable to login using openid.org openid provider

Reason: openid.org's SSL cert has expired as of Sept. 17 2010. I have tried to reach openid.org a few times but no use. My SO account is unreachable. Now I have some interested employers sending me ...
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Improve the speed of message/comment notifications?

Hard to know for sure, but I've been noticing that I'm not getting notifications for new messages, comments in a timely manner (15+ hours?)
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Can I merge stackoverflow accounts?

I made a stackoverflow account associated with an OpenID last year, and posted a few things. Recently I tried to log back in and had forgotten my password, so I've been posting as an unregistered ...
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Can't get a question to post because of tag issue

Trying to post a question but the tag field empties everything I put into it, and I put in suggested tags when it wouldn't accept 'r'.
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Where would I ask a question about screenshot automation?

I am searching for a solution that makes an automated screenshot of an AJAX-heavy page 10 seconds after it loaded. But Stack Overflow doesn't seem to be the right site for the question: Static caching ...
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I can't edit the Access tag wiki

At least once or twice a day someone asks a question about Microsoft Access using the access tag. However the much more accepted tag is ms-access. I've edited the ms-access wiki tag as I have ...
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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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Logged in throughout the network, but not on SO

I'm logged in on scifi.SX, and here on meta.SX - but not on Stackoverflow.com . What's more, there doesn't seem to be a box on the login page to enter an OpenID URL. What gives?
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Why can't I format text in custom suggested edit rejection reasons, but canned reasons can be formatted?

I noticed that it's not possible to format text (i.e. apply bold and italics) in custom edit rejection reasons. But there are some canned rejection reasons that contain formatted text. For example, I ...
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Where to find and post katas for code dojos?

Which Stack Exchange site should I go looking to for finding and posting katas for code dojos? Specifically, TDD unit test-based agile stories, although any sort would do. I'm finding the code-golf ...
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Why were the tab buttons on the homepage changed to sentence case from lowercase?

I noticed that the tabs on the homepage (active, featured, etc.) were made "Sentence case" as part of the redesigning efforts. Previously, they were all lowercase. Before: (taken from site without ...
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Notifications if I log in through Facebook

If I log in to Stack Exchange using Facebook, is there a way I can get notifications sent to my Facebook or email?
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iOS app renders posts with extra blank lines

Sometimes I post or edit in the iOS app and then see that it displays with many extra blank lines. Is there a way to avoid that or edit it out after the fact? Below is a screenshot of the way this ...
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Where does a question about intended usage of a programming tool or feature go?

Where does a question like "what's the intended usage of <feature name>?" should go? To give you a quick description, a tool that gives flexibility to do something usually translates into ...
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Reverse chronological order with user:me?

In Viewing all my questions from Android app, I received the answer that I can view my posts in reverse chronological order by typing user:me at the top in the search box for an SE site. BUT the ...
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How do I erase my profile description so that it is blank on every site I subscribe to?

How do I erase my profile description? I see only a choice to copy it from some other site. When I edit my local profile, erase the description there, and click "Save and Copy to All...", the changes ...
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Uploading images issue (across sites)

Unable to upload images (which I have done in the past with no problem). Using Mac/OS X, JavaScript, Java, Plugins enabled, only third parties/ads blocked. When I hit "click here" nothing happens. ...
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Markup Bold doesn't work in chrome

As seen in this image below, bold in markdown is not working. Below, the lines "What I want" and "What I've tried" should be bold. For instance, this is not bold for me. It looks slightly different, ...
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Would SE communities Database perform better under MongoDB?

The EER Model of SE communities has lots of denormalisation rules, which is why I ask if the queries would perform better under MongoDB using the exact same model? What would be the things to ...
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Is iterative refinement of the same wiki tag/excerpt with more than just minor fixes OK?

I admire the way tags are used/implemented on Stack Exchange. They seem like a variation, or illustration, of: "You only get one chance to make a first impression". "How would you describe your ...
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Where can I ask about the materials that make an indoors piece of furniture/device?

My question would be "What are the glowing hands of a clock made of?" Where I ask about clocks with self luminance (even without the presence of a battery). Is there an appropriate site on Stack ...
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Strange event when going to dsp.stackexchange

This might be my own machine, I just want to make sure. Basically, this does not happen when I visit any other website, but, when I type in "dsp.stackexchange.com" in Chrome, it redirects me to some ...
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Can't log in StackAuth claiming LocalStorage disabled

I'm using debian/jessie and chromium browser. Chat.stackexchange.com has two keys in LocalStorage (chat:crosstab and chat:icc2). I've never disabled LocalStorage on any site/domain basis. BTW, this ...
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Where to ask about legal PDF Fillable Forms use?

Where is the best place to ask the question below? Based on Where can I ask about Software Licenses/Licensing? I tried Programmers but they don't want it. Naturally I'm partial to inside the Stack ...
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List off-topic sub-topics in flag posts documentation

Could you add an enumeration of the "off-topic" flag options to https://stackoverflow.com/help/privileges/flag-posts? I didn't realize that (unintuitively) buried at that third level was an option I ...
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Merge Data Explorer accounts with defunct OpenID provider

I've lost access to this account: http://data.stackexchange.com/users/46/quassnoi because I was using now defunct quassnoi.myopenid.com to authorize on it and never added other OpenId providers. ...
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Can't comment on Android app

A few hours ago I installed the Stack Exchange app to ask a question over at Android Enthusiasts. When I recieve an answer, I open the app to comment and the app gives me this notification: You have ...
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Many abruptly available reopen votes

I have just noticed that we have had 25 reopen votes in the review queue all of a sudden. I was doing reviews, it was zero when it got bumped all. I am wondering why this may have happened. See the ...
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Being notified that I have to log in when editing the logged in account

I just created a new account via gmail integration and I'm having problems editing my own information. I recovered my account and logged out then back in and when I log in I am not prompted for a ...
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Edit link broken for a question

I asked this: What is the semantic for the modulo operator x % y, when y is 0? And the edit link below the question is: Edit link When I press it, I get a 'Page not Found' error. Why? Notes: ...
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Escaping wiki markup in the title

The wiki markup parser is very confused about the title of Line-comment in XML — one other than <!— .. -->. The title ends in <!, so the last part gets stripped in some contexts. Some pairs of ...
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Upvote and downvote buttons are activated only after refresh on Stack Overflow?

If I open a question page in Stack Overflow and leave it for a few seconds, after that upvote and downvote buttons are not working (in Chrome! In Internet Explorer 10 and Firefox it's OK). Every ...
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No default syntax highlighting for questions tagged c++-cx

I noticed that this question didn't have any syntax highlighting for its code, even though the question was correctly tagged with the language c++-cx.
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Merge and synonymise the “[Previews]”

Meta has three preview tags: preview Live render of the post as you are writing it. markdown-preview Questions about the live Markdown preview of posts as they're being typed. ...
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Can I see when my/a Flair was/will be updated?

(please note that only sites where you have more than 200 reputation will appear, and that flair is only updated once every 24-36 hours.) Can I see when the last update was, or, even better, what the ...
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Why are users paged in a seemingly strange number? Magic “36”

I've never got this and it's always bugged me when trying to count user pages. Maybe it's my OCD again and numbers have to be round? It doesn't seem to make sense why Users are paged in batches of 36?...