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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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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Can we query SEDE for the actual number of questions per tag in the close vote queue?

I used the following query Close votes per tag in the glory days of the close vote queue. During the fuzzying I used the query to keep a sense of the actual number of questions with a close vote in ...
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Not able to access stackoverflow account with deactivated Yahoo account?

My wife was accessing her Stack Overflow account with Yahoo credentials till a month back. But some how her Yahoo account has been deactivated, because she did not login in Yahoo mail since a long ...
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Why do some feed entries not post in chat?

I have created a few feeds for Chat containing entries of interest to the Rebol and Red community. One such feed that I've recently been testing contains recent tweets by the respective creators of ...
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Associated account is empty and I have 2 meta accounts!

See the screenshot below. You can see 2 meta accounts and no SO or any other associated account of mine. And this is snapshot of my StackoverFlow Account Question: My account has undergone lot of ...
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When is the message “Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question?” displayed?

When do we usually get the following message on Stack Overflow Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question? On what criteria does this message get displayed? Is ...
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Why did this mysterious answer require another user's vote when a moderator already voted to delete that answer?

See this mysterious answer. It was deleted by three users including a moderator. AFAIK, a moderator's vote is a binding vote, so no other vote is required to delete. But this answer's deletion status ...
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How did “JavaScript is broken on meta” and my answer get upvoted while JavaScript was still broken on meta?

Would comment on my answer, but I couldn't as JavaScript was still broken on meta at the time. Would add another answer, but I couldn't as JavaScript was still broken on meta at the time. Therefore ...
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What does “no upvoted answers” really mean on the Unanswered Questions page?

When visiting the unanswered page (e.g. stackoverflow.com/unanswered), I find the listed number of questions to be confusing. The "no upvoted answers" language isn't clear. Does this include ...
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Loop of duplicate questions

This question: A Space between Inline-Block List Items is marked as a duplicate of: Unwanted margin in inline-block list items How to remove “Invisible space” from HTML, which is itself a dupicate of ...
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Not able to leave a chat room

I can't understand what the issue is with leaving particular chat room. When I leave the room by clicking the "leave" link then after some time I am automatically joined in that particular chat room. ...
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Are rejected migrations being handled correctly on MSO?

This migration from Stack Overflow to Meta Stack Overflow has caught my eye, and I'm wondering if the current system is working as intended. Rough Timeline: Original post made on Stack Overflow ...
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SSL certificate OCSP verification issue on cdn.sstatic.net, SO's JS/CSS not loading

Since the beginning of July I have intermittent trouble loading SO because I randomly can't verify the CDN's SSL certificate through OCSP. Network connectivity is otherwise good (traceroute & ping ...
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Incorrect failed audit count

I recently failed an edit (started with a comment, instead of downvoting first). It marked the audit as failed, and blocked me from reviewing for two days, saying that I had failed too many recent ...
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Keep getting logged out, just from SO

I have seen these previous issues: Keep getting logged out of StackOverflow today Keep getting logged out of Chrome dev Why do I keep getting logged out of SO and sister sites? These were all back ...
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Is the number of users who visited the site during election wrong, or does “election” refer to the last phase where users vote?

Looking at the page at https://drupal.stackexchange.com/election?cb=1, I read the following phrase: 712 voters were eligible, 0 visited the site during the election, 112 visited the election page, ...
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What can make a post 'otherwise unavailable' in a badge question list?

(this doesn't appear to be a dupe of Viewing badges, I see “post deleted or otherwise unavailable” or Problem with student badge, which appear to have been specific localised bugs) Viewing the older ...
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simulation of legitimate activity by posting partial copies of prior answers

I recently came across an interesting case of spammer account posting partial copies of prior answers in order to simulate legitimate activity. "look, not all my posts are about spam" Even after I ...
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careers.stackoverflow.com linked to the wrong github account

I recently signed up for careers.stackoverflow.com and it linked to my work github.com account and not my personal one. Problem is that I can't relink it back to my personal github.com account. I ...
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Should not converting an answer to a comment keep the votes its comments have?

I have converted an answer to a comment for an existing answer, as that answer was really a comment for the answer, rather than an answer. When doing that, I noticed the votes on the existing comment ...
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Searching for [C++0x] does only list [C++11] entries but no [C++0x] entries.

If one tries to list all one's answer to c++0x it only displays c++11 entries. That's particularly bad for users that want to retag their answers from c++0x from c++11, as recommended to users as a ...
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“X more to go…” under the comment could be more descriptive

I got stuck several times with the message X more to go... (1a) under the comment that I was posting (X = a number, e.g. 4). I thought that there were X other pending comments in ...
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Awareness of link spam

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7049085/how-to-find-the-car-on-lease (10k only now) was presented to the site about 15 minutes ago. The original text contained a link to some fly-by-night, poorly ...
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Real name on network profile

I just noticed a link to my "network profile". How can I choose which name is used for it? I'm using my full name on some SE sites and only the first name on others, and would not like my network ...
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Moderator list on Meta's “about” page is out of date

Please read before voting to close as dup. This question is an earlier instance of the same problem. I don't think this should be closed as dup because new changes have taken place since then, even ...
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Visit chat section

On some questions (e.g. here) I see the "Visit chat" section which refers to the current community chat page: Other questions don't have such a section. Moreover on several questions (e.g. here) ...
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Why are there separate copies of the Terms of Service per site, if the link in each site just goes to Stack Overflow's version?

I noticed that each site in the network has its own copy of the Terms of Service, e.g. https://stackoverflow.com/legal/terms-of-service, https://meta.stackexchange.com/legal/terms-of-service, https://...
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What does “new_active_users” field represent?

I'm working with some site data obtained via the Stack Exchange API and I see each site has a field called new_active_users. I looked at the type info page for site data, as well as usage of /info ...
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Let me change the related site while starting the chat-room with a user

When I tried to start chat-room with a user, I clicked on "start a new room with user" and chat-room created under specific site : Unix & Linux. It may be because the parent site of my profile ...
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What exactly happens to a suggested edit if the post is removed by the author or for Moderation reasons?

This link will lead to an spam answer on Android Enthusiasts (affiliation wasn't disclosed; posted by user117708, now nuked!) which is deleted as of now, and only 10k and above reputation points ...
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How to get unread reputation changes via api?

I want to write a desktop widget that checks StackExchange API every several seconds and tells me if there are any new reputation changes. I can't figure out what API method I can use for that. I ...
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Does not always log in automatically when going from one SE site to another

About half the time when I am logged into one SE site, and then go to another one, it automatically logs me in like it is supposed to. Half the time, it does not. Given that I can perform the ...
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Revision history says these two questions are deleted, but they still exist

While playing around with some SEDE queries, I came across the following two odd questions (both from the same user): 758706: Insert matching parentheses xcode? (revision history) 1101705: Input ...
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Stack Exchange blocked by EE - Adult content

I fired up Stack Exchange on my mobile today and got this: EE is an ISP and mobile operator in the UK. This is happening for stackexchange.com and all subdomains, but not SO. It is not affecting ...
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Does upvoting during Review Audits upvote for real?

I just did a review audit, and I thought the answer was a good answer. I hit the 'No Action Needed' button (and passed!), but I am wondering: If I hit the Upvote button, would the question/answer ...
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I'm getting “Oops! Something Bad Happened!” when visiting Meta SO chat

I am seeing a very strange issue on the Meta Stackoverflow Chat. Stack Overflow's chat is working for me fine, this is just the Meta's chat that doesn't work. Does anybody know why this is happening?
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The app is *really* slow when typing a very large question

I've tried to post a crash report from my iPhone with a big crash log but the application was really slow while typing. The message was about 45.000 chars and I guess that the app isn't designed to ...
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Can't flag an answer again because it'is deleted and un-deleted by the author

I flagged and voted to delete a low quality answer After a while, the flag was deemed helpful, but the answer isn't deleted by moderator. Turns out the author deleted the answer which cleared the ...
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Do undeleted answers qualify for a bounty?

On the question Query multiple collections with different fields in solr the following sequence of events happened The question got opened I saw it and gave an answer After the lunchbreak I saw a ...
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Guidelines for maintaining the set of tags on a site

Are there some more or less canonical guidelines for how to keep the tag set of a Stack Exchange site? I'm looking for a resource to be used by moderators, high rep regular users, people about to ...
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Please merge SEDE accounts, normal options unavailable

Original SEDE account ID: 6306 Newly added account ID: 11949 Please allow my Stack Exchange OpenID on account 6306, and discard/merge account 11949. MyOpenID is not working anymore for the Stack ...
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Save Edits disabled when editing a question during a first post review

I'm reviewing a first post (question) and saw that the question was poorly spelled and formatted so I attempted an edit. I edited the the title, the post and the tags, and filled the edit summary. I ...
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Make [if-then] a synonym of [if-statement]

The if-then tag seems a bit pointless, but is being used. Could we please either: Burninate it; or Make it a synonym for if-statement? (This came to my attention through https://stackoverflow.com/...
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prevent the same question from being related

In Stack Overflow, it seems like whenever a question is tagged javascript, the top question in the Related list is almost always the same How do JavaScript closures work?, even though most questions ...
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why is this question not good enough?

I can't publish a question because it's not up to the quality standard of the site Why is it so bad? How can I improve it? Here it is I am trying to count words in a large file using the machinery ...
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Is there any timeout/expiry period implemented for Global Inbox Notifications?

As the title says, is there any timeout period or expiry period implemented for Global Inbox Notifications? For example, lets say I post this question and go away for 2weeks / 2months / 2years / ...
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Is there a way to sort favorite tags?

I was looking at my tags list today and thought that if it was extremely long I might like to find them to view their corresponding questions. Is there a way to sort your favorite tags yourself, most ...
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Meta.Programmers is blocked by WebSense for “Uncategorized”

It actually appears that Meta.*.stackexchange.com is, but Meta.StackOverflow is not. In a previous discussion about the blocking of Chat by WebSense, it looks like there's not much Stack Exchange ...
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What happened to meta Town Hall chats?

As the title of the announcement post suggests, Town Hall chats are currently on hiatus. Why were they discontinued after six sessions? Weren't there plans to run them every two weeks? If I remember ...