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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Proposed tag synonyms: lexical-analyser & lexical-analyzer

I don't have the rep in either area (nor will I ever), but these two are synonyms: lexical-analyzer lexical-analyser
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Suggested edit review is not helpful

As part of the mod tools, there is a tool to review and approve suggested edits. The "review suggested edits" page shows something like below, which is not of much help to review and approve the edit. ...
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In Careers 2.0 how many repos needed to create a profile

how many repos are needed in git hub to be able to create a profile, I have 5 2 repos in github, but is not enough, I get We had a look at your GitHub activity but it didn’t quite meet our ...
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What's with the uptick in blatantly off-topic posts lately?

Generally, we tend to get around a few blatantly off-topic questions here on this site because...reasons. However, yesterday and today (UTC), I noticed that the number of off-topic questions had ...
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What are the requirements for a (beta) site logo?

Someone on Sustainable Living SE proposed to hold a 'new logo' contest so we can make the beta site a bit more distinct and recognizable. From this Meta post I understood that Stack Exchange sites can ...
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Under profile on all actions, closed status isn't indicated on questions

On your profile, when you go to your 'all actions', I'm trying to find certain questions which may be reopened - that is, no longer closed (cough hats cough). Example on my profile Several of these ...
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Is there a way to be notified of new or edited help articles in order to help to translate them?

Yesterday gbianchi posted on Meta Stack Overflow en Español a post about how could we help translating a help article that looks to be new. The related help article was announced on an answer posted ...
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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 ...
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Different profile pictures for Main and Meta sites?

As far as I know, our gravatar or avatar on the main site is carried to the meta site too. But yesterday, I found out that a user by the name user26375 on Hinduism Stack Exchange has different ...
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Why is the number in league link changed?

Today I noticed that the number of community (?) is changed in the reputation league address. E.g. it was 355 before and now is 609 for Stack Overflow in Russian: The old link now refers to a 404 ...
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Does edit of an audit review question/answer now always result in a failed audit?

Over the past week or so, on some SE site, I failed an audit review. And this happened after I used the "edit" link during such review. It was about a terribly formatted question, so I used the "edit" ...
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End of long question or answer overprinting status information at bottom of browser window

Starting today, using the Firefox browser (52.6), some long questions or answers were displayed so that the end of the main entry overprinted the status information at the bottom: This appears in ...
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Did human verification get stricter?

Did something change with the captcha/human verification? I'm seeing this on a daily basis now: I think in the past I've seen that at most once in 3 months, and usually when I was doing something ...
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What format do chat feeds require?

I'm trying to create an Atom feed that can be added to chat. To do so, I've followed the format used by https://stackoverflow.com/feeds - I've excluded the re and creativeCommons XMLNS declarations ...
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Can't view a user's other hats on a meta site

If a user is wearing a hat, and you click on the hat on their user page, it shows you all hats they have, including ones they are not wearing. This doesn't work on meta sites. You can click on the ...
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Odd things going on with Community ♦'s network profile

The network profile of the Community ♦ user seems ... odd. The Top tab contains these three questions. Why only those? Community ♦ owns many more questions (and answers) with a positive ...
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Start a bounty link color

Why "start a bounty" link color looks like simple text, not as a link? Also color for "start a bounty" link is not changed after mouse over, like for another links, e.g. action links block below ...
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How often is the duplicate target link clicked?

Can we get some stats about how often is the duplicate target link clicked on questions marked as a duplicate? I'm particularly interested in duplicate questions with answers, because on those without ...
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Accessibility: how does a blind person (currently) navigate, read text, and play video on the Android app

How can a blind person play a video from Stack Exchange, such as one from Music Theory & Practice.
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Are magic links broken, or am I using them wrong?

Twice in the past two days, on AU and Math.SE, I've tried to make some comments using Magic links, which I want to come out like this: As it currently stands, this does not provide an answer to the ...
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Why am I logged out every morning?

Every morning when I first open Stack Overflow ( or other SE sites ) I am logged out. I'm sure that I used to stay logged in for ages, but now it only seems to last for the day, possibly even just the ...
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Why do links in the registration email not let one log in directly?

See here for the context. Let me explain my steps: I answered a question on Math Stack Exchange using the Guest option, by entering my email (call it x@yz.com). My browser crashed, I lost all ...
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Why am I required to re-authenticate with SF more often last few weeks?

Over the last few weeks, my session with SE sites expire a lot more frequently than it used to before. It seems arbitrary. Sometimes it's after hours of inactivity, other times (like just now) I'm ...
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Logging in to chat is so very, very hard!

This might be a duplicate. I can see that people have had this problem in the past. Logging into chat is hit or miss for me, and it's almost always miss. My (in)ability to log into chat makes a major ...
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How many votes and flags are cast by users preferring particular answer order (active / oldest / votes)?

Answers sort order "sticks", meaning that system stores it somehow, so that it is possible to get statistics related to its usage. I would like to know how many (percentage) of votes and flags are ...
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Why does my chat room report more feeds than are actually there?

According to the feeds page for V'dibarta Bam we have five feeds. Or four. It depends on what part of the page you believe: I wondered if the extra were an inactive or deleted feed, but I don't see ...
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When does Area 51 proposal start to be advertised on the right-hand panel?

Area51 proposals are being advertised now all over the network? doesn't seem to answer this question. For instance, I recollect that I first saw 'Economics Q&A', under which the Commitment rate ...
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How many abandoned images are hosted for Stack Exchange?

How many images are hosted by stack.imgur.com that aren't referenced by any questions of the SE network? Two possible situations that may lead to abandoned images: I write many questions ...
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Stack Overflow Careers RSS Developer's Terms of Use

A couple months ago I looked for a Stack Overflow Careers Android app. I found one but ultimately found it to be lacking features and abandoned, so I created my own app from scratch to fill the void: ...
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sstatic.net blacklisted for bad reputation: What can I do?

We are behind a Websense proxy at work and since this weekend the sstatic.net domain doesn't answer anymore. This has some unpleasant side effects. For example the loading of a Stack Overflow page ...
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Why do I see already reviewed items in the flag queue

Today I reviewed a lot of flags and noticed that items I already reviewed still appear in the flag queue which was getting annoying the more items I reviewed. According to this not so old post there ...
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Can I get a direct download link for the Stack Exchange Android app?

I am Persian, and as some of you know, Google Play denies service to Iran. It became a common practice here to download .apk files and install them later on. Can Stack Exchange give a direct link ...
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Can a moderator undelete a question deleted by its author?

Yesterday I answered this question Finding best path given a distance transform and after a while it was deleted by its own author. Can a moderator undelete a question deleted by its author? It seems ...
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Stack Overflow login is very complicated without third-party cookies and NoScript

I try to login with OpenID (stackexchange.com provider) with third-party cookies disabled and NoScript (with sane setup: always allow main domain). First you need to click two times "temporary allow ...
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Answer deleted by moderator after the question was merged

See my answer. (https://stackoverflow.com/a/20674425/1923685) Actually I gave this answer for the Stack Overflow question How to compare μ and µ. My answer was trying to describe how both characters ...
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Is it possible to undelete this incorrectly migrated-then-locked post to reveal useful answers?

I wrote a lengthy question last year on SO about matrix multiplication. It was answered well, and it had gotten about 20 upvotes and 3000 views. In January a moderator decided controversially to ...
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How can I search for questions with the error message “application: not a procedure” in the Scheme tag?

I've posted two bug reports that seem to be related to this: Search for quoted text doesn't include answers where text is quoted in title "unlikely word combination" Searching for text ...
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Asked to review instead of edit, but cannot because temporary review quota reached

I clicked Edit to edit a question (to add tags). I was told to instead review a pending edit for the question. But I had already reviewed the maximum number of edits for that category for now, so it ...
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“Serial Upvoting Reversed” points seem to be incorrectly credited

The overall point is a complicated situation involving a downvote on a removed post, serial upvotes and their reversal. Normally, a downvote can be "made up" with additional upvotes beyond 20. ...
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What specifically can an OP see after close votes have been cast but before an item is put on hold?

Update: Thanks to comment from @Servy, received link to this help page from the Privileges section which answers the question except for question of detail (e.g. off-topic sub-reasons) and, if detail ...
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Why can't I flag comments when reviewing close votes?

I understand that, since questions with close votes show up to many people, voting is disabled. Otherwise, would get way too much (negative) rep that they only get because of the close vote. However,...
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Useless ellipsis is useless in chat

In chat an ellipsis is displayed to display more avatars in the list however sometimes when you click it it only expands to one extra avatar which is kinda... useless :-) Not really a huge bug, but ...
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Auto-Ban justification

In my past, I have not had the perfect question history. However, I have had questions that, for the most part, have been researched, had clear answers, and were specific. I was auto-question-banned a ...
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Should not the description for “convert to wiki” be changed?

The description that I see for the moderator's "convert to wiki" action says: Community wiki questions don't accrue rep and have a lower full editing reputation threshold. Questions should be ...
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Does the limit of 15 edits also include the tag-wiki edits?

Today I have edited some tag wikis on English Language & Usage; when I edited a question of mine (right some minutes before writing this question), I was said I have already edited 15 posts of ...
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Questions from private betas appear in real-time questions list

That's a picture of my real-time list of questions on the main Stack Exchange site. The marked question is from the Politics.SE private beta. Should it really be shown there if no one except for ...
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You need at least 2k reputation to review Suggested Edits

I've just received a notification from SO that I need to review an edit of my answer. I clicked the link review in the notification and landed on a page where I saw old and new versions, and a list of ...
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List of my open draft-answer edits

Sometimes, I do take time to answer a question. And it so happens, that I switch off my computer (more or less voluntarily) in the meantime. Still I can get back to my edits when I remember the ...
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What does this entry shown before a user was made moderator mean?

On Drupal Answers we have two new moderators. Looking at the history shown for the moderator activity of one of them, I have noticed the following entry. It is for something happened before the user ...
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Why am I not able to merge a migrated, closed question with an existing question?

I was trying to merge a migrated, and already closed question, but the moderator menu didn't allow me to merge the questions. As the merge is from the viewed question to the question for which I ...