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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Making Stack Overflow a better place (usability frustrations)

If a person answers with a follow-up question, and the author of the original question replies with a comment - how will the answerer ever know? If somebody answers my question, will it move to the ...
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Can Moderators please delete my account? [duplicate]

My account has been suspended on SO. I request moderators to close or delete my account. I want a new fresh start.
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Is it appropriate to solicit professional consultation AFTER THE FACT?

I have had one of my questions answered on SE and would like to contact the person who answered to see if they are interested in professional consultation for a related project. In my case, this is ...
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Is it appropriate to flag feature requests to get attention from CMs?

I have seen some feature requests that have no involvement by a CM on the post (no comments, no answers, no edits). It may be possible that they have not seen that feature request. In such case, would ...
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If I don't know where to ask my question, where on SE to ask for site recommendation? [duplicate]

Where do I ask where I should ask a question about something?
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Is there any logical alternative for selecting username? [duplicate]

Some SE Philosophy users are using numbers for their user name. It is difficult to identify them. Now the number has become a 7 digit number [e.g. user1234567]. So, isn't it good if they use some ...
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Why did I get suspended for 6 days with all my votes reversed? [duplicate]

So in Chemistry and Math Stack Exchange I got suspended for six days and got my votes reversed. I believe that is because the moderators thought that I voted for myself. So basically what was ...
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Can I close my question after I accept?

Can I close my question only the answer remaining on the page that voters could not vote on the post?
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What is the views:upvotes ratio for clickbait?

In response to the recent problems with the HNQ, I think we need to rethink how the Hot Network Questions are ranked. As @E.P. pointed out, in their answer, one of the biggest, if not the biggest, ...
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About reducing question reputation [closed]

I posted a question and somebody downvoted it. That is really bad. First you need to ask the poster what they meant by it OR suggest to improve the question. Who has privilege to downvote? Without ...
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Can't post because 'question body does not meet our quality standards' [duplicate]

Good day/night. I wanted to post something at StackOverflow and it was very urgent. I made to use correct grammar (I'm speaking English natively) but I was not allowed to post my question because '...
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Which user has voted on my answer? [duplicate]

Is there a way to find out which user voted on your answer or question? For anonymous users, they could just be replaced with "anonymous".
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Why was is this question marked as off topic? [closed]

This question was put on hold for being off topic, but all it is asking is how to do something. There are a lot of questions, especially by beginners, that ask simpler questions than that and are not ...
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Is there any way to reduce reputation?

I don't like having a lot of reputation. I like staying under 100 reputation. Is there any feasible way to do that, like: Donating some reputation Using bounties By $$$$
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Seriously. A mod won't migrate?

I posted two flags on this question: https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/115179/155556 The 1st one was accepted and the 2nd one was rejected. Here is my flag requests: declined - if the user cannot ...
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My SO account is back to start - it pretends I'm a new user

My Stackoverflow account (only a few hours ago) had 80 points, 7 badges, I had answered questions, made comments. I just came back - and everything is GONE. The points here on meta are left, but all ...
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Reason for deletion of good answers from the developer

I have recently written three answers with recommendations for the product where I'm a developer. In answers I pointed out clearly that I'm developer and that the product is commercial. Answers were ...
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Complaint about expert chat [closed]

So, I got trolled by the expert chat AF, figured it out immediately, and I think it is really not cool for SE to do to the userbase, especially because I frequently use this site (both asking for help ...
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Who has the power to delete comments en masse

Multiple comments on my question have been repeatedly deleted without anyone flagging them. They are from multiple users, are valid and not offensive, and yet are being deleted en masse. How could ...
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Repeated answer. Should I complain?

My answer got repeated on this question. Almost exactly. Should/can I complain?
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Can I delete room owned by other?

Can I delete other owners' rooms on stackoverflow chat?
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Answer to question incorrectly deleted

It's really frustrating that I take time to post my code to github and then even let people know about it by answering questions asking for that exact code on Stack Overflow. This post is asking for ...
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(Yet Another) Deleted Ques/Answer Issue [duplicate]

I had answered someone who asked a very lazy question (-5 votes, link below) that had a real-value answer (+9 votes) and due to three users deleting the question I lost all of those reputation points -...
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Merge [x64] into [64bit]? [closed]

How about to merge and synonymize x64 (828) into 64bit (1,913)? Thanks. Often they're used together.
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why was I blocked from this room?

I was trying to get some help with javascript code and asked a question about it. The question was closed for being too localized and moved to chat to discuss it. I posted my code and was going to ...
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I want to delete everything I've contributed to Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

I'm angry, and I can't properly express myself in English as I would like to defend myself, so this is going to be a short message: Due to a bad decision of a moderator who suspended my account in ...
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Detecting and punishing the downvoters

I see that there are strategies that pass the reputation-restore filtering. For instance, my reputation was not restored. Now, during last day I got more downvotes for various posts Though they ...
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Account banned from asking questions despite being compliant with rules? [closed]

I've asked five questions on Stack Overflow, and all of them are in compliance with the FAQ on the question ban. What was the purpose of my ban? You guys tell me, because I'm clueless. Check my ...
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Where is the Markdown used in the About Me section of profiles stored?

After examining the SEDE documentation, poking around with a few queries, and reading How do you cross the 3k character limit for About Me?, I learned that the Markdown for questions and answers are ...
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How to deal with downvotes without any explanation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Encouraging people to explain down-votes Sometimes there are bad questions that receive downvotes for different reasons. The "Stackoverflow netiquette" says that, when ...
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Stack for “naive” questions

Which stack is the best fit for "childish", naive questions of general interest? Sorta of questions children like to ask. For example - "How does it comes that water in oceans is salt, and in rivers ...
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Can anyone give a negative rating on a question because he just judges so? [duplicate]

I have asked the following question in Stack Overflow: "Why is padding of action buttons ignored in the device?" I followed it with a specific code example. I received a negative rating on the same ...
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How is voting down a post validated? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Encouraging people to explain down-votes On Stack Overflow, if a user casts a down vote, can there be a dialog or popup asking the reason for for the down vote? How can we ...
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Give users the option to disable the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™

We need a way to disable the Stack Exchange bar at the top-left of every SE site. I'm not saying take it away. I'm saying give us the option to take it away. It's noise IMHO. It shows me replies ...
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Is a refusal to disassociate deleted posts in compliance with the CC BY-SA license? [closed]

I asked Stack Exchange staff to remove attribution on some of my deleted answers. They suggested I delete my account to remove attribution. I have asked them if they will restore attribution on other ...
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Random down voting of questions on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I posted a question on Stack Overflow and got a down vote. What I don't understand is the reason for down vote. Here is my post: Figuring out the complexity of the code Does random down voting ...
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Where on Stack Exchange can I ask a question about lucid dreams? [closed]

I have a question about lucid dreams, but I don't know which Stack Exchange website I should post it on.
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How many votes on questions by sock puppets does it take to suspend his account? [duplicate]

If a sock puppet votes on a question or an answer, how many times can it do that before the account gets suspended or deleted?
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Getting attention of a concrete user to a question [duplicate]

Sometimes there are some users that you know they can answer your question (for example you're asking a question about Google App Engine and you know there is a user who works for Google, concretely ...
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Why is this question rejected? [duplicate]

My question is rejected "does not meet our quality standards" why? Hi, Is there a way to create a model from a form in django(1.5)? Like when creating forms from models ? Thanks
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Homework questions to be edited before flagged [duplicate]

I have come across many homework questions poorly made, with no efforts to solve and steps taken. Apparently the askers haven't gone through the homework policy yet. These questions are almost always ...
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How can I get reputation points temporarily

People learn about the mistakes once they make it. I am long time user and occasional user of SO. I am currently at a situation where having 2k reputation for bounties would help me tremendously. I ...
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Where can I ask this question related to a “QA Automation project”? [duplicate]

It's been a question since long time. Everytime code goes for review there are different opinion from different senior developers/coders/QA. And every other person fights for its own opinion. ...
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How come this question is being closed as off-topic?

Regarding Stack Overflow question Facebook - 'Misconfigured app. Sorry, the details for cannot be displayed because': How is this question off-topic? Facebook is redirecting us to Stack Overflow for ...
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Why does my post get deleted or rejected by Stack Overflow? [closed]

I am trying to ask a question about an email file that I have produced that makes a blank record when it's read. I am not sure why everytime I post this it's getting deleted. Can anyone help?
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How to get unbanned after a question-ban? [duplicate]

When I try to ask a question, I see the below message: Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See the Help Center to learn more. Is it possible to reverse this ban?
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Why is my post locked? [closed]

I posted this question on Stack Overflow: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20415261/how-to-get-the-threshold-of-pedometer-app-in-windows-phone minitech♦ locked it afterwards with the comment: ...
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Random links placed in questions and answers

Is it normal that random links are being placed randomly throughout my questions and answers? Or is this just one of the advertising strategies used by Stack Overflow?
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Why was my previous account deleted automatically and how to get it back? [closed]

My previous account was deleted automatically. And on log in, a new account is created. And on my previous account user398935 is showing in place of a name. What's wrong with my account? How do I ...
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Why do the users who edit questions not turn the poor questions into the best ones?

What are the mistakes which will get your account blocked from asking questions? If others also have permission to edit our questions, why they don't turn the poor questions into the best ones. Every ...