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Use this tag for requests for assistance with tools and other features on the Stack Exchange Network. This includes understanding how features work and why they work that way, or how to better use them.

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How was this user able to delete their own question that was a duplicate target of another question?

A user recently deleted their own unanswered question (later undeleted by the community, but deleted again by the Roomba). However, there was this other question that had been closed as a duplicate of ...
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How do you add those keyboard icons to your post? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyboard Glyphs In answers to Emacs-related questions, I often see key sequences displayed as a cool keyboard key icon wrapping the keystrokes. Here's an example. So how does ...
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Is it abusive to use a sock-puppet account for api calls?

Other questions ask about acceptable use of sock-puppets, but I'm interested in if using multiple sock-puppet accounts for api calls. In my mind the answer would be that they're not abusive because ...
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How can I see all the latest comments?

I can see the latest questions on https://money.stackexchange.com/questions?tab=Newest. I can see the latest question or answer activity on https://money.stackexchange.com/questions?tab=Active. But ...
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Cannot create a login from email link

I've been having problems creating a login on the Science Fiction & Fantasy stack. I click on Sign up, then enter my details. I get an email with a link to click to complete sign up. I click on ...
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How does the “Linked” questions feature work?

When I link to another question in my post, the linked question will appear in the "Linked" list in the sidebar. Example: How does this feature work on a technical level? When I submit a ...
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Stack Exchange Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms

What are the common phrases, words, abbreviations that are used on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, Meta Stack Overflow, and the other Stack Exchange sites? This is meant to be a very quick ...
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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral"). As ...
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Is “Software Engineering” the replacement of “Programmers”?

I can't find the "Programmers" site anywhere and haven't seen the "Software Engineering" site before - is it the replacement of "Programmers"?
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Are there any undocumented options for doing searches?

I noticed in this question it mentions using the asterisk in doing wildcard searches, but I couldn't find it in the help pages. Are there other search options that aren't documented?
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Repository of useful pro-forma comments

Every tag has its questions that make the same mistake(s) over and over and over again. (But some tags more than others.) That's where Benjol's pro forma comments script comes in. The only downside to ...
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When Roomba deletes a question, does it always end up in the “deleted recent questions” list?

When Roomba deletes a question, does it always end up in the "deleted recent questions" list? If not, in which cases will the question not end up in the "deleted recent questions" ...
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Which Stack Exchange sites have dedicated sponsors?

Some Stack Exchange sites have a 'sponsored by' logo just under the top bar: Which sites in the network are/were sponsored, by which company/organization/product and when did that start?
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“No login found” error trying to log in at Area 51

I just signed up for an Stack Exchange account. I am trying to log in on Area 51, but I get a No login found error. Specifically, I go to https://area51.stackexchange.com/ I click on log in which is ...
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Small issue with inconsistency of votes cast summary and detail votes tab in profile [duplicate]

When I look at my profile, I found there's an inconsistency of numbers in the summary shown at the page bottom, and the numbers shown in the details vote page: Summary: Detail page: Why is that? A ...
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Where can I ask my question concerning home insurance?

Question I would like to ask Recently, I accidentally dropped a glass of wine on the carpet of the apartment I am renting. I have an insurance (square one) but they refuse to cover the cost. When I ...
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Numbered lists display fine after newline only if the first item starts with 1; otherwise, they need an extra newline in between

See this markdown: hello 1. Point 1 2. Point 2 bye 2. Point 2 3. Point 3 Now see how it renders: hello Point 1 Point 2 bye 2. Point 2 3. Point 3 As you see, the numbered list items just display ...
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Which moderator election was decided with the smallest margin?

How 'close' can ♦ moderator elections on Stack Exchange get? Has there been an election where a single vote would have made the difference? The Spring 2018 election on Stack Overflow was quite close, ...
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Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community?

The last weeks and days have seen some erratic behaviour by Stack Exchange Inc., such as likely illegal changes to the content license and the firing of an upstanding community moderator with no ...
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Formatting Sandbox

Notes: Answers will occasionally be moved to the Sandbox archive when there are too many of them. When using them to report bugs, keep an eye on the post. This site, Meta Stack Exchange, is usually ...
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How to type a dash (— or –) instead of a hyphen(-) in Stack Exchange?

On Mac and some other systems, typing two hyphens quickly "--", would be automatically converted to an em dash "—" or an en dash "–" depending on the setting. But Stack Exchange fields are different, ...
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Find questions with bounty in grace period

We can quickly see a list with questions that have an open bounty in the Bountied tab. But if a bounty enters the grace period, the question is not longer available in that list. So, here's my ...
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What is the reason for not having an explicit feature on sorting questions based on views? [duplicate]

We can able to sort questions on any site across our network based on Newest, Active, Votes etc., But I found no explicit way to filter question on the sites using view count. There may be the ways to ...
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How did the grace period start before the bounty is over?

I got this message in my inbox: It says that 25 minutes ago my grace period for my bounty on this question started But I still had 16 minutes left: How is this possible?
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How is the start of a bounty grace period a community milestone?

I received an email announcing the start of my bounty grace period: At the bottom it says: You’re receiving this message because you reached a Meta Stack Exchange community milestone. How is this ...
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What happens when a bounty expires? [duplicate]

I have a question for which I have set a 50 point bounty. What happens if I don't award anyone my bounty? Will the points be credited to my reputation? Or will they be wasted since I have not used ...
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Where can I ask questions regarding Electronics?

I am currently doing some electronics and microcontroller programming, and I have a couple of questions to ask the people here. Most of the questions are regarding wiring on breadboards and ...
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Where is the best place to ask an “is there an API for…?” question? [duplicate]

I don't think it really belongs on Stack Overflow, because it's not related to code or programming itself, so where should I ask a question like this?
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What's a disallowed tag called now?

Clearly there's a lot of work to do to fix it historically (and I will be quite miffed at people getting overenthusiastic about this) - but previously we had tag blacklists and tag blacklist requests. ...
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Why are questions only about one site in the network considered off-topic here?

This site seems to have a rule that "questions that are only about one site should be asked on the site's own meta", and such questions are nearly always marked "off-topic" here. ...
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Why does the boardgames Stack Exchange site think it's a teapot?

I'm trying to post something to the Board & Card Games Stack Exchange site, and it looks like the server is returning HTTP code 418, I'm a Teapot: What's going on? This is the content of my post: ...
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Upvotes I have for each tag is not consistent with what my page says

I came across several queries that calculate the upvotes I have for each tag and found the statistics are not the same as what my own page displays. For some tags, the calculation is less, while some ...
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How to sign up for questions on chosen subjects [duplicate]

How do I get notification of new questions on particular subjects (e.g. JavaFX or something) sent to me? I presume there is such a mechanism. Maybe someone can show me a link. Thanks. I got a quick ...
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Deleted answers and Enlightened badge [duplicate]

Suppose that these events occur by this order: Someone posts a question. User A posts an answer. User B posts an answer. The answer posted by user A gets deleted. The answer posted by user B gets ...
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Why didn't the old question I answered show up on the front page? [closed]

This morning, I posted an answer to a PSE question asked nearly 10 years ago and already seen "2K" times. I had expected the Q&A to reappear on PSE's front page, but a couple of ...
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Moderation tools for spam [duplicate]

What kind of moderation tools are available in Stackexchange to delete questions automatically that contain specified keywords or download links? It's been few weeks that I see someone making new ...
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google-code-prettify seems dead

The code formating engine used by SO (google-code-prettify) seems dead (lasts two commits have been made on sep 2013 & mar 2014). As stated on this post, each code-formatting request have to be ...
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Since when did the Community user edit posts? [duplicate]

Now I have truly seen everything. The community user does a lot of things, but editing answers to add information? Now that is truly bizarre. What am I talking about? Have a look at the revisions to ...
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Question's author claiming he can't upvote my answer because it will get him banned after already accepting another answer

I'm not fully sure what this guy is going on about. The comments quoted below are from my answer here: I would like to up vote your answer but previously I was banned when voting up my question's ...
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Where to ask about electric car battery technology?

Which is the best site to ask a question about the batteries used in electric cars including environmental stuff? Basically a question about the environmental effects of the batteries at all stages ...
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Find questions where any of the tags are in the title or body?

I would like to find posts where any of the tags are present in the title or body of the question, e.g. Python and C# are the tags and title is Fix my Python Problem? SELECT TOP 10 Posts.Id, Posts....
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Notifications don't arrive to my email when new answers are posted on my questions in Stack Exchange

I am not getting email notifications when there are any posts to my questions on any Stack Exchange site. I have stackexchange.com, stackoverflow.com and superuser.com added as trusted senders and I ...
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Which questions count for the purpose of tag badges and dupehammer for the tag synonyms?

I have noticed that if two tags are synonymized then in the master tag only the questions/answers which actually have this tag are counted in the list of top users. The posts with the other (...
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Is there a community where I can ask questions about Google Hangouts?

Is there a community where I can ask questions about Google and it's products? I tried searching on the list of Stack Exchange Websites and that came out with no result. If there isn't one, how can I ...
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Where is the best place to ask question about Google Spreadsheet

Particularly I want to ask how can a google doc reference a cell in a google spreadsheet
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How do I find chat rooms I've participated in previously?

I've moved a few comment chains to chat, and assuming I would be notified of replies, closed the chat windows (btw if anyone could point me to some information about how chat notifications work, that'...
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When is a review task “completed” or “invalidated”?

I've noticed that the number of reviews required to remove a post from a queue varies. For example, to accept/reject a suggested edit, you need two votes of the same kind. If the votes are conflicting,...
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First-answer guidelines message “Avoid asking for clarification to answers” is confusing

When a user posts his first answer, some brief guidelines are displayed: The message Avoid asking for clarification to answers confused a user on Mathematics, who inquired about it on Mathematics ...
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Are “trigger keywords” matched in mentioned usernames as well?

I have read How does comment voting and flagging work? Comments containing certain "trigger" keywords are deleted instantly after a single flag, regardless of upvotes. The list of trigger ...
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What is syntax highlighting and how does it work?

I noticed that sometimes my code gets highlighted in different colors when rendered. What is syntax highlighting? How does it work? Why isn't my code being highlighted correctly? How do I report a ...

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