Questions tagged [support]

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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What is a 'rollback'?

What is a 'rollback' on Stack Exchange sites? I have seen this mentioned but I do not understand the term. Please note: this question has been locked as it was used as a sandbox for performing ...
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How can we identify ChatGPT-generated posts?

As a moderator on two sites, I am following the Stack Overflow community's policy regarding the ban of ChatGPT closely. However, does the community and its moderators have any handles on how to ...
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Order of completed contests and promotions seems random

I was looking at the page of Completed Contests and Community Promotions and apparently the order in which past events are shown is random. It is not ordered by date nor in any seemingly alphabetic ...
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Can I generate referral URLs with the full question title?

When I want to share a question, I can either share a link with the full question title: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/75290101/could-match-start0-ever-return-1-in-python Or I can use a ...
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Why was the contact page interface changed suddenly?

This is how the contact page roughly used to look like (Source: Internet Archive): This is how it looks right now: When was the page modified and if you don't mind, what was the reason for modifying ...
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Can't log in to my Stack Overflow account [duplicate]

I created another Stack Overflow account for another community that was not related to my main account, but I mistakenly added a GitHub login method with the mail from my main account. After that, my ...
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Is there a list of ChatGPT discussions and policies for our sites?

Lately, the use of ChatGPT on the network has become controversial, with Stack Overflow completely banning using generated text for content and several other sites considering bans. Could we get a ...
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Can I see my questions or answers that are or had been listed on Hot Network Questions?

I wonder if I can see all my questions and answers that are currently on or had been previously listed on the 'Hot Network Questions.' When I see a revision history of a specific question, I know ...
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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. You may also want to take a look at the ...
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Which Stack Exchange site is for asking about Facebook?

I want to ask question about problems in my Facebook account. On which Stack Exchange site should I ask?
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Is there a Stack Exchange site for Meta (Facebook) business account related questions? [duplicate]

I am getting an error when trying to do some action in a Meta (Facebook) business account regarding adding my WhatsApp account to the business account. I don't know if this is the appropriate place to ...
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Answer deleted with no explanation [migrated]

I recently asked a question on stackoverflow. While the quality of responses has gone down in recent years, I was quite happy with the answer I got to this question. But, inexplicably, a moderator ...
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App submitted invalid request on iOS [duplicate]

I tried using the SE app on iPhone for the first time in a while and got the above message with a “please let us know on Meta” dialog. So here I am, letting you know. I am also asking, how do I fix ...
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What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"?

If you are reading this, you may have been affected by one of our post quality bans. If so, it is important that you read the following information to understand what has happened and how to regain ...
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How do you get more than 1 reputation? [duplicate]

Is there any way of getting to the first 15 reputation (at which point you can actually do something) on Stack Overflow other than by asking questions? My problem is this: if I see a good answer that ...
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Where should I ask a question about a Bluetooth connection of a phone with a car?

I want to ask a question regarding the Bluetooth connection of a mobile phone with a car. It's an older car, so nothing related to Android Auto is relevant, even though the phone is an Android. Super ...
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Can I view Saves from multiple SE Q&A sites in one place?

I have some questions saved in multiple sites ("Ask Ubuntu", "Unix & Linux", "Super User", etc.), in "Saves" section. I've also created some Saves Lists, ...
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How can I appeal to undelete an answer deleted by a moderator?

How can someone make an appeal to undelete an answer that was deleted by a moderator? There should at least be an appeal/vote process, if the deletion was unfair. Moderators are humans like rest of us,...
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Will we get a "2022: a year in moderation & closing" post this year? [duplicate]

For the last year (2021) stats, the network-wide "a year in closing" and per-site "a year in moderation" posts were posted on the 3rd and 12th of January 2022: 2021: a year in ...
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Is it possible to increase the stackoverflow edit queue [migrated]

Lately, e.g last Sunday and today, I'm experiencing The edit queue is full at the moment - try again in a few minutes! on stackoverflow. Trying minutes or even half an hour later does not help. In the ...
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Can one use Markdown in the contact page?

I wonder whether using Markdown in the contact page (https://meta.stackexchange.com/contact) will be properly rendered to the readers.
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Is it possible for the RSS feed to erroneously publish questions that don't match the query? [duplicate]

I have a bot transferring results from an RSS feed of Stack Overflow questions with specified tags into Slack. RSS feed: https://stackoverflow.com/feeds/tag?tagnames=manatee.json+or+json-everything&...
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Where should I post a question about finding existing source code?

I tried asking a question like this but it got deleted. Is there site-to-site VPN source code so I can understand how it works to make my own? I need to make a site-to-site VPN, that redirects all ...
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Comments on migrated questions still show up in my site-specific "all actions" tab, even after the comment is deleted at the migration target

I understand that I lose connection with a comment when it is migrated to a site at which I am not a member. However, I also notice that even where that comment is deleted at the target site, the ...
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What did I type to cause gray background in question?

Sometimes I'll be navigating within a question, probably typing a comment, the question will get highlighted with a gray background, like this: I guess I must have typed a keyboard shortcut, but I ...
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What is the difference between DisplayName and Id on the Stack Exchange Data Explorer Users table?

I am trying to pull a list of all users who have commented on an answer and tie it back to their User profile, if one exists. However, not all Comments table records have a UserId associated with them ...
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Why is my identicon different from the one that shows up in Edit Profile > Change Picture > Identicon?

I don't know when this started, but now, when I go to edit my profile and look at the "Change Picture" menu, the identicon item's image is different than the identicon I actually get when I ...
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What can cause a question to be bumped?

What can cause a question to be "bumped" to the first page in the Active tab of a Stack Exchange site? (Changing the "Last Active" date.) Return to FAQ Index.
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Why haven't I earned Yearling badge? [duplicate]

Today I should have earned the Yearling badge on Politics, but I haven't. All conditions for the badge should be fulfilled. I have earned this badge on some other SE sites before and it seems the ...
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Some questions about search [closed]

I want to search questions answered by me and some another user. How can I do this? I don't see an "and" operator. Is there a way to search through comments (answers under which there is ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange site where I can ask for Business Processes management?

I am looking for some standard (or analysis, or research) which covers business processes within a software-development company. I tried to ask both at https://pm.stackexchange.com/ and http://...
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What are the badges I can earn on each site, and what are the exact criteria for earning each badge?

Formerly List of all badges with full descriptions. What are badge name's requirements? Why didn't I get badge name (right now)? Which badges can I earn multiple times? Jump to: Question Badges ...
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Is there a simple API for getting the number of unread messages?

Stack Exchange obviously has a complex API to meet the possible needs of its users, and it seems to require registering applications in order to use it. All I'm looking for though is a simple way of ...
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At what reputation does a user gain 100% maximum privileges?

While users unlock all possible privileges at 20,000 reputation, their privileges are still "enhanced" as their reputation increases. For instance, An additional delete vote is granted per ...
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How long does it take for badges to be awarded? How are they generated?

Do badges get calculated in real time, or do they get calculated by an external service? How long does it take for a badge to be awarded, once its requirements are met? Does Stack Overflow use any ...
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"View all settings pages" on the profile settings page for a narrow screen

What does it mean in the profile settings page? Tapping on this block does nothing.
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How can I view the actual number of views for a question? [duplicate]

Most questions on the SE websites tend to abbreviate their views above 1000 views. Meaning that a question with 1000 views shows it as "1k views", 10,000 views as "10k views" and ...
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Is asking whether a particular question fits within the scope of a certain community within the scope of its corresponding meta site?

If I have a question in mind, but I'm unsure whether it fits the the scope or is allowed in a certain Stack Exchange community, can I ask whether it would be allowed to ask it in the corresponding ...
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Where to ask about processing power of top cloud services and supercomputers?

I'd like to ask a 2-3 questions concerning processing power of top cloud services and supercomputers, like: What is an approximate processing power of top five cloud services? What is a total ...
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Which user IP addresses can moderators view?

Moderators may view user IP addresses. E.g., moderators can view the user's last known IP address, when viewing a deleted user. Which other user IP addresses can moderators view? E.g., can they view ...
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How can I answer a highly active question without enough reputation? [duplicate]

I have a great answer to an important question on the Arduino Stack Exchange site, but I cannot post my findings there without a higher rep. How can I share what I know with the other folks on that ...
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Is there an SE site that might support questions about micronationalism?

I have a few questions about micronations, and I am currently running one of my own. However, I can't find an SE site that would support such questions. It may be because I am just looking at the ...
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What to do when plagiarism is discovered

How should I act if I discover a user plagiarizing fellow users' posts? What if I find someone plagiarizing external resources without attribution? See also: Users are calling me a plagiarist. What ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange site for discussing agile methodologies?

Pretty much what the top question says, but I would also be interested in people's views on the best place to ask questions about user stories if there isn't a specific site.
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Why do I not have the Talkative badge with 47 messages and several have stars?

I noticed a badge (Talkative) and it seemed to me I should have been awarded it. Especially, since I had been awarded a similar Hat (Verified) during Winter/Summer Bash 2022. The talkative badge is ...
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Are there plans to switch to the current version of MathJax?

As pointed out on Mathematics Meta, Stack Exchange still uses MathJax v2, although v4 was released recently. (The answer by Davide Cervone - one of the MathJax developers - summarized some potential ...
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How can I search for a keyword across the questions I posted on an SE site and the answers that they received? [duplicate]

I posted several questions on one of the Stack Exchange websites. How can I search for a keyword across these questions and the answers that the questions received? Ideally I'd also be interested to ...
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Unused meta tags that still persist

I found that some meta sites have tags that actually have not been used for a long time and are not deleted yet. Looks like these are some sort of "special" potential popular tags for ...
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How does editing work?

It is possible for users to edit an existing post. How do edits work? Who may edit a question or answer? How can you tell what has been changed between edits? For more information, see "Why can ...
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What can/should be done about "this doesn't work" comments with no explanation/elaboration?

What can/should be done about "this doesn't work" comments that give no explanation/elaboration about why or how an answer doesn't work? For example, I've seen such comments on technology ...

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