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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Bootloader (systemd-boot) can't add Windows 10 boot entry [closed]

I have a dual boot system with Pop OS and Windows 10. Everything was running fine until I upgraded my motherboard's bios (Gigabyte X670 Elite AX). After that only Pop OS appears in the boot menu. I ...
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What is the font used in the Stack Overflow logo, after it was changed few years ago?

What is the font used in the Stack Overflow logo? No, this is not a duplicate! This question has been asked on here before but that was 14 years ago and the logo and font have changed since. I'm ...
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What criteria are used to select the links that appear in the community bulletin sidebar block?

On Drupal Answers, there are two posts from the meta site shown on the Community Bulletin is, at moment I am writing this question. Previously, there was just a single meta post linked from that block,...
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May I ask anywhere on Stack Exchange about recommendations for drones having certain specifications?

I want to know what models of drone out there, if they exist, comply with my requirements (objective requirements).
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What font is used in the Stack Overflow logo (2008-2015)?

What font is used in the Stack Overflow logo in place at the time this question was asked (between 2008 and 2015)?
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Cannot register to music.stackexchange.com

I couldn't register to music.stackexchange.com—I kept getting this: From the upper-right corner, we can see that I’ve already logged in, and when clicking on "Join this community" button, ...
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Bot is unable to access site from GitHub Actions

Since a couple of weeks back, a chat bot I run is unable to access the site, specifically when run from GitHub Actions. I sent a question about this using the "contact us" form a couple of ...
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"Review your question" button not working on iOS 15

For the past few days I have been unable to submit questions from the SE mobile site on an iPhone 7 running iOS 15.6.1. I can write the question title and body without issue, but nothing happens when ...
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Suspended user cannot award bounty

I asked a question on Stack Overflow: Refactoring and creating separate methods. I want to award my bounty to this answer by user NetMage However, my Stack Overflow account is suspended recently for 7 ...
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How can I appeal a deleted answer? [duplicate]

I'm a maintainer of an open source library, and I answered a question about my library. But, unfortunately, some moderator thought that I'm not qualified enough for answering this question and deleted ...
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Why is the "Highly active" label still present even after all activity has ceased? [duplicate]

I was browsing Aviation by top voted, and came across Why does Chicago O'Hare have a penalty box? Asked and answered in 2014, the most recent activity on this question includes: 3 years ago: an ...
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How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion?

What circumstances can cause a question or answer to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? How can a post be deleted? When can't I delete my own post? Can I still see my post even after it's ...
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User activity reputation graph missing on Cross Validated

Typically there was a user reputation cumulative graph on the activity page. For example, mine for Meta Stack Exchange looks like this on Feb. 28, 2024 https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/341152/carl:...
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How can I see the number of questions that a given user voted to close but got later reopened by someone else?

I wonder the following: for a given user, how can I see the number of questions that they voted to close, but the question was later reopened by someone else (possibly a group of users)?
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Where can I ask questions about Stack Exchange's data explorer? [duplicate]

I have been unable to find an ask question button on https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/new So where can I ask a question about data.stackexchange? (Actually, I have a question about ...
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Best place for questions about Medicare from a consumer point of view

Wondering what the best Stack Exchange sites are for US Medicare questions. For instance, "does medicare cover..." "How is ... handled under medicare?" and the like. A search for ...
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Only five communities appear in the displayed list in my profile where there should be 7 (I have 10, of which 3 are hidden)

I have joined 10 communities, but only five appear in the displayed list in my profile. If I edit the list of five, I am shown all seven. So why the restriction? The communities icon at the top right ...
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How does Stack Exchange enforce its advertising policies?

How does Stack Exchange ensure that ads don't deliver a tracking pixel if I have opted out of cookies? Is it impossible for an ad to track me if I have opted out of targeting pixels or could an ad ...
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Where can I ask about frozen badgers?

I want to ask the following question, which may be suitable for pets or politics, but I'm not really sure either way – or if it’s on-topic anywhere? Why does Peterborough City Council freeze badgers? ...
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What is a historical lock, and what is it used for?

Historical locks are sometimes applied to questions. What is a historical lock? What is the purpose of a historical lock? How are questions affected by historical locking? When is it appropriate to ...
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What is a "locked" post?

On Stack Exchange, a post can sometimes be "locked": What does it mean to lock a post? Who can lock a post? When should a post be locked? Return to FAQ index
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What DB permissions are available for queries through data.SE?

Is there any documentation on what is/isn't permitted on data.SE? Specifically can I create: views temp-tables procedures functions Do I have my own schema to play with?
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Unexpected Taxonomist badge

I just got the Taxonomist badge for the [pinterest] tag. However, I am quite sure I did not create that tag. I can think of a few things that could have happened: The mention of the pinterest tag is ...
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Why are you telling me to undo my vote when my vote is locked in?

When I hover over the upvote or downvote arrows on a post where I have voted, I see the following tooltip "this answer is useful (click again to undo)". I never really noticed the phrase &...
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How do I contact crypto moderators?

I can't find a question on Cryptography Stack Exchange and I don't have enough rep on this account to post on their meta. So I was wondering how do you contact moderators? I can't find a question ...
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Can we have a list of all the Stack Exchange domains somewhere, for firewall purposes?

I work behind an really annoying firewall, and I just want the net admin to add all the SE websites to the whitelist. Right now I've lost access to Stack Overflow's authentication, but not Meta's... ...
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What HTML tags are allowed on Stack Exchange sites?

Stack Exchange sites use Markdown for questions and answers. Per the Markdown specification, intermixing HTML and Markdown markup is allowed, but not all the HTML tags are allowed, to avoid XSS. Which ...
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Getting question banned [duplicate]

So, I got banned on the Mathematics Stack Exchange site for asking a bunch of stupid questions. I edited the ones that could be saved and deleted most of the questions that were just easy, but it's ...
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Should this question be migrated to MSO? "Are questions about improving performance on topic on Stack Overflow?" [duplicate]

Are questions about improving performance on topic on Stack Overflow? This question is specific to Stack Overflow and still relevant, since it's been linked from MSO here: What makes a "good&...
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(COMPLETED) Site maintenance - Saturday, February 24th, 2024, 14:00 - 22:00 UTC (9 AM - 5 PM EST)

[UPDATE - Maintenance complete] We have planned maintenance that will impact Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange sites. The ​​window is scheduled for Saturday, February 24th, 2024, 14:00 - 22:00 UTC (9 ...
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Long loading time on reputation page

When I open my Stack Overflow profile page (when logged in) it takes a long time for the page to load. The first request takes at least 7 seconds. This is easily reproducible. It happens in all ...
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Why did the recent maintenance notices point to a search for [maintenance] or [maintenance]? [duplicate]

The second link in these notices that were up today: point to https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/maintenance+or+maintenance?tab=Newest Why the duplicate: [maintenance] or [...
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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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Asking how to format code blocks on SOF because I am prohibited from commenting on an existing post

I am getting this warning when proofreading a question: Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code. Please indent all code by 4 spaces using the code toolbar button or ...
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Why is the site SharePoint Stack Exchange not to be found using Bing Search? [closed]

I've asked this question before on Why is the site SharePoint Stack Exchange not to be found using Bing Search?, but was referred to this site: For some reason I'm unable to find the homepage of ...
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Why is “top questions” on mobile view broken for meta.stackexchange.com?

I navigated to “meta.stackexchange.com”, and it defaulted to “Top Questions”, but no questions showed up on the mobile view. Is this feature broken?
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Sites can now request to enable a banner to warn about their policy on AI-generated content

February 22, 2024 Update The help center articles have been rolled out network-wide. See revision 15 of the February 7th post for more details. If you're interested in enabling one of these banners on ...
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How do comment @replies work?

How do the comment replies (aka "pinging users") work? Who can I send an @reply to? How do I respond to a specific user when entering my comment? Will they be notified? What do people mean ...
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Comment notifications for close voters: regression from 2018?

According the the comment reply FAQ, it's possible to @-notify close voters in a very particular set of circumstances: For questions: The moderator or gold badge holder who closed or reopened the ...
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Translations are not used from Transifex for localized sites

Probably this current question has the same root problem as another of my recent reports Already translated strings have lost their translations. However, now the affected strings in Transifex have ...
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Already translated strings have lost their translations

Recently I noticed that some strings in Transifex have lost their translations. E.g. this one: You've earned the "$badgeName$" badge ($badgeDescription$) for "$postTitle$". I ...
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Does it cost rep to downvote a community wiki post? [duplicate]

I wouldn't be surprised if this has already been asked, but I couldn't find it anywhere. I know that you don't gain or lose rep for questions or answers that you set to community wiki. But does it ...
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Do closed migrated questions always redirect now?

I've noticed today that migrated questions now redirect immediately to the target site. Previously, I had enough rep that the original question was still visible on the original site without an ...
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In the data request page, what does the "Do not sell my information" request type do?

The recent "Upcoming privacy updates: removal of the Activity data section and Google conversion pixel deprecation" communication made me realize that the Data Request submit page includes &...
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Why is there a blue border around focused textboxes now?

I noticed that in all Stack Exchange sites, when I focus any textbox, there is now a very visible blue border/outline around it. Was this outline intentionally added, and if so, what is its purpose? ...
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Where do I ask a question which is related to both travel and money?

I have this question: A conference where I am invited to, as a speaker, asks to select either one of the following 2 options for money transfer: Direct deposit in USD Wire transfer. ...
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Trouble viewing Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

I'm behind a firewall and all of a sudden, I'm unable to access Stack Exchange sites. I checked with the IT team and here is what they had to say: We have analyzed the site: stackoverflow.com. There ...
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Community size of a Stack Exchange site

Is there a way to see the community size of any Stack Exchange site? That is, see how many active members there are where an active member might answer or ask questions.
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Is there a list of ChatGPT or other AI-related 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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I have a permanent indicator of 3 unread messages in Inbox [duplicate]

EDIT I learned about selecting only Unread messages in my Inbox here. When I tried it, there were no messages shown, but selecting Mark all as read removed the indicator, so the issue was resolved. I ...

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