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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 do I merge accounts when I no longer control email for one account? [duplicate]

I lost control of my old email account (it was through work and they laid me off). A normal account merge requires me to have control of the email linked to each account.
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How can I create a tag that contains “+”?

I tried to create a tag on SO that contained a plus character ("+"), but instead two separate tags were passed in. How can I create a tag that contains "+"?
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In the Stack Exchange Android app, where can I see the description, scope and guidelines for each Stack Exchange site?

I posted on Worldbuilding and someone suggested I post on Fantasy instead. I wanted to look up the scope and guidelines for each of the two sites, but in the Android app I could not find them.
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Talk in Stack Overflow chat [closed]

I am getting an error when I try to join the chat, https://chat.stackoverflow.com/: Oops! Something Bad Happened! We apologize for any inconvenience, but an unexpected error occurred while you were ...
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Does Cyrillic copy/pasted from a Wikipedia definition kill proper display of hyperlinks in comments, but not in posts?

I tried to quote Wikipedia in a comment: For space-word-deficient folks like myself Zarya (Russian: Заря́, lit. 'Dawn'[b]), also known as the Functional Cargo Block or FGB (from the Russian: "...
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How can I see the flag ID of a flag I raised?

I raised a comment flag. How can I see its flag ID? I don't see it on https://*.stackexchange.com/users/flag-summary/
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Is there a quick way to export a chat?

I've been participating in a Stack Exchange chat that has some great information, including some incremental code development showing the actual code as we work on it. I went to try to save the chat ...
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Do new meta posts have to be within the current roadmap to be escalated for a [status-review] tag?

Just today, I had a couple flags of mine requesting that posts be escalated using the status-review tag declined as they didn't align with the current topics that are on the team's roadmap. The ...
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Where should I ask a question about Outlook desktop?

Where do I ask a question about the Outlook desktop application that regards IT support? Here is the question: Our company migrate from KerioConnect to Office 365 to better manage the emails. Lots of ...
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Is the “Segoe UI” font reverted on Windows OS?

Until yesterday I saw that the "Segoe UI" font was used on Meta Stack Exchange due to the recent font change: We are switching to system fonts on May 10, 2021. But now I can see "Arial&...
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Where are the Stack Exchange data dumps?

I see a lot of talk around here regarding the Stack Overflow public data dump. Where is it? How can I play with it? Return to FAQ index
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Is there a Stack Exchange site for asking questions about or discussing cars?

I am wondering if there is any Stack Exchange site available for asking questions related to different cars. Because we use them every day.
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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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What is the minimum length for an answer to be considered hot?

The "Hot Answers" page for a tag says: Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible What is that minimum length?
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What site-specific post formatting settings are available?

Certain Stack Exchange sites have specialized support for non-standard types of post formatting. Tim Post briefly mentioned these when discussing site-specific configuration settings, but he didn't ...
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How Can One Report A Moderator? [duplicate]

About a year ago, in a distressed state, I posted a question on Interpersonal Stack Exchange which I would rather delete. (I know that was a while ago, but I want to remove all traces of the situation ...
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Is there a site on SE that I could ask about whether I have found an error in a scientific paper?

Is there a site on SE that I could ask about whether I have found an error in a scientific paper? "Living too long" by Guy C Brown has the following (it seems to me) self-contradictory ...
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Is the text of a closed question indexed by Google's spider? [duplicate]

Some time ago, we had a problem with identify-my-rock-type questions on Earth Science Stack Exchange. After some users complained about receiving too many of this kind of question, we closed and ...
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Can I upload an audio file? [duplicate]

Not sure where else to ask. There is no help or support forum? Anyways, is it possible to upload an audio file, or how can I create a link to my machine, or is there a website to upload it to and then ...
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How do I view all my bookmarks across all communities?

How do I view all my bookmarks across all communities? I.e., see all bookmarks between Stack Overflow and Software Engineering and so on without needing to search through each one individually. I know ...
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When do you gain tag wiki edit suggestion privileges? [duplicate]

Empirically it seems that I just gained tag wiki edit suggestion privileges (ability to add a suggestion to the review queue, not to get my changes approved without peer review) in Stack Overflow when ...
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Where is my jobs inbox? [closed]

This question has an answer from 2012, and seems to be obsolete now, or I am blind and did not find the dropdown stated there. I recently got a job offer to my inbox (or maybe it is named differently),...
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Which site should I ask a question about how Jeff Bezos gets money to buy stuff?

My question: How does Jeff Bezos make money to buy stuff, like his 417-foot superyacht which is estimated to cost $500 million? Did Bezos sell stock to get the money to purchase that boat, additional ...
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Tags page and number of questions

I was thinking of doing some tag cleanup and/or wiki creation so I looked at the tags page by popular and look at the least popular (say on AskDifferent). I was expecting that these would be tags with ...
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Which site should I ask a question regarding toys?

I want to ask a question regarding toys and toy manufacturing, specifically barbie dolls, but I do not know which Stack Exchange site to post it on. Which site is suitable for me? My question is ...
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Is showing the +100 in the top bar on joining a new site with the association bonus considered intentional today?

For years, whenever I've joined a new site, I've seen a +100 in green in the top bar on the achievement dropdown. I've always thought that this was part of the system's design. I've never been annoyed ...
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I did not start with 101 rep on a new site, despite doing so before

I came originally from SO and I know when I joined SF, SU, and programmers.SE, I started with 101 rep with a gracious in-network bonus - or whatever y'all call it. I recently joined outdoors.SE and ...
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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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How do I vote against pending delete votes?

I’ve opened someone’s existing old closed question and noticed that it has two pending delete votes. I disagree and want to vote against its deletion. How can I do it? The similar process for close is ...
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User data in light of Stack Overflow's / Stack Exchange, Inc.'s acquisition

I would like to know how the acquisition impacts our user data, and specifically private user data. I am aware that a large part of our contributions could be scraped from the outside (or even, ...
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All Stack Exchange data dumps

The original ClearBits link to the September 2011 data dump has broken. How can I access it and other previous data dumps? The Internet Archive only has the latest one.
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I'm missing 15k from my chat reputation - possibly related to a prior suspension?

I got a 7-day ban in April from Web Applications, and my rep count on my Chat profile I see that my rep from WebApps, which temporarily went down to 1 during the ban, hasn't come back. My chat ...
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Why/how does SEDE enrich my query with (partially relevant) documentation?

I thought by now I'd know all features of the Stack Exchange Data Explorer but apparently I don't. This is what I do: Click the Compose Query button on the home page. Paste SELECT MAX(CreationDate) ...
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My 'Network profile' is showing wrong question count [duplicate]

I think I asked a question about 21 hours ago. It is my second questions in Philosophy Stack Exchange (I asked more, but they were deleted). But in 'Network profile' in the 'accounts' tab it shows '1 ...
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How can I attract attention to what I see as an important problem on Meta.SE when it has already been reported? [duplicate]

Time to time I come across the following situation: I notice that something is wrong on SE and needs to change. I go to Meta.SE to find out this already have been reported by someone with little yet ...
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What is the maximum length of a chat room message?

On tex.stackexchange, I had to break a chat message into pieces because it was too long. Comment fields on the list itself say how many characters are left, but chat messages don't, and I can't find ...
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Who can edit a tag wiki on Stack Overflow without peer review? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reputation requirements compared Bug? “tag wiki edit privileges” aren't I'm one of the top posters in the Wicket tag on Stack Overflow and have sufficient reputation points to ...
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Can bots which require moderator privileges operate on SE?

Recently, a discussion came up in our internal Charcoal team (requires access) as to autoflags and pinging users whose accounts are used to cast automatic flags that are later deemed to have been ...
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How can I delete my account?

How can I delete my Stack Exchange account(s)? Also, What happens to my content? Can I request it be deleted as well? What if I'm suspended, rate-limited, or banned from posting questions or answers? ...
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Can a user have more than one "Hot Network Question” (HNQ) concurrently on one given SE site?

I wonder whether a user may have more than one "Hot Network Question” (HNQ) concurrently on one given SE site (i.e., >1 questions posted by the same user are HNQ at the same time in the same ...
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Can't delete the filter called My Filter

I'm unable to get rid of a filter that goes by the name of "My Filter". This is the default name you get when you click on New Filter. There's a clickable "Delete this filter", which leads to a ...
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What happens with “Does this answer your question?” - Yes [duplicate]

Question When one/more users suggest another post answers your question (and there is a banner at the top of the page asking if question title answers your question? Yes/No), what physically happens ...
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Identify fictional book/story: where to ask?

Science Fiction and Fantasy has a highly active story-identification tag but where should I ask for identification of fictional stories that are of neither science-fiction nor fantasy genre?
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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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Is lang-bash syntax highlighting not working anymore?

I have used <!-- language-all: lang-bash --> in one of my questions here, but the syntax highlighting does not seem to work anymore. EDIT 0: I changed it to <!-- language: lang-bash --> in ...
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How do I add education and company logo to my profile? [closed]

I am a very new user (< 1 hour). As I was filling out information on this site, I believe that I saw a section in profile about education and a place to insert a 60x60 pixel company logo in the ...
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What kind of unusual chatroom is this? It does not freeze

I have noticed a chatroom called Mathematics. The transcript starts on 12 September 2014. It is unusual in several aspects: The first day of transcript shows similar messages which are shown in the &...
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Is there a site to ask about quotes?

Is there a site in the network to ask about quotes? Examples: "Who is the author of ...?" and "What's the meaning of ...?". If not, is it worth proposing at Area 51?
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How much is a Stack Exchange reputation point worth, roughly, to the company?

The Stack Exchange websites are run for profit, and they work by publishing questions and answers that are valuable by two measures: the number of clicks they gain, and how many points they get given ...
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What is the purpose and name of these big gray bands moving left to right when I try to save a tags edit?

I see Loader issue with inline tag editing but here I am not reporting an issue; I am asking what it's called and what it's for When I edit the tags on a question using the tag editor, sometimes I see ...

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