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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Is there a way to find out what user preferences are available to me (networkwide or per-stack), or will be at certain stages? [duplicate]

I love the quality of all (even downvoted) comments I've seen on e.g. mathoverflow, and reading what not to do is good for me as a newb, anyway. How would one know whether an expand-all-comments ...
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Where can I ask about VPN tools for Windows?

I want to ask a question about how to configure a L2TP (a type of connection) with some tools other than Windows' default configurations, or a question about how to configure that type of connection ...
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Why is an election mentioned twice in the sidebar?

Politics Stack Exchange is currently having an election, and the site sidebar currently looks like this: As you can see, the election is mentioned under the section with heading Upcoming Events, and ...
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Plans and pricing of Stack Overflow for Teams [migrated]

There are four plans available for Stack Overflow for Teams: free, basics, business and enterprise. Is there any way to use the trial version of the basic and business plans?
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Java SDK of Stack Overflow for integrating my application

I'm developing a connector to integrate with Stack Overflow. So, is there any Java SDK available for Stack Overflow so that I can integrate it with my connector?
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Is it possible to see if a post has been linked somewhere?

Is it possible to see if and toward what a post (question or answer or comment) has been linked? For example if you click here you get to the main meta.se page but is it possible to see that that page ...
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Are these actions counted as "interactions"? [duplicate]

From the suggestion when you have to share the network with other people, the best thing to do is avoid interacting with the other. I know "upvote" is counted as "interactions". It ...
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Merging account bug - "Save and copy change to all public community" doesn't work properly

I found this while I was checking my account. https://stackexchange.com/users/13397842/ro-theory?tab=accounts When I click two of these, It links to another account name. I think it is one of the ...
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Is it OK to create a timetable to avoid getting merged when I have to share the same network with other people?

I stay in a dormitory and have a problem: I have to share the same network with four other people. We know each other's accounts and avoid interacting with each other. The problem is even though we ...
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Where can I ask how others made friends on the internet?

Where should I go for questions about how other people made friends online? The question I want to ask is this: I want to make real friends online. We believe that if we talk often or do things ...
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Remove an account promoting escort services [duplicate]

I just rejected a spam edit on MSO from a new user promoting an escort service. Looking at the user's profile here on MSE, it seems to have no purpose other than (spammingly?) promoting an escort ...
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Unable to add an image link from Imgur

I am trying to add an image to a question using Stack Exchange's image upload tool. However, the link isn't accepted by the upload tool. When I paste the URL of the image into my browser, it works ...
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How can I dissolve the "SO teams" site started privately to public SE sites after some time?

I have been a member in SO communities since 2011, and I find the information here well organized and easily searchable from the Internet. Let's say I am developing a software product called "...
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Why were the First Answers and Low Quality Posts reviews for this answer invalidated for no apparent reason?

What happened to the reviews for this (now) deleted answer? Why were they both invalidated without any visible trace? I looked at When is a review task "completed" or "invalidated"?...
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Abuse of priviledges to close or review questions [migrated]

In politics.stackexchange, the reason The primary purpose of this question appears to be to promote or discredit a specific political cause, group or politician. It does not appear to be a good-faith ...
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What are the policies with regards to edits that are submitted to a post, when no action is taken from the OP?

I read this answer, and noticed this paragraph: With regards to the OP's approval of an edit, if the edit is not approved by the OP it will most likely be reversed or rolled back after a while. If ...
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How can I access a question on my profile asked by me on a Stack Exchange site which has been deleted by me? [duplicate]

I have been a user of the Stack Exchange network for many years, and I have deleted my profiles on many Stack Exchange websites (like Academia and Politics) because of some strong personal reasons. ...
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Shouldn't Stack Overflow link in footer be https://stackoverflow.co/?

In the footer of every SE site, under Company section, there is a link for Stack Overflow, i.e., https://stackoverflow.com/. Since February 2022, stackoverflow.co has been used as the main domain ...
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Link of Share button shows stop sign on hover

A recent change in the CSS of the Share button under posts has the pointer turning into a stop (or forbidden) sign if you hover over the link. (I wasn't able to take a screenshot containing the cursor ...
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What is the refresh frequency of the Stack Exchange API?

I'm using the Stack Exchange API and noticed that a comment that I added just now was not being reflected in the API. Is there a refresh frequency for the API? If so, what is it? I was not able to ...
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A possibly erroneous bounty auto-award message? I thought I already awarded it, but auto-award notification says it gave the full amount

Third time's a charm! Starting at +100 for my first bounty on Reference request (explaining) how optical correlators combine light from multiple telescopes to produce ultra-high resolution ...
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Why did my account get merged with several others? What do I have to do to reverse it? [duplicate]

I just logged in and found that my account was merged with many other accounts with no reason. My account has many questions that don't belong to my account. I don't know why it happened. There are ...
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Where can I ask about the legality of printing the Nintendo logo (and trademarks) on unlicensed retro spare parts?

I want to ask a question about the legality of printing the Nintendo logo (and trademarks) on unlicensed retro spare parts. If you search for "GBA lens" on eBay you will find replica of the ...
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How can I resolve the "oops! this isn't a link to a valid profile" error in the contact form?

When trying to make an account merge request at https://meta.stackexchange.com/contact, I always get this error: oops! this isn't a link to a valid profile But the URL link I put in the form is ...
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Is it possible to lose access to one of the Stack network's sites' memberships, while membership to other networks site's is still valid?

First, sorry that I do not know what is the correct word to use instead of membership. What I mean by that word, is I joined the site and I could easily access my profile on that site by switching ...
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While editing questions in Stack Overflow I got this error message, like 'Queue is full' [duplicate]

While trying to improve the closed question on Stack Overflow by editing it, it didn't allow me to make an edit. Instead it shows me an error message like this. Even though I didn't edit more than ...
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How does reputation on Meta of specific Stack Exchange sites work? [duplicate]

I get downvotes on "math.meta.stackexchange.com" but it look like I don't lose any reputation on either "math.stackexchange.com" or "math.meta.stackexchange.com". How ...
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What is the right site to ask about existing Game Boy replicas?

I want to know which Game Boy replicas currently exist that can read real Game Boy cartridges. My question got closed on retrocomputing because of being off-topic. What is the correct site to ask this?...
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SE posts appearing on non-SE sites [duplicate]

I'm new here. Yesterday I posted a couple of electrical questions in DIY. Later in the day I discovered, by accident when searching for some related material, that my questions also appeared on ...
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Which sites have the most prominent top users?

I was looking at the top users of Chess Stack Exchange and noticed the top user @BrianTowers has more than twice the reputation (79k) of the next user @PhishMaster (32.1k). Are there more Stack ...
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How should a newly graduated site decide when to request reputation threshold changes?

SE site graduation used to involve a bunch of things happening at the same time: removal of the "beta" label, a shiny new design, privilege thresholds increasing from beta levels, inaugural ...
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Why does filtering on the tags page remove the descriptions from the tags?

I noticed today that when you filter on the tags page for any SE site, the description of the tags get removed: Is there a reason that the descriptions get removed? I'd find it more helpful if they ...
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Where can I ask questions on Stack Exchange about certain items I wish to purchase? [duplicate]

On which Stack Exchange site can I ask questions like Where can I find this product from a store? Does this item exist? For example, I am looking for a 500-page notebook (not journal, similar to those ...
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Where do I go for YouTube related questions? [closed]

Where do I go for YouTube-related questions? More specifically, I want to ask about the YouTube algorithm. As an example: I wonder if uploading the video through the premiere will affect the algorithm ...
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My tablet does not log into my Aviation Stack Exchange account [duplicate]

I have been a member of Aviation Stack Exchange for 4 years, using the same account. Recently I joined Chemistry Stack Exchange and now my tablet does not open my Aviation Stack Exchange, or Space ...
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Missing code block language when using the Stack Exchange API

I managed to search and get questions with HTML body with Stack Exchange API. I am using the following request: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.3/search/advanced?filter=withbody&tagged=node.js&...
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What can and cannot be implemented in the advice guideline for new users?

Context: Chemistry SE is going through changing their interface shown to new users When a new user decides to write their first question, they are greeted with this pop up, My question, is what can ...
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My Stack Overflow email profile is set on 3 hours, but I'm not getting any notifications

I'm not getting notified of replies to my posts. Why? What setting on stackexchange.com am I missing? If there's an FAQ for that site, please let me know where, since I can't find one.
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How can I determine the validity of answers on this site, meta.stackexchange.com?

I'm having some trouble judging the validity of some answers on Meta Stack Exchange; that is, gauging whether an answer should be interpreted as official policy or not. For example, let's say somebody ...
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Why is it not showing me how to start a bounty? [duplicate]

I'm unsure why it doesn't show "start a bounty". It has passed two days, I'm pretty sure, and I have over 50 points. Do I need to pass the 100 points mark to start bounting 50 or what? My ...
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User reputation leagues filtered by tag [duplicate]

Is there a way to display users that have the highest reputation in a specific tag? For instance, the best ones knowing Java or the best ones knowing C# and so on?
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Where can I ask about the required thickness of a mattress of flowers to break a (potential deadly) fall

I want to ask the question below: In the video game Undertale, the player falls down a hole and onto a pad of large yellow flowers, which breaks their fall. So, my question is: How thick would a ...
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Mysterious deduction of reputation [migrated]

This morning when I logged into Stack Overflow my reputation was reported as being 20,627. Subsequently this morning I answered this question for which I gained an additional 25 points. My reputation ...
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Does the [featured] tag prevent a post from becoming Hot Meta Post?

This answer posted by Shog9 lists how a post becomes a Hot Meta post: What criteria are used to select the links that appear in the community bulletin sidebar block? (current revision). Among the ...
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Highest reputation moderators?

Highest-rep users on the network are easy enough to find. What about highest-rep moderators? We all know that moderation ability doesn't necessarily correlate with reputation, and moderators on ...
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Is the language name case sensitive for syntax highlighting?

I often use the syntax-highlighting feature of Stack Exchange in order to make my code easier to read. ```lang-python for k in range(0, 10): print(k) ``` for k in range(0, 10): print(k) ...
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How long is the question/answer edit grace period? [duplicate]

I have observed there is a period of time which edits can be made to a question or an answer within which the edits are not reported by SE as being edits. There is sometimes a problem when user A ...
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How should a new site with a good userbase *outside* the Stack Exchange mainstream get itself bootstrapped?

I recently became aware of the troubles a new site in beta was facing - they had a enthusiastic community that didn't really have much overlap with the existing SE community. They put in a lot of work ...
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What is the threshold for the review-needed indicator (the red circle) in the First Questions and First Answers?

In the dropdown for review, we sometimes have an indicator (red circle) showing that there are many reviews - and that this particular review queue needs attention. The thresholds are mentioned in ...
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Missing inbox message [duplicate]

I received an email stating that there was a message in my inbox. By the time I read the email, that message was nowhere to be found. Any idea on where this message could be or what happened to it?

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