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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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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Why are alerts not given to the original poster when their question is closed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please notify us when a question we ask or answer is closed or reopened Send a Stack Exchange notification when a question gets closed Notice that I never get an alert in my ...
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How can I switch an account using Google accounts? [duplicate]

How can I switch the account when using two Google accounts? Note that I have visited this, How do I change my login provider(s)? and How can I link two Google accounts to one Stack Exchange account?. ...
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Can't log in the iOS app with my Google account

I use my Google account to log in on the Stack Exchange website, but on the iOS app the login is not working. Press Log in on the app Select Log in using Google Put the Google account and password on ...
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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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Can't post on Stack Overflow; is it because of the code I'm posting?

I'm trying to post a question on Stack Overflow and I'm getting "an error occurred submitting the question." I suspect there's something in my code snippet. All my code is in code blocks, but I do ...
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Support logging in with Apple

Title explains all. SE currently supports logging in with GitHub, Google and Facebook. In terms of tracking user behavior, Apple seems to be a better login option to me than Google and Facebook. ...
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Why can't we easily see what answers were deleted when “User was removed” happens? [duplicate]

From time to time single users are “removed” for whatever reason together with their questions and answers, and also the reps of those who answered their questions. While the reasons for users being ...
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Logout not stable

After I logout properly from Stackoverflow account, when I login again without asking for credentials, it logs in automatically. How can I avoid this? I am using Google Chrome Browser.
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How do I link my Google email address to my account if it has different email? [duplicate]

My SO account email isn't linked with my Gmail address, and I can't login with it when Chrome is logged into my Google account. I only get the option to create a new SO account with my Gmail address, ...
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When I encounter an audit, can I write anything into the custom flag box?

When I review posts and encounter an audit, and I've confirmed that it's an audit that wants me to flag/downvote/close the post (by opening the actual question in another tab), is it a free ticket to ...
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“Stack Moderators is invite only” announcements

I'm a moderator on Arts & Crafts. Since the site has relatively little activity, most of the messages I get are 'announcements': apparent invitations to participate or (re)view new or updated ...
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Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such negatively received?

Sometimes my post receives downvotes with no explanation on what I've done wrong. Even worse, sometimes I just get snarky comments! It seems like this is especially bad for new users, who are made to ...
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How do I properly use the “Not an Answer” flag?

What is the "Not an Answer" flag and what is its purpose? When should I use this flag? When should I not use this flag? But I'm still not sure if I'm using the flag correctly... An answer is "Not an ...
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Why aren't review bans imposed by another moderator added to the moderator inbox?

One of my moderator colleagues recently imposed a review ban on a user. I knew about it because I discussed it with him before he imposed the ban. However, I was somewhat surprised when I didn't ...
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Is theme settings gone on Stack Exchange?

I love the dark theme since the beta theme feature is available on all forums in Stack Exchange. To my surprise, lights turned on again here, and the theme setting in Preferences is no longer there. I ...
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Which badges do not cause a notification for experienced users?

Yesterday, I have received two badges: Revival, and Self-Learner. However I was only notified of the Revival badge, because apparently the Self-Learner badge is not considered "veteran-worthy". What ...
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Is it possible to sign in to all Stack Exchange sites without cookies?

Can I avoid being prompted to sign in to every single Stack Exchange site, and having to type and save passwords multiply in the browser? The same login/password seems to work. Is there a Stack ...
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Red dot near the question title

Just noticed a red dot near the new question and a tooltip for that: And near the custom filter name: After clicking on the red dot near filter (it disappeared) and then I saw the list of questions (...
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How do I enter formulas on 'Mathematics' or 'Theoretical Computer Science'? [duplicate]

The help icon only leads to a general Markdown reference. The way to enter formulas should be mentioned, preferably in a separate section and with a link to a Tex reference.
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What privileges and tools do staff members without a diamond have access to?

I noticed that Teresa's recent announcement's first revision was posted with the featured tag. As we know well, this tag is a moderator-only tag. Regular users cannot apply this tag to a question. ...
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Why are unregistered users not allowed to post questions on some sites?

I know this isn't a big deal for me but why do guests get to post answers but not post questions?
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404 error on deleted question's timeline

So, I was looking at a question on the network. Specifically, I was looking at its timeline. As I was looking at it, the question got deleted. I didn't realize at the time, but I did notice when I ...
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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 post is not a sandbox for performing rollbacks. Please do not perform ...
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Empty diff in edit history

I was looking at the edit history for a question: https://money.stackexchange.com/posts/3388/revisions Notice how edit #3 is supposed to be a tag edit, but the diff is blank: Why?
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iPhone app crashes after update to iOS 14.2 [duplicate]

After updating to iOS 14.2 it’s not possible to open the iPhone app anymore. The app crashes right after the start on an iPhone XS. Stack Exchange didn’t seem too eager updating the app in the past. ...
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Which site do I ask for general software development advice on? [duplicate]

Which website should I ask general questions about what techniques / APIs to use to combat a specific issue? I don't need help with writing the code, more advice about which route to go down. For ...
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Why did the Stack Exchange Android app disappear from the Play Store?

Stack Exchange developed 2 mobile apps: Stack Exchange app and Stack Overflow app. The Stack Overflow app has been delisted for a while from the respective store: What happened to the Stack Overflow ...
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Gravatars not loaded for certain sources

There are some user gravatars that aren't loading properly. Searching through the list of New Users (just because it was easiest finding missing gravatars within that list) there seems to be a number ...
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Stack Overflow certificate

Does Stack Overflow provide any user certificate for reputation, or active participation?
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Is there any Stack Exchange site for mobile's special features disussion? [duplicate]

I just realized that it's possible for companies (e.g. Xiaomi, OnePlus) to include their own special features to their android phones. My Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro has some special features include (GameTurbo, ...
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How can I insert my Stack Overflow rating into LinkedIn?

Is it possible to connect Stack Overflow (or other Stack Exchange) accounts with LinkedIn network? Is it possible to insert your stats into LinkedIn?
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Do posts have to be in English on Stack Exchange?

Otherwise known as 必须用英语吗?(is English required?) ¿Necesito hablar en inglés? ?האם אני חייב לכתוב באנגלית Muss ich auf Englisch schreiben? Do I have to use English when posting a question, an answer ...
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Discrepancy in reputation counts between user list and profile graph

There seems to be some sort of discrepancy in reputation calculation. On my profile page it shows my total reputation as 41,819 and it shows a graph which goes back to February of this year, wherein ...
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Which Stack Exchange sites use MathJax?

As the title says, I could use an exhaustive list of all Stack Exchange sites that use MathJax. If the list included any site-specific customizations made to the MathJax configuration on each site, ...
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Different syntax for uploaded image between full and mobile web

I just noticed that if I upload image via full web editor it looks like the following in code: I.e. description with a link to the separate link list at the end of message body. But if I use mobile ...
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Which site can I ask CDN-related questions on? [duplicate]

I have several questions about CDN. Is there a site recommended for this? I know the Networking Engineering site is about network technologies, but the CDN is about an application layer network.
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What is the appropriate way to figure out why someone modified a question I wrote? [duplicate]

I wrote a question on Stack Overflow and someone changed it and I want to figure out why. Their description of their edit is not informative. Is there a way to comment on the revision to ask them ...
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How can a low quality post can get more than 15 or 20 reviewers?

I just went through an item in the Low quality posts review queue in Stack Overflow en español. It sounded strange to me to have it there, since its timestamp was from around September. In any case, I ...
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What am I doing wrong when I post a comment with an at-symbol reference to another user? [duplicate]

Here: When to call asynchronous QMenu::popup() vs synchronous QMenu::exec()? I posted a comment on two different answers. It seems like my @ syntax to reference another user did not work correctly -- ...
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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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Profile Gravatar get change

Do not know whether someone else observe it or not but today I found my profile Gravatar changed. It is now different than earlier I have. Is it because today I have updated my profile information? ...
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Where can I ask about design automation? [closed]

I am new in coding, and I am looking for someone who can explain to me design automation using Visual Studio project templates for Inventor and how I can use it in my model. Below the link. https://...
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Error “500 Server Error for url: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/login”

I'm working on my chatbot for Stack Exchange (mainly for Stack Overflow in Russian) and everything worked fine until today. I rebooted it and when it tried to login to MSE again it raised this error: ...
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Apostrophes in UI (', ’) which is correct?

I just noticed that in site UI at least two types of apostrophes are used: ’ ' According to Wikipedia the first one is called "Typesetter's apostrophe" and the second one is "...
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Inconsistent default site in the dropdown menu on the reputation leagues [duplicate]

When you go to the reputation leagues of a site, there is a drop-down menu that allows you to change quickly to another site. For example, on Stack Overflow: and on Super User: So it seems that the ...
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Site recommendation for theoretical questions about Computer Organization and Architecture [duplicate]

First of all, many people will backlash saying you should do some research. But believe me I did. But none of the blog posts or sites found by Google Search helped me with my problem. Hence I have ...
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How do I disable email notifications for one specific question of mine?

I posted a question to Stack Exchange several years ago (this question). Users continue to read this question and post answers/comments. When that occurs, I receive an email notification. How can I ...
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Why does the bounty award button appear on deleted answers?

Clearly this is an edge case and I probably shouldn't have even tried awarding the bounty to a deleted answer, but why is the bounty award button even available? It's not a bug since someone added in ...
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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?