Questions tagged [support]

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Why are there questions in the triage queue that have a pending edit? [migrated]

Why are there questions in the triage queue that have a pending edit? Or in other words: why should I judge questions that are presented to me in a state that is most probably not their future state? ...
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How do you type `\` inside a codeblock in chat?

I showed someone in the Bridge how to make a shrug emoji (¯\_(ツ)_/¯) and while discussing the use of backticks, code blocks and backslashes in markdown, I realized that it's impossible to type ...
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Login Issues at Area51

I don't seem to be able to login to Area51. I tried many times but get the same issue: The URL I am getting redirected to is: https://area51.stackexchange.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/users/login-or-...
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Is there a way to autoban your account for some time? [duplicate]

I love this site, maybe too much. I am studying an exam to enter on administration and I wanted not to be active until I pass my exams, but I cannot make my account inactive. Is there a way to ...
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How can I successfully ask a question in Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

It's weird; I have asked a few questions on this website, but when I login, they're all gone. What's wrong? What should I do to post successfully? Any guidance?
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Getting a captcha for opening two search bookmarks

Last month I asked: Should I be worried about how fast I use the site? I'm pleased to announce I got my first captcha. This is just a feedback, for perhaps altering the algorithm behind it if at all ...
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Comments keep disappearing [migrated]

Comments in my question (if I remember correctly, not only mine) keep disappearing but I didn't delete them myself. Is is possible that comments are deleted automatically if a word in them is on a ...
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Stack Exchange keeps creating new accounts

I am not sure if this is designed this way or if I am doing something wrong. In order for me to even post this question, it asked me to "Confirm new account" and at this point I already know that it ...
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What happens to activity logs related to deleted questions?

One or two days ago I posted some comments. Now, I am not able to find them in the activity log (the 'activity' tab on the profile page). I assume that is because the question was deleted. The FAQ ...
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Get user list of SO whose bio contains given words

I know that we can get data from the Stack Overflow database using a query. I wanted to get data about whose bios contain some given words. For example, If I put flutter, kotlin then I will get a ...
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Those ads carousel are try to tell me something

Disclaimer : all links are NSFW. I was browsing physics.SE And I noticed a pattern in the ads carousel. It started with a Pillow ads then it escalated quickly : A pillow ads Sex performance Ads ...
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Inappropriate “Ads by WGX” ad on Academia and History

Reporting a highly inappropiate ad seen on Academia (and History). No link URL visible without clicking. This ad (or another on the page) also tried to open popups and new browser tabs. Please clean ...
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Tooltip on the Similar questions suggestion box in the ask question page

In the Ask Question page, when hover on the answer box for the post in the Similar questions suggestion box, the tooltip is not understandable. For example: When hover on the answer count it is ...
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Was the retroactive change to CC BY-SA 4.0 approved by Stack Exchange's lawyers?

On 2019-09-05, Stack Exchange announced that all subscriber content would be available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license. 34 hours after this announcement, I asked in a comment if that change had been ...
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Has the maximum time threshold for question CAPTCHAs been reintroduced recently?

I've noticed that when I take a long time to write up a question, and don't submit until the next day or later, I get prompted with a CAPTCHA. After some searching, I found that there used to be a 40-...
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What causes the “Human Verification”? [duplicate]

l'm just experiencing the Human Verification now, and I can't find the captcha to solve. What kinds of questions and answers can cause it? Not all questions caused it.
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The SE Android app has not been working for half a year

The Stack Exchange Android app hasn't been working for me for half a year. I only still have it for the notifications. Even after reinstalling, notifications are the only feature that works. When I ...
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Is there a way to get reputation changes network-wide via the API?

Using the notifications API, I can get everything that shows up in the achievements popover, except for reputation changes. I can use reputation history for this, but it's per-site so would require a ...
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Can we print the SE logo by ourselves? [duplicate]

I've organised unofficial SOru event several month ago: Неофициальная встреча в Москве 22 Марта в 19:00. I've wanted to print SOru logo on T-shirts and give them to members, but CM told me that SO is ...
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How are privilege abuses after quick rep gain by new users being avoided?

Bob, on his first day, asks a question on a site, and it goes viral. It gets lots of upvotes. Reasons of virality can be some update in a new tool or it can be a common query like Why is processing a ...
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Where do I get a community for a proposal? [duplicate]

For a proposal I need 200 people. My Question is simple: Where do I find them? Is there any site, or other social network for proposing stack sites or similar to this use?
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All the images are blocked from China [duplicate]

Go to any site, click into a post with images. You will see image fail. Have to use VPN in China to see that image. This is very inconvenience for many posts which have to use a image to describe what ...
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Will concerns regarding the move to CC BY-SA 4.0 elicit any further dialogue from Stack Exchange, Inc.?

Fifteen days ago, it was suddenly announced that the user-contributed content on Stack Exchange had been relicensed as CC BY SA 4.0. The change took immediate and retroactive effect and is still in ...
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How do I prevent companies contacting me via stack overflow jobs [migrated]

I have recently had a company email me via my stack exchange looking to fill a job vacancy. All my 'job' settings within my stack overflow profile are set to off: recommended jobs, job alerts, ...
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Some uploaded images get aggressively compressed; why and when?

I tried uploading a full-page screenshot of a deleted question to share with low-rep users, and I noticed that the result was barely legible. For example let's take a full-page screenshot of the XY ...
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Why does sometime a question only get visible publicly after 3-6 min of posting?

As far as I have observed, after posting a question, the post is not publicly visible for like 3-6 mins or maybe less. After that, the question shows up. However, the question is visible to those who ...
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Why don't newly-designed sites get custom 404, 500, or captcha images anymore?

By "error images" below, I mean the images used on each site for the 404 Not Found page, the 500 server error page, and the captcha page. I'll admit that I'm a bit biased as I strongly believe that ...
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Is there a way to search among all of my questions from all sites?

I know I can see all of my questions from all sites. But I can't search among all the questions.
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How do I post a question in Stack Exchange successfully? [closed]

I posted a question on this website a week ago, but it has been closed because the topic is off-topic. How can I choose the right topic and where can I look for it? I have newly joined this website. ...
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Asking a question about an app

Are there any Stack Exchange sites where I can ask a question about an app or about finding an app that does a specific thing? For example - if I want to know if there are any good scientific ...
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Inappropriate weight loss ad on The Workplace, ELU, and Travel

Technically I guess this might be site-specific (so migrate if needed), but as the official announcement on ads says the following, I'm reporting it here for the time being1. Additionally, the way I ...
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How to report a bug in a community which I don't want to join?

Is there any way to report a bug to a community which I don't want to join or I don't deserve to join (Much like SO in Portuguese because I don't even know it)? The only thing that I thought to ...
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Are some questions hotter than others?

Why can some Hot Network Questions gather over 1000 views in a day, when others only get 100 in two days? Are they shown in the "Hot Network Questions" side bar with different frequency? Or it is just ...
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Shouldn't I be able to see private (“Stack Overflow for Teams”) questions when filtering by tag? [migrated]

We just started using Stack Overflow for Teams. I noticed that on the main start page of SO, I see both public questions and our private team questions. However, when I filter by a tag that exists ...
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Excavator badge awarded for editing question after Community♦ had bumped it to the home page

I just received an Excavator badge for Why can't I access my FTP server with Windows Explorer?. However, I was just browsing the home page, not merely looking for old posts; this question appeared ...
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The pop up box used for user annotations does not close when the action is completed

Can we please have a more intuitive user experience when annotating user accounts? The pop up box when annotating user accounts does not close when submitted. It's counter intuitive to the process of ...
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What happen to Stack Overflow iOS app?

Actually what happen to Stack Overflow iOS app? Earlier I used and it's very useful when we get the messages from it via push notification.
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Following up issues that former employees were handling

I was led into a trail of investigation into a UI issue from this post on Meta Stack Overflow Review queue showing review alert for users who can't review, that led me to this post Please don'...
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How to remove question ban after six months, auto-unblock didn't work after six months [duplicate]

My Stack Overflow account got question banned around January this year. After six months, I could ask questions for a few days. If I recall correctly, I haven't asked any question since, but somehow ...
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If there's an image that's not really possible to describe, should I remove the default description?

Looking at this answer, there is this graph: It had the default "enter image description here" text for the alt. However, I don't think that such a big image with so many datapoints shown is possible ...
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Shield icon in Firefox: Tracking attempts blocked

When browsing sites in the StackExchange network, Firefox shows a shield by the address bar, and if you hover it it says "Tracking attempts blocked". Why is this shown? What does StackExchange sites ...
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What is the status of the secure electronic opt-out of the mandatory arbitration that was promised?

In the comments of this post, Tim Post responds to my request for a "secure, electronic means" of the opt-out of mandatory arbitration with the following @jhpratt And you'll get one. And a lot of ...
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Favourite a Stack Overflow Blog Article

How do I favourite/star an article from the Stack Overflow blog? (Similar to how it is done for Stack Overflow questions.) I want to add the below article to my Stack Overflow favourites: https://...
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Flag ban banner showing false ban lift day [duplicate]

Not that I am complaining about being allowed to flag posts, but I got really scared when I saw this banner in my flag history after I had randomly tried to flag a post and succeeded and assumed that ...
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Can the Community Team lift a post ban?

On Meta Stack Overflow, a user reported that they had been Question Banned on Stack Overflow as a result of apparently abusive voting activity. A moderator replied with the following comment: I am ...
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SO for Teams: can we break into multiple spaces / sub-organizations? [migrated]

We work with StackOverflow for Teams, with two different internal org.: Engineering and Product. We use tags to separate the questions+answers between the teams, and there was a question of whether ...
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Exact dates of stages before launch of a website [duplicate]

Is it possible to know the exact dates at which Stack Exchange websites have passed each of the development stages before being launched officially? I refer to date of proposal, date of commitment, ...
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What can I do about a bad question I asked after I have got an answer?

Sometimes I ask a question for which the answer is very straightforward, and I missed the solution which is very obvious. I know that I can't delete a question after I got an answer. Is there ...
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(At a minimum) questions custom filter seems to not be updating properly

Here's the top of my filter: One of the questions in that top of the view: Entity Framework: Exclude audit properties from migration changes Confirmed as submitted 4 minutes ago. If I navigate to ...
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On which Stack Exchange site can I ask a question about integrating with accounting software?

How can I get web services to retrieve accounting (busy accounting software) data into a web-based application? I am developing a web-based application (using PHP) which require retrieval of live ...