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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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Is there a Stack Exchange site for those wishing to participate in activities like Code for Venezuela?

For example, Code for Venezuela is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together technologists and innovators who care about Venezuela leveraging their talent and network to ...
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Why was a weekend support email sent when a normal user appealed a suspension using the contact form on Sunday?

I appealed my suspension on 27 ‎February ‎2022, ‏‎02:20 PM (Indian Standard Time) using the contact form. Immediately, I received two emails from Stack Exchange. One was an automatic email regarding a ...
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When is the "happy anniversary" banner displayed?

I have noticed a banner saying "Happy 10 year anniversary!" in the right sidebar on some sites recently - on Sports and on Academia. Questions. Is this something which has to be requested ...
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What data from users does Stack Exchange keep?

I'm from Europe, which has the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Does Stack Exchange have a GDPR manifest? What data from users does Stack Exchange keep?
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Periodic outages again?

Many of the Stack Exchange sites have been going off and on such as Worldbuilding, Medical Sciences, Psychology & Neuroscience and Writing over the last couple of hours for me. The maintenance ...
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Let the user access their flag history when they are suspended

When a user is suspended, it is not possible for them to access their flag history. I do not understand why it is like this. Simply restricting the flag history access makes no sense in my opinion. ...
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How many answers did I facilitate and (roughly) how much answer rep was generated?

Answers to Who asked the most number of questions on Stack Exchange? include SEDE scripts for site-specific and network-wide methods to rank users who've asked the most questions. Someone pointed me ...
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Can you @ping a user after they have deleted their last comment? [duplicate]

You can use @<user> to ping/notify a user that has commented previously. But if they have deleted their last comment do they still receive notifications if another user @-pings them in the same ...
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How can I mark a feature request on meta as "won't fix" / "bad idea"?

What is the correct way to vote for "won't fix" / "bad idea" for a feature request posted as a question on meta? I didn't find this mentioned on How should feature requests/bug ...
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Are you trialling QUIC or doing A/B testing?

Myself and several other colleagues have had multiple occasions over the last few weeks where we found Stack Overflow to be unavailable from our work computers. Once this happens, it remains the case ...
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Who is Samuel Ordonez and why are they a moderator here?

I just noticed this profile: What is going on? If it's a new SE staff member, shouldn't they only get staff bit, and not moderator? Or is this a new hacker? There are more cases like this on other ...
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Why doesn't LIMIT work in Stack Exchange Data Explorer? [duplicate]

For some reason this isn't working in Data Explorer: select ownerUserId, creationDate from posts LIMIT 1 I'm getting Line 1: Incorrect syntax near '1'. What am I doing wrong?
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Error while downloading all Stack Exchange data dumps

I’m working on the analysis and prediction of deletion questions in the Stack Overflow project. By comparing different data sets, I can retrieve all the deleted questions by using data dumps obtained ...
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What should I do if I make a typo in my bounty text? [duplicate]

I know I can't edit it myself (there is a feature request to enable this). I just raised a custom moderator flag with an explanation and the replacement bounty text, but I don't want to waste their ...
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Bug: It seems notifications on comments are broken in Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Probably since February 18th or so... In the past if I commented on a question and a user commented back I would see a notification in my history. This is no longer the case. Check out this question: ...
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Does a blinking +10 ("voting telegraphy") mean anything more than someone is just screwing around?

Maximum size and bandwidth of SE "voting telegraphy"? Is this a known thing? was closed as duplicate of The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide and basically one can change their vote 30 times ...
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How to block whole sites in the Hot Network Questions list [duplicate]

So, Politics and Parenting are really getting on my nerves, and I would like to completely block them, so they don't show in hot questions. Curiosity is not going to allow me to ignore it if I see ...
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How are 'status-deferred' and 'status-declined' used by staff?

This isn't covered by How does Meta Stack Exchange work?, as that just explains the tags, but I want to know how they are used by the staff. From experience this differs from the tag description. As ...
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Form to request erasure under GDPR doesn't indicate that attribution will be removed from all posts, a possible license violation

It's long been the case that when a user requests their account be deleted, all of their contributions are dissociated from their name. This would ordinarily be considered a violation of the CC BY-SA ...
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Stack Exchange changes broke UI on multiple legacy browsers - Again

The previously reported and resolved issues of broken UI behaviour on legacy browsers (Latest Stack Exchange changes broke UI on Firefox Android), specifically, Firefox 68.11.0 (the last one before ...
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Unable to edit duplicate lists from the first questions review queue, after closing a duplicate question

As a gold tag badge holder, I have the ability to unilaterally close questions (with those tags) as duplicates and, by extension, I also have the ability to edit the duplicate links on those questions....
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How to report a user? [duplicate]

A new user with an inappropriate username joined a Stack Exchange site today and started posting overly graphic sex jokes, as answers. They are clearly just a troll account. How would I go about ...
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How can I see whether a tag has been removed?

On one of the Stack Exchange websites, I suspect that a tag has been removed. How can I see whether a tag has been removed?
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How to edit or comment on Editing help

What is the possible place to comment on or edit the page Markdown Editing Help? I understand from Editing comment help page that edits are not possible, but I find something missing from the editing ...
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What's the reasoning behind the availability of edit history for a message in chat but not in posts (for regular user)?

In chat we (as a regular user) can see a complete history of edits to a message, even made a few seconds apart. But for a regular user (non-mod/staff) there is no history of edits to a comment in ...
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What goes into site sponsorships on SE?

In 2018, we introduced site sponsorships as a revenue stream to generate income that would go back into Stack Exchange. Now that we’ve been doing this for a while, and in response to Community ...
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Where do I find the official guidance that I can link to regular users about handling posts from apparently suicidal users?

This came up again recently, with a post from an apparently suicidal user. In this case, the problem was exacerbated by the post itself including profanity/cursing too, which is usually cleaned up ...
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How can we request a question to be [featured] in Meta Stack Exchange and per-site metas?

What is the appropriate way for a normal user (without diamond moderator privilege) to request a question to be featured in Meta Stack Exchange and per-site metas? If the OP of the post is a staff ...
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The same password is not working across all Stack Exchange sites

I am not sure what happened in the last two days. Every time I log in to Stack Overflow I'm asked to reset my password. I've been resetting my password in Stack Overflow for the last few days and the ...
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Why/how did this user have a 'Yearling' badge shown on the network profile on July 22, 2021 but not on the site? [duplicate]

The network profile of this user shows that they got a Yearling badge on Meta Stack Exchange on July 22, 2021. However, clicking the badge redirects to the badge description showing that this user &...
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Drawing a Checkbox In a Table For a Question

How can I put checkbox column in a table in a question? for example: car name Option1(checkbox - yes/no) a yes b no
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What determines the "reason" for leaving closed in review that's shown in the close notice?

Today, when reviewing to leave a question closed in the reopen queue, there's an option to select which close reason still applies to the question, or that the original close reason was not resolved. ...
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"Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code." I have no idea why

I can’t seem to understand what is wrong with the following Markdown content. I keep getting the Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code. Please indent all code by 4 ...
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How can I switch to the full site when the mobile view only has the "Mobile" link and doesn't provide the "Full site" link?

The mobile view has been deprecated since 14 Feb... or so it seems. Catija mentioned this on The Tavern, So... I have a guess... a few days ago we got rid of the mobile view, right? But we didn't get ...
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Is it allowed to have non-English text in the "About" section of the user profile page?

Are profile pages (about section) required to be written in English? For example, this Stack Overflow profile that I found is entirely in Italian. Stack Overflow is an English-only site, and that ...
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Are nested spoiler tags possible in a post?

As we all know, there is the option to have a quote format within a quote format, like so: Some text Some other text Is there a way to have a spoiler tag within a spoiler tag? Currently, using the ...
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Chemistry equation \ce modifier works in a non chem SE site's posts, but not in search results. Should we consider it "working" and start using it?

In Space Exploration SE there are a lot of questions related to chemistry (mostly production and combustion of rocket propellants and air/water for people) and after six years there I just this moment ...
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On what site do I ask a question about mathematical symbols?

The English site has a question about "revoke" and "revocable", which includes the text What's the reasoning for this? Are there any other examples like this? I wanted to use ...
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If your rep drops below 10, images in your profile will continue to show, but you can't edit any part of your profile without removing the images

I used to have over 10 rep, so I was able to display images in my profile. Now my rep has dropped below the threshold, and my images are still there. But if I want to make any edits to my profile (...
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Why is "Your daily reviews" count shown when I am not logged in?

I was going through one of my suggested edits without logging in and I noticed this: Why is the "Your daily reviews" count shown to me when I am not logged in?
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Suggested tags are not displayed with their excerpts and other info when asking/editing a question on mobile

When asking or editing a question, one is offered tag suggestions while typing in the "Tags" section. On a desktop browser, each popup also displays the tag wiki excerpt (when available), ...
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What do we do when we don't have any prior research that we can share?

Yesterday, I asked this question on the Biology SE. Shortly after posting, I received a comment saying that a close vote has been posted and stating the ways in which I can improve the post. The main ...
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How can I force the site to never come up in the old mobile view?

Ever since the new view was pushed to the /questions pages, those pages have started randomly coming up in the old deprecated mobile view on various sites I visit, forcing me to constantly have to ...
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Is there an easy way for me to go back to the old layout of the information to the left of the question title? [duplicate]

I don't like the new layout of votes, answers, views on the left side of the page. How do I go back to how it looked previously? This question has been marked as a duplicate of Please revert the new ...
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Why is the Community user listed on two brand-new sites as having been a member for 3 years and 11 months?

Two new sites (Proof Assistants and Substrate) came out today, and as of now they're 0 days into their private beta. Checking on our good robot friend Community on the Proof Assistants site, I noticed ...
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What happens when a late answer is upvoted?

I have a doubt concerning the way the Late Answers review queue works. Suppose that, at the moment that an answer is posted, it qualifies to be sent to the Late Answers review queue. That is (please ...
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A duplicated question with bad writing and bad tagging but better answers [duplicate]

The first question was asked, with all possible tags, but received no long answers. A few months later, the second question was asked without address the first one. The second was poorly worded with ...
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How to ask a question so it does not get taken down

How should I ask questions on this site? If I give all of the information and details I have, which sometimes is not a lot, my question gets taken down. Is there a guideline on how to ask a question ...
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Stack Overflow Offline - No announcement [duplicate]

Stack Overflow is currently offline; it was around half an hour ago too but came back for a short while (but it was showing very slow response times). The "We are currently offline for ...
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Some sites are offline, but no blog or Twitter information. Is all OK?

Worldbuilding and Biology, for example, have been offline for about 15 minutes, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Psychology & Neuroscience for somewhat less. Meta disappeared for a bit, but it is ...
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