Questions tagged [support]

A request for assistance with one of the site's features, or a question where you're expecting a concrete answer, and not discussion. If your question is not reporting a bug, requesting a new feature, or soliciting open discussion, this tag is probably the right one.

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Not able to see Location in Stack Exchange Data Explorer [duplicate]

I am using the following query in Stack Exchange Data Explorer: SELECT Id, DisplayName, Reputation, Location FROM users WHERE Id = '3628106' ORDER BY Reputation DESC But I don't see Location in the ...
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How do I change from “Log in with Google” to “Stack Exchange account” [duplicate]

How do I do this while keeping my reputation on the different sub-sites?
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Where can I access a list of users who are Stack Exchange employees?

I checked multiple related questions and the only answer I found is a now defunct link: https://stackexchange.com/about/team. It redirects me to https://stackoverflow.com/company (which is weird in ...
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User with one badge, but can't see any in user page?

I'm a Home Improvement reviewer, and spend a lot of time greeting new users using the wonderful SE-AutoReviewComments to give boilerplate encouraging comments. One of my big questions is whether they'...
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Where would one ask questions pertaining to architecture of buildings? (Like the kind Ted Mosby of “How I Met Your Mother” would be interested in) [duplicate]

I am not a person who has studied architecture or any form of engineering streams. Just one with cursory interest in decors an building techniques, old and new. The type who watches those National ...
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An easy way to disable the red icon for inbox notifications

I want to disable inbox notifications on all SE sites (which you may or may not find valid but that is not the point) but it appears that the software does not provide an easy way to do that. Is ...
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Association bonus after deleting the network profile

If you use SE and get the association bonus, proceed to delete your profiles from all SE sites and have your network profile deleted, and then create a new SE profile using the same credentials, will ...
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Are users given back rep if another person compromises their account and uses it to post spam? [duplicate]

What if some person has access to someone else's Stack Exchange account (compromised credentials, open laptop, etc.) and goes ahead and posts something useless or even offensive garnering multiple ...
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Why am I seeing a comment in red color, blocking access to the flag button?

Nat comment on Operation Unz̖̬̜̺̬a͇͖̯͔͉l̟̭g͕̝̼͇͓̪͍o̬̝͍̹̻, when copy-pasted, looks like: @L.F. Too late... ...far too late... Too late... ...far too late... ...
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Is the Help Center content identical on all sites in the Stack Exchange network?

Excluding the Stack Overflow Jobs section on the Stack Overflow website, the main page of the Help Center appears to be identical on all of the non-meta sites I frequent on the Stack Exchange network. ...
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Where would I post a question about features in music videos?

Recently, I have been listening to a lot of music, and occasionally watching the videos that go with the songs. I have a question about a symbolic item in a particular artist's videos. Where would I ...
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Where to ask logic questions: not math logic but common real world problems [duplicate]

I wanted to know answers to questions something like: "A man wants to take his wolf and two sheep across the river using a boat in such a way that he can take only one animal while travelling on ...
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How do we make changes to a site's scope?

We are discussing this topic at Earth Science Stack Exchange, because our homepage has many questions asking to identify their rocks based on a picture. Some of us want to no longer accept such ...
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How are percents and main author for community-wiki posts computed? [duplicate]

In a community-wiki answer which I edited recently, I added one hyperlink, added one comma and removed another. From that time, I’ve been reported as the main contributor to the answer, although the ...
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How does sorting for answers work? [duplicate]

I understand that the accepted answer is shown at the top and other answers in the order of number of votes. But how does sorting for answers with same score works? I sometimes see that the ordering ...
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Do 10k users / ♦ moderators get notified if a comment is flagged and handled automatically?

The person who posted a comment does not get notified if their comment is flagged. The ♦ moderators have a flag queue where they can see comments that have been flagged and have not been deleted yet. ...
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If a moderator deletes a question, is there a way to appeal for it? [duplicate]

Recently, a question I posted on one of the Stack Exchange sites got deleted by one or more moderators, on the grounds that it was believed to be cross-posted from another Stack Exchange. However, I ...
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Cannot log in to my unregistered Stack Exchange account

Yesterday I set up an unregistered account to ask one question on a site in which I am not a member of. I want to make it clear that I am not interested in merging the two accounts. I am not ...
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Sort user's posts based on content length

I am looking for a way to sort the list of my answers on a Stack Exchange site by the size of content (number of words). I am looking to hand pick article length answers that I have written in past. ...
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Searching deleted posts in the Android app [duplicate]

I would like to know how users with 1k reputation can search deleted posts. I don't think they will be searchable through the regular search icon at the top of the Android app, but I don't know.
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Setting vanity profile names? [duplicate]

Is there a way, that I am not finding, to have a vanity profile name? On LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc I am KellCOMnet; on stackoverflow I am /users/464228/christopher-kelly. If this is not ...
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Where can I ask a question about frameworks? [duplicate]

I recently read about a new JavaScript framework that also has a native mobile development initiative. The framework claims to perform faster due to architectural differences, and I would like to ...
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Why is it (is it?) important to make it hard for banned users to check their deleted posts for 6 months (as opposed to 60 days)? [duplicate]

To avoid misunderstanding, I am not really opposed to making life harder for banned users in general. Here I am only trying to figure reasons of making so in one particular case and in certain ...
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How does one request an updated header image for a particular site? [duplicate]

This question is about a minor change to a header image on the Mathematica Stack Exchange site. For background information, see: Ask the Community: Should we add "Wolfram Language" to our ...
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Where should I post my question about product development?

I'm developing a SaaS product, but I've difficulties with the pricing. Currently I can't find any Stack Exchange site that has something to do with product development. Where should I post my ...
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Why is my question still unclear after lots of edits according to suggestions? [closed]

My question is marked as unclear for 2-3 days. I've edited it a lot and made more specific, answerable. But it's still marked unclear.
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Why are badges hidden in user cards when the account is suspended?

For suspended users, badges are not shown in their user cards at all. They only show "1" with their avatars and usernames, as if they are new users. Why is this?
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Do deleted or closed posts interfere with an account merge?

A new, unregistered user showed up a few days ago on another Stack Exchange site. That user posted a question, and then, about an hour later, a separate, registered account posted a non-answer "answer"...
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Which method does the Stack Exchange iOS app use to store login info on the device?

After logging into my Stack Exchange account via the iOS app and removing it, upon reinstalling the app from the App Store and launching it for the first time I am automatically logged in. Which ...
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Stack Exchange site for questions related to reverse osmosis water filtration?

I am interested in reverse osmosis water filtration. What will be the most suitable site/page of Stack Exchange to accept questions of this topic?
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How is a single month duration defined on a Stack Exchange site?

A user profile on any of the Stack Exchange websites shows the age of the account in terms of number of years and months. Member for 1 year, 4 months How is a single month duration defined and ...
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Are Push Notifications currently broken for the Stack Exchange iOS App?

I've just downloaded the latest build of the Stack Exchange app from the App Store, and despite both enabling notifications and logging into my account am not receiving notifications - as an example, ...
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SEDE query to get all custom close reasons?

Is there a way to pull a list of custom "Other..." close reasons that users have typed from SEDE, preferably including deleting posts? I'm looking to propose a new close reason on Hardware ...
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Determine which user created a tag [duplicate]

What is the definitive way to determine which user created a tag on a SE site, along with exact date and time of creation?
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Is there a Stack Exchange WebSocket action for multiple tags?

I'm developing an app to show all new questions for any tags that user is watching in realtime. So instead of using the REST API, I want to use the WebSocket at: wss://qa.sockets.stackexchange.com. I'...
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Privilege that I have not yet earned is shown in Achievements

I didn't earn the "edit community wiki" privilege on Stack Overflow, but it shows in the recent achievements list.
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How is the recommended next badge determined *exactly*?

According to Help us test the shiny new "User Activity" page! (Plus a bunch of new features.), the "Progress to next badge" bar automatically selects the badge you're closest to earning (...
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User “last seen” on March 17th, but has an answer from March 24th [duplicate]

This user has posted a answer on March 24, but their profile page shows March 17 as "Last seen". In this archive link, you can click on "Newest" to view the bug clearly. Is this a bug in the "Last ...
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Decline in impact count [duplicate]

Is it possible for the impact count to go down on a SE site? I have a fairly active profile on Ask Different. The people reached count from my various posts touched ~1.4m around a month ago. But ...
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Why is the “bounty eligible in ? hours” message missing?

Why does this question on Puzzling Stack Exchange not have the bounty link whereas the others on the sites do? (example) Even if it is not 2 days old yet, shouldn't it have the link that says "...
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Results from SEDE's Posts is the same as PostsWithDeleted

The SEDE is currently reporting the exact same results from Posts and PostsWithDeleted. For example, Query from Posts by UserId Query from PostsWithDeleted by UserId When I include the execution ...
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How do I sign up for Area 51 when I get a completing redirect page?

I want to sign up for Area 51 however, I always get stuck with this page, is their something that can be done about this? Is there something I am missing? I want to propose a new site but ...
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How to list all the Hot Network Questions on a specific site?

Suppose I wanted to view all the Hot Network Questions on a specific site (say, Stack Overflow). Is there a straightforward way to do so? Also, is it possible to list all the HNQ across the whole ...
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Where to ask a question about computer science and programming study advice? [duplicate]

What Stack Exchange site would a question like this be appropriate for? I'm a student in my 3rd year of college studying computer science and programming. So far I have studied a lot of stuff, but ...
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Copying (partially) tag wiki from one site to another. Attribution and best practices?

I found a great tag excerpt and tag wiki in one Stack Exchange community (say, Stack Overflow). In another community (say, Computational Science), we have the same tag with totally missing usage info. ...
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How does a <3000 rep user cast a close vote on their own question? [duplicate]

A question on The Workplace - Boss expects me to attend meetings I was never informed about? - was recently put on hold, but something looked funny in the close votes: The author has less than the 3,...
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I can't ask a question on Stack Overflow

I feel very stressful when I enter Stack Overflow because it is not useful for me. When I submit my question, it gives me this: If you need to do something that Markdown can't handle, use HTML. Note ...
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Does Stack Exchange have an Accessibility Policy?

I've seen several laudable posts on the network and associated blogs about SE's dedication to accessibility and how that informed the types of affiliate ads allowed: This blog post - "...our effort ...
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Can Community Managers contact deleted users?

The short version: This question over on Ask Ubuntu got downvoted into oblivion (-6 is oblivion for AU) and subsequently deleted. I posted an AU meta question to prevent other users from deleting ...
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How tag-watch and tag RSS feed are affected by synonyms and renaming?

I am interested in how tag-watching and tag RSS feed are affected by: Adding tag as a synonym Renaming tag (via merge) Consider the following scenarios. Scenario 1: (synonyms) A user is watching ...