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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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Missing StackExchange web elements in Tor Browser

When accessing StackExchange with Tor Browser certain elements (favorite star, upvote button, downvote buttonn) are missing from the view. All scripts are enabled in Tor Browser. What other setting ...
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Today​'s inappropriate ad: “obesity antidote discovered” on SFF

Two days ago, I wrote: Yeah I'm aware that "a tool to manage ad experience" is currently being developed, but as long as it's not available, I'll keep on reporting these. I'll also keep on ...
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How can we find the fastest growing sites within the last year?

How can we find the fastest growing sites within the last year? (With a minimum of say a certain amount of marked answers (averaged of course) per month?) Are there any good sites for this?
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Use the non-mobile chat interface on iPad

My main site is Stack Overflow, where I'm a member of a couple of chat rooms and RO of one of them. When chatting I'm usually at my iPad, for which I have a keyboard and use the device in "landscape" ...
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Can't switch sites to Meta Stack Exchange when running SEDE query

I know that I can choose a query to run on Meta.SE, but when I'm looking at a query from another site, Meta.SE doesn't appear in the dropdown when I try to switch the site:
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Where is the list of language names supported by the markdown fenced code blocks?

Related to Implement ```-style (fenced) Markdown code blocks On this answer I used ```makefile and it is "working" the highlighting: However, on this other answer, I am also using ```makefile and it ...
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(Flags) Leave Open ~ Declined, Looks OK ~ Disputed?

When a user raises a recommend closure flag on a question or a "not an answer" flag on an answer, the flagged posts get sent to the close votes and low quality posts review queues. However, if the ...
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Is calling for protest actions allowed on metasites?

Is it allowed for user to post question proposing some protest actions against SE site/network? For example propose to avoid using it on concrete date or misuse/overuse some of the rules to explicitly ...
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The meta.stackexchange question 79453 should be moved to meta.stackoverflow

The question Revert tag synonym [mysqldb] -> [mysql] should be moved to https://meta.stackoverflow.com. I refer to the The future of meta.stackoverflow and meta.stackexchange, saying: [W]hich ...
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When is the new Improving Feedback for All Users message coming? [duplicate]

In August, this blog post was made with an exciting update on a new closed question view for both the author and for public users. I was wondering if there is any word on when this new view is coming?...
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Today's inappropriate ad: health scam on Travel

Inappropriate ad spotted on Travel.SE. Looks like the usual health scam. Unfortunately this one seems not to open the link preview when I long-click it, so it's only the image, but it seems to have ...
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Comment answered a question, mark as solved [duplicate]

I posted a question and the answer was in the comments. How can (should) I close the topic?
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Where would I ask a question about a GAME crashing MY COMPUTER multiple times when I try to launch it?

I'm wondering where I should ask a question regarding Fortnite crashing my entire computer when I try to launch it. When the game "launches," it just doesn't actually launch and instead makes my ...
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Can I search for users GitHub or Twitter info in Data.SE?

I'm curious if I can find users in Data Explorer by their GitHub username or Twitter handle. I know I can find users from their Location (Location) or their Website link (WebsiteUrl). Is there a way ...
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Proving that questions are based on actual problems

The Help Center of many SE sites (example) states that you should only ask questions "based on actual problems that you face". Are askers required to prove that their question is based on actual ...
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Cross-site queries on SEDE fail with “The EXECUTE permission was denied”

I just noticed that any cross-site queries using dynamically generated SQL on the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE) now fail with the error message: The EXECUTE permission was denied on the ...
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Reputation is not showing in question page [duplicate]

Why reputation of author is not showing on question page, but same is showing in tag page. Reputation of author is shown in tag page Reputation of author is not shown in question page
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How do you address a question that's been flagged as a duplicate? [duplicate]

A question I asked has been flagged as a duplicate, I believe incorrectly. When I looked up what to do here the advice was to edit it to explain why it wasn't, which I did, and then flagged it when ...
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Do I regain reputation from voting to close my own massively downvoted question?

I have a massively downvoted question with no answers and already has 2 votes to close. Does closing or deleting both refund my reputations lost?
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Is there any badge for editing a downvoted answer which later receives upvotes?

I saw an​ answer, but even though it was correctly pointing OP's mistake, the answer read as the poster was trying to get some clarification from the OP; and the answer was too short. The answer got ...
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Inappropriate dating ad on The Workplace

The drill is getting old, here is today's "inappropriate ad" report, this time on The Workplace, possibly elsewhere. It's in French, translation left for the reader as an exercise. https://googleads....
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Are ads supposed to be related with the site I'm on?

I was browsing on Movies & TV when this ad came up: Is this type of ad allowed on a website that's not related at all to trips? I do have an account on Travel.SE but that's all.
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Are there any topic boundaries for the private chat room Teachers' Lounge?

Because privacy and confidentiality means "what happens here, stays here", does that mean that participants there can freely voice concerns or questions that when brought to the public would be closed,...
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Rotated adverts?

A few days ago I encountered this 90 degree rotated ad on Science Fiction & Fantasy. As before I'm using an iPhone and this was on Chrome on the full site with responsiveness disabled. That doesn'...
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Where are the feed links?

I want to have all meta posts to the site I contribute to put into my feed reader. So I navigate to: https://codereview.meta.stackexchange.com/questions But there's no link to get any feeds. How can ...
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Evaluating an answer to an unsatisfactory question

I have for the first time tried to look at answers flagged as Low Quality; some of them are 'too short'. In many cases I have considered, the question itself has been too short - a single one-line ...
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On which site should I ask for criticism on my CPU design and ISA?

I want to know how I can improve my instruction set and hypothetical CPU design. Which, if any, Stack Exchange sites would be suited to this? My first guess would be Code Review, but that seems to be ...
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Why was the *pronoun* tag removed?

I recently asked a couple questions with the pronouns tag. A mega-high-rep user removed that tag. Now, the tag doesn't exist. What gives? Why was the pronouns tag deleted? Update: I don't know if ...
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What happened to the original four Meta Stack Exchange moderators?

In November 2018, Meta Stack Exchange received its first set of community moderators since the Meta Stack Overflow-Meta Stack Exchange split (which saw this site being renamed from the former to the ...
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Why was Zoe's bounty message removed?

Look at the revisions for Will concerns regarding the move to CC BY-SA 4.0 elicit any further dialogue from Stack Exchange, Inc.?: A bounty message posted by Zoe the transgirl was removed by an ...
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Is Stack Exchange infected with malware?

I use a Mac with Safari. I have found that when I visit Physics Stack Exchange an app entitled managerpages tries to install itself. Has anyone else had this problem? Update: I have now experienced ...
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The Exact Use Of Question Upvotes And A Suggestion On Question Downvotes

I was wondering why there is question upvotes. The obvious reason would be that the question is useful, clear, and has a positive impact towards the community. Also, the question asker has researched ...
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How can I find to which stack exchange did I post a question?

I posed a question on stack exchange about Bessel functions and radiation from loop antenna. I suppose I asked in physics.stackexchange, but maybe math.stackexchange. Heck, could have been anywhere. I ...
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Why does this user have a negative tag score on MSO, but not on MSE?

I found a user that has a net negative post score on both MSO and MSE. On MSO, the user has a negative tag score: However, on MSE, the score is not negative (screenshot from MSE): Is the tag score ...
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What is the appropriate Stack Exchange site for questions about font editing?

I have some questions about editing fonts, changing character widths, etc. What's the most appropriate Stack Exchange site to raise these questions?
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Can a suspended user still post and vote?

This question is about this user on TeX.SE. He is suspended network-wide for one year, from 23 April 2019 to 23 April 2020, after a conflict on TeX.SE Meta. As I read in this article, he can't vote, ...
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Are the meta mods overwhelmed?

I have had a flag pending for 20+ hours now. In the past flags have always been handled in under an hour. I understand that the current turmoil is generating a LOT of work - abusive language is flying ...
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My new account is brand new and I can't submit answers [duplicate]

Today I've seen an user requesting help for a bug which I have stumbled upon and I'd like to share my solution with him. My account is pristine (Angular wink), at least I don't remember to have answer,...
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How can I delete my account…? [duplicate]

Recent events have made it clear to me that after giving up attempts to create a friendly environment years ago, Stack Exchange now prioritises identity politics over everything else. This is not an ...
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Full page adverts?

Browsing SFF this morning on my phone and I was hit in the face with noticed a full page ad. The usual type that of full page ad that injects itself in the page and has that annoying hiding content ...
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Why was the CoC page changed to remove Jeff Atwood's original one?

Why was the Code of Conduct page changed last month? It used to have a excellent CoC written by the SE co-founder Jeff Atwood himself, and that is why I am an SE member and moderator. Am I missing ...
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How do I get my area51.stackexchange.com profile deleted? [duplicate]

There is no obviously apparent way to request that sites profile to be removed like on all the other sites. How do I get that profile removed?
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Can we make changes to the quoted portion in a question or answer?

We know that we can edit to correct spelling, grammar of questions and answer. But what about the portion in block quotes? Do we have the liberty of correcting grammar, punctuation or terminology in ...
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“You’re receiving this email because you are subscribed to The Overflow Newsletter from Stack Overflow.” - are you sure?

This morning I received a spam email from SE ("The Overflow - issue #1..."). At the bottom it says that "You’re receiving this email because you are subscribed to The Overflow Newsletter from Stack ...
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Which Stack Exchange site for asking about printers & accessories?

What is the best Stack Exchange site for asking about printers (devices) and printing accessories (home & small business use)?
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Does raising a flag again after a LQ answer was kicked off the queue by “Edit” actually work?

The rationale behind allowing the Edit button in the LQ (low-quality) review queue is if a reviewer didn't actually fix "all the problems" (what the usage guide says), it will at least bump the post ...
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Is it OK to continue Reviewing?

These days there appear to be various moderators resigning, getting fired or suspending activities, as mentioned in "Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in ...
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Did not receive additional privileges per “Join Meta today and earn extra privileges like posting, commenting and voting.”

I did not receive additional privileges per "Join Meta today and earn extra privileges like posting, commenting and voting." This message shows up if you (for example) try to comment without an ...
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Does downvoting an answer on Meta cost rep now? [duplicate]

I recently (an hour or so ago) downvoted this answer (which had been at a score of 0 before my downvote, in case that's relevant), and I saw my Meta.SE rep go from 101 to 100 (and got a notification ...
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Question closed by both Android Enthusiasts and Ask Ubuntu while they referred to each other [closed]

I asked a question related to an android app in Android Enthusiasts (android.stackexchange.com) which is linked to linux (Ubuntu). My question was put on hold saying that it is off topic, and I was ...