Questions tagged [support]

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Why have I not received the specialist badge?

I now have > 400 upvotes within jQuery tagged questions (see below images) but have not received the badge as yet. I passed the 400 mark a good few hours ago. Can anybody shed any light on this?
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Stackoverflow Jobs company search

How would one search for postings from a particular company in jobs.stackoverflow.com? I'm having a lot of trouble accomplishing this.
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Rep Got Capped Too Early?

According to the 'Today' tab I have 172 rep earned today. Yet I have answers that get upvotes that aren't worth anything, and haven't been turned into Community Wikis. Error1 http://chacha102.com/...
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Is there a cap on daily up/downvotes?

Is there a cap on the number of times I can up/downvote other people's questions and answers in a day?
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Rep daily limit and losing accepted answers: is this right?

Just a request for a clarification. Let's say the following happens on DAy 1: Get 10 upvotes (100 rep); Have answer accepted (15 rep); Get another 20 upvotes (85 rep). Total: 200 rep. Day 2: Lose ...
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how can I change my photo on here? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change my profile picture, or avatar? I searched but couldn't find a post, how can I change my photo, my openID is my myspace URL which has many photos, how do I show ...
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Answer accepted (and up-voted) but only 10 rep gained?

I answered a question this morning, and shortly thereafter it was up-voted and accepted (presumably the up-vote came from the asker). However, my rep has only increased by 10, rather than the ...
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SO Tagging Problem?

stackoverflow.com/search?q=tcl lists many questions with the tag Tcl in them. stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/tcl say there are no such questions.
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Why my reputation doesn't change, even if I get votes and more than 24 hours have passed?

Hi, On July 24th I answered a question in stackoverflow, and it got 18 votes, mostly in the two days after. On July 30th, I wrote another nice question and it got 12 votes, as you can see from my ...
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Issue with Noscript XSS protection and Yahoo open-id login into superuser.com

I couldn't log into superuser.com ( the first time I tried ) using Yahoo as my open-id provider because Noscript XSS protection kept flagging the attempt. I eventually had to disable XSS protection to ...
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User page “member for” problem on Meta SO, not given full credit

Many users on Meta SO are being given full credit on their user page for being members for 10 or 11 months. I'm a bit jealous. Maybe I associated my accounts incorrectly or something because I'm ...
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Did something happen to the login process on SO, possibly just for claim id accounts?

Did something change in Stack Overflow's login logic or this is my (or claimid.com's) problem? When I try to log in with my claim id account, SO says that the account is new. My URL in Chrome (from ...
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Why cannot the original author of a question delete it when has existing answers? [duplicate]

I re-asked the following the serverfault.com questions on superuser.com and I did not allow me to delete them on serverfault.com because of the following reason: Increase the refresh rate on my ...
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Launchpad openid login problem

My account on SO is rmyeid, I can not access the account anymore using the launchpad openid authentication server. I tried to figure what is the problem with launchpad support on the #launchpad irc ...
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Why does (insert favorite search engine here) get better search results than SO, SF, or SU's own search function?

I've lost count of the number of times I've either asked a question or been answering a question only to have it closed as an exact duplicate. But searching for the question turns up a list of seemly ...
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What ActiveX control does meta.stackoverflow.com keep trying to run?

My IE security settings reject it (and all ActiveX controls) of course, but I'm curious — what ActiveX control is this site (and Server Fault) trying to run? Note: It doesn't always happen. ...
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What to do about tag-abuse?

I'm starting to see more and more abuse of the tagging system. Not always intentional, but prevalent none-the-less. I think this started when people began adding the not-programming-related tag, which ...
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Why isn't my image displaying in my answer?

When editing this answer, the image displays properly in the edit preview. However, the image doesn't appear in the actual answer. What is going wrong?
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Are SO and InPrivate Filtering supposed to work well together?

IE8 has an adblocker built in. It is called InPrivate Filtering (not to be confused with InPrivate browsing a.k.a. porn mode). I have InPrivate Filtering on by default, and it did not interfere with ...
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[Updated details] Searching for 'grails' get “0 results” but I know they are there!

I'm searching the site using the search box in the top corner and 'grails' returns nothing. Using google and 'site:stackoverflow.com grails' gets me some results. (I know I can use google, but would ...
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Is “Please Vote to Close” a valid use for Flag - Requires Moderation Attention

Is my desire to "vote to close" a valid reason to flag a post for moderator attention? I don't have the reputation required. So is it okay to request "vote to close" by proxy before I can vote to ...
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How do I close a question that has not received a suitable answer?

I have a couple of questions that I have asked previously but none of the answers given were the answers that I was looking for (so I have not marked any of them as the correct answer). How do I ...
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Rep statistics - per tag

Is there any way to get the breakdown of my rep per tag ? As there are badges available depending on how many upvotes I have per tag it makes sense to get these stats.
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Why didn't I get a reputation bonus?

I associated my account, but I'm still at 1. Why didn't I get a reputation bonus?
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What does “reduced advertising” mean?

What does "reduced advertising" mean? I mean, what are you awarded when you reach 200 rep? (I just got past it, woo-hoo!)
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Notify Daily of Answers

Maybe it's just me but when you check that option and give an email address, I don't then see a button or anything to solidify that setting. There is no save or anything. Am I missing something? If ...
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did SO Javascript libs changed domains? [closed]

I've been having a problem using StackOverflow.com recently, i am not able to submit comments or upvote answers. I am behind a firewall that has an exception for the stackoverflow domain. I didnt ...
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Has the number of answers that turns a question into CW changed?

My question: How can I explain why DRM cannot work? just changed into a community wiki, and I cannot figure out why. As far as I recall it needs to hit 30 answers before it automatically changes, but ...
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Are Questions Permanent?

I often mark useful post as a favorite for future reference. Are questions and answers on the site permanent or are the old ones deleted after a certain amount of time?
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How to remove interesting tags

One of my interesting tags is not bringing up data. Seems the community has deemed it necessary to add dashes to it. How do I get rid of this tag?
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Search results appear and then promptly disappear on Stack Overflow

I sure hope this hasn't been reported before, but here it goes: When I do a search on Stack Overflow (e.g.: sql multiple tables), I get a page full of responses (yeah!) and then they all disappear! I ...
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No wiki Markdown references while answering a question?

How come there are no Markdown references when answering a question? When asking a new question there is a short Markdown reference with a link, when answering a question there is nothing. If I need ...
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My ip address is being blocked by the stackoverflow trilogy

I have been using stackoverflow and mostly serverfault now for a while. Just yesterday when I go to any of the websites (serverfault.com, stackoverflow.com, meta.stackoverflow.com, and superuser.com) ...
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Can I Login to Stackoverflow using RoboForm (Password Manager)?

Does anyone here use RoboForm* (or anything like it) to automatically log in to Stackoverflow? * RoboForm lets me log into any website using one click (automatically goes to website's login URL, ...
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How can I change my question back from a community wiki? [duplicate]

I mistakenly made my question on Stack Overflow into a community wiki. How can I change my question back from a community wiki? Why am I not able to query a database from a forked child in Perl?
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Related accounts does not update avatar

Related accounts in profiles of SO/SU/etc seems to not update the avatar picture. I try cleaning cache, but I think is a server-side problem. I don't know if it's a bug or designed behavior.
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When I click on my name, and scroll to my questions, why no indication which questions have approved answer?

I click on my name. I scroll down to (my) questions. Many have answers. In some cases, one of the answers has been ticked or checked, meaning that I have accepted one of the answers as resolution to ...
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How do I use the “Requires Moderator attention” option?

How do I use the "Requires Moderator attention" option (when flagging a question)? As far as I can see there only a Cancel button. I don't know how to send off the text for the "Requires Moderator ...
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why does the yubico openID not work with stackoverflow?

Why does the Stackoverflow openid association not allow the Yubico OpenId to be associated? Stackoverflow returns this message.. Unable to log in with your OpenID provider: failed to authenticate, ...
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What is migration and how does it work?

I posted a question which was closed as off-topic and it seems like it could fit on another site in the network. How can I go about moving it there? What is migration and how does the process ...
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What happened to the formatting buttons?

When I asked a question on SO, today, I noticed that the formatting buttons that used to be there are missing. What happened to them, and will they be restored soon? Edit Thanks to Eric for pointing ...
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Employer blocks jQuery from Google, DOH!

UPDATE Just got off the phone with one of our network guys, it sounds like our credentials are not being attached to the actual call for the JS file from Google. Since the credentials are not there, ...
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How come the Beta badge is still being awarded on SO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should the beta badges stop being awarded to users? Every now and then I see a Beta badge awarded on the side bar on SO. Are old instances being rotated there when there are ...
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How often do the notifications poll?

Is the notifications bar polled, or is it meant to happen instantly? I've found in the past an answer or comment is given, and the notification hasn't appeared until an hour later.
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403 while trying to access Stack Overflow

I am not sure why, but when I try to access www.stackoverflow.com I get a 403 Access denied error, as if my IP address is banned. I connected via my work VPN, just to post this question. I use Stack ...
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Why wasn't this question, closed as “Belongs on SuperUser”, migrated to SU?

This question was closed a few hours ago, but not automatically migrated. That's a shame; it's a good question (for SU). What happened?
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Where is the explanation of what “community wiki” is? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are “Community Wiki” posts? Every question I ask offers me the chance to designate it "community wiki". I do not because I don't know what "community wiki" is....
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Why can't I comment on this answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comments work? Here is a question with some answers: Debugging with command-line parameters in Visual Studio I want to ask Lou Franco to clarify his answer by ...
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Year missing from post dates [duplicate]

First, I love SO. But, how can someone know how old a question is if the year is missing from all the dates? It seems important to know how old a question is. Am I missing it somehow? Thanks.
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List All My Questions

Is there some easy way to list ALL of my questions on SO (without paging)? I ask because aside from rep gained and lost, I always refer back to the answers to my questions. I would also like to be ...