Questions tagged [support]

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What's the difference between closing as spam and flagging as spam?

Update: The "spam" closing reason has recently been removed. Original post: As far as I know, a user gets a 100 rep penalty when one of their posts is flagged as spam often enough. I just noticed ...
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How to categorize closing a valid question dealing with using pirated software?

For what reason should I select for closing this question? https://superuser.com/questions/10673/activate-windows-7-ultimate-with-home-premium-key It deals with using a leaked copy of windows 7 and I ...
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CSS or other bug in rendering page?

Anyone else get screen rendering issues like me? Firefox for Windows 3.5.2 Screenshot: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10105277@N00/3838846646/sizes/o/
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“Email - is already registered” error when logging using google [closed]

I can't recall which OpenID provider I used when I registered my account BuZain on stackoverflow sometime back. I've tried all the options and every time I edit my account and put my email address ...
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Is the Yearling badge meant to replace the Beta badge?

I have just been awarded the Yearling badge on SO, but have noticed that now my Beta badge has disappeared from my listed badges. The summary at the top of the page shows 2 silver and 8 bronze, but ...
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Can Markdown be recovered from the Stack Overflow data dump?

I've just got my hands on a data dump, and I'm disappointed to see that the Body field of the posts is in HTML rather than Markdown. I know there's markdown in the original database, because that's ...
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How do you search for questions filtered by a particular user?

I want to do a search on StackOverflow for a few terms, but also by user, since I know which user referenced the item I'm looking for.
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Entire section of text turning into link [closed]

On this post, Which PHP (opcode) cache one should use and why? I it seems my link to Wikipedia engulfed the entire paragraph. I used the normal word syntax, and it appears ok in preview. alt text ...
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Can I ask questions about software analysis as well?

I am a programmer that's pushed into analysing some project (without proper guidance!) and there are frequently some questions popping in my head which I can't find the answer to on the net. Would it ...
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How do you know how many close votes are on a question?

How do I know how many close votes there are for a question I asked? Update: I still think it would be nice to see how many votes there are to close your question when you don't have enough rep. At ...
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Why are some (user)names not clickable?

I just noticed that in this thread: How can I select to keep data from a chosen site when I clear Private data, most of the names aren't clickable.
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“interesting tags” on the “newest questions” page are missing counts [closed]

On SO, when viewing the "newest questions" page, I see some of the questions are highlighted due to them having one of my "interesting" tags. However, the list of interesting tags on the right side ...
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With a rep recalculation, will I get my missing rep back?

Today, I reached 200 rep, but 20 of them came from a now-deleted post (a duplicate answer posted really close in time to the first answer). I stopped getting rep from my answers after this was deleted ...
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Change openid icon

I'm sure this is an easy question, but I don't see it here...how do I change my user icon? I assume it's associated with OpenID.
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How to resurrect my question once it has been buried?

My question very quickly disappeared after posting it as there were too many new posts coming in at the time. So I reckon this is one of the reasons why not many people have viewed it so far. Is there ...
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Strange SO rep behaviour documented

Yesterday, I posted a question regarding strange behaviour on the SO Recent Activity - summary page. I deleted it because I thought maybe I really was imaginig it. Today I watched what was going on ...
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Stackoverflow banners, is it possible?

I wanted to know how StackOverflow banners are generated -like the site moderators' in https://stackoverflow.com/about- and if it's possible to include something like a HTML code in your web/blog/...
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ASCII-art formatting in SO?

Can someone tell me how Dictionary<T> of List<T> and ListViews in ASP.NET was formatted? I know how to do this in a text editor, but I can't figure out how it is done on the Stack ...
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On CW posts, what does the little percentage mean?

(more context) And how does SO decide which username to put there?
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Flag belongs-on-s* questions as requiring moderator attention?

Is it OK to flag belongs-on-s* questions as requiring moderator attention?
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How do I search the question text of my questions?

What is the syntax to use for searching the text of the questions that I've posted? i.e. Limit the search to just the questions that I've asked and just the Title/Subject/Question part of it....
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Why can I post a comment to a question on ServerFault, but not on StackOverflow?

Why can I post a comment to a question on ServerFault, but not on StackOverflow?
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Why does question throttling include deleted questions?

I was writing a question on StackOverflow and accidentally submitted it early; I was trying to hit "Return" to accept a tag but instead I submitted my question. I then immediately deleted the question....
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Is reputation per-site or common to all sites?

I noticed I have different values on SO, SU and this one. Is that a temporary thing, or is this intended?
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Blockquote tags are not visible when looking at your own answers, though the preview shows them

A while back, I posted this question: Get Dingbats to appear in Firefox 3? Today, I revisited it to add an answer sourced from Check marks indicating obtained badges use unicode &#10004 symbol, ...
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In the user page, the grey square “About me” It says I can use < a > tags, How do I do that?

In the user page, the Grey square "About me" It says I can use < a > tags, How do I do that?
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Full timeline of a question

Is it possible to see the full chronological timeline of a question including when comments were added or edits were made. As best I can tell, at the moment you can only see the edit history of a ...
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Using Overflow Sites and Scriptblock Plugin (howto fix strange js behaviour)

This is more of a notice for users than question. Those of you who use scriptblock may have noticed that some features like voting don't work if you only allow scripts from the main sites to work. It ...
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Questions no longer sorted by upvotes?

Are questions no longer sorted by upvotes? Or it just me?
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Notify more frequently than once a day?

Is there a way to subscribe to a question and be notified more frequently than once a day? I'd like to be notified immediately on any posts to a question.
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Where can I get all the Stack Overflow podcasts in one click?

Where can I get all the Stack Overflow podcasts in one click?
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How to revisit a Stack Overflow ad

Is there a place where I can see all the ads listed in SO? When I was reading a question, I liked an ad, then quickly hit the back button. When I hit the forward button, the ad had changed. Is there ...
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What happened to the windows-forms tag? [closed]

I just wanted to retag a question to windows-forms but apparaently this tag was deleted or renamed, I can only find winforms (42). Did a retag go wrong?
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Someone is copying SO,is SO licensed? [duplicate]

Hello, There was a question on SO(link) where the author linked us to his chinese copy of SO. What is going to be done about that,is SO licensed?
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Captcha is a little draconian on here

I've been asked it three times today which is bordering on annoying. Last instance was trying to post with a new tag (not allowed to do that) so I removed it and hit post again. Bang - unreadable ...
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Is this some sort of bot?

The (ex-)user "Dave Mar" copied a comment of mine from one of my questions and posted it as an answer; here's the link. He lists his web site as being my stackoverflow profile.
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Answer Only RSS feed for a user

Is there an RSS feed like https://serverfault.com/feeds/user/2561 but for answers only, for a specified user?
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How can I request a reputation recalc?

The accepted answer to the question, "How often is reputation recalculated?", states that your reputation can be recalculated by a mod on request. Other than posting this question, how can I request ...
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How Many Edits Until CW?

So I did 4 edits according to the history, and it seems like I am not getting rep for it anymore, and I haven't hit the daily cap yet. So is it 4 edits by self before it Comes CW? Maybe I did more, ...
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Is there a way to determine how I just lost 300 reputation on Stack Overflow?

Yesterday I had a little over 1,500 reputation on SO. Today I have a little over 1,200. The reputation tab on my profile does not indicate any mass down voting of my questions or answers. I haven't ...
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How can I watch a question in Stack Overflow?

I was wondering, is there a way to track particular questions in Stack Overflow? For instance, if I see a question asked that I would like to see the answer to, is there a way that I can mark that ...
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Who owns the copyright to S[OFU] content?

What with Jeff's blog post today, possibly this is a good time to ask: who actually owns the copyright to questions, answers and comments submitted to StackOverflow and relatives? Over in this ...
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How to associate OpenID to an old StackOverflow account?

I had a SO account (named hamen). I'd like to associate an OpenID to that account. When I try to login with OpenID it simply creates a new account. The name is still hamen because OpenID provides ...
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RSS for unanswered+tagged questions?

Just finished organizing regular tagged feeds and was wondering - is there a feeds for unanswered questions in specified tags? Somehow didn't find them. :/
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Missing answers on Stack Overflow question

In my account, I can see that there are two responses to my question responses http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1007507/scratch/responses.jpg but when I click to the question page, there is only one ...
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Searching for keywords prefixed with underscores does not behave as expected

I am looking for a Microsoft C++ language extension, the __try keyword for exception handling. On StackOverflow, the results show anything that matches try. This is not what I want. I'd like to ...
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How can someone get 100 rep without linking accounts or getting upvoted?

The other day I ran across a guy who downvoted an answer of mine that was correct but included an extra paragraph of commentary which he apparently didn't like. I was curious why someone would ...
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Number of accepted answers

Is there a way to find the number of accepted answers you have, other than manually counting each one?
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Why does searching for “elephant muscles” return a post on hobbies with neither word present?

In this post, Jeff links to a MSO search for "elephant muscles". It returns two* questions: the post itself, and this recent question on people's hobbies. The latter result has no occurance of ...
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Stack Overflow syntax highlighting [duplicate]

When using SO's code blocks, can you control how syntax highlighting is performed? Many times, I've pasted (for example) some shell output into an SO answer, and the syntax highlighting has been ...