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PROGRAMMING AND DEBUGGING QUESTIONS DO NOT BELONG ON META. Use this tag for requests for assistance with Stack Exchange's features.

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Official diagrams for Stack Exchange data center setup?

From time to time I've found various diagrams for the datacenter setup of the StackExchange setup in NYC. Are these kept anywhere in an official capacity? Are there more up to date versions than the ...
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Flagged questions: How to indicate I agree with the flag?

I recently got the power/responsibility to review flagged questions. But the menu offered doesn't have an option of "I'm OK with the flag," thus I get nagged that there are flags to review forever.
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Why can't I add in more unicorn logins?

As strange as it may sound, I can no longer add in more unicorn logins. When I clicked on the add more unicorn logins button just now, I was immediately redirected to Jon Skeet's profile page. Is ...
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How many StackOverflow/StackExchange users are still using IE8?

I know that IE8 is officially no longer supported on StackOverflow, but I'm now in a pity situation where my only browser with connection to internet in workspace is that browser-like tool. I've ...
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Where should questions on Puppet configuration go?

When asking questions about how to configure XYZ on a given operating system using Puppet, should they be asked on stackoverflow or on unix.stackexchange when they relate to Linux? As Puppet and Chef ...
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Where is the right place for torrent technical discussion?

I would like to know how to set up a torrent server on a dedicated server. I think I don't yet underestand all parts that go into this. Where are such questions appropriate? I think there was a ...
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login failed using google ID

I have always been logging in stackoverflow using my google id. My google id was actually my hotmail id. it has something to do with google all acounts with one ID thing, not really sure how it works. ...
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Can't see chat on Stack Overflow

When I try to view the chat on Stack Overflow which shows on this page. But when I'm logged out and try again now I can see my chat rooms. Why can't I see the chat room while I'm logged in?
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Being banned from questions and how to get people to change their vote after fixing the questions

I got downvoted on a few posts; despite having an overall positive question rating, I do have a few poor and downvoted questions. I took the time to fix them; however, people who downvoted won't take ...
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Number of delete and close votes

I have seen some people mentioning how many close votes they have cast so far. I was trying to figure my stats correspondingly, but I have not found a way of doing that for my own account. Currently, ...
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Can't stay logged in and/or log into Site-specific Metas

Using Windows 7, Firefox 27.0.1, on a computer that I've definitely been able to log onto Meta's before. I'm a moderator over on Arqade, but I'm not logged in on Arqade's Meta site, and can't appear ...
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Does Careers 2.0 consider other StackExchange accounts to open a profile?

Just curious as if Careers 2.0 checks information about other StackExchange accounts to evaluate if someone can open a profile or not. I wouldn't think that the Chess site would count, but other sites ...
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Updates not received if signed in from other open id

I don't receive email notifications if I sign in from open id of Stack Exchange instead of yahoo. Since all the information is linked then why no email updates? I use the same email id for Stack ...
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Log in fails when stored password is incorrect, doesn't prompt

It just happened to me that I can't log in on StackOverflow (or any StackExchange site) using "Log In with Google Account" (haven't tried with the other options), apparently because the stored ...
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Approved edit removed a lot of code, is this ok?

Revision 6 on this question: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/21525455/revisions removed an entire class from the question code. The answers don't really need the class to make sense, but I find the ...
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Why does the Stack Exchange Android app sort by reputation on per-site metas?

On the mobile and desktop sites, users on per-site metas are sorted by Participation, Creation date and Name but on the Andriod app they are sorted by Reputation, Creation date and Name. Why does the ...
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If I have the same question open in two tabs, is only one of them “live”?

I was just looking at some authorization attribute questions and came across an answer from Darin here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/9503528/1026459 . I had also opened it from a different link because ...
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The “feed” is giving invalid suggestiongs

In the Android App, the feed is showing 3 suggestions for stack sites that are all religious. I have never visited a religious stack site (did not even know they existed) and have 0 tags in those ...
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Why did I got Email Verification - Meta Stack Overflow Newsletter in my mail?

I'm here for a quite long time, and I can't remember subscribing to any newsletter. No mail-related actions recently, so I don't see what would trigger it. Mail appears to be from do-not-reply@...
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Cannot answer questions or add comments

Why can't I answer questions or add comments to any of mine or other's Stack Overflow posts? I am using Chrome web browser and Windows 8. I am seeing the following errors in browser developer tool: ...
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Email notifications not working (never)

I know it has been asked before but I never receive notifications, even after weeks. I suppose setting it in my account settngs should be enough, isn't it? EDIT I don't think it's a duplicate ...
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Can't edit tags only on an existing post

I've just tried to replace an incorrect tag on a SO post (swapping ASP Classic to ASP.net), but the validation prevented it, stating that 'Edits must be more than 6 characters'. I'm sure I've ...
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Is it possible to create stackexchange-openid from an email account which already has openid

I access my stackexchange account stackoverflow,meta etc from myopenid which is linked to my gmail. Recently, i read in stackexchange(don't remember the link) that myopenid will soon be closed and ...
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When viewing with an accessibility feature, the new footer breaks

I use Chrome browser (most recent stable version) running Windows 7 on laptop PCs with 17 to 18 inch displays. At 200% zoom, the new footer breaks in an especially annoying way, due to the resulting ...
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What is the purpose of clearing global credentials?

I have opened stackoverflow and meta.stackoverflow in different tabs(private browser). When I logout from meta.stackoverflow I'm still logged in stackoverflow(tried refreshing multiple times). I'm ...
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Where are the general rules for tag synonyms?

I just proposed a synonym for the laravel-4 tag: laravel-4.1 - https://stackoverflow.com/tags/laravel-4/synonyms I did that because 4 and 4.1 are very similar. In my opinion, changes in the framework ...
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Is there a method to see a graph of direct or indirect history with other specific users?

In the last few weeks I've practiced frequent StackExchange activities, and it's enjoyable, rewarding, and above all, educational for me. But I'm finding, the more I use the system, I've had repeated ...
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What is the tag for [support] questions that seek to document the way the site software works?

Is there an additional tag to place on [support] questions to indicate that they are requesting clarification about how a feature of the site works (in effect, attempting to add a tiny additional ...
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Why are edits on tag wikis strictly rate limited?

I was suggesting a tag wiki excerpt a moment ago and noticed on submission that I'd made a typo. When I attempted to immediately edit this out to change my suggestion, I was presented with a rate ...
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Title: operator and searching for answers written by a particular user

Lets suppose I'd like to find all answers of a particular user. I currently can do this through the user operator: user:1234. What I'd additionally like to do would be to refine those search results ...
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Come back to a chat room after leaving?

If I'm in a chat room because an SO comments discussion got moved to chat, and I have to leave but I want to come back to that discussion later, does this happen the same way as if I were to leave a ...
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Small edit on an accidentally misleading answer

How to prove that a problem is NP complete? Under "2) Prove it's NP-hard." This involves getting a known NP-complete problem like SAT (the set of boolean expressions in the form "(A OR B OR C) ...
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How to find inspiring funny posts?

Some answers or comments are highly upvoted not just for being great, some of them gain lots of popularity also because of their style, mostly because they are funny somehow. Sometimes when I'm sad ...
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Adding a GIF in the profile shows error message

This is the message that appears to me as i upload an GIF image of grumpy cat smiling, my thoughts are why is this happening? while this one has a cute GIF of a gorilla walking in his profile, is ...
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Not sure which Stack Exchange site would be best for this type of question

The question that I want to ask is about Tor, here is the question: I have the new alpha version of Tor (version 3.0). My goal is to have Tor get a new identity using a Bash script. I have done ...
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why I can't retag a question?

Why I can't retag a question? I know that there is no more a separated retag link but yesterday I press edit on a question and just did a retag. But now I can't do just a retag and it says: You ...
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When is it okay to ask the same question again?

I previously ask a question about the SO licence and it came up that something like that was ask already 3 years ago. I checked the Q & A's before but most likely missed it. As a result of that, ...
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Why am I not able to see preview sometimes?

Why am I not able to see preview sometimes on some posts while I can see preview on other post at the same time? For e.g. See this post I am not able to see preview in inline edit even after I ...
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View profile on mobile site

Is there any other button on the Stack Overflow mobile site which will take me to my profile page? I find the current profile button really small to try and hit with my finger. It's about 20px high, ...
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Unable to flag as spam after flagging for moderator attention

I flagged a post for moderator attention. Soon after that (about a minute) the OP changed the whole post into spam. Then I tried to flag the post as spam however I got the dialog that I had already ...
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“Operation cancelled by user” (but I didn't!)

I was playing around with the Data Explorer, and formulated the following query (this is not an SQL question; it is about the Data Explorer): SELECT TOP 2000 P.Id as [Post Link], P.Score as [Post ...
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Stack Exchange sites not rendering static assets correctly

This is happening a lot lately. Just now it didn't happen, but you know how it looks (see here for a screenshot). I was worried that this could be a duplicate, but: a) It's not a duplicate of this, ...
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Code-formatting error occurs when composing post on Stack Overflow

Code formatting error occurs when I tried to post a question on Stack Overflow. Error message Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code. Please indent all code by 4 ...
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Leaving a comment in First Posts queue doesn't enable “I'm done” button until page is refreshed

On two different sites (Mi Yodeya and Hermeneutics) today, I left a comment on a post in the First Posts queue. However, unlike in the past, this did not enable the "I'm done" button. On ...
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On-topic post closed as off-topic

Artifactory has: A tag on Stack Overflow A programmable REST API The question How do I download the latest artifact from Artifactory? was closed as off-topic. IMO, it is not. Can it be re-...
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Please update/fix markdown help for comment-replies

Please update/fix the markdown help page for the usage of comment @username This markdown help page is the one linked to when you click on "advanced help" when entering a comment/question/answer. I ...
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Can't recover account even though I see the email address on Stack Overflow

I'm logged in to Stack Overflow. I click my user name, I click "my logins", it shows 2 accounts. an OpenID account. an email address. My OpenID provider is broken. I tried what I thought would be ...
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Delete own question with answers: flagging and close votes

I asked a question on SO (R independent columns in matrix) several months ago and I don't think it is a good question. It is less about programming and more the understanding of the mathematics of the ...
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Account issue - notifications to old email address

At one point or another, I've used 2 email addresses with Stack Overflow - one when I started, and then I updated it as I changed my email address. The problem is: my notification emails are still ...
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Is my account available when yahoo.com.cn email service shutdown?

as yahoo.com.cn email service will shutdown in the coming future, I use yahoo.com.cn email to register my stackoverflow account, so I want to know if my account will be available or not after yahoo....

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