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Diff doesn't recognise properly the link order changes

This is the diff result (as part of the review process for suggested edits): and so on. I believe the only change was a new link and as result the ordering changed (where the order is usually re-...
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Create filter and subscription on combined tags

How can I create a filter with AND, OR and NOT? Let's say I want to create a filter with: async-await AND (C# OR Visual-Basic) Can I do it?
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I'm getting a “Runtime Error” trying to access stackoverflow.com

I'm not able to access stackoverflow.com at all, it keeps throwing a Runtime error. I'm not sure what to do. Here's the error: Server Error in '/' Application. Runtime Error ...
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How long is the cache refresh time in stackexchange.com?

I just changed my username, because I quit eating Unicorns. However, its been 2 days and in SE.com, it still shows my old username: Also, I noticed that going to my profile page refreshed the cache: ...
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Stack Overflow Careers profile is not showing up on Stack Overflow settings

I can't set my Stack Overflow Careers profile on my Stack Overflow settings. It's still asking me to create a Careers profile. I think this is a bug in Stack Overflow, but if not, what can I do?
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Two Careers Accounts

I have a problem with Stack Overflow Careers. I somehow have two accounts created. Both are linked to my regular SO account via two different gmail email addresses (both emails are on my SO account, ...
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Data Explorer OpenID issues

When you login to data.stackexchange.com through something like Google, you get a nice jon.doe account. However, I have changed my username to UniKitty. (Here's the account). However, I logout and ...
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Undo sent application or resend option

I already applied and sent my resume and realized it is a incorrect one and also cover letter required some edits. Is there a way to revert the application or at least edit the application once sent?
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Unable to create Career.Stackoverflow profile

I have requested a invitation for Careers.Stackoverflow.com and I did receive one but when I used it (within the 14 day period) it says that "it has been used already or has expired". I was login to ...
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How to properly sign up for a SE site using the Android app

I'm quite new to the Android app and don't know how to sign up to a new page. It's working when I'm trying to vote, the popup opens saying I'm not yet a member and then I can choose to join, but I ...
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When does the suggested edit review count appear?

So now that I surpassed the 2000 mark, I randomly get this suggested edit review count (16) to the right of my badges, to the left of review, but not always. When does it appear? When does it ...
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Has the criteria for the audits changed?

On Meta.AskUbuntu.com we have these two new questions: Should voting to close a correctly closed question for the right reason really be considered failure? Failed audit - unclear really? From ...
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Is iterative refinement of the same wiki tag/excerpt with more than just minor fixes OK?

I admire the way tags are used/implemented on Stack Exchange. They seem like a variation, or illustration, of: "You only get one chance to make a first impression". "How would you describe your ...
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Excerpts from Published Works in Questions and Answers

Sometimes, a question or answer would benefit greatly from an excerpt in a published work, like a textbook, novel, journal, magazine, or website. How much can one post from the published work in a ...
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Can't Delete Closed Question Unless With Delete Votes

I get that you can delete your post within 24 hours or with 3 votes for deletion. My question is currently closed: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/247544/is-wikipedia-a-reliable-source-for-an-...
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Use of stackexchange data in commercial publication

I am writing a book about search engines. I'm hunting for a data set to drive examples throughout the book. I'd like to use data derived from stackexchange (via the API) and I want to make sure that I ...
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Why am I getting captchas?

Recently, every time I try to post a question, I'm faced with a captcha asking if I am a robot or human. Could this be because I take a lot of time when writing questions, or perhaps because I am ...
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My wardrobe isn't showing up in chat!

My hats aren't showing up in chat! My self-image next to my chatbox has my full regalia, but the gravatar next to my posted messages has a measly two hats! It's not a cache delay because it ...
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Question about promoting an smartphone app, where should I ask it?

As the title says, I would like to ask for advice about promoting applications which I develop for Android and other platforms. I don't really know where should I post this question: Stack Overflow, ...
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Cannot login to Stack Overflow with OpenID

I'm logged into Stack Overflow on other machines, yet my laptop I repeatedly get: No openid identifier was provided I use the same ID on other machines and other sites and they all work fine, yet ...
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Text Entry Frequently Lags with the Full Site Theme on Mobile Chrome on an LG G3

I just switched from using Mobile-Chrome on an iPhone 5 to using Mobile-Chrome on an LG G3. While using the Full Site theme, Stack Exchange frequently crashed Mobile-Chrome on my iPhone 5. Without ...
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How to find and organise messages in the network inbox?

1. How can I find a message from a particular user or moderator? I refer to the inbox as follows, sandwiched to the right of the Stack Exchange logo , and to the left of the green +7 : 2. What if I ...
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How to share knowledge that isn't an answer to a question?

To clarify: this question is about posting on meta sites. To share knowledge, it is recommended to post instant self answer. However, what do you do if the knowledge isn't an obvious answer to a ...
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Transferring equations from Word Equation Editor to StackExchange

How do I enter equations produced by Word Equation Editor into StackExchange and have them appear as Professional Format equations? When I try by copying from Word and pasting in StackExchange, they ...
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Can't logout from Stack Exchange

I can successfully LogIn and LogOut for Stack Exchange-sites like Ask Ubuntu, Unix & Linux. But when I open http://stackexchange.com, I found me as logged-in, so when I try to logout, I'm getting ...
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My new account got deleted after setting notification email to the login-email of the old account

I have made a new account several months ago. Today I have accidentially specified the email address of the old account as the notification email for the new account. It seems like the two accounts ...
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On which site should I post a question about the image urls on tumblr.com?

I have a question about the hash codes present in the image urls on tumblr.com. A typical image url looks like this: media.tumblr.com/3b675b5cdc9c6f9414626ba7e0c62f96/tumblr_n8949eWEIi1rw1wnno1_400....
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Where should I ask about experience outside of the workplace as it pertains to IT?

I have asked the question cited below in both 'The Workplace' and 'Programmers', but it keeps getting downvoted as not being on-topic in either. I understand the rules about career questions in ...
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What does the search on chat actually index?

I was trying to find a URL I posted yesterrday and performed the following search: http://chat.stackexchange.com/search?q=right-arrow&user=&room=118 But I don't get the desired result. Why? ...
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How do I troubleshoot when voting isn't working?

Today, I can't vote, at least on Travel.se and possibly on other sites. Sometimes, I get the red "an error occurred, please retry" message and sometimes it appears to work but if I load the page again,...
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When I try to log in with Google or Facebook, it tries to create a new account

I have a StackExchange account (obviously) that Google Chrome automatically logs me into when I go to stackoverflow.com. When I search my log in accounts in my settings, it says I have my Facebook and ...
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'Sub'-account merge with new account

Is it possible to 'merge' only a site account (part of a network account) into a new account whilst preserving all the other site accounts part of the network account? For the avoidance of doubt, let'...
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Why isn't my comment showing on the blog?

In the recent blog regarding the official Stack Exchange iPhone app release, I posted a comment and it redirected me to the comment link. But it is not visible. When I tried to repost it, I got this ...
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Which is the best site to post this question?

So I'm trying to use splinter to automate browser processes. I'm a splinter newbie. I made a simple script to launch browser, search Google, and confirm whether or not a site was in the search results....
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Answer bans from post as a guest

My friend was trying to post an answer as a guest, but he was shown the following message: "We are no longer accepting answers from this account. See the Help Center to learn more." I don't ...
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My comment disappeared. Why?

A comment of mine disappeared from under the post https://stackoverflow.com/a/22842159/715269. Obviously, it was flagged and deleted. Can I know why?
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When I try to sign up for a new SE site, or log in to even Stack Overflow with a different browser, I keep seeing this page with missing content

When I try to sign up for a Stack Exchange site that I'm not already signed up for, or if I try to log into one from a browser that I'm not already logged in through (hence relevance for meta.so), I ...
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Is it worth to try to reward post improvements with different score?

Many revisions simply add a few grammar corrections. Some others adds also links, tags and improve formatting. Could it be useful if the system would be able measure1 the effort put into improving ...
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Can't get into chat

I am logged in to Stack Overflow. But when I try to enter a chat room, there is an error message: First, log in to your account. What is the problem? How can I fix this?
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How to format a block of code in mobile?

I want to post a question via my mobile device and have to include a block if code. How do I do this via a mobile device? Thank you.
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You are on the Unanswered tab. There are no unanswered questions at the moment

I got a error on unanswered tag Error is : You are on the Unanswered tab. There are no unanswered questions at the moment See this screen You can see the paging size and length.
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Stack Overflow not opening on one ISP

I am using the site through Vodafone, Mumbai, India. I also have MTNL broadband connection in my home, and right now the site is not opening on that. What could be the reason? Some problem from the ...
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How long does it take for question information to be updated on Advance Search Screen?

Is there delay on question information to be undated on Advance Search Screen? Screenshot shows question How does the SQL IN keyword work when you use a select within a select? been asked 31m ago ...
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Can I ask for a comparison of several possible approaches?

I have a scenario which I need to implement in Groovy/VBA, but I am stuck on how to do it. I have a couple of approaches in mind but do not know if they will work or if there is a better way. Can I ...
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What account am I logged in with?

How do I know which account / email address I'm logged in with on Stack Overflow? Usually when you log into a websites, it greets you with "Hello Jane" / "Hello George" - or displays the person's ...
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Cannot login to Stack Exchange with Blogger OpenID

Is the login with a Blogger account still working? I just used to get an error, but besides that, it used to work fine. Now I cannot login at all (white page with "oops there was an error title"). I ...
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Reviews of deleted questions affect reputation but help centre doesn't mention that

I was investigating a change in my reputation; I got -4 points but it doesn't show up in my reputation summary on my User page. The more detailed daily view tells me that I lost the points due to ...
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Question related to Cyber Crime, where should it be asked?

I have a question related to cyber crime that I want to ask on Stack Exchange. Which would be an apt Stack Exchange network to discuss and ask.
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Last reputation changes clarification

SO, I have a question about list of "last reputation changes" that I can see in profile of user. As a sample, my SO's profile has some mismatches that I want to understand. Here's current main tab ...
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How many independent messages can have a single hour of the transcript?

If we look at one of the most active sites of SE, The Bridge, transcript one may notice that they have several boxes for near each active hour of the day. Now, I know there are rooms with a single ...

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