Questions tagged [support]

Use this tag for requests for assistance with tools and other features on the Stack Exchange Network. This includes understanding how features work and why they work that way, or how to better use them.

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Suspicious login when trying to use a BlackBerry

Recently I tried to login via my BlackBerry smartphone using Google Id. I got that suscpicious login page and couldn't login. I logged on to Google, but also after that I got that error page. I didn't ...
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Unable to log in to SO account

I have been unable to log into my SO account for the last 3-4 days...(I had somehow managed to login 2 days back) There has been very weird behavior: There is the prompt showing that I have been ...
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Very slow loading of SE sites

Over the past week or so, I've noticed a significant slow down of the SE sites I frequent, namely, stackoverflow.com, superuser.com and russian.stackexchange.com. Most of the times, the load time for ...
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Can you see history of off topic close votes?

I'm not sure if there are still problems with off topic votes, but I'm pretty sure I cast an off-topic vote with suggestion to migrate to superuser, and yet the question just got closed as off topic. ...
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0.0111138% of my reputation AWOL - Why?

Something went awry in the reputation calculation. I want my 10 points back! I'd like to have an explanation for the inconsistency. Yesterday, I finished the day at Today, I got another six upvotes (...
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Flagging an answer “hides” all the answers

I flagged a non an answer on this question, but now I can't none of the answers, including mine! There is not much to say or adding print-screens, I see only the question and it's comments. Update: ...
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Formatted code in the edit window does not format properly in the public view of the post

Link to page You can see the code isn't formatting properly in the public view. using the {} icon or manually keying spaces has no effect. People are griping that I need to learn how to format code,...
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SO “Ask Question” UI isn't displaying properly for me

I'm seeing the following in SO since yesterday afternoon. I tried all the usual suspects...logging in and out, clearing the browser cache, restarting my browser, and even this morning, after ...
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Edit suggestions should be put to hold when another user is currently editing?

I was editing this question but it was rejected due to "This edit is too minor". This would be bad if I do too many edits which get rejected, since I am aware that I would be banned for 1 week if I ...
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Cannot login while in private browsing mode on iPad 2

I understand that this issue was addressed last year here Safari 5.1.2 log in doesn't work However, while in private browsing mode, I cannot login to Stackoverflow using Google as my OpenID ...
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Should I format some code in the title of a question?

I always try to avoid inserting some function name (or class, method, etc.) in the title of the question, but sometimes I just can't. In those cases, how should I format the function name? For ...
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Verify @user in comment was entered correctly

Is there some way to verify if an @user tag in a comment was correctly entered (meaning that the user was appropriately notified)? I am aware of the auto-complete feature that is present when ...
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Having issues with declined flags, I don't get it right

I've just wanted to ask this question: Difference between declined and disputed Than I've found this question which is too similar to what I have What is the difference between disputed and declined ...
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Why isn't my question block removed?

I have posted some questions in stackoverflow and I have got blocked for asking more questions. I have seen that my questions actualy was kind of bad, but I have fixed them. It still seems like ...
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forgot password, log in, but account now different?

I haven't used stack overflow for a few years, but I had some rep on my old account. So i click on 'forget password' a reset link gets sent to my email, I click it, and it logs me in, I ask a ...
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Can I search questions from the mobile versions of Stack Exchange sites?

I posted a question about Mint on Server Fault. I asked if its stellar UI was accompanied by any system administration headaches due to possible incompatibilities with plain old Ubuntu. I can't ...
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Where did my “Improve this question” link go?

I wanted to propose a significant edit to a closed question on The Workplace to try and get it reopened, but because it was so significant I wanted the OP to review the edit first. I used an ...
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How does “favorites” activity notification work?

I don't get how notifications work for the "favorites" tab on my personal page. Others seem to appear only when there has been new activity, but "favorites" just fires up without obvious reasons. I ...
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Where can I post Gadget related issues?

I want to ask a question for comparing Iphone and Android where can I post questions related to that? I have tried to search on Area51 site a proposal related to a gadget related site but the ...
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Is it possible to get StackExchange Inbox Messages send to an IM?

I would like to get fast but unobtrusive notification of news on my questions or answer on the StackExchange Universe. Is there any possibility to get the Notifications send to a IM? Probably a Jabber ...
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Unable to log in on Chromium

I was trying to press the log in button on the top of the math site, and it showed me the “Aw, Snap!” page every time. I tried all alternative sites, including the main login. However, I am still ...
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What drives search rankings on posts (both internal site and Google searches)?

What influences findability on a post? Upvotes Views Asked date Last active time How is this done in the Stack Exchange internal search engine? And how does Google do it? Why is it that when ...
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Is there any StackNotify extension for `Safari` browser?

Is there any StackNotify extension for Safari browser? I have Google Chrome version which is good. Looking for an Safari version?
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Provide more information for Unsung-Hero badge

When we click on Unsung-Hero badge, we see following information Unsung Hero Zero score accepted answers: more than 10 and 25% of total. Next comes list of other users (sorted by recent badge ...
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How to login Stack Overflow using other account?

How to login Stack Overflow using other account? I login with linjuming@gmail.com account of Stack Overflow open id. when I logout and want to login with using my other Stack Overflow open id ...
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Does a Quiz App belong in the Games category on Apptivate.ms

Which category does a Quiz App belong to: In a Knowledge category In a Games Category In a Work Category I have already submitted my app in the apptivate.ms contest. If I change the category then ...
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Tagging questions regarding subjects with long names

How do you tag a question about a namespace (for example, from .NET) whose natural name is longer than the maximum tag length? My specific example was System.DirectoryServices.Protocols from .NET, ...
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Reputation disappearing

I edited three posts yesterday on stackoverflow and got +2 reputation for each. It still says so in my activity record. However when I looked again later, that reputation disappeared. Honestly, all ...
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How to link posts

I posted a question on Stack Overflow which is a follow on from a question I posted a few days earlier. Is there anyway for me to link that previous post to my current post, or do only moderators have ...
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Careers profile timeout

A while ago I used to let my careers profile opened for hours in edit mode. When I refreshed the page, it was still refreshing correctly. Recently, after logging in (using my gmail account), if I ...
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Why do I get notifications about “ghost” answers?

I experienced this 2 or 3 times to me recently : I get notifications in my StackExchange Inbox about answers to questions I asked, however when I go see the question (or follow the link in the ...
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Why is create tag synonyms entry missing from reputation faq

Just noticed that create tag synonyms is missing from additional privileges list of reputation faq. I was just curious to know if is there a reason?
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Close vote disappeared on a question just as I closed it

There is a question on PMSE that I've been watching. It's a shopping question. I planned to close it, but I wanted to give the community some time to catch it in the reviews and take action themselves,...
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Misaligned monospace columns in Firefox

Browsing SO, I often find that my Firefox 15.0.1 on Gentoo Linux will fail to render monospace text exactly as monospace. As I haven't seen letters move when syntax highlighting kicks in, I assume ...
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Stackoverflow Login is not working on FF 15

When I click Login from OPENID on FireFox 15. It shows me that you are logged in. Refresh the Browser. When I do this. I am still not Logged-in. Any one has this same issue? I am asking this question ...
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Merge “area51-discussion” with “area51”

Considering that Area 51 has its own discussion place, which is also its meta site, having area51-discussion and area51 is useless. A discussion about Area 51, is still a discussion, and those ...
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Code in your question was edited… but so was not-code in my question

I got a notification saying Code in your question LINQ to SQL and null values was edited.. However, other aspects of the question were also edited (the title, changing a quote to a code block, tagging,...
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openid ax uses name but not email during account creation

After having created a custom SSO system for my company, I decided to take it for a spin and see how compliant it is. The interop testing at http://test-id.org for attribute exchange passed, so I then ...
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Why my reputation dropped without showing reason in the reputation tab?

On August 21, I had a reputation of 2529 in stackoverflow, and after some time, it dropped to 2527. I thought it as a -1 to my answer. But the reputation tab is not showing anything. What will be the ...
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“Interesting” questions tab became irrelevant

After the recent SOF database migration (was it?), I noticed that the questions that pop up in the "interesting" tab have become very irrelevant. (if irrelevant is the right choice of words). Has it ...
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Moderate old chat messages

I (the room owner) was going to remove stars from an old chat message that no longer appeared in the sidebar. However, I can't find any moderation options either in the full list of starred messages ...
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Why does the “All time” reviewed post counter decrease?

Today, I reviewed low quality posts. I started with 520 reviewed posts, and I ended up with 712 reviewed posts. I checked after few hours, and the counter is now lower. Why does that happens? I ...
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Why did my reputation just change without activities?

More or less one hour ago I had 2475 reputation. Now I find I have 2495, but I have no notifications on reputation tab in my profile. It's good, but why did it happen? Maybe for recent changes in rep ...
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Chrome Rendering Bug

There seems to be a weird rendering bug on Google Chrome 20 Stable. For some reason, everything was fine on the Developer channel but not the Stable channel. =/ And this applies to every beta ...
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Closed community wikis lost RSS feeds?

I noticed that questions and community wikis have RSS feeds, but if a community wiki is closed it don't have RSS feed. For example, this community wiki is open and users can benefit from subscribing ...
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How to get all the tabs for questions

So I was reading this question... What’s the difference between top, interesting, hot, faq and featured questions? I noticed I don't have some of those tabs (like hot or interesting). Do these come ...
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Are new answers supposed to show as notifications as well as inbox messages?

After Sha Dow Wiz Ard's comment on his question I'm wondering if this is intended behaviour. When I received new answers on an Area51 discussion question and a Stack Overflow question I was alerted ...
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Same picture stored twice on sstatic.net

Currently any question on Programmers SE (this for example) page source contains this in the <head>: <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="http://cdn.sstatic.net/programmers/img/apple-touch-...
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Using a book cover in a book review on Blog Overflow

On the Seasoned Advice community blog, we're planning on running a book review this Wednesday. (Its all ready and scheduled in Wordpress). This review is quite positive (though really, that shouldn't ...
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MSO retag request: [beta-phase] and [beta-sites]

There seems to be little de facto difference between MSO's beta-phase and beta-sites tags. I suppose that in theory beta-phase might be more geared to the Area 51 site-launching process while beta-...