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Can't log in to Stack Overflow with ClaimID

As of yesterday, my ClaimID credentials no longer work on Stack Overflow. I get the following error this morning: Unable to log in with your OpenID provider: Error occurred while sending a direct ...
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Why don't I see the bar that shows more text from the question, sometimes?

In the review page, I sometimes don't see the bar that shows more of the question associated to an answer. For example, I was looking at https://english.stackexchange.com/review/first-answers?s=1&...
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Some parts of Stack Overflow do not work, maybe a proxy issue?

I have some parts of stackoverflow.com that do not work (the same is true for meta.stackoverflow.com) on my job computer. These parts were working some time ago and they are right now working well ...
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The history of the past user names shows the change caused by a account merge: Is this the desired effect?

I noticed that the history of the past names reports also the name changes caused by merging accounts. I would expect it should show only the name changes done from the user; I imagine the purpose of ...
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Is it possible to make a question feed that covers a whole site excluding certain tags?

Over on The Bridge, badp created a separate feed for MW3 and Skyrim questions so we give them special attention. You know, because of this thing. Now, MW3 and Skyrim questions are already in the ...
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Is there a posting style and conventions section?

My posts are OK by the FAQ, but people (including me) don't like how they look when they come out. I have not seen a conventions and style page to help format posts for Stack Overflow. Is there one?...
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RSS feed or e-mail of activity across all my Stack Exchange accounts

I want to see all edits, comments and answers directed at me or made to my comments, answers and questions. How can I do this with an RSS feed or e-mail service? I would like for these notifications ...
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Why does the careers site not list anyone in New Zealand?

I've set my profile to actively looking. But I seem to be invisible. I feel very lonely over here :-) Edit: Got my invite - thanks.
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Anyone else have sporadic problems posting answers?

It seems like over the last week about 1 in 10 answers I go to post error out. It will spin for about 30-60 seconds and then goes to an empty page at: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7448734/...
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Why has the Data Explorer the Beta Offline page?

The Data Explorer does have the Beta-Offline page. Does it generally just lack it or was that an oversight? And I'm nearly 100% sure this is a duplicate, but I can't find it.
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Dropdowns binded to different events

This is tiny question about current header dropdowns implementation. Just curious So, why is it so? Not a big deal, but really interesting.
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Why I am unable to login to Stack Overflow with my Yahoo OpenID?

For past few weeks I haven't been able login to Stack Overflow with my Yahoo ID. When I click on the Yahoo logo to log in I get this error: Error 111 (net::ERR_TUNNEL_CONNECTION_FAILED): Unknown ...
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The notification message saying that one of my answers have been migrated keeps to be shown

I keep getting a message about an answer of mine that have been migrated: All the times I go to Stack Overflow, the message appears again, even if I click on the closing button. I also tried clicking ...
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Does the “Copy the login credentials …” button copy to the stackexchange.com site?

The reason why I'm asking this is: I've got two openids associated with my accounts. I do have a third one which I did use in the past, before SE became an openid provider. On all of my accounts, I'...
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Why doesn't CTRL+K work around list/code conflicts?

Ordered List and Code Formatting Conflict contains a nice workaround for code/list conflicts. Why doesn't CTRL+K always inject a hidden HTML comment just in case this conflicts occurs? UPDATE: I don'...
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Error on flagging posts, after browser update

Have just tried flagging a post (actually tried 3 different ones) but I keep getting an error dialog on submission An error occurred during submission I did just update my browser to FF4 if that ...
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Open ID and Wordpress Self hosted blog

I recently moved my blog to Linode and Open ID on SO and other meta sites seems broken. SO says, No OpenID endpoint found. So, I tested my open id on http://test-id.org and it responded with a totally ...
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Strange behaviour with the Stack Exchange network while on VPN

Sometimes while on my office VPN, I am not able to access any of the Stack Exchange sites, while I am able to access everything else. This happens once in a while, not everytime. When it happens, I ...
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Number of flagged posts for a user in the user profile shown in a meta site

If I look at a user profile shown in a meta site where I am a moderator, should I see a link to the page listing the questions/answers posted by the user and that have been flagged (in the case there ...
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Why do some sites notify me of favourite changes while others don't?

Also, what happened to this feature? It doesn't even appear on MSO any more, unless I'm looking in the wrong place.
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Yearling Badge calculation not working on my Meta profile

I've read the other questions about receiving the Yearling badge, but none seem to fit my question. I have been a member for 1 year and 8 months at this point, and currently have rep of 216 and yet I ...
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Toolbar missing when asking and editing questions

My toolbar is missing on StackOverflow when I ask or edit a question. It is fine for Meta, Superuser and ServerFault. This is only happening in Firefox (I checked in IE and it was there). I have ...
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Please merge my unregistered account

I have found many threads here asking for the merging of unregistered accounts. I am currently in the same situation. I would like to request that a moderator merge all my accounts tied to my email ...
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CSS to shrink the giant SE site headers?

Several of the new StackExchange sites have rather large site headers, and some people have asked if it could be changed, to improve usability on small devices. Although I'm not a CSS guru, it seems ...
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Unable to login using openid.org openid provider

Reason: openid.org's SSL cert has expired as of Sept. 17 2010. I have tried to reach openid.org a few times but no use. My SO account is unreachable. Now I have some interested employers sending me ...
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Improve the speed of message/comment notifications?

Hard to know for sure, but I've been noticing that I'm not getting notifications for new messages, comments in a timely manner (15+ hours?)
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Can I merge stackoverflow accounts?

I made a stackoverflow account associated with an OpenID last year, and posted a few things. Recently I tried to log back in and had forgotten my password, so I've been posting as an unregistered ...
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Can't get a question to post because of tag issue

Trying to post a question but the tag field empties everything I put into it, and I put in suggested tags when it wouldn't accept 'r'.
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I can't edit the Access tag wiki

At least once or twice a day someone asks a question about Microsoft Access using the access tag. However the much more accepted tag is ms-access. I've edited the ms-access wiki tag as I have ...
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Where would I ask a question about screenshot automation?

I am searching for a solution that makes an automated screenshot of an AJAX-heavy page 10 seconds after it loaded. But Stack Overflow doesn't seem to be the right site for the question: Static caching ...
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The scope of JavaScript datatypes related question

I need to know the scope of the follwoing question in the stackexchange network, I am not sure about its relevancy to Stack Overflow: I am not able to understand how could undefined and null are ...
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Can login with two different emails

I did not find any solution on the web so I am asking here (I hope it is the right place). I can somehow log in from two different emails. I removed the one I don't need, however, when I login each ...
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Geolocation statistics

I assume that geolocation statistics for a given site -- i.e. statistics about the countries from which users and/or readers visit a site -- might be known to SE. But would it be true to say that it ...
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What does the “help post localization backfill” automatic deletion reason mean?

I noticed this question (10k-only) that was apparently deleted by Community more than five years after it was originally deleted, but no events (neither undeletion nor anything else) have occurred ...
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Code snippet has a different behavior on Chrome when running in modal or post

I am using Chrome on a Mac, and noticed that some snippets were not working as expected. The interesting part is that when you edit the snippet (on the modal) they run fine; but when you run the ...
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Why were the tab buttons on the homepage changed to sentence case from lowercase?

I noticed that the tabs on the homepage (active, featured, etc.) were made "Sentence case" as part of the redesigning efforts. Previously, they were all lowercase. Before: (taken from site without ...
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iOS app renders posts with extra blank lines

Sometimes I post or edit in the iOS app and then see that it displays with many extra blank lines. Is there a way to avoid that or edit it out after the fact? Below is a screenshot of the way this ...
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Where does a question about intended usage of a programming tool or feature go?

Where does a question like "what's the intended usage of <feature name>?" should go? To give you a quick description, a tool that gives flexibility to do something usually translates into ...
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Reverse chronological order with user:me?

In Viewing all my questions from Android app, I received the answer that I can view my posts in reverse chronological order by typing user:me at the top in the search box for an SE site. BUT the ...
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Markup Bold doesn't work in chrome

As seen in this image below, bold in markdown is not working. Below, the lines "What I want" and "What I've tried" should be bold. For instance, this is not bold for me. It looks slightly different, ...
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Where can I ask about the materials that make an indoors piece of furniture/device?

My question would be "What are the glowing hands of a clock made of?" Where I ask about clocks with self luminance (even without the presence of a battery). Is there an appropriate site on Stack ...
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Can't log in StackAuth claiming LocalStorage disabled

I'm using debian/jessie and chromium browser. Chat.stackexchange.com has two keys in LocalStorage (chat:crosstab and chat:icc2). I've never disabled LocalStorage on any site/domain basis. BTW, this ...
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Where to ask about legal PDF Fillable Forms use?

Where is the best place to ask the question below? Based on Where can I ask about Software Licenses/Licensing? I tried Programmers but they don't want it. Naturally I'm partial to inside the Stack ...
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List off-topic sub-topics in flag posts documentation

Could you add an enumeration of the "off-topic" flag options to https://stackoverflow.com/help/privileges/flag-posts? I didn't realize that (unintuitively) buried at that third level was an option I ...
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Merge Data Explorer accounts with defunct OpenID provider

I've lost access to this account: http://data.stackexchange.com/users/46/quassnoi because I was using now defunct quassnoi.myopenid.com to authorize on it and never added other OpenId providers. ...
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Can't comment on Android app

A few hours ago I installed the Stack Exchange app to ask a question over at Android Enthusiasts. When I recieve an answer, I open the app to comment and the app gives me this notification: You have ...
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Many abruptly available reopen votes

I have just noticed that we have had 25 reopen votes in the review queue all of a sudden. I was doing reviews, it was zero when it got bumped all. I am wondering why this may have happened. See the ...
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Being notified that I have to log in when editing the logged in account

I just created a new account via gmail integration and I'm having problems editing my own information. I recovered my account and logged out then back in and when I log in I am not prompted for a ...
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Edit link broken for a question

I asked this: What is the semantic for the modulo operator x % y, when y is 0? And the edit link below the question is: Edit link When I press it, I get a 'Page not Found' error. Why? Notes: ...
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Escaping wiki markup in the title

The wiki markup parser is very confused about the title of Line-comment in XML — one other than <!— .. -->. The title ends in <!, so the last part gets stripped in some contexts. Some pairs of ...