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I need to ground my laptop so it doesnt shock me

Iam from Pakistan and here homes typically dont have grounding installed, wall outlets have 2 holes, local appliances come with 2 pin plugs, nuetral and hot/live, when i connect my laptop to my second ...
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If my suggested edit is canceled, there should not be a notice saying my edit is rejected

When I suggested an edit in Mathematics Stack Exchange, my suggested edit was canceled due to “This edit conflicted with a subsequent edit.” Due to my canceled edit, when I click “edit” on any ...
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Why are some images rendered correctly and some aren't

Since yesterday(?), I noticed that some images show just fine but some don't on the Stack Exchange sites. For example, the uploaded image of this question on Cross Validated is shown like this (the ...
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How is the period of suspension for suspended accounts determined? [duplicate]

I happened to come across the (suspended) account of former Stack Exchange contributor Ron Maimon. The header to his user page reads: “This account is temporarily suspended network-wide. The ...
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Preparing for the company to breach the terms of the CC-BY-SA license [closed]

I am expecting that at some point in the future and possibly quite soon, the company will breach the terms of the CC-BY-SA licence that I grant to them as a content creator. As is my right, when this ...
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"more hot questions" link is broken

When I visit a question, and then try to use the 'more hot questions' link in the sidebar, it doesn't work as advertised. Hovering over it shows me the URL of the post I'm currently on, and clicking ...
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Site Recommendation: Q&A for campers, RVs, camper vans and any Home on Wheels [duplicate]

Summarize the problem Information regarding van conversion and repairing, building and improving on our home on wheels is too spread out on the internet e.g. YouTube, blogs, Facebook groups different ...
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Help center suggests requesting disassociation of content prior to deleting your account

I was perusing the help center articles and found How do I delete all my contributions? I found this line: However, we can offer one option instead: you may contact us and request that we ...
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Why do some comment replies using the @username convention fail to work? [closed]

When I reply to a comment, I try to follow the @username convention. It almost always works fine. But sometimes it doesn’t work: i.e., I have to type out the username because it fails to appear in an ...
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How can I search for tags with that include a specified string in their Usage Guidance?

I would like to search for all tags (on Stack Overflow) that include some specific string in the Usage Guidance portion of their Tag Wiki. How can I do that? Specifically I would like to search for ...
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read-only mode activated for me but seemingly it is not a maintenance thing

last night I was on Islam.stackexchange that I was suddenly logged-off by the site, and a bar appeared at the top saying: This site is currently in read-only mode. We’ll return with full ...
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Why do my questions keep getting downvoted? [closed]

Ref: Is it possible to demote "master" to a sub-branch (with its entire structure) and create a new master? I have noticed that my last few questions both get edited and downvoted. That ...
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Is the company selling our Personal Information or not?

While once again reviewing the Data Request page looking for an answer to my ignored concerns, I stumbled on the current revision of the Privacy Policy page. In its first paragraph the policy reads: ...
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2024 WeAreDevelopers Event Summary

Earlier today, Prashanth Chandrasekar, CEO of Stack Overflow, presented at the 2024 WeAreDevelopers World Congress in Berlin. A key takeaway is that Community is and will always be at the center of ...
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Double quotes incorrectly encoded in flag resolution tooltip

When moderator adds custom description to the processed flag, such text is visible as a tooltip on post's flag page (link for staff to reproduce the issue): In case of double quotes they're rendered ...
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In which case(s) are the uploaded animated gifs being resized?

I read: The limitations are mostly imposed by third-party systems we use during the image upload process, and also when resizing animated gifs. [Troy Gould] In which case(s) are uploaded animated ...
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Open letter: the July 2024 question quality survey is a dead end

I recently received an email from "Jeff // Stack Overflow" (no relation), containing a link to a survey. Before the survey was an email address, and an invitation to send feedback to it. … ...
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Are questions asking about a standard way of doing things automatically an opinion based question? [closed]

I come across a lot of questions asking if there is a standard way of doing things. 98.7% (Google search query: site:stackoverflow.com "opinion-based" standards) of these questions are ...
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Change "Hot Network Questions" to "Trending Network Questions"?

The word Hot in Hot Network Questions feels like it carries a sexual connotation. Should the phrase Hot Network Questions be changed to Trending Network Questions? Do you think the latter is more ...
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Using "and" in the search field always does a regular search instead of a tag search

Background on searching There are two search types one can perform: Tag search Only returns questions when searching for tags, like [tag-a] [tag-b] which gives results of questions that have both ...
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Area 51-- Can't receive Email Verifications [duplicate]

I can't receive email for verification in Area 51 after repeated attempts of clicking.
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Moderator Agreement notice disappeared without dismissing it

There was a banner with a new moderator agreement information. I didn't dismiss it (and I didn't yet accepted new Agreement), but it has disappeared now. Is it expected behavior? Actually I'm waiting ...
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I want to force a change of my Stack Overflow profile name [closed]

I want to forcefully change my profile name in Stack Overflow, I don't want to wait 30 days: My account has had a lot of problems recently, and several accounts have suddenly been merged together. I ...
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What's the rationale behind placing a limit on uploaded gifs in terms of pixels? (instead of bytes or frame dimensions)

I read: Image uploads are limited to 50 megapixels; please use a smaller image What's the rationale behind placing a limit on uploaded gifs in terms of pixels? (instead of bytes or frame dimensions)
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Why was an answer partially made using AI to make the point that you shouldn't use AI deleted?

My answer to a recent MSE question was deleted by a moderator a few hours ago. I have posted the screenshots below for those below 10,000 reputation. Yes, part of it did technically use AI to generate ...
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We are offline (or were) [duplicate]

Main meta seemed to be unavailable for a few seconds just now. It's happened for very short periods occasionally on refresh that the page goes to the : We are offline. And a referral link to the ...
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Do I own and retain all rights (copyright) to all the content posted on my profile page? [duplicate]

Does the 'public Network' include content on the profile page such as the profile picture and display name? Does the answer to Do I have to give attribution to SO when using my own content elsewhere? ...
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Url protocol should not be required for image links

It is possible to write links without specifying the protocol, in this manner: [This is a reference-style link][some-link] [This is an inline-style link](//stackexchange.com) [some-link]: //...
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In today's era where artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly ubiquitous, what significance does a Q&A website still hold? [duplicate]

We can ask AI (like Chat GPT) for answers to almost any question. It usually provides multi-faceted and correct answers, and always remains calm. Especially for knowledge-based questions, AI has ...
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Unfollow doesn't work anymore [duplicate]

If I try to unfollow a post, this message appears: and the "Following" remains: I tried on both https://tex.stackexchange.com/ and https://unix.stackexchange.com/.
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I can accept my own answer without waiting for 48 hours. If I retract the accept vote, it shows an error message [duplicate]

I accidentally accepted my own answer at The “View all” community buttons in the Community user's site profiles link to a server error page. When I accepted my own answer, I was shocked. Here it ...
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Error message “User has already voted this way. Undo the vote, or change the vote to continue” when trying to retract a delete vote [duplicate]

There is an existing question about the same error but when trying to unfollow: Error message “User has already voted this way. Undo the vote, or change the vote to continue” when unfollowing posts. ...
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Can users with sufficient reputation get free ChatGPT Plus accounts?

I'm just going to put this out there, with no real idea how it'll be received but... Question: Can users with sufficient reputation get free ChatGPT Plus accounts? In particular: Stack Exchange is ...
Rebecca J. Stones's user avatar
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People using comments to answer questions [duplicate]

I have been noticing new questions often have answers in the comments instead of the answer list. What is the rationale behind this? I have seen this with users that have a lot of reputation too, so ...
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Saves’ private notes has some escaped HTML on sites where I'm a moderator

There’s a bug with the private notes for Saves, but I can only manage to reproduce it on the site on which I'm a moderator. This does not happen on sites where I'm not a moderator. On Music.SE, go to ...
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Edge case where upon automatic page refresh after deleting saves list, listing in left col still shows that list

Repro steps: Save some post "A" to a new list "foo" Save another post "B" and click "manage" (leave the dialog open) In another tab, go to saves page, open &...
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Brand new user not shown as new contributor [duplicate]

A brand new user posted a question on Server Fault today.  The question was migrated to Unix & Linux Stack Exchange. The user is brand new on Server Fault and Unix & Linux: ... but was not ...
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Error message “User has already voted this way. Undo the vote, or change the vote to continue” when undoing certain actions

There seems to be a bug where unfollowing posts, unaccepting an answer, and retracting (un)deletion votes gives this message: User has already voted this way. Undo the vote, or change the vote to ...
Тyma Gaidash's user avatar
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Where can I ask this question about managing Git servers?

I have the following question that I've already attempted to ask on Software Engineering SE and Stack Overflow, but both were closed. Where can I ask this question? I'm planning to manage a cluster ...
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Announcing a change to the data-dump process

Please note: We usually avoid posting on Fridays, but with the data dump scheduled for the end of July, we wanted to share this information with the community as soon as possible. We will monitor this ...
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Moving the cursor on a link changes the text layout in the Stacks Editor

Moving the cursor on a link changes the text layout in the Stacks Editor. Example: Tested with Chrome + Windows 10.
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How can a user with no activity make a 5-year-old Stack Overflow question "active"?

A 5-year old question on Stack OverFlow, Page Navigation not working on the final for loop iteration, is currently showing as "Active" (AND displays at the top of the list) under the tag &...
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If an answer has a limitation, is it considered an incomplete answer and therefore should be deleted? Or is an answer has a limitation a valid answer?

From the automatic review comment: Post Answer button should be used only for complete answers to the question. If an answer has a limitation, is it considered an incomplete answer and therefore ...
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Google login popup covers login area on mobile

I recently had to change my password, which led me to log into the site on mobile, which I haven’t had to do in a while. I noticed that the “Sign in with Google” completely covers the regular login ...
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Why don't you just based on the tags categorize a question onto the right substackoverflow site? [duplicate]

Same thing for duplicates and etc.. Why is it not existing or AUTOMATED. Do we have time to to research if the next possible duplicate is exactly the same question or not. I google it if i don't see a ...
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WebP image thumbnails are unexpectedly converted to JPG format

I noticed a bug where the thumbnail versions of uploaded WebP images are being converted to JPG format. For example, you might have an image at https://i.sstatic.net/12345.webp. However, when the ...
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Page jumps to top when inline editing question and answers simultaneously

As someone who likes to inline edit both question and all answers at the same time to reduce multiple bumping, I noticed since recently that the page jumps to the top when the question is currently on ...
Meta Andrew T.'s user avatar
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Bumping someone else's old question with no answers [duplicate]

I recently had an oddly specific question that happened to be asked on math.stackexchange about 11 years ago, with no answers (Automorphisms of a lattice and changing to a nicer $\mathbb{Z}$-base). Is ...
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Why does my reputation go down after a user self-deleted the question I posted an answer to? [duplicate]

I'm relatively new to Stack Overflow and managed to earn some reputation in little over a week by posting good answers. Today, I found that my reputation was lowered by 45 points (almost one-third of ...
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The body textarea behaves very strangely in Edge

I've used Stack Overflow from Firefox and Chrome for many years, Chrome most recently. Due to some problems with my laptop and other annoying details I won't go into, I'm now forced to use Edge. I'm ...
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