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Questions tagged [support]

You need help with the use of one or more of the site's features.

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What should I do if I miss-created a tag with a typo?

I've just created a question and tried to add a tag "cubical-type-theory", but my keyboard is problematic and causes the tag to be "cubical--type-theory" (with an unexpected ...
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Can my question be undeleted?

I recently accidentally deleted a question about data structures, but I have insufficient reputation on this site to see deleted questions and so I don't have the ability to undelete it. Would it be ...
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A bug or intentional reputation reduction?

I noticed an issue: when I down voted an answer, my reputation also decreased by 1. I don't understand why? Please help me. Here's the screenshot:
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How can I format the algorithm better inside a question?

I would like to write a pseduocode inside a post with latex, how can I format it. For example in the question: How to find the interior convex polytope with the maximal volume given a set of 3D points?...
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CSTheory or CS for a question on the existence of a specific research topic?

I want to ask if there exists someone who is working on the definition of a strictly more powerful formalism than the Turing Machine. Is this question on a research level? Should I ask it on CSTheory ...
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Can I ask for recommendations of further reading?

I am a 16 year-old learning computing in school. It is something I'd love to pursue, both academically and as a career. I was wondering if it would be appropriate for me to ask on this site for ...
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Why don't three T*'s (T*T*T*) appear if I type three of them after each other in a question or comment field?

I don't know if this is the appropriate place to ask, but when I type three T*'s directly after each other the following string of symbols appears: TTT* (I typed three T*'s). What's the cause of this? ...
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Is this a correct community to ask ontology related questions?

I have a term regarding knowledge representation in information systems and I'd like to know where to place my questions regarding ontology in business processes.
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moderator privilege abuse

I have a question about my Computer Science Stack Exchange post: Deep DFS traverse on graph The moderator D.W. abuses his power to lock my account for 7 days and removed all my points. The only ...
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Let moderators edit /help/dont-ask

The help center page “What types of questions should I avoid asking?” is linked from a few places where people occasionally find it, including: the help center page “What topics can I ask about here?”...
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Can't close a question that's a duplicate of one on another site

It appears that the system won't let me close this question, since it's a dupe of one on another site. Sure, I could flag it for mod attention, but is there a reason from on high? [It occurs to me ...
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No Computer Science link in the footer!

If you look at the footer of the pages there is a list of SE sites. Under Science we see Mathematics, Cross Validated, Theoretical Computer Science, Physics, MathOverflow, Chemistary, Biology, but not ...
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Using LaTeX in posts creates superfluous | symbols

I found that using LaTeX on profile/posts on my profile there is '|' in last of every line. Can you help me to correct these error, please?
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Suspicious activity: what's the best course of action?

Recently, we've been getting huge numbers of posts from similar-looking accounts about C programming. These users have now started answering their questions and upvoting each other: for example, this ...
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There is no ethic in OPs delete my user [closed]

It is obvious for me: answers are not representative of a community because censorship of operators. Delete my account.
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Can I ask competitive programming questions?

I often stuck on some competitive programming problems. I don't know a good place to ask my question. If my issue is about the algorithm to use not the implementation, can I ask my question here? How ...
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Is there a short way to reference a question in the comments?

When writing a comment, is there a short-way to make a hyperlink to a question, without copying and pasting its address (or its title + address)? For instance, in order to refer to question #74, ...
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Delete answered negative voted question

This is the concerned question. The question has a negative score. So, it implies that the question is not valuable/worthy of being on the site [ I obviously disagree - moreover I got the answer ...
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I posted a not very good question. After learning more, I managed to make a better question. What should I do with the former?

Initially, I posted this question regarding evolutional computing. I knew it could be better phrased, but I couldn't figure out how, so I posted it that way. Later on, after an answer, some comments ...
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How to accept an answer of a question that has answered in comment

I do not know whether it's a good way to ask this question, But I do not find any other way to contact the moderators. How can I accept an answer to a question that has answered in a comment. I have ...
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Question ban warning, while I have never asked a question on CS

I have no question or answere on this site; today as I was going to ask my first question I received this message on the question form: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received,...
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Need help in being able to write the Questions in a more mathematical manner [duplicate]

Can someone please tell me how do I write comments involving mathematical techniques as it appears in text books. Say for eg. I wish to write summation of q_i over all integral values of i as it would ...
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Graduation and privileges

I noticed that most of the privileges for graduated sites require higher reps than for beta sites. While this makes sense to me for a number of reasons, will it then mean that upon CS.SE's eventual ...
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Examples of how to use the site evaluation to improve the site?

We just completed our Aug 2014 site evaluation: Let's get critical: Aug 2014 Site Self-Evaluation. It looks like every question got between 20 and 25 votes one way or another. Most of the voters ...
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Closing as duplicate without linking

Often times when questions are closed as duplicate, they are simply stated as such and no other information is given. Why is there no procedure for linking to the question that has been duplicated ...
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How do you report rude answers?

In the main Stack Overflow site there's a flag through which we can report obsolete or non-constructive or rude comments, or various options on questions and answers, to contact a moderator. In this ...
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Migration request

My question haven't been answered, even after I set a bounty, no new answers been added. Pleas migrate it to Programers.
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Editing a question that is “on-hold”

TL;DR: Is my inability to edit my on-hold question a bug (perhaps related to the fact that I am a new user following migration of the question)? My on-hold question has a note at the bottom that says ...
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Withdrawing flags

Is there any way to withdraw flags? This answer was auto-flagged as low quality because of its length. When I viewed the flag, the system only showed the textual part of the answer and not the ...
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How come duplicate questions show up in the sidebar?

In this question the "Related" sidebar contains this. But that question was marked (rightly so) as duplicate on November 28, 2013 (3 months ago, so there isn't the excuse that it was selected before ...
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Vanished comment

I recently made a comment in response to another comment on the answer to this question. I just noticed that both had vanished and was wondering why. Is this perhaps a bug or is there another ...
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How should I react to serial downvoting?

Today someone went thru all my questions and downvoted theme. I got notification about 16 of my questions been downvoted here and few there. It happened after VZN asked me to vote for him in the ...
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How to flag a question for migration to another SE site?

I just wanted to flag this question for migration to another SE site (if anywhere I think it belongs on SuperUser) but the flagging wizard won't let me do it. Why can't I select my own SE site to ...
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Electorate badge. Did I qualify for the badge?

For the electorate badge it states: Voted on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions So for my votes I currently (12/8/13) have 627 Votes Cast 361 question Now if my math ...
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Where can I share great resources I come across?

Say I am studying a particular topic (CS theory) for my work/otherwise and I come across a great resource on the topic. Is this site a good place to share the resource (link/ppt/pdf), or maybe you can ...
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What is the exact difference between CS and theoretical CS SE sites?

What is the exact difference between Computer Science and theoretical Computer Science StackExchange sites? Does Computer Science really mean Applied Computert Science?
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Long answer, lots of edits required, now afraid to edit because of community wiki

I answered this question, and subsequently made 10 edits, turning it into a community wiki. I then flagged it for moderator attention, and ownership was returned to me, but now I am worried about ...
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Closing as duplicate

Question A is a clear duplicate of Question B, which has already been put on hold. (OK, at least A has responded to the "What did you try?" type questions.) However, if you try to ...
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When will CS.SE graduate?

The site has been up for almost more than 2 years. All statistics seems to be reasonably good. The flow of good questions and answers seems to be steady. The need for the site is also clear. ...
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Is it possible to draw a matrix with SE mark down?

I wanted to know if it possible to draw a matrix with math tags. I googled and also read 'formatting help', but couldn't find any info. I wanted to edit this question. I think its not possible, but I ...
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How to handle spam

What is spam? I saw a spam post, what should I do? I saw a spam edit, what should I do? How can I help fight spam most effectively?
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Is it possible to block reputation increments

Is it possible to block a user's reputation increase when he is upvoted, or on any other event? On what basis could it be done and by whom? I searched info on this without success. I understand from ...
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An strange , spontaneous edit done to a question

I asked a question that was a bit hard to explain , so I had to edit it with every comment on it. I noticed that in one of my edits (edit #13), I have somehow reverted all of the previous edits. If ...
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A guide to moderating Computer Science Stack Exchange yourself — close voting

We've had complaints in the past that too many questions were closed by moderators. And as the site grows, we have more questions in need of closing. We have a growing number of users who can cast ...
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How do I subscribe to weekly newsletter?

I have subscribed to weekly newsletter of SO & Mathematica, but I don't see such option is CS forum. Is there any to know best questions of the week ?
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Closed questions listed as “Possibly related”?

When looking at a question, at the right I see related ones. But often folling one of the links leads me to closed questions, and I understand that that means that the question isn't (very) relevant. ...
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What is stopping Computer Science from graduating? [duplicate]

I was wondering what are the criteria where we are lacking before we go full public/graduate. The term "critical mass" is used often but is not properly defined. From the FAQs and other questions, it ...
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How to avoid long comment threads for discussion with new members?

I recently got into a really long comment thread with a new member, in this post. It was eventually locked by Gilles, because we are not supposed to use comment threads for discussions. I actually ...
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Viewing single answers in math-heavy threads takes too long

MathJax is applied from top to bottom. That is often okay, but in cases like this one it disrups the experience; you have to wait quite a while (depending on your CPU) until a lower-ranked answer (you ...
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How to subscribe an RSS feed for the whole forum?

I started to organize new posts for SE with an RSS feeder. Since there are not that many post for SE.CS I would like to subscribe to a feed that contains all questions. I know how to do this for ...