Questions tagged [support]

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

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Is it frowned upon to accept answers in bulk?

I usually wait a week to accept an answer on any of my questions-- and by that I mean I always forget to go back and accept answers on all of my questions. I just went to like 10-20 of my questions ...
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What's the easiest way to get a link directly to an answer?

I can get the link to a question by hovering the cursor over its title. What's the smart way to get a direct link to one of the answers? The only way I know is to go to the user's page and hunt for ...
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Is there a way to prevent a question from being eligible for Hot Network Questions?

So I found a comment to an old Space.SE question that made an odd claim. The claim seems far-fetched yet strangely compelling. At the time, Organic Marble responded citation needed which made me ...
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Formatting chemical formulae

In this answer I tried to improve the formatting of chemical formulae using the method I learned from Chemistry SE, but it backfired (and yes, that's especially bad in space exploration). Without ...
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What fraction of my questions have accepted answers? How can I find out?

I have a lot of questions here and a great majority have answers, and for a great majority of those an answer has been accepted. Is it possible for someone to figure out what fraction of my questions ...
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Who moved my parent site from Space.SE to another site?

I thought I was the only one able to do this? Someone moved me from Here to Physics.SE where I was suspended preventing me from chatting here and everywhere for a year. This is not right?? Can you as ...
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Please undelete answer, I would like to edit and make it viable

The following answer has good information but it worded very contentiously: https://space.stackexchange.com/a/33567/472 I would like to edit the answer as I feel that it has very relevant information ...
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The Pod Bay used to show tweets, now it doesn't seem to for me, why?

In The Obervatory it looks like this: but in The Pod Bay it's only a url. I think the Pod Bay used to show tweets as tweet-like, just like it shows photos of Matt Damon even when you don't want ...
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What is going on with these Mars questions with female astronauts?

In past about 5 days I have seen almost 6 to 7 Female on Mars questions. Which feels like a lot of repeatation. How do we prevent or deal with these kind of questions?
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How to cross post a question correctly?

In this question one of the comments said the question below should be in Worldbuilding.SE. From what I understand it is a place where writers go to ask questions. Still not sure really but it is not ...
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What is a good reason to have many comments?

When is it ok to have extended comments? I have a question that has many valuable comments and don't want them to disappear into chat. Why are to many comments frowned on again? I would like to ...
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Is this question to access a logo of a space related organization on topic here?

Is the following question on topic here? I find the Zero G logo with the scientist experiencing zero gravity and stars in background deeply inspiring and would like to use for private purposes (e.g....
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Why does this question appear to have faded?

For the last fourteen hours, one question appears (at least on my screen) to have faded in the list of question. The phenomenon is durable against reloading, clearing browser, etc. What does this ...
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I was awarded chat privialages but can't chat?

Why can I not chat after getting chat privileges? Does getting suspended from physic se prevent me from chatting here?
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Why does “last seen” time not agree with time of last edit?

I noticed and edit made about 1 hour ago and left a comment about it, then I checked the user profile and it says last seen 15 hours ago. Does "last seen" not include edits to others' posts? Screen ...
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Duplicate in part? Solved

I had a question that had a part of it that included the duplicate, but it mostly was not a duplicate. Can it be reversed if it was mistaken? I was not voted on hold but moderator put it on hold. I ...
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I have a question on hold, shall I completely rephrase it or ask another one?

I have a question Would NASA be financially self-sufficient if it could keep revenues from patents? which was put on hold because it seems to be opinion based. To me the question is pretty ...
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My question has been marked as a dupe but isn't one

I'm complaining about the "duping" of this one which I posted at Space Exploration, last night: Wouldn't it be better to leave Earth less dramatically? The people who marked it as a dupe are wrong, ...
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May I be forgiven and ask questions for Christmas?

I asked to many low quality questions, got a question block and wander if it is in the power of the moderators here to lift blocks? I will make sure my next question is a good one.
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How long does a question ban last here in my case?

I have posted to many questions that was not high quality. What else can I do to earn to privilege back other than revising my posts? Some of them are as good as I can make them for now.
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Did you mean: satellit altitud

Any ideas where this might be coming from? No, why would you think such a thing you silly goose?
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Is the SXSE review queue (and new reputation indicator) now broken?

With the old header, the review queue flags were active and often overstated what was currently in need of attention for a given user. Since the new header, I've now never seen a notice of things in ...
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More up votes then down votes and still unable to ask new questions?

I understand that down votes equal privilege being suspended. I have a positive on the total up votes and refined questions but still cannot ask new questions. Is there a minimum up vote count per ...
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Do i.stack.imgur.com PNGs and GIFs ever expire?

The GIF at https://i.stack.imgur.com/cdkOW.gif is linked here and here but now doesn't work. If I look at the same file name like this ...
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Are there ways to make posts with images better for low connect speed users? Does the spoiler feature help?

I have a comment/suggestion below this question which contains two animated GIF images that are 1.2 and 1.6 MB in size. please put animated and heavyweight images under a spoiler or something... ...
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Easiest way to get a list of tags for which I've bee the first user? Algorithmically if possible!

I have created >several tags without sufficient documentation. As far as I know there's no easy way for me to get a list of tags by creator (a mod here may have told me that, I can't remember where or ...
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Is there a way to embed interactive planetary maps in stackexchange?

In the question Any newer information on the Mars-3 landing site since early 2013? I have pasted a screenshot of an interactive Google map of Mars with a landmark indicating the area covered by an ...
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What prevents me from seeing this close vote in review?

I understand that the review queues sometimes generate numbers of items to be reviewed up in the "dashboard area" that are false. This case is the opposite, a question with a close vote, but I don't ...
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How does the bounty auto-award work?

This just happened here. What are the precise rules with which the auto-awarding algorithm operates?
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Any way to award a second +100 bounty to a second answer to the same question?

I've awarded a +100 bounty to this answer. but there is a second answer that uses a different approach to the derivation that I find equally helpful, and I would ...
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When I reject a suggested edit from a new user for “harm” and leave an explanation, does the user see the explanation?

When I reject a suggested edit from a new user veteran SE user (and moderator on other sites) for "harm" and leave an explanation, does the user see the explanation? See this comment on this question....
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How to use a link to a location on a page which seems to include spaces?

In this question I want to link to the "Loading Auxiliary Files" subsection of this JPL document. If I click it there - within the table of contents, it jumps to the correct location. However, the ...
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Who has the ability to delete other people's comments

There was a bit of a thread of comments on an answer I had posted to a question (here for reference). There was a bit of a rude exchange in the comments but it had come to an end (I think). Some of ...
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Comments cleanup please!

The following question had the OP pollute all the answers with irrelevant comments, which grew into quite a mess with replies: What are the most serious injuries that astronauts have suffered while ...
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Do all tags have associated tag badges?

I tried to look at my progress towards a space-shuttle tag badge but there does not seem to be one for that. Are they manually created? Or am I missing something?
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How best to ensure my question will not “get migrated” to World Building?

I've just asked a question here that is at the edge of the on-topic envelope. I don't want it to "get migrated" to World Building because then (I think) I would have to join in order to regain control ...
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How to find out what the “ recent activity” is on a question if it doesn't show up in dates?

I noticed an old question of mine had recent activity. It showed up near the top of the list of questions (when I was viewing while logged out). But when I looked at the question, I couldn't figure ...
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Activate Language Sensitive Highlighting for code/script blocks?

In this question (edit: and this question and increasingly many others) I have added a short python script as a code block (all lines indented by four spaces). In stackoverflow, adding the Tag ...
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How to show this particular tweeted (GIF?) in a question? - trouble downloading

This is a cool video/GIF/moving image of a satellite transiting the moon as seen from the Royal observatory. I don't understand exactly what I'm looking at from a web point of view - if I try to ...
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Necessary to edit a question to show it's not a duplicate, or is a comment sufficient?

My question was marked as an "exact duplicate" of another question. I feel it is different in two important ways and I've left a comment to that effect. But then I read the duplicate message more ...
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Confusion in creating a tag

I recently attempted to create a new tag and a corresponding description for it. Not every step was clear to me and, whilst I think I simply did it wrong, I'd like to check the process before I ...
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…And then there was silence… (to our esteemed CMs)

TildalWave has quit his moderator's position. Our esteemed CMs were quick to clean up the details of his resignation and chat transcripts, but are obviously playing the Cunctator when it comes to ...
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HTTPS forbidden on meta?

I often use a system that wants to block selective statements that I send out. Not sure why, but it's a work system, go figure... I've found that going to the site in HTTPS will prevent such filtering ...
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Does a sandbox page exist?

I am eager to try some some types of formatting, like in-line code, image customization, HTML support and a lot of other things to improve my posts. Does Stack Exchange have a sandbox page where I can ...
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Rescaling a picture when editing a post

Is there any simple way of changing the dimensions of a picture when adding it to a post? (Other than downloading and change it in an editor.) Sometimes the default size of the image I find is not ...
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How do the “Upcoming events” links work?

On the Beta page, when I click on any of the links about upcoming events, I only come to a chat page where there's no mention of those events. Is there any information about the events available and ...
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Is there a way to disable mathjax in a comment

I recently tried posting a comment of: ...
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What do “days represented” mean

Under this link, 4th line from the bottom, I found an item called "days represented". Could someone let me know what it means? I was trying to find it in the help without any luck.
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How do I grab screenshots from a YouTube?

I want to post a screen shot from a YouTube, in my question but short of Print Screen to an editor, I do not know how to do a screen grab from YouTube. Any well known, simple ways? I know how to ...