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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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Is there an “analouge” type of tag?

I just asked a question regarding old fashioned paper, ink and handwriting. I notice that there are many other questions on the site concerning "analogue" information security, such as involving ...
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What rep is required to edit / propose an edit on a question?

What is the required amount of reputation required to edit a question? I'm not referring to the 2,000 rep style of edit, I'm referring to the propose an edit feature where it has to be peer reviewed ...
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Can you help me rephrase my question?

Why can't we fix identity theft? Your moderator is rather argumentative and doesn't seem to want to help me fix the question. I can't ask the question in any more detail (because I don't ...
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It is possible to create an MQTT tag?

It is possible to create the MQTT tag? There are some questions about MQTT but not a tag... Description from stackoverflow tag: MQTT - a light on the wire protocol for publish/subscribe. Clients ...
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This looks like spam notice

I've written a long question, which included own research and my own conclusions so far. When posting, the site gives me an error: "This looks like spam". No description of why it looks like spam. ...
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Banned from flagging with only 8 declined out of 227

I have just gotten the notice that I am banned from flagging. I have raised 227 flags and have only had 8 declined. In the last week, 3 of my flags have been declined. One I can understand the answer ...
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How did I manage to flag this question twice?

I flagged this question as primarily-opinion based however, it is now showing that I flagged it as a duplicate: along with the original flag. What is happening here?
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What caused this post to bump to the front page?

I was browsing the front page and this post showed up as "Modified 1 hour ago". I almost replied thinking it was an active post, but it's from 2016 and there doesn't seem to be anything new on it. ...
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How to migrate to Ask Ubuntu?

There's a new question which is asking how to run sudo ./some-script.sh on Ubuntu. It's off-topic here, but Ask Ubuntu seems like a perfect fit. However, when I go to flag it for a close vote, I don'...
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What did happen to my suggested edit?

Yesterday, I saw a post containing BS words. So, I suggested an edit with these words removed and appropriate words used. Here is the link for that suggested edit. And here is the link of that post. ...
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What is up with these answers? Are these all the same people?

A question was asked by a new user two hours ago asking if the strange SMS he received was evidence of the DoD attacking him (the message was of an IP address which is linked to the DoD, along with a ...
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Why was this post auto-flagged?

https://security.stackexchange.com/review/low-quality-posts/116392 It says it was flagged because of length and content, but I doubt that: the post has seven downvotes (fairly unusual here) and the ...
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Why is the accepted answer only sometimes at the top?

From what I remember, Sec.SE sorts answers based on the net vote score. If an answer is accepted, it is moved to the top automatically. In fact a question I asked became a hot network question. I ...
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Is the security.SE blog still alive or not? Is BlogOverflow itself dead?

It looks like there is a Security blog with great articles, but it has a banner at the top that says it is an archive. When you click on the banner, however, the About page it leads to has nothing to ...
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Bounty not awarded?

For reference, this is the question, in well, question. The originally poster of the question created the bounty about a week ago. I quickly saw it and put some effort into the answer since a.) I ...
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Sec.SE is difficult to navigate with SVG disabled

I use Tor for browsing the internet. Tor comes with a Firefox-based browser specifically designed to enhance security and anonymity. One of its features is the security slider, which has three presets ...
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How to revive an old question

So let’s say I post a question and it doesn’t get answered, drifting into oblivion. Is there a way to pump some new life into it, or do I have to delete it and post it again?
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Is my question better for Unix or this place?

I wonder how a Linux system can comply with "payment card industry security standard" https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payment_Card_Industry_Data_Security_Standard For instance if there is a specific ...
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BitDefender blocking Sec.Se [closed]

Heads up. BitDefender on Mac is preventing people from accessing this site. People get this warning:
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Duplicate question with different focus

My question would be similiar/equal to How to secure an open wifi access point I do understand that an insecure public hotspot is exactly that, insecure (at least from the user perspective). ...
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Serial voting was reversed? Static or relative threshold?

I read one answer that stated not to ask about this on the meta site, within 48 hours. But I don't know how else to contact a moderator. And also I think it might be a bug. I lost 35 reputation ...
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The profile image in flair for IS is missing

I just noticed that my IS flair is missing the profile image. All other flair, including my meta has the image. I didn't observe closely, so I can't say if it disappeared at the same time as the SE ...
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Why is my edit attributed to another user?

I recently tried to edit a question and someone else beat me to the punch. I reviewed their edit and felt like my edit would further improve their edit, so I resubmitted my edit. After resubmitting my ...
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Can I ask for help with identifying malware?

One of my servers was recently infected with malware (due to the datacentre's service account being compromised, but it's also my fault for not securing the server properly). It has been eradicated ...
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Why does the Community user on Meta has 3 reputation?

The Community user on Meta has 3 reputation. Isn't it supposed to have 1 reputation?
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1 point deducted when I down voted an answer

I guess I am missing a point here. So I down voted an answer and now this answer has -3 reputation. Can somebody explain why my point is deducted? This is the link
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Community user spam detection failure

I was asking about RetroShare security issue. Community user robot locked and deleted my message quickly. Why? Someone suggested, because of spamming, but this is not spam and also how could it detect ...
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Relevant category for questions about the hardware

I'm newbie and I have a question regarding the hardware. The question is indirectly linked to security, but most of it relates hardware: about routers, wi-fi, wi-fi boosters, etc. Can you please tell ...
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Is there any way to refocus a question in the question list?

I have a two related questions: If a question goes for a long time unanswered, what can we do to get more attention brought to it? If it goes on for too long unanswered, can we republish the question ...
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How to mention name with spaces in comments?

For example, we have name "Michael Daemon" - with 1 space. How we can mention this name via "@"?
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If a user (me) has a fundamental misunderstanding, shouldn't it be corrected?

I had a fundamental misunderstanding of what an IP was. Instead of putting it on hold, shouldn't an answer be posted describing my misunderstanding, correcting it, and then answer the question? Or are ...
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What happened here? Wrong closure reason?

I voted to migrate this question to Super User (Eg: Vote-to-close -> This question is off topic -> This question belongs to a another site in the stack exchange network -> This question belongs to ...
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Are there situations in which a low-quality answer should not be downvoted?

Scenario 1 I see a high-quality answer by userB I visit userB's profile and view their other answers I vote accordingly UserB gets a lot of upvotes in a short period of time The end Scenario 2 I ...
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Why were my -1s turned into +1s?

I ran into a user that has a swath of poorly thought out, poorly written, not relevant, and often just plain wrong answers (it appears this person has a very limited understanding of information ...
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Question moved on SO when i'm asking only about security risks

First i hope that my question isn't off topic here, i'm sorry if it's the case but i don't know where i should ask if it's not here. I'm asking a question about security risks and what i should do ...
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Why is there no password verification when changing passwords?

My jimmies were somewhat rustled when I didn't get prompted for my current password when modifying it.
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Should I report a fake user account that was just created? If so, how?

A user creates an account two days ago. Their profile picture is of a teenage white girl(stolen from the interwebs). Their name is the name of a famous celebrity's youngest daughter(15yo). Their only ...
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Unsecure resources on Security SE Post

This post, when viewed in HTTPS, is triggering security warnings: Using Firefox, I got the classical yellow triangle warning in the address bar, caused by this img tag with absolute URI source in ...
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Cannot edit a post on security.stackexchange.com?

Somewhat new to participating on SE. I have been searching around the meta and stack exchange help center but not finding much if any guidance. On this post I am unable to recommend an edit to improve ...
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Is a Retina JPEG image of a CC-BY-2.0 bear's arms prohibited as a community ad on security?

People seem to be downvoting the following bear's arms crypto community ad: https://security.meta.stackexchange.com/a/2096/16831 Here's the ad, which is exactly 220x250, with Retina support: The ...
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Rejected edit: Rejected because it violated the “original intent” of the asker or just because it made dramatic changes to the question?

I'm a little frustrated and more puzzled about why an edit I made to a question was rejected this evening on the grounds that "This edit deviates from the original intent of the post." The original ...
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Where is the manual for pasting code on here?

I want to post some terminal commands here. But it comes out as one paragraph when I paste in this text box. How do I format so that the information I am pasting stays the way it is and does not get ...
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How to flag comments answering to already deleted comments?

To take my part in keeping this site clean, I am trying to flag comments when I feel it is appropriate. For instance, in this case, there is a comment "Sure. It's a common mistake." answering to ...
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Deleting Profiles

I would like to delete all of my profiles. Is there a simple way to do this? I have found that this "site" is completely useless. I see no simple way to delete all of my profiles.
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Questionable migration and loosing upvotes

I stumbled upon a question, were a user had some questions about obfuscation. His/her ideas were based-upon an article and academic research on that topic. It seemed to me that there are severe ...
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Marked as duplicate by Community♦ bot?

I know well the Community bot for putting random unanswered questions to the front page from time to time. A few time ago, I discovered an uncommon role of the bot putting it as the author of a ...
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Post of almost a week old in the First Posts queue

Today, August 5, I got this review in the First Posts queue: https://security.stackexchange.com/review/first-posts/56514 The question was asked on July 30; almost a week ago. The last activity (...
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Is it possible to contact a user directly?

I noticed that a user posted technical information unwillingly (too large a screen capture). I would like to contact him to inform of this potential leak. A comment wouldn't be appropriate. Is ...
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Is it possible to lose badges

Is it possible to lose a badge when the statement for recieving stops being true? By this I mean that I get a badge eg. Electorate, but then it becomes false, beacuse 25% of votes are now not on ...
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Accept two answers

I accepted one answer and attempted to accept another as complementing, but that removed #1's acceptance, so I reverted back to accept #1's answer. Will the second answer receive notification of ...