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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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I couldn't find a tag for vaccination, though it should have been used in some questions

Is this the right place to ask for someone to create a new tag: vaccination
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User experience for new users who post questions as answers

Often new users of the site will somehow miss the "Ask question" button and instead post their question as an answer to another vaguely related question. The "answer" gets flagged as not-an-answer and ...
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Would meta be a good place to ask for a update on old question

Would meta be a good place to ask for an update on an old question? Example: Is there anyone from India that could update this question on electronic payment methods, I am sure there has been ...
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Locking of close options

I just voted to close a question as a dupe and selected a question that was meant as the dupe (Dupee? Dupor?). However in hindsight I realized that the question I had selected was not really a dupe ...
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Is the background picture of the Travel.SE website available for download?

I find the background image of the Travel.SE and Travel.Meta.SE websites (world map with hexagonal tiles) very appealing. Are they available for download to use privately as desktop background etc.?
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What's wrong with my question? It says too broad but I have a very specific ask

I have a question about my Travel Stack Exchange post: Which airports require going through immigration for a connecting flight? How do I improve it? My question was "Has anyone anywhere compiled a ...
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What is the “user was removed” +2 achievement?

Just saw this: What is the achievement, and who was the removed user? Just learning how this website works, thanks
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Problematic links in a locked answer

This answer to a locked question of historical significance contains links (plural) to www.londonelegance.com. Upon clicking one of the links I was asked to upgrade my Java although it looked more ...
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Migration path between Travel and Expatriates

I know we've been down this road a few times before, but the lack of a migration path has been really bothering me, because it provides an awful experience for people asking questions who wound up in ...
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Can I accept an answer after some lenghty period of time?

I have recently asked this question: Tips to avoid forgetting a bag It received quite a few good answers, however I am really not in a position yet to accept any one of them - these are tips that I ...
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Tag for 'gender' request

I'd like to request a tag for gender, since it seems like there might be a lot of questions about navigating expectations around gender as people travel places with different cultures. Would've used ...
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What happened to the Meta link?

We used to be able to reach this meta site from the StackExchange logo which had a drop-down. Not I could not find and but luckily guessed the right URL to ask this question: Where is the link to ...
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Merge tags “baltic-sea” and “ostersjon”

The tag östersjön is a localized version of the tag baltic-sea and should be added as a synonym of the baltic-sea. Other (rare) synonyms of the baltic-sea include: baltiska-havet baltiska-sjon ...
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When are profiles between Meta and Travel synchronized/updated?

I just recieved the Yearling badge two times on my travel.meta-profile in about 30 minutes. Since I joined travel.stackexchange about 2 years ago and I do have over 200 reputation, this is not the ...
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Is this down-vote in my answer justified?

I gave an answer to this question but user ptityeti down-voted it mentioning: -1 Manaslu is a clear example where it is required. I've heard of plenty of people that they where stopped at the Jagat ...
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Can only diamond mods close questions as duplicates of unanswered questions?

I noticed that Question B is closed as a duplicate of Question A. I tried to VTC Question C as a duplicate of Question A, but couldn't because Question A is unanswered. Is closing a question as ...
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Access help and tour from mobile

Just joined, and I want to review the help before asking a question. Is there a way to get to the help /on mobile/? I do not see an obvious link.
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Why were my examples edited out

In Can I bring computer parts (eg: Intel CPU) from US to the UK? (emphasis mine) my answer contained examples of Intel CPUs, examples that I actually researched to make sure they are correct (the i7-...
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Unsourced notice - how to add one?

Today I have seen a notice "Some of the information contained in this post requires additional references. Please edit to add citations to reliable sources that support the assertions made here. ...
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Certificate error while loading site for first time

I used chrome to access the website for first time and it says "This site's security certificate is not trused" and this site is meta.travel.stackexchange whereas the certificate is from *....
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What should I do to get my answer upvoted?

This https://travel.stackexchange.com/a/94162/4188 has an upvote, while mine https://travel.stackexchange.com/a/94161/4188 doesn't. Mine is older by a few minutes, has sources and photos. What else ...
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Should I re-ask my question on expatriates?

My question regarding working as a software developer in Addis Ababa was closed as off-topic, and the close reason stated that Expatriates SE might be a better place to ask. Should I re-ask my ...
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Do 'children' and 'minors' mean the same thing?

I have seen the two words being used over and over again here but don't know whether they are synonyms of each other or not. The Usage guides for the two tags seem not to help very much: children ...
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Vox populi flag vs daily limit of votes

"Next badge" section of my profile shows that I have 36/40 needed votes today to get "Vox Populi" ("Use the maximum 40 votes in a day"). However when I'm trying to vote on any post or answer it's ...
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What do the numbers for “awarded” mean for badges?

On main page Badges indicates that for Mortarboard 261 have been awarded: On meta the number is shown as 2: What do these numbers signify, if anything - in particular the 2 for meta - given the ...
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How to bounty a question on meta?

I was expecting, when clicking on the Badges option, for the results to be the same whether from meta or main, though I appreciate what is displayed at the very top of the page, between reputation and ...
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How does one determine the “consensus view”?

Where there are questions about the Community's 'consensus' view (many of which relate to tagging as the tag most often applied on meta TSE in conjunction with discussion) users may refer to decisions ...
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The tagging system appears to be broken

With many thanks to RoflcoptrException a lot of tags have recently been renamed or synonymised. These include, for example, renaming drone to drones and ecuador-citizens to ecuadorian-citizens. ...
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How do I upload an image?

Sometimes we have to ask the OP to scan and upload an image. But it turns out there's apparently a rep hurdle for doing that. Earlier this week we told an OP that we needed an image and one of the ...
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What time was a recent question asked?

Can I apply for a France visa while I'm visiting in the UK was "asked yesterday" as was Want to apply for France visa while visiting the UK. Older questions show you the date and time of the post ...
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Two completely bogus duplicates votes

I can't decide whether this is a community or tech bug but U.S. B1 Visa got refused under 214 (b)? it is certainly far from normal. What happened here ... ? Do we need better community processes to ...
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Mile High Club Revisited

This is not the first META question about the 'mile high club'. See Why was "Joining the Mile High Club (MHC) - Can I get into trouble?" closed? Is it OK to ask this question... A friend ...
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Is it possible to find out why a user continuously down voting my questions and answer?

Is it possible to ask a user why intentionally he has been downvoting my answer without any reasons. Yesterday the same user not only downvoted my answer without any reason, but also he downvoted 3 ...
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Disambiguation of [mobile-operators] and [phone-networks] tags

If we need phone-networks (11 Open Qs) as well as mobile-operators (33 Open Qs), the latter with a Usage guide of: The companies which provide cellphone / mobile phone services around the world. ...
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How to delete an old Closed Question that is spread across two sites?

Inexpensive beach locations to learn surfing as a newbie? [closed more than a year ago] is both on TSE and The Great Outdoors, with the latter seemingly having rejected migration there. How might ...
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It is a wrong answer … but how best to deal with it?

There seems no doubt the answer (mine) to How can I speed up the processing of my Romanian short-stay visa at the Romanian consulate in New York? is wrong. OP responded with a Comment: ...
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Why is the non-answerness of this content disputed?

I flagged https://travel.stackexchange.com/a/81153/4188 as "This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, another question, or ...
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A little bit confused about the negative perception of my question

I've asked this question about different kinds of lighters on Gran Canaria. Meanwhile it is put on hold as unclear what I'm asking. I think about a way to edit the question but can't really figure out ...
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Why is Open question not answerable?

Can you hold two working visas for two separate countries at once? has 'history': Post Reopened by Ankur Banerjee♦ occurred Jul 28 '15 at 15:01 Post Locked by Community♦ occurred Jul 28 '15 at ...
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Plus five or plus ten?

On another meta question, I mentioned one that I wrote long before that had several up votes. I was asked to link to it. Not long after, it got two more. I guess people followed the link and liked ...
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When should answers be deleted?

So, obviously when answers clearly don't answer the question (like actual comments or new questions, often from people who think SE is a forum) they should obviously be deleted. However, what if ...
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How do I get the cleanup badge?

I have seen first rollback awarded to few users in TSE, I just want to know that: How do they normally achieve that?
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Comments disappearing for no reason

I just posted my first question on a stackexchange website, someone wrote some comments, and I replied. However, after a few minutes, some of that person's comments disappeared. Why did that happen? ...
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Is it on topic to ask about Uber app?

I am a heavy Uber customer, and I am facing a problem in changing the phone number in the app when visiting new countries. Is it on topic to ask here about it or should I ask in webapps.se?
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What does this error mean?

There is a red bar at the top of the screen that says: Travel Stack Exchange requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or failed to load. It came out of nowhere and then ...
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Accidentally hit the wrong button on the review

I was reviewing "close" queue and on this review accidentally hit "leave open" button whereas I was actually meaning to click "close" - as the question is pretty much duplicate of the one suggested. ...
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What to do when there is no answer to a bounty question?

I filed Extension of conference/business visa for 17 days instead of 10 days for South Africa - New Application? with an open bounty which didn't evoke any responses. Now, I got a notification telling ...
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Is there a way of silencing bounty notifications?

Every time I post a bounty, StackExchange starts annoying me with useless notifications: "Your bounty ends in 3 days", "Your bounty ends in 1 day", "Your bounty is over", etc. Is there a way of ...
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Why was my comment removed?

What's the use of trains that spend 6+ hours of daytime en route? I posted a comment there yesterday on that question, don't think it was against any guidelines. I don't see it anymore, any ...
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Should I be getting this warning “you're in danger of being blocked” and should my second question be marked as a dup?

Edit: Would appear my dup has been removed and thus fixing the problem with the warning. Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from ...