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Questions tagged [support]

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How can I contribute to the DIY community blog?

I'd like to contribute to the Home Improvement Stack Exchange Blog, how do I get started?
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How can I add an image to a question/answer?

I'm asking/answering a question and would like to include a picture, how can I add an image to my question/answer?
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Are novice questions acceptable?

I've never done any handywork, let alone home improvement projects but I'd like to start so I don't need to hire someone every little thing that needs fixing or installing. However, the description ...
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Are questions about choosing colors for the interior okay?

Suppose I want to paint a ceiling in my apartment and I need to choose paint color with some technical and more or less non-subjective requirements like "I have rather low ceiling, which colors to ...
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DIY vs Home Improvement?

Just joined this site a while back, and I as wondering if DIY is the right place for do-it-yourself questions, which aren't home improvement related? If not, is there an alternative StackExchange ...
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How do I post images in chat?

I want to post images in chat, but I'm not sure how to do it. How can I post images to a chat?
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Why isn't twitter tweeting new blog entries?

WordPress has a Twitter plugin, but it does not seem to be automatically tweeting new posts. Is there a way to setup the plugin to automatically tweet new posts?
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Nominate other users for moderator election

Is it possible to nominate other users in the moderator election, or can you only nominate yourself?
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Is asking a question relevant to a specific county too local?

I asked a question about dumping waste in my county. It was closed as too local. As per Joel Spolsky, co-founder of stackexchange, the rule of thumb for too local is "why is their a car parked outside ...
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Is there a way to contact an editor of my answer?

I answered a question here and was intending to edit in an image when I had the >=10 reputation to do so. (I've since learnt I could have included links in the answer, and someone else could have ...
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How to structure an answer?

It's been pointed out on "several occasions" that some of my answers need "formatting". I'm assuming this means I should be using indentations, shoulders, paragraphs and or the tab key. My answers are ...
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Mystery “reviews” that don't show up in any queue?

Why does the pending review counter (orange number in the top right, next to the "review" button) show 28 when there are no reviews pending for me? It only started doing this when I hit 10k rep...
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How do I create the bookmarks for Project Update Thursday?

It's time for Project Update Thursday, but the moderator who normally kicks it off is off saving the world or something. What do I do?
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Why are so few questions/answers appearing in the Review section?

Previously, when going to the "Review" section, I was presented with a large list of questions and answers pending review. I started noticing this weekend that the lists are much shorter, even with "...
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How do I add pictures to a question from my phone?

The title says it all. When I post questions from my phone I don't get the option to add a picture. I think.
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kill the “electical” tag because it is a mis-spelling

The tag "electical" just a mis-spelling of electrical, and should be deleted. https://diy.stackexchange.com/tags/electical/info
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PUT needs to be rescheduled

Us crazy Americans went back on DST a few weeks ago, so now PUT is at the wrong time. And since it's scheduled to end on 2012/03/31, it's time to reschedule it anyway. Can we get the event rescheduled ...
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Can we make the blog more visible on the main site?

As @lqlarry mentioned in his answer to this question, it might help the blog gain traction if it were more visible. Is it possible to put a permanent link to the blog on the main site? Instead of ...
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So if editing an article a few months later frowned upon?

OK- I have been wondering why the heck a few month old articles that have been answered suddenly appear in the Recently asked questions! One time I answered an article that I already answered(just re ...
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Can I ask a question about bed frames on Home Improvement?

I need to ask a question about bed frames and head boards is that going to fly here?
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Why is the main chat room frozen?

I was going to post a message in the site's main chat room but it's not visible by default in the list of DIY chat rooms. When I click on the Show Frozen/Deleted Rooms button and join the room, I get ...
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I have duplicate accounts on DIY, can they be merged?

Seems I have a different OpenID as when I first signed up. Both of these: https://diy.stackexchange.com/users/417/hometoast https://diy.stackexchange.com/users/1697/hometoast are me. Do SE sites ...
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Built-in image uploader falls over

So, I'm trying to upload a photo of some NM in my basement so I can ask questions about its provenance and condition (its inside a half-faced partition wall underneath some stairs). Thing is, the ...
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Why are the numbers of an ordered list repeating?

See this question. In the text of the question I have the numbers "1." and "2.", however when viewing the question they both display with "1." Why is this occurring?
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What happened to the “not about home improvement” close option?

I've been an SE participant for years, but only got actively involved with DIY in 2015. I'd have sworn that early on there was a flag/close option along the lines of "Not about home improvement". Am I ...
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Where's the community wiki checkbox

I was trying to mark a question I asked as CW, but don't see the community wiki checkbox. Where is it?
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I posted here, but it seems like a better fit for Woodworking Beta

I hadn't noticed the existence of Woodworking (which may not have even been around when I joined DIY) when I posted this question: How do I get the most out of cracked lumber? But it looks like it is ...
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Banned from flagging due to old(er) flags that were recently acted on

Today I went to flag a post and got a message that too many of my recent flags were declined, and I'm banned from flagging (not at issue here). I went to look at the declined flags in the last 7 days, ...
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What happened to the home-wiring tag?

I just noticed that the home-wiring tag has disappeared. From the sudden jump in the number of electrical questions, I presume it was moderator-merged into that tag and -- maybe -- black-listed. A ...
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Rename 'refinsh' tag to refinish?

Not sure if this belongs here but it seems like the 'refinsh' tag is a misspelling of 'refinish', and should be renamed somehow.
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Hobby or not? How do I know if I can ask?

I have a question about a ways to covering OSB edges. I'm not a professional, but I build (and helped to build) furniture since childhood. So I know my basics pretty solid, I think. So can I legally ...
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So I've signed up to contribute to the blog. Now what?

I've decided to contribute to the Home Improvement Blog. I've registered with WordPress and Trello, and I'm ready to write my first blog post. What do I do now?
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Missing imgur image

This question: How can I finish this "peeled" drywall? has it's image missing: The link is http://i.stack.imgur.com/hSl1E.jpg I tried editing the question but as you can see here the ...
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Blog has oldish spam comments

FYI, I noticed that the penultimate blog post has 3 spam comments that have been there for a month or more. Someone with the access to do so should delete them.
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Why does “#” mess up in the editor?

I like using "#"s when answering a numbered question. Why does the # make everything big and bold and screw up formatting? Can we change the default editor formatting?
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Should reputation be reset for migrated question?

I recently posted a topic that did not belong on the site. The question was migrated to a more appropriate site. In the meantime however the question was down voted on this site. After migration, the ...
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Should un responsive questions be removed?

While trying to answer the questions that have been labeled "unanswered" (and starting with the earliest ones) I noticed some have comments asking for details and further information. I further ...
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Why is the “edit” link for a question not enabled?

When I view this new question, the edit link is not enabled. Why? (I want to fix the spelling in the title.)
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How to make block quotes

I use my phone to surf this site, is it possible to make those yellow block quotes or change fonts on the mobile site?
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Account setting for notifications of updates/changes to a Q/A

Someone may reply to me without including an @mike. A case in point is the Ridge Vent Q/A in which the OP replied to me: "The hot room is not vaulted. The entire attic has ventilation baffles. None ...
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Should I request migration?

I posted at Lifehacks, but am wondering if I should request migration here. https://lifehacks.stackexchange.com/q/19104/5433 I have moved into a place that has an elderly black sink in the ...
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Why are some @username's deleted when posting comments?

When I use @username in a comment, sometimes it is deleted when I post, and deleted again when I try to edit it back in. A case in point is @mac in this thread: How to fix a racked/sagging exterior ...
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Community Wiki: what triggers an Answer to become owned by CW?

What triggers the 'ownership' of a single-authored Answer to be transferred to Community Wiki?
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Is there a way to add a suggested edit as a comment?

Just came across a suggested edit for this answer, which would fit better as a comment. Is there a way to convert the edit to a comment, while leaving the original answer alone?
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Is it wrong to tag a user to ask their opinion?

I was commenting with a fellow user on a question and after about five or so back and forth comments he never replied to my last comment. I left it six hours before making this comment @user Have ...
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Why can't diy.se connect to Europe / VPN?

I use a VPN so I have a European IP address, Sweden, Poland, Germany etc. depending on which port I land on. Connectivity to diy.stackexchange.com is intermittent - every week or so, it will go down ...
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Why do external links open in the same tab?

I don't understand why when I put a link on an answer that the link opens up in the same tab for the end user. There is hardly ever an instance where an end user wouldn't still be reading this site ...
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Why was this question not reconsidered after editing?

Why was this question changed from hold to closed and no feedback provided after edits were made? It was originally put on hold as off topic, so I updated the question and restructured it to try and ...
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Is it possible to display one's favorited questions?

Is it possible to display one's favorited questions? I recon not, but it would be useful to have a subtab under the Questions tab that implements this. By subtab, I mean these sort-tabs: 'newest' '...
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Rep recalc seems a little extreme

I noticed about eight hours ago that I had a bunch of upvotes, seemingly on just about every post I had made. I'm not surprised those were taken away by an automated check. However, I went from 1494 ...