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Appeal regarding the closure of a question

I asked a question and it was closed as being primarily opinion based. I frankly don't see how and am willing to listen to anyone who is willing to explain how a question about latency in RAM is ...
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Request to reopen question 722643/76571

This question was closed as a duplicate today. Upon close inspection, it is clearly not a duplicate of the question indicated. The old question concerns finding and replacing values. The new question ...
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My question was closed for an (in my opinion) incorrect reason

My question was closed a while ago. I forgot to make this post until now, sorry it's so late! Anyway, it was being closed for being primarily opinion-based. However, this was not the case. The ...
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My question has been mistakenly marked duplicate

My question here - How does installing many heavy applications harm a computer? - has been marked duplicate to this question - Does installing many programs really slow down Windows?. To those who ...
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Why was question 690388 (workstation video card pricing) closed as “too broad”, and how can it be improved?

Question 690388, "Why do workstation graphics cards cost far more than equivalent consumer graphics cards?", was closed by a moderator as too broad. I can't quite see how the scope of this question ...
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Request to reopen question 689718

A while ago, I asked this question, which got marked as primarily opinion based.This is not an opinion-based question. This question is (clearly) asking why system RAM cannot have a battery backup in ...
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Request to reopen question 661487

I posted this question here: How are virtual machine integration packages implemented internally in Virtual PC?, but it was closed as too broad. Originally, it asked about how are integration features ...
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What makes a history-tagged question closed?

I love to read about computer history. There are many questions regarding history on SU and a history tag. Some of the questions are closed: ...
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Request to reopen 656695

The question Which clients accept DHCP option 42 to configure their NTP servers? doesn't ask for software recommendations despite what its title says since: There aren't that many DHCP ...
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Request to reopen question 660409

A while ago, I asked this question, which got marked as a duplicate. It originally contained two questions, of which the first was answered by both this question's and the target question's answers. ...
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Are questions about connecting smartphones to computers on-topic?

This question asks about connecting a smartphone to a computer and transfering files. It was put on-hold as off-topic. The list of on-topic subjects, linked on the very on-hold message, says ...
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Non-duplicate is marked as duplicate

This question Hto can I export & import firefox addons settings is marked as duplicate of this Software to export firefox addons but it is not, maybe it should be unmarked?
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Why was this question put on hold?

Yesterday, I had asked this question: What features are available in Windows 8 Single Language? It instantly gathered a lot of downvotes, and later was put on hold, citing: "This question is not ...
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Reopening my question about destroying file contents

I rewrote my question How to destroy file contents without deleting files. I believe now it's not asking for the shopping advice. Is there anything I can do to the question so that it is no longer ...
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Appeal of a closed question

This question was closed while I was working on an answer, and now I can't answer it. The person who posted the question revised it, yet it remains closed. This question is a perfectly valid question. ...
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Request to reopen question 600447 (How can I edit multiple text files as one virtual document?)

To try and explain what I'd like to find (which I had thought not readily doable in a sound-bite), I posted a rather lengthy question earlier today that was closed for being off-topic. One person ...
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Request to reopen question 600238

This question about creating CD+Gs from MP4s was closed this morning, 27 May 2013, at 04:05 UTC for being off-topic: in its original form, the question was obviously a software-rec. Twelve minutes ...
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My plea to re-open or migrate the question regarding contacts management

I asked this question: How do I manage contacts from multple accounts (twitter, facebook, gmail, etc,.)? which was then close as 'Off-Topic': Questions on Super User are expected to relate to ...
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Request to reopen question 584837

My question "Why does redirection fail when passing through ssh, sudo and sh?" has been marked as duplicate. I edited it to add precision and show that it is not a duplicate. Another user, Gabe, ...
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Request to reopen question 581643 please

I'd like to have my question reopened and the down votes removed. It was closed for being off topic. Its not. Read it, and you'll see it clearly has to do with Software and how its used. Closing a ...
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Request to reopen question 579836

This question was closed for being off-topic yesterday, 10 April 2013. However, it seems perfectly on-topic for SuperUser, as Haiku is "a new open-source operating system that specifically targets ...
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Why is Deltek off topic?

Is there any way for an individual to learn Deltek Vision? Why was this question considered off-topic? According to the FAQ: Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a ...
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Reopen question 439470: “What is the difference between Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT?”

What is the difference between Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT? How is this question not constructive? I mean, I don't see how this would be a subjective question, let alone "bad subjective"! This ...
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Why was 555489 closed?

Why was this question: Unclear type in Internet Explorer on Windows 8 closed as duplicate of Disable ClearType (blurry fonts) in Internet Explorer 10 on windows 7? I have an exactly opposite problem ...
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I think my question have been wrongly closed

I don't understand the argument on why the mod closed my question: AMD Radeon HD 7000 cards that do not use more than the total bandwidth of PCI-E 2.0 Small geographic area? I think my question could ...
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Reopen this, it is not not constructive

About this question: Intel i5 3rd vs 4th generation? In my opinion, this question asks a very important question about CPUs, and could help many others that want to buy any Intel CPU in the next few ...
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Reopen or still a duplicate?

Using onboard graphics card and dedicated graphics card for mixed performance This question was closed as a duplicate assuming the OP wanted to use multiple monitors, and it was edited to clarify ...
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Question 540289 re-open request

The question Online backup services that cannot access your data is not my question and was closed by a moderator but I feel that the question is useful enough to fall in to the "allowable software ...
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Reopen Closed Question (reason for closing : Off Topic)

I posted the following question on Super User : Issues with htaccess , url re write However this is not the original question , the original question seemed application specific and thus was marked ...
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Important question about svchost virus was closed

I asked this question and It was closed as a Exact duplicate of a question which does not resemble it at all. First of all, nowhere in this "dupilcate question's" answers does it mention the stop ...
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I'd like to know why my question was closed

I posted a question detailing my problems with Windows 8's File History. I use it for backups and I have a couple of things I'd like it to do, but it fell short. With certain specific needs in mind, I ...
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Why was 523119 closed?

This question of mine: How do I install Windows Defender/MSE on Server 2012? was closed as a duplicate of Does Microsoft Security Essentials work with Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2?. However, the ...
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Question closed as dupe is not a dupe

The question Google Chrome pinned to Windows 7 taskbar not opening under pinned icon was closed on Sept 3 as being a duplicate of Some taskbar pinned icons are duplicated when an instance of the ...
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Re-open or merge request

I'd like to request that this question is reviewed. I don't feel that the question marked as such is in fact an exact duplicate, as this question was created to discover the rather hidden official way ...
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Re-open request

I asked this question: Switching between non-suspended apps (with alt-tab?) which got closed as duplicate. The orignal question though only details how to switch applications, not now to switch ...
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Request for re-opening a closed question

I posted this question, What applications have a version for Modern UI and Desktop?, which was closed. I understand the reasoning; the answer is going to be a list. I did think it would be allowed ...
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Question 456314 re-open request

I'm requesting to reopen this question: Free PDF viewer which allows copying the text? There was a surprising solution found that nobody could have thought of.
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Why is my question considered to be “off topic”?

I asked this question: Automatically reclaim my IRC nickname (without underscores) globally? Without any comments it was "closed as off topic". I don't understand why. The box informing me about the ...
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Why was my popular question about spaces in filenames closed?

My popular question below was recently closed as "not constructive" and I'd like to know why. As a Stack Exchange moderator myself, I'm puzzled. Here's the question: If spaces in filenames are ...
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Question FAQ doesn't cover a way how to handle a reopen request the best way

I started this topic: Which Personal Finance Manager has network based multiuser support The question was closed, because the first version was a bit unspecific. I updated it and waited for being ...
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Request to reopen question 461022

I've made drastic changes to this closed question How does the CPU and GPU interact in displaying computer graphics?. Since it was a quite popular one with more than 300 views in just a couple of ...
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Myths about batteries

I asked a borderline question on 07 August 2012. I asked what the pros and cons were for different rechargeable battery types, using a context of applying those battery types. The question was ...
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Could we reopen the question about text editors and large files?

Why can Vim open large files faster than some other text editors? [closed] I'm not really sure why this question was closed. The close reason is not constructive, but it's perfectly possible to give ...
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Why was 451805 closed?

Why was this question: Lossless OGG cut? closed? I don’t see anthing offtopic with it. It’s about computer software.
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Please reopen DLNA networking question

I've edited Is gaming possible via DLNA? to empathize the viability of PC-to-TV DLNA networking, according to Closed DLNA question.
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Are reopen requests needed?

Will Is gaming possible via DLNA? be reopened if I change the wording enough, or should I also submit a request like this?
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Closed DLNA question

Yesterday i edited my closed question to specify that i will be using it for my computer, as explicitly stated by the FAQ: Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a ...
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Please reopen this question about ripping DVDs

Ripping TV episodes from DVDs – how can I know which stream belongs to which episode? I feel this question should be reopened. I can imagine it was closed in reaction to a flag by the first ...
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Anyone in for improving / reopening the “Why is boot time still relevant?” question?

Why do people care so much about boot time of an operating system? This question can certainly be scientifically approached. Let's attempt to improve and reopen it...
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Reopen request for question on “what physical disk is referenced by Event 7..”

My question: what physical disk is referenced by Event 7, Disk error "The device, \Device\Harddisk2\DR2, has a bad block." was closed as a duplicate of: How do I determine which HD is ...