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How is this a duplicate?

How to restore data after accidentally starting DD on a hard drive but stopping it before it went too far? Let's look at answers in the supposed duplicate: Click here in case you suspect corruption ...
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To all my friends here: My farewell

To all friends here on SuperUser. It has become clear that the devs are not going to make any changes to the visuals with ignored tags, which makes it just too hard for me to keep things clear. See ...
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User environment profiles selectable from drop-down for Question submissions

Has SuperUser or StackExchange ever considered allowing members to store distinct environment profiles (i.e. details of Hardware/Software combinations/permutations) that would be relevant to problem ...
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Is it okay to point readers to the edit history of an answer for old, (mostly) out-of-date information?

Background: For the last year or so, new features for Windows Subsystem for Linux (currently my primary area of expertise here) have been limited to Windows 11. With a recent release of WSL last week,...
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Place for holistic questions?

I always approach issues from a high-level view before working down to the nitty-gritty of implementation, because I don't want to work on a full implementation only to discover it is not a good fit ...
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I'd like to know whether my post is well written or not

I have a question about my Super User post: I can't map a network share from PXE - WinPE I have written a question yesterday and I'd like, if someone can help, to know whether my question is well-...
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Please revert migration

Regarding my question: How to download all videos with yt-dlp from a youtube channel after the redesign? To summarize, I think it was a erroneous migration. I flagged it to try to get it back and it ...
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Answer for a closed question; how?

I think the question https://superuser.com/q/1750696/964771 should not be closed. After some investigation I found the solution (cause of the problem). However with the question being closed I cannot ...
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Please review the deletion of my answer of the post mentioned here

Several days ago, I posted an answer to the following question: rsync: identical files (contents, size, timestamp) between source and destination are not being seen as identical A moderator deleted my ...
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Why is this simple, straightforward question on a standard Windows feature closed as "Needs details"?

Once again, I find myself confused on why a question was closed as "Unclear/Needs Details": Why are there empty files in %localappdata%\Microsoft\WindowsApps? What is unclear about that ...
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Why was this Nushell question closed?

Again, can we stop closing (especially Mod-closing) perfectly reasonable, understandable questions? (See my previous post on this topic) how to get a list of keys from a record? was closed about 5 ...
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Are Matrix.org questions in-topic? Also about Tag #matrix.org

I would like to discuss about questions related to #matrix.org, and discussing about a new related Tag for SuperUser. What is Matrix.org The Matrix.org is an Open Source, decentralized, distributed, ...
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Question considered "opinion based" inquiring about objective status of software project

Why is this question considered opinion based?: Project status of SUSE WebYaST I believe that whether an organization maintains a project is an objective matter, and I would be pleased if the ...
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Clarification on the decision to close a question as opinion-based

My question on SuperUser was closed as opinion-based. How to request time zone update from Microsoft 1st version of the question had this sentence at the last line: "Is this a normal behavior ...
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retaliatory down votes

At various times, my questions have received answers not properly addressing the original question, but instead targeted at a different question. Often, the user posting the answer will decline ...
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How can I improve this question on how to see the commit size for each loaded DLL in Microsoft Windows 7?

I was told to improve this question: https://superuser.com/q/1681006/116475 I don't know what to add to it. Suggestions? The question was removed by Roomba. The question was: I read this answer by ...
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Asking for 2nd opinion on moderator-closed question

My question in SuperUser was closed as off-topic. https://superuser.com/questions/1748942/how-keycaps-for-modern-keyboards-are-made I am not complaining. Moderator is entitled for this decision. ...
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Why is [docker-for-windows] described as only for Hyper-V?

docker-for-windows's description is "Docker implementation for Windows, running on Hyper-V". Why is limited to just Hyper-V? Even Docker Desktop on Windows by default displays the system ...
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help with "opinion based" closing

My question, "SSL error 14090086 "certificate verify failed" in browser and in curl: how to troubleshoot? [closed]" was closed as "opinion based". Would anyone be ...
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How do I know if my flag was 'helpful'?

If I raise a flag on a question or an answer in a review queue, how do I find the flag was considered helpful later? Are the items marked as 'reviewed' considered as 'helpful'? I raised 79 helpful ...
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How to remove distractions like related posts from Stack Exchange sites?

I am easily distracted and want to only go to Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites to solve a specific problem, however my eyes constantly go to "Linked" or "Related" or &...
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I think this review audit answer should be removed [duplicate]

I don't think that this is a good review audit answer. It's too flippant and short with no references. It does not matter that it was accepted earlier. As a stand alone test, I don't think it is ...
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New tag request - 'newbie-friendly'

I realise this is unlikely to be added by the newcomer themselves, but sometimes the simplest "LMGTFY" questions are from people new to a given platform/OS; they haven't yet really figured ...
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Is “We don't put + between key commands.” some official Stack Exchange policy?

While reviewing a suggested edit to an answer I posted, the person suggesting the edit stated “We don't put + between key commands.” and referred to this comment made by another user’s (Tetsujin) ...
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Commenting on questions 50 points? [duplicate]

Why do I need 50 points to comment on something but I can post an entire answer? I need to tell a guy to up the framerate, that's it. There's been 5 things today I couldn't help with because it's ...
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My question closed as a duplicate of another question with is not at all the same except for a couple of similarities

I posted this question - While creating a password for an Admin user, I get a scary message "will lose all EFS-encrypted files, personal certs & stored passwords" It got closed as a ...
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Mention Software Recommendations SE on on-topic help page

What topics can I ask about here? says: If you have a question about [computers] and it is not about […] asking for a product […] recommendation, […] then you’re in the right place to ask your ...
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Can I ask questions about electronics here?

I joined this community because I wanted to ask questions about electronics here, but looking at the questions here, I don't think so, but because it was written 'hardware', I am not sure.
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Question title doesn't wrap properly

Noticed this weird formatting issue Why doesn't the text wrap the whole work 'conventional' properly? The question title doesn't contain a '-' Can I increase [ELAN] Trackpoint sensitivity [on my ...
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Is the format bar code sample/block option inefficient

A few months back, a SuperUser account person had a comment conversation on an answer with me regarding the format bar options. In particular about the code sample/block option from the format bar ...
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Make less visible or completely hide ignore tagged questions [closed]

It seems a new change was made to SuperUser, where questions with tags on my ignore list are now almost as visible as regular questions. Only the title has a slightly different color. This completely ...
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The Responses tab is not working

Since the last big user-interface overhaul of all Stack Overflow sites a few months ago, the Responses tab stopped working. The Responses tab can be reached directly through the URL of https://...
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Super User will be the first site Stack Exchange rolls out the new Google Analytics 4 analytics setup

Google's killing off their current analytics setup, and as such SE needs to transition to a new one. Super User will be the first site its rolled out on on the week of september 5th, as per the post ...
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I just want to leave this off-topic question here

I just got back from work. I have to do some cleaning in the house, then watch something to relax in order to go to sleep for the iteration of the next day. So, why this question was off-topic I leave ...
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Please clean up diskpart.com spam by user Metaphor

User Metaphor (1692216) is spamming diskpart ads. Can someone clean that up please?
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PSA: Just because *you* don't understand a question doesn't automatically make it unclear

All too often, I'm seeing close votes (or even closed questions) as "Unclear" on questions that are perfectly understandable to me. It seems to happen roughly once a week, and that's just ...
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Why did my flag get revised?

My flag got revised; not declined just revised meaning I got 11 flags instead of 10 today. It was on this question for it being about software recommendations; I reflagged it.
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How come you can ask an unqualified "how do I do $x?"

This is in response to this question Why can't I ask if hardware exists that does something, or fits a need? I'm going to try one more way to address this. How come you can't ask, Does $x exist?...
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What to do with (possibly incorrect) revision rollbacks

I did a bit of touch-up on a question, which made it - in my view - a little bit more readable. However, the OP decided to revert it. I would appreciate a little feedback if my correction were ...
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Question about spam site incorrectly deleted as spam

This question (deleted: link requires 10k+ reputation) was deleted as spam. However, it's a question about spam. It contains some unfortunate language around this, but could surely be edited into ...
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How to look at deleted answers on my question?

I would like to know how to view the deleted answers on my question. How do I do that? I don't need to view deleted answers on other peoples' questions—just my own.
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Merge [tag:power-delivery] with [tag:usb-power-delivery]

power-delivery and usb-power-delivery seem synonymous. Let's merge them?
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Why was my question marked as offtopic?

I have a question about my Super User post: DOS (MS-DOS, FreeDOS, DR DOS) equivalent to UNIX "time" command? I wonder why my question was marked as offtopic. I followed these rules: https://...
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Why can't I ask if hardware exists that does something, or fits a need?

I can understand not wanting shopping questions: that is a comparison between two products that exist that relies on the subjective input of the person answering. But if I have a need, it seems I ...
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Question closed as unclear but an answer was already posted

This question. The reason why the question was closed is "This question needs details or clarity". Let's follow the link. Needs details or clarity - Sometimes we need more information in ...
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Request to reopen question 1736397

My question has been closed immediately after I asked it. The closed message dialog links to another question: How do I ask a question that may require recommending software?. The accepted answer with ...
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Who accepts the question in case the the creator deleted the account?

I have this current situation on the question How change the IP address of the computer on Windows 10? It seems that the creator has deleted their account. Who will be able to accept the answer? Will ...
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Question about Microsoft Outlook behaviour closed on assumption that I should contact Microsoft

I asked this question about an issue I am experiencing with software (Microsoft Outlook). The question was mod-closed under the assumption/reason that I should report the issue to Microsoft or more ...
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Review queue "Late answers" - flag when choice was "recommend deletion"?

When reviewing "Late answers", many of them are not actually answers but comments, other questions and so on (as you can select when saying "recommend deletion"). If I choose to ...
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How the heck did “Community” user/bot close this dupe question? [duplicate]

This question is a question I voted to close because the solution was a hunch I suggested in the comments. The original poster confirmed my hunch and I then voted to close as dupe as a result. Okay, ...

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