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Is a request for specific information about software error messages really off topic?

I asked for a comprehensive list of error and informational messages produced by Robocopy. I described my problem (a huge log file), my efforts to resolve it (numerous web searches and reading ...
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What's unclear about this question on how to configure Acrobat so that it runs an Acrobat Javascript script whenever a PDF is opened?

I asked the question: I wrote an Acrobat Javascript script. How can I configure Acrobat so that it runs a Acrobat Javascript script whenever a PDF is opened in Acrobat? It was closed as "needs ...
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Answer box cursor broke

I just went to answer a question and my cursor is moved one space over to the left for some reason. Here's an image of it (I just pressed space before taking the screenshot, I didn't move the cursor): ...
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Why is an answer deleted without an explanation

I have a question about my Super User post: Would this ssh configuration allow host1 to access host3? There is probably a good reason that my answer on this question has been deleted but I do not ...
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Again: Failed Review Audit [duplicate]

I again have found a "late answer" review audit that I think is judged not entirely correct: This answer suggests to use a permanent marker to colour over an LED light on a monitor, while ...
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Review Audit Test failed - Why

I just failed this review audit, but I think that it probably is designed wrong as I wanted to Share Feedback that the answer needs supporting information, as there is no source linked to the claim ...
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Merge [tag:speech-recognition] with [tag:speech-to-text]

speech-recognition and speech-to-text seem synonymous. Let's merge them?
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Are questions about the decisions to limit a feature on-topic?

A Lenovo staff says that the bluetooth keyboards of the Yoga model are only compatible with the same model, not with other devices. Therefore my other computer cannot detect it. I want to know why ...
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How to know where my question belongs to

Is there some decision diagram, how to determine where my question belongs to? Often it's hard to decide if my question is for Superuser × Stack Overflow, Superuser × Android Enthusiast × Ask ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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I think my question has been closed unfairly

My question was: "Is it true that using different sized RAM's will not lead to a better performance in 2020 laptops" I've edited the question, but there seems to be some type of bot which ...
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Is there a way to Block abusive users

Is there a way to block an abusive user?
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Is rep increased if a downvoted answer is deleted?

Sorry if this is a dupe, I couldn't find another with my use case. Let's say hypothetically I answered a question with "XYZ", and the answer was downvoted 2 times. If I then remove that ...
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Where to ask website questions?

For some reason I was under the impression this site was for websites too, but FAQ explicitly says it's not for that. Where can I ask questions about web services? Why do all the website tags (like ...
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Is this question in-topic?

Would it be in-topic to ask if, given the current shortage of MacBooks, I should buy a MacBook Pro 14'' with M1 Pro, or wait until the M2 comes out? I'm not interested in gaming, but I want to train ...
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Why is this question about downloading an M3U8 video file off-topic?

I ran across this fairly popular question about downloading an M3U8 file on Windows 10: Downloading m3u8 videos that was closed. I don't spend a lot of time on Super User, but I'm struggling to see ...
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Gray Line To Migrate Questions About Similar Topic

I asked the question below: Latest Windows 10 Will Not Deploy Printers Per Computer Users are telling me it should be on ServerFault but on Serverfault I found a similar question that they migrated it ...
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Is it time to update this close reason?

Image & text of the Software recs close reason (just so no-one thinks this was closed already ;)… Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because ...
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Unreasonable closure of question

Q: TERM value for Windows 10 terminal Who closed this question? How is this question not clear? It looks to me whoever closed this should not have the power to close questions because he is ...
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Could I have answered this any better?

This question was asked, with the key component of the question being how do I review someone else's activity? I answered with a solution, and after receiving comments from the Asker, added another ...
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A proper question got closed down

I posted a question with a lot of details How do I prevent an exe and Powershell on Windows / PC to stop running altogether? But it got closed with the reason "not enough details provided"....
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My question was closed as "opinion-based" despite not being opinion-based

My question Why do SSDs tend to fail much more suddenly than HDDs? was closed by a mod as "opinion-based", despite being in no way opinion-based. It asks for factual reasons why SSDs tend ...
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Is my redacting potentially harmful links the "right" action?

I've redacted the links in this question, because they did not link directly to content, but to a website from which to download the content the website in question opened advertisement popups with ...
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My question got closed (as a duplicate)

My question got closed as a duplicate (I think by a single mod, not by the community)... the question it linked to, did not contain the answer I specified in my question. I already added comments as ...
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Edit request was rejected, approved, and then rejected

I was hoping to get some clarification to help me going forward with future edits. Here is a screenshot of my proposed changes (link the original post here): These are minor grammatical/...
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Add updated tag and change accepted answer or keep aging question as is

I asked a question in 2013 and it was answered sub-optimally with the best workaround available at the time so I accepted that answer. The question recently had a bounty offered on it and someone ...
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How can I use email receipt to trigger Windows 10 processes

My question was closed - not before I had some useful advice from some users - and been arrogantly dismissed. I cannot see the benefit of this site when it allows behaviour that discourages people ...
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Community bot comments might be misunderstood

There have lately started appearing comments on posts such as: Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it's ...
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Does having the same answer as another question automatically make a question a duplicate?

I'm thoroughly confused regarding the the closing of: How to fix wsl2 not opening graphical apps? by a single gold-badge as a duplicate of: How to skip update to Windows 11 on Windows insider program? ...
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Can I award a bounty to somebody who solved my problem but did not answer my question?

I asked a question a week ago, asking what I thought was a bizarre problem (but turns out it's not). Two days and no answer so far, I decided to start a 50 rep bounty in hope of seeking answer, as I ...
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How do you gain reputation without asking something?

I'm Talha Yaser, and I need reputation to comment. How do I gain reputation without asking a question on this platform?
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I am confused why this reasonable edit suggestion by a low rep user was rejected by two reviewers

Review: https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/1090627 I am the original author of this answer. The suggested edit by a low rep user looks pretty reasonable to me. To summarise: Measure twice ...
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Why did I receive a "serial voting was reversed" correction? [closed]

I read the resource here, but I don't believe my voting activity aligns with the described behavior: EDIT: attached additional screenshot.
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Where's the dark theme option?

Stack Overflow has a dark theme option for several months now. Why is the same option not available on Super User? And across all the exchanges.
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Is this text on a help article a bug (or something else)?

In the editing help article it says: if(thisSite.Settings.Site.StyleCodeByDefault) { Code blocks will be highlighted using highlight.js. In many cases, the syntax highlighting language will be ...
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Is this answer spam?

I came across this answer in the First Answers review queue which I wasn't sure about, so I was hoping to get some insight from other members of the community. On the one hand, it does kinda-sorta ...
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Where did my comments go?

Just today, I had a discussion in the comments in this question and suddenly I realized that all my comments below the question (including a comment below one of the answers) are gone. Now, I know ...
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The problem of the no longer working links

After some time it is physiological that answers may contain outdated links. And it is a pity. I see a couple of identification strategies: A script that actively runs across the entire database to ...
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question closed because a newer question is open

just a got a notification that an old question of mine was closed but I'm confused as to why: Windows photo viewer can't run because not enough memory? apparently closed because it has been ...
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Answers to questions but no acceptance or votes

I've been trying to work up a decent points score on Super User, but it's very difficult. Not necessarily because I can't write answers, but because there seem to be a very high proportion of people ...
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How do I move an ongoing comment swarm to chat when the OP has only 1 point?

I can't find an answer to this and have searched through the matches that I could find with no avail. I have a user that needs my help but the comments have become a storm. I would like to move this ...
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Tag request: Prometheus

I'm asking a Grafana/Prometheus question on SU, and I could see there is a grafana tag, but not a prometheus tag. And it appears I need 300 rep to suggest a tag (it should be noted I have over 3500 ...
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No user identified in an answer to this question

How do I pass multiple commands to START in Windows Command Line? no user or options to close, edit etc, whats the deal? No direct link to share either.
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Why asking about computer software is closed as off-topic?

Upgrade Visual Studio 2019 to 2022 for free? this has been closed as off-topic. I just looked at the super user topics article and it clearly says "computer software". Please reopen
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AWS will soon be sponsoring Super User

We're excited to announce that AWS will be sponsoring Super User beginning September 27 through March 31. We wanted to give you a heads up and walk you through what it will look like. How and where ...
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Should I accept an answer when it doesn't answer the original question but explains how the question is invalid?

With the situation faced in this question, I want to know the general behavior on Superuser in case the original question is invalid. There is one of the answers that explain very well that the ...
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Should the accepted answers be unpinned on superuser?

Inspired by this Stack Overflow now doesn't pin the accepted answer as per this post We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By default, we ...
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The tag [variables] is too similar to [variables]

When creating the [variables] tag, the following dialog pops out: After clicking "Yes, I'm sure", the system throws: So does the [variables] tag exist or not?
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Unable to have inline code in a comment when a backslash is before the tilda

When I write a comment, I believe my only option to format as code is to use tildas. But if there is a backslash before the tilda, it seems to escape, and ruin my code formatting. Example: F:\ I can ...
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Are questions about Chromebook apps off topic?

I'm baffled at the closure of Distinguishing between Chrome OS apps and Android apps. How is this about anything other than "computer software and personal and home computer networking," two ...

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