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What will we do to promote Super User when Windows 8 is released?

Historically, new Windows OS releases result in a huge traffic increase for sites that have lots of Windows content. We saw it for Super User when Windows 7 was released, and Lowell at How-to-Geek ...
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Suggestions for updating our FAQ

Based on the results of the vote for a change of policy we've drawn the conclusion that the majority of the users (who voted) are in favor of allowing appropriate tablet questions. So the new policy ...
Ivo Flipse's user avatar
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Should we add a "no shopping recommendation" clause to the Super User FAQ?

As discussed several times, shopping questions are off-topic on Super User. They are too specific, related to a particular time, a particular place, and are also open to subjectivity (advising "which ...
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Why is looking for alternative programs "not constructive"?

Background I had asked this question a while back, and received some great responses, and a great final answer that helped me out quite a ton. Everything was fine until ~yesterday. Yesterday, however, ...
user541686's user avatar
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How literally does SU take "not about a shopping or buying recommendation"?

I fully support the clause of the SU FAQ that states that shopping/buying recommendations are off-topic. I'm a little confused about its scope, though. Does it apply to questions that ask people to ...
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Add Android Enthusiasts to the default migration targets, drop Gaming

As Android devices become more popular, Super User gets more and more off-topic Android questions. To quote our FAQ (emphasis mine): If your question is not about... videogames or consoles ...
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Recommendations for the BEST?

Going through @Gareth's list of candidates for closing, I find several topics that are asking about the best X, with X being software. We're usually pretty liberal with product recommendations if it'...
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Actually changing things through Meta

We have four principal categories of topics on Meta, with some overlap: Bug: The site just doesn't work Feature request: I want to have new shiny things Support: How does this work? Discussion: What ...
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Since when are software recommendations off-topic?

I want to take discussion away from Daniel's previous post. Here's my point: I've always been under the impression that software-recommendations were absolutely fine on Super User.* Now, obviously, ...
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Should the original intent of a question be broadened to make the answers more canonical?

A question about Markdown editors with live preview is specific to Mac OS X, but several other answers, including mine, discuss applications that run on other operating systems. Is it appropriate to ...
Adam Wuerl's user avatar
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1 answer

question is closed without proper reason

This was my question How can I benchmark Linux PC I see its closed as not constructive. Which means, This question is not a good fit to our Q&A format. We expect answers to generally involve ...
Shiplu Mokaddim's user avatar
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Are questions about online backup services on-topic?

Are questions about online backup services like: Dropbox Mozy CrashPlan on-topic for Super User?
slhck's user avatar
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Burn [computer-buying] tag

computer-buying has about 24 questions, almost all of which are closed for shopping recommendations. Can this tag be burned since questions about shopping are clearly off-topic?
Simon Sheehan's user avatar
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Why is question 480733 off topic? Would you please explain, why this question is off topic? I think I am a power user making high ...
user63835's user avatar
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Why was 451805 closed?

Why was this question: closed? I don’t see anthing offtopic with it. It’s about computer software.
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