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Why does the Community user mark questions as duplicates?

I recently came across this question which has been marked as a duplicate. What's strange is that this question has been marked as a duplicate by the Community user: How can Community mark a question ...
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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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This question was closed-as-dup but the accepted answer is out-of-date

Google brought me to this question: Is there a way to identify the busy (CPU-consuming) tab in Firefox? But that question is marked as a duplicate of this one: How to find out which firefox tab is ...
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Why are questions off-topic for Super User being migrated from other trilogy sites?

It's unbelievable that Super User is still being used as a dumping ground especially for questions not on-topic on Stack Overflow. Latest example: https://superuser.com/questions/194442/recommended-...
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Proper Stack Exchange site for hardware recommendations

As title says, is there a Stack Exchange site for hardware recommendations? Mistakenly, I thought that general (non localized) question about hardware without specific prices and stores would be ok ...
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Why was the question “Why are there 8 bits per byte?” closed?

TL;DR: I'm looking for opinions on why this question should be open or closed. Answer: I now understand why it has been closed: It is not a real problem because it has no practical use. https://...
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Reevaluate closure of question 515115 (meaning of cylinder light on computer) – not a typical “guessing game” question

Question 515115, "What does this light shaped like a cylinder mean?", was closed by a moderator as off-topic on the grounds that it is a visual identification question. However, I have several ...
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How to Reopen and Vote to Migrate?

I recently encountered a question in the reopen review queue that had been closed as off-topic (“This question is not about computer hardware or software, within the scope defined in the help center.”)...
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IS the too localized term being used too liberally?

I posted a question that was closed as too localized. It was originally worded to be relevant to everyone outside the US (It was phrased: how can I securely access a website that requires a us ip?). ...
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Lack of anti-aliasing leads to question being closed without chance to improve it

My question Turn off anti-aliasing in Photoshop was closed because people do not know what anti-aliasing is. I had no time to improve it. The same user who demonstrated lack of knowledge closed the ...
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Close as duplicate loop

usb write protected! is closed as a duplicate of https://superuser.com/questions/112401/why-would-disks-mysteriously-become-write-protected which is closed as a duplicate of Remove the write ...
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How is a question defined as “Too Localised”?

This question covers an earlier deleted meta question regarding configurations in a more general way. The official reason for closing a question as "Too Localised" is: This question is unlikely to ...
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Is a question about computer output history really off topic or not constructive?

I'm trying to understand the scope of SuperUser and figure out what it is about my question about the history of computer display outputs that warranted closing. It's my understanding that questions ...
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Styling deleted questions in post lists for awarded badges

On the list of flagged posts (Flagging Summary), deleted posts are shown as such: In the favorites list, they also appear deleted: Deleted posts are not indicated on lists of posts for which ...
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New poly-word closure reasons need punctuation

I applaud the new reasons for closing a question.  But recently I voted to close this question (Reason for Unexpected Shutdown …), and then I went to look at it, and it looked something like this: ...
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Question about computer software with 37 up-votes closed after six years?

Concerning question Can I create a new session in another tab or window in Google Chrome? This is surprising to me for multiple reasons. It's not off-topic, but it was closed It was deleted OK, let'...
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Why do questions get closed?

I'm having a hard time understanding the reasoning behind closing questions. Not that I think questions shouldn't be closed, but I do not understand the reasoning and/or thought processes behind ...
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Fixing a question for reopening

I recently asked How do I calculate the cost of printing a given page? and it was closed as NARQ. The question might have flaws, but I don't really agree it's NARQ. What had it closed is probably ...
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Why is a question on Inkjet refill Off Topic for Superuser?

How do I refill a CD887A inkjet cartridge? My question is on Inkjet Printers and how to refill them with ink(a very common operation). The Wikipedia definition of Computer Hardware includes printers....
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Why can't I delete a closed question?

There is an specific reason to disallow that a closed question be deleted by his owner? I mean, if the question is closed and it doesn't reach the forum rules, why the owner can't delete it if he ...
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Windows question closed as duplicate of Linux

How to reorder the files of a FAT32 file system? This question was closed as duplicate; however this does not make sense. The closed question is for Windows, and the supposed duplicates are both ...
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Why and When are closed questions deleted?

It seems closed questions are very insecure. Why and When, are closed questions deleted? (Even highly voted well formed closed questions can be deleted). What is the argument that they can't just ...
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For questions put On Hold, why is “on-hold” included in the URL of the question's title?

When a question is put on hold (i.e., closed for a reason other than duplicate), the title links to a URL that ends with “-on-hold”.  For example, this question (Am trying to connect my laptop LAN ...
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Zune questions getting closed on superuser?

Can we get some sort of official ruling on questions for the Zune on superuser? Because closing this question I asked is bullshit. https://superuser.com/questions/119566/anybody-know-how-to-get-...
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Dealing with low-quality questions that end up on Hot Network Questions

I've often commented on chat that "HNQs seem to straddle the line between the septic tank and greatness" - well not exactly but various things to that effect. I came across a situation where a fairly ...
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Anti-virus question, reasons vs opinion

This question was rapidly closed, as I was writing a detailed answer actually: https://superuser.com/questions/458666/is-it-neccessary-to-use-antivrus-tools-for-linux I'm not questioning why the ...
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Why was my question moved, and why was it then deleted off of the original site?

I asked a question a while ago on Super User: https://serverfault.com/questions/227152/what-is-a-good-os-to-mess-around-with-xen-dom0 I logged into Super User today to find it had been moved. I don't ...
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Why was this question about recovering metadata from an image file closed?

The question Recover metadata information from photo was closed as off-topic. IMO the question is asking how to recover (meta)data from an image file, not about the camera used to capture the image. ...
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How is a question about increasing performance of programs in Windows-7 too localized?

I asked a question, How to most efficiently utilize CPU resources in windows 7?, that was closed as too localized. It is not clear to me why this is too localized. I did mention specific programs ...
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Please don't be so trigger happy about closing questions

The ability to close questions as duplicates is great when used properly. However, I believe the community got a tad trigger happy with my question: My question: How to (re)enable the “New” context ...
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Why are game questions on SU just closed and not deleted?

This is a thought that came to mind after seeing the daily couple gaming questions that come into SU. If the rules state that most gaming questions are not within the scope of the site, why don't we ...
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Why was this question closed?

Why was this question on Windows documentation closed? It is based on an actual problem I faced, it is answerable and it is about software. The reason given to close it, being outside the scope ...
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SuperUser question about performance of new hybrid HD closed: Trigger happy mod, or justified? Please help me re-open my question.

Can we please discuss whether the closure of my question on SuperUser was reasonable and justified? It was closed swiftly by a moderator, with a single vote. Here it is: Do Seagate Momentus XT SSD ...
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Why is my question being VTC'ed?

I asked this question on SU: I can't open phpMyAdmin, get error 301 or 500. It got already 4 off-topic VTCs in less than a day. From the popup box: Questions on Super User are expected to ...
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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 question closed as exact duplicate?

I am talking about this question. I am not trying to argue to have it reopened or anything, I would just like to know how it's an exact duplicate of this question when the other question is about ...
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why was this question closed?

I asked a question about whether a certain type of computer hardware exists and it was closed. As this pertains directly to computer hardware and has an easily definable answer I do not see why the ...
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Question closed as dup but link to duplicate is a dead link

In such a case should the question be reopened? I am especially referring to this question here. You'll find that the question that's supposedly a duplication refers to a 404 page not found -- a dead ...
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{merged} or {closed} markers for merged questions

I had to use {x} in the title, because I'm not allowed to use [x] (especially not [closed]): Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: title can't include the closed marker. ...
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What does “too localized” really entail?

Having just received the ability to vote-to-close questions I have seen the option of "Too localized". At what point is the question deemed to be too localized? I personally have asked questions ...
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Why was “How do you configure a Windows machine for a Linux user?” closed as too broad?

Why was How do you configure a Windows machine for a Linux user? closed as too broad? I can see that it might appear broad. It is broad. But there's a distinction between broad and too broad — broad ...
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When people select different close reasons, what will the final reason displayed be?

Just wanted to know, when different people select different reasons to close a question, what's the reason finally displayed? Is it the one that received the first close vote? What happens for ...
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If (see body for link) was too localised, where can I ask such a question and get useful answers?

I asked this question earlier today, but it was closed as being too localised. That's fine, I guess. However, where can I ask such a question?
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Why was this question about computer monitors closed?

Question: What size HD widescreen monitor would I need to buy to match my 19" monitor? I asked a question a few weeks ago to help me understand how to find a widescreen computer monitor to match ...
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Answering a question you previously voted to close

This question was recently posted, asking very ambiguously about the Windows 7 SP1 RC. I voted to close it as "not a real question", since it was just asking for comments on whether anybody had tried ...
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What are the restrictions on closed questions?

Let's say A is somebody that asked a question. B is somebody that gave an answer. C is somebody that didn't. The question gets closed. Presumably, C cannot post an answer. A can comment. Can B or ...
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Chrome 'backspace key navigation re-enable' question dupe closure should probably be the other way around

How can I re-enable backspace navigation in Chrome? (2016-06-04, 6006+ views) is currently closed as a duplicate of Re-enabling backspace as "go back" in recent Chrome (2016-08-09, 630+ ...
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Why was my question closed (351486)?

My question was closed due to it being "Not constructive". Now, I hate to be the one whining and stuff, but I really think the reason for closing the question is kinda.. odd. As far as I can tell, ...
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2 diamond moderators closed a post

How did this question get closed by two diamond moderators? I was under the impression that a single diamond moderator vote to close immediately closed the question.
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Why was this question (356778) closed?

Can data tapes be recorded/played on a standard cassette recorder? was closed as off-topic. I can see why someone would think that this is about a tape recorder ("electronic devices") but in the FAQ ...