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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 December 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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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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Where can I ask questions about Ubiquiti Unifi devices?

I would like to ask the following. Are Ubiquiti Unifi devices enterprise-grade? I have seen comments on stack such as Unifi/Ubiquiti are not enterprise-grade devices and don’t offer optional paid ...
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First Posts queues are frustrating to work through

The 2 main issues with the First Post queue is that it is difficult to do what you need to do, and the controls we do have are unclear and don't appear to actually have much merit much of the time. If ...
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Update the spam tag description

When flagging a question, the "spam" radio button has the following explanation: Exists only to promote a product or service, does not disclose the author's affiliation. There are posts ...
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Are questions on the cause of server responses on-topic?

I keep getting a 429 Too Many Requests error when trying to visit Flickr.com. This has been going on for a month or so. I wonder if a question asking after the cause of such an error is on-topic on ...
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Why was my comment removed?

I asked Why is Chrome using 1.5 CPU cores even though I just started my computer and only opened Chrome (didn't go on any website yet)?, and an answer suggested: The task manager of Chrome tells you ...
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What is the version number of the earliest version of Microsoft Edge supported on Superuser

I was trying to access superuser.com from a computer at work and got a message telling me to upgrade to Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Firefox. At the time I was using Microsoft Edge 42.17134.1.0 ...
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Is superuser.com for asking questions about Python?

I've heard that superuser.com is a place to ask questions related to Linux (Bash Shell). Is superuser.com also a place to ask questions about Python? If not, would questions related to Python coding ...
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Let's [bypass] usage of this tag

I saw the bypass tag a few moments ago. I think it is redundant. It has no tag wiki. I saw it when a question was asking how to bypass school controls. The tag seemed totally useless in that question. ...
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How do I appeal to the moderator who deleted my answer?

I added an answer to this question: Window in focus doesn't minimize when I click on its icon in the taskbar (Windows 10) I added this answer: for me, this only happened with the Chrome browser ...
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Asking about replacement/change of Micro-USB and USB-C on topic?

I have a small Bluetooth device that is currently in need of a replacement charge port. it is currently using a Micro-USB port, but I thought I might be able to upgrade to a USB-C port instead (purely ...
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Does this constitute a high quality question? From review audit

I recently received this review audit: https://superuser.com/review/first-posts/1065904 The question is here: Will my computer run Windows 11? It was obviously anonymized for the audit purposes so I ...
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How is my question about the Windows Registry off-topic?

I've got the question https://superuser.com/questions/1651185/does-windows-have-any-protection-against-programs-that-refuse-to-uninstall (deleted automatically by Community, only for 10K+ users) ... ...
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Banned because of a Windows 7 related question? [duplicate]

Yes, I've been banned again. Though this time I can't seem to understand the true reason why. It's because I got a downvote on a Windows 7 related question. I know that Windows 7 has reached its EOL ...
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Ban reinstated when I asked a new question after the existing one, but is not lifted by an upvote and +10 points in reputation?

I got banned without warning whatsoever who knows when (since Stack Exchange does not let you see the ban issuance date and time), and waited patiently until some days ago when it was lifted to ask a ...
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Is scraping comments to form an answer, frowned upon? [duplicate]

This question has a comment from the OP, suggesting the fix @Ramhound thank you, i finally sorted it . the "Windows Hypervisor Platform" needed to be unticked in the windows features... ...
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Should I have flagged this question?

Earlier today, I came across a question asking for recommendations for software for an automotive repair shop. This question is clearly off-topic, and I voted to close it as "Questions seeking ...
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How to learn how to solve my own computing problems

This site has been very helpful and useful for me over the years. I am usually able to solve whatever problem I am having. But I would like to learn more for myself so I don't always have to come here ...
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What was the right way to ask this question?

I have absolutely no idea what is the right way to ask this question. Diagram for Text Syntax To my own understanding I did not seek for "product, service, or learning material". Can you ...
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Congratulations on 1 million users! 🎉🎉🎉

I just saw this a few minutes ago, saying you guys had 1,000,720 total users! I'm assuming this happened recently, so I though I'd bring it to attention! This is a really good site that helps so many ...
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How do we clean this up?

What Why can't I find a USB-C hub with multiple USB-C ports? was looking for did not exist at all previously (except for one Dell hub). Yet, people posted many answers because USB C is confusing ...
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A question I submitted as a guest was removed. How can I recover the question, and why was it removed without any feedback?

I submitted this question as a guest, while logged out. For reasons unknown the post was removed. Perhaps it was deemed unsuitable for Superuser or whatever, but in any case I would like to recover ...
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Suggestion to retag Microsoft Store

The Microsoft Store: https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Store was previously called the "Windows Store". To that end, I see questions under both: https://superuser.com/questions/tagged/...
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Where to ask for a software suggestion?

I'm wondering: what is the right place to ask for a suggestion for some software with desired functionality? (When the first choice - Google doesn't provide a sufficient answer.)
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My question incorrectly marked as duplicate

recently I asked a question here WiFi keeps reconnecting when ICS is active on Windows 10 and its been marked as a dupe by mistake cause even though it has a lot of similarity to USB WiFi Adapter ...
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What should we do with flash/shockwave questions?

Flash is very much dead, to the point where existing installations are being tombstoned, and microsoft is releasing patches to uninstall it. Any new questions are likely to be about replacing or ...
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I would like to ask for a revision whether this question could be reopened

I have asked a question recently, which got closed as duplicate: Extra wear of multicore processor when only a single core is used. Is there such a thing? I believe that the post that was suggested to ...
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How was the guy granted 1k+ rep?

This guy has 1031 rep. 1 answer of score 0. 1 badge. Member for 3 days. How?
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What do I do when a question was closed for "needing clarity", but doesn't state what needs clarification?

I recently asked a question that was closed about 1 minute later due to it needing "details or clarity". However, there weren't any comments in the closure remarks, and there were no ...
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Super user answer copied on another site [duplicate]

Unable to format disk: 'The system cannot find the file specified' answer used here: https://itectec.com/superuser/unable-to-format-disk-the-system-cannot-find-the-file-specified/ Is this ...
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answer converted to comment?

so I've been away for a while, and may be behind in the news-on-the-scene, but I am unclear on the mod/administrative rationale for the activity on this question/answer: Is there any service like ...
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Should the tag Telegram-Messenger be removed?

There currently is a tag called Telegram-Messenger with very few questions for it. Telegram, like WhatsApp is a web app that has a desktop client for it. Although I can see how one would want to ask a ...
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Reopen a question edited by me... is that normal?

Whenever I can, I welcome new users to correct (edit) their questions, write comments and so on, as I believe it is easier for them to learn from a ready-made example. I recently edited this question, ...
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2020: 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 past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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I think SU has a newbie-biting problem

I was initially going to post this as an answer to Why do certain commenters take a rude tone with new users?, but I think there's a bigger problem here that requires more discussion. Let's ignore the ...
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How can software track [1] how many subscribers to subreddits, [2] if subreddit is private, [3] if submissions are restricted?

I have a question about my Super User post: How can software track [1] how many subscribers to subreddits, [2] if subreddit is private, [3] if submissions are restricted? Update the question so it ...
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Where can I post a Winter Bash test question?

I want to post a test question to either: Gain a Winter Bash hat, or Test a theory about the criteria for awarding a secret hat. Where can I post such a test question?
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Super User logo meaning

There is always a meaning to the logos of certain brands. Does Super User have a meaning to its logo? Take consideration of the look of it.
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Is asking how to configure an IDE for debugging on topic?

I can't figure out how to configure Visual Studio Code to debug PHP with xdebug. Would it be on topic to ask here? I am looking for a "How to" which actually works.
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Why is a question about ripping TikTok videos off-topic, but a [youtube-dl] tag exists?

Why is the following question downvoted/off-topic: How to save TikTok videos without watermark, with a local Open Source tool? My request is feasible, technically speaking. Proprietary apps do exactly ...
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Superuser vs Unix/Linux vs Ubuntu - revisited

10 years ago at the time of writing, this question was asked: Superuser vs Unix/Linux vs Ubuntu regarding the distinction and overlap of scope between the three StackExchange website. The accepted ...
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Is Super User always this slow to respond or am I doing it wrong? Can I do anything to fix it?

Early this year, I asked about a Windows 7 upgrade from Vista which made my computer unbootable, on an older account (which I can't find any longer). I followed it for a few months; it got ~50+ views ...
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Can I get this question question reopened?

This question Is there any way to check for badblocks that address the two issues? get flagged as opinion based. But it's not. Some guy posted an totally untrue opinion based answer, but I really want ...
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What more info does this question require? [I am not new here]

I posted a question here - Can not authenticate device to use with Windows Your Phone app. It was closed just by saying that it needed more info. What more can I add to this? I think I have made ...
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Asking question about Outlook.com

I asked a question concerning Outlook.com. As I was not sure whether Superuser was the proper place, I did some research and realised that there is a dedicated tag: outlook.com. The tag is relatively ...
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OBS's 4 Downscale Filters do? difference between 4 OBS encoders?

I'm very sorry about No. 1 What is the difference between OBS encoders?, Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they become outdated quickly ...

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