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Why are answers to off-topic questions downvoted without any feedback?

The (now deleted) question https://superuser.com/questions/1650998/not-able-to-login-to-instagram/1650999#1650999 was closed as off-topic. However, my answer was downvoted with no feedback. I do ...
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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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A hidden passive-aggressive attitude toward questions

Some moderations to close a question do not make sense here. The reason stated for the closing of question the at the top of the page, for example, says this question needs clarity. The OP has asked ...
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Why is this audit spam?

I just received this review audit in the Low Quality Posts queue. Here is a screenshot: I passed the audit, but only because I noticed that the user who posted it was deleted, so I opened the post in ...
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Can moderators provide deleted comments when a issue is raised on Meta?

I have recently raised an issue here on Meta about suspension for commenting. As comments were deleted and I could not register all of them, some users may ask themselves if in those missing comments ...
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What sort of content does SuperUser want? What is a “useful” contribution?

I tried to contribute on Super User, by: Answering "yes" (with an explanation as to why) to a yes/no question Commenting on an UNSOLVED issue, that has been idle and open for about 2 years ...
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Is there a discord server for superuser or stackoverflow?

is there a discord server for superuser or stackoverflow? I can't seem to find links to any.
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Was my suspension for commenting called for?

I have been suspended last week. No reason or previous warning was given, but presumably it was because of my activity on Tetsujin's answer to "What to do when my Mac is frozen?". Since it ...
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How do I sign out of stack exchange? [duplicate]

Signing up or Logging in is straight forward. You click on the corresponding button at the top-right of the screen. Now how do I sign/log-out? Clicking my avatar takes me to some profile page. And no, ...
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I'm confused… Should I ask this in serverfault?

I have a question about my Super User post: Setting up a VPN server for LAN access over the internet using OpenVPN in linux Should I consider asking this in serverfault?? This question is involved in ...
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Why was I accused of spreading ransomware (and had my question deleted) for asking about stopping a McAfee service?

I asked about how to stop a McAfee antivirus service (where I am an administrator of the computer) in the Super User community. Why was my question deleted as "off topic: not related to hardware/...
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Why can’t I login and stay logged in on Super User but can when logging into Stack Overflow?

I have changed my password for the 10th time today on Super User. Every time I try to login in it tells me username or password incorrect in every browser I use. I tried using the Chrome password ...
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Is it opinion based to ask for reasons for a specific technical decision?

Sorry for another "it-is-so-unfair-that-my-question-was-closed-bwaah" question, but hey, it is what it is, so here goes: Today I submitted a question asking for reasons to equip an external ...
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Uploading a spreadsheet for ease of reference

How do I upload my spreadsheet in a question so I can reference what I am trying to do with all the formulas currently working as it is 85% formulas
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InCopy tag creation request

My Super User question here involves Adobe InCopy. I would like to request the creation of a tag about Adobe InCopy. Could we please create such a tag? Thanks!
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Questions to the moderators

This post is addressed at the moderators. In my 11 years on SU I have been suspended two times for one week at a time, for reasons that still today leave me perplexed. My first suspension was when I ...
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Why was this question of mine closed? [duplicate]

Question edited for clarifications. I did not ask for a software license or license recommendation, I asked about the implications. I still haven't got the answer about why the two different close ...

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