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Dealing with same user multiple posts & not enough details

This question relates to a user that has opened a plethora of questions(7), in an attempt to get the same rough question answered. The problem in my opinion is this user hasn't given enough details ...
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Swap the duplicates (the general question is closed, the vista-specific one is open)

Following the answer of How to suggest to change "X is a duplicate of Y" to "Y is a duplicate of X"?, I'm posting my question here: How do I full-screen my CMD? is marked as a ...
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Why don't my badges transfer from stackoverflow to superuser? [duplicate]

Just opened this account and linked it with my stackoverflow account. I was trying to provide an answer to a question, but don't have the rep. It looks like badges nor rep transfer. Why? Yes, I did a ...
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How is it helping Superuser to prevent me from being able to vote up / down comments?

Genuine question. I'm sure I'm not the only person who's been using this forum for several years, and constructively contributing every time. Do Superuser maybe need to employ some better UX staff to ...
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I got really good help, but cannot comment yet, so how do I tell the contributer and others that the solution was right? [duplicate]

Basically I just joined, but cannot give my kudos to the author because I haven't got enough points. So I am just asking? Now what?
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WiFi doorbell cams (on or off topic?)

Simple question. Would we consider WiFi doorbell cameras, and questions relating to how they connect wirelessly to be on-topic?
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As a user, should I delete a comment when requested by an author?

After adding a comment to a given answer on one of the Stack Exchange Community pages (Super User) I was requested by the answer's author to delete my comment due to unrelated content regarding ...
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Several questions on this site meet the criteria for automatic deletion, but aren't being deleted due to a bug. What should be done about them?

There are some questions on this site that meet the criteria for automatic deletion as RemoveAbandonedClosed or RemoveDeadQuestions, but aren't being deleted due to a bug, as they were migrated from ...
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“Please stop berating the mods” — should we start doing this or what?

https://superuser.com/users/707676/attie said "please stop berating the mods" to me in setting up external 1TB SSD . I made no single comment about the mods (at least, in their function as the mods; I ...
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Opinion-based answers should have no bearing on whether the question is opinion-based or not

In the past, there were strong reasons for the choices that had to be made while formatting a new drive, and the system administrators sometimes had damn good reasons for particular choices. Two ...
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Would this question be ok on the site?

My question. I have a laptop obviously, and Windows. I program a lot, and I was wondering what things should I do to optimize its lifetime, and usage. I use Powershell, and CMD, and batch file ...
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Question Improvement [duplicate]

Question Model which is based for this site says that don't ask a subjective question; however, did I ask one in this case please let me know. This is my question, and I believe it is on topic to the ...
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Is this question a bad question?

I asked this question recently on Super User and even included my work to solve the problem. I am wondering: is it a bad question, is it missing anything?
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Asking a Windows 10 related question. Is “superuser” appropiate for this?

Before I begin, I haven't been in here for a long time, and before I ask a question, I want to make sure it's thee right place to do it. I have a kind of "problem" related with Windows 10, which is ...
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After I select a Multi-level List, why must I click on “Numbering” to apply that List to subsequent paragraphs?

Why did Mokubai unilaterally close After I select a Multi-level List, why must I click on "Numbering" to apply that List to subsequent paragraphs? (why Word highlights "Numbering" and not "...
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This question was incorrectly closed as off-topic

This question is not off-topic. Specifically, it is a question that might be asked by a computer enthusiast, about computer hardware, computer software, or personal and home computer ...
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Why has my post on SuperUser been copied to onooks.com?

I asked a question about an issue with Cisco Webex desktop application. Issue with Cisco Webex When I was doing further research I found that within a short amount of time the question had been ...
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Continuous overuse of moderation rights

Occassionally I come upon a question which seems rather obvious to me, but was nevertheless closed as either "not focused enough" (example 1) or "unclear what's being asked" (example 2). Well that's ...
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Why was NAA flag on link-only answer declined?

I just flagged this answer:      Text: Have a look at this article: Unicode Easy Keyboard Layout for XKB as “not an answer” because it is a textbook1 example of a link-only answer.  What’s ...
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Can I ask here a question about MS office?

Can I ask here a question about MS Office Word? (specifically about Multilevel list)
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(Robo-review) Can my edit please be approved?

https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/962137 The question is quite old and it has been closed a long time ago. Therefore, the edits will NOT push the post into the queue. The OP rejected it ...
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Asking about websites recommendations is allowed behaviour or breaks any rule?

There is certain explicit functionality I'm trying to get and that used to be available at a given website. Offline now but maybe there is a replacement or another one that serves the same ...
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How do I log out of superuser? [duplicate]

I logged in to superuser to uprate a good answer, and I prefer to log out of sites before leaving them for my (and their) security, but I don't see any "Logout" button in the title bar or in any of ...
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What is the difference between the file-types and filetype tags?

What is the difference between the file-types and filetype tags? Is it best to leave them as two separate tags or merge them together?
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Can/should we do anything about old “unanswered” questions being bumped when they have an answer?

Previous questions have dealt with similar issues: 1. Is there anything we can do about ancient questions being bumped? Conclusion I: Valueless questions getting repeatedly bumped is a problem. They ...
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Since when were command-line tools off-topic?

I previously asked this question on Meta to query the overzealous closing of this SU question as a duplicate. The moderator who initially closed it, without justification or explanation of the ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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How can I most productively check for overlaps between ETF holdings?

Why was How can I most productively check for overlaps between ETF holdings? closed? I explained my attempt in point 1. How can I explain more if I don't know what to do?
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Silently deleting comments: Not Cool Super User!

So, someone deleted a couple comments I made in response to someone else's comments. There was no messaging to me about when or why. That is totally uncool. This is cencorship, pure and simple. Yes ...
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How can I convert SEC EDGAR Form 13F into Excel?

Why was How can I convert SEC EDGAR Form 13F into Excel? unilaterally closed? Prof David Postill wrote Update the question so it focuses on one problem only. This will help others answer the ...
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Why was this access question closed as off topic, and what community would be better suited for it?

I posted this here earlier, but it was closed as off-topic. I figured since it was access related, which is software related, this was the best fit community. If that is not the case, could someone ...
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I'm unable to report a potentially malicious comment on Super User

I stumbled across a comment on Super User with a bit.ly link to a Google drive containing exe files: It actually looks fairly innocuous in its context, but VirusTotal gives a detection result of ...
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When should additional information be an edit vs a comment vs a separate answer?

Should links and excerpts from relevant documentation be an edit or should they be a comment or should they be an separate answer? Sometimes I find a helpful answer with a great example of the use of ...
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Basic questions being used to garner disproportionate amount of upvotes

I've recently noticed a trend of users asking the most basic, low-effort questions only to be met with a ton of upvotes, often along with the subsequent answers. This question and subsequent answer ...
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Make question about Java MaxHeapSize more focused

This question about Java MaxHeapSize was closed because it needs to be more focused. How can it be made more focused? "Needs more focus" is defined here as "has many valid answers (but no way to ...
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Seriously consider removing the “no software recommendations” rule, or stop moderators from abusing it

You encounter a specific computing problem. You search for a solution everywhere and don't find one. You spend a considerable length of time writing a well-thought-out, researched, eloquent and ...
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Ending my tenure as a superuser moderator

To the superuser community, I have officially submitted my resignation as a superuser moderator to the community team. I would like to thank everyone who I have collaborated with over the years &...
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shouldn't a spam post not bump a post up after the spam post is removed?

I notice this old thread How can I migrate mails from Yahoo! Mail to Google Apps? got bumped up it got bumped up because a spam post was made. the spam post was removed but it remained bumped up.
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How do I get feedback as to why my question was flagged and closed?

I posted a question which was flagged as off topic and then closed. Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they become outdated quickly and ...
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Wrongly downvoted answer

Here: PowerSpec G419 Missing Bluetooth? The question was easily understood (I had no difficulty understanding it whatsoever) and my answer was entirely correct NOT speculation, and based on ...
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Unanswered DevOps questions

currently this site has 58 unanswered questions mentioning DevOps. Is there any sense to move them to DevOps SE to increase the chance for an answer?
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Make [procmon] a synonym of [process-monitor]?

The tag description for process-monitor is: Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. while procmon is: ...
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It happened again: My question has been closed inadvertently

So it happened again. One of my questions has been closed inadvertently. The folks who have closed it claimed that it is not about hardware as outlined in the help center. However: 1) I have read ...
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Please offer guidance as to why this edit was rejected

My purpose in asking this is to better understand what is wrong so I don't repeat the mistake. I came across the following question, in which the author crafted an extremely complex, in-depth ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Cross-posting an answer between AskUbuntu and SuperUser

While looking for a way to activate an X window from the command line, I found two particularly relevant results. One on AskUbuntu and the other on SuperUser. The answers given in both questions didn'...
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How do I log out of superuser.com? [duplicate]

Seems like such a basic function, but I have searched (and searched!) superuser.com and cannot find any way to log out. Or should I just close the browser and clear my cookies? I am having trouble ...
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What to do when a question is a duplicate of a question from another stack site

Specifically, Can't login on server using ssh [Too many authentication failures] is a duplicate of https://serverfault.com/questions/580753/ssh-aborts-with-too-many-authentication-failures#580864. ...
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Automatic change of formatting while we answer [closed]

Whenever I give answers to the questions, my original format of the answer is not maintained. It is changed to all continuous statements all line by lines. So it becomes very clumsy for the reader, ...
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Accused of “targeted voting” (upvoting certain users) - Is the system broken (beyond what we already know it is)?

Today I received a "moderator message" with what seems to be a serious accusation. Quoted in full: Hello, We're writing in reference to your Super User account: https://superuser.com/...

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