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I genuinely don't understand why this question was deleted when I asked for it to be re-opened?

Several years ago I tried to ask this question about how to make the best of the space in my PC for more case fans. I thought I had put quite a lot of effort into researching for myself and then ...
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Should a question about a bug in software be answered or closed when the bug is fixed?

To give you a specific example, I have asked this question, but then realized it must be a bug in the software and created this bug report. The bug was quickly fixed, but the question itself remains ...
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“Please do not vote to close spam.” Why?

On a recent piece of spam, a user (Ramhound) stated: “Please do not vote to close spam.“ Why? Should we just downvote and close as spam? What is the harm in voting to close as off topic? Wouldn’t ...
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Is is OK to ask about unconventional use of GitHub for the purposes of providing tutorials for system administration

My plan to is to use GitHub not for software sharing but rather to host markdown files on GitHub, those markdown files would be serving tutorial style purposes of documentation's on how to administer ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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User SS64 updating URLs, but old URLs still work

A user named SS64 is editing several links to the (really good resource) site ss64.com on various posts, changing the path from https://ss64.com/osx/... to https://ss64.com/mac/... The old ../osx/... ...
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Should we enable a banner to warn about our policy on AI-generated content?

As you may have heard, Stack Exchange has announced a new feature: Sites can now request to enable a banner to warn about their policy on AI-generated content. This feature could be useful for Super ...
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What should I do with a duplicate for which the flag aged away? Should the other question then become the duplicate?

I marked: Disk usage at 100% during startup +16 Asked 10 months ago Modified 10 months ago Viewed 14k times 6 answers: +23, +11, +9, +3, +2, +1 as a duplicate of: Disk usage is always at 100% +1 ...
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Can we find a canonical QA to close 'will this charger work?' questions against?

We get so many of these, with only minor variations. My google-fu is failing to find one single canonical QA we could use to close these against. Can anyone find - or indeed write - one we can use as ...
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Why were my flags on a meta answer post and comments containing expletives directed at another user declined?

The author of this answer to a meta post literally told OP to "shut the freak up" (only they didn't say "freak") in both their answer and several comments. (The answer is not ...
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Why do people attempt to discourage long well-written answers by instant AI accusations?

I remember a discussion where people were so sure in their ability to detect AI, when SE decided to not allow dealing with potential ChatGPT answers. What I see in reality, occassionally, is that most ...
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What's the difference between [windows-defender] and [microsoft-defender]?

There are two tags on the main site which seem to be synonymous: windows-defender (367 Q&As) microsoft-defender (8 Q&As) The latter has no tag wiki or any info attached (not even a brief ...
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Understanding the flawed audit review system

I came across a post, analyzed its content, and subsequently answered, drawing from my own experience of encountering a similar issue in the past. In an effort to provide a comprehensive answer rooted ...
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Recommended "close" vote practice [duplicate]

Seeing a question with two close votes, but no specific comment, why the close votes were issues, I wonder what is the recommended practice for close votes: Shouldn't there be a comment explaining ...
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Audit failed, why is this not opinion based?

I just flagged https://superuser.com/review/first-questions/1224426 as opinion based in the First Questions review. I am struggling to see why it is not opinion based. Who knows what IBM devs were ...
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Against the "restrictions" tag

So, we have a restrictions tag. I believe it is much too vague and general. Now, true, it has 95 associated questions, but they should either just lose the tag or get more specific tags, existing or ...
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Is this refusal to accept an answer aligned with community standards?

I added an answer to the following question, thinking I fulfilled what the OP expected: Is there an equivalent of a downloads list for attachments saved from MS Outlook? The OP says the answer is not ...
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How is it possible to review 1000 "Close votes" within less than 10 minutes?

Just by accident I stumbled upon a user profile and instantly noticed the high number of gold badges. When looking at the list of badges I wondered how it is possible to review 1,000 close votes ...
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Why was this OP's self-answer converted to a comment?

This post: OrangePi Zero 3 once you have installed and booted a OS from micro SD card you can't eventually boot any different OS OP found out that their issue stemmed from the hardware publisher ...
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Let's better define a "Hardware recommendation"

While performing reviews, I was asked to review a question that basically asked "Will DDR3 RAM work with motherboard XYZ?". For the purposes of Super User, is this considered a hardware ...
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Where to ask a question about the best "zsh + iTerm2" for Windows alternative

I would like to ask this question (just a draft for now) I recently moved from MacOS to Windows 10, and I need to find a good terminal + bash substitute for what I had on the Mac (iTerm2 + zsh + Oh ...
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Inconsistent tags: .bash-profile (with dot) vs bashrc (no dot)

Problem There is the tag .bash-profile, note the leading dot. Currently it has no synonyms, so the "canonical" tag is naturally with the dot. And there is also bashrc with .bashrc as its ...
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Is a question about a Windows iPhone image type that turns out to be just about settings on the iPhone a better fit for Ask Different SE?

I asked How to browse the iPhone HEIC images on Windows without the automatic conversion to JPG? and found out that the fix is on the side of the iPhone settings. Windows does not play a role for the ...
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What do you use to quickly post boilerplate responses?

What do you use to quickly post boilerplate responses? I am using a simple Tampermonkey script but I, as a Bear of Very Little Brain, am open to suggestions. I'm not just looking for improvements/...
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How to Change email notification

For some reason, I stopped receiving notifications when someone replied to my question. I can’t find the settings location.
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Why are questions randomly being closed and marked as "shopping requests" when they are not?

I would really like to understand how this questions is supposed to be a "shopping request", when there is no request for specific products or manufacturers I clearly am discussing a most ...
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Are questions about microcontrollers off topic?

Should we see questions about microcontrollers as inherently off topic or should we allow them? What do you all think?
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Why are review audits so bad and are there any plans to improve them?

As a continuation of my comments here, which weren't understood too well and are more suitable as a separate question/discussion, I'm wondering why does anyone think review audits are any useful on ...
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Why was my question (1801790) closed?

How to upgrade the software called Everything published by Void Tools? The reason that was given is "details or clarity," which clearly isn't the issue. There are a couple of answers and ...
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Close votes queue is half-dead, can anything be done about it?

This is a screenshot of review stats taken today, but it has been similar for a while (bunch of useless questions I followed ended at 4 close votes), lately in the worst state with stats similar to ...
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Mobile Mark 25 bench marking software question

Is this site appropriate for asking a question about the Mobile Mark Benchmarking Software? Especially if I am having issues with running it?
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Combatting Spam: Enhancing Keyword Approval and Filtering

Recently, as a regular user focused mainly on Q&A, I've noticed a surge in spam content related to the "HERO RUPEE LOAN CUSTOMER CARE HELPLINE NUMBER". These posts consist of spam ...
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Why try to solve someone's issue when you can just sweep it under the rug?

I know I'm risking excommunication here but nevermind. A few weeks ago, I posted a (legitimate, I think) question about issues while connecting two PCs via RDP over the same home network. At first I ...
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Integrate reputations of multiple superuser accounts?

I have 2 accounts on superuser. May I know how can I transfer and integrate the reputations of my accounts? Thank you.
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Please be more careful with audit tests

I was doing some reviews, and I ended up at this answer. It clearly is no SPAM, it clearly deals with the subject at hand and indeed gives some answers in a structured way, so I thought "That ...
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How do we better educate new Reviewers in the Review queues?

It seems from comments that there may be confusion over who I think needs educating. I mean the reviewers, not the users. We currently have epidemic numbers of terrible reviews, with a stunningly low ...
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Do the anti spam measures need to be increased?

It seems the last week or so, we get overrun with spam posts. It generally takes up to 15 minutes before enough spam flags have been gathered to delete the post, which is enough time to get Google ...
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This is not a farewell…

This is not a farewell, but rather an explanation. What happened? As some of you might have noticed, I have not been hanging out on SuperUser — or any Stack Exchange site — nowadays as much as I had ...
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Why questions are closed and why asking new questions are banned?

Its good to organize and maintain the forum and make it look good and have question or research or knowledge sharing. As in stack exchange specially super user i have faced strict rules of closing ...
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Why my Questions closed is not opened after 2 times re-editing..why not admins re-edit themself?

I have edited two time and remove all questing leaving one and question still explained to make them understand what i am talking about still question is not opened and even banned to ask more ...
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Reference new ChatGPT / AI policy in the Help Center

I've recently flagged a few answers as suspected ChatGPT generated answers. These answers came from a new user. It occurred to me to reference the help center when commenting to the user, however ...
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Hackintosh vs. fair use

Note: Cross-posted on SE Law to get thoughts from legal experts there. Follow up question to Revisit the Hackintosh policy. Use case: I create a userscript (in a [licenced] Windows or a Linux) and ...
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General moderators' strike

Open letter here: https://openletter.mousetail.nl I haven't decided what I think about this yet. It seemed fairly apparent months ago that technical support was a prime target for ChatGPT et al., and ...
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Looking to learn from this, first time I edited question (other than in-lining an image or some typos)

I got some criticism for editing a question. I personally don't think I mutilated the question but others may feel differently. Original question: I am trying to find a long-term method of storing ...
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How can I further improve my freezing laptop question?

Commenters suggested me to address their comments in my main post and I think I did. However, I have received 3 downvotes so I guess my question still isn't up to the mark. How can I further improve ...
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ChatGPT - what do we flag as?

How do we best flag [fairly obvious] suspected ChatGPT answers? Do we need to flag for a mod every time, or spam… or…? These are usually already attracting human attention - comments underneath, a ...
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Software recs - better user guidance

There are many software rec questions on meta, involving correct tags, how to ask etc, but I can't find one that covers this aspect. No matter how well a user follows the guidelines in How do I ask a ...
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Are multiple accounts at superuser.com allowed?

Are multiple accounts at superuser.com allowed? When clicking on the symbol with the question mark I only found information on merging multiple accounts in one.
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Middle Sidebar Advertising

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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Make [on-hold] synonymous of [closed-questions]

I kindly request to make on-hold synonymous with closed-questions "on-hold" was a wording used between 2013 and 2019. Nowadays, it's used "closed": on-hold has no tag wiki and has ...
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