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Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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Closure of questions regarding pre-release/beta software

Five years ago, the issue was raised as to whether questions related to problems with beta software are on-topic. The gist of the logic for why they are not is in suggested wording for a custom close ...
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Flag declined but answer got deleted?

I just got a message that one of my flags got declined. It was a spam flag for a post on an old question that had no purpose other than promoting an external service. The answer got deleted, but my ...
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Super User new site theme is live

We rolled out the new site theme for Super User. It is now live. What new theme? If you're like, "What the heck are you talking about?", then you should read the Meta Stack Exchange post entitled ...
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What to do about outdated questions now that “no longer relevant” doesn't exist as a close reason?

There used to be a close reason called "no longer relevant" that we were supposed to use, but it no longer exists. What should we do instead in this day and age?
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Readly : is this question on-topic

I subscribe to Readly which allows me to read 1,500+ magazines, with new issues every month. I can't see anything on their site to answer this. It is probably a legal question, but can I ask how to ...
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Meta tag for tag-request

I think it would be helpful to have a meta tag tag-request in order to distinguish requests for new tags from other tag-related questions. Are there any reasons why this is hasn't been implemented?
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Add tag for drive-file-stream and for google-backup-and-sync

As the old Google Drive application is being depreciated on all platforms, I vote that we need new tags for its successors Drive File Stream and Google Backup and Sync in order to distinguish between ...
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Misleading wrong answer in a popular question

There is a popular question about inputting Unicode characters: How do you type Unicode characters using hexadecimal codes? And an accepted answer: https://superuser.com/a/90669/456981 The problem ...
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Rename Tag: [attachments] into [email-attachments]

I would like to suggest to rename the attachments-tag into email-attachments, analogue to the email-signature-tag.
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When is cost an on-topic question?

We sometimes get questions related to cost; some remain open and some are closed. But especially the ones that are closed lead to arguments in the comments because there is a gray area where cost isn'...
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Is the Commodore 64 Mini on topic?

The Commodore 64 Mini is a general-purpose computer that comes with Linux. It comes preinstalled with games, but it also comes preinstalled with BASIC that can load other programs. It is supposed to ...
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How to improve this answer?

I was wondering how to improve this (my) answer: https://superuser.com/a/1342178/201818 Unfortunately the down voter did not leave any comments. Thanks! PS. Note sure I'm should ask this question ...
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Why has this question on BlueJeans people account inference been placed on-hold as off-topic as “not about computer hardware or software”?

Regarding the question: How does BlueJeans estimate the number of meeting participants? Why has this question on BlueJeans people account inference been placed on-hold as off-topic as "This question ...
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Closure - How can I find reputable manufacturers that sell (online) Windows laptops with Chinese keyboards, in Canada?

I have a question about my Super User post: How can I find reputable manufacturers that sell (online) Windows laptops with Chinese keyboards, in Canada? I just thought to seek your feedback, as this ...
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How to use redundant tags (eg microsoft-excel, excel-2007)

I think I'm not using tags correctly I was always going for the "how to ask" rule: "be as specific as possible". This edit here: https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/775074 the rejection ...
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I recommend tossing [hardware-rec]

Subject says it all. Just posted a question and noticed the hardware-rec tag. This site specifically flags items on a regular basis that are hardware recommendations since they are too broad, so why ...
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What's the reasoning behind the rejection of this edit (#774829)?

I'm referring to this edit: https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/774829 I'm almost afraid to ask (because I already asked in regards to other edits), but I'm still trying to learn, so I ...
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Is there a “vote history” that shows every single up- and downvote including the revokes of votes?

Is there a "vote history" that shows every single up- and downvote including the revokes of votes? Does it get recorded in the database at all? There is the time line for a post and my reputation ...
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What is a good title for a question? [duplicate]

I tried to find instructions on how to make a good title for a question. There is informations in the help center on how to ask question and how to use the tags, but nothing specific on the title. ...
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How to deal with censorship by a high rep user?

I've made a few comments on an old post, which was (unfortunately, IMHO) closed as OT. Some appended to some answers, trying to contribute and provide more info and evidence on them, but another ...
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Unclear asking VS VLQ flag

I have recently flagged a question as "Very Low Quality". This flag has been declined, then the question has been put on hold as "Unclear what you're asking". The decline message said that I should ...
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Font Applesymbol on Windows/MS Word? [closed]

I compiled a list with some emojis on a mac editor (Nisus). I want to open (and print the file from a windows PC) the RTF which is produced does open on MS Word, but most of emojis display as squares. ...
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Why was this question about Alexa off-topic (and how can I write it better)?

I deleted this question, after it was downvoted and closed as off-topic***. That's totally fine, I respect the wisdom of those who are smarter and more experienced with this SE site ( @keltari , @...
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Why are substantial edits rejected when they don't also address all, potential minor, issues?

Some reviewers of suggested edits appear way to restrictive when it comes to approving an edit. See for example This suggested edit (Related meta post) And this one (Disclaimer, this one is mine) ...
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Why was this review (that just corrects grammar) rejected?

I'm referring to: https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/770815 Mainly I'm wondering about the following aspect... The original sentence was a little confusing: "To get a list names ever ...
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Why are some Super User answers not sorted by up-votes?

I was just looking at this question on SuperUser: How do I change the user I am logged in with on a Network Share? Unlike other questions, the answers do not seem to be sorted in any particular order ...
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New Super User theme coming soon

As mentioned on meta.stackexchange.com several months ago, all network sites will be getting updated themes. Super User is one of the first sites that will be updated. As such, I'm posting the design ...
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Why was that question was declared off-topic?

I thought all questions about browser add-ons where on topic. In that case, I’m failing to understand, why this question is not in the scope of this website : Does Encrypted Media Extensions is ...
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Don't give us static about deleting [dynamic]

dynamic is meaningless. Seems like it mostly attracts Excel-related question for some reason. There are also some questions on random topics, like folder binding, task scheduler, DDNS, dynamically ...
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Best strategy to analyze and judge a question be closed or not

As per this post popping up in the close review queue What I have to change this code to highlight more than one word in excel? I interpret this as here's my chunk of VB code, how do I make it do such ...
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Should [clock] be split up into 3 tags?

I was writing a question about how the clock changes between Linux and Windows, and noticed the clock tag. However, after looking over the questions, it seemed broad - or, at least, had multiple ...
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Who all can technically view saved drafts for questions and answers

As the post When I go to "Ask Question" here at superuser, how do I get an empty form? My previous question keeps showing up. states. . . Stack Exchange sites will save a question or ...
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Undelete an answer on a closed post that was deleted before it was closed

My Question If you delete an answer on a question that is opened and then that question is closed, can you undelete that answer after the question is closed? The Story I noticed in some comments on ...
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What is the lifespan of [lifespan]?

Subject says it all. Just posted a question and noticed the lifespan tag. So I understand the spirit of the tag, but it has no summary and seems very broad. And might also encourage questions that are ...
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Unable to clear my REPUTATION - deadly embrace

My reputation got hammered by an Admin, as I: 1) Answered my own question 2) and placed it in the wrong "forum" - ServerFault instead of SuperUser. So I deleted it. BAD IDEA. I am now locked out of ...
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Tag synonym request: vmware-player to vmware-workstation-player

Someone asked a question that was explicitly about VMware Workstation Player. They tagged it with the vmware-workstation tag, which has traditionally been used for the product that is now known as ...
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Migration of votes

When a question is migrated to another site, any upvotes are transferred with it and are credited on the target site. Questions that are off-topic here often receive downvotes simply because they're ...
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Should software recommendations be closed or moved?

I noticed that the community (sometimes) get software recommendation questions. These questions seem to be often closed. However, there is also now a Software Recommendations Stack Exchange (no longer ...
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Proposition to add a tag for “high refresh rate”

I searched for questions about high refresh rate displays and I found that they mostly use the general tag for refresh-rate. I think it makes sense to subdivide it further into questions about 60hz+ ...
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Cue the removal of [queue]

I came across the queue tag and found that just about every use had a different definition. There's no tag wiki excerpt. Proposal: asterisk queue => asterisk asterisk-queue printer queue => Is it ...
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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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Vampyric tags: [design] won't die

design didn't die like we wanted it to. The answer to life, the universe, and everything may be among the questions tagged with it, but these still cover such a broad swath of computery experience ...
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Lift question bans by answering?

How can I get out of a question ban? Begin by by improving your existing questions: do as much as possible to make them clear, specific and on-topic. The ban will be lifted automatically by ...
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Is my question about Netbeans more suitable for Stack Overflow or SuperUser?

I asked this question yesterday and one of the users pointed out to me that this question may be better for Stack Overflow. I feel that my question involves configuring Netbeans to run assembly code ...
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Remove OpenID Question from FAQ?

The Stack Exchange network has deprecated OpenID and on July 1, 2018 users will no longer be allowed to logon via this authentication method. Given this, should we remove the question This is an ...
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Pummel [panel]?

panel is an undefined tag with 42 questions. Even if it was defined, it begs misuse because it can apply to so many different kinds of things, and people don't read the wiki excerpts. Should we beat ...
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Questions about Temple OS?

I don't exactly understand the topic here, computer software Is a bit vague. The "Help Center" goes on to say programming and software development is off topic. Let's say though there was an ...
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Inaccurate detection of “subjective” question?

I'm not really proposing anything or even asking a question, I just felt this should be pointed out. Seems to me the question is very straight forward and answerable.
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Why was my edit, correcting a fact, rejected?

https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/756623 refers to 'Accent colors', but this ought be 'Theme colors'.
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Why were my 2 edits, suggesting numbering, rejected?

Please see https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/756634 and https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/756633. The numbering help clarify the multitude of solutions.