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Are questions about the decisions to limit a feature on-topic?

A Lenovo staff says that the bluetooth keyboards of the Yoga model are only compatible with the same model, not with other devices. Therefore my other computer cannot detect it. I want to know why ...
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How to know where my question belongs to

Is there some decision diagram, how to determine where my question belongs to? Often it's hard to decide if my question is for Superuser × Stack Overflow, Superuser × Android Enthusiast × Ask ...
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2021: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Is rep increased if a downvoted answer is deleted?

Sorry if this is a dupe, I couldn't find another with my use case. Let's say hypothetically I answered a question with "XYZ", and the answer was downvoted 2 times. If I then remove that ...
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Where to ask website questions?

For some reason I was under the impression this site was for websites too, but FAQ explicitly says it's not for that. Where can I ask questions about web services? Why do all the website tags (like ...
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Is this question in-topic?

Would it be in-topic to ask if, given the current shortage of MacBooks, I should buy a MacBook Pro 14'' with M1 Pro, or wait until the M2 comes out? I'm not interested in gaming, but I want to train ...
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Why is this question about downloading an M3U8 video file off-topic?

I ran across this fairly popular question about downloading an M3U8 file on Windows 10: Downloading m3u8 videos that was closed. I don't spend a lot of time on Super User, but I'm struggling to see ...
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Is it time to update this close reason?

Image & text of the Software recs close reason (just so no-one thinks this was closed already ;)… Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because ...
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Unreasonable closure of question

Q: TERM value for Windows 10 terminal Who closed this question? How is this question not clear? It looks to me whoever closed this should not have the power to close questions because he is ...
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Could I have answered this any better?

This question was asked, with the key component of the question being how do I review someone else's activity? I answered with a solution, and after receiving comments from the Asker, added another ...
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A proper question got closed down

I posted a question with a lot of details How do I prevent an exe and Powershell on Windows / PC to stop running altogether? But it got closed with the reason "not enough details provided"....
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My question was closed as "opinion-based" despite not being opinion-based

My question Why do SSDs tend to fail much more suddenly than HDDs? was closed by a mod as "opinion-based", despite being in no way opinion-based. It asks for factual reasons why SSDs tend ...
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i'm requesting reopening of question in the text body

Is there a way to add a new writing script as a language to windows, preferably 10?, this question doesn't need any more clarity, as i've already clarified whatever is required.
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Edit request was rejected, approved, and then rejected

I was hoping to get some clarification to help me going forward with future edits. Here is a screenshot of my proposed changes (link the original post here): These are minor grammatical/...
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Add updated tag and change accepted answer or keep aging question as is

I asked a question in 2013 and it was answered sub-optimally with the best workaround available at the time so I accepted that answer. The question recently had a bounty offered on it and someone ...
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How can I use email receipt to trigger Windows 10 processes

My question was closed - not before I had some useful advice from some users - and been arrogantly dismissed. I cannot see the benefit of this site when it allows behaviour that discourages people ...
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Community bot comments might be misunderstood

There have lately started appearing comments on posts such as: Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it's ...
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Does having the same answer as another question automatically make a question a duplicate?

I'm thoroughly confused regarding the the closing of: How to fix wsl2 not opening graphical apps? by a single gold-badge as a duplicate of: How to skip update to Windows 11 on Windows insider program? ...
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I am confused why this reasonable edit suggestion by a low rep user was rejected by two reviewers

Review: https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/1090627 I am the original author of this answer. The suggested edit by a low rep user looks pretty reasonable to me. To summarise: Measure twice ...
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Is this text on a help article a bug (or something else)?

In the editing help article it says: if(thisSite.Settings.Site.StyleCodeByDefault) { Code blocks will be highlighted using highlight.js. In many cases, the syntax highlighting language will be ...
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Is this answer spam?

I came across this answer in the First Answers review queue which I wasn't sure about, so I was hoping to get some insight from other members of the community. On the one hand, it does kinda-sorta ...
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The problem of the no longer working links

After some time it is physiological that answers may contain outdated links. And it is a pity. I see a couple of identification strategies: A script that actively runs across the entire database to ...
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No user identified in an answer to this question

How do I pass multiple commands to START in Windows Command Line? no user or options to close, edit etc, whats the deal? No direct link to share either.
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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 March 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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