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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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Merge [aero-snap] and [windows-snap-assist]

aero-snap has 44 questions whereas there are only 7 questions in windows-snap-assist small enough that none of them has a wiki. They're all about Windows' snapping feature aero and windows-aero has ...
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Is there anything we can do about ancient questions being bumped?

I keep coming across ancient questions that are now completely irrelevant - for example What do these error messages mean and how to fix it?. My first thought was "Use a newer release of Ubuntu?!" ...
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Merging [character-set] and [charset]

Both are about character sets, but they don't have any wiki character-set has only 8 questions charset has 24 questions I think charset should be made a synonym of character-set
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The correct usage of software version numbers in questions

I initially thought that the software version number is an integral part of each software-related question, but I've started to backpedal after discovering how questions may quickly become outdated ...
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Is a general question about licence types off topic?

I would argue that this question: "Is ISO 32000-2:2017 (pdf-2.0) non-free and non-open format?" is off topic because it's not "about computer software within the scope defined in the help center". I ...
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Why am I getting a refusal to help answer a question of mine?

I asked a question about getting the intimate details (well network type, what cert was used to connect to a network connection) on Windows 10. Question for context: Replicating a wireless connection ...
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How can I undelete this to answers

I posted this two answers, although they work and I test the solution, it seems that there is not very obvious since they were deleted on sight with this comment: Please read the question again ...
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Is downvoting a question constructive?

The only dumb question is the one that isnt asked. Is downvoting questions constructive? I came across this question today and it had a couple of downvotes before I answered it. This got me ...
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My question still on hold after adding details?

I have asked this question and it got put on hold for the lack of details and for asking many question. I have edited it to one question and I have added the details that have been requested from me ...
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Should old opinion-based questions be significantly edited?

This question What display size and resolution is good for reading PDF in double page view? is closed as primarily opinion-based. I attempt to edit it like this, but it says I'm editing too much. What ...
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Parsing out what you do versus what you say you do

The decision by several mods on Using pirated copy of old windows versions puzzles me. Yes, the poster knows he's courting disaster. However, if we stopped helping the clueless, we'd be whistling in ...
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Does attributing alone prevent a plagiarism suspension

Question: If you attribute and reference content sources in an answer you provide, does that attribution alone protect someone from having their SU account suspended for a violation of Plagiarism. ...
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“Defuse” potentially dangerous links?

Does any kind of policy exist in regards to handling potentially "dangerous" links? In this particular case I'm looking at How to crash Microsoft windows internet explorer 11? and removed the http ...
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Drop kick [dropout]

Is dropout useful? A long time ago it was identified as a tag that should never be the only tag on a question...I good sign it's a meta tag. There are only 4 questions tagged as such so I get it's ...
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Is Spam Assasin configuration on-topic?

My web host company handles my email & they run it through Apache Spam Assasin. Using CPanel, I only see options to black/white-list domains, but I would like to mark as spam based on certain ...
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Useful tag edits rejected

As part of retagging mikrotik away from the Manufacturer Meta-Tag to each individual product (mikrotik-routeros and mikrotik-swos), I've added relevant tags to questions that mentioned Mikrotik but ...
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No feedback on answer from the person who issued the bounty (replicating the problem)

In regards to this question I would be interested if my (first) solution works, but I wasn't able to replicate the problem. Where should I ask how to replicate a problem? Seem kind of counter ...
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Where do I report superuser site bug?

Where do I report a bug I find on the superuser site (it's just a minor one)? I only found a help center entry for security vulnerability. Maybe it's one of the cases where I'm just too stupid to do ...
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A suspended account and its days visited counter/records

Question When an account is suspended, does the suspended account have the ability to keep their days "visited" or "consecutive" days visited streak alive, and increment the number up still during ...
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Question about structuring posts

I would argue that, for the majority, paragraphs as well as short sentences almost always make it easier to read like in this suggested change. But the change was rejected for the following reason: ...
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Why was this question about downloading / uploading put on hold as off-topic?

In this question, the asker seems to be asking about how bandwidth usage is counted. A possible misunderstanding of its accounting may have led the asker to believe that if bandwidth is "used" by the ...
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Deletion of OP's (admittedly poor) self-answer

In this question: Bash: I want to type a tilde. Pressing F10 gives me '1~' instead of just '~', the OP eventually posted their own answer, describing how they solved the issue ...
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Unsynonomize [synaptic] and [synaptics]

Synaptics is a company that makes human interface devices like touchpads. Synaptic is a Linux package manager that works with Apt. At some point in the past, these two tags were incorrectly ...
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Why is the question about knowing which window manager too broad?

How to know the window manager a specific program uses? Why is this question too broad? I only ask one question at a time, which is specific and answerable. I think this kind of question is very good ...
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Moderator justification and considerations for closing a bountied question prematurely

Questions I'd like to hear thoughts from non-moderator community members perhaps regarding this and their take knowing all the detail and perspective as I wrote about below regarding the ...
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How should I handle this review task / answer?

While reviewing I came across this post: https://superuser.com/a/1359300/926024 and I'm very unsure on what to do about it. Technically, it is an answer to the question, even though it is basically ...
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Is the question about floating panel less unclear now?

Why isn't the floating panel focused when clicking on it? Has it been clearer? If not, why is that? PS: why is that question (which is now clearer) still bad?
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Fixing a question about finding specific hardware

My question replacement rgb led strips for asus aura sync? was closed as off topic: "Questions seeking for hardware shopping recommendations are off-topic because they are often relevant only to the ...
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What's too broad about my question?

I have a question about my Super User post: How to protect my files against application? (Sandboxing?) First, I'm not complaining, I'm just trying to understand. Second, I already edited the ...
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Synonymize [keyboard-shortcuts] and [hotkeys]

keyboard-shortcuts has 3.7k questions. Its tag guidance says: “Keyboard shortcuts are combinations and oft-struck keys that help you work faster, or do more with less typing.” hotkeys has 626 ...
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Retag [mikrotik] to [mikrotik-routeros] or [mikrotik-swos]

mikrotik is a manufacturer meta-tag. Mikrotik makes a variety of routers, but for all intents and purposes they have two main products: RouterOS and SwOS (their operating system for switches). I ...
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Questions are no longer being accepted

Right now Super User is no longer accepting questions from my account. Is there a way to override this or am I screwed?
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Is there any way to deter this determined guy?

This guy, https://superuser.com/users/937962/adam-c, has only been on SE for 11 days, and earning of 5 points, is already start poking at my well asked question. It is understandable, for new people ...
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Purpose of “very low quality” flag of questions

I've recently flagged this question as very low quality. The question for those can't see deleted posts: WHis has a to be My media monkey broke and said “WHis has a to be”. I tried destroying ...
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Post Closed - Primarily Opinion Based - But it does not appear to be opinion based to me

Post: Shared data between multiple devices / Operating systems I'm not asking for the best one, I'm not asking whether people like a solution or not. I'm asking "What solutions exist to address this ...
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Computer + off-topic devices, problem with off-topic device; Q on topic?

Video playing sideways after burning to DVD was recently posted. The gist: The OP used their cell phone to record videos, then transferred the files to their computer and was able to watch them on ...
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Am I doing something wrong?

I can understand this answer being downvoted but my one and only question was also downvoted almost at the same time? Weeks after the fact? And it's weird that in the "achievements" menu both have a -...
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Could a special case of “hardware recommendation” be on-topic?

First time on Meta :) My question is triggered by: What is the practical advantage of a higher refresh rate and what should I be looking for when looking for a monitor for FPS gaming? This is a ...
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How should I treat spam in the Low Quality Posts review queue

Recently I have come across several posts in the Low Quality Posts review queue on Super User that I believe to be spam. My understanding is that spam should be flagged as spam, and should not be ...
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Closure of question and rude approach

My question here has been closed. Rename files 000…001…002… to 001…002…003 as too broad. From my point of view, it is clear what I am asking. I'm asking of a simple way for these files to be renamed, ...
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Fair application of non-existent rules [closed]

Previously we had a discussion about ReactOS. Essentially there isn't a rule against asking about "pre-release" software, but those questions were closed because ReactOS is declared perpetually "alpha"...
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Suggestion of a measure to avoid abandoned bounties

I see too many posts with bounties being abandoned on our site. Bounties are an efficient attention-getter device which does well to attract answers to the post. If the post is abandoned, this seems ...
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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 ...