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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 Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they become outdated quickly and ...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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Ubuntu 18.04 dual iface gateway with no internet activity [migrated]

I'm having trouble getting my two interface Ubuntu Server (18.04) to: have a working pppoe connection to the internet, and; share that connection with the rest of my LAN. I mention 2. because in the ...
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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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Close reason for questions asking for code

Wording of close reasons has changed recently. For questions asking code (e.g. VBA macro) without demonstrating self effort I've voted as "too broad" in the past, however with the new wording I'm ...
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Alias nvidia to nvidia-graphics-card

There is no Nvidia tag. Confer, https://superuser.com/questions/tagged/nvidia. It may be a good idea to make nvidia an alias for nvidia-graphics-card.
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Which sorting superuser use for displaying reputations of users in one page

I have come across this page https://superuser.com/users?tab=Reputation&filter=week and most of the elements look like in sorted order, but some elements are not in sorted order. Is it supposed to ...
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I am not seeing where to mark a response as the answer - it's not visible on my page

I have a question about my Super User post: Is there a secure way to provide outside access to a computer inside a cablemodem LAN? One of the comments says "As the problem seems to be solved, you ...
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Why was question about Windows 7 install downvoted?

Downvotes are for questions from one of the following categories: zero research effort, unclear, not useful. I'm trying to install Windows 7 and explain the problems I encounter here. I explain ...
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A better way to find duplicates?

This is something that has been bugging me for a while. It is not uncommon for the same question to be asked repeatedly. Take this question that was asked today. This question, in one form or ...
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possible spam account (marlin putnam)

This user (marlin putnam) produces very low quality "answers". In almost all cases the answer doesn't really address the question at all, in addition, the posts have a very bad quality meaning they ...
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Why is this question about VMware Workstation's Record/Replay feature off-topic?

This is not my question, but it is a question that I possibly could answer: why is the question What versions of VMware Workstation has the “Recording/Replaying VM activity” feature marked off-topic? ...
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What should I do when I think my comment should be undeleted?

I've left a comment on this answer explaining why I have downvoted it and how it could be improved. Other user replied, I replied and the comments section eventually got too chatty, so all comments ...
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Help understanding “on-topic” re: networking content

Relevant question: Has TCP/IP ever "officially" had a fifth layer? This is my first post on SuperUser, so I want to make sure I'm respecting the community standards, but I'm struggling to ...
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Microsoft Office desktop/app version

Despite the confusion with the payment model between Microsoft Office (one time payment) and Microsoft Office 365 (subscription). There is the issue between the different installation versions. You ...
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Suggestion to rename Tag [office365] to [microsoft-office-365]

Since the current notation for MS Office tags is microsoft-office-VERSION e.g. microsoft-office-2019, I would suggest to apply that notation to MS Office 365 as well. Currently the tag is named ...
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Closing a question as a duplicate (followup)

This is a followup on my previous meta question. This (my) question has been marked as a duplicate and closed: "This question has been asked before and already has an answer." And of course, a ...
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Are questions related to download YouTube content allowed?

There are many questions about how to download video or audio from YouTube. Here are the two tags youtube-dl and youtube. But in the YouTube Terms 5.B., here I quote a portion of it: You shall not ...
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Is it possible to create a stackExchange account without facebook or google accounts?

Just wondering if it is at all possible to register for a stack exchange account with a non google email address?
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High Reputation on SuperUser without any posts? [duplicate]

A user 'DAMAN' has 101 reputation on superuser without any answer and a single question with 0 score. Where has his reputation come from? He is just member since 5 days? Link To DAMAN'S Page.
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Suspended when the user who instigated the incident was not

Last week I got a 7-day suspension due to some comments I posted beneath this question (I would have made this post sooner but the system wasn't allowing me to do so while suspended). A user decided ...
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Migration - Replace ServerFault with SoftwareRecs?

I don't have figures for this, just a perception based on my close-votes, usually with new users though not always. We have no migration path to software recommendations, even for well-structured ...
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What happens to abandoned questions?

I've been thinking a lot about the whole 'welcoming' debate. I've read that new users can find downvotes so discouraging that they can be ruined for Stack Exchange for life. Most of my SE activity is ...
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Korean spam attack?

We seem to be under an attack from a Korean spamming group. They make a post about every 3 minutes, which gets deleted through flag as spam in less than 1 minute. Is there a way to stop this at all? ...
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Instagram v VSCO v 'website or forum'

How can I simultaneously download original pictures from someone else's public VSCO? How can I download some original-sized bigger pictures from Instagram simultaneously? https://superuser.com/...
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Should we do something about the high number of Jenkins questions with no votes and no answers?

I follow the jenkins tag on all SE sites. I've noticed that SU attracts an oddly large amount of Jenkins questions that receive basically no attention. These questions have some problems: These ...
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Should we make this question “Why are some files not movable on Windows 10?” as canonical?

I've asked this question Why are some files not movable on Windows 10? out of curiosity and some confused it as a duplicate of How can I shrink a Windows 10 partition? Which was not because I ...
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I edited my question too many times

I'm very new to the forums, so I don't have much experience whether I should edit or post a new question. A day ago, I asked a question at superuser.com about where programs should be installed for a ...
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Why can't I accept/mark the answer?

I had asked a question here in this website, then received some comments as suggestion. Initially I thought it wasn't the solution but then I tried it and I realized it was the solution. 'Help' ...
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A frame challege answer was deleted — “does not answer the question”

I posted an answer to a question. I felt that my answer was an appropriate frame challenge, based on other frame challenges I’ve seen, and on the answers to this Meta question. My answer was then ...
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Notify on Super User review queues

Is there any solution to notify my iOS devices that new items are populating the review queues?
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Can we unload [load]?

load is undefined, has zero followers, and currently has 59 questions. These include the following uses of the term: command in various software parameter or setting in various commands data file ...
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(Accepted) answer to a spam question - bot account?

I noticed a question which was apparently spam but was answered by a high profile user (and accepted as the answer). I was wondering what's going on? My first guess would be that the user in question (...
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Tag creation request

I have a question about my Super User post: vim | less breaks things (autogenerated header) May the community please create the following tags: bug less Tag #discussion is included because it is ...
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Should a question be closed if the asker mentions they might end up using other software? [closed]

I posted a question about a particular piece of software, and a user voted to close it, with the reasoning that I intend on trying other software. This is the question in question: Does the free ...
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Strange audit result

In the Close Votes review queue, I got Graphics Card Adapter Is Facing Backwards as an audit question. The question had a colorful history: closed by a moderator as unclear, subsequently edited a ...
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Should we edit out potentially inappropriate content if they might be an important part of a question?

Port 25 not open, how send email? That question might be legitimate, but with part of the email domain contains an inappropriate word, I'm not sure whether editing that out harms the question or not. ...
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Do I need to prove the accepted answer is correct? AKA is my question unclear?

I posted an unclear question that I later tidied up, but now commenters are doubtful that the accepted answer (which was edited when I clarified my post) is correct. I posted a screenshot to prove it,...
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Why won't moderator let me delete my question?

I posted this question which was narrowly focused problem of a larger task. After a few days I had <15 views so I added bounty. Now I've had a couple of people chime in with helpful comments and it'...