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Can I get this question question reopened?

This question Is there any way to check for badblocks that address the two issues? get flagged as opinion based. But it's not. Some guy posted an totally untrue opinion based answer, but I really want ...
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What more info does this question require? [I am not new here]

I posted a question here - Can not authenticate device to use with Windows Your Phone app. It was closed just by saying that it needed more info. What more can I add to this? I think I have made ...
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Logout from Super User or Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Actually I need to logout my account in one device that is in Windows 7, Chrome... Can anyone please help me with that. My friend logged in By Mistake with his account. I want to remove his and add my ...
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Asking question about Outlook.com

I asked a question concerning Outlook.com. As I was not sure whether Superuser was the proper place, I did some research and realised that there is a dedicated tag: outlook.com. The tag is relatively ...
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What's wrong with asking if a program exist which satisfies some requirements? [duplicate]

The question is this, and has been closed as Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they become outdated quickly and attract opinion-based ...
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OBS's 4 Downscale Filters do? difference between 4 OBS encoders?

I'm very sorry about No. 1 What is the difference between OBS encoders?, Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they become outdated quickly ...
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A hidden passive-aggressive attitude toward questions

Some moderations to close a question do not make sense here. The reason stated for the closing of question the at the top of the page, for example, says this question needs clarity. The OP has asked ...
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Why is this audit spam?

I just received this review audit in the Low Quality Posts queue. Here is a screenshot: I passed the audit, but only because I noticed that the user who posted it was deleted, so I opened the post in ...
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Can moderators provide deleted comments when a issue is raised on Meta?

I have recently raised an issue here on Meta about suspension for commenting. As comments were deleted and I could not register all of them, some users may ask themselves if in those missing comments ...
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What sort of content does SuperUser want? What is a “useful” contribution?

I tried to contribute on Super User, by: Answering "yes" (with an explanation as to why) to a yes/no question Commenting on an UNSOLVED issue, that has been idle and open for about 2 years ...
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Is there a discord server for superuser or stackoverflow?

is there a discord server for superuser or stackoverflow? I can't seem to find links to any.
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Was my suspension for commenting called for?

I have been suspended last week. No reason or previous warning was given, but presumably it was because of my activity on Tetsujin's answer to "What to do when my Mac is frozen?". Since it ...
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How do I sign out of stack exchange? [duplicate]

Signing up or Logging in is straight forward. You click on the corresponding button at the top-right of the screen. Now how do I sign/log-out? Clicking my avatar takes me to some profile page. And no, ...
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I'm confused… Should I ask this in serverfault?

I have a question about my Super User post: Setting up a VPN server for LAN access over the internet using OpenVPN in linux Should I consider asking this in serverfault?? This question is involved in ...
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Why was I accused of spreading ransomware (and had my question deleted) for asking about stopping a McAfee service?

I asked about how to stop a McAfee antivirus service (where I am an administrator of the computer) in the Super User community. Why was my question deleted as "off topic: not related to hardware/...
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Why can’t I login and stay logged in on Super User but can when logging into Stack Overflow?

I have changed my password for the 10th time today on Super User. Every time I try to login in it tells me username or password incorrect in every browser I use. I tried using the Chrome password ...
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Is it opinion based to ask for reasons for a specific technical decision?

Sorry for another "it-is-so-unfair-that-my-question-was-closed-bwaah" question, but hey, it is what it is, so here goes: Today I submitted a question asking for reasons to equip an external ...
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Uploading a spreadsheet for ease of reference

How do I upload my spreadsheet in a question so I can reference what I am trying to do with all the formulas currently working as it is 85% formulas
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InCopy tag creation request

My Super User question here involves Adobe InCopy. I would like to request the creation of a tag about Adobe InCopy. Could we please create such a tag? Thanks!
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Questions to the moderators

This post is addressed at the moderators. In my 11 years on SU I have been suspended two times for one week at a time, for reasons that still today leave me perplexed. My first suspension was when I ...
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Why was this question of mine closed? [duplicate]

Question edited for clarifications. I did not ask for a software license or license recommendation, I asked about the implications. I still haven't got the answer about why the two different close ...
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My question was marked as duplicate but it's really not

I recently asked this question about a strange behaviour my computer was having. It had recorded keystrokes I've made one month ago, leading to think about a possible malware/keylogger infection. It ...
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Would asking a question about Power Automate be on topic here?

The title explains it fairly well. Would asking a question about Power Automate be on topic here?
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I don't have a negative posting history. Why have I been banned?

I've come here a few times in the past year hoping to ask a question only to be reminded: I dont recall deleting bad questions (and dont have the rep to see my deletions), and I've been using Stack ...
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Is the “microsoft” tag of any use? [duplicate]

I have found a tag named microsoft which was created August 26 with 10 questions. Does the tag have any use, or should it be removed?
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Merge tags windows-10 and win10

I have recently noticed that, there is a tag named win10 which has a few questions on Windows 10. But there is already the major tag windows-10 and questions should use the major tag. I personally ...
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Someone else's legit question deleted

(Edited to be a generic question; see old version if you're curious about specifics) I googled a question (Q) I had and the only hit was to a deleted (but cached) Q here and it (the Google-cached copy)...
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Tag wiki should provide guidance on [zoom] vs [zoom-meeting]

I've noticed that we have both zoom and a zoom-meeting tags. Some questions about the Zoom videoconferencing software are tagged with zoom, and some with zoom-meeting -- there is currently no ...
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Different between Superuser and superuser meta

What is different between Super user and super user meta? I know that I shouldn’t ask this question in this site.But I was forced.
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Is the subject of software licensing now off-subject?

My question is about the closing of the post Should the code of my app that include libraries under LaTeX Project Public License 1.3c have to be public? I have encountered and answered on this site ...
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Is this the right place for Ubuntu using WSL questions?

Is this the right exchange to ask about networking problems Ubuntu using WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux)? It seems like candidates are here, “Unix & Linux,” and “Ask Ubuntu.” The question ...
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High-quality question closed and deleted before I had time to respond

About a week or so ago I asked and answered a question on using the AWS command line tool. I put a lot of work and effort into the answer, and was highly surprised to find that it got closed as off-...
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I'm having issues with a software provider, can I ask here for ways to get them to do what I want them to?

I thought that asking here a way to get Microsoft to delete an account they created without my consent would be relevant, as others might have the same problems. Microsoft is a software-provider and I ...
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Should we have programming added to no-no's in the Tour?

I've just realized that the SuperUser Tour doesn't list programming in the Don't ask about... list. I think we should consider adding it. We have four migration targets for closed questions: Stack ...
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Answer copied and filled up with spam

The content of one of my answers was copied and a new answer was created (with some spam added). This was then "corrected" by a user with a score over 2000. Since he was only shown the "...
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Should we have a question regarding how to minimize the impact of Windows 10 reboots for updates on your workflow?

We sometimes get questions from Windows 10 users who are asking for help after their Windows 10 machine rebooted while they were away, leading to lost work. These users sometimes mention offhandedly ...
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Can I ask what the definition of “enterprise services” is?

Can I ask this here? If not, what other stack exchange site would best? Apple’s New Era Has Begun Now Apple has set its sights on a much larger bite of the apple: enterprise services. It’s such a ...
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Stack Exchange App For iPhone X And Above

Although I am new to the forum, I have also been reading articles without an account for months. Today, I signed up for an account. I have downloaded the stack exchange app and have noticed that it ...
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Bad user experience - needs looking at

The question referred to was rapidly re-opened, but this meta isn't about one specific question being closed as a dupe; it's about the user experience once that happens. I'm a big boy now. I can ...
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Difficulty formulating question such that it does not elicit theoretical vs practical debate

In this question, I am trying to ask for something that from user experience sounds very simple "I would like want an software that blocks something for me as administrator on a computer" (...
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Downvote for a working answer, only because it means too much effort compared to available answers?

Is there a kind of rule to post only those answers which offer a solution with a needed time investment that is in good proportion with already available answers? So that a working answer may get ...
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Question about hardware is closed as off topic

I asked a question about computer hardware. I looked through the section about what is considered on topic on this site and I didn't see any problems with my question. However my question was closed ...
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Should a Windows 10 tag be removed, if a problem is related to Windows 10?

I found it important to add the Windows-10 tag to this this question Is there a way to force Windows to use Precision Touchpad drivers rather than Synaptics? because it is mainly an issue of Windows ...
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How to contact a moderator?

A recent question I posted was closed down and the only message I got was: "This question needs details or clarity. It is not currently accepting answers." I have made some edits but I am ...
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How to deal with an incompetent moderator

Asked this question: https://superuser.com/questions/1565766/difference-between-a-serial-and-a-usb-port a few days back and it got closed because "Closed. This question needs details or clarity. ...
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Question closed due to “lack of research”

I asked the following question that was closed due to a supposed lack of research. I believe this was a mistake for the following reason: I'm well aware of how to time the execution of a command, but ...
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Vote to Reopen an Optical Drive Question

My Question I was wondering if this question can be voted to be reopened. I would like to hear any objections, with the reasoning of course. Since the tag requires reasoning. My reasoning is that the ...
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Something wrong with this question

Honestly speaking I feel this is most detailed (with full of research)question that I have ever asked I feel it’s not getting deserved attention Maybe because people feel They are aiding theft etc, ...
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Should I delete my answer after finding a similar answer on a SuperUser sister site?

I apology if this question has already been answered in any form. Today, I answered this question. I knew the answer will be found in archive.org website, so went there, copied the relevant ...
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Cannot use the answer button on any stackexchange site anymore since site upgrade

I apologize in advance if I'm in the wrong forum but I wanted to post an answer to my own question but everytime I click the answer my own question button it does absolutely nothing. All other buttons ...

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