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Asking about websites recommendations is allowed behaviour or breaks any rule?

There is certain explicit functionality I'm trying to get and that used to be available at a given website. Offline now but maybe there is a replacement or another one that serves the same ...
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How to create my own “stack box” with answers?

Is there a built-in way to create "stack box" of questions/answers I found helpful? The thing is that I work full-time in my personal context/fixed stack. Back-end, front-end, Linux, DevOps, etc. And ...
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How do I log out of superuser? [duplicate]

I logged in to superuser to uprate a good answer, and I prefer to log out of sites before leaving them for my (and their) security, but I don't see any "Logout" button in the title bar or in any of ...
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What is the difference between the file-types and filetype tags?

What is the difference between the file-types and filetype tags? Is it best to leave them as two separate tags or merge them together?
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Can I make Duplicate posts? [duplicate]

Can I make a Duplicate post that I originally made on the StackExchange site Ask Different on here as well? I may not get an answer on Ask Different or maybe it's best for me to post my issue here ...
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Can/should we do anything about old “unanswered” questions being bumped when they have an answer?

Previous questions have dealt with similar issues: 1. Is there anything we can do about ancient questions being bumped? Conclusion I: Valueless questions getting repeatedly bumped is a problem. They ...
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Since when were command-line tools off-topic?

I previously asked this question on Meta to query the overzealous closing of this SU question as a duplicate. The moderator who initially closed it, without justification or explanation of the ...
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Does adding an explanation in an edit make it “deviate from the intent”? [migrated]

I've done an edit https://tex.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/187079 to a question, after adding an explanatory comment below and it being suggested to me to edit the answer. However, the ...
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Why was this question closed as duplicate?

I recently asked the following question that was closed as a duplicate of another. The overlap in content between the two questions is so minimal that to me it reads as if the moderator who closed the ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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How can I most productively check for overlaps between ETF holdings?

Why was How can I most productively check for overlaps between ETF holdings? closed? I explained my attempt in point 1. How can I explain more if I don't know what to do?
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Silently deleting comments: Not Cool Super User!

So, someone deleted a couple comments I made in response to someone else's comments. There was no messaging to me about when or why. That is totally uncool. This is cencorship, pure and simple. Yes ...
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How can I convert SEC EDGAR Form 13F into Excel?

Why was How can I convert SEC EDGAR Form 13F into Excel? unilaterally closed? Prof David Postill wrote Update the question so it focuses on one problem only. This will help others answer the ...
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Why was this access question closed as off topic, and what community would be better suited for it?

I posted this here earlier, but it was closed as off-topic. I figured since it was access related, which is software related, this was the best fit community. If that is not the case, could someone ...
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I'm unable to report a potentially malicious comment on Super User

I stumbled across a comment on Super User with a bit.ly link to a Google drive containing exe files: It actually looks fairly innocuous in its context, but VirusTotal gives a detection result of ...
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When should additional information be an edit vs a comment vs a separate answer?

Should links and excerpts from relevant documentation be an edit or should they be a comment or should they be an separate answer? Sometimes I find a helpful answer with a great example of the use of ...
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Basic questions being used to garner disproportionate amount of upvotes

I've recently noticed a trend of users asking the most basic, low-effort questions only to be met with a ton of upvotes, often along with the subsequent answers. This question and subsequent answer ...
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Make question about Java MaxHeapSize more focused

This question about Java MaxHeapSize was closed because it needs to be more focused. How can it be made more focused? "Needs more focus" is defined here as "has many valid answers (but no way to ...
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Seriously consider removing the “no software recommendations” rule, or stop moderators from abusing it

You encounter a specific computing problem. You search for a solution everywhere and don't find one. You spend a considerable length of time writing a well-thought-out, researched, eloquent and ...
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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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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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