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Notify on Stack Exchange 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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Is this question appropriate for the site?

I'm not sure where exactly on the SE network, if at all, I should ask this question: My email provider had this technical glitch which made my address be unavailable (550 4.2.1 Access Denied) for ...
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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'...
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Combining accounts on StackExchange [duplicate]

I appear to have two accounts. Can they be combined? I was directed here with a link and remembered I had an account. I've been poking around to try to figure things out, but find the interface ...
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Unmerge [msi] from [windows-installer]

A recent edit to the Manufacturer Tags question spotlighted a problem with an old action. Five years ago, the post The msi tag is ambiguous identified that the msi tag was being used for both the ...
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Can't see why this was put on hold

How to download folders larger than 20GB on Dropbox without a Pro account I have explained my reasoning from the edits and cross-referenced with the help center. One user seems to have a vendetta ...
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Why am I not reunited with my deleted account here?

I accidentally deleted my Super User account. I asked How can I download an age-restricted YouTube video to my computer, free of charge?, https://superuser.com/posts/comments/1733481?noredirect=1, ...
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Ban Criteria - What are the exact business rules?

I have a reputation of more than 10K on some forums but banned from SuperUser! Where can I see the reason for the ban? There are some initial information on that but it did not help. I can see that ...
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Same question, different program?

I had a problem that I wanted to solve regarding the program Numbers (macOS's spreadsheet program, analogous to Excel). I found a question that is the exact issue I'm having, but the answer is ...
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How do I properly “unaccept” an answer?

I answered my own question then found the solution was incomplete. I unchecked the box and put in a note that I was the author and had moved my comments to the original question. Somebody reviewed ...
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Is anonymous & low rep vote information accessible?

Low rep and anonymous visitors who vote on posts see a message that their vote was recorded, but the information isn't visible anywhere. There is some reporting of this available to a limited number ...
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I speak [spanish], and [english] too… [duplicate]

The tags spanish and english seem to not have a very clear purpose. Looking through those questions, it seems like most of them could be retagged to translation or localization. They also don't have ...
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Fully dark theme/mode?

Since the whole network is getting a more consistent theming all across its sites, why not adding a dark theme (/dark mode to the theme), as well? It's not just about the ongoing (mobile) "...
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My question was wrongly “put on hold” as “off-topic”

My question is truly clear-cut: Do devices that implement certain machine code instructions (which are an extension to the ARMv8 ISA) exist? (I give instructions for how to check it.) As per the ...
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Why was my question closed? Is VBA on Topic for SuperUser

I recently asked a question about VBA which was put on hold as Off Topic. Pass Case Argument to Sub - VBA This question does not appear to be about computer software … Except it is about using ...
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Upvotes not counted

On July the 7th I gave a well received answer, at this time 85 upvotes but when I look at my reputation I see many upvotes not counted, only 35 are considered. Here is a capture of my reputation page:...
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Announcement: New Functionality

I'll structure this as a question. You have probably seen closed questions that you thought should be reopened, but it didn't happen. You may have chalked it up to community decision. But if you ...
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How to get questions out of the Phantom Zone?

The Phantom Zone In the last few days, I've encountered several questions stuck in the Phantom Zone. Here's the basic scenario: A poor quality question, unanswerable as-is, is posted. It gets ...
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Merge [EFI] and [UEFI] tags?

The tag description for EFI is : EFI stands for Extensible Firmware Interface, and is an updated version of BIOS. It sits between firmware and the operating system in the software stack. while ...
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Acknowledging comments so that they can be removed

"Comments are not for extended discussion" is in my opinion a very valuable thing to imbue in the community. Occasionally I've been on one end or another of the following situation: Person A makes a ...
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Do we really need multiple [ubuntu]s?

As of now we have: ubuntu-8.04× 23 ubuntu-8.10× 8 ubuntu-9.04× 104 ubuntu-9.10× 433 ubuntu-10.04× 904 ubuntu-10.10× 252 ubuntu-11.04× 206 ubuntu-11.10× 131 ubuntu-12.04× 798 ubuntu-12.10× 94 ubuntu-...
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Would this be an appropriate space to ask about the use limits of a software license?

I was wondering about the prevalence of "for business" and "for personal" use software licenses and how enforcible they are (specifically in the UK and EU but in other English speaking jurisdictions ...
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Why was my question about attempting to stop USB viruses downvoted?

I made a question about something I didn't know a lot about: Are dummy autoruns enough for virus prevention? I asked if something was possible and my question got downvoted for kingdom come. Isn't ...
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Whats the Context on questions about HTML/JS/CSS

I have a question about my Super User post: How do I use .htaccess with offline html? I'd like to ask why a lot of HTML/JS/CSS based questions are either Denied or Accepted here. Some do have reasons ...
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Why do we have the google-calendar tag if we can't ask questions about it here?

I'm just wondering why we have the google-calendar (or any other web application) tag here for superuser when questions on this topic are considered off topic? I recently had my question migrated ...
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How to deal with out of date questions?

I was looking to import a VMware VM to Hyper-V. Most of the google searches linked to an old and deprecated tool (Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter). Lower down the list I saw a superuser question ...
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Clean out our [container]

The container tag appears to be too broadly scoped to be useful in its current state. With its oldest question being from 2010, it is used for many different areas of expertise including but not ...
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Where do Google Cloud Platform questions belong?

In the google-cloud-platform tag wiki is the following statement: Cloud computing platform offered by Google. Online Google applications and platforms are off-topic here and should be asked on http:...
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Flagging content that is later edited

I posted the same thing on stackoverflow recently. It seems it needs to be posted here too. The problem is that you flag some content that is "flaggable" then the poster edits the post and your flag ...
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What if the moderator was unreasonable and blocked me?

I asked a questions on superuser, it was technical question and I added some more details why I want to block a certain youtube channel. instead of getting technical answers, I got parental advises !!...
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Clarification of “PC with mobile data” questions

So there is currently an argument about whether a question that involves mobile data usage on a computer is off-topic or not. I don't quite understand why that makes it a "mobile device" question (...
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What to do about such activity?

I found a user who has asked 3 distinct questions on different days and seemed irrelevant to the site. Note that the questions asked apparently could not be deemed as questions. Should anything be ...
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How to log out? [duplicate]

How does one log out of Superuser - Stackexchange? I created a user id and password, and was able to post as a result, so I'm pretty sure I'm logged in. But I cannot find a "log out" button or link....
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A canonical post on creating Windows To Go drives?

There are several ways to create Windows To Go drives. There's the default tool that only ships with Enterprise editions of Windows, and only works on a few models of USB drives. Then there's ...
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Review audit - dissagreement [duplicate]

I failed a review audit. It tells me "This post was of very poor quality, and needed significant improvements to be useful [...]". While the answer I reviewd was short, it perfectly answered the ...
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Transfer profile from StackOverFlow to SuperUser

I saw that SuperUser is using part of my profile from StackOverFlow, but the reputation points haven't migrated across. Is there a simple manner to perform this or do they need to be earned again?
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Asking detailed and varient of an old(9 years) closed question

I have come across a problem which was already asked here in a very general way in 2010. That question was closed citing as overly broad, vague, ambiguous etc. Now, I have tried many things on this ...
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Why is this question best suited for Superuser instead of Sharepoint SE?

When I saw this question, I flagged it the moderator(s) because I thought (and still think) that it is best suited for Sharepoint SE. However, the flag was denied. My question is simple: why is the ...
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A strange case of a deleted answer

Something strange has happened to me. In the post Unable to recover hard disk drive after failed formatting due to sudden power outage, the user asked for ways to fix his failed WD disk. I have ...
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Editing of recently closed questions

This post is basically to share something I came across on Meta Unix & Linux. Kusalananda♦, a moderator there, posted Editing questions recently put on hold (don't). The gist is something that I ...
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Kindly reopen “How do I remove this white space between text”?

I have a question about my Super User post: How do I remove this white space between text? I edited it.
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Delay for accepting own answers

In the Super User Tour it says Accepting doesn't mean it's the best answer, it just means that it worked for the person who asked. On the other hand, this help answer states that You can also ...
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Should you ask/answer your own questions to make a public KB?

I wonder if it's in the spirit of the site, or if my questions will get down-voted to oblivion, were I to answer my own question as I post it. My intent is to build some sort of public KB; stuff which ...