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No screenshots after asking for it, added them myself, dropping the comment. Edit rejected: "This edit ... should have been written as a comment ...."

Edit rejected: This edit was intended to address the author of the post and makes no sense as an edit. It should have been written as a comment or an answer. https://superuser.com/review/suggested-...
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Why are mod-close rates so much higher for Super User than for other similar SE sites?

Why are the mod-close rates here on Super User so much higher than on other similar Stack Exchange communities? For comparison, I pulled the questions for the last (roughly) 11 days to analyze close-...
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Why superuser mods close the questions at their will too often? [closed]

there're cases where questions are closed without no good reason. I know mods have full autonomy to decide what's best to the community and users but sometimes their autonomy leads to the wrong away, ...
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My comment(replies) to other user were deleted

I have a question about my Super User post: Recovering Windows 11 My comment(replies) to other user were deleted. They didn't violate any rules and they were on topic and valid replies to the user. ...
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Ascii-art tag question marked as off-topic

I saw this question, which piqued my interest as I'd not seen the tag used before. It was closed as off-topic, which leads to my question; what would be an on-topic ascii-art question? If there aren't ...
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Questions about packet translation and authentication?

I have a device that sends out SMTPs packet using SSL encryption, and I need these packets to be accepted by a server that requires inbound packets to have OAuth 2.0. authentication. How can I word a ...
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Wording a question about protocols for converting authentication without it being " product, service, or learning material recommendations"

I'm trying to ask a question about protocols for converting between user authentication types on an SMTP server, but whatever I do my questions keep being closed because various mods consider a ...
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Superuser does not seem to be suitable for SmartTV handling/usage questions. Where to put these questions?

I have been dealing with Jellyfin and streaming for a while. Jellyfin is the volunteer-built media solution that puts you in control of your media. Stream to any device from your own server, with no ...
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Can someone please explain to me the reasoning for this question being closed for being "opinion-based"?

The question in reference is here: Where can I find a truly comprehensive list of all Chrome (Dev 10.20.5005.8) internals pages? I'm not too bothered by it being closed, but I'm genuinely confused as ...
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How is this question opinion based?

Does GTX 1650 encode/render videos at better speed/performance than RX 6500 XT?
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Why was my question regarding migration from G-Suite to Office 365 closed?

I wrote the following question: https://superuser.com/questions/1715257/migrate-g-suite-to-office-365 - why was this closed? According to the Super User Tour Super User is a question and answer site ...
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How the community can better be served: please stop closing questions that are on topic

This is a personal anecdote. It may help the community reflect on how it can better serve its audience. I previously asked this question, "Does a 9th Generation X1 Carbon support more than 2 TB ...
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Where should I ask this question?

I asked this question here: How can I modify this bash script so that the port argument is optional? On second thought, I wonder whether https://unix.stackexchange.com/ or on https://apple....
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Help needed for rephrasing closed question

I asked a question about differences between different FIDO2 USB dongles. Although it might sound like a product recommendation on the surface it's actually general security related question not ...
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How to deal with answers that are "Essentially a spam" [duplicate]

So I came across an answer while reviewing late answers that was essentially a spam and was focused on promoting the poster's own program and website. His own profile and his answer ("our" ...
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Why was this question deleted and locked because it was “marked as spam or rude or abusive” by community bot within seconds of adding inline images?

Haven’t see the community bot do this before: A question was posted that, I will admit, seemed a bit like a troll over here: “What happens if you plug in a USB-USB cable into a wireless mouse's USB ...
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gold badge for questions, when exactly is it awarded?

I have asked a question that has 99 up votes. Just out of curiosity, when exactly is the question gold badge awarded? For the absolute up votes or the relative up votes subtracting the down votes? ...
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Rejection of suggested edit that fixes multiple issues

I suggested this edit that was rejected with the reason it didn't improve the quality of the post. The suggested edit improved 3 problems with the post following consensus about editing guidelines: ...
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What's unclear about this question on how to configure Acrobat so that it runs an Acrobat Javascript script whenever a PDF is opened?

I asked the question: I wrote an Acrobat Javascript script. How can I configure Acrobat so that it runs a Acrobat Javascript script whenever a PDF is opened in Acrobat? It was closed as "needs ...
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Why is an answer deleted without an explanation

I have a question about my Super User post: Would this ssh configuration allow host1 to access host3? There is probably a good reason that my answer on this question has been deleted but I do not ...
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Again: Failed Review Audit [duplicate]

I again have found a "late answer" review audit that I think is judged not entirely correct: This answer suggests to use a permanent marker to colour over an LED light on a monitor, while ...
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Review Audit Test failed - Why

I just failed this review audit, but I think that it probably is designed wrong as I wanted to Share Feedback that the answer needs supporting information, as there is no source linked to the claim ...
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Merge [tag:speech-recognition] with [tag:speech-to-text]

speech-recognition and speech-to-text seem synonymous. Let's merge them?
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Are questions about the decisions to limit a feature on-topic?

A Lenovo staff says that the bluetooth keyboards of the Yoga model are only compatible with the same model, not with other devices. Therefore my other computer cannot detect it. I want to know why ...
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How to know where my question belongs to

Is there some decision diagram, how to determine where my question belongs to? Often it's hard to decide if my question is for Superuser × Stack Overflow, Superuser × Android Enthusiast × Ask ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Is rep increased if a downvoted answer is deleted?

Sorry if this is a dupe, I couldn't find another with my use case. Let's say hypothetically I answered a question with "XYZ", and the answer was downvoted 2 times. If I then remove that ...
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Where to ask website questions?

For some reason I was under the impression this site was for websites too, but FAQ explicitly says it's not for that. Where can I ask questions about web services? Why do all the website tags (like ...
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Is this question in-topic?

Would it be in-topic to ask if, given the current shortage of MacBooks, I should buy a MacBook Pro 14'' with M1 Pro, or wait until the M2 comes out? I'm not interested in gaming, but I want to train ...
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Why is this question about downloading an M3U8 video file off-topic?

I ran across this fairly popular question about downloading an M3U8 file on Windows 10: Downloading m3u8 videos that was closed. I don't spend a lot of time on Super User, but I'm struggling to see ...
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Is it time to update this close reason?

Image & text of the Software recs close reason (just so no-one thinks this was closed already ;)… Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because ...
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Unreasonable closure of question

Q: TERM value for Windows 10 terminal Who closed this question? How is this question not clear? It looks to me whoever closed this should not have the power to close questions because he is ...
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Could I have answered this any better?

This question was asked, with the key component of the question being how do I review someone else's activity? I answered with a solution, and after receiving comments from the Asker, added another ...
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A proper question got closed down

I posted a question with a lot of details How do I prevent an exe and Powershell on Windows / PC to stop running altogether? But it got closed with the reason "not enough details provided"....
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My question was closed as "opinion-based" despite not being opinion-based

My question Why do SSDs tend to fail much more suddenly than HDDs? was closed by a mod as "opinion-based", despite being in no way opinion-based. It asks for factual reasons why SSDs tend ...
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Edit request was rejected, approved, and then rejected

I was hoping to get some clarification to help me going forward with future edits. Here is a screenshot of my proposed changes (link the original post here): These are minor grammatical/...
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Add updated tag and change accepted answer or keep aging question as is

I asked a question in 2013 and it was answered sub-optimally with the best workaround available at the time so I accepted that answer. The question recently had a bounty offered on it and someone ...
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How can I use email receipt to trigger Windows 10 processes

My question was closed - not before I had some useful advice from some users - and been arrogantly dismissed. I cannot see the benefit of this site when it allows behaviour that discourages people ...
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Community bot comments might be misunderstood

There have lately started appearing comments on posts such as: Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it's ...
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Does having the same answer as another question automatically make a question a duplicate?

I'm thoroughly confused regarding the the closing of: How to fix wsl2 not opening graphical apps? by a single gold-badge as a duplicate of: How to skip update to Windows 11 on Windows insider program? ...
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I am confused why this reasonable edit suggestion by a low rep user was rejected by two reviewers

Review: https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/1090627 I am the original author of this answer. The suggested edit by a low rep user looks pretty reasonable to me. To summarise: Measure twice ...
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Is this text on a help article a bug (or something else)?

In the editing help article it says: if(thisSite.Settings.Site.StyleCodeByDefault) { Code blocks will be highlighted using highlight.js. In many cases, the syntax highlighting language will be ...
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Is this answer spam?

I came across this answer in the First Answers review queue which I wasn't sure about, so I was hoping to get some insight from other members of the community. On the one hand, it does kinda-sorta ...
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The problem of the no longer working links

After some time it is physiological that answers may contain outdated links. And it is a pity. I see a couple of identification strategies: A script that actively runs across the entire database to ...
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No user identified in an answer to this question

How do I pass multiple commands to START in Windows Command Line? no user or options to close, edit etc, whats the deal? No direct link to share either.
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AWS will soon be sponsoring Super User

We're excited to announce that AWS will be sponsoring Super User beginning September 27 through June 30. We wanted to give you a heads up and walk you through what it will look like. How and where ...
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Should I accept an answer when it doesn't answer the original question but explains how the question is invalid?

With the situation faced in this question, I want to know the general behavior on Superuser in case the original question is invalid. There is one of the answers that explain very well that the ...
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Should the accepted answers be unpinned on superuser?

Inspired by this Stack Overflow now doesn't pin the accepted answer as per this post We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By default, we ...
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The tag [variables] is too similar to [variables]

When creating the [variables] tag, the following dialog pops out: After clicking "Yes, I'm sure", the system throws: So does the [variables] tag exist or not?
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Are questions about Chromebook apps off topic?

I'm baffled at the closure of Distinguishing between Chrome OS apps and Android apps. How is this about anything other than "computer software and personal and home computer networking," two ...
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