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How is my question about the Windows Registry off-topic?

I've got the question https://superuser.com/questions/1651185/does-windows-have-any-protection-against-programs-that-refuse-to-uninstall (deleted automatically by Community, only for 10K+ users) ... ...
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Why are answers to off-topic questions downvoted without any feedback?

The (now deleted) question https://superuser.com/questions/1650998/not-able-to-login-to-instagram/1650999#1650999 was closed as off-topic. However, my answer was downvoted with no feedback. I do ...
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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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Banned because of a Windows 7 related question? [duplicate]

Yes, I've been banned again. Though this time I can't seem to understand the true reason why. It's because I got a downvote on a Windows 7 related question. I know that Windows 7 has reached its EOL ...
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How to learn how to solve my own computing problems

This site has been very helpful and useful for me over the years. I am usually able to solve whatever problem I am having. But I would like to learn more for myself so I don't always have to come here ...
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Ban reinstated when I asked a new question after the existing one, but is not lifted by an upvote and +10 points in reputation?

I got banned without warning whatsoever who knows when (since Stack Exchange does not let you see the ban issuance date and time), and waited patiently until some days ago when it was lifted to ask a ...
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Is scraping comments to form an answer, frowned upon? [duplicate]

This question has a comment from the OP, suggesting the fix @Ramhound thank you, i finally sorted it . the "Windows Hypervisor Platform" needed to be unticked in the windows features... ...
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My question incorrectly marked as duplicate

recently I asked a question here WiFi keeps reconnecting when ICS is active on Windows 10 and its been marked as a dupe by mistake cause even though it has a lot of similarity to USB WiFi Adapter ...
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Should I have flagged this question?

Earlier today, I came across a question asking for recommendations for software for an automotive repair shop. This question is clearly off-topic, and I voted to close it as "Questions seeking ...
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What was the right way to ask this question?

I have absolutely no idea what is the right way to ask this question. Diagram for Text Syntax To my own understanding I did not seek for "product, service, or learning material". Can you ...
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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 we clean this up?

What Why can't I find a USB-C hub with multiple USB-C ports? was looking for did not exist at all previously (except for one Dell hub). Yet, people posted many answers because USB C is confusing ...
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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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Congratulations on 1 million users! 🎉🎉🎉

I just saw this a few minutes ago, saying you guys had 1,000,720 total users! I'm assuming this happened recently, so I though I'd bring it to attention! This is a really good site that helps so many ...
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Are there ever any Superuser or SE site “meetups”?

Are there ever any events where Super User, Stack Overflow and/or other SE site members meet up and exchange hello's, discuss stuck keys, errors messages and the like, or generally engage one another ...
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A question I submitted as a guest was removed. How can I recover the question, and why was it removed without any feedback?

I submitted this question as a guest, while logged out. For reasons unknown the post was removed. Perhaps it was deemed unsuitable for Superuser or whatever, but in any case I would like to recover ...
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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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The Windows 8 Challenge has ended, thank you for blogging!

Winners will be announced on the Super User Blog shortly. Please read So you've submitted your blog post... Now what? for guidelines on how to bring your Windows 8 Challenge blog post to http://blog....
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Suggestion to retag Microsoft Store

The Microsoft Store: https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Store was previously called the "Windows Store". To that end, I see questions under both: https://superuser.com/questions/tagged/...
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Where to ask for a software suggestion?

I'm wondering: what is the right place to ask for a suggestion for some software with desired functionality? (When the first choice - Google doesn't provide a sufficient answer.)
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What should we do with flash/shockwave questions?

Flash is very much dead, to the point where existing installations are being tombstoned, and microsoft is releasing patches to uninstall it. Any new questions are likely to be about replacing or ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2011 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 2012 What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here? TL;DR -- put images and links in the answers. If they get voted up enough, they will ...
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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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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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I would like to ask for a revision whether this question could be reopened

I have asked a question recently, which got closed as duplicate: Extra wear of multicore processor when only a single core is used. Is there such a thing? I believe that the post that was suggested to ...
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How was the guy granted 1k+ rep?

This guy has 1031 rep. 1 answer of score 0. 1 badge. Member for 3 days. How?
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Do we need the “used” and “user-friendly” tags?

Neither used nor user-friendly seem to be of much use to me. And while we're at it, is refurbished worth keeping?
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What do I do when a question was closed for “needing clarity”, but doesn't state what needs clarification?

I recently asked a question that was closed about 1 minute later due to it needing "details or clarity". However, there weren't any comments in the closure remarks, and there were no ...
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Super user answer copied on another site [duplicate]

Unable to format disk: 'The system cannot find the file specified' answer used here: https://itectec.com/superuser/unable-to-format-disk-the-system-cannot-find-the-file-specified/ Is this ...
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Should the tag Telegram-Messenger be removed?

There currently is a tag called Telegram-Messenger with very few questions for it. Telegram, like WhatsApp is a web app that has a desktop client for it. Although I can see how one would want to ask a ...
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answer converted to comment?

so I've been away for a while, and may be behind in the news-on-the-scene, but I am unclear on the mod/administrative rationale for the activity on this question/answer: Is there any service like ...
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Submit your Blog post for the Super User Contest here:

This is an area were users can submit their entries for 'best blog post' part of the Super User 2nd Anniversary Competition. Feel free to post your submission here in its entirety. Other user can ...
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Looking for Super User's favourite webcomics! [closed]

What are your favourite computer related comics? And I don't mean "Webcomic A" or "Webcomic B", but which specific comic episode of Webcomic A? I'm trying to wrap up a blog post that would involve ...
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Why are questions off-topic for Super User being migrated from other trilogy sites?

It's unbelievable that Super User is still being used as a dumping ground especially for questions not on-topic on Stack Overflow. Latest example: https://superuser.com/questions/194442/recommended-...
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Super Contest Winners: Week 2

This post is to document the week 2 winners of the Super User Super Contest, for the week ending Monday, September 6. Congratulations to our winners this week! Best rookie performance by Shogun and ...
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User spamming - intentional or not?

I feel that a user is asking questions without the purpose of gaining an answer, but to rather link to several other sites. Multiple links in almost all of his / her questions with less then half of ...
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Reopen a question edited by me… is that normal?

Whenever I can, I welcome new users to correct (edit) their questions, write comments and so on, as I believe it is easier for them to learn from a ready-made example. I recently edited this question, ...
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2020: 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 past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Critique my [windows-7] tag wiki

I haven't seen any other tag wiki1 pages on Super User yet, so I didn't have anything to compare it to as I wrote up the new windows-7 tag wiki page. What do you think? If you can edit it, go right ...
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Location of the “( visit meta )” link

Can we please move that link to top right? Like this "log out | about | meta | faq" ? Please? Update: Here is a screenshot
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I think SU has a newbie-biting problem

I was initially going to post this as an answer to Why do certain commenters take a rude tone with new users?, but I think there's a bigger problem here that requires more discussion. Let's ignore the ...
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Super User website applications policy

I recently asked this question on Super User, and a big discussion arose on appropriate questions. The issue came down to the new verbiage in the FAQ: I had figured that the websites line was just ...
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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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Where can I post a Winter Bash test question?

I want to post a test question to either: Gain a Winter Bash hat, or Test a theory about the criteria for awarding a secret hat. Where can I post such a test question?
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How can software track [1] how many subscribers to subreddits, [2] if subreddit is private, [3] if submissions are restricted?

I have a question about my Super User post: How can software track [1] how many subscribers to subreddits, [2] if subreddit is private, [3] if submissions are restricted? Update the question so it ...
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Question of the week #43 [duplicate]

Ok so apparently nobody was interested in the whole "42" thing, so we'll go back to the normal Question of the Week nominations: Now we're into post #43 of the "Top Question" of Super User in the ...
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Super User logo meaning

There is always a meaning to the logos of certain brands. Does Super User have a meaning to its logo? Take consideration of the look of it.
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Does anyone else hate the superuser “mustard” color? [closed]

I find it offensive: squarely in the baby-poo, vomit, etc category. Edit: I'm referring to the background of the "alert" bar as well as the "welcome" box for not-logged-in users.

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