Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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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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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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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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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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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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Manufacturer & Company tags are back. Again

We don't like company-only tags, and there's been various crusades in the past to purge them: Can we get rid of the company tags? Company tag necromancy: The zombie apocalypse! What should the [...
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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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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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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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Where can I ask questions that aren't Super User questions?

Thank you for your confidence in our abilities! But have you read our FAQ? We get a lot of non computer related questions on here. Yes, someone here might be able to help you, but you'll find that ...
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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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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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Drop kick [dropout]

Is dropout useful? A long time ago it was identified as a tag that should never be the only tag on a question...a good sign it's a meta tag. There are only 4 questions tagged as such so I get it's ...
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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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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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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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Why did my edit that fixed several spelling errors get rejected as superfluous?

Here is the edit in question. It was rejected for the reason This edit does not make the post even a little bit easier to read, easier to find, more accurate or more accessible. Changes are either ...
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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 ...
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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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Do we need a canonical question for creating bootable Windows 10 installation media?

To this date, community-faq has only one canonical post for creating bootable installation media for Windows 7 which dates back to 2009. The answers are mostly "use this tool and it works" that are ...
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What is this site about?

Hi, I'm very new to using PC forums and I'd like to know, do these forums provide free tech support without paying for anything?
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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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Relocating an Answer to a More Specific Question

I wrote an answer to a question, which was only tangentially related to the general concept of the question. Later I discovered that there already exists another question that my answer would ...
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Can the “migrated from StackOverflow” notice expire, please?

There are questions that were migrated from other sites, e.g. Stack Overflow. These questions have a migration notice, e.g. Remove audio from video file with FFmpeg (Sorry, I didn't know where to ...
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Correcting tags on a question (Rejected Edit - Why?)

I edited this question to remove two misleading tags - the question has nothing to do with either PowerShell or bash. It was rejected twice, once by a subsequent edit by a high-rep user, and once by ...
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Are PowerShell questions, like batch questions, allowed on Super User? [duplicate]

Since PowerShell is often as system-based as batch is, I would assume it is allowed on Super User just like batch code. Am I correct?
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Do we need better definitions for off-topic questions in the help center?

This question mainly relates to users and contributors' interpretations of the Help Center » Asking guidelines: Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question ...
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What is the purpose of downvoting community wikis?

I was browsing for a solution to download files from a link into Google Drive and came across this answer, which is a community wiki, and has at the bottom of it the text EDIT: Please note that ...
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meta: is this the right forum to ask about Chrome behavior?

Meta question: Is it the right place for such questions? or there is a different Stack Exchange forum that is more suitable than 'superuser'?
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Reference question/answer for Kali Linux questions

Is there a reference question such as this on SU? On U&L, questions on Kali (especially all those about network connectivity) are flagged as duplicate of this one.
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Are purely non-technical answers to technical problems on-topic?

I edited this question yesterday as part of a cleanup spree. It had already gotten a fair bit of activity, but someone tweeted a link to it after I edited it, and things really took off. The topic of ...
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Burnination of device tag

The tag devices serves no purpose. Can we please burninate?
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Where's a good place to ask questions that are considered to broad in scope for SU?

Sometimes I need to ask questions that are broad in scope, which leads to them being rejected here. Where's a good place which is more welcoming of such questions than SU?
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How can a question about a deleted question be a hot meta question?

This Is it even possible to reword my question to be relevant? has a link to the deleted question. Why is it on Hot Meta Posts?
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Merge Request: [visual-studio-code] and [vscode]

I would like to propose making vscode a synonym of visual-studio-code. Questions regarding Visual Studio Code are actively posted under both the visual-studio-code and vscode tags. There is no ...
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Should answers suggesting a tool that is no longer available be flagged?

While reviewing a different answer to the same question, I noticed this answer: The answerer is providing a solution using a software they wrote themselves, but the link to that software has gone ...
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Why was my question put on hold as opinion-based when it wasn't?

This question of mine was recently put on hold for being off-topic. This is despite the fact that: I made it clear and unambiguous about what I was looking for and wasn't looking for in the body of ...
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Is it even possible to reword my question to be relevant?

So this is my question. Now I get why it was put on hold and I am not going to dispute that. Though I would like to point out that I am not asking for a product recomendation, service or learning ...
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Is this acceptable by the CoC?

There's this bit listed in the Code of Conduct as the first example of "unfriendly behavior": Then there's this comment: Now, I've written my fair share of rude comments, but I do believe that ...
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Extending the range of wireless-extender

Is it possible to get the tag range-extender converted to a synonym of wireless-extender? The questions in each category seem to be talking about extending the range of wireless signals. What does ...
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Why isn't moderation more transparent?

I posted a question a while ago, and it suddenly disappeared. After finding a link to the page, I saw the following message: Your question was removed from Super User for reasons of moderation. ...