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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. ...
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Why did my answer get deleted?

https://superuser.com/a/1403718/465645 Remove BIOS password I posted an answer to this question which I felt was pretty good. The answer received one upvote then the next time I view the answer it ...
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Please reopen 'Why isn't my partition appearing?'

I have a question about my Super User post: Why isn't my partition appearing? Ramhound kindheartedly solved my problem. Thus the post ought be reopened to let others read it.
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Is there a standardised/preferred format of representing navigation instructions for context/toolbar/other menus and options? [closed]

I will use GIMP2 as an example, when instructing a person to create a Round Button as shown in the below image. Personally any given day I could write and format navigation instructions in many ...
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Where is Hall of Fame of this site?

Where is Hall of Fame of this site and of the entire group of 174 sites? Hall of Fame, showing things like who are top 10 or 100 highest rep members, who all have most badges, who all crossed rep or ...
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Why not make it a level playing field? Downvotes of 125+ rep persons on 125- rep persons should not be recorded [closed]

So, downvotes of persons with <75 (or is it <125) reps are not recorded. May I know Why of this yet another discriminatory rule? Do less reps take away any fundamental rights of a person ...
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Do Mods get Rep for Deleting Downvoted Answers? [closed]

Second time I've seen the same moderator call an answer a "comment" (and delete it), when the real issue is (let's be generous to the moderator here) the quality or correctness of the answer. Why ...
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So, we “have nots” can't give 5 reputation bounty to some one as a thank you?

yesterday, one person gave answer in great details to one of my question and that made several things clear to me and satisfied. I wanted to say thank you to him, so I thought to give 5 points bounty ...
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Why am I able to flag my own questions?

I just noticed that I (as everyone else) can flag my own questions. There are fewer options (no "spam", "rude or abusive" nor "very low quality") to choose, but it's still possible to flag your own ...
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What are correct tags or SE sites for the I2P questions?

Are proper tags or SE sites for the I2P questions? I find out some specific links maybe clarify some things about what is the I2P: I2P Compared to Tor and The I2P are the main alternatives to the ...
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How to add a newline/line forward at superuser comments?

With pushing [ENTER] button a comment is sent to server. How does one make a new line inside comments instead?
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Should my question be a duplicate?

I asked this question about network shares becoming inaccessible on my Windows computer. It was closed as a duplicate of this question. I'm not convinced mine should be closed as a duplicate of the ...
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How to add an answer to this topic ? https://superuser.com/questions/258287/how-can-i-export-a-directory-structure

I'm a new user, I can't add my answer to this topic: How can I export a directory structure? I want to write the best solution: Visual CD
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How can I make a proper post title on Meta when asking how to improve my questions?

Each time I ask about one of my down voted questions on Meta, if I use the title, "How can I improve this question?" I think these posts will be duplicates. But including the post's title from the ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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The monster that can't be killed

The microsoft tag is like something from a sci-fi horror movie. This manufacturer meta tag was cleaned out in March of this year, but people keep using it. I just fixed the third question in the ...
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Did I ever ask a question about Microsoft OneNote 2016?

As at Jan 15 2019, StackExchange doesn't let users see questions that aren't recently deleted.
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How long does it take to delete questions on Superuser/Stackexchange?

I have a question about my Super User post: Extend video without re-encoding/encoding/re-compressing/transcoding I was told on my previous post to Is it better to ask FFMPEG questions in this section ...
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Why was my question about not being able to boot from USB poorly received?

PC does not start from Windows 10 USB It got downvotes almost instantly. I would like to understand why? Maybe I can improve my question. I asked it because I kind of feel stuck in my quest to make ...
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Why was this question about securely wiping SSDs closed as “too broad”?

I asked the following question, and it was closed as "too broad". This boggles my mind, as the research I did for the question meant that I'd made it as specific as a question could possibly be, and ...
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Blacklist Google?

google (the manufacturer meta tag, see Manufacturer & Company tags are back. Again), was cleaned up a little over a year ago. It stayed dead for almost a year, but starting in July of this year, ...
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HTTP Downloader Spam Answers

Just a heads up to reviewers tonight: there’s a newbie who has been posting answers to questions about large downloads. He has answered at least 5 other questions the same way: promoting his app. Here’...
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2018: 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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kvm tag should be re-synonymized to linux-kvm

Way back in the early days of SU the tag kvm was synonymized to kvm-switch apparently without a whole lot of discussion. But this is resulting in a lot of confusion, as most people seem to expect the ...
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Could we please be a little bit nicer to new users? [closed]

There is a distinct decline in the level of civility here. Some of this is due to new users coming in and posting spam and other nonsense, but the offtopic and downvote buttons are doing a pretty ...
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Pick an easter egg for chat.superuser!

On chat.meta.stackoverflow, there's a little easter egg where text entered as [status-blah] will be rendered as a moderator only tag. We'd like to do something similar, but specific to superuser -...
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bold to emphasize main points? [duplicate]

I've been using bold to emphasize the main point I'm looking for, so people can see that and then read the details more. Is this a good idea? Example: How to not change title with winscp batch
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Question closed automatically; how to improve?

I asked a simple question (only visible to 10K+ rep users) about Facebook terminating my Internet connection, provided all the information I had available. What am I doing wrong? How to reopen and ...
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suggestion for admin [duplicate]

There should be a way the person who asks the question can send $10 by Paypal to the person who answers the question without disclosing email. The site has the email, so just enable a button to send ...
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Is it better to ask FFMPEG questions in this section or on Stack Exchange video?

I've noticed only after I already made a post on the new videoproduction/ video.stackexchange site that the official site of FFmpeg's contact page actually points to HERE (Super User site, with ...
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How to make good tag wiki excerpts for software tags?

I recently came across the tag deluge which apparently is a BitTorrent client. Seeing that the tag had no excerpts but a few questions I wanted to add one so that users can easily see what deluge is. ...
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Which UPS related questions are on-topic?

My recent question about an APC UPS was closed as off-topic ("This question is not about computer hardware or software, within the scope defined in the help center.") I flagged another UPS-related ...
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Trying to find one of my own (deleted?) questions

About 1.5 month back I posted a question about a strange problem concerning the connection to my smartphone through my router. I'm trying to find it going through my questions, "all actions" and my ...
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Are Easter Eggs on topic, or not?

Recently this happened, I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face." as per superuser.com/...
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Should some or all browser search engines now be considered on-topic?

This question has been asked before, including this one not that long ago: Is asking about search engines ( startpage.com + duckduckgo.com) On Topic on superuser?. Search engines are generally web ...
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Is downvoting a question constructive? [duplicate]

The only dumb question is the one that isnt asked. Is downvoting questions constructive? I came across this question today and it had a couple of downvotes before I answered it. This got me ...
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Answer edit rejected, explanation requested

https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/806847 The original answer contained a slightly rambling instruction on how to copy a system folder via Explorer, that ended with the text "Google it". I ...
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Why was my question on compatibility flagged as a “Hardware Purchasing Question”?

I am new to this Stack Exchange site. I recently asked a question about whether certain connections were standardized, specifically laptop 4k non-touch screens. It quickly got flagged as an off-topic ...
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Is it possible that some questions can be considered suitable only AFTER posting?

This is longer on my mind but now I experienced it also with my question. Imagine there is a question which has real answer which can be found after investigation (whether it is more or less ...
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One same user's multiple answer existing at same time in same question? What is happened?

One same user's multiple answer existing at same time in same question? What is happened? Is such things as one normal program logical for StackExchange site? Is some help documentation for this ...
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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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When writing/editing an answer or a question - how do I insert an image through a web link / URL?

When writing/editing an answer or a question and adding an image through the "image-button": Didn't there used to be an option to insert an image through a web link / URL (e.g. https://meta....
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Are questions about adblocking on-topic?

Our help says that questions about "websites or web services like Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress" are off topic. What about web browser add-ons, specifically configuring adblockers? We've had ...
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Wrongly Closing/on Hold'ing questions?

If a question that can be seen by some as a somewhat broad question (and others not that broad), but can be (and gets) answered as if it is a direct question (Q&A), is it wrong or ok for a ...
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Add tag for drive-file-stream and for google-backup-and-sync

As the old Google Drive application is being depreciated on all platforms, I vote that we need new tags for its successors Drive File Stream and Google Backup and Sync in order to distinguish between ...
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Worth writing an answer for badly researched questions?

I want to ask in in "general" manner, but I would like to refer to this specific example. Just please don't get hung up to much at the "other" problems the question poses. Mainly I'm concerned about ...
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Would telling posters “Make Google your friend…” be a good idea?

I’m very new here, but I’ve been reading a lot of the questions and wondered if a reasonable answer would be: Make Google your friend for 20 seconds before you ask questions. Or if that would be ...
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How do I ask a question that may require recommending software?

I have a problem that I need solved, and it may require the recommendation of software. How do I ask these type of questions so that they aren't closed? Note: This is for reference to point users ...