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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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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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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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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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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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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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Clicking on stack exhange questions redirects me to a fake site [closed]

What do I do? I tried a fresh install of windows 10, flushing the DNS, and changing the DNS to 8.8.8.8 / 8.8.8.4
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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 on/off-topic rules not clear enough? [duplicate]

(I was asked to join this discussion but I have much too much to say and from another angle, so I start here a new post.) The help page What topics can I ask about here? contains a vague list of ...
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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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The Blue Screen of Death Image [closed]

I only had a brief question about the BSOD image. As a student pursuing my associates, I have a final due pretty soon and was wondering if I could incorporate your BSOD image into my project. I do not ...
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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. ...
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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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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 ...