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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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I can't answer questions so I can't get reputation. So I can't answer questions [on hold]

You can check with google instead, to see that my email is reputable. This question body does not meet our quality standards. Please make sure that it completely describes your problem - including ...
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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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Question closed automatically- how to improve?

I asked a simple question about facebook terminating my internet connection, provided all the information I had available What am I doing wrong? how to reopen and improve it? Here is the link: https:...
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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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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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How to use “Open Broadcaster Software” or HandBrake to minimize file size? [migrated]

I have a question for anyone familiar with Open Broadcaster Software (OBS): What settings should I select for "Recording" (not Steaming) to keep the file size at minimum? I don't care about video ...
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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 ...
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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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Merge or synonymize request: [powershell-core] and [powershell-6.0]

Actually Microsoft changed naming several times and right now they called it Microsoft Powershell Core 6.0 Both tags contain no questions right now so it is better to put things in order right now. ...
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How can I undelete this to answers

I posted this two answers, although they work and I test the solution, it seems that there is not very obvious since they were deleted on sight with this comment: Please read the question again ...
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New Super User no reputation problems [duplicate]

I'm running in to some Super User issues as with no reputation, you can't ask a question on Meta, nor comment on anything, so my only option to gain reputation seems to be editing previous answers to ...
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Merge [aero-snap] and [windows-snap-assist]

aero-snap has 44 questions whereas there are only 7 questions in windows-snap-assist small enough that none of them has a wiki. They're all about Windows' snapping feature aero and windows-aero has ...
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Is there anything we can do about ancient questions being bumped?

I keep coming across ancient questions that are now completely irrelevant - for example What do these error messages mean and how to fix it?. My first thought was "Use a newer release of Ubuntu?!" ...
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Should we merge the encoding and character-encoding tags?

As the subject indicates, should encoding and character-encoding be merged?
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Merging [character-set] and [charset]

Both are about character sets, but they don't have any wiki character-set has only 8 questions charset has 24 questions I think charset should be made a synonym of character-set
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“Defuse” potentially dangerous links?

Does any kind of policy exist in regards to handling potentially "dangerous" links? In this particular case I'm looking at How to crash Microsoft windows internet explorer 11? and removed the http ...
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The correct usage of software version numbers in questions

I initially thought that the software version number is an integral part of each software-related question, but I've started to backpedal after discovering how questions may quickly become outdated ...
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Is a general question about licence types off topic?

I would argue that this question: "Is ISO 32000-2:2017 (pdf-2.0) non-free and non-open format?" is off topic because it's not "about computer software within the scope defined in the help center". I ...
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Is Spam Assasin configuration on-topic?

My web host company handles my email & they run it through Apache Spam Assasin. Using CPanel, I only see options to black/white-list domains, but I would like to mark as spam based on certain ...
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Why am I getting a refusal to help answer a question of mine?

I asked a question about getting the intimate details (well network type, what cert was used to connect to a network connection) on Windows 10. Question for context: Replicating a wireless connection ...
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Useful tag edits rejected

As part of retagging mikrotik away from the Manufacturer Meta-Tag to each individual product (mikrotik-routeros and mikrotik-swos), I've added relevant tags to questions that mentioned Mikrotik but ...
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My question still on hold after adding details?

I have asked this question and it got put on hold for the lack of details and for asking many question. I have edited it to one question and I have added the details that have been requested from me ...
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Should old opinion-based questions be significantly edited?

This question What display size and resolution is good for reading PDF in double page view? is closed as primarily opinion-based. I attempt to edit it like this, but it says I'm editing too much. What ...
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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...I good sign it's a meta tag. There are only 4 questions tagged as such so I get it's ...
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Does attributing alone prevent a plagiarism suspension

Question: If you attribute and reference content sources in an answer you provide, does that attribution alone protect someone from having their SU account suspended for a violation of Plagiarism. ...
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Parsing out what you do versus what you say you do

The decision by several mods on Using pirated copy of old windows versions puzzles me. Yes, the poster knows he's courting disaster. However, if we stopped helping the clueless, we'd be whistling in ...
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Retag [mikrotik] to [mikrotik-routeros] or [mikrotik-swos]

mikrotik is a manufacturer meta-tag. Mikrotik makes a variety of routers, but for all intents and purposes they have two main products: RouterOS and SwOS (their operating system for switches). I ...
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No feedback on answer from the person who issued the bounty (replicating the problem)

In regards to this question I would be interested if my (first) solution works, but I wasn't able to replicate the problem. Where should I ask how to replicate a problem? Seem kind of counter ...
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Question about structuring posts

I would argue that, for the majority, paragraphs as well as short sentences almost always make it easier to read like in this suggested change. But the change was rejected for the following reason: ...
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Where do I report superuser site bug?

Where do I report a bug I find on the superuser site (it's just a minor one)? I only found a help center entry for security vulnerability. Maybe it's one of the cases where I'm just too stupid to do ...
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A suspended account and its days visited counter/records

Question When an account is suspended, does the suspended account have the ability to keep their days "visited" or "consecutive" days visited streak alive, and increment the number up still during ...
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Why was this question about downloading / uploading put on hold as off-topic?

In this question, the asker seems to be asking about how bandwidth usage is counted. A possible misunderstanding of its accounting may have led the asker to believe that if bandwidth is "used" by the ...
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Deletion of OP's (admittedly poor) self-answer

In this question: Bash: I want to type a tilde. Pressing F10 gives me '1~' instead of just '~', the OP eventually posted their own answer, describing how they solved the issue ...
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Unsynonomize [synaptic] and [synaptics]

Synaptics is a company that makes human interface devices like touchpads. Synaptic is a Linux package manager that works with Apt. At some point in the past, these two tags were incorrectly ...