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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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Cue the removal of [queue]

I came across the queue tag and found that just about every use had a different definition. There's no tag wiki excerpt. Proposal: asterisk queue => asterisk asterisk-queue printer queue => Is it ...
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Reevaluate closure of question 515115 (meaning of cylinder light on computer) – not a typical “guessing game” question

Question 515115, "What does this light shaped like a cylinder mean?", was closed by a moderator as off-topic on the grounds that it is a visual identification question. However, I have several ...
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Vampyric tags: [design] won't die

design didn't die like we wanted it to. The answer to life, the universe, and everything may be among the questions tagged with it, but these still cover such a broad swath of computery experience ...
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Lift question bans by answering?

How can I get out of a question ban? Begin by by improving your existing questions: do as much as possible to make them clear, specific and on-topic. The ban will be lifted automatically by ...
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Is my question about Netbeans more suitable for Stack Overflow or SuperUser?

I asked this question yesterday and one of the users pointed out to me that this question may be better for Stack Overflow. I feel that my question involves configuring Netbeans to run assembly code ...
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Remove OpenID Question from FAQ?

The Stack Exchange network has deprecated OpenID and on July 1, 2018 users will no longer be allowed to logon via this authentication method. Given this, should we remove the question This is an ...
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Pummel [panel]?

panel is an undefined tag with 42 questions. Even if it was defined, it begs misuse because it can apply to so many different kinds of things, and people don't read the wiki excerpts. Should we beat ...
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Questions about Temple OS?

I don't exactly understand the topic here, computer software Is a bit vague. The "Help Center" goes on to say programming and software development is off topic. Let's say though there was an ...
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Inaccurate detection of “subjective” question?

I'm not really proposing anything or even asking a question, I just felt this should be pointed out. Seems to me the question is very straight forward and answerable.
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Why was my edit, correcting a fact, rejected?

https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/756623 refers to 'Accent colors', but this ought be 'Theme colors'.
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Why were my 2 edits suggesting formatting changes to numbering rejected?

Please see https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/756634 and https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/756633. Adding numbering helped clarify the multitude of solutions.
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Video Questions and Answers

Video may have killed the radio star, but I don't think it fits well on SuperUser. There have been a small handful of questions and answers recently posted in video form. While these do qualify as "...
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Is asking about search engines ( startpage.com + duckduckgo.com) On Topic on superuser?

I have a question that relates to a computer , web application, in particular it is the search engine startpage.com. My question is basically: "Is there a way to query search results without all the ...
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Why is my answer a 'bad answer' and being downvoted? [duplicate]

I supplied an answer in this question :- Laptop charge 126W for a 120W laptop and it is being downvoted without comment. Why? The answer is factually correct, and consistent with what ...
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Time up on the [trial]?

I have recently discovered the trial tag. The questions in it all appear to low quality. Is it worth retiring this tag?
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Why is a question about whether or not one needs anti-virus opinion based?

The "opinion-based" tag itself admits that many good questions willl generate some degree of opinion. Questions are to be there opinion-based only if answers will be based entirely on opinion, which ...
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when can you ask coding questions here? [duplicate]

I've noticed people asking questions related to shell coding, such as this user: How to extract part of a string, in Windows batch file? and was wondering when this is appropriate? I'm seeing some ...
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Should [httpd] be a synonym for [apache-http-server]?

According to this Ask Ubuntu answer "httpd" and "apache2" are basically the same in "big" OS-es. httpd is the same as apache2. It depends on the OS you use. For example in RHEL 6.2 it is called ...
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What is the policy or best practice on posting the same question to multiple StackExchange sites?

I originally posted a question to Network Engineering and was informed that the community was only for professional engineering and that my question on open source was misplaced. They suggested Super ...
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Requests for hardware drivers

I've been here for a while and I often see drivers requests here. I took a look at this question and it's basically it. OP just asks drivers for his printer. A quick search on Google for it pops up ...
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Should there be a V6 Specific Powershell Tag

Version 6 of Powershell is significantly different from every prior version. Unless I am completely missing it there is not currently a V6 specific tag. I believe that there should be one. The ...
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Is this comment no longer needed?

When looking how to do something I came across this answer: If you are trying to this on a Windows computer, unfortunately it is not possible out of the box. You will need to install some ...
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Why are tag suggestions and votes tied together?

I noticed that a new tag block-chain was created and wanted to add a synonym blockchain to it because I frequently encounter either writing. The latter seems to be the correct one so maybe another ...
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Is there any difference between the tags “windows-server-2003” and “windows-2003-server”?

Discovered a few semi-related tags: windows-server-2003 539 questions, 10 this year this has a good excerpt, but no tag wiki windows-2003-server 19 questions, 2 this year this has nothing... no ...
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Should I post a question if the answer is easily available on google? But not a dupe on the SE Network?

I just asked a Question relating to BCLK on CPU/BIOS Settings and got an interesting comment >> Before you do that I suggest doing more research. I literally searched for BCLK and found the answer to ...
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What are the image file requirements for the Profile Picture

What are the recommended dimensions/size/resolution for the profile picture? I'd like to resize the image file to fit nicely within the allocated area for the profile picture, but I don't know the ...
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Why are comments so limited?

So I am a new user, and I know I can post a question like I am doing right now. I also realized I could comment exclusively on my questions. I have one problem. Why are the comments so limited? I ...
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What is reputation and how do I accumulate reputation?

I created an account here so I can answer a few questions. It is not that the issues I want to respond to haven't received responses, but instead, the answers were too complicated for the average ...
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Why my flag “the answer has nothing to do with the question” was rejected?

The question: "Is there a way to not select whitespace after a word when double-clicking? I flagged this answer with "the answer has nothing to do with the question". I think that is true. The OP ...
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Can you undelete this answer I fixed the request you made

How to use NAT iptables rules for hostapd Sorry for taking so long, busy moving cross country.
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Can I add my GitHub repository link in answers?

I've recently posted an answer https://superuser.com/a/1313540/726810 and the procedure requires some programming knowledge. I've a open source GPL repository in GitHub where I provided the already ...
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Why do I have to use a bookmark to logout of SuperUser? [duplicate]

I entered SuperUser via a standard Login. Then I couldn't Logout. There was no button or link to do that. I looked under the StachExchange sign at the upper-left, and all it produced was a message ...
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Why are opinion based topics rejected when the responses can be helpful to the person in need?

When someone has a need, who gives a care if the responses are opinion when they provide the help that is needed? The question that prompts me to ask this question, "Fingers get cold when I type" has ...
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Are test questions off-topic?

This question IMHO is a test question. Should it be closed as off-topic?
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Why was my “not an answer” flag rejected?

I've flagged this answer as not an answer and my flag was rejected. Why? I think that answer was posted as a joke, and it did not attempt to answer the question. Update for those who can't see ...
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Log-Out-Link is nowhere to be found [duplicate]

Do not answer "duplicate" - The link is definitely missing - at least not there where others claim it should be:
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How should I have known the Duck was an April Fools prank and not a browser infection?

I was browsing SuperUser.com looking for a way to fix Widnows (Tantalus level effort, but still), and I noticed a duck asking me if it could help me. My first thought was that my browser was infected!...
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Informative comments, should they deleted?

I've recently come over to SU to ask a question, being an active user on SO. It seems at least here, that the opinion is that informative comments ta should be deleted, and wonder why that was so? I ...
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What is the proper way to complain about those using this forum for free advertising?

After reading this thread I came to the conclusion that one of persons who posted an answer to my question on this site was engaging in inappropriate advertising behavior. Because his answer was the ...
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What is the policy for using SU as a blog?

In this post, the poster also supplied the answer. I wouldn't comment on it, except that I noticed that both post and answer were published on the same minute. I understand from this that the poster ...
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Can a moderator from another community delete my comments in our community?

The specific post i am referring to is this. Granted, not the best quality post. I didn't want to throw gas on the fire with an already confused poster. so tried to keep it short. I forget exactly ...
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Are coding cash bounties allowed on SuperUser?

I wish to offer payment for a 5 minute configuration via remote connection on my router to fix a configuration issue. Are offers like this allowed on SuperUser?
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Reopen request for “Installing fltk on VirtualBox”

In this question: Installing fltk on VirtualBox the asker wrote: Can someone give a very specific step-by-step instruction on how to install it? The next day fixer1234 posted this comment asking ...
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Edits which simply change the way URLs are referenced

I've had an edit suggested to one of my answers which changes the hyperlinks I put in from: http://wwww.somewebsite.com/question_about_something.html to: Question about something | Some website ...
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Can we be nicer to folks whose English isn't that great?

I've noticed over the past few days a handful of comments that have been a little too aggressive about poor English. I mod messaged someone who pretty much asked how someone was going to write his ...
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I don't mean to be a [git], but shouldn't we encourage people to ask on Stack Overflow?

There are currently 1824 git questions on Super User. While they're on-topic here, there's 96,800 git questions on Stack Overflow, and having questions on different Stack Exchange sites means that ...
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Why is this question too broad?

I asked the following question a few days ago, which has since been put on hold as too broad. I'm having trouble seeing in what way the question is too broad due to the fact I'm talking about a very ...
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Have I forfeit some of my comment flags?

I've had the maximum of 100 available comment flags for some time. It's been my observation that the number of available flags is decreased by one for each outstanding flag; however as flags are ...
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Migrate/Copy Discussion From one Stack community to other Stack Community

I have raised a question on the wrong site/ In the discussion, they said to post the question in other stack community How can I migrate/ transfer/copy question to other Stack Community.
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Why and how/by whom my profile name was changed?

I signed up maybe a month and half ago, published a question here and set a customized profile name. Now I return to find my username changed to this. Only the profile pic that I uploaded then stays ...