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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Why are some Super User answers not sorted by up-votes?

I was just looking at this question on SuperUser: How do I change the user I am logged in with on a Network Share? Unlike other questions, the answers do not seem to be sorted in any particular order ...
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New Super User theme coming soon

As mentioned on meta.stackexchange.com several months ago, all network sites will be getting updated themes. Super User is one of the first sites that will be updated. As such, I'm posting the design ...
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Why was that question was declared off-topic?

I thought all questions about browser add-ons where on topic. In that case, I’m failing to understand, why this question is not in the scope of this website : Does Encrypted Media Extensions is ...
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Don't give us static about deleting [dynamic]

dynamic is meaningless. Seems like it mostly attracts Excel-related question for some reason. There are also some questions on random topics, like folder binding, task scheduler, DDNS, dynamically ...
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Best strategy to analyze and judge a question be closed or not

As per this post popping up in the close review queue What I have to change this code to highlight more than one word in excel? I interpret this as here's my chunk of VB code, how do I make it do such ...
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Should [clock] be split up into 3 tags?

I was writing a question about how the clock changes between Linux and Windows, and noticed the clock tag. However, after looking over the questions, it seemed broad - or, at least, had multiple ...
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Who all can technically view saved drafts for questions and answers

As the post When I go to "Ask Question" here at superuser, how do I get an empty form? My previous question keeps showing up. states. . . Stack Exchange sites will save a question or ...
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Undelete an answer on a closed post that was deleted before it was closed

My Question If you delete an answer on a question that is opened and then that question is closed, can you undelete that answer after the question is closed? The Story I noticed in some comments on ...
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What is the lifespan of [lifespan]?

Subject says it all. Just posted a question and noticed the lifespan tag. So I understand the spirit of the tag, but it has no summary and seems very broad. And might also encourage questions that are ...
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Unable to clear my REPUTATION - deadly embrace

My reputation got hammered by an Admin, as I: 1) Answered my own question 2) and placed it in the wrong "forum" - ServerFault instead of SuperUser. So I deleted it. BAD IDEA. I am now locked out of ...
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Tag synonym request: vmware-player to vmware-workstation-player

Someone asked a question that was explicitly about VMware Workstation Player. They tagged it with the vmware-workstation tag, which has traditionally been used for the product that is now known as ...
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Migration of votes

When a question is migrated to another site, any upvotes are transferred with it and are credited on the target site. Questions that are off-topic here often receive downvotes simply because they're ...
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Should software recommendations be closed or moved?

I noticed that the community (sometimes) get software recommendation questions. These questions seem to be often closed. However, there is also now a Software Recommendations Stack Exchange (no longer ...
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Proposition to add a tag for “high refresh rate”

I searched for questions about high refresh rate displays and I found that they mostly use the general tag for refresh-rate. I think it makes sense to subdivide it further into questions about 60hz+ ...
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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: