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Chat Overflow (Name of people in room overlapping)

Just noticed this while chatting with a user... The box with the users currently in chat is putting the names over the top of each other so you can't see anything besides a mess of characters. ...
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Edits that remove fluff on old questions. How to handle them?

I haven't really been able to find a question that asks exactly this. Though Should we edit old, non-interesting questions? is a close match. Recently I've had quite some edits in the review queue ...
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What's the difference between [answers] and [answering-questions]?

^^ as the title. Here in Meta.SuperUser, we have answers and answering-questions. I'm not sure what's the difference between answers and answering-questions, because answering-questions is already ...
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Can an answer be backed up only by personal experience?

https://superuser.com/a/1275976/456385 This answer is only backed up by the answerer personal experience, with no explanation provided. if it was my customer i would dismantle the screen on the ...
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Why did I have all but one reputation point removed and get accused of spamming?

I was browsing through questions and all of a sudden my reputation on Super User dropped from 16 to 1, this I am sure of, and I can't seem to find a reason why. On the other hand, I think my ...
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Too broad: Should we consider potential answers when deciding?

Once in a while I find a question that asks how accomplish a single task, but in several different contexts. For example, this question asks, "How do I prevent web browsers A, B, and C from ...
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Links in Super User profile not showing up

I've earned my "autobiographer" (cute! ;)) badge on Super User but when I go to my public profile the links that I've added aren't showing up. Have I done something wrong?
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Why are comments pointing out critical errors in questions getting removed?

The second paragraph in this answer: https://superuser.com/a/1272440/163253 is patently false. I down voted the answer, up voted a few answer that weren't wrong and commented about the problem. The ...
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Why was this Discord question rejected as off-topic?

A few months ago I asked on Meta Super User whether questions about Discord belonged on Super User or Web Apps. I asked this because I noticed that both sites were voting to close Discord questions ...
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What's wrong with my NAA flag, if the answer is now deleted?

How to force a specific software to use proxy? I flagged an answer as NAA, and my flag was declined: flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer ...
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Did I create, then fail my own review audit?

I encountered this question in the Reopen queue. At the time, it looked like this. I suspected it might not be worthy of re-opening, so instead of using Edit and Reopen I opened the question in a ...
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How to delete a wrong post

I posted this off-topic post on Super User. And now I am stuck with it. I can't delete it. Other people see it and downvote which causes me to lose reputation and puts me at risk of being blocked ...
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Superuser annoying forum

Why is Superuser so annoying to use? I want to help people and went through the process to sign up now I am blocked from doing anything because I must have 50 reputation to comment. This forum is ...
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Why was this question deleted instead of closed?

I've found this question and voted to close it. For those who can't see deleted questions, here is the original text: Which One is Best News Paper App? Because there are so many newspaper ...
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Internet Security on Super User

While the topic of Internet security is not listed in what should be asked about, it is also not listed as being off-topic. I think Internet security is worth paying attention to. Recently I posted ...
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What is the difference: [flag] and [flagging]

Here in Meta Super User, we have flag and flagging flagging has more questions that flag. What is the difference? Are these tags synonymic? If yes, which one should we keep?
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Why my “too broad” flag was declined in this question?

How to better secure vagrant virtual machines and delete vagrant user This post asks 2 questions at the same time: Is there a better way to do this with a first-and-one-time vagrant up command? Is ...
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My answer was deleted: why, and what should I do now?

I have a question about my Super User post: How do I play audio though jackd from console? Hi. I submitted an answer to superuser, but my answer was deleted. I've checked the list of possible causes ...
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It's not a shopping rec question

This question got closed as asking for shopping suggestions: USB-Ethernet adapter for a laptop without Ethernet socket Instead of asking what to buy, try asking how to find out what suits your ...
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Do we need a separate site for “researchers”?

Does this proposal define a new site beyond Super User, Server Fault, Computational Science, Linux, and our other computing sites? Research Computing (proposal link) for research computing ...
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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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How far should we take manufacturer meta tags?

We have tags for a number of companies that make only one type of equipment or software, like synaptics, wacom, aptana, and mikrotik. There are also companies like apc that make a range of products, ...
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Synonomize tags for new Firefox

Quantum is the release name for Firefox 57. It looks like people are referring to the new browser by either name, and we have tags for both. It is probably useful to have both tags, but they should ...
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Is the close vote on my question regarding hugo justified?

First thing first, it is my understanding that Superuser is for questions about computer software. Therefore I have posted a question regarding the use of hugo, which is static site generation tool. ...
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Send message in private in Superuser

OK, good day to you. I'm actually trying to answer some questions, and i need answers to some of mine. Really, all my posts are actually edited. No problem about that, nothing bad. But in fact i ...
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Is a valid answer to a problem a valid answer to a different question?

I'm not exactly sure how to formulate my problem, so I'll present it with the help of an example (which is the actual reason I ask this question). I asked a question (Delay audio for specific device) ...
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My answer was changed without being edited?

I posted an answer to the question FileZilla Server refusing connection - 425 error, where I copied an IP address from the post. I now find that this IP address was replaced by XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX, both ...
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How can “Community” post a bounty?

The post How to unhide 'Very Hidden' Worksheet has a bounty posted by Community, which says: One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty. As Community is not a ...
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Should WSL be a synonym for Windows Subsystem for Linux?

I noticed today that we currently have two tags for the same Windows 10 feature. WSL Windows-Subsystem-For-Linux. My suggestion is for WSL tag to become a synonym of the greater Windows Subsystem ...
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Where to post question about Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

As the title says: Is this the correct community to post questions about the Windows Subsystem for Linux Windows 10 feature? It is kind of based on Ubuntu but I guess not enough and questions would ...
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How to contact with moderator on Super User to discuss about a put on hold topic?

I want to contact with website moderators about editing and modifying the topic I asked about and they put it on hold. Because I want to know the parts to edit and also, sometimes even after you edit ...
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Canonical question for remapping keyboard keys

We have many questions regarding remapping keyboard keys on Windows. Should we make one of them a canonical question and close the others as dupes?
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Why are people voting to close my question?

How is CMD's convert command able to convert FAT to NTFS without data loss? I've recently updated the question to directly respond to criticism that the question is off-topic based on the claims ...
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SuperUser.com shares cookies with other SE sites?

I don't often come to SuperUser, but a lot on Travel.SE, Apple,SE, and various others. Typically, if I go from XX.stackexchange.com to YY.stackexchange.com, I remain logged in. And when I open a ...
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Make a [conversion] to proper tags

I couldn't think of a pun for the title that wouldn't sound more forced than witty, so the current title comes courtesy of Canadian Luke. Looking at the conversion tag, the vast majority of the ...
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Question about printer interpretation of colors

I have a question about my Super User post: Printer colors differ between ps/pdf draw commands and images Burgi raised the concern that the linked question might be a better fit for Graphic Design. ...
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Would this question about printing a webpage be on-topic on Super User?

I'm trying to print a Medium post: https://medium.com/@keeper6928/how-to-unit-test-machine-learning-code-57cf6fd81765 but no matter what I do, the code chunks get cropped. In the actual question, of ...
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Are questions about whether certain types of hardware exist on-topic on Super User?

Another SuperUser user voted to have my question closed as off-topic due to asking for recommendations. I asked whether 4K TVs with DisplayPort exist. That's not directly asking for recommendations, ...
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Why is the SuperUser Community so Arrogant and Toxic to New Users? [closed]

In the SuperUser forums, the majority of the comments have negative undertones and more focus is placed on subtle low-key comments that create a toxic culture by its very nature. Users ignore the ...
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Answer question with using WSL

Is this fine to answer WSL solution for a Windows10 related question which can be resolve using WSL in Windows 10?
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A removed user and their correlated Q&A Votes

Okay, so I noticed a -10 a few hours earlier and did some reading up on it and everything makes sense and seems pretty clear with regard to what happened, why it affected my rep, etc. What I saw ...
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Incorrect duplicate

Yesterday I asked this question about a flash drive. Today, I came back to look for answers and found that it had been marked as a duplicate. I was excited to learn that my question had already been ...
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Questions about removing enrollment from Chromebooks

I can see that more and more questions about this topic are posted on Super User or Unix & Linux. It usually goes like this: Someone bought a used Chromebook online (eBay, Amazon Marketplace, ...
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Why is the question and the answer down voted in this case?

I have a question about my Super User post: How to access from physical lan to wireless router? If someone gives a working answer better than I found, then I can change it. Or maybe edit the post to ...
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Should I perform a duck test when reviewing suggested edits?

Duck test: If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. In this case: If it behaves like the Original Poster, then it probably is the Original ...
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Deleting a question that was unsuitable

Why is not possible to delete a question where another user has posted an answer ? What if the original poster realized afterwards that it as in fact a bad question to ask; and perhaps should have ...
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Answers as comments - please resist the urge

I'm lifting this straight from Photography.se as I think they have a very good policy on this. I'm guilty of this too, but if it becomes policy then I shall also refrain. Many times, short answers ...
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superuser.com reputation point issue- not sure this was thought out very well

So, I had an issue, and googled it. I found the solution I needed on this site, and wanted to thank the person who wrote it. I am not a regular user of this site, so I created a user account and went ...
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Lots of Power Shell questions, low answers; none on first page

Are Power Shell scripting questions a good fit for Super User? Admittedly, my first thought is to ask on Stack Overflow, but I've been banned once and lost more rep than I've gained over there, so I ...
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Banned from suggesting edits

I've been temporarily banned from suggesting edits. I've been trying to find out how long that will last, and none of the help docs I've found have described it. I've checked: How long does a ban ...