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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 ...
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TrickleEdit test question 2

As asked by @Bob in TrickleEdit test question: This is a test question used while developing an extension. Please do not upvote or downvote this question. This question will be deleted ...
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TrickleEdit test question

This is a test question used while developing an extension. Please do not upvote or downvote this question. This question will be deleted when testing is complete.
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TrickleEdit: Queuing edits to prevent flooding

Is there a thing to queue edits and automatically apply them slowly (assuming there hasn't been a preempting edit)? — Ben N on chat Let's write a script! StackApps (placeholder): https://stackapps....
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Why Is SuperUser Designed to Be Hostile to Outsiders?

It appears that StackExchange sites, including SuperUser, are designed to convey hostility to newbies, non-professionals, and other outsiders whose form of expression is not advantaged by the ...
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discussion in number of views and tags

I have a question about my Super User post: SNMP : I HAVE 2 community name? I post this question from three deys , and until now the views number it's just 12 views so how we can increase the number ...
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Should a question be closed as a duplicate of a different question because the other has an answer to the “duplicate”?

Should a question be closed as a duplicate of a different question just because the other has an answer to the "duplicate"?
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Should I move my question/answer?

I asked a question here a few months ago which didn't receive any responses. I was able to solve my problem using an alternative method and posted the solution I used. After re-visiting this question ...
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Editing answers to closed questions?

This question is closed almost six years ago, however it now has 3 answers edited within one day. Edits are 1 2 and 3. All of them are done by the same user with currently around 200 reps. My ...
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How should I deal with link-only answers where the information in the link can't be copied?

Usually link-only answers are considered low quality and their author is encouraged to edit them to include the relevant part of the linked page in the answer itself and if they don't do so, their ...
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I'd like to ask a question about the lowest prices per TB storage service. Is this maybe something superuser should allow?

I know very subjective questions aren't allowed. And especially this rule says I shouldn't ask such questions here: What topics can I ask about here? ... and it is not about … ...
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How to report a proven wrong answer on Super User

This question has the actually correct answer directly beneath the wrongly as correct marked answer: How to turn off spelling and grammar check in OneNote on Windows 10 Can this somehow be changed?
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Comments disappearing on question [duplicate]

I commented earlier, on this question. Now, the comment is gone, along with at least 3 other comments both by the question author and at least one other user. The comments I remember, in order, were: ...
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Should we pair [unifying-receiver] with other [logitech-*] tags?

Logitech product tags exist in the form of [logitech-*] as outlined by yours truly on the Manufacturer & Company tag meta. However there's currently an outlier, which is the Logitech Unifying ...
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Why has this question been downvoted?

Based on the fact that it's a specific problem that applies to many people, could be invaluable to those using MediaMonkey, and has no answer anywhere else I was expecting it to get at least a handful ...
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Protect anonymity of 'no comment' down voters - while allowing other users to down vote them

As there are hundreds of comments on the issue of users down voting a question without leaving a comment - I believe it must be a serious issue to many users. Since some users don't feel it is ...
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Migrating this question killed the chances of getting a response

I asked this question here last week. It was quickly migrated to Android Enthusiasts and since moving has seen very few views, no answers and no comments. The AE site has so few members (3500 vs 13K ...
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“We are no longer accepting answers from this account. See the Help Center to learn more.”

Why did I get a ban for providing an answer to a question which was helpful. Firstly I am a new user to superuser. I did a question a few years ago. I came back and thought I would answer a question ...
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Change the close question text

Would it be possible to get the text in yellow box on questions closed for requesting hardware and software recommendations to contain a link to those respective sites? Below is a recent example. ...
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Should we keep stretching the meaning of [stretch]?

This is about stretch. It's the code name of the current stable Debian release, and it's also a tag on the main site. Most of the usage seems to be about debian-stretch -- there are 19 questions ...
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Is explaining the existence or construction of Easter eggs in scope?

I posted a question about an Easter egg where a moderator almost immediately closed it as off-topic. I've been around on here long enough to know that my question isn't a lone exception, and that ...
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I flagged a comment that was claiming an answer is not an answer when it was, but the flag was declined

The most recent comment on my answer says my answer is not an answer, just information. I admit it contains primarily information, but at the end I do provide a solution, albeit--as my answer is meant ...
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Should a short error message be formatted as inline code, bold or simply with double quotes?

Should a short error message be formatted as inline code, bold or simply with double quotes? Example: What is the difference between Error: blabla and Error: huhu? ... or ... What is the ...
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If a question is put “on hold” but I have answered, should I remove the answer?

Context: You will notice on the topic What is Facebook's privacy policy regarding photos? that it has been put [on hold]. However it was done after I had posted an answer. Question: At the time,...
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This audit is ridiculous! [duplicate]

I just hit this audit in the First Posts review queue, which points to this question, which I’ll quote here in case it gets deleted: Why is “No scripts” not activated by default in Tor Browser? ...
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Rename [macos-sierra] to [osx-sierra]

According to some searching and this meta post, it seems that [macos-*] was changed to [osx-*]. However, it looks like macos-sierra didn't make it, or the rule was forgotten. I believe it should be [...
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What do we do with plagiarism?

There are many answers here which, due to the fact we don't like link only answers, are copies from other websites. We can include a link to the source. Without this link, it's plagiarism. I'm also ...
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Low-Reputation Comment Editing

I understand that users with less than 50 reputation can't comment, but sometimes answers from such low-reputation users get converted to comments by moderators, so it's possible that such comments ...
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Promotional text in answer

On this answer, there is a text and link that seems like promoting a service from the user. The answer itself seems good. It does not disclose its affiliation, though, although can be inferred from ...
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Is application-error an error?

We have a tag, application-error, with 79 questions. Since a good percentage of software questions could be labeled "application error", it is not only meta, but does nothing to differentiate ...
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Many models, same manufacturer and the same question

There are a lot of switches and routers out there whose manuals doesn't specify whether or not they're supporting Jumbo Frames. Searching for it on the web doesn't bring up any good answers so it's ...
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Should autoplay be updated

autoplay currently shows the following description Automatically running programs from inserted discs, USB flash drives, etc. This suggests that something physical has to start. However, auto play ...
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Ship [shipping] to /dev/null

We have six questions tagged shipping. The tag has no description and there seems to be no clear usage for it. I would like to remove it completely. Opinions please.
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Claim edit done while logged out

I edited this answer: https://superuser.com/a/435420/135459 but didn't realize I was logged out. Can / should I do anything to mark that edit as mine? Since it was entered as an unregistered user, it'...
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Setting to send me an email when somone comments/answers?

Is there a setting to send me an email when someone comments on an "Answer" I posted? I poked around in my profile settings, and didn't find anything. I found a thread about removing the US Keyboard ...
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Burninate [tiles]; Retag as [live-tiles]

A majority of the questions tagged with tiles (27 questions) appear to be about the live-tiles (42 questions) introduced in Windows 8. I don't think the tag should be added as a synonym, since "Tiles"...
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Removing ALL similar answers instead of removing duplicates?

I was looking for an answer to the question How do I copy/paste into VirtualBox? I found two such questions here but none contained the answer that I need. After I figured out the answer myself I ...
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Excel questions should not be on SuperUser, another StackExchange should exist for it

SuperUser is a site for answering technical questions about Operating Systems such as Linux (even though another forum exists for it as well), Windows, Mac, etc. Yet, the SuperUser StackExchange gets ...
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No other moderates in this forum? can any person help me?

you should help and learn new users. you should not use your power to removed them from contributing!!!! the detail of my previous question and problem was be in end of the text in box. all things ...
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Which proper action should be taken to handle this suspicious post?

Recently I see through this question: How to paste text into input fields that block it? There is a late answer includes a link which it looks to be suspicious: From what I read in other site meta ...
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How to handle pointless answers when reviewing?

The "Late answers" queue often contains answers that are pointless: 5 years later, the software has likely changed and the question may already have accepted answers. flag for deletion (VLQ? INOMI?) ...
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Inquiry about topic to ask in superuser forum

I have a question about the Microsoft part number that comes with some Microsoft software products boxes like Office and Windows 10. I would like to ask what part is the number defined as? What is it ...
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Merging multi part answer for a question?

If there is a multiple part answer for question what would be the best way to merge them? On the question Is there a way to search for files by hash value? there are two answers by the user ...
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Why put on hold by Dave and DavidPostill?

This is my question Saving website leads to incomplete save. Flagged as off topic but i think It is software realted, or in which stackexchange should i ask this instead? Can someone tell me why is ...
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A useful question was put on hold after six years due to software recommentation, how to respond?

I've been pondering this for the last couple of days. I was researching ways to verifiy ripped audio files and found this question which I found very useful. I thought it was a good sensible question....
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Merge [product-key] and [license-key]

product-key and license-key tags seem to be synonyms.
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Should we look up existing answers when reviewing?

Today I got an audit (which I passed because I tried to edit it - it throws a "has been deleted" error) of a seemingly good answer (I lost the link). The answer is good, however it has been removed ...
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Choosing a canonical question for “Is my processor 32-bit or 64-bit?”

Super User has several questions asking how to check whether they have a 32-bit or 64-bit Operating System, and how to check if their CPU is 64-bit capable. The majority combine both questions into ...