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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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Eliminate results

Meta tag results has four questions, zero followers, and zero utility. Can we nuke it?
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Restoring deleted questions and answers here on Superuser…

I don't know how I did but it appears I have deleted all of my questions and answers here on Superuser. How do I restore them? I want to restore them and then go through them so I can "mark" the right ...
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Why was this user lambasted for using their real Domain Name in a DNS related question?

I don't find myself on SU very often, so I'll outright apologise for coming in and 'causing trouble' but this question caught my eye on the sidebar: Difference between pinging with and without http://...
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Are certain kinds of link-only answers acceptable?

A previous question focused on whether link-only answers that contribute something helpful, but not an actual solution, should be converted to a comment. My question here is whether certain kinds of ...
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What to do with questions that you have “given up on”?

I used to have a problem with Firefox portable but for various reasons decided not to use it. So now what should I do regarding answers to this question? I can't test any of them as I don't have ...
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Should we merge tags `sublime-text`, `sublime-text-2` and `sublime-text-3`?

Whenever I ask a question regarding sublime text, I always include all three of these tags in order to attract the attention of anyone who has any one of them subscribed. This is because the programs ...
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Normalize [database]

database is largely a meta tag. Unlike the spreadsheet tag, its definition doesn't cover a non-meta usage, although there is some non-meta usage among the questions. It looks like the vast majority ...
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Eliminate [annoyance]

annoyance is a meta tag that serves only to diminish any question it is attached to. Actually, it's not even a meta tag, it's a comment tag. Recommend simply deleting it (4 questions, which makes ...
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Can we convert older (question body format) duplicate notices to the new, not editable duplicate format?

Duplicates used to be handled by the system putting some markup in the question body, like so: > **Possible Duplicate:** > [Title of the Duplicate Question](http://superuser.com/) <!-- ...
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tag cleanup: [editor]

I was looking for an example for my question on tag definitions and came across editor, which isn't the best example because it obviously needs tag cleanup. So this is a tag cleanup request. In ...
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Cleaning [gigabyte] tag

I saw that the gigabyte tag said "Use this tag for questions concerning gigabyte technology, a hardware manufaturer - not filesize." (I also submitted a suggested edit for the typo in the tag wiki - ...
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Should we recalibrate the [calibration] tag?

The calibration tag is another broad tag that includes questions about calibrating displays, mice, batteries, printers, etc. I think it is helpful to have tags specifically about calibration issues, ...
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Reference question/answer for Kali Linux questions

Is there a reference question such as this on SU? On U&L, questions on Kali (especially all those about network connectivity) are flagged as duplicate of this one.
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Where to ask: “Must I use an emulator to use KakaoStory and WeChat on Windows 10?”

Which SE website fits this question?
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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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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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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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Time to [exchange] with [microsoft-exchange]

In 2011, Microsoft products were retagged to include Microsoft in the tag title. (See 'Can we please standardize the Microsoft tags?') Because of this, we have consistently named tags for microsoft-...
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Proposed resolution for [ide]

Every few years, we do a cleanup of ide tags, for example: Many questions tagged "ide" should be tagged "pata" Old monthly tag cleanups Someone just anonymously cleaned up ...
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Advice for editing question so problem more clearly stated

I have a question about my Super User post: Convert Windows 10 OEM install from Legacy to UEFI? My question was downvoted for allegedly being a duplicate. However, I had actually referenced the ...
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Consolidate reverse-dns and dns.ptr?

We have 12 questions tagged reverse-dns (the tag, itself is undefined). We have a new tag dns.ptr, with a wiki excerpt. This tag has only been applied to two questions so far. There are 132 ...
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How do I configure Opera to be able to use the built-in VPN and Super User's website?

Visiting Super User from Google when searching for a question shows a page not found. I kept thinking that the Super User deleted information so I used web-archive to find pages. But then once I ...
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What is the difference between on-topic and off-topic tags here in meta?

There are both on-topic and off-topic here on meta.superuser, both without definition. What's the difference between them? (Is asking whether something is on-topic different from asking whether the ...
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Editing tag wiki excerpt after partial review did not invalidate original votes

Referring to this tag wiki excerpt edit, which was initially longer and worded somewhat differently. I received 1 Accept and 1 Reject citing the reason "Most of this should go in the wiki. The excerpt ...
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I created a resource for an answer. Are there specifications/rules to include it as picture or link?

I answered to this question "Looking up gnuplot abbreviations", in the beginning giving only the method to find the meaning of the abbreviations used or usable. After I've created a a resource (a ...
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Why spam questions are not removed from the recently changed lists once deleted?

Clicking on x questions with new activity banner to see latest activity I often also see "old" (> 5 min:) ) spam questions still in the list, however the question itself is already removed. Why ...
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Tags related to time and clocks

I believe that questions marked with time-zone should be re-tagged with time, and time-zone should then be made a synonym for time. Mentioning the phrase "time zone" in the title and/or body of the ...
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Need a better description for [Support] tag

Can we make a better tag wiki for [Support]? The current text is very unclear: Better Super User through use and working out why things are or how to better your experience here. Proposal based on ...
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Is there a better site for this question?

Wondering if I should move https://superuser.com/questions/768807/how-to-see-my-own-domain-from-host-server to another site? Or if it belongs here, what I might do to improve it, since it is being ...
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Proper behaviour: to rollback or to re-edit a not working accepted edit?

There is this answer [1] to the question How do I figure out which /dev is a USB flash drive?[2] that contains an outdated answer maybe still useful for old systems. It was proposed an edit that I ...
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Editing “nonexistent” answer resulting in test shows “Answer didn't exist” message

I was reviewing the First Posts queue, when I hit this test. I usually edit answers/questions with explicit links and embed them to some relevant term (like "This tool...", "This answer...", etc.), so ...
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Captcha freezes and does nothing

I try to post The captcha bot (are you a human ?) appears I guess the right letters A text field appears on the screen, asking me to cut and paste into another text field. I do that. Nothing else ...
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My bounty is expiring with no new answers or comments; how else can I draw attention to it?

I have a bounty with an upcoming expiration deadline. There were no comments, answers, or even votes on this question prior to placing the bounty. There are still no comments, answers, or votes. The ...
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How to ask a question about whether an ICT related product is genuine or not (APC UPS in this case)?

I have been trying to ask a question regarding whether an APC product is genuine or not. The result is that such a question is put on hold within 24 hours and completely removed within a few days. ...
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Help us close duplicates of two new Community FAQ questions

I've recently added two questions to the Community FAQ because they were found to have many duplicates: USB flash drive not working or is appearing as an empty disk drive, Disk Management reports &...
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Should pre-canned edit rejection reasons be made more obviously pre-canned?

As a follow-on to the following question, I have a concern. How much negative result is there to having some aggressive edit refusers? The pre-canned response did not indicate that it was a pre-...
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Expand “How can I remove malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC?” beyond just Windows?

Should we expand How can I remove malicious spyware, malware, adware, viruses, trojans or rootkits from my PC? to not be limited to just Windows PCs? It's currently tagged Windows specifically (for ...
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Request to rename [label-printer] tag

Previous question remove-the-label-tag discusses cleaning up the label tag. One aspect of that is pulling out questions that deal with label printing and putting them under a specific tag. There was ...
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Stop attending [events]

events is a flexible, undefined meta tag with so many uses: system actions programming triggers or actions (covered by [vba] and other programming tags) calendar activities (covered by specific ...
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Escape from [escaping]

Some of the uses of the undefined escaping tag look like they should have used escape-sequences The rest don't seem to have a whole lot in common. Can someone look at this and see if they can make ...
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Writing off [doc], [document] and [documents]

doc is undefined but should refer to the MS Word file extension (like docx does). However, it is synonomized with documents. It should be unsynonomized (or is that dissynonomized?), the relevant ...
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Make a decision on [decision-tree]

decision-tree is an undefined meta tag with two questions, both of them closed. Recommend deleting the tag.
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Re-align the [alignment] tag

Usage of the undefined alignment tag is split between referring to visual appearance of content and partitioning disk drives. The usage should be split between two new specific tags. I'll toss out ...
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Let's steer clear of [Navigation]

navigation is currently undefined. It is not necessarily a bad tag. The vast majority of questions relate to moving around in the user environment of the computer. There are a few exceptions. Some ...
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Invalid review question? Can it be removed from the audit queue?

The answer in this review looks good enough to me - unless there is a context where this suggestion has been 'answered' so often that it is spam, but that cannot be seen from the audit. It's not the ...
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Cleanup the [typing] tag

typing is a pretty mixed bag: how to enter specific characters keyboard hardware problems how to change font attributes in various software hot to handle various page layout and LaTeX problems issues ...
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Split the [manual] tag

manual usage is evenly divided between people referring to documentation and people referring to doing things by hand. Recommend splitting it into two tags that each have a consistent meaning. ...
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Clear up the [clear] tag

clear is another undefined tag that is used is multiple ways: the "Clear" command in a number of command languages To empty various lists like history, cache, or cookies Clear (TM) brand hardware to ...
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How to post trivial answers when that is all that is required?

Often a problem can be solved with a trivial answer, which can be stretched to make one complete sentence. These kinds of answers are often done as a comment because they don't seem worthy of "answer"...
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Why was this question on parsing a pdf closed?

re: https://superuser.com/questions/822541/breaking-articles-into-sentences-for-easy-reading about breaking a pdf into sentences The original wording of the question included the option for a ...