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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Un-referencing the [reference] tag

It only has 7 questions, but I can't imagine reference is specific enough to be useful. I didn't want to just clear this out without asking others if it could be useful.
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Should we Merge/Synonymise [button-remapping]/[remapping] -> [keyboard-layout]?

button-remapping and remapping are the same thing, and keyboard-layout's Tag description says to use it for remapping keys. I'm for merging both of the former into the latter. Does this seem sensible?...
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Is the `windows-8.1-preview` tag really needed?

As the title says, is the windows-8.1-preview tag really needed, especially as we're near the release of the Windows 9 Developer Preview (or beta, whatever it is). The Windows 8.1 Preview is over a ...
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Tag Editing - Process?

There was a tag that I thought was a meta tag here on Super User. I clicked on it, then looked through the questions. Some are tagged properly with it, but others (many others) are using the tag ...
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Can we rename “window” to “gui-window”?

When I was looking around in the windows tag (while waiting for an answer...) I noticed that many people when they were talking about the Windows OS, they tagged it both with windows and window. I do ...
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Dealing with “Request for Work” type questions

First off, this is what our main closure and off topic dialogs look like at present: SO seems to be tackling "Request for Work" type questions head on as per https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Creating sign-post questions

I came across a problem I couldn't quickly solve myself (stress related, my search skills were turned off). I copy and pasted the message into the Search bar of SU, and could not find any results in ...
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Should the “certificates” and “trusted-root-certificates” tags be merged?

On SU there are these two tags dealing with certificates: certificate trusted-root-certificates I'm wondering, are they too close to each other to have meaningful difference? I mean, should we just ...
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Is cross posting in Meta allowed

I have made a post on another stack exchange site in the Meta section. The issue is, what idea could be good for one of the sites, may not be good for the other and as such the question will not get ...
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High Definition tags

I think we can merge / rename / remove some of the following HD tags: hdtv x 93 high-definition (hd) x 57 hdvideo x 51 What do you think? hd-dvd x 5 fullhd x 2
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Why was this non-programming question migrated from SU to SO?

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/11832505/simulating-a-bad-internet-connection This guy was looking for a way to use a PC to simulate a bad network connection. I provided him with a way to use a ...
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A lot of “no such partition” questions, how do we clean them up?

See this Google Search for "no such partition" on Super User: 2700 (224 according to the last page). Without tag pages: 556 (206 according to the last page) Without tag pages and close votes: 551 (...
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Consolidating & adding synonyms for cron, crontab & cronjob tags

There are 145 questions tagged with cron, 61 with crontab & 17 with cronjob. Should these be consolidated into a single tag with appropriate synonyms? If so, would: cron ← crontab cron ← ...
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Relocating an Answer to a More Specific Question

I wrote an answer to a question, which was only tangentially related to the general concept of the question. Later I discovered that there already exists another question that my answer would ...
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No feedback on answer from the person who issued the bounty (replicating the problem)

In regards to this question I would be interested if my (first) solution works, but I wasn't able to replicate the problem. Where should I ask how to replicate a problem? Seem kind of counter ...
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Why was this question about downloading / uploading put on hold as off-topic?

In this question, the asker seems to be asking about how bandwidth usage is counted. A possible misunderstanding of its accounting may have led the asker to believe that if bandwidth is "used" by the ...
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What's too broad about my question?

I have a question about my Super User post: How to protect my files against application? (Sandboxing?) First, I'm not complaining, I'm just trying to understand. Second, I already edited the ...
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Retag [mikrotik] to [mikrotik-routeros] or [mikrotik-swos]

mikrotik is a manufacturer meta-tag. Mikrotik makes a variety of routers, but for all intents and purposes they have two main products: RouterOS and SwOS (their operating system for switches). I ...
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How to use redundant tags (eg microsoft-excel, excel-2007)

I think I'm not using tags correctly I was always going for the "how to ask" rule: "be as specific as possible". This edit here: https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/775074 the rejection ...
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Is there a “vote history” that shows every single up- and downvote including the revokes of votes?

Is there a "vote history" that shows every single up- and downvote including the revokes of votes? Does it get recorded in the database at all? There is the time line for a post and my reputation ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Sad [Addons] ? Sad un's!

addons - even the description is terrible. I propose it's nuked, because grouping questions by the fact they are about an add on for another program, is really not useful for any kind of searching at ...
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Tag Synonym Request: adobe-flash-player to flash-player

Or, you know, vice versa... adobe-flash-player should be linked, somehow, with flash-player. My preference is to include the manufacturer's name in the product, but either way would work
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differentiate tags text-editors text-editing and text-manipulation, add automated-text-manipulation

Currently, questions tagged as text-editing fall in two categories: 1. with visual text editors, 2. with parametrised programmes. I here suggest the removal of the text-editing tag. More questions ...
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Should the hyper-threading tag be made a synonym of a new hardware-multithreading tag?

While many questions on hardware multithreading on SuperUser will concern Intel's Hyper-Threading, a significant fraction concern hardware multithreading more generally. (Those concerning actual Hyper-...
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What does the “flip flop” hat mean? :-)

I got a secret hat! Is it magic? Am I being targeted by the NSA? Is the hat lined with tin foil? Does someone think I'm a flop, or does it just come with matching sandals? And if I'm a flip-flop - ...
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Bad review audit question?

I just failed this close vote review question https://superuser.com/review/close/390001 I voted to close as opinion based and failed the review. The core of the question asks "What are the technical ...
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Clean off the [Dashboard] tag

dashboard looks pretty meta to me... It does not describe one single product, or even one company. Is there an expert on every dashboard available to answer all the questions? I think we need to get ...
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New visitors can add images - should we review it

Is it worth having, within the Review/Tools section (https://superuser.com/tools), thumbnails of all images posted to be reviewed. I'm not suggesting the image has to be approved first or not, that'...
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How does the review ban work?

When one makes too many incorrect reviews, one gets banned from reviewing for a period of time. I believe that this is valid and correct action. However I am a curious person and I am interested to ...
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Unsatisfied with an answer

I asked a question a while ago, about performance problems, but the question I was given didn't solve my problem, (it didn't even try), and now the question is closed. The same situation is causing ...
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Let user specify main tag for a question

I observed that a web page title for questions asked here is generated by the first tag + full question. However the ordering for the tags is fixed once added, unless one removes all tag and re-add ...
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Bad audit question - failed audit on question that should have been closed

I just failed the following close vote audit https://superuser.com/review/close/354906. The question is asking about an issue on a work pc in a corporate network. As it stands the question should ...
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Duplication issues with three SSD Windows freezing questions

I noticed three similar questions that are a little outside my ballywick and am hoping someone can recommend what, if anything, should be done with them. SSD causes my Windows 7 installation to ...
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Standard Question Guidance

We get a lot of questions that fall into some common themes, like BSOD, network issues, USB issues, flash drive issues, laptop battery/power pack issues, etc. Often, the person will be clueless about ...
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Synonymize ipkg and opkg, or not?

There's ipkg (where development has stalled) and its fork opkg (a package manager used by eg. OpenWRT, actively maintained). OpenWRT is used in home networking by enthusiasts, which is on-topic here. ...
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Should we plan a celebration?

SU is rapidly approaching 1/4 million questions. Shouldn't the person who asks the 250,000th question get some balloons or something?
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Community Wiki article about shrinking Windows 7 for SSD

I would like to create Community Wiki question about shrinking Windows 7 for SSD drives. SSD drives become cheap, many people ask about this and there is no single thread about this. Today I wrote ...
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Compute a solution for [spreadsheet]

spreadsheet is a meta tag but it has a definition that describes when it would be relevant (spreadsheet software in general and interoperability between spreadsheet programs). That sounds like ...
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Time for [wake-up] to go back to [sleep]

The tag wake-up is used mainly to describe the process of waking up from sleep. I think that the process of system sleep/wake-up are too similar, (and ultimately about the same process) to warrant ...
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Where does the Rep go when an answer is deleted?

I was performing reviews and down voted an answer...-1 rep and I get that. Now it seems that answer may be deleted. I went through my voting stuff and do not see it in there. I thought before that ...
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Merge: [charging] into [battery]

I don't see why charging should be a seperate topic area from battery, any battery will need to deal with charging, and any 'battery expert' is also going to know how to troubleshoot charging issues ...
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Is there a retirement home for “closed” meta questions?

I'm thinking primarily of tag cleanup requests, but this might apply to certain other questions, also. The active questions list can fill up with things like tag cleanup requests. At some point, ...