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closing a question as a duplicate (followup)

This is a followup on my previous meta question. This (my) question has been marked as a duplicate and closed: "This question has been asked before and already has an answer." And of course, a ...
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Manufacturer & Company tags are back. Again

We don't like company-only tags, and there's been various crusades in the past to purge them: Can we get rid of the company tags? Company tag necromancy: The zombie apocalypse! What should the [...
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Do we need a canonical question for creating bootable Windows 10 installation media?

To this date, community-faq has only one canonical post for creating bootable installation media for Windows 7 which dates back to 2009. The answers are mostly "use this tool and it works" that are ...
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My Team Viewer question is not a duplicate according to a comment

Just want check why How do I stop Team Viewer from automatically starting on boot and running in back ground? duplicates? This comment doesn't think so — it is not a duplicate if the program keeps ...
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Why does user Ramhound believe that DNS provider will affect internet routing? [closed]

We were discussing a traceroute, and user @Ramhound said the following: He says that I am indeed mistaken, yet doesn't explain why. Is this user ignorant?
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Are questions related to download YouTube content allowed?

There are many questions about how to download video or audio from YouTube. Here are the two tags youtube-dl and youtube. But in the YouTube Terms 5.B., here I quote a portion of it: You shall not ...
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Is it possible to create a stackExchange account without facebook or google accounts?

Just wondering if it is at all possible to register for a stack exchange account with a non google email address?
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High Reputation on SuperUser without any posts? [duplicate]

A user 'DAMAN' has 101 reputation on superuser without any answer and a single question with 0 score. Where has his reputation come from? He is just member since 5 days? Link To DAMAN'S Page.
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Flagging content that is later edited

I posted the same thing on stackoverflow recently. It seems it needs to be posted here too. The problem is that you flag some content that is "flaggable" then the poster edits the post and your flag ...
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Migration - Replace ServerFault with SoftwareRecs?

I don't have figures for this, just a perception based on my close-votes, usually with new users though not always. We have no migration path to software recommendations, even for well-structured ...
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Suspended when the user who instigated the incident was not

Last week I got a 7-day suspension due to some comments I posted beneath this question (I would have made this post sooner but the system wasn't allowing me to do so while suspended). A user decided ...
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What happens to abandoned questions?

I've been thinking a lot about the whole 'welcoming' debate. I've read that new users can find downvotes so discouraging that they can be ruined for Stack Exchange for life. Most of my SE activity is ...
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Korean spam attack?

We seem to be under an attack from a Korean spamming group. They make a post about every 3 minutes, which gets deleted through flag as spam in less than 1 minute. Is there a way to stop this at all? ...
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Pick an easter egg for chat.superuser!

On chat.meta.stackoverflow, there's a little easter egg where text entered as [status-blah] will be rendered as a moderator only tag. We'd like to do something similar, but specific to superuser -...
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Instagram v VSCO v 'website or forum'

How can I simultaneously download original pictures from someone else's public VSCO? How can I download some original-sized bigger pictures from Instagram simultaneously? https://superuser.com/...
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Should we do something about the high number of Jenkins questions with no votes and no answers?

I follow the jenkins tag on all SE sites. I've noticed that SU attracts an oddly large amount of Jenkins questions that receive basically no attention. These questions have some problems: These ...
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Should we make this question “Why are some files not movable on Windows 10?” as canonical?

I've asked this question Why are some files not movable on Windows 10? out of curiosity and some confused it as a duplicate of How can I shrink a Windows 10 partition? Which was not because I ...
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I edited my question too many times

I'm very new to the forums, so I don't have much experience whether I should edit or post a new question. A day ago, I asked a question at superuser.com about where programs should be installed for a ...
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Negative up-vote/down-vote ratio: is it effective mentoring, or too harsh?

Voting on the questions and answers within the Super User community has often been a lively topic of discussion. Our voting tendencies are deemed important enough that during past Super User ...
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Notify on Super User review queues

Is there any solution to notify my iOS devices that new items are populating the review queues?
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A frame challege answer was deleted — “does not answer the question”

I posted an answer to a question. I felt that my answer was an appropriate frame challenge, based on other frame challenges I’ve seen, and on the answers to this Meta question. My answer was then ...
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Why can't I accept/mark the answer?

I had asked a question here in this website, then received some comments as suggestion. Initially I thought it wasn't the solution but then I tried it and I realized it was the solution. 'Help' ...
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Should we bother closing old questions?

The influx of old questions from the Late Answers dump has renewed an old issue. Many of the questions that received these late answers have close-worthy issues, like no longer being on-topic, or ...
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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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How to see the exact “views” on a question

I have a question on SU that has 1k views. Now, I would like to know if there is a way for all question over 1k to see the exact of views that question got. I think that adding a little button or if ...
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Can we unload [load]?

load is undefined, has zero followers, and currently has 59 questions. These include the following uses of the term: command in various software parameter or setting in various commands data file ...
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(Accepted) answer to a spam question - bot account?

I noticed a question which was apparently spam but was answered by a high profile user (and accepted as the answer). I was wondering what's going on? My first guess would be that the user in question (...
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Strange audit result

In the Close Votes review queue, I got Graphics Card Adapter Is Facing Backwards as an audit question. The question had a colorful history: closed by a moderator as unclear, subsequently edited a ...
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Should a question be closed if the asker mentions they might end up using other software? [closed]

I posted a question about a particular piece of software, and a user voted to close it, with the reasoning that I intend on trying other software. This is the question in question: Does the free ...
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Tag creation request

I have a question about my Super User post: vim | less breaks things (autogenerated header) May the community please create the following tags: bug less Tag #discussion is included because it is ...
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Why did these comments get deleted? Someone else wrote the same afterward and got over 20 upvotes

I asked this question: How can I check the version of Google Chrome without it upgrading itself without asking me? Someone added a comment saying "why not unplug cable?" (perhaps worded differently, ...
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Editing of recently closed questions

This post is basically to share something I came across on Meta Unix & Linux. Kusalananda♦, a moderator there, posted Editing questions recently put on hold (don't). The gist is something that I ...
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Should we edit out potentially inappropriate content if they might be an important part of a question?

Port 25 not open, how send email? That question might be legitimate, but with part of the email domain contains an inappropriate word, I'm not sure whether editing that out harms the question or not. ...
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Do I need to prove the accepted answer is correct? AKA is my question unclear?

I posted an unclear question that I later tidied up, but now commenters are doubtful that the accepted answer (which was edited when I clarified my post) is correct. I posted a screenshot to prove it,...
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Why won't moderator let me delete my question?

I posted this question which was narrowly focused problem of a larger task. After a few days I had <15 views so I added bounty. Now I've had a couple of people chime in with helpful comments and it'...
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Combining accounts on StackExchange [duplicate]

I appear to have two accounts. Can they be combined? I was directed here with a link and remembered I had an account. I've been poking around to try to figure things out, but find the interface ...
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Can't see why this was put on hold

How to download folders larger than 20GB on Dropbox without a Pro account I have explained my reasoning from the edits and cross-referenced with the help center. One user seems to have a vendetta ...
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Unmerge [msi] from [windows-installer]

A recent edit to the Manufacturer Tags question spotlighted a problem with an old action. Five years ago, the post The msi tag is ambiguous identified that the msi tag was being used for both the ...
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Same question, different program?

I had a problem that I wanted to solve regarding the program Numbers (macOS's spreadsheet program, analogous to Excel). I found a question that is the exact issue I'm having, but the answer is ...
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Why am I not reunited with my deleted account here?

I accidentally deleted my Super User account. I asked How can I download an age-restricted YouTube video to my computer, free of charge?, https://superuser.com/posts/comments/1733481?noredirect=1, ...
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Why was my question closed? Is VBA on Topic for SuperUser

I recently asked a question about VBA which was put on hold as Off Topic. Pass Case Argument to Sub - VBA This question does not appear to be about computer software … Except it is about using ...
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Ban Criteria - What are the exact business rules?

I have a reputation of more than 10K on some forums but banned from SuperUser! Where can I see the reason for the ban? There are some initial information on that but it did not help. I can see that ...
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Post was edited after I flagged for review

Yesterday, I came across an "answer" that was not an answer, so I flagged it as such. Shortly after, it was edited into an actual answer. The flag was declined with the reason "a moderator reviewed ...
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How do I properly “unaccept” an answer?

I answered my own question then found the solution was incomplete. I unchecked the box and put in a note that I was the author and had moved my comments to the original question. Somebody reviewed ...
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Is anonymous & low rep vote information accessible?

Low rep and anonymous visitors who vote on posts see a message that their vote was recorded, but the information isn't visible anywhere. There is some reporting of this available to a limited number ...
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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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I speak [spanish], and [english] too… [duplicate]

The tags spanish and english seem to not have a very clear purpose. Looking through those questions, it seems like most of them could be retagged to translation or localization. They also don't have ...
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Fully dark theme/mode?

Since the whole network is getting a more consistent theming all across its sites, why not adding a dark theme (/dark mode to the theme), as well? It's not just about the ongoing (mobile) "...
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My question was wrongly “put on hold” as “off-topic”

My question is truly clear-cut: Do devices that implement certain machine code instructions (which are an extension to the ARMv8 ISA) exist? (I give instructions for how to check it.) As per the ...
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Announcement: New Functionality

I'll structure this as a question. You have probably seen closed questions that you thought should be reopened, but it didn't happen. You may have chalked it up to community decision. But if you ...