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Answer copied and filled up with spam

The content of one of my answers was copied and a new answer was created (with some spam added). This was then "corrected" by a user with a score over 2000. Since he was only shown the "...
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Can I ask what the definition of “enterprise services” is?

Can I ask this here? If not, what other stack exchange site would best? Apple’s New Era Has Begun Now Apple has set its sights on a much larger bite of the apple: enterprise services. It’s such a ...
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“xda” and other stuff keep being typed on my internal PS/2 keyboard [migrated]

My internal PS/2 laptop keyboard keeps typing stuff i don't know why. Here's a sample: /*+-~~xda<`/*+-~~xda</*xd/*+-~~/*+-~~xda/*+-~~xda<`/*+-~~xda<`<`````///////////////////////////////...
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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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Should we have a question regarding how to minimize the impact of Windows 10 reboots for updates on your workflow?

We sometimes get questions from Windows 10 users who are asking for help after their Windows 10 machine rebooted while they were away, leading to lost work. These users sometimes mention offhandedly ...
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Stack Exchange App For iPhone X And Above

Although I am new to the forum, I have also been reading articles without an account for months. Today, I signed up for an account. I have downloaded the stack exchange app and have noticed that it ...
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Bad user experience - needs looking at

The question referred to was rapidly re-opened, but this meta isn't about one specific question being closed as a dupe; it's about the user experience once that happens. I'm a big boy now. I can ...
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Block the [hp] tag

The hp tag has been removed repeatedly as a generic company tag. Since the previous major effort to clear out the company tags, this tag has been recreated and removed again four additional times, ...
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Are there ever any Superuser or SE site “meetups”?

Are there ever any events where Super User, Stack Overflow and/or other SE site members meet up and exchange hello's, discuss stuck keys, errors messages and the like, or generally engage one another ...
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How to deal with an incompetent moderator

Asked this question: https://superuser.com/questions/1565766/difference-between-a-serial-and-a-usb-port a few days back and it got closed because "Closed. This question needs details or clarity. ...
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Question closed due to “lack of research”

I asked the following question that was closed due to a supposed lack of research. I believe this was a mistake for the following reason: I'm well aware of how to time the execution of a command, but ...
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Difficulty formulating question such that it does not elicit theoretical vs practical debate

In this question, I am trying to ask for something that from user experience sounds very simple "I would like want an software that blocks something for me as administrator on a computer" (...
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Downvote for a working answer, only because it means too much effort compared to available answers?

Is there a kind of rule to post only those answers which offer a solution with a needed time investment that is in good proportion with already available answers? So that a working answer may get ...
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Question about hardware is closed as off topic

I asked a question about computer hardware. I looked through the section about what is considered on topic on this site and I didn't see any problems with my question. However my question was closed ...
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Should a Windows 10 tag be removed, if a problem is related to Windows 10?

I found it important to add the Windows-10 tag to this this question Is there a way to force Windows to use Precision Touchpad drivers rather than Synaptics? because it is mainly an issue of Windows ...
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Spambots promoting personal enhancement products, can we better defend against them?

I'm seeing a disturbing increase in spam posts promoting personal enhancement products such as male enhancement, hair care, dieting, brain enhancement, and other similar products. The following list (...
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Cannot use the answer button on any stackexchange site anymore since site upgrade

I apologize in advance if I'm in the wrong forum but I wanted to post an answer to my own question but everytime I click the answer my own question button it does absolutely nothing. All other buttons ...
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How to contact a moderator?

A recent question I posted was closed down and the only message I got was: "This question needs details or clarity. It is not currently accepting answers." I have made some edits but I am ...
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Something wrong with this question

Honestly speaking I feel this is most detailed (with full of research)question that I have ever asked I feel it’s not getting deserved attention Maybe because people feel They are aiding theft etc, ...
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Vote to Reopen an Optical Drive Question

My Question I was wondering if this question can be voted to be reopened. I would like to hear any objections, with the reasoning of course. Since the tag requires reasoning. My reasoning is that the ...
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Should I delete my answer after finding a similar answer on a SuperUser sister site?

I apology if this question has already been answered in any form. Today, I answered this question. I knew the answer will be found in archive.org website, so went there, copied the relevant ...
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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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Why did I fail this review audit?

I was doing a Late Answers run when i came across this review which was an answer to this question go to windows setting -language -add language look if the language is different than the keyboard ...
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Anyway to contact moderator? I believe they closed my thread because of misunderstanding

I'm talking about this thread Where to get boot image for Windows I'm looking for boot image FOR Windows, not boot image OF Windows. The moderators closed the thread for "duplicate" and ...
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Reopen request: How to compare two word files?

Clicking on the linked question below leads to a "Page not found". Can this question be re-opened, because the duplicate got deleted? This question already has answers here: Closed 10 years ...
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Which sorting superuser use for displaying reputations of users in one page

I have come across this page https://superuser.com/users?tab=Reputation&filter=week and most of the elements look like in sorted order, but some elements are not in sorted order. Is it supposed to ...
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Question 1553415 and 1553653 re-open request

Not focused: What explains this poor intercontinental internet bandwidth? (Asia to Europe) Marked as duplicate: Why is this international internet traffic routed so inefficiently? I had a question. ...
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How does a new superuser increase their reputation?

As the title states, how does a new superuser increase their reputation to the point where they can start helping others and up-voting good help responses from other superusers?
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When and Why did this website almost completely die? Did I miss something? [closed]

I've been gone a while, but I've poked my head in a few times in the last 6 months and noticed the number of questions answered has dropped DRAMATICALLY. The number of questions that even get a ...
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Dealing with same user multiple posts & not enough details

This question relates to a user that has opened a plethora of questions(7), in an attempt to get the same rough question answered. The problem in my opinion is this user hasn't given enough details ...
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Swap the duplicates (the general question is closed, the vista-specific one is open)

Following the answer of How to suggest to change "X is a duplicate of Y" to "Y is a duplicate of X"?, I'm posting my question here: How do I full-screen my CMD? is marked as a ...
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Opinion-based answers should have no bearing on whether the question is opinion-based or not

In the past, there were strong reasons for the choices that had to be made while formatting a new drive, and the system administrators sometimes had damn good reasons for particular choices. Two ...
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How is it helping Superuser to prevent me from being able to vote up / down comments?

Genuine question. I'm sure I'm not the only person who's been using this forum for several years, and constructively contributing every time. Do Superuser maybe need to employ some better UX staff to ...
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I got really good help, but cannot comment yet, so how do I tell the contributer and others that the solution was right? [duplicate]

Basically I just joined, but cannot give my kudos to the author because I haven't got enough points. So I am just asking? Now what?
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As a user, should I delete a comment when requested by an author?

After adding a comment to a given answer on one of the Stack Exchange Community pages (Super User) I was requested by the answer's author to delete my comment due to unrelated content regarding ...
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Using Stylebot I have completely remove the rating system from Stack Overflow [closed]

This will make my experience much more enjoyable. Not sure how even the edits were removed from history, but I removed the entire stack exchange system using css modifications on the user-end with ...
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WiFi doorbell cams (on or off topic?)

Simple question. Would we consider WiFi doorbell cameras, and questions relating to how they connect wirelessly to be on-topic?
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Several questions on this site meet the criteria for automatic deletion, but aren't being deleted due to a bug. What should be done about them?

There are some questions on this site that meet the criteria for automatic deletion as RemoveAbandonedClosed or RemoveDeadQuestions, but aren't being deleted due to a bug, as they were migrated from ...
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Would this question be ok on the site?

My question. I have a laptop obviously, and Windows. I program a lot, and I was wondering what things should I do to optimize its lifetime, and usage. I use Powershell, and CMD, and batch file ...
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“Please stop berating the mods” — should we start doing this or what?

https://superuser.com/users/707676/attie said "please stop berating the mods" to me in setting up external 1TB SSD . I made no single comment about the mods (at least, in their function as the mods; I ...
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How to get the “Peer Pressure” badge

What reasonable ways are there to get the Peer Pressure badge on SU? Deleted own post with score of -3 or lower. I'm serious here: I don't particularly want to provide false information, write off-...
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Asking a Windows 10 related question. Is “superuser” appropiate for this?

Before I begin, I haven't been in here for a long time, and before I ask a question, I want to make sure it's thee right place to do it. I have a kind of "problem" related with Windows 10, which is ...
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Is this question a bad question?

I asked this question recently on Super User and even included my work to solve the problem. I am wondering: is it a bad question, is it missing anything?
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Why has my post on SuperUser been copied to onooks.com?

I asked a question about an issue with Cisco Webex desktop application. Issue with Cisco Webex When I was doing further research I found that within a short amount of time the question had been ...
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(Robo-review) Can my edit please be approved?

https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/962137 The question is quite old and it has been closed a long time ago. Therefore, the edits will NOT push the post into the queue. The OP rejected it ...
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After I select a Multi-level List, why must I click on “Numbering” to apply that List to subsequent paragraphs?

Why did Mokubai unilaterally close After I select a Multi-level List, why must I click on "Numbering" to apply that List to subsequent paragraphs? (why Word highlights "Numbering" and not "...
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This question was incorrectly closed as off-topic

This question is not off-topic. Specifically, it is a question that might be asked by a computer enthusiast, about computer hardware, computer software, or personal and home computer ...
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Continuous overuse of moderation rights

Occassionally I come upon a question which seems rather obvious to me, but was nevertheless closed as either "not focused enough" (example 1) or "unclear what's being asked" (example 2). Well that's ...
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Why was NAA flag on link-only answer declined?

I just flagged this answer:      Text: Have a look at this article: Unicode Easy Keyboard Layout for XKB as “not an answer” because it is a textbook1 example of a link-only answer.  What’s ...

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