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Ending my tenure as a superuser moderator

To the superuser community, I have officially submitted my resignation as a superuser moderator to the community team. I would like to thank everyone who I have collaborated with over the 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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Wrongly downvoted answer

Here: PowerSpec G419 Missing Bluetooth? The question was easily understood (I had no difficulty understanding it whatsoever) and my answer was entirely correct NOT speculation, and based on ...
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Please offer guidance as to why this edit was rejected

My purpose in asking this is to better understand what is wrong so I don't repeat the mistake. I came across the following question, in which the author crafted an extremely complex, in-depth ...
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shouldn't a spam post not bump a post up after the spam post is removed?

I notice this old thread How can I migrate mails from Yahoo! Mail to Google Apps? got bumped up it got bumped up because a spam post was made. the spam post was removed but it remained bumped up.
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How do I get feedback as to why my question was flagged and closed?

I posted a question which was flagged as off topic and then closed. Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they become outdated quickly and ...
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Unanswered DevOps questions

currently this site has 58 unanswered questions mentioning DevOps. Is there any sense to move them to DevOps SE to increase the chance for an answer?
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It happened again: My question has been closed inadvertently

So it happened again. One of my questions has been closed inadvertently. The folks who have closed it claimed that it is not about hardware as outlined in the help center. However: 1) I have read ...
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Make [procmon] a synonym of [process-monitor]?

The tag description for process-monitor is: Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. while procmon is: ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Cross-posting an answer between AskUbuntu and SuperUser

While looking for a way to activate an X window from the command line, I found two particularly relevant results. One on AskUbuntu and the other on SuperUser. The answers given in both questions didn'...
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What to do when a question is a duplicate of a question from another stack site

Specifically, Can't login on server using ssh [Too many authentication failures] is a duplicate of https://serverfault.com/questions/580753/ssh-aborts-with-too-many-authentication-failures#580864. ...
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How do I log out of superuser.com? [duplicate]

Seems like such a basic function, but I have searched (and searched!) superuser.com and cannot find any way to log out. Or should I just close the browser and clear my cookies? I am having trouble ...
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Automatic change of formatting while we answer [closed]

Whenever I give answers to the questions, my original format of the answer is not maintained. It is changed to all continuous statements all line by lines. So it becomes very clumsy for the reader, ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 dual iface gateway with no internet activity [migrated]

I'm having trouble getting my two interface Ubuntu Server (18.04) to: have a working pppoe connection to the internet, and; share that connection with the rest of my LAN. I mention 2. because in the ...
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Accused of “targeted voting” (upvoting certain users) - Is the system broken (beyond what we already know it is)?

Today I received a "moderator message" with what seems to be a serious accusation. Quoted in full: Hello, We're writing in reference to your Super User account: https://superuser.com/...
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Close reason for questions asking for code

Wording of close reasons has changed recently. For questions asking code (e.g. VBA macro) without demonstrating self effort I've voted as "too broad" in the past, however with the new wording I'm ...
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Alias nvidia to nvidia-graphics-card

There is no Nvidia tag. Confer, https://superuser.com/questions/tagged/nvidia. It may be a good idea to make nvidia an alias for nvidia-graphics-card.
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Logistics for Cleanup Weekend 2

We are having another cleanup weekend. This time we will focus on: fixing the rest of the broken images (most of this work has been completed) cleaning up some more tags The cleanup will last for ...
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Question marked as off-topic

This question marked as off topic because it's "seeking for hardware shopping recommendations". The question title itself makes clear this is an incorrect reading ("Calculating an appropriate wattage ...
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Strange, garbled formatting on question #154133 'Boot from ISO'

I just encountered the answer to this question and curiously enough my browser, for the first time, shows comments entangled with the bottom of the response paragraphs, like this: I even can't access ...
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Why was this off-topic (resource recommendation) flag declined?

I flagged this question as off-topic, using the reason "Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they become outdated quickly and attract opinion-...
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Trying to log off StackExchange [duplicate]

I was told this is a duplicate and I know people don't like duplicates but I don't know what else but to ask again. I checked the StackExchange icon and there is no log off there. PLEASE I'm so tired ...
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Why am I getting a question ban?

I have only asked 2 or 3 questions and got a ban without that warning. Is my status on other SE sites causing me to have a premature question ban here?
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Why is the header of this site not fixed?

If you go to https://www.stackoverflow.com then you will notice, that the header is fixed and always visible. Why is this not the case at superuser?
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Im Losing a lot of rep to edits that are not really necessary

I'm getting a lot of edits that are personal opinion, like the order of words, where I put links (see THIS example). Is there any way I can not accept the edits? There was also some capitalization, ...
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Why are old questions on top? [duplicate]

There are many old questions showing on the start page of superuser.com. If I open one of them, I see old dates both in answers, comments, and the editing time of the question. How/why are these get ...
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Please be mindful of non-programming and development question migrations

Stack Overflow is a site for programming and development questions. This question was recently migrated to Stack Overflow even though it has nothing to do with programming and development: Create ...
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Reputation is not updated

I have some daily records of approved edits, which should continuously increase the reputation. Suggestions as of 18th January: However, the last successful reputation update was 3 days back: I ...
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What should I do when I think my comment should be undeleted?

I've left a comment on this answer explaining why I have downvoted it and how it could be improved. Other user replied, I replied and the comments section eventually got too chatty, so all comments ...
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I am not seeing where to mark a response as the answer - it's not visible on my page

I have a question about my Super User post: Is there a secure way to provide outside access to a computer inside a cablemodem LAN? One of the comments says "As the problem seems to be solved, you ...
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Who can technically view saved drafts for questions and answers

As the post When I go to "Ask Question" here at superuser, how do I get an empty form? My previous question keeps showing up. states. . . Stack Exchange sites will save a question or ...
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Questions are no longer being accepted

Right now Super User is no longer accepting questions from my account. Is there a way to override this?
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A suspended account and its days visited counter/records

When an account is suspended, does the suspended account have the ability to keep their days "visited" or "consecutive" days visited streak alive, and increment the number up still during the ...
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Why was question about Windows 7 install downvoted?

Downvotes are for questions from one of the following categories: zero research effort, unclear, not useful. I'm trying to install Windows 7 and explain the problems I encounter here. I explain ...
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Let's part ways with [computer-parts]

computer-parts appears to be a useless meta tag. Nobody is an expert on all computer parts and there is no reason to search for questions using that tag that I can think of. Should we remove this tag?...
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A better way to find duplicates?

This is something that has been bugging me for a while. It is not uncommon for the same question to be asked repeatedly. Take this question that was asked today. This question, in one form or ...
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possible spam account (marlin putnam)

This user (marlin putnam) produces very low quality "answers". In almost all cases the answer doesn't really address the question at all, in addition, the posts have a very bad quality meaning they ...
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Microsoft Office desktop/app version

Despite the confusion with the payment model between Microsoft Office (one time payment) and Microsoft Office 365 (subscription). There is the issue between the different installation versions. You ...
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Why is this question about VMware Workstation's Record/Replay feature off-topic?

This is not my question, but it is a question that I possibly could answer: why is the question What versions of VMware Workstation has the “Recording/Replaying VM activity” feature marked off-topic? ...
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Help understanding “on-topic” re: networking content

Relevant question: Has TCP/IP ever "officially" had a fifth layer? This is my first post on SuperUser, so I want to make sure I'm respecting the community standards, but I'm struggling to ...
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Suggestion to rename Tag [office365] to [microsoft-office-365]

Since the current notation for MS Office tags is microsoft-office-VERSION e.g. microsoft-office-2019, I would suggest to apply that notation to MS Office 365 as well. Currently the tag is named ...
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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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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 ...