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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Critique my [windows-7] tag wiki

I haven't seen any other tag wiki1 pages on Super User yet, so I didn't have anything to compare it to as I wrote up the new windows-7 tag wiki page. What do you think? If you can edit it, go right ...
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Location of the “( visit meta )” link

Can we please move that link to top right? Like this "log out | about | meta | faq" ? Please? Update: Here is a screenshot
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I think SU has a newbie-biting problem

I was initially going to post this as an answer to Why do certain commenters take a rude tone with new users?, but I think there's a bigger problem here that requires more discussion. Let's ignore the ...
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Super User website applications policy

I recently asked this question on Super User, and a big discussion arose on appropriate questions. The issue came down to the new verbiage in the FAQ: I had figured that the websites line was just ...
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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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The Windows 8 Challenge has ended, thank you for blogging!

Winners will be announced on the Super User Blog shortly. Please read So you've submitted your blog post... Now what? for guidelines on how to bring your Windows 8 Challenge blog post to http://blog....
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Where can I post a Winter Bash test question?

I want to post a test question to either: Gain a Winter Bash hat, or Test a theory about the criteria for awarding a secret hat. Where can I post such a test question?
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How can software track [1] how many subscribers to subreddits, [2] if subreddit is private, [3] if submissions are restricted?

I have a question about my Super User post: How can software track [1] how many subscribers to subreddits, [2] if subreddit is private, [3] if submissions are restricted? Update the question so it ...
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Question of the week #43 [duplicate]

Ok so apparently nobody was interested in the whole "42" thing, so we'll go back to the normal Question of the Week nominations: Now we're into post #43 of the "Top Question" of Super User in the ...
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If I'm on Ubuntu should I post my questions here or on Ask Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Sorry if this is meta. I really just don't know. Is it a duplicate question if I do both? Seeing as I can only post once every 40 minutes it must be considering that I haven't posted anything on Super ...
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Super User logo meaning

There is always a meaning to the logos of certain brands. Does Super User have a meaning to its logo? Take consideration of the look of it.
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Does anyone else hate the superuser “mustard” color? [closed]

I find it offensive: squarely in the baby-poo, vomit, etc category. Edit: I'm referring to the background of the "alert" bar as well as the "welcome" box for not-logged-in users.
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Why is the “Spam” close reason for questions missing on SU?

I just came across a question on Super User I would have liked to close as spam. But looking at the resons for a close vote ... ... I noticed that "spam" was missing from that list. Along ...
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How do I create the Super User Logo in text?

The superuser logo has a square bracket and a curly bracket. is there a keyboard or ascii character for the "eye" dot?
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Is Super User always this slow to respond or am I doing it wrong? Can I do anything to fix it?

Early this year, I asked about a Windows 7 upgrade from Vista which made my computer unbootable, on an older account (which I can't find any longer). I followed it for a few months; it got ~50+ views ...
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Is asking how to configure an IDE for debugging on topic?

I can't figure out how to configure Visual Studio Code to debug PHP with xdebug. Would it be on topic to ask here? I am looking for a "How to" which actually works.
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Why is a question about ripping TikTok videos off-topic, but a [youtube-dl] tag exists?

Why is the following question downvoted/off-topic: How to save TikTok videos without watermark, with a local Open Source tool? My request is feasible, technically speaking. Proprietary apps do exactly ...
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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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Superuser vs Unix/Linux vs Ubuntu - revisited

10 years ago at the time of writing, this question was asked: Superuser vs Unix/Linux vs Ubuntu regarding the distinction and overlap of scope between the three StackExchange website. The accepted ...
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Superuser vs Unix/Linux vs Ubuntu

If I have a question about Ubuntu, I now have 3 places I could take it to: https://superuser.com/ https://unix.stackexchange.com/ https://askubuntu.com/ It seems to me that Ubuntu is a subset of ...
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Can I get this question question reopened?

This question Is there any way to check for badblocks that address the two issues? get flagged as opinion based. But it's not. Some guy posted an totally untrue opinion based answer, but I really want ...
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What more info does this question require? [I am not new here]

I posted a question here - Can not authenticate device to use with Windows Your Phone app. It was closed just by saying that it needed more info. What more can I add to this? I think I have made ...
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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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Asking question about Outlook.com

I asked a question concerning Outlook.com. As I was not sure whether Superuser was the proper place, I did some research and realised that there is a dedicated tag: outlook.com. The tag is relatively ...
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OBS's 4 Downscale Filters do? difference between 4 OBS encoders?

I'm very sorry about No. 1 What is the difference between OBS encoders?, Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they become outdated quickly ...
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A hidden passive-aggressive attitude toward questions

Some moderations to close a question do not make sense here. The reason stated for the closing of question the at the top of the page, for example, says this question needs clarity. The OP has asked ...
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Why is this audit spam?

I just received this review audit in the Low Quality Posts queue. Here is a screenshot: I passed the audit, but only because I noticed that the user who posted it was deleted, so I opened the post in ...
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Merge [aero-snap] and [windows-snap-assist]

aero-snap has 44 questions whereas there are only 7 questions in windows-snap-assist. They're small enough that none of them has a wiki. They're all about snapping feature in Windows Aero aero and ...
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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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Questions to the moderators

This post is addressed at the moderators. In my 11 years on SU I have been suspended two times for one week at a time, for reasons that still today leave me perplexed. My first suspension was when I ...
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Can moderators provide deleted comments when a issue is raised on Meta?

I have recently raised an issue here on Meta about suspension for commenting. As comments were deleted and I could not register all of them, some users may ask themselves if in those missing comments ...
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Was my suspension for commenting called for?

I have been suspended last week. No reason or previous warning was given, but presumably it was because of my activity on Tetsujin's answer to "What to do when my Mac is frozen?". Since it ...
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What sort of content does SuperUser want? What is a “useful” contribution?

I tried to contribute on Super User, by: Answering "yes" (with an explanation as to why) to a yes/no question Commenting on an UNSOLVED issue, that has been idle and open for about 2 years ...
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Is there a discord server for superuser or stackoverflow?

is there a discord server for superuser or stackoverflow? I can't seem to find links to any.
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How do I sign out of stack exchange? [duplicate]

Signing up or Logging in is straight forward. You click on the corresponding button at the top-right of the screen. Now how do I sign/log-out? Clicking my avatar takes me to some profile page. And no, ...
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Why was I accused of spreading ransomware (and had my question deleted) for asking about stopping a McAfee service?

I asked about how to stop a McAfee antivirus service (where I am an administrator of the computer) in the Super User community. Why was my question deleted as "off topic: not related to hardware/...
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I'm confused… Should I ask this in serverfault?

I have a question about my Super User post: Setting up a VPN server for LAN access over the internet using OpenVPN in linux Should I consider asking this in serverfault?? This question is involved in ...
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Is it opinion based to ask for reasons for a specific technical decision?

Sorry for another "it-is-so-unfair-that-my-question-was-closed-bwaah" question, but hey, it is what it is, so here goes: Today I submitted a question asking for reasons to equip an external ...
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Why can’t I login and stay logged in on Super User but can when logging into Stack Overflow?

I have changed my password for the 10th time today on Super User. Every time I try to login in it tells me username or password incorrect in every browser I use. I tried using the Chrome password ...
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Uploading a spreadsheet for ease of reference

How do I upload my spreadsheet in a question so I can reference what I am trying to do with all the formulas currently working as it is 85% formulas
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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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InCopy tag creation request

My Super User question here involves Adobe InCopy. I would like to request the creation of a tag about Adobe InCopy. Could we please create such a tag? Thanks!
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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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Why was this question of mine closed? [duplicate]

Question edited for clarifications. I did not ask for a software license or license recommendation, I asked about the implications. I still haven't got the answer about why the two different close ...
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My question was marked as duplicate but it's really not

I recently asked this question about a strange behaviour my computer was having. It had recorded keystrokes I've made one month ago, leading to think about a possible malware/keylogger infection. It ...
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Would asking a question about Power Automate be on topic here?

The title explains it fairly well. Would asking a question about Power Automate be on topic here?
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I don't have a negative posting history. Why have I been banned?

I've come here a few times in the past year hoping to ask a question only to be reminded: I dont recall deleting bad questions (and dont have the rep to see my deletions), and I've been using Stack ...
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Should we remove the [android] tag?

Recently there's been some contention regarding whether or not android questions are on-topic. Actually, It seems this topic has come up a lot in the past. As we're on a bit of a tag-cleaning bender, ...
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Tag wiki should provide guidance on [zoom] vs [zoom-meeting]

I've noticed that we have both zoom and a zoom-meeting tags. Some questions about the Zoom videoconferencing software are tagged with zoom, and some with zoom-meeting -- there is currently no ...

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