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My question closed as a duplicate of another question with is not at all the same except for a couple of similarities

I posted this question - While creating a password for an Admin user, I get a scary message "will lose all EFS-encrypted files, personal certs & stored passwords" It got closed as a ...
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Is the format bar code sample/block option inefficient

A few months back, a SuperUser account person had a comment conversation on an answer with me regarding the format bar options. In particular about the code sample/block option from the format bar ...
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Can I ask questions about electronics here?

NOTE: I am posting this here because I have 0 reputation and can not ask on Meta I joined this community because I wanted to ask questions about electronics here, but looking at the questions here, I ...
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Super User will be the first site Stack Exchange rolls out the new Google Analytics 4 analytics setup

Google's killing off their current analytics setup, and as such SE needs to transition to a new one. Super User will be the first site its rolled out on on the week of september 5th, as per the post ...
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Burninate [diagnostic], [troubleshooting], and [debugging]?

diagnostic is used on 190 questions. A few are about diagnostic software, a few are about some specific display of diagnostic information, a few are on questions asking how to troubleshoot a problem, ...
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PSA: Just because *you* don't understand a question doesn't automatically make it unclear

All too often, I'm seeing close votes (or even closed questions) as "Unclear" on questions that are perfectly understandable to me. It seems to happen roughly once a week, and that's just ...
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I just want to leave this off-topic question here

I just got back from work. I have to do some cleaning in the house, then watch something to relax in order to go to sleep for the iteration of the next day. So, why this question was off-topic I leave ...
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How come you can ask an unqualified "how do I do $x?"

This is in response to this question Why can't I ask if hardware exists that does something, or fits a need? I'm going to try one more way to address this. How come you can't ask, Does $x exist?...
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What to do with (possibly incorrect) revision rollbacks

I did a bit of touch-up on a question, which made it - in my view - a little bit more readable. However, the OP decided to revert it. I would appreciate a little feedback if my correction were ...
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Merge [tag:power-delivery] with [tag:usb-power-delivery]

power-delivery and usb-power-delivery seem synonymous. Let's merge them?
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Why can't I ask if hardware exists that does something, or fits a need?

I can understand not wanting shopping questions: that is a comparison between two products that exist that relies on the subjective input of the person answering. But if I have a need, it seems I ...
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Question about Microsoft Outlook behaviour closed on assumption that I should contact Microsoft

I asked this question about an issue I am experiencing with software (Microsoft Outlook). The question was mod-closed under the assumption/reason that I should report the issue to Microsoft or more ...
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Review queue "Late answers" - flag when choice was "recommend deletion"?

When reviewing "Late answers", many of them are not actually answers but comments, other questions and so on (as you can select when saying "recommend deletion"). If I choose to ...
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We have bad question closing habits

Not all of us and not all the time, of course, and I'm sometimes guilty of this too. I don't want to point the finger at anyone - just discuss what I think is a problem and how we can improve. The ...
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How do I recommend software in my answers?

I have a piece of software that I would like to recommend as a solution to problems. I'm trying to avoid answering with "link only" answers, and so I need help on how I can answer valid ...
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How to ask a question I when already have a solution that worked for me, but I'm not sure it will work for others? [duplicate]

I was having trouble with FreeBSD -- When I tried the startx command, it said cannot start in framebuffer mode. Eventually I found a solution to this problem. I assume many other newcomers to FreeBSD ...
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I got my first downvote and I don't know why

I'm pretty new to superuser and recently posted my first question as I was having trouble booting in haiku. (Haiku panics at boot "vm_page_fault: unhandled page fault in kernel space") I ...
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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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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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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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Not clear suggested edit reviewers correctly read rejected edit suggestion

In this rejected edit suggestion, I attempted make the paragraph description match the command solution, but the edit was rejected as being intended to reply to the author. Can someone take please a ...
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Retag + synonym [systray] => [notification-area]

Could we have systray (4 Qs) made a synonym of notification-area (19 Qs)? At least according to Raymond Chen, the correct name is "(Taskbar) Notification Area", so the systray tag is ...
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AWS will soon be sponsoring Super User

We're excited to announce that AWS will be sponsoring Super User beginning September 27, 2021 through December 31, 2022. We wanted to give you a heads up and walk you through what it will look like. ...
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My comment(replies) to other user were deleted

I have a question about my Super User post: Recovering Windows 11 My comment(replies) to other user were deleted. They didn't violate any rules and they were on topic and valid replies to the user. ...
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What can I change in my Question to "unclose" it?

Here is my Question : (A) Perl 5.34 not available via Windows regular installer It is the Exact same as these two: (B) Download installer for old version of Git (C) How to install Google Chrome ...
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Why is this whatsapp question off-topic?

Delete messages after hours WhatsApp why is this off topic? question text is How can I delete messages for everyone after several hours in WhatsApp?
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Why is this question "opinion-based"?

This question got closed for being "opinion-based". I don't completely get why it's perceived that way. The kind of answer I was hoping for was something along the lines of: "USB 3.0 ...
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No screenshots after asking for it, added them myself, dropping the comment. Edit rejected: "This edit ... should have been written as a comment ...."

Edit rejected: This edit was intended to address the author of the post and makes no sense as an edit. It should have been written as a comment or an answer. https://superuser.com/review/suggested-...
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Why was my question regarding migration from G-Suite to Office 365 closed?

I wrote the following question: https://superuser.com/questions/1715257/migrate-g-suite-to-office-365 - why was this closed? According to the Super User Tour Super User is a question and answer site ...
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Why are mod-close rates so much higher for Super User than for other similar SE sites?

Why are the mod-close rates here on Super User so much higher than on other similar Stack Exchange communities? For comparison, I pulled the questions for the last (roughly) 11 days to analyze close-...
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Ascii-art tag question marked as off-topic

I saw this question, which piqued my interest as I'd not seen the tag used before. It was closed as off-topic, which leads to my question; what would be an on-topic ascii-art question? If there aren't ...
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Wording a question about protocols for converting authentication without it being " product, service, or learning material recommendations"

I'm trying to ask a question about protocols for converting between user authentication types on an SMTP server, but whatever I do my questions keep being closed because various mods consider a ...
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Superuser does not seem to be suitable for SmartTV handling/usage questions. Where to put these questions?

I have been dealing with Jellyfin and streaming for a while. Jellyfin is the volunteer-built media solution that puts you in control of your media. Stream to any device from your own server, with no ...
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Can someone please explain to me the reasoning for this question being closed for being "opinion-based"?

The question in reference is here: Where can I find a truly comprehensive list of all Chrome (Dev 10.20.5005.8) internals pages? I'm not too bothered by it being closed, but I'm genuinely confused as ...
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How is this question opinion based?

Does GTX 1650 encode/render videos at better speed/performance than RX 6500 XT?
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How the community can better be served: please stop closing questions that are on topic

This is a personal anecdote. It may help the community reflect on how it can better serve its audience. I previously asked this question, "Does a 9th Generation X1 Carbon support more than 2 TB ...
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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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The problem of the no longer working links

After some time it is physiological that answers may contain outdated links. And it is a pity. I see a couple of identification strategies: A script that actively runs across the entire database to ...
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Where should I ask this question?

I asked this question here: How can I modify this bash script so that the port argument is optional? On second thought, I wonder whether https://unix.stackexchange.com/ or on https://apple....
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Help needed for rephrasing closed question

I asked a question about differences between different FIDO2 USB dongles. Although it might sound like a product recommendation on the surface it's actually general security related question not ...
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How to deal with answers that are "Essentially a spam" [duplicate]

So I came across an answer while reviewing late answers that was essentially a spam and was focused on promoting the poster's own program and website. His own profile and his answer ("our" ...
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Wrongly downvoted answer

Here: PowerSpec G419 Missing Bluetooth? I thought this question to be easily understood (I had no difficulty understanding it) and I am fairly sure my answer was correct and not speculation, and based ...
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Why was this question deleted and locked because it was “marked as spam or rude or abusive” by community bot within seconds of adding inline images?

Haven’t see the community bot do this before: A question was posted that, I will admit, seemed a bit like a troll over here: “What happens if you plug in a USB-USB cable into a wireless mouse's USB ...
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gold badge for questions, when exactly is it awarded?

I have asked a question that has 99 up votes. Just out of curiosity, when exactly is the question gold badge awarded? For the absolute up votes or the relative up votes subtracting the down votes? ...
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Rejection of suggested edit that fixes multiple issues

I suggested this edit that was rejected with the reason it didn't improve the quality of the post. The suggested edit improved 3 problems with the post following consensus about editing guidelines: ...
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What's unclear about this question on how to configure Acrobat so that it runs an Acrobat Javascript script whenever a PDF is opened?

I asked the question: I wrote an Acrobat Javascript script. How can I configure Acrobat so that it runs a Acrobat Javascript script whenever a PDF is opened in Acrobat? It was closed as "needs ...
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Why is an answer deleted without an explanation

I have a question about my Super User post: Would this ssh configuration allow host1 to access host3? There is probably a good reason that my answer on this question has been deleted but I do not ...
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Again: Failed Review Audit [duplicate]

I again have found a "late answer" review audit that I think is judged not entirely correct: This answer suggests to use a permanent marker to colour over an LED light on a monitor, while ...
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Review Audit Test failed - Why

I just failed this review audit, but I think that it probably is designed wrong as I wanted to Share Feedback that the answer needs supporting information, as there is no source linked to the claim ...
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Merge [tag:speech-recognition] with [tag:speech-to-text]

speech-recognition and speech-to-text seem synonymous. Let's merge them?

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