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Would telling posters “Make Google your friend…” be a good idea?

I’m very new here, but I’ve been reading a lot of the questions and wondered if a reasonable answer would be: Make Google your friend for 20 seconds before you ask questions. Or if that would be ...
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How do I ask a question that may require recommending software?

I have a problem that I need solved, and it may require the recommendation of software. How do I ask these type of questions so that they aren't closed? Note: This is for reference to point users ...
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Merge or synonymize request: [powershell-core] and [powershell-6.0]

Actually Microsoft changed naming several times and right now they called it Microsoft Powershell Core 6.0 Both tags contain no questions right now so it is better to put things in order right now. ...
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How can I undelete this to answers

I posted this two answers, although they work and I test the solution, it seems that there is not very obvious since they were deleted on sight with this comment: Please read the question again ...
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New Super User no reputation problems [duplicate]

I'm running in to some Super User issues as with no reputation, you can't ask a question on Meta, nor comment on anything, so my only option to gain reputation seems to be editing previous answers to ...
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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 small enough that none of them has a wiki. They're all about Windows' snapping feature aero and windows-aero has ...
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Is there anything we can do about ancient questions being bumped?

I keep coming across ancient questions that are now completely irrelevant - for example What do these error messages mean and how to fix it?. My first thought was "Use a newer release of Ubuntu?!" ...
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Should we merge the encoding and character-encoding tags?

As the subject indicates, should encoding and character-encoding be merged?
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Merging [character-set] and [charset]

Both are about character sets, but they don't have any wiki character-set has only 8 questions charset has 24 questions I think charset should be made a synonym of character-set
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“Defuse” potentially dangerous links?

Does any kind of policy exist in regards to handling potentially "dangerous" links? In this particular case I'm looking at How to crash Microsoft windows internet explorer 11? and removed the http ...
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The correct usage of software version numbers in questions

I initially thought that the software version number is an integral part of each software-related question, but I've started to backpedal after discovering how questions may quickly become outdated ...
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Is a general question about licence types off topic?

I would argue that this question: "Is ISO 32000-2:2017 (pdf-2.0) non-free and non-open format?" is off topic because it's not "about computer software within the scope defined in the help center". I ...
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Is Spam Assasin configuration on-topic?

My web host company handles my email & they run it through Apache Spam Assasin. Using CPanel, I only see options to black/white-list domains, but I would like to mark as spam based on certain ...
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Why am I getting a refusal to help answer a question of mine?

I asked a question about getting the intimate details (well network type, what cert was used to connect to a network connection) on Windows 10. Question for context: Replicating a wireless connection ...
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Useful tag edits rejected

As part of retagging mikrotik away from the Manufacturer Meta-Tag to each individual product (mikrotik-routeros and mikrotik-swos), I've added relevant tags to questions that mentioned Mikrotik but ...
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My question still on hold after adding details?

I have asked this question and it got put on hold for the lack of details and for asking many question. I have edited it to one question and I have added the details that have been requested from me ...
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Should old opinion-based questions be significantly edited?

This question What display size and resolution is good for reading PDF in double page view? is closed as primarily opinion-based. I attempt to edit it like this, but it says I'm editing too much. What ...
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Does attributing alone prevent a plagiarism suspension

Question: If you attribute and reference content sources in an answer you provide, does that attribution alone protect someone from having their SU account suspended for a violation of Plagiarism. ...
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Parsing out what you do versus what you say you do

The decision by several mods on Using pirated copy of old windows versions puzzles me. Yes, the poster knows he's courting disaster. However, if we stopped helping the clueless, we'd be whistling in ...
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Retag [mikrotik] to [mikrotik-routeros] or [mikrotik-swos]

mikrotik is a manufacturer meta-tag. Mikrotik makes a variety of routers, but for all intents and purposes they have two main products: RouterOS and SwOS (their operating system for switches). I ...
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No feedback on answer from the person who issued the bounty (replicating the problem)

In regards to this question I would be interested if my (first) solution works, but I wasn't able to replicate the problem. Where should I ask how to replicate a problem? Seem kind of counter ...
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Question about structuring posts

I would argue that, for the majority, paragraphs as well as short sentences almost always make it easier to read like in this suggested change. But the change was rejected for the following reason: ...
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Where do I report superuser site bug?

Where do I report a bug I find on the superuser site (it's just a minor one)? I only found a help center entry for security vulnerability. Maybe it's one of the cases where I'm just too stupid to do ...
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Why was this question about downloading / uploading put on hold as off-topic?

In this question, the asker seems to be asking about how bandwidth usage is counted. A possible misunderstanding of its accounting may have led the asker to believe that if bandwidth is "used" by the ...
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Deletion of OP's (admittedly poor) self-answer

In this question: Bash: I want to type a tilde. Pressing F10 gives me '1~' instead of just '~', the OP eventually posted their own answer, describing how they solved the issue ...
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Unsynonomize [synaptic] and [synaptics]

Synaptics is a company that makes human interface devices like touchpads. Synaptic is a Linux package manager that works with Apt. At some point in the past, these two tags were incorrectly ...
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Why is the question about knowing which window manager too broad?

How to know the window manager a specific program uses? Why is this question too broad? I only ask one question at a time, which is specific and answerable. I think this kind of question is very good ...
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which question is the duplicate?

Where is the Ubuntu console on Windows10? How do I install Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10? The first has about 6 times the number of upvotes (for the question and accepted answer)... so 66 total ...
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Editing an Answer & Private Messaging

I'm mainly post to the Stack Overflow meta. As a result, I don't have enough rep to actually post a comment in this meta and I am not a new user. There was a post I added a significant improvement ...
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Moderator justification and considerations for closing a bountied question prematurely

Questions I'd like to hear thoughts from non-moderator community members perhaps regarding this and their take knowing all the detail and perspective as I wrote about below regarding the ...
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How should I treat spam in the Low Quality Posts review queue

Recently I have come across several posts in the Low Quality Posts review queue on Super User that I believe to be spam. My understanding is that spam should be flagged as spam, and should not be ...
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Change email address provided at registration on stackexchange.com

I have searched Stack Overflow, Stack Exchange, Super User, and didn't find anywhere an option to change my email address. Is there a way to do so? The email address I have provided at registration ...
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Is the question about floating panel less unclear now?

Why isn't the floating panel focused when clicking on it? Has it been clearer? If not, why is that? PS: why is that question (which is now clearer) still bad?
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How should I handle this review task / answer?

While reviewing I came across this post: https://superuser.com/a/1359300/926024 and I'm very unsure on what to do about it. Technically, it is an answer to the question, even though it is basically ...
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Synonymize [keyboard-shortcuts] and [hotkeys]

keyboard-shortcuts has 3.7k questions. Its tag guidance says: “Keyboard shortcuts are combinations and oft-struck keys that help you work faster, or do more with less typing.” hotkeys has 626 ...
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How to report a proven wrong answer on Super User

This question has the actually correct answer directly beneath the wrongly as correct marked answer: How to turn off spelling and grammar check in OneNote on Windows 10 Can this somehow be changed?
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Would this question about printing a webpage be on-topic on Super User?

I'm trying to print a Medium post: https://medium.com/@keeper6928/how-to-unit-test-machine-learning-code-57cf6fd81765 but no matter what I do, the code chunks get cropped. In the actual question, of ...
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Migrated Posts gets downvote cleared but reputation not restored?

I posted a slightly off-topic post in Super User, got downvoted, then admin migrated my post to Stack Overflow, although the downvote has been cleared, but my deducted reputation wasn't restored. is ...
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Is there any way to deter this determined guy?

This guy, https://superuser.com/users/937962/adam-c, has only been on SE for 11 days, and earning of 5 points, is already start poking at my well asked question. It is understandable, for new people ...
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Fixing a question about finding specific hardware

My question replacement rgb led strips for asus aura sync? was closed as off topic: "Questions seeking for hardware shopping recommendations are off-topic because they are often relevant only to the ...
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What is the difference: [flag] and [flagging]

Here in Meta Super User, we have flag and flagging flagging has more questions that flag. What is the difference? Are these tags synonymic? If yes, which one should we keep?
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What's too broad about my question?

I have a question about my Super User post: How to protect my files against application? (Sandboxing?) First, I'm not complaining, I'm just trying to understand. Second, I already edited the ...
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Lots of Power Shell questions, low answers; none on first page

Are Power Shell scripting questions a good fit for Super User? Admittedly, my first thought is to ask on Stack Overflow, but I've been banned once and lost more rep than I've gained over there, so I ...
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Why did I have all but one reputation point removed and get accused of spamming?

I was browsing through questions and all of a sudden my reputation on Super User dropped from 16 to 1, this I am sure of, and I can't seem to find a reason why. On the other hand, I think my ...
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Are questions about whether certain types of hardware exist on-topic on Super User?

Another SuperUser user voted to have my question closed as off-topic due to asking for recommendations. I asked whether 4K TVs with DisplayPort exist. That's not directly asking for recommendations, ...
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Purpose of “very low quality” flag of questions

I've recently flagged this question as very low quality. The question for those can't see deleted posts: WHis has a to be My media monkey broke and said “WHis has a to be”. I tried destroying ...
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Post Closed - Primarily Opinion Based - But it does not appear to be opinion based to me

Post: Shared data between multiple devices / Operating systems I'm not asking for the best one, I'm not asking whether people like a solution or not. I'm asking "What solutions exist to address this ...
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Super User new site theme is live

We rolled out the new site theme for Super User. It is now live. What new theme? If you're like, "What the heck are you talking about?", then you should read the Meta Stack Exchange post entitled ...
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Computer + off-topic devices, problem with off-topic device; Q on topic?

Video playing sideways after burning to DVD was recently posted. The gist: The OP used their cell phone to record videos, then transferred the files to their computer and was able to watch them on ...
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Could a special case of “hardware recommendation” be on-topic?

First time on Meta :) My question is triggered by: What is the practical advantage of a higher refresh rate and what should I be looking for when looking for a monitor for FPS gaming? This is a ...

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