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Super Contest Winners: Week 1

This post is to document the week 1 winners of the Super User Super Contest, for the week ending Monday, August 30. Congratulations to our winners this week! Best rookie performance by KronoS ...
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Why this question was closed?

This question was closed as subjective and argumentative: What's your favourite “super user” Anti-boss technique Waiting for the "Not Programming related" proposal, i thought my question would fit ...
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Editing others' posts - guidelines / etiquette?

I've just hit the 2000rep mark, and can now edit questions (hurrah! woot! etc, etc...). But, I'm a little uneasy about editing other people's posts, as it's not something I've really experienced ...
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Editing and retagging to make a duplicate fit?

There's a question currently open, but with one vote to close as duplicate. The open question is about fast user switching in Mac OS 10.6.4 (aka Snow Leopard). The original question has an answer ...
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Is there any point answering questions that have had no recent activity?

I often wade fairly deep into the Unanswered Questions list, and after the first few pages I start seeing questions that were posted months ago. If there has been steady activity since the original ...
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SU hits 50000 questions. [closed]

I've just spotted that, according to the questions tab, SU has now surpassed 50000 questions! And what's worrying is that I've posted an answer on just over ~0.2% (or 1/500th) of them... For ...
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tag + tag-version, or just tag-version?

Should questions about a specific version of something have both the general tag of it and the version tag, or just the version tag? For example: If I'm asking "How do the Home and Professional ...
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List of questions/answers that need to be improved or cleaned.

As time passes by, some questions/answers are forgotten... Those present people with out-dated information that needs to be updated or cleaned up. There are also questions/answers with bad formatting ...
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Should questions concerning specific websites be allowed on Super User?

It seems appropriate that questions concerning the usage of different software go to Super User, but there seems to be a bit of confusion as to whether or not questions asking about specific websites (...
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Asking questions about facebook in superuser [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Official stance on Facebook questions on SU? I wanted to ask a question about facebook in superuser only to discover that almost all questions tagged facebook have been closed....
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Is Super User dying? [closed]

There are a number of exchanges that are stepping all over Super User: Web Applications, Electronic Gadgets (although rumor is that one isn't going to survive, but be replaced by more specific ...
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where to ask about website CMS, like wordpress SU or SO?

Wordpress is technically computer software, but it is also programming and development. So where should I ask a question about a WP plugin on SO or SU?
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Is it ok to post questions about Dreamboxes on SU?

Hi, Dreamboxes are Linux-powered TV receivers. Is it ok to ask questions about them on SU? If not, where should I post them?
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Hide anniversary notice bar

Is there a way to hide the anniversary celebratory notice? I'm super excited for SuperUser's birthday, and was really happy to see that, but now that I know, it's a little bit distracting having it up ...
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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 alt text http://i30.tinypic.com/2cd972q.png
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Where should questions which are directly related to SuperUser problems be placed?

Where should questions which are directly related to SuperUser problems be placed? First such question I found out about is this one. It seems to be related to Super User so SuperUser looks like a ...
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Need help understanding edits to a post.

I recently posted something and it ended up being edited. I couldn't really understand what was changed but suspect that it could help make me a better poster because nothing changed visually but it ...
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SuperUser Tagging Question: Software/Hardware/Product Recommendations

On SuperUser there are lots of questions which are looking for product recommendations for various purposes. These can range between hardware, software, or other types of products. Right now there are ...
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Super User's Internet Explorer tagging convention

So far questions on Super User are being branched off into separate tagging conventions with regards to Internet Explorer. ie internet-explorer ie8, internet-explorer-8, etc. I am posting this to ...
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Asking about specific software on SuperUser?

How open should SuperUser be to questions that are very specific to a particular piece of software? Example: Lately I've become somewhat of a 'power user' of Paint.NET. It's a fantastic piece of ...
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Why the rush to delete migrateable SuperUser questions?

Given that a migration feature is planned, why the rush to delete questions that will qualify for this? Can we not just leave these questions closed and migrate them when this the migration feature is ...
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Super User or SuperUser?

Officially, how are we supposed to write Super User? SuperUser (NO space) Super User (WITH space) I'm constantly wondering about this whenever I go to write Super User, etc, and I've seen all ...
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Biometric or biometrics?

Currently biometrics is the more popular tag, at 4 questions, compared to biometric which only has one question. Which is should be the canonical tag?
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Does closed questions without an answer count against my accept rate?

If I ask a question that for example is closed as a duplicate before anyone has answered it I won't be able to accept an answer (obviously). Will that question then count against my accept rate, since ...
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saving streaming video played in web browser is off-topic on superuser?

I really want to save this video as I love the show but I have some troubles with their fast English ... so ... I asked here any-idea-how-to-save-video-from-this-site and the question was closed as ...
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Should virtualization questions be tagged as both virtualbox and vmware?

Should virtualization questions be tagged as both virtualbox and vmware?
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Site FAQ Update Suggestions

Below are a few thoughts that I've had relating to a few points in the FAQ that need to be cleaned up by the site administration to prevent confusion when people move between Stack Exchange sites (...
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Can have my own SO/SU/SF style Q/A site?

The design of SO/SU/SF is very clean and easy to use, I want to have a similar one to host the Q/A service in my local company, is it open source? or does stack overflow service inc. have the Q/A ...
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Questioning whether question deserved to be closed

This question: https://superuser.com/questions/164876/opinions-on-areca-backup I was looking forward to getting people's opinions. I haven't heard of the program before and wanted to know if others ...
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Superuser off-topic restrictions

My question here has to do with the off-topic restrictions in Superuser. It seems that any question related to web applications is closed immediately as "off-topic." I didn't realize these were off-...
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SU retagging: [mail], [apple-mail], [mail.app]

The various email tags caught my attention and I started looking to see if the [mail] tag can be gotten rid of. It seems to have a few uses: generic stand-in for [email] or [mail-server]; specific-...
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What should the users of Super User be called?

This is one of those "shameless ripoff for consistency reasons" questions. Back in September 2008, someone asked "What should the users of Stack Overflow be called?". In mid-2009, we got "What ...
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SuperUser question about performance of new hybrid HD closed: Trigger happy mod, or justified? Please help me re-open my question.

Can we please discuss whether the closure of my question on SuperUser was reasonable and justified? It was closed swiftly by a moderator, with a single vote. Here it is: Do Seagate Momentus XT SSD ...
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superuser.com getting useless for me

I am getting fed up with some of my questions getting closed on superuser.com. Like this one https://superuser.com/questions/142537/website-which-helps-a-user-pick-a-motherboard-closed & https://...
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Complain or message to a mod at Super User

A moderator closed my question for being subjective, when I think is was not. About the differences between doc and HTML. Does he get reputation points for closing questions? I find it extremely ...
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How to get 'noticed' to possibly become a moderator?

I'm a pretty avid user of SU. However, I spend most of my time there rather than here in the meta discussions. I would be very willing and happy to become a moderator there to help even more, but I ...
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Where did Molly go?

Being an irregular regular on Super User, I know most of the crew which are also usually the most knowledgeable ones, and the first on the scene, when it comes to answering questions. Lately, I haven'...
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Game-related questions on SU [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are video game questions appropriate for superuser? Possible Duplicate: Are video game questions appropriate for superuser? At some level games are still software and ...
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Sites similar to SU where I can ask general questions?

Possible Duplicate: Where can I ask questions that aren’t programming questions? I wanted to know from where i can get answers to my general questions same as this site is for General ...
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Should we curb down on “most useful” questions?

Possible Duplicate: Can we please have more strictness on SU? I know they're useful, but it's getting rather annoying. SU is overrun by all sorts of most useful questions. I wouldn't mind this ...
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Why was my SuperUser post about video games closed?

Possible Duplicate: Are video game questions appropriate for superuser? Why was this SuperUser post about video games closed? I feel video games are software and that this post should be ...
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Create go-to CW questions for recurring topics on SU?

There are certain questions that keep appearing on Super User. Should we create a few standard CW questions to point to when closing? Here are a few topics that could use some standard guides, feel ...
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DLP tag renaming

Over on superuser we have a tag conflict. DLP is used for both for DLP & DLP Since it's only three questions it would be easy to retag them, but I don't know what tags I should use. Any ...
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How old is superuser.com?

I just went to superuser.com and noticed that the yearling badge ( Active member for a year, earning at least 200 reputation. This badge can be awarded multiple times. ) hasn't been awarded to anyone ...
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Anyone receive an email about a free t-shirt?

Just received an email for a free superuser t-shirts, along with a form to fill out. Is this legit?
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Request: cleaning Super User from a particular spam for password recovery tools

This morning came an advertising user for some password recovery products for Windows. It was obvious spam, and was reported as such, and deleted. However, searching for their "product" shows that ...
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Questions about WordPress on Super User

I was updating my blog by installing wordpress on a server of mine, and I had a particular question. As it seems, it is not allowed to ask any questions about WordPress the software, since the ...
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SU question closed as Exact Duplicate, but it does not seem to be the same to me.

I posted this question yesterday evening: Good software to take a blog and format it for printing It is a question looking for a software tool that will take a blog and format it for printing. This ...
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Should this popular CW question be unlocked to allow it to evolve?

Why is this locked? Should it be unlocked? There is no apparent reason or explanation for locking it. SU: What are some “must have” Windows programs? The fact that no new answers can be added sucks (...
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SU retag request: [wireless-network] --> [wireless-networking]

Retag wireless-network(28) to wireless-networking(349). Also, there is also the more general wireless(222), but this one may not be an exact match on all questions.