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"Moving to superuser" closure of threads

I've noticed this for a while, especially on StackOverflow - someone will ask a desktop/enduser related question and very quickly the question will get closed with a comment/resolution of 'Moved to ...
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Retag Request: [windows-backup] -> [windows] & [backup]

Can you retag superuser posts with the windows-backup tag with windows and backup tags? Windows - 435 Backup - 39 I think this would make searching and using the interesting/ignored tags easier.
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SuperUser tags: [nas] vs [network-attached-storage]

I've asked a couple questions on SuperUser that I originally tagged with [nas]. There were a few other questions out there with that tag already. After awhile, one of my questions got the [network-...
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Merge 'eee', 'eeepc' with the 'eee-pc' tag on Super User

The trademark is "Eee PC", so I assume the one with the hyphen is the best candidate to be the canonical tag. There are only three affected questions, so this one should be easy. All glory to Joakim ...
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Why does this question belong on superuser? I am not whining, just wondering
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Do we really need a beta period for SuperUser?

The StackOverflow software (if it has a generic name by now, I'd like to know) is fairly mature by now, and most of the kinks have been worked out. What's the point of having a beta period for ...
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SuperUser a WikiFest?

I don't know if it is the new breed of users flowing into SuperUser (I haven't done comparisons yet between the sites), or I'm just clicking into the wrong questions, but it seems to me that an ...
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Do you have any worries with liability on SU?

If not, why not? If so, are there certain types of advice (reinstall for example) that you would not give without disclaimer?
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Forbid "Best-Hardware" questions in Superuser

Problem: I calculated that about the half of Superuser's questions are about "Best Hardware" or "Best Laptop for Children" or "Any use sound card these days". Suggestion for an improvement Change ...
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Is the superuser beta invite-only?

I always wished I never missed out on the SO beta, so, I really wanted into the SU-beta party. But there's no application anywhere--it seems to be invite only. This left me...Disappointed. But am I ...
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Is meta.stackoverflow's engine a competitor for uservoice for 3rd party sites?

Is it better for a 3rd party website to choose StackOverflow engine for user feedback instead of something like UserVoice? Price is a consideration, but I'm interested mostly in how they compare ...
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Reduce community wiki force threshold to <= 15 answers on superuser?

We are picking up tons of subjective posts on so far. One way to mitigate this is to reduce the community wiki force threshold from 30 answers (as it is on SO, SF, and here) to 15 ...
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superuser tag prerequisites

should questions on SU have a tag prerequisite for being either hardware or software, as all questions in theory should fall into at least one or other of those categories? quite a few Q's are ...
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Superuser color is really really bothersome and fatiguing

I can't look at that site for too long. It's not the ewoks or the questions - it is the color scheme. Please make it possible to browse that site for more than a minute or two To elaborate - the ...
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5 points on upvote?

I only got 5 points on superuser for an upvote. Any ideas? I haven't met my limit yet.
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maintaining superuser signal to noise for new users

SuperUser has been open for beta for a very short time and already the flurry of questions is overwhelming and vast. There is a lot of noise (i.e. "Must have...") and very little signal at this point ...
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Why is there a different SVN revision listed on SU and SO/SF/meta?

Apparently, the SVN revision is different on SU than on SO/SF/meta. At the moment it's 3970 on the former and 3966 on the rest. This must mean that you guys don't really have an automated deployment ...
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Daily reputation cap on Superuser does not count the association points?

I am guessing that the daily reputation cap does not count points granted for associating user identity across the stackoverflow sites. Can someone correct/confirm this?
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Is editing being abused?

I never noticed this practice on stackoverflow or serverfault, but I noticed on superuser that some users will answer a question if a placeholder that either barely or does not answer the question it ...
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How does the community feel about people trying to SELL things on SuperUser?

I can see some questions like 'where can i get the cheapest X' and other members might have X and want to sell. I have mixed feelings as to whether or not that should be allowed, but it would be ...
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Is asking a user participating in to have an open id unrealistic?

Should users be able to log into the site w/o creating an openid? That seems a little advanced. Maybe the least technical of the SO trilogy should have the least technical entry ...
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Thoughts on the new superuser logo and theme? [closed]

Based on the comments in Logo Vote and this mock up I thought it worth canvassing opinions on the subject.
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Superuser - Will it be different?

I am quite looking forward to Superuser. I think it's going to be vastly bigger than Stack Overflow as it could attract many more users who may be less experienced in Internet discussions. On the ...

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