Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions, influence site policy, or debate a particular topic, with the goal of reaching a community consensus.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
1 answer
110 views

How was this question not a real question?

I'm just wanting some clarity of why this question was closed. It states that the question is "ambiguous, vague, incomplete, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form", ...
user avatar
  • 25.9k
1 vote
5 answers
941 views

What to do about torrents?

With, what appears to me, an outbreak of questions regarding torrents, torrent downloads, and torrent download optimization I am wondering what we should do with these sort of questions. Most torrent ...
user avatar
  • 25.9k
1 vote
0 answers
60 views

Is batch script help allowed on superuser? [duplicate]

I've seen a lot of questions about .bat files (batch is a rudimentary programming language). They're all about how their code does't work. I thought this would belong on stackoverflow, however I've ...
user avatar
  • 8,951
1 vote
2 answers
458 views

Are tool requests on topic?

Are questions asking for a particular tool providing certain functionality on topic or not? I don't use SuperSure.SE often so I'm not entirely sure what is in scope and what isn't. The faq made me ...
user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
94 views

Should every answer involving registry edits contain a warning to back up the registry?

I encountered this comment while browsing questions on Super User: "Remember to always be careful with the registry!": Such a notice should be added, because newbies can mess up! Also, instructions ...
user avatar
  • 44.9k
1 vote
3 answers
163 views

How much negative result is there to having some aggressive edit refusers?

I generally don't take a strong interest in the process behind what occurs between when I suggest an edit and the edit becoming formalized. I was a bit bored today, and so I watched a little more ...
user avatar
  • 1,919
1 vote
1 answer
89 views

Super User question of the week #30 was just deleted?

I wonder why Super User Question of the Week #30 (not sure if it made to the blog), being How to find and remove "spicy" media files from my PC, was just deleted? I think it was quite a nice question:...
user avatar
  • 30.7k
1 vote
1 answer
72 views

Change in minimum reputation for review task

I've been regularly reviewing posts on SuperUser for the past couple of months now. When I logged into SuperUser today though, I was not given the review option as always. On visiting the URL directly,...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
161 views

Why is SuperUser such a negative board?

I have a question about my Super User post: Which cloud storage providers allow SFTP access? My question (as above) got closed, which I kind of get but it's not useful to me or anyone else (loads of ...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
51 views

Why is voting and commenting still allowed after a question is closed?

What I know is closing a question means it's not appropriate to ask it in the community. That's why it's closed, but is it fair to continue voting for such closed questions? Whether it's up or down ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
152 views

Why did these comments get deleted? Someone else wrote the same afterward and got over 20 upvotes

I asked this question: How can I check the version of Google Chrome without it upgrading itself without asking me? Someone added a comment saying "why not unplug cable?" (perhaps worded differently, ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
54 views

Reviewing changes to the title

I have read this meta question and some of the linked ones and it seems like the title as a statement or a question is up to the OP which is fine. My question is if I see a Suggested Edit that is ...
user avatar
  • 10.4k
0 votes
2 answers
68 views

Help with Audits [duplicate]

I find this ridiculous. Seriously. I'm going around review & notice an answer. I found a little common misconception and tell the user about it, and then get this: So this gives me a couple of ...
user avatar
  • 1,004
0 votes
1 answer
79 views

At what point do regexes become programming questions?

This question is tagged "perl" as well as awk and sed and asks about a regular expression. Find number in string and replace it At what point do questions that are answered with programs move from ...
user avatar
  • 4,384
0 votes
0 answers
45 views

Make [hardware-selection] a synonym of [hardware-rec]

All hardware-selection questions are actually hardware-rec. It's only 6 questions, but hardware-rec has just 192, so hardware-selection makes 3% of the total - I think it's popular enough to be ...
user avatar
  • 52k
0 votes
1 answer
66 views

Removal of html tag because HTML questions are off-topic

I recently had a html question put on hold here and I think I speak for a lot of people when I say although the questions are seen to be put on hold, the fact that there is a tag for html suggests to ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
73 views

Questions on Firefox OS to post here or in Firefox OS Enthusiasts?

I would like to know what type of questions with regards to Firefox OS is suitable to post in here? This is because I have propose a Firefox OS Enthusiasts (http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/...
user avatar
  • 537
0 votes
1 answer
117 views

How can I delete a wrong answer that I've posted?

When I realize an answer of mine was totally wrong, what should I do? I tried to delete it but I couldn't find any way, and I just can't edit the answer. Should I vote for removing that post (my ...
user avatar
  • 5,550
0 votes
2 answers
131 views

Informative comments, should they deleted?

I've recently come over to SU to ask a question, being an active user on SO. It seems at least here, that the opinion is that informative comments ta should be deleted, and wonder why that was so? I ...
user avatar
  • 185
0 votes
2 answers
208 views

Trying to understand why attempting to get recommendations on software products is off-topic

I have a question here: https://superuser.com/questions/313573/recommended-time-attendance-time-clock-systems. It was closed and marked as off topic, but isn't the point of this Q&A to discuss ...
user avatar
-1 votes
1 answer
98 views

What Stack Exchange site would be best for someone who's thinking about building their first PC? [closed]

Please advise. PC Mag recommends a sister site called ExtremeTech.com, but I'm wondering if there's a member of the Stack Exchange family that would be appropriate. Thanks.
user avatar
  • 373
-2 votes
1 answer
54 views

My question was wrongly "put on hold" as "off-topic"

My question is truly clear-cut: Do devices that implement certain machine code instructions (which are an extension to the ARMv8 ISA) exist? (I give instructions for how to check it.) As per the ...
user avatar
-2 votes
1 answer
74 views

Should we really have the 'disciplined' badge?

I think the disciplined badge is a bad idea. We are trying to get good answers and questions on this site (and, I guess, all SE sites). There have been 192 of these badges awarded to users, but, ...
user avatar
  • 6,063
-2 votes
2 answers
78 views

How to log out? [duplicate]

How does one log out of Superuser - Stackexchange? I created a user id and password, and was able to post as a result, so I'm pretty sure I'm logged in. But I cannot find a "log out" button or link....
user avatar
  • 21
-2 votes
1 answer
68 views

Request to reopen question 151431 [duplicate]

This question was closed as off topic but it is perfectly valid and on topic. The OP was not very clear and at first glance it might look like a programming issue (I imagine that is why it was closed) ...
user avatar
  • 50.5k
-2 votes
1 answer
56 views

Which Stack Exchange site should I post a question about certificate providers to?

https://superuser.com/q/571905/172193 That was closed as being off topic. In my mind it ''does'' "relate to computer software" just as much as such questions as "What's a good free GUI zip client for ...
user avatar
  • 5,980
-2 votes
2 answers
177 views

How can I delete superuser account?

I don't want to keep my account on superuser because this site doesn't suit my taste, how can I delete it? I have looked into my account but it seems there isn't any option like that, but maybe I am ...
user avatar
-3 votes
2 answers
82 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 7,988
-4 votes
1 answer
109 views

"Please stop berating the mods" -- should we start doing this or what?

https://superuser.com/users/707676/attie said "please stop berating the mods" to me in setting up external 1TB SSD . I made no single comment about the mods (at least, in their function as the mods; I ...
user avatar
-4 votes
1 answer
92 views

The comments should not be deleted [closed]

Every time that someone don't like a someone else comment , they are deleted. This should not going to happen in a free and open forum. Of course , if comments contains insults , denigration , racism ,...
user avatar
  • 917
-4 votes
1 answer
69 views

Please undelete Automatic Wallpaper Manager?

I ask NOT for a reopen here, but would you please undelete [this question](https://superuser.com/q/679640/269574, so that at least, it can be shared, viewed, and benefit those who can't seek or see ...
user avatar
-4 votes
2 answers
100 views

How is it helping Superuser to prevent me from being able to vote up / down comments?

Genuine question. I'm sure I'm not the only person who's been using this forum for several years, and constructively contributing every time. Do Superuser maybe need to employ some better UX staff to ...
user avatar
-4 votes
1 answer
502 views

Since when were command-line tools off-topic?

I previously asked this question on Meta to query the overzealous closing of this SU question as a duplicate. The moderator who initially closed it, without justification or explanation of the ...
user avatar
  • 10.5k
-4 votes
1 answer
80 views

Why was my edit, correcting a fact, rejected?

https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/756623 refers to 'Accent colors', but this ought be 'Theme colors'.
user avatar
-5 votes
2 answers
112 views

Can I ask questions related to my assignments here?

I have been asked to design a network topology as per the given requirements in my assignment. I've already created the network topology using visio, but I am not sure if its correct. So I need ...
user avatar
-5 votes
1 answer
72 views

Is superuser still an active stack? [duplicate]

Posted a question then looked at the last 100 questions posted. Not many views, hardly any votes and maybe 1 or 2 answers. What happened?
user avatar
-5 votes
1 answer
51 views

Should a question be closed as a duplicate of a different question because the other has an answer to the "duplicate"?

Should a question be closed as a duplicate of a different question just because the other has an answer to the "duplicate"?
user avatar
  • 1,449
-6 votes
2 answers
102 views

Downvotes on Necro Threads

What to do about grave diggers who insist on Frankensteining old questions and downvoting answers on 6 month old topics. Not a biggie but just annoying to see rep points go down. (I have a fragile ...
user avatar
  • 2,973
-6 votes
1 answer
140 views

Isn't it better to remove Linux and Windows tags?

Every time i see a question related to linux, i have to ask the user what distro are you using? Same applies to Windows. I think a linux tag is appreciated on unix.stackexchange.com since some users ...
user avatar
  • 4,838
-7 votes
1 answer
65 views

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?
user avatar
  • 1,771
-7 votes
1 answer
111 views

question is closed without proper reason

This was my question How can I benchmark Linux PC I see its closed as not constructive. Which means, This question is not a good fit to our Q&A format. We expect answers to generally involve ...
user avatar
-8 votes
1 answer
150 views

Fair application of non-existent rules [closed]

Previously we had a discussion about ReactOS. Essentially there isn't a rule against asking about "pre-release" software, but those questions were closed because ReactOS is declared perpetually "alpha"...
user avatar
  • 7,988
-11 votes
1 answer
157 views

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, ...
user avatar
  • 2,360
-13 votes
1 answer
187 views

Can my question be undownvoted?

I have received undue superuser hate (=down-votes). Could you please undownvote it? Thanks
user avatar
-13 votes
1 answer
135 views

Changing the FAQ to allow "Soft Questions"

I noticed a tag on the mathematics SE site that is "soft-question". It is used to identify questions that are more based in opinion than a "how can i solve x" but still on topic (a recent example: Why ...
user avatar
  • 23.7k
-14 votes
3 answers
681 views

What is with these invalid flags?

Two of my recent flags were marked as invalid, but I have no idea why. The first one was a duplicate post, only 4 questions below, and was not only closed, but deleted. I flagged it as "Dual post, ...
user avatar
  • 25.4k
-15 votes
1 answer
129 views

Superuser annoying forum

Why is Superuser so annoying to use? I want to help people and went through the process to sign up now I am blocked from doing anything because I must have 50 reputation to comment. This forum is ...
user avatar
-15 votes
2 answers
184 views

Could we please be a little bit nicer to new users? [closed]

There is a distinct decline in the level of civility here. Some of this is due to new users coming in and posting spam and other nonsense, but the offtopic and downvote buttons are doing a pretty ...
user avatar
  • 403

1
8 9 10 11
12