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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, ...
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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:...
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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 ...
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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/...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Handling general plus specific tags in a question

In many cases, questions will be tagged with both a specific tag and a general tag. For example, network-interface and interface on a question dealing with network interfacing. Both tags are ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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It’s annoying and hypocritical that reputation is split between StackExchange sites. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why reputation is not passed between superuser, stackoverflow and serverfault? Why am I not permitted to downvote, comment, or use community wikis here on SU (yet) when over ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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) ...
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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, ...
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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....
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When should a moderator not use his super-powers?

I am asking this question because of a recent encounter with a moderator on this post. A moderator asked me to add an example to my answer, and when I didn't, he just deleted my answer. Some extra ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Questions to the moderators

This post is addressed at the moderators. In my 11 years on SU I have been suspended two times for one week at a time, for reasons that still today leave me perplexed. My first suspension was when I ...
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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 ...
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Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more

I'm not good at being synthetic. This tool for checking the low quality is indeed really a great tool. When it went out there was no notice of a possible ban. I was critic about that and I'm happy ...
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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 ...
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"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 ...
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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 ...
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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'.
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Add tag for drive-file-stream and for google-backup-and-sync

As the old Google Drive application is being depreciated on all platforms, I vote that we need new tags for its successors Drive File Stream and Google Backup and Sync in order to distinguish between ...
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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 ,...
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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"?
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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Is the subject of software licensing now off-subject?

My question is about the closing of the post Should the code of my app that include libraries under LaTeX Project Public License 1.3c have to be public? I have encountered and answered on this site ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why Attribution Alone Can't Prevent a Plagiarism Suspension

Question: Does attributing and referencing content sources in your answer alone protect you from having your SuperUser account suspended for plagiarism? Important: Clear guidelines, consistent ...
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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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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, ...
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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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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 ...
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Can my question be undownvoted?

I have received undue superuser hate (=down-votes). Could you please undownvote it? Thanks
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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