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The tag [variables] is too similar to [variables]

When creating the [variables] tag, the following dialog pops out: After clicking "Yes, I'm sure", the system throws: So does the [variables] tag exist or not?
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What should be done about old, abandoned questions?

Whenever a retag request comes about - or when I'm wading through /review I often come across old questions which haven't been answered, with low views & most of the times the questions are by ...
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Is there a method to rename a tag without editing the questions?

I just added apache to the manufacturer meta tag list because Apache is a software foundation with an extensive list of projects, not just the web server software. The [apache] tag has been used for ...
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Comments to a question that should be answers

Problem: A trend of questions being answered purely in the comment field of the question. There is no formal migration of this into the answer format to the question. As a result, questions that ...
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Request to migrate a question to Raspberry Pi declined

I recently flagged a question to be migrated to Raspberry Pi. Backup data rate on Raspberry Pi maxing out at 5 Mb/s. Why? But it was declined with the following explanation. don't really ...
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Are detailed Excel VBA questions best posed here or on Stack Overflow?

I recently posted this question concerning Excel VBA TypeOf difficulties on Stack Overflow. Was that the best site to post the question on, or would superUser have been a better choice?
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Is [data] an useful tag? Do we need it? What should we do?

How to cancel hard disk from wanting to format and how to get my files back? This question is tagged data but you know it's about data from hard-drive-recovery. Best Light Software to Manage Large ...
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Are printers and their hardware problems (NOT a driver issue), on topic for Super User?

I didn't think that this question was on topic under Super User. I didn't flag it because printers are sort-of computer related, but... if it's only hardware?
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Retag windows-8 as windows-8-preview

As of now, Windows 8 is not out, and as such, all questions with tag windows-8 really relate to the preview, and should be retagged as such to windows-8-preview This is in line with implementing the ...
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What is the difference between shopping recommendations and hardware-rec tagged questions?

I noticed that there is a hardware-rec tag that people use for hardware recommendations with over 200 questions. Earlier today I answered one that got a couple "shopping recommendations are off topic" ...
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What details do you need? Or please stop voting to close as “Needs details or clarity”!

Not only the flag but also the close reason is utterly useless by itself. If you cannot be bothered to leave a comment explaining why you think the question is unclear or which further details are ...
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What are the requirements and how to submit a SU blog?

What the requirements for submitting a Super User Community Blog post? After the post has been created, how is it submitted?
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Apple questions: To iMigrate, or not to iMigrate?

Lately I've noticed that some questions about Apple's products have been migrated to the https://apple.stackexchange.com/ web site. Should all Apple questions be migrated to that site? Or is there a ...
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Undelete and historically lock question 913055: Troubleshooting a physically damaged (kicked) desktop computer

Question 913055, "I literally kicked my computer. Analysis and to do list for this situation?" (10k only), was deleted by a moderator after being closed as too broad. While the question is ...
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Tags that should never be the only ones on a question

It seems to me that there are some tags that if they are the only ones on a post (or even if they are mentioned at all) pretty much make the question off topic. Perhaps these tags should have a ...
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A bunch of tag rename/synonym requests

(See related chat discussion here) NOTE: Most are small, so doesn't need special moderator attention, just update my post when you help. Proposed tag renames/synonyms: (old tag --> new tag) .net -->...
Tamara Wijsman's user avatar
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Do questions about Discord belong on Super User or Web Applications?

discord is a voice and text chat program similar to Skype and Teamviewer. It's available both as a downloadable desktop application for Windows/Mac/Linux, and as an in-browser Web Application. My ...
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Why do certain Stack Exchange sites have top level domains while others don't?

This is just a question of curiosity: Why do certain SE sites (for instance Superuser and Stack Overflow) have top level domains (superuser.com and stackoverflow.com), while other sites that have ...
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Should we edit old, non-interesting questions?

From time to time I see old (3+ years), non-interesting / low quality (no answers at all or having comments asking for clarification without further effort from the OP) questions jumping to the top of ...
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How to handle low-quality software recommendation answers?

On-Topic Questions, Low-Quality Answers There are numerous on-topic questions for which a software recommendation can be an answer. There are probably tens of thousands of existing such answers, ...
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Invalid review question? Can it be removed from the audit queue?

The answer in this review looks good enough to me - unless there is a context where this suggestion has been 'answered' so often that it is spam, but that cannot be seen from the audit. It's not the ...
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What should the [microsoft] tag be used for? [duplicate]

Initially, I assumed microsoft (132) is about the company. But I took a brief look through them and didn't find any about the company. In fact, all the question seem to be about various Microsoft ...
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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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Windows-7 -tagged questions are highlighted light blue

Today I noticed several questions in the SU main feed were highlighted light blue. This afternoon I had a moment to compare them and found they were all the questions tagged Windows-7. Is this ...
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Ban reinstated when I asked a new question after the existing one, but is not lifted by an upvote and +10 points in reputation?

I got banned without warning whatsoever who knows when (since Stack Exchange does not let you see the ban issuance date and time), and waited patiently until some days ago when it was lifted to ask a ...
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Be done with [gtd] [duplicate]

The gtd tag is about getting things done which is a method or strategy for productivity. All the questions could easily be retagged as productivity or even time-management or time tracking (why aren'...
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Why are there large number of high-view questions on the front page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do we care about edit flooding? Should we be doing anything? I refreshed my SU page and it went PINK. As I count, there are 15 questions on the main SU view with nK views. ...
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Why aren't more questions deleted?

There are a lot of questions that have already been asked (same title or something), or are just... not questions or are very poor attempts at questions. Why aren't questions like these just deleted ...
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Bad review audit question?

I just failed this close vote review question https://superuser.com/review/close/390001 I voted to close as opinion based and failed the review. The core of the question asks "What are the technical ...
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Downvote on 'legitmate' answer

I'm curious, and would like to hear some opinion How should I see on the down-vote on this? It feels like the reader didn't like to hear what most certainly is the 'truth' about these devices. I ...
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Finding hard to fit into right site between Super User and Web Applications

This is addressed to the OP of How to wrap lines of code in Rstudio IDE? in relation of the following comment I am lost. My questions are migrated between Super User and Applications back and forward....
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Why was my popular question about spaces in filenames closed?

My popular question below was recently closed as "not constructive" and I'd like to know why. As a Stack Exchange moderator myself, I'm puzzled. Here's the question: If spaces in filenames are ...
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Electrostatic Discharge got deleted and reputation from the answers disappeared

A question about electrostatic discharge that I had answered was removed today, and with it I lost 592 reputation. The question is available via cache. I don't agree with the rationale for closing it ...
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What's the policy on using the same answer to multiple questions about the same thing?

I just found a new method to do a certain thing ... And excitedly wrote/pasted it to all the questions for which this is an exact fit. Then I started worrying if it wasn't the right thing to do... ...
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TrickleEdit test question

This is a test question used while developing an extension. Please do not upvote or downvote this question. This question will be deleted when testing is complete.
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Merging or Linking Tags [duplicate]

There are very strong rumours that Apple will be rebranding OSX to macOS in June 2016. Would it be a good idea to merge osx tags with macos ahead of time? Or at the very least link the two terms ...
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Looking for a canonical about troubleshooting issues about using web applications?

Tl;Dr: I'm looking for a canonical for               troubleshooting problems that might be caused by end-user computers                      that occurs when using web applications. This is a ...
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Move link-only answer to comment?

Situation: The link in a link-only answer points to something helpful in relation to the question. Case one: it is just a tool, and the link contains no instructions on how to actually solve the ...
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Deprecate product version preview tags - just use new version tag straight away

(Related to What will happen to the Windows-8-Preview tag once Windows 8 goes live?) I notice windows-10 is synonymous with windows-10-preview. What's the rationale here? In theory having the two ...
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Suspended when the user who instigated the incident was not

Last week I got a 7-day suspension due to some comments I posted beneath this question (I would have made this post sooner but the system wasn't allowing me to do so while suspended). A user decided ...
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It's time we managed [time-management] [duplicate]

Tags time-management and time-tracking both exist. With very few questions (44 total) and haven't been used in a year (or two). Perhaps these should be synonyms. I'd say keep time-management, but ...
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Please help reopen "What was scientifically shown to support productivity when structural organizing/accessing file and folders?"

Consensus: I agree with: "Workflow involving computers would be less SU and more Productivity" If that won't work I'll try CSTheory.SE and Skeptics.SE, if that won't work I'll complain at ...
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Synonymous meta tags about tagging

There are some meta tags about tags that seems to be synonymous: retagging is a synonym of retag-request. tag-synonym-request is a synonym of tag-synonyms. tag-wiki-suggestion is a synonym of tag-...
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Why did my comment get removed?

I left a comment answering another comment on Eraser: "Warning: This computer has had System Restore or Volume Shadow Copies enabled.". Does my USB flash drive contain any copies of files stored?. I ...
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Low liquidity on superuser?

I am new on super user,I asked a question a little while ago,and it feels like the website has much lower liquidity than stackoverflow! which am a little active on.Is it always like that?
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How do you ignore a certain user on Super User?

So, I want to ignore questions for certain users from my Questions/Unanswered feed. How do I do that? The main reason for this kind of feature is that not everything that annoys me is against the ...
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Add softwarerecs to vote to migrate option

We should include the Software Recommendations in the "Vote to migrate" menu. There are a lot of SuperUser questions about software recommendations and it'd be good to put an option. Also, a lot of ...
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Why put on hold by Dave and DavidPostill?

This is my question Saving website leads to incomplete save. Flagged as off topic but i think It is software realted, or in which stackexchange should i ask this instead? Can someone tell me why is ...
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Why is the voting on SU so negative?

Why is the voting on Superuser so negative? After looking around at other Exchange Sites, I've noticed this website is the harshest site to gain reputation. Perfectly good questions get down-voting ...
Outdated Computer Tech's user avatar
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what to do when I am banned from superuser, and I have few questions to ask

without a notification I got negative votes and got banned for the last question I asked in superuser, I deleted it, but then I noticed it's not the solution, I have few answers to correct ,and my ...
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