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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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Fixing a question about finding specific hardware

My question replacement rgb led strips for asus aura sync? was closed as off topic: "Questions seeking for hardware shopping recommendations are off-topic because they are often relevant only to the ...
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What's too broad about my question?

I have a question about my Super User post: How to protect my files against application? (Sandboxing?) First, I'm not complaining, I'm just trying to understand. Second, I already edited the ...
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Synonymize [keyboard-shortcuts] and [hotkeys]

keyboard-shortcuts has 3.7k questions. Its tag guidance says: “Keyboard shortcuts are combinations and oft-struck keys that help you work faster, or do more with less typing.” hotkeys has 626 ...
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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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Questions are no longer being accepted

Right now Super User is no longer accepting questions from my account. Is there a way to override this or am I screwed?
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Is there any way to deter this determined guy?

This guy, https://superuser.com/users/937962/adam-c, has only been on SE for 11 days, and earning of 5 points, is already start poking at my well asked question. It is understandable, for new people ...
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Purpose of “very low quality” flag of questions

I've recently flagged this question as very low quality. The question for those can't see deleted posts: WHis has a to be My media monkey broke and said “WHis has a to be”. I tried destroying ...
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Post Closed - Primarily Opinion Based - But it does not appear to be opinion based to me

Post: Shared data between multiple devices / Operating systems I'm not asking for the best one, I'm not asking whether people like a solution or not. I'm asking "What solutions exist to address this ...
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Computer + off-topic devices, problem with off-topic device; Q on topic?

Video playing sideways after burning to DVD was recently posted. The gist: The OP used their cell phone to record videos, then transferred the files to their computer and was able to watch them on ...
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Am I doing something wrong?

I can understand this answer being downvoted but my one and only question was also downvoted almost at the same time? Weeks after the fact? And it's weird that in the "achievements" menu both have a -...
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Could a special case of “hardware recommendation” be on-topic?

First time on Meta :) My question is triggered by: What is the practical advantage of a higher refresh rate and what should I be looking for when looking for a monitor for FPS gaming? This is a ...
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How should I treat spam in the Low Quality Posts review queue

Recently I have come across several posts in the Low Quality Posts review queue on Super User that I believe to be spam. My understanding is that spam should be flagged as spam, and should not be ...
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Closure of question and rude approach

My question here has been closed. Rename files 000…001…002… to 001…002…003 as too broad. From my point of view, it is clear what I am asking. I'm asking of a simple way for these files to be renamed, ...
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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"...
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Suggestion of a measure to avoid abandoned bounties

I see too many posts with bounties being abandoned on our site. Bounties are an efficient attention-getter device which does well to attract answers to the post. If the post is abandoned, this seems ...
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Closure of questions regarding pre-release/beta software

Five years ago, the issue was raised as to whether questions related to problems with beta software are on-topic. The gist of the logic for why they are not is in suggested wording for a custom close ...
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Flag declined but answer got deleted?

I just got a message that one of my flags got declined. It was a spam flag for a post on an old question that had no purpose other than promoting an external service. The answer got deleted, but my ...
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Super User new site theme is live

We rolled out the new site theme for Super User. It is now live. What new theme? If you're like, "What the heck are you talking about?", then you should read the Meta Stack Exchange post entitled ...
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What to do about outdated questions now that “no longer relevant” doesn't exist as a close reason?

There used to be a close reason called "no longer relevant" that we were supposed to use, but it no longer exists. What should we do instead in this day and age?
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Readly : is this question on-topic

I subscribe to Readly which allows me to read 1,500+ magazines, with new issues every month. I can't see anything on their site to answer this. It is probably a legal question, but can I ask how to ...
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Meta tag for tag-request

I think it would be helpful to have a meta tag tag-request in order to distinguish requests for new tags from other tag-related questions. Are there any reasons why this is hasn't been implemented?
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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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Misleading wrong answer in a popular question

There is a popular question about inputting Unicode characters: How do you type Unicode characters using hexadecimal codes? And an accepted answer: https://superuser.com/a/90669/456981 The problem ...
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Rename Tag: [attachments] into [email-attachments]

I would like to suggest to rename the attachments-tag into email-attachments, analogue to the email-signature-tag.
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When is cost an on-topic question?

We sometimes get questions related to cost; some remain open and some are closed. But especially the ones that are closed lead to arguments in the comments because there is a gray area where cost isn'...
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Is the Commodore 64 Mini on topic?

The Commodore 64 Mini is a general-purpose computer that comes with Linux. It comes preinstalled with games, but it also comes preinstalled with BASIC that can load other programs. It is supposed to ...
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How to improve this answer?

I was wondering how to improve this (my) answer: https://superuser.com/a/1342178/201818 Unfortunately the down voter did not leave any comments. Thanks! PS. Note sure I'm should ask this question ...
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Why has this question on BlueJeans people account inference been placed on-hold as off-topic as “not about computer hardware or software”?

Regarding the question: How does BlueJeans estimate the number of meeting participants? Why has this question on BlueJeans people account inference been placed on-hold as off-topic as "This question ...
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Closure - How can I find reputable manufacturers that sell (online) Windows laptops with Chinese keyboards, in Canada?

I have a question about my Super User post: How can I find reputable manufacturers that sell (online) Windows laptops with Chinese keyboards, in Canada? I just thought to seek your feedback, as this ...
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How to use redundant tags (eg microsoft-excel, excel-2007)

I think I'm not using tags correctly I was always going for the "how to ask" rule: "be as specific as possible". This edit here: https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/775074 the rejection ...
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I recommend tossing [hardware-rec]

Subject says it all. Just posted a question and noticed the hardware-rec tag. This site specifically flags items on a regular basis that are hardware recommendations since they are too broad, so why ...
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What's the reasoning behind the rejection of this edit (#774829)?

I'm referring to this edit: https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/774829 I'm almost afraid to ask (because I already asked in regards to other edits), but I'm still trying to learn, so I ...
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Is there a “vote history” that shows every single up- and downvote including the revokes of votes?

Is there a "vote history" that shows every single up- and downvote including the revokes of votes? Does it get recorded in the database at all? There is the time line for a post and my reputation ...
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What is a good title for a question? [duplicate]

I tried to find instructions on how to make a good title for a question. There is informations in the help center on how to ask question and how to use the tags, but nothing specific on the title. ...
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How to deal with censorship by a high rep user?

I've made a few comments on an old post, which was (unfortunately, IMHO) closed as OT. Some appended to some answers, trying to contribute and provide more info and evidence on them, but another ...
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Unclear asking VS VLQ flag

I have recently flagged a question as "Very Low Quality". This flag has been declined, then the question has been put on hold as "Unclear what you're asking". The decline message said that I should ...
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Why was this question about Alexa off-topic (and how can I write it better)?

I deleted this question, after it was downvoted and closed as off-topic***. That's totally fine, I respect the wisdom of those who are smarter and more experienced with this SE site ( @keltari , @...
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Why are substantial edits rejected when they don't also address all, potential minor, issues?

Some reviewers of suggested edits appear way to restrictive when it comes to approving an edit. See for example This suggested edit (Related meta post) And this one (Disclaimer, this one is mine) ...
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Why was this review (that just corrects grammar) rejected?

I'm referring to: https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/770815 Mainly I'm wondering about the following aspect... The original sentence was a little confusing: "To get a list names ever ...
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Why are some Super User answers not sorted by up-votes?

I was just looking at this question on SuperUser: How do I change the user I am logged in with on a Network Share? Unlike other questions, the answers do not seem to be sorted in any particular order ...
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New Super User theme coming soon

As mentioned on meta.stackexchange.com several months ago, all network sites will be getting updated themes. Super User is one of the first sites that will be updated. As such, I'm posting the design ...
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Why was that question was declared off-topic?

I thought all questions about browser add-ons where on topic. In that case, I’m failing to understand, why this question is not in the scope of this website : Does Encrypted Media Extensions is ...
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Don't give us static about deleting [dynamic]

dynamic is meaningless. Seems like it mostly attracts Excel-related question for some reason. There are also some questions on random topics, like folder binding, task scheduler, DDNS, dynamically ...
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Best strategy to analyze and judge a question be closed or not

As per this post popping up in the close review queue What I have to change this code to highlight more than one word in excel? I interpret this as here's my chunk of VB code, how do I make it do such ...
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Should [clock] be split up into 3 tags?

I was writing a question about how the clock changes between Linux and Windows, and noticed the clock tag. However, after looking over the questions, it seemed broad - or, at least, had multiple ...
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Who all can technically view saved drafts for questions and answers

As the post When I go to "Ask Question" here at superuser, how do I get an empty form? My previous question keeps showing up. states. . . Stack Exchange sites will save a question or ...
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Undelete an answer on a closed post that was deleted before it was closed

My Question If you delete an answer on a question that is opened and then that question is closed, can you undelete that answer after the question is closed? The Story I noticed in some comments on ...
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What is the lifespan of [lifespan]?

Subject says it all. Just posted a question and noticed the lifespan tag. So I understand the spirit of the tag, but it has no summary and seems very broad. And might also encourage questions that are ...
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Unable to clear my REPUTATION - deadly embrace

My reputation got hammered by an Admin, as I: 1) Answered my own question 2) and placed it in the wrong "forum" - ServerFault instead of SuperUser. So I deleted it. BAD IDEA. I am now locked out of ...