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Why are comments so limited?

So I am a new user, and I know I can post a question like I am doing right now. I also realized I could comment exclusively on my questions. I have one problem. Why are the comments so limited? I ...
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What is reputation and how do I accumulate reputation?

I created an account here so I can answer a few questions. It is not that the issues I want to respond to haven't received responses, but instead, the answers were too complicated for the average ...
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Why my flag “the answer has nothing to do with the question” was rejected?

The question: "Is there a way to not select whitespace after a word when double-clicking? I flagged this answer with "the answer has nothing to do with the question". I think that is true. The OP ...
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Can you undelete this answer I fixed the request you made

How to use NAT iptables rules for hostapd Sorry for taking so long, busy moving cross country.
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Can I add my GitHub repository link in answers?

I've recently posted an answer https://superuser.com/a/1313540/726810 and the procedure requires some programming knowledge. I've a open source GPL repository in GitHub where I provided the already ...
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Why do I have to use a bookmark to logout of SuperUser? [duplicate]

I entered SuperUser via a standard Login. Then I couldn't Logout. There was no button or link to do that. I looked under the StachExchange sign at the upper-left, and all it produced was a message ...
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Why are opinion based topics rejected when the responses can be helpful to the person in need?

When someone has a need, who gives a care if the responses are opinion when they provide the help that is needed? The question that prompts me to ask this question, "Fingers get cold when I type" has ...
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Are test questions off-topic?

This question IMHO is a test question. Should it be closed as off-topic?
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Why was my “not an answer” flag rejected?

I've flagged this answer as not an answer and my flag was rejected. Why? I think that answer was posted as a joke, and it did not attempt to answer the question. Update for those who can't see ...
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Log-Out-Link is nowhere to be found [duplicate]

Do not answer "duplicate" - The link is definitely missing - at least not there where others claim it should be:
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How should I have known the Duck was an April Fools prank and not a browser infection?

I was browsing SuperUser.com looking for a way to fix Widnows (Tantalus level effort, but still), and I noticed a duck asking me if it could help me. My first thought was that my browser was infected!...
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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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What is the proper way to complain about those using this forum for free advertising?

After reading this thread I came to the conclusion that one of persons who posted an answer to my question on this site was engaging in inappropriate advertising behavior. Because his answer was the ...
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What is the policy for using SU as a blog?

In this post, the poster also supplied the answer. I wouldn't comment on it, except that I noticed that both post and answer were published on the same minute. I understand from this that the poster ...
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Can a moderator from another community delete my comments in our community?

The specific post i am referring to is this. Granted, not the best quality post. I didn't want to throw gas on the fire with an already confused poster. so tried to keep it short. I forget exactly ...
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Are coding cash bounties allowed on SuperUser?

I wish to offer payment for a 5 minute configuration via remote connection on my router to fix a configuration issue. Are offers like this allowed on SuperUser?
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Reopen request for “Installing fltk on VirtualBox”

In this question: Installing fltk on VirtualBox the asker wrote: Can someone give a very specific step-by-step instruction on how to install it? The next day fixer1234 posted this comment asking ...
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Edits which simply change the way URLs are referenced

I've had an edit suggested to one of my answers which changes the hyperlinks I put in from: http://wwww.somewebsite.com/question_about_something.html to: Question about something | Some website ...
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Can we be nicer to folks whose English isn't that great?

I've noticed over the past few days a handful of comments that have been a little too aggressive about poor English. I mod messaged someone who pretty much asked how someone was going to write his ...
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I don't mean to be a [git], but shouldn't we encourage people to ask on Stack Overflow?

There are currently 1824 git questions on Super User. While they're on-topic here, there's 96,800 git questions on Stack Overflow, and having questions on different Stack Exchange sites means that ...
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Why is this question too broad?

I asked the following question a few days ago, which has since been put on hold as too broad. I'm having trouble seeing in what way the question is too broad due to the fact I'm talking about a very ...
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Have I forfeit some of my comment flags?

I've had the maximum of 100 available comment flags for some time. It's been my observation that the number of available flags is decreased by one for each outstanding flag; however as flags are ...
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Migrate/Copy Discussion From one Stack community to other Stack Community

I have raised a question on the wrong site/ In the discussion, they said to post the question in other stack community How can I migrate/ transfer/copy question to other Stack Community.
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Why and how/by whom my profile name was changed?

I signed up maybe a month and half ago, published a question here and set a customized profile name. Now I return to find my username changed to this. Only the profile pic that I uploaded then stays ...
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Should [tag:dynamic-dns] and [tag:ddns] be merged?

Should dynamic-dns and ddns be merged? I see a few questions that are tagged with both, and from the descriptions it's not clear what differences, if any, exist between them.
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Account deletion cancelled

I have recently tried deleting my superuser account, but it keeps getting cancelled even though I have not. Currently have 604 points 3 silver and 4 bronze could that affect why it's not qualified ...
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A clarification request for declined spam flag

I flagged this post for obvious spam link inserted in the end when posted in Charcoal HQ. Check the first version here. After looking at the user's profile and the link in the end, I flagged it as ...
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Are disabling and uninstalling software “XY” the same question aka duplicate?

In my opinion disabling and uninstalling a piece of software are two different questions. One allows it to be "enabled" in the future, while the other removes it from the system all together. They ...
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I believe our current system for preventing downvoters is insufficient

I've just become a victim of serial downvoting, or at least I believe so. Some posts of mine from years ago had been downvoted out of the blue, and more recent ones as well. Naturally, this decreases ...
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How Do I Log Out? [duplicate]

Just as title says: how do I log out of this site? - I am certain that it is not good practice just closing my browser down, but I cannot find a sign-out link anywhere. - Has anyone else found one?
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How is my edit not considered an improvement?

Consider: https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/728281 I made an edit to this question, which I personally considered to be a huge improvement in readability, but to my surprise it not only ...
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How to handle users appropriating other users' correct answers

A while back I came across this question. How to connect an old motherboard with a 12 pins power connector? All of the then posted answers were entirely incorrect. I posted several comments and my ...
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Asking new questions or refining questions?

If you start out with a question that is related to a problem you're having, would it be better to work with that question and refine it as new information is being gained or should a new question be ...
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Are [diagnostic], [troubleshooting], and [debugging] too meta?

diagnostic is used on 190 questions. A few are about diagnostic software, a few are about some specific display of diagnostic information, a few are on questions asking how to troubleshoot a problem, ...
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Should we help those looking to avoid a block from a website? [duplicate]

So this question about getting around a website block turned up, and raised in me a curiosity of how much assistance we should give to someone trying to get around a website block. While in this case ...
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Editing the original post to include questions

I had posted the following question earlier : https://superuser.com/questions/1288633/some-basic-things-like-drive The answer here by user "sawdust" was quite informative . But I wanted to know ...
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How many down-votes are “enough” down-votes

Let us say that a question is attracting down-votes because of being off-topic / no research effort / recommendation or any other reason for that matter. How many down-votes can be considered ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Tag for JavaScript exists but it is off-topic on Super User

I asked a question about JavaScript on Super User and eventually deleted the question (as people voted to close and started downvoting). And for that matter, the question did not warrant an expert ...
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How to log out from a guest account?

So yesterday I posted a question as a guest, then closed the browser tab Now when I open again this website I see I'm still logged in with the username I chose, even though I did not make a 'complete ...
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Why is this question getting no notice?

I wrote this question a few days ago. I spent a lot of time being very detailed and writing down everything that might be needed to solve my problem. In the first 5 minutes, it got 4 views, and since ...
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Can I add a stackexchange login?

I see that now stackexchange has removed wordperss login, or at least it isn't showing on my system. But i'm not necessarily asking how to get that back, I recall there was some bug with that. I had ...
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Alpine and Alpine-Linux tag

People inadvertently choose the tag alpine (an email client) instead of alpine-linux. See the recent question How to create Alpine live-USB without using `dd`?. I suggest to remove the tag alpine ...
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What happens if an answer has a statement that is false but does not invalidate the answer entirely?

While doing some troubleshooting I came around this post which states: If you configured your vmware VM to run in a virtualized NAT network, then you will not be able to access/ping your VM ...
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The purpose of this community - down-voting and asking questions

Why downvote a question? It causes the user to lose reputation. Why not simply ask the person to restate and/or delete the question? I was told that this community only accepts one question at a ...
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Question fixed but too late to be reopened in queue

I ran across the question Stop Windows NLA from repeatedly detecting local network as a new, Unidentified Network in the Reopen queue after it had already received several Leave Closed votes. It was ...
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Serial keys hidden in HTML comments - what to do?

Today, these two posts were 'vandalized' by their author. This got picked up by the SmokeDetector bot, and as I attempted to roll them back to their original state, I noticed they both had (probably ...
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Should this question be closed as unclear for not having a question sentence?

I'm hoping to understand more of the SuperUser culture. My Notepad is not responding when trying to save In my review, this question does not have a question sentence and is unclear what the OP is ...
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Delete redundant [microsoft-dynamics] tags

Note: The question has been revised since Mokubai posted the comment below. It originally looked like all of the microsoft-dynamics tags referred just to CRM, and the question suggested synonomizing ...
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Why are there multiple versions of windows-10 tags?

I see 13 different windows-10 tags. Some of them appear to be for specific applications such as windows-10-calendar-app, but that leaves many such as windows-10-v1511, windows-10-v1709, and windows-...