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jZip possible malicious software.

jZip was mentioned a few times on SU, the problem is that it is possible malicious software. The most prominent problems I've found are: The website was registered via a proxy service, there's no ...
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Help create and maintain community FAQs!

Joel's recently blogged regarding wikifying question on several recurring topics where users keep asking new versions of the same problem. Some of these are: anti-virus software and cleaning them ...
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My bounty is about to end and I'm not sure I like the answers. What do I do?

Hello guys, I've put a relatively large bounty (350) on a question I asked, and now the bounty's about to end. (Just to put you all in context, I was looking for a non-crappy way to use a physical ...
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Is it possible to control the scrollbox height for pre blocks?

Is there a way to control the height for <pre> blocks? (Edit: I have in mind further limiting beyond the default limit.) For superuser, I think this would be a useful feature (and possibly for ...
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Has a points deduction system to encourage original posters to 'close' their questions been considered?

I wondered if there was any merit in a system that encourages original posters to 'close' their questions by either selecting a 'correct' answer (as already done now) OR marking the original question ...
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Should potentially “Dangerous” answers be flagged/deleted?

Referring to this question: Restore MacBook Pro to factory settings without disc, I find it rather reckless to post an answer to an OP that obviously does not know what the effects will be. Should ...
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Multiple Part Questions

I see a lot of questions that are kind of interviewing questions with multiple parts. The answers get daunting when it gets beyond 2 parts. What should we do with these questions? Answer them in parts?...
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Moderators deleting comments?

Whenever a SO question is migrated, it has a few comments that say "Belongs on SU" or the like. This confuses the heck out of me because when I read a question, I read the question, then the comments,...
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When I go to “Ask Question” here at superuser, how do I get an empty form? My previous question keeps showing up.

This happens on a few other sites as well. Clearly, I'd like the form to be empty when I start a new question! I'm using the newest FF browser.
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Is it possible to have 0 rep?

Can you have 0 rep? If not, what am I going to do with all these counting from 0 jokes I found under my bed?
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what should you do when you realize you stupidly asked a question on the wrong site AND had a bounty?

This should've gone to ServerFault, I'm thinkin'. Maybe I could just delete it and re-ask over there. Will I lose the bounty? It is sort of a SuperUser question, but it dawned on me that it would have ...
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The infamous “My PC is freezing” question…

We all know what they are: My PC is freezing and I don't know what to do? Please help me! Here's my specs: I think it's a windows 7 It has a power supply There's some RAM ...
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Why is stating a reason not required when closing a question?

A few of my questions are closed and no reason is ever provided.. this is incredibly annoying, why was closing questions like the following allowed? Examples: https://superuser.com/questions/209110/...
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How do I deal with “not an answer” type .. answers ?

So, what should be the protocol for posts in answers sections which are not answers (you know - OMGWTFBBQ I HAVE THIS PROBLEM type posts) Flag for ♦ moderator attention ? Flag as offensive ? Flag ...
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WordPress software questions on SuperUser.

I have recently had a question regarding my WordPress based blog closed. The closing comment says, "Questions on Super User are expected to generally relate to computer software or computer hardware ...
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Should I Accept this answer?

I got an excellent Answer, but considering that the suggestion given doesn't exactly match what I was asking for, should I accept it. I'm asking here because the main Question (Is there anything like ...
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Posting Logs and Config Files: Helpful or too specific?

Let's say User X posts this question: I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 2 and whenever I go to google.com it goes to fleshbot instead. It's a fresh install and I'm using OpenDNS. My HOSTS file is as ...
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Is it ok to ask a question again, over one year after it was left unanswered?

I've asked quite a number of question here on superuser, and a few of them never got answered. That's perfectly understandable (I'm still amazed at the number of questions that do get answered), but ...
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Why do my questions never get answered on SU?

Ok, so some of my questions get answered after a long time on SU, but many of my questions site idle for much longer than I'm used to on the SE network. I'm used to answer times of a day, not no ...
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Please don't migrate game recommendations to Gaming

Hi Super Users! I'm Grace Note from Gaming, here to make a polite request. A finalized ruling has been made. While I don't know if you even got any during the decision period after my request, I ...
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Advertisement answers and company references

What is the proper way to handle Answers that specifically mention a company's products in a way that obviously is more an advertisement than a real answer Answers that refer to a (company's) weblog ...
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How does one get 996 reputation points with no questions and no answers recorded?

Or, why is my Meta reputation being accounted for so ... weirdly? Did something break?
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Does the bonus rep for associating accounts across different SE sites go against daily rep cap?

Does the +100 bonus rep for associating accounts across different Stack Exchange sites go against the +200 daily rep count?
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Comanswer duplicates Superuser answers

I was just doing some Google searches to find out how to selectively always trust certain certificates on intranet pages using Google Chrome on a Mac. I came across this SuperUser answer. Another ...
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I have received 205 reputation points today

I check my reputation received today. It says I have received 205 points. I thought the cap was at 200 per day. Will it go back down to the cap sometime later or is this intended?
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Questions with expired bounty

In case of questions where the bounty amount expires, I believe the bounty is supposed to be given to the highest voted answer after the bounty was announced, with atleast 2 upvotes. However, how ...
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Is it all right to use the flag option to…? [duplicate]

Is it all right to use the flag option to bring to attention an question that may need to be voted to close because it is off-topic. Example: What is the best stock market website ??
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API option to retrieve a list of tags

Is there an API function to retrieve a list of all tags?
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When does the reputation cap timer reset?

When does reputation cap time reset? Does it reset at specific time of the day? Or is there no timer but instead, the 200 reputation cap with any give 24 hour period?
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Proper Stack Exchange site for hardware recommendations

As title says, is there a Stack Exchange site for hardware recommendations? Mistakenly, I thought that general (non localized) question about hardware without specific prices and stores would be ok ...
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Accepting my answer

what happens when I accept answer posted by me?
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Isn't it supposed to be a community managed site?

Today two of my questions were closed. The first as subjective and the second as off-topic. First of all, in my humble opinion, there is nothing, what so ever, subjective or off topic in these ...
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What is the thinking behind the daily reputation cap?

What is the thinking behind the daily reputation cap? What harm is thus prevented? If my answer gets 20 upvotes today and 20 tomorrow, why is that twice as good as getting 40 upvotes today?
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Tag sets and tag name consistency

Tag sets have introduced a way in which identical tag names are associated across SOFU & SX sites. We've got a few inconsistencies with SO, e.g., while excel and excel, are the user and ...
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What are the restrictions on closed questions?

Let's say A is somebody that asked a question. B is somebody that gave an answer. C is somebody that didn't. The question gets closed. Presumably, C cannot post an answer. A can comment. Can B or ...
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show all comments to and from, in activity?

is it possible to see all comments i've made, to and from? preferably in activity.
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Browse unanswered within a tag?

It does not appear possible to AND two filters, like "Windows" and "Unanswered". Perhaps an advanced search||settings page I'm not seeing?
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Tagging hardware qn about Mac Mini Server

Asked on chat: Tagging question: what are the right tags for qns about Mac Mini, Server edition? I've seen using mac-mini and server together, but there's also osx-server, and maybe a new tag, mac-...
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Why was this question about computer monitors closed?

Question: What size HD widescreen monitor would I need to buy to match my 19" monitor? I asked a question a few weeks ago to help me understand how to find a widescreen computer monitor to match ...
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Tags: google-desktop and google-desktop-search

I believe the two tags, google-desktop and google-desktop-search should be synonyms as they are one and the same product: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Desktop
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I can see answers from Deposit?

In the last days (and right now, too) I was able to see answers which got merged into my dear friend Deposit. Is that intentional? I always thought they would be hidden instantly?
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Answering a question you previously voted to close

This question was recently posted, asking very ambiguously about the Windows 7 SP1 RC. I voted to close it as "not a real question", since it was just asking for comments on whether anybody had tried ...
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Are “error” and “problem” meta-tags?

From http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/the-death-of-meta-tags/: If the tag can’t work as the only tag on a question, it’s probably a meta-tag. Clearly, error and problem fit this criterion. If ...
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Why was this question closed ?

This is getting plain ridiculous: https://superuser.com/questions/204710/what-happened-to-the-corel-forums-for-paintshop-pro-closed If this isn't a question about computer software (support for it) ...
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Do [missing] and [disappeared] constitute as meta tags?

There are (currently) 18 questions tagged missing And 13 questions tagged disappeared Am I right in believing that these tags are meta-tags and need to be wiped off ?
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How do I create the Super User Logo in text?

The superuser logo has a square bracket and a curly bracket. is there a keyboard or ascii character for the "eye" dot?
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It annoys me that there's an Apple SE but so many Apple questions on SU

Stack Exchange management wrote a big post about why it makes sense to spin off some topics or areas into their own stack sites. If I have an Ubuntu question, it would make sense to ask it in the ...
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Exactly what does “ignored tags” do?

Maybe I stupidly missed the explanation somewhere... When I set some ignored tag (under "interesting tags") - just how does this affect my experience on SuperUser?
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Is it kosher to accept your answer on your own question?

I've on occasion come across the answer to my question, and feel that it's the best answer, but do not want to "rob" anyone of rightfully earned rep... What do I do? Also I'm assuming that I do NOT ...
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Following up using comments

I've been in the situation that I answered questions with more than one-liners, and the original poster didn't follow up at all (commenting what was wrong with the answers provided by me and others, ...

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