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how to deal with an answer that is resolved, but not answered?

For example, if the problem was resolved without answering the question, how do you deal with the question so that it doesn't remain opened. Perhaps a device was replaced, or a different software ...
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Gentle reminders to mark an answer as accepted?

I often see questions which have one or more answers that are comprehensive, correct, helpful, and have many upvotes, and yet the question remains without a marked answer. Generally, it seems like the ...
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Install my own superuser page

I work in a small startup and now is the time for creating the company's culture. Having been using superuser/stackoverflow/serverfault for a while now, it is clear to me how awesome these sites are ...
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Are some questions too easy for Super User?

To put it another way: Can we assume that someone who asks a question on Super User has tried to find the answer elsewhere first? For many (most?) people, the first step in finding an answer to ...
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Subjective but still valuable questions

I stumbled across this question on Which HDD brand do you ..trust which was closed due to the subjective nature of it. While I agree it is subjective, I can't help but wonder where so valuable a ...
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Super Contest Winners: Week 3

This post is to document the week 3 winners of the Super User Super Contest, for the week ending Monday, September 13. Congratulations to our winners this week! Best rookie performance by Brad ...
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list favorites?

I see it tells me very recent changes to any of them and how many. Today, this week, last month e.t.c. But I don't want to see changes and I don't want to see just as far as last month. Or rather.. ...
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How was this question not a real question?

I'm just wanting some clarity of why this question was closed. It states that the question is "ambiguous, vague, incomplete, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form", ...
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How to see personal stats on SU.

I would like to see my personal stats on SU. I mean by that, how many entried I've edited, on how many questions I've upvote. This is to compare on how many votes, editions or anything I miss to get a ...
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When are you a high rep user?

Might be a silly question, but I'm wondering, when do you consider a user a high rep user? Has the user to be in the top 10?/50? or does he need 10000+ rep, etc. Just being curious...
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How many of the “top” users (by rep) are still active?

Just a nosey thought while I'm edging towards the 3k mark. How many of the "top" users are still active on the site? How many of have climbed to the heady heights of the 3k mark, to only then (at ...
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Is it OK to downvote link only or link/copy/paste answers? [duplicate]

This is related to this question from Diago last year. I have seen a lot of answers with either a link only, or a link with a short description copy/pasted from the developer's website. Personally ...
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Is it appropriate to edit “very” old posts?

I ended up here because it was in the related links of a new question. The original version made be pull a face, so I've adjusted it. However, given it has been accepted and unedited for about 7 ...
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Super Contest Winners: Week 2

This post is to document the week 2 winners of the Super User Super Contest, for the week ending Monday, September 6. Congratulations to our winners this week! Best rookie performance by Shogun and ...
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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-you-human broken flow for super-tagged questions

I just posted my first question on SU. First attempt was vetted as it lacked tags. I understood: better not make a question without tags. Second attempt with tags: I went through this particularly ...
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A lot of backup questions, duplicate or improve title?

Look at Need a hassle-free backup solution for Windows — needs to be bootable. Also, look at its related questions, some of them are closed because they are a duplicate. Should this be considered a ...
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Can I create a Facebook fan page for Super User?

I have created a Super User page on Facebook. I need information such as when Super User was founded, our mission, etc...check out the page and provide insights and suggestions...etc I also need a ...
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New Users—Cutting Slack?

I keep wondering this: if somebody with 13 rep writes an answer instead of a comment (because they can't) is it appropriate to downvote that?
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Is this question a copy?

Looking at this question, I recognise both of the two large images in the top two answers - I'm sure I've seen both on a Stack Exchange question somewhere (I suspect not SU), but for the life of me ...
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Super Contest Winners: Week 1

This post is to document the week 1 winners of the Super User Super Contest, for the week ending Monday, August 30. Congratulations to our winners this week! Best rookie performance by KronoS ...
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Why this question was closed?

This question was closed as subjective and argumentative: What's your favourite “super user” Anti-boss technique Waiting for the "Not Programming related" proposal, i thought my question would fit ...
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Editing and retagging to make a duplicate fit?

There's a question currently open, but with one vote to close as duplicate. The open question is about fast user switching in Mac OS 10.6.4 (aka Snow Leopard). The original question has an answer ...
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Is there any point answering questions that have had no recent activity?

I often wade fairly deep into the Unanswered Questions list, and after the first few pages I start seeing questions that were posted months ago. If there has been steady activity since the original ...
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Can Moderators See Edits Made to Answers Within 5 Minutes?

Can moderators etc. can see edits made within 5 minutes? I ask because I answered a question one minute after someone else but they quickly changed their answer to include information from mine. But ...
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SU hits 50000 questions. [closed]

I've just spotted that, according to the questions tab, SU has now surpassed 50000 questions! And what's worrying is that I've posted an answer on just over ~0.2% (or 1/500th) of them... For ...
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Editing others' posts - guidelines / etiquette?

I've just hit the 2000rep mark, and can now edit questions (hurrah! woot! etc, etc...). But, I'm a little uneasy about editing other people's posts, as it's not something I've really experienced ...
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Superuser vs Unix/Linux vs Ubuntu

If I have a question about Ubuntu, I now have 3 places I could take it to: https://superuser.com/ https://unix.stackexchange.com/ https://askubuntu.com/ It seems to me that Ubuntu is a subset of ...
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On the 1st anniversary of Superuser, I just want to say “Thanks”.

I have had an abundance of useful help and direction from users. Thanks.
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Is Super User dying? [closed]

There are a number of exchanges that are stepping all over Super User: Web Applications, Electronic Gadgets (although rumor is that one isn't going to survive, but be replaced by more specific ...
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List of questions/answers that need to be improved or cleaned.

As time passes by, some questions/answers are forgotten... Those present people with out-dated information that needs to be updated or cleaned up. There are also questions/answers with bad formatting ...
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where to ask about website CMS, like wordpress SU or SO?

Wordpress is technically computer software, but it is also programming and development. So where should I ask a question about a WP plugin on SO or SU?
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Is it ok to post questions about Dreamboxes on SU?

Hi, Dreamboxes are Linux-powered TV receivers. Is it ok to ask questions about them on SU? If not, where should I post them?
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Hide anniversary notice bar

Is there a way to hide the anniversary celebratory notice? I'm super excited for SuperUser's birthday, and was really happy to see that, but now that I know, it's a little bit distracting having it up ...
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tag + tag-version, or just tag-version?

Should questions about a specific version of something have both the general tag of it and the version tag, or just the version tag? For example: If I'm asking "How do the Home and Professional ...
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Why answers or questions are converted to “Community wiki”?

Why answers or questions are converted to "Community wiki"? as one of my answer and one question are changed to Community Wiki.
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Unanswered questions that are answered without upvotes or accepted answers

The Unanswered tab at the top shows that there are more than 8,000 unanswered questions, it also seems to increase every day. I think it's a bad behavior that this keeps increasing... Don't ...
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Synchronization of Profiles Between Stack Exchange Webistes

Is there a way that I can easily synchronize my profiles between the Stack Exchange websites? It would be even better if I could just use the same profile across their websites.
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Where should questions which are directly related to SuperUser problems be placed?

Where should questions which are directly related to SuperUser problems be placed? First such question I found out about is this one. It seems to be related to Super User so SuperUser looks like a ...
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Need help understanding edits to a post.

I recently posted something and it ended up being edited. I couldn't really understand what was changed but suspect that it could help make me a better poster because nothing changed visually but it ...
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Grouping various tags regarding energy efficiency

I've recently gained the rep to retag, so when I saw this question and didn't think the energy tag made sense (yes it's about energy, but really something like "energy efficiency" would be more ...
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Merge ram and memory?

[ram] has 277 questions; [memory] has 296. Should we: Merge the two into [ram]? Merge the two into [memory]? Leave both of them alone? Retag [memory] questions that aren't about RAM into another tag, ...
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How to make the text looks like keyboard icon in SuperUser thread

Some thread like this can make text looks like keyboard icon. I didn't see in the edit help. Can anyone let me know how to do that?
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Wouldn't it be better to reverse the reputation used by superuser.com?

Situation: 1) I am an expert software professional 2) I recently found superuser.com from a search engine, because I found a particular Q&A useful Desire: 1) Vote the two answers as useful ...
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Super User or SuperUser?

Officially, how are we supposed to write Super User? SuperUser (NO space) Super User (WITH space) I'm constantly wondering about this whenever I go to write Super User, etc, and I've seen all ...
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Why the rush to delete migrateable SuperUser questions?

Given that a migration feature is planned, why the rush to delete questions that will qualify for this? Can we not just leave these questions closed and migrate them when this the migration feature is ...
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saving streaming video played in web browser is off-topic on superuser?

I really want to save this video as I love the show but I have some troubles with their fast English ... so ... I asked here any-idea-how-to-save-video-from-this-site and the question was closed as ...
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Does closed questions without an answer count against my accept rate?

If I ask a question that for example is closed as a duplicate before anyone has answered it I won't be able to accept an answer (obviously). Will that question then count against my accept rate, since ...
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Biometric or biometrics?

Currently biometrics is the more popular tag, at 4 questions, compared to biometric which only has one question. Which is should be the canonical tag?
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Should virtualization questions be tagged as both virtualbox and vmware?

Should virtualization questions be tagged as both virtualbox and vmware?