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Site FAQ Update Suggestions

Below are a few thoughts that I've had relating to a few points in the FAQ that need to be cleaned up by the site administration to prevent confusion when people move between Stack Exchange sites (...
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Questions asking for manual identification of fonts?

I've seen several question related to fonts on SU. While I do believe that fonts can be considered software related, I've noticed that a subset of those questions asks superusers to manually identify ...
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Critique my [windows-7] tag wiki!

I haven't seen any other tag wiki1 pages on Super User yet, so I didn't have anything to compare it to as I wrote up the new windows-7 tag wiki page. What do you think? If you can edit it, go ...
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Can have my own SO/SU/SF style Q/A site?

The design of SO/SU/SF is very clean and easy to use, I want to have a similar one to host the Q/A service in my local company, is it open source? or does stack overflow service inc. have the Q/A ...
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Increase number of visitors to a question (without bounty)

I need a tricky idea to increase the number of visitors to my questions on Super User. Sometimes I ask a question on SU where the answer is really important to me but after a week or more just has 10 ...
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How to see the exact “views” on a question

I have a question on SU that has 1k views. Now, I would like to know if there is a way for all question over 1k to see the exact of views that question got. I think that adding a little button or if ...
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Disk, disc, and hard

Right now, there seems to be one canonical hard-drive tag, with 901 questions. There are also questions tagged disk and shudder hard disk. Yes, that's hard and disk. Should they all be retagged into ...
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Location of the “( visit meta )” link

Can we please move that link to top right? Like this "log out | about | meta | faq" ? Please? Update: Here is a screenshot alt text http://i30.tinypic.com/2cd972q.png
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Best way to handle answers with just links in them?

For Super User how tolerant of answers with just links to a blog post with the answer are we supposed to be? On meta.stackoverflow.com I've seen conflicting opinions; Some say we shouldn't: Why ...
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Questioning whether question deserved to be closed

This question: https://superuser.com/questions/164876/opinions-on-areca-backup I was looking forward to getting people's opinions. I haven't heard of the program before and wanted to know if others ...
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Some proposals on Area 51 are already covered on Superuser

There are some proposals related to computer software (Unix & Linux, Ubuntu) with more than 70 followers. Superuser has been already covering these topics. Is it proper to split Superuser into ...
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Superuser off-topic restrictions

My question here has to do with the off-topic restrictions in Superuser. It seems that any question related to web applications is closed immediately as "off-topic." I didn't realize these were off-...
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Are “hidden features” questions allowed in super user?

I'm asking this because a question about hidden features of Windows Vista was allowed, while mine about hidden features of Ubuntu was not. I'm wondering why?
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SU retagging: [mail], [apple-mail], [mail.app]

The various email tags caught my attention and I started looking to see if the [mail] tag can be gotten rid of. It seems to have a few uses: generic stand-in for [email] or [mail-server]; specific-...
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What should the users of Super User be called?

This is one of those "shameless ripoff for consistency reasons" questions. Back in September 2008, someone asked "What should the users of Stack Overflow be called?". In mid-2009, we got "What ...
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SuperUser question about performance of new hybrid HD closed: Trigger happy mod, or justified? Please help me re-open my question.

Can we please discuss whether the closure of my question on SuperUser was reasonable and justified? It was closed swiftly by a moderator, with a single vote. Here it is: Do Seagate Momentus XT SSD ...
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superuser.com getting useless for me

I am getting fed up with some of my questions getting closed on superuser.com. Like this one https://superuser.com/questions/142537/website-which-helps-a-user-pick-a-motherboard-closed & https://...
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SU tagging conventions: [videocard] vs [graphics-card], general PC component tags

The burning question I need the Super User community to answer is: Which tag should Super User keep? [videocard] (173) (if kept, should it be renamed "[video-card]"?) [graphics-card] (142) [gpu] (...
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general OS tagging on SU

On SO it's usual to find a generic tag (such as "android") together with a more specific tag (such as "android-marketplace"). This, in my opinion, is the correct way to do it. On SU however, there ...
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SU Retag request: bootup & booting -> boot

It seems kinda redundant to have booting and boot separate; although one is a verb and one is a noun, it seems like it would be simpler to keep them under one tag (for organization's sake). I'm ...
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Odd poster - offensive answer content - what should I do?

Off of this question. There is a user who has now posted three questions I find offensive to the point where I edited them, and flagged for a mod. At this point I'm beginning to wonder what he means ...
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What's with the recent slew of web questions on SU?

I know they come in now and then, but they were definitely getting closed for a while there. But in the last few days I have seen several "web" questions that didn't get closed. What's going on? Fluke ...
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Complain or message to a mod at Super User

A moderator closed my question for being subjective, when I think is was not. About the differences between doc and HTML. Does he get reputation points for closing questions? I find it extremely ...
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How to get 'noticed' to possibly become a moderator?

I'm a pretty avid user of SU. However, I spend most of my time there rather than here in the meta discussions. I would be very willing and happy to become a moderator there to help even more, but I ...
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I like to see more answer on virus problems - at least to break them up in 5-10 categories

Regarding this question: https://superuser.com/questions/131176/a-hidden-program-virus-send-hundred-e-mail-can-you-have-any-experience-on-som I like to see more answers on virus problems because I ...
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Off-topic questions on Super User

In the Super User FAQ, the following questions are stated off-topic: Programming, ask on Stack Overflow. Servers, ask on Server Fault. Web design and HTML/CSS layout, and your job title is "designer",...
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Create go-to CW questions for recurring topics on SU?

There are certain questions that keep appearing on Super User. Should we create a few standard CW questions to point to when closing? Here are a few topics that could use some standard guides, feel ...
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DLP tag renaming

Over on superuser we have a tag conflict. DLP is used for both for DLP & DLP Since it's only three questions it would be easy to retag them, but I don't know what tags I should use. Any ...
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How old is superuser.com?

I just went to superuser.com and noticed that the yearling badge ( Active member for a year, earning at least 200 reputation. This badge can be awarded multiple times. ) hasn't been awarded to anyone ...
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Super User tagging convention: Ubuntu and variants

I know I promised to open this a long time ago... Super User has settled into some ad-hoc, but well-established, conventions for tagging questions about operating systems and their various versions. ...
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Anyone receive an email about a free t-shirt?

Just received an email for a free superuser t-shirts, along with a form to fill out. Is this legit?
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Where can I ask about web app recommendations?

I asked a question on Super User about "a website to compare software/hardware/electronics"; I was told that questions about web apps are not appropriate for SU. I understand how questions on Facebook ...
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What to do with “Which Linux Distro for my Old PC” questions of super-user

We have a number of questions on SuperUser, asking which Linux distribution to use on the poster's old PC, and giving specs of said old PC. A number of these questions have been closed as Duplicate. ...
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Request: cleaning Super User from a particular spam for password recovery tools

This morning came an advertising user for some password recovery products for Windows. It was obvious spam, and was reported as such, and deleted. However, searching for their "product" shows that ...
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Shouldn't software installer problems be in-scope on SU even if the software happens to be a game?

I was surprised this question on Superuser got closed as "out of scope". Basically the question was, "Why is this software installer crashing on my new OS, when it never crashed on my old OS?". But ...
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Questions about WordPress on Super User

I was updating my blog by installing wordpress on a server of mine, and I had a particular question. As it seems, it is not allowed to ask any questions about WordPress the software, since the ...
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SU question closed as Exact Duplicate, but it does not seem to be the same to me.

I posted this question yesterday evening: Good software to take a blog and format it for printing It is a question looking for a software tool that will take a blog and format it for printing. This ...
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What's wrong with asking questions about web-based software on Superuser.com? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Super User website applications policy I suppose that's a loaded question. Earlier I asked a question on superuser.com about how to use the quick add text box in google ...
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Should this popular CW question be unlocked to allow it to evolve?

Why is this locked? Should it be unlocked? There is no apparent reason or explanation for locking it. SU: What are some “must have” Windows programs? The fact that no new answers can be added sucks (...
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SU retag request: [wireless-network] --> [wireless-networking]

Retag wireless-network(28) to wireless-networking(349). Also, there is also the more general wireless(222), but this one may not be an exact match on all questions.
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Super User question about manufacturer support web site resources: on or off topic?

Is the following question on- or off-topic for Super User: https://superuser.com/questions/123357/service-tag-urls I choose to interpret the FAQ liberally, and the question as I see it does relate ...
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Why did this question get locked on Super User?

After solving a puzzling problem with my new computer, I posted the issue on SuperUser.com How to get an Acer Aspire Revo to connect to the wireless keyboard and mouse? As recommended , I answered ...
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Should Random be elected a moderator on Super User?

Random is very, very helpful on Super User (and of course Meta Stack Overflow). Not that other users aren't, but Random goes the extra mile, and then some. He is often so far in the distance that I ...
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SU tags: recommend better tag for DSL (the linux distribution)

Someone posted this question on Damn Small Linux and tagged it [dsl]. Once I figured out why, I checked the other [dsl] questions and found another. Since there were only two, I retagged manually. ...
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SU retag request: hdd, bluescreen, karmic, torrent, …

Tags in need of automated retagging: [xp] (31) to [windows-xp] (1987) [vista] (57) to [windows-vista] (1239) [hdd] (37) to [hard-drive] (493) [bluescreen] (33) to [bsod] (65) [*] [karmic] (47) to [...
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Zune questions getting closed on superuser?

Can we get some sort of official ruling on questions for the Zune on superuser? Because closing this question I asked is bullshit. https://superuser.com/questions/119566/anybody-know-how-to-get-...
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Android questions on superuser getting closed as “not computer related”

Android questions on superuser are getting closed as "not computer related". Examples: https://superuser.com/questions/116579/does-terminal-emulator-work-the-same-as-android-debug-bridge-closed https:...
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Where did Molly go?

Being an irregular regular on Super User, I know most of the crew which are also usually the most knowledgeable ones, and the first on the scene, when it comes to answering questions. Lately, I haven'...
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User spamming - intentional or not?

I feel that a user is asking questions without the purpose of gaining an answer, but to rather link to several other sites. Multiple links in almost all of his / her questions with less then half of ...
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Where can I ask questions that aren't Super User questions?

Thank you for your confidence in our abilities! But have you read our FAQ? We get a lot of non computer related questions on here. Yes, someone here might be able to help you, but you'll find that ...