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SU retag request : driver to drivers

Updated: driver(180) to drivers(131)
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Superuser FAQ note about “websites and web services” is unclear?

Possible Duplicate: Superuser website applications policy I recently had a question on Superuser closed: https://superuser.com/questions/104025/is-there-any-free-forum-software-that-supports-...
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SuperUser retag request: [macosx] -> [mac] + [osx] (diamond mods only!)

There are only three [macosx] questions on Super User at this moment. All of them are closed (migrated from SU to elsewhere), so I can't retag them, nominate them for deletion, or even flag them for ...
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Super User website applications policy

I recently asked this question on Super User, and a big discussion arose on appropriate questions. The issue came down to the new verbiage in the FAQ: I had figured that the websites line was just ...
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Super User website applications policy

I recently asked this question on Super User, and a big discussion arose on appropriate questions. The issue came down to the new verbiage in the FAQ: I had figured that the websites line was just ...
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Could-be-computer accessories on SuperUser?

Are questions about accessories (specifically, MicroSD cards) that may or may not be used with a computer allowed on SuperUser?
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Terminology issue of computer related questions

This is a purely language issue, but IMHO, it deserves some thought. I don't know how things currently stand on Stack Overflow and Server Fault, but on Super User questions often get closed as non ...
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What to do about permanently outdated questions/answers on SU

I like Super User, often I have only to write the title of my question on the "Ask Question" page and the answer shows up in the "Related Questions" Thus I want to keep it great. Computer hardware ...
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High reputation users having trouble understanding Super User?

With about 1 million views a month at the moment, Super User is turning out to be successful, however due to the general audience the concept of a Q&A vs. a forum is still something we need to ...
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Close not computer related questions on StackOverflow instead of migrating them to SuperUser

Recently the SuperUser FAQ has been updated to be a little more strict on what questions should be asked Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question about … ...
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Asking questions about facebook in superuser [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Official stance on Facebook questions on SU? I wanted to ask a question about facebook in superuser only to discover that almost all questions tagged facebook have been closed....
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“One question to rule them all” questions on SuperUser

SuperUser is haunted by repeated questions on topics as: Antivirus suggestions Virus/Spyware removing Best practices for troubleshooting common problems Best buy guides for hardware and software In ...
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Should we close old questions with no more feedback as “no longer relevant”, on SuperUser?

SuperUser has a much higher ratio of "personal" question. I mean that many questions are linked to one user only, with his particular configuration. Of course his question can be of help to other ...
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Will iPad be acceptable subject matter for Super User? I guess not?

Will an Apple tablet device (iPad) be a "computery" enough subject for questions on Super User? I plan to get one, and since I've never owned an iPhone or anything similar, I'm sure I'll have some ...
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Should shopping and/or hardware recommendation questions be allowed on SuperUser?

I've seen a recent surge in questions asking for recommendations on buying X type of hardware (replace X with mice, GPUs, CPUs, hard drives, flash drives, you name it). Looking at TheTXI's answer here,...
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Questions about Twitter on Superuser?

Are questions about Twitter (or other web services) on-topic for Superuser? If not, which StackOverflow-based forum should one use?
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SU Retag Request: [external-harddrive] --> [external-hard-drive]

I asked a question about external HDDs recently, and noticed the hard-drive tag and the external-harddrive tag are totally inconsistent. Any chance of a retag?
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Wolfram Alpha not computer related?

On SuperUser, earlier today, Diago closed this question on Wolfram Alpha as not computer related. I fail to see how it isn't computer related. Or how it is different from the several Facebook ...
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SO GreaseMonkey Support - Here or SuperUser

I'm having trouble getting one of the GreaseMonkey scripts that Shog9 wrote to work (The DailyRepLimit tracker). Should I post the question on how to fix it here or on superuser? GreaseMonkey in ...
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Retag request: on SuperUser, rename external-harddrive to external-hard-drive

HDD-related tags on SuperUser: hard-drive (291) external-harddrive (91) internal-harddrive (6) network-hard-drive (1) hard-drive-failure (28) hard-drive-image (2) I think the dash-enabled hard-drive ...
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Game-related questions on SU [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are video game questions appropriate for superuser? Possible Duplicate: Are video game questions appropriate for superuser? At some level games are still software and ...
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Official stance on Facebook questions on SU?

https://superuser.com/questions/73214/facebook-profiles-for-non-people-okay Ok, there are many questions that reference Facebook, but this one seems to be directly about facebook. I need an official ...
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Unusual Google Sitelinks for “superuser”

If you google "superuser" one of the sitelink options is a user account. Is that suppose to happen?
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Browers hangs for super user question

Just now , one user posted question : https://superuser.com/questions/68649/help-me-with-my-cisco-ios-config. When ever i am clicking that question Browser hangs for some time and recovered and show ...
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SuperUser question scope

Most of the questions I see or ask on SuperUser are regarding computer software or hardware, but would other forms of technology that somehow connect to computing be valid questions? For example, ...
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Should we have catch-all questions on SU?

Someone posted this question on SU regarding troubleshooting Ubuntu. The question needs some editing and was posted as a CW, however looking at it the question becomes to generalised when edited, and ...
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Why is the “Spam” close reason for questions missing on SU?

I just came across a question on Super User I would have liked to close as spam. But looking at the resons for a close vote ... Super User close reasons http://hypftier.de/dump/...
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Who is this multiple “unknown (google)” user on SU?

There are a few of them, example: Click on the 'Users' tab and sort by name, they show as "unknown (Google), however they don't show up when you filter the user results. Some of them even post ...
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What kind of questions are allowed on super user?

I asked a question on super user about compatibility between windows 7 and sims 2. https://superuser.com/questions/56548/is-it-possible-to-run-sims-2-work-on-windows-7-closed It got closed. Is ...
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Please merge the ms-access tag into microsoft-access on Super User

On Super User, microsoft-access has 13 questions while ms-access has 6. No questions have both tags. Also, two questions are tagged 'access' when one of the above would be more appropriate (access is ...
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Why so many barriers for newcomers on this dicussion forum?

In this age of fluid information exchange it seems odd that a site such as this one, that gives the impression of representing super users, would actually contribute to raising barriers to ...
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Please help me distinguish between “Question” and “Discussion”

I posted this question earlier today on SuperUser: What was your biggest waste of money and what should you have bought instead? I think it's a legitimate question, because I've spent a lot of money ...
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Mac and osx tag usage on SU

I see there are a lot of questions tagged mac (749) and even more tagged osx (860) on SuperUser. However, I find the usage of the tags to be quite inconsistent. A lot of people tag their questions mac ...
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Is the superuser site the place for troubleshooting?

I'm having problems with VirtualBox, and I want to know if SuperUser is the right place to troubleshoot the issue.
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Is there a way to change the way items are displayed in my profile on SuperUser?

Is there a way to change the way items are displayed in my profile on SuperUser? I would like to display my questions and answers in the order of newest to oldest, but I can find no way to set this.
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On which trilogy site does a “meta-computing” question belong?

I posted the question Best Practices for managing virtual personae to SU some time ago and it received very little attention. Maybe this is because it is not the appropriate place to ask the question....
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Very frustrating user experience

I had a very difficult question that I urgently needed an answer to. It got buried very quickly. Is there anyway to bump a question higher in the questions list? (possible answer) How do I ask ...
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Why are the tags on my page arranged reverse alphabetically?

I just noticed. They are opposite of what I though they would be!! Have a look: https://superuser.com/users/8829/eskay
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Should we curb down on “most useful” questions?

Possible Duplicate: Can we please have more strictness on SU? I know they're useful, but it's getting rather annoying. SU is overrun by all sorts of most useful questions. I wouldn't mind this ...
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Is Super User only for *personal* computers?

What about other computing questions, about things such as PDAs? I guess this is kind of related to Are iPhone, iPod, iPod touch questions computer related (SuperUser)?
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Should we encourage SO and SF users to answer on SU?

I find the quality and quantity of answers on SO/SF to be substantially better than on SU. Troubleshooting questions on SU often get boxed answers from the first few Google hits. Same goes with How-...
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Sites similar to SU where I can ask general questions?

Possible Duplicate: Where can I ask questions that aren’t programming questions? I wanted to know from where i can get answers to my general questions same as this site is for General ...
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SuperUser tag for Adobe Photoshop [closed]

I am looking for a little guidance from the community. Earlier today, I answered a question on SuperUser. After looking at the other Adobe-related tags already existing on SuperUser, I retagged the ...
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Why does SuperUser have such a horrific colour scheme?

I'll give you that it looks fairly unique, but looking like one of those awful Windows 3.1 / 95 themes you might discover a relative using does not evoke "Power User" in me!
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Why was my SuperUser post about video games closed?

Possible Duplicate: Are video game questions appropriate for superuser? Why was this SuperUser post about video games closed? I feel video games are software and that this post should be ...
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Tag styling on superuser

The tags on superuser has a 3-4 px thick blue border. Because of this, I find lists of questions a bit hard to read compared to stackoverflow.com. The border takes the focus away from the titles, ...
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What “mobile” questions are good for superuser.com?

What "mobile" questions are suitable for superuser.com? If I ask how to configure a certain handset model so that the alarm clock rings in vibrate mode, then it seems to me this is 100% mobile and ...
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Question closed because superusers think Second Life is a video game (it's a virtual world)

I did a total dumbass thing and asked a question on stackoverflow about Second Life. Then it was moved to superuser.com and was closed because it related to video games. I don't see how this was ...
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What to do when a user asks the same question on two SO Family sites and the original gets migrated

This question here was migrated to SU after the OP, listening to a comment left for him, asked the same question there already. I don't have the rep to vote to close on SU, and I flag for moderator ...
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Should the “monitor” and “display” tags on Super User be merged?

Monitor and display, for practical purposes, mean the same thing, right? I propose that these two tags be merged on Super User. [monitor] × 85 [display] × 35 [monitor] & [display] 7 ...