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Do we need the [crapware] tag?

This question brought to my attention the [crapware] tag, in this context being used to refer to IE9. In fact there are 6 tagged questions this way, so it's hardly a widespread issue, but it's better ...
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Shouldn't 'mark favorite' give the same reputation as an up vote? Or even more?

I suggest that marking a question as favorite should give at least as much reputation to the writer than upvoting the question... After all, if the user intends to come back to the question later, it ...
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Why isn't reputation passed between Stack Exchange sites?

I don't understand it, why do we have to make our reputation separately on Stack Overflow, Server Fault and Super User even if the accounts are linked?
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Call to vote: Synonyms

I have found synonyms to all these tags, please vote up or down if you are eligible on to do so (2000 rep), 4 votes creates the association -2 votes kills it. bittorrent colors shell-script virtual-...
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Should we bury the old tag?

My tag crusade continues The next tag I want to banish becaus I think it is a meta-tag is old Is this a good idea?
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Computer build question

A new question about computer building was recently closed with the "Off Topic" reason. But the close text is a bit misleading: Questions on Super User are expected to generally relate to computer ...
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Is command-line a meta tag?

I noticed that command-line had no tag-wiki. So I thought I might try to add one. Unfortunately I wasn't among the top 20 answerers in that tag so I couldn't do it. I then thought about the bash tag(*...
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Why are questions off-topic for Super User being migrated from other trilogy sites?

It's unbelievable that Super User is still being used as a dumping ground especially for questions not on-topic on Stack Overflow. Latest example: https://superuser.com/questions/194442/recommended-...
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Should we delete the [homework] tag?

The homework tag is a meta-tag, which is explicitly discouraged. Should we delete the homework tag from all questions? Although a question may be about homework, there's nothing useful gained by ...
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Asking for netbook recommendation

I've been thinking about getting a netbook as a supplement to my laptop, which would be my primary computer. I have some criteria for the netbook, but am not too fixated on brand or model. I browsed ...
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Add Another Answer—Why?

What exactly is the point of the Add Another Answer button? What would we need to do with it that we can't do by adding another clause to our already existing answer?
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Pick an easter egg for chat.superuser!

On chat.meta.stackoverflow, there's a little easter egg where text entered as [status-blah] will be rendered as a moderator only tag. We'd like to do something similar, but specific to superuser -...
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Super Contest Winners: Week 4

This post is to document the week 4 winners of the Super User Super Contest, for the week ending Monday, September 13. Congratulations to our winners this week! Best rookie performance by Linker3000 ...
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Are "Hackintosh" questions allowed?

I've seen questions about pirating software down voted and closed. I'm wondering if Hackintosh questions are also disallowed? If so, why?
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Should questions be edited to show images in-line?

Looking at the first version of this question. The image link provided in the question points to an imgur URL, so probably was uploaded using the magic now built in to the site. So, should this be ...
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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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