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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 ...
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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?
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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 right ...
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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
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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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