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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 ...
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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 ... ... I noticed that "spam" was missing from that list. Along ...
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