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It's not a shopping rec question

This question got closed as asking for shopping suggestions: USB-Ethernet adapter for a laptop without Ethernet socket Instead of asking what to buy, try asking how to find out what suits your ...
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Do we need a separate site for “researchers”?

Does this proposal define a new site beyond Super User, Server Fault, Computational Science, Linux, and our other computing sites? Research Computing (proposal link) for research computing ...
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Blacklist Google?

google (the manufacturer meta tag, see Manufacturer & Company tags are back. Again), was cleaned up a little over a year ago. It stayed dead for almost a year, but starting in July of this year, ...
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How far should we take manufacturer meta tags?

We have tags for a number of companies that make only one type of equipment or software, like synaptics, wacom, aptana, and mikrotik. There are also companies like apc that make a range of products, ...
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Synonomize tags for new Firefox

Quantum is the release name for Firefox 57. It looks like people are referring to the new browser by either name, and we have tags for both. It is probably useful to have both tags, but they should ...
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Is the close vote on my question regarding hugo justified?

First thing first, it is my understanding that Superuser is for questions about computer software. Therefore I have posted a question regarding the use of hugo, which is static site generation tool. ...
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Send message in private in Superuser

OK, good day to you. I'm actually trying to answer some questions, and i need answers to some of mine. Really, all my posts are actually edited. No problem about that, nothing bad. But in fact i ...
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Is a valid answer to a problem a valid answer to a different question?

I'm not exactly sure how to formulate my problem, so I'll present it with the help of an example (which is the actual reason I ask this question). I asked a question (Delay audio for specific device) ...
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My answer was changed without being edited?

I posted an answer to the question FileZilla Server refusing connection - 425 error, where I copied an IP address from the post. I now find that this IP address was replaced by XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX, both ...
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How can “Community” post a bounty?

The post How to unhide 'Very Hidden' Worksheet has a bounty posted by Community, which says: One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty. As Community is not a ...
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Should WSL be a synonym for Windows Subsystem for Linux?

I noticed today that we currently have two tags for the same Windows 10 feature. WSL Windows-Subsystem-For-Linux. My suggestion is for WSL tag to become a synonym of the greater Windows Subsystem ...
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Where to post question about Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

As the title says: Is this the correct community to post questions about the Windows Subsystem for Linux Windows 10 feature? It is kind of based on Ubuntu but I guess not enough and questions would ...
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How to contact with moderator on Super User to discuss about a put on hold topic?

I want to contact with website moderators about editing and modifying the topic I asked about and they put it on hold. Because I want to know the parts to edit and also, sometimes even after you edit ...
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Canonical question for remapping keyboard keys

We have many questions regarding remapping keyboard keys on Windows. Should we make one of them a canonical question and close the others as dupes?
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Why are people voting to close my question?

How is CMD's convert command able to convert FAT to NTFS without data loss? I've recently updated the question to directly respond to criticism that the question is off-topic based on the claims ...
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SuperUser.com shares cookies with other SE sites?

I don't often come to SuperUser, but a lot on Travel.SE, Apple,SE, and various others. Typically, if I go from XX.stackexchange.com to YY.stackexchange.com, I remain logged in. And when I open a ...
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Make a [conversion] to proper tags

I couldn't think of a pun for the title that wouldn't sound more forced than witty, so the current title comes courtesy of Canadian Luke. Looking at the conversion tag, the vast majority of the ...
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Question about printer interpretation of colors

I have a question about my Super User post: Printer colors differ between ps/pdf draw commands and images Burgi raised the concern that the linked question might be a better fit for Graphic Design. ...
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Would this question about printing a webpage be on-topic on Super User?

I'm trying to print a Medium post: https://medium.com/@keeper6928/how-to-unit-test-machine-learning-code-57cf6fd81765 but no matter what I do, the code chunks get cropped. In the actual question, of ...
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Are questions about whether certain types of hardware exist on-topic on Super User?

Another SuperUser user voted to have my question closed as off-topic due to asking for recommendations. I asked whether 4K TVs with DisplayPort exist. That's not directly asking for recommendations, ...
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Why is the SuperUser Community so Arrogant and Toxic to New Users? [closed]

In the SuperUser forums, the majority of the comments have negative undertones and more focus is placed on subtle low-key comments that create a toxic culture by its very nature. Users ignore the ...
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Answer question with using WSL

Is this fine to answer WSL solution for a Windows10 related question which can be resolve using WSL in Windows 10?
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A removed user and their correlated Q&A Votes

Okay, so I noticed a -10 a few hours earlier and did some reading up on it and everything makes sense and seems pretty clear with regard to what happened, why it affected my rep, etc. What I saw ...
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Incorrect duplicate

Yesterday I asked this question about a flash drive. Today, I came back to look for answers and found that it had been marked as a duplicate. I was excited to learn that my question had already been ...
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Questions about removing enrollment from Chromebooks

I can see that more and more questions about this topic are posted on Super User or Unix & Linux. It usually goes like this: Someone bought a used Chromebook online (eBay, Amazon Marketplace, ...
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Why is the question and the answer down voted in this case?

I have a question about my Super User post: How to access from physical lan to wireless router? If someone gives a working answer better than I found, then I can change it. Or maybe edit the post to ...
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Should I perform a duck test when reviewing suggested edits?

Duck test: If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. In this case: If it behaves like the Original Poster, then it probably is the Original ...
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Deleting a question that was unsuitable

Why is not possible to delete a question where another user has posted an answer ? What if the original poster realized afterwards that it as in fact a bad question to ask; and perhaps should have ...
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Answers as comments - please resist the urge

I'm lifting this straight from Photography.se as I think they have a very good policy on this. I'm guilty of this too, but if it becomes policy then I shall also refrain. Many times, short answers ...
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superuser.com reputation point issue- not sure this was thought out very well

So, I had an issue, and googled it. I found the solution I needed on this site, and wanted to thank the person who wrote it. I am not a regular user of this site, so I created a user account and went ...
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Lots of Power Shell questions, low answers; none on first page

Are Power Shell scripting questions a good fit for Super User? Admittedly, my first thought is to ask on Stack Overflow, but I've been banned once and lost more rep than I've gained over there, so I ...
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Banned from suggesting edits

I've been temporarily banned from suggesting edits. I've been trying to find out how long that will last, and none of the help docs I've found have described it. I've checked: How long does a ban ...
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TrickleEdit test question 2

As asked by @Bob in TrickleEdit test question: This is a test question used while developing an extension. Please do not upvote or downvote this question. This question will be deleted ...
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TrickleEdit test question

This is a test question used while developing an extension. Please do not upvote or downvote this question. This question will be deleted when testing is complete.
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TrickleEdit: Queuing edits to prevent flooding

Is there a thing to queue edits and automatically apply them slowly (assuming there hasn't been a preempting edit)? — Ben N on chat Let's write a script! StackApps (placeholder): https://stackapps....
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Why Is SuperUser Designed to Be Hostile to Outsiders?

It appears that StackExchange sites, including SuperUser, are designed to convey hostility to newbies, non-professionals, and other outsiders whose form of expression is not advantaged by the ...
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discussion in number of views and tags

I have a question about my Super User post: SNMP : I HAVE 2 community name? I post this question from three deys , and until now the views number it's just 12 views so how we can increase the number ...
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Should a question be closed as a duplicate of a different question because the other has an answer to the “duplicate”?

Should a question be closed as a duplicate of a different question just because the other has an answer to the "duplicate"?
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Should I move my question/answer?

I asked a question here a few months ago which didn't receive any responses. I was able to solve my problem using an alternative method and posted the solution I used. After re-visiting this question ...
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Editing answers to closed questions?

This question is closed almost six years ago, however it now has 3 answers edited within one day. Edits are 1 2 and 3. All of them are done by the same user with currently around 200 reps. My ...
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How should I deal with link-only answers where the information in the link can't be copied?

Usually link-only answers are considered low quality and their author is encouraged to edit them to include the relevant part of the linked page in the answer itself and if they don't do so, their ...
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I'd like to ask a question about the lowest prices per TB storage service. Is this maybe something superuser should allow?

I know very subjective questions aren't allowed. And especially this rule says I shouldn't ask such questions here: What topics can I ask about here? ... and it is not about … ...
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How to report a proven wrong answer on Super User

This question has the actually correct answer directly beneath the wrongly as correct marked answer: How to turn off spelling and grammar check in OneNote on Windows 10 Can this somehow be changed?
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Comments disappearing on question [duplicate]

I commented earlier, on this question. Now, the comment is gone, along with at least 3 other comments both by the question author and at least one other user. The comments I remember, in order, were: ...
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Should we pair [unifying-receiver] with other [logitech-*] tags?

Logitech product tags exist in the form of [logitech-*] as outlined by yours truly on the Manufacturer & Company tag meta. However there's currently an outlier, which is the Logitech Unifying ...
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Why has this question been downvoted?

Based on the fact that it's a specific problem that applies to many people, could be invaluable to those using MediaMonkey, and has no answer anywhere else I was expecting it to get at least a handful ...
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Protect anonymity of 'no comment' down voters - while allowing other users to down vote them

As there are hundreds of comments on the issue of users down voting a question without leaving a comment - I believe it must be a serious issue to many users. Since some users don't feel it is ...
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Migrating this question killed the chances of getting a response

I asked this question here last week. It was quickly migrated to Android Enthusiasts and since moving has seen very few views, no answers and no comments. The AE site has so few members (3500 vs 13K ...
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“We are no longer accepting answers from this account. See the Help Center to learn more.”

Why did I get a ban for providing an answer to a question which was helpful. Firstly I am a new user to superuser. I did a question a few years ago. I came back and thought I would answer a question ...
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Change the close question text

Would it be possible to get the text in yellow box on questions closed for requesting hardware and software recommendations to contain a link to those respective sites? Below is a recent example. ...