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If a question is put “on hold” but I have answered, should I remove the answer?

Context: You will notice on the topic What is Facebook's privacy policy regarding photos? that it has been put [on hold]. However it was done after I had posted an answer. Question: At the time,...
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This audit is ridiculous! [duplicate]

I just hit this audit in the First Posts review queue, which points to this question, which I’ll quote here in case it gets deleted: Why is “No scripts” not activated by default in Tor Browser? ...
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Rename [macos-sierra] to [osx-sierra]

According to some searching and this meta post, it seems that [macos-*] was changed to [osx-*]. However, it looks like macos-sierra didn't make it, or the rule was forgotten. I believe it should be [...
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What do we do with plagiarism?

There are many answers here which, due to the fact we don't like link only answers, are copies from other websites. We can include a link to the source. Without this link, it's plagiarism. I'm also ...
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Low-Reputation Comment Editing

I understand that users with less than 50 reputation can't comment, but sometimes answers from such low-reputation users get converted to comments by moderators, so it's possible that such comments ...
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Promotional text in answer

On this answer, there is a text and link that seems like promoting a service from the user. The answer itself seems good. It does not disclose its affiliation, though, although can be inferred from ...
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Is application-error an error?

We have a tag, application-error, with 79 questions. Since a good percentage of software questions could be labeled "application error", it is not only meta, but does nothing to differentiate ...
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Many models, same manufacturer and the same question

There are a lot of switches and routers out there whose manuals doesn't specify whether or not they're supporting Jumbo Frames. Searching for it on the web doesn't bring up any good answers so it's ...
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Should autoplay be updated

autoplay currently shows the following description Automatically running programs from inserted discs, USB flash drives, etc. This suggests that something physical has to start. However, auto play ...
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Ship [shipping] to /dev/null

We have six questions tagged shipping. The tag has no description and there seems to be no clear usage for it. I would like to remove it completely. Opinions please.
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Claim edit done while logged out

I edited this answer: https://superuser.com/a/435420/135459 but didn't realize I was logged out. Can / should I do anything to mark that edit as mine? Since it was entered as an unregistered user, it'...
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Setting to send me an email when somone comments/answers?

Is there a setting to send me an email when someone comments on an "Answer" I posted? I poked around in my profile settings, and didn't find anything. I found a thread about removing the US Keyboard ...
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Burninate [tiles]; Retag as [live-tiles]

A majority of the questions tagged with tiles (27 questions) appear to be about the live-tiles (42 questions) introduced in Windows 8. I don't think the tag should be added as a synonym, since "Tiles"...
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Removing ALL similar answers instead of removing duplicates?

I was looking for an answer to the question How do I copy/paste into VirtualBox? I found two such questions here but none contained the answer that I need. After I figured out the answer myself I ...
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Excel questions should not be on SuperUser, another StackExchange should exist for it

SuperUser is a site for answering technical questions about Operating Systems such as Linux (even though another forum exists for it as well), Windows, Mac, etc. Yet, the SuperUser StackExchange gets ...
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No other moderates in this forum? can any person help me?

you should help and learn new users. you should not use your power to removed them from contributing!!!! the detail of my previous question and problem was be in end of the text in box. all things ...
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Which proper action should be taken to handle this suspicious post?

Recently I see through this question: How to paste text into input fields that block it? There is a late answer includes a link which it looks to be suspicious: From what I read in other site meta ...
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How to handle pointless answers when reviewing?

The "Late answers" queue often contains answers that are pointless: 5 years later, the software has likely changed and the question may already have accepted answers. flag for deletion (VLQ? INOMI?) ...
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Inquiry about topic to ask in superuser forum

I have a question about the Microsoft part number that comes with some Microsoft software products boxes like Office and Windows 10. I would like to ask what part is the number defined as? What is it ...
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Merging multi part answer for a question?

If there is a multiple part answer for question what would be the best way to merge them? On the question Is there a way to search for files by hash value? there are two answers by the user ...
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Why put on hold by Dave and DavidPostill?

This is my question Saving website leads to incomplete save. Flagged as off topic but i think It is software realted, or in which stackexchange should i ask this instead? Can someone tell me why is ...
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A useful question was put on hold after six years due to software recommentation, how to respond?

I've been pondering this for the last couple of days. I was researching ways to verifiy ripped audio files and found this question which I found very useful. I thought it was a good sensible question....
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Merge [product-key] and [license-key]

product-key and license-key tags seem to be synonyms.
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Should we look up existing answers when reviewing?

Today I got an audit (which I passed because I tried to edit it - it throws a "has been deleted" error) of a seemingly good answer (I lost the link). The answer is good, however it has been removed ...
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Choosing a canonical question for “Is my processor 32-bit or 64-bit?”

Super User has several questions asking how to check whether they have a 32-bit or 64-bit Operating System, and how to check if their CPU is 64-bit capable. The majority combine both questions into ...
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Merge [transparent] and [transparency]

I propose merging transparent (34 questions) with transparency (79 questions). I think it's pretty clear to see why they should be merged. ... ... yeah, that pun was pretty terrible, even by retag ...
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Should I handle rude fragments myself? or is it better to get moderator involved?

I flagged a question as rude because of Edit: whoever downvoted this question is a [rude part here]. Note: the question wasn't rude as a whole, only this one sentence was. One of the moderators ...
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Leaving a comment on non-answers

I have recently seen a non-answer in the First posts review queue that got me thinking: In addition to flagging as NAA, should I also leave the new user a comment, explaining that answer posts are ...
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How long before marking as unclear

Please consider the following made up question. I have something wrong with my computer and I can't do this and that. Usually I can but in this case, something goes wrong. I have also provided an ...
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Upvoting interesting or seems useful answer, without knowing its accuracy

So, I've been upvoting several answers and questions that catch my interest, mainly because: it's well written the topic shares my interest it might be helpful to me in the future - yes, I know there'...
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Image modification tag cleanup

We have a number of tags relating to image modification: image-editing (189 Q) image-processing (85 Q) image-manipulation (25 Q) image-transparancy (10 Q). None of the tags have a definition, and ...
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Would this optical media question be considered on-topic?

We have had a few questions in the past about the longevity of optical media. For example: Do pressed disks CD/DVD ROMS have longer life than CD-R/DVD-R’s?, which focused on the useful life of ...
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Time to [exchange] with [microsoft-exchange]

In 2011, Microsoft products were retagged to include Microsoft in the tag title. (See 'Can we please standardize the Microsoft tags?') Because of this, we have consistently named tags for microsoft-...
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Canonical question on PXE/“no bootable device” errors, help us close the duplicates

We get variations of what is essentially the same question all the time: the system doesn't start Windows, dropping to PXE boot and failing and/or throwing a "no bootable device" or similar error. The ...
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Windows Features?

We actually have a windows-features tag (with 29 questions). I would just nuke it, but there are 29 questions. Any conceivable reason not to?
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Is handlebar a technical term that I am unaware of?

Please excuse my poor attempt at humour in the title, but should this suggested edit have been rejected? I see two three issues with this post: The term MacOS should be used with versions 7.5.1 ...
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Why is this question being voted to be closed?

I think my question is well-framed, within subject, and systemic. Maybe it's not possible to do what I want to do, but I think the question is valid. So, why is it being voted to be closed? How to ...
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Is this a review bug to the dreaded test questions

I was in review doing the duty and saw a very unclear question so I took action as such: Suggest the OP edit the question along with the other usual language I use in such cases because their ...
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Link-only answer - but already self-explanatory

links to a zip containing drivers for Windows running in Bootcamp. I think the answer is pretty self-explanatory, but somehow I don't feel right to just leave them at is. I don't know what to comment ...
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To edit or not within 5 minutes if sensitive material

I've noticed that there is the 5 minute grace period where edits are not visible, Can Moderators See Edits Made to Answers Within 5 Minutes?. The problem is, if I were to edit some one's post within ...
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how to get question un-held?

I asked this question yesterday and it was put "on hold" by a moderator. I edited the question to remove the offending language and make the question more clear, but the question is still "on hold." ...
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Migrated Posts gets downvote cleared but reputation not restored?

I posted a slightly off-topic post in Super User, got downvoted, then admin migrated my post to Stack Overflow, although the downvote has been cleared, but my deducted reputation wasn't restored. is ...
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Do I need to post more details in this question?

I posted this question a day ago but it has not received many views and I haven't received any feedback for it. What can I do to attract more attention towards this question? How can I improve it? ...
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What is the etiquette of linking files in SuperUser? [duplicate]

This is inspired by this answer Personally, I'm always be on guard when someone on internet share files on private file sharing sites, like mediafire, google drive, and such. This one, particularly, ...
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Send out [newsletters]

newsletters has no usage guidance, there are 14 questions tagged with it, mainly about format of newsletters, or sending newsletters in e-mail. I see it from time to time as a favoured tag of spam ...
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How long should we wait to flag Low-Quality on barely acceptable answer?

Inspired by this answer This answer does seem attempt to answer the question, but is unfinished when posted (although it did got edited after I reminded the author). Left as is, the question will ...
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Duplicate question, but different?

Inspired by this question Already read this meta question for duplicate with different environment, and I can see the question should be left open because it is a Windows 8, not Windows 7. However, ...
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Do questions about Discord belong on Super User or Web Applications?

discord is a voice and text chat program similar to Skype and Teamviewer. It's available both as a downloadable desktop application for Windows/Mac/Linux, and as an in-browser Web Application. My ...
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Why was my question put on hold?

I asked a question about whatsapp: Is there an option to remove the "administrative" messages from a whatsapp chat? and it wos put on hold because: "This question is not about computer ...
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Is popularity a criterion on which to decide whether or not to keep a question open?

I recently find this question "How to create a table with all the combinations of 0 and 1". The statement is clear. It's popular, many visits, many answers. But... The effort shown to find a ...