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Clarify the Low Quality Posts review queue for answers

In the LQP review queue, some of the answers meet the criteria for flagging for moderator attention. Some are not flaggable but rather involve quality issues that moderators are not expected to deal ...
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Why was this user lambasted for using their real Domain Name in a DNS related question?

I don't find myself on SU very often, so I'll outright apologise for coming in and 'causing trouble' but this question caught my eye on the sidebar: Difference between pinging with and without http://...
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We're in the [same-state] as a messy tagged site

Does anyone know how to be an expert at same-state? Who are the experts that would benefit from this tag? Get rid of it!
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Unraveling the various types of [wiring]

wiring is an undefined tag that enjoys varied usage: computer circuitry network connections home electrical wiring (power/grounding) phone line wiring/connection networking over electrical or phone ...
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Tag cleanup: [interface]

interface is an undefined, ambiguous tag that appears to be unnecessary as a stand-alone tag. It is used to mean: network interface (existing specific tag) user interface (existing specific tag) ...
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Don't postpone fixing the [delay] tag

The delay tag is undefined and used in several ways. Many of the questions are about processing delays. Some are about postponing activity. Some are about external delays (like emails not being ...
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Do we need [privileges] and [permissions]?

I don't think we need either, but at the very least, privileges should be merged into permissions (or the other way around).
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Can we kill the consolidate tag?

Its not too bad, only 10 uses of it, and Its easy to eliminate. Its got no tag wiki, and as such it won't be missed if we drag it out somewhere and bury it. Its a classic metatag apparently used with ...
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Screen Recording and Screen Capturing tags

I would merge desktop-recording (x8) and screen-recorder (x18) into screen-capture (x122). After that, should we — per Daniel's suggestion — try to split up screen-capture into more precise tags, i.e....
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I am confused why I failed this audit

I received this audit in the First Answers queue: https://superuser.com/review/first-answers/1243942 I am sure I downvoted the post, and it has in fact been deleted. So why did I fail it?
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Mobile Mark 25 bench marking software question

Is this site appropriate for asking a question about the Mobile Mark Benchmarking Software? Especially if I am having issues with running it?
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Reference new ChatGPT / AI policy in the Help Center

I've recently flagged a few answers as suspected ChatGPT generated answers. These answers came from a new user. It occurred to me to reference the help center when commenting to the user, however ...
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Review Audit Test failed - Why

I just failed this review audit, but I think that it probably is designed wrong as I wanted to Share Feedback that the answer needs supporting information, as there is no source linked to the claim ...
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Merge [tag:speech-recognition] with [tag:speech-to-text]

speech-recognition and speech-to-text seem synonymous. Let's merge them?
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Should we have a question regarding how to minimize the impact of Windows 10 reboots for updates on your workflow?

We sometimes get questions from Windows 10 users who are asking for help after their Windows 10 machine rebooted while they were away, leading to lost work. These users sometimes mention offhandedly ...
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Why was NAA flag on link-only answer declined?

I just flagged this answer:      Text: Have a look at this article: Unicode Easy Keyboard Layout for XKB as “not an answer” because it is a textbook1 example of a link-only answer.  What’s ...
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What is the difference between the file-types and filetype tags?

What is the difference between the file-types and filetype tags? Is it best to leave them as two separate tags or merge them together?
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How to make good tag wiki excerpts for software tags?

I recently came across the tag deluge which apparently is a BitTorrent client. Seeing that the tag had no excerpts but a few questions I wanted to add one so that users can easily see what deluge is. ...
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Should there be a V6 Specific Powershell Tag

Version 6 of Powershell is significantly different from every prior version. Unless I am completely missing it there is not currently a V6 specific tag. I believe that there should be one. The ...
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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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Usefulness of product line tags?

Product Lines Some model names describe a specific piece of equipment, so the name is synonymous with its unique characteristics. In other cases, it's a product line covering numerous models aimed ...
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Merge [IP] with [IP-address]

ip and ip-address cover the same topic. Please merge them.
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"blocking" is too generic

blocking includes questions about all kinds of software and problems, from Make computer lock itself after 30 minutes of continued usage to Block ONLY Google Ads and Block outgoing connection to a ...
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Are these Fail2Ban, Munin and “Failed password” related questions more appropriate for Server Fault?

While I spend a good chunk of time here on Super User, my day-to-day/work-a-day head is in the Linux server administration world. A lot of times there’s overlap between “power user” needs and server ...
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Restoring deleted questions and answers here on Superuser…

I don't know how I did but it appears I have deleted all of my questions and answers here on Superuser. How do I restore them? I want to restore them and then go through them so I can "mark" the right ...
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Are certain kinds of link-only answers acceptable?

A previous question focused on whether link-only answers that contribute something helpful, but not an actual solution, should be converted to a comment. My question here is whether certain kinds of ...
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Can we convert older (question body format) duplicate notices to the new, not editable duplicate format?

Duplicates used to be handled by the system putting some markup in the question body, like so: > **Possible Duplicate:** > [Title of the Duplicate Question](http://superuser.com/) <!-- ...
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Normalize [normalize]

normalize is used mostly to mean equalizing volume. However, some questions use the tag to mean standardize the format of a document or spreadsheet. Although there are not yet any examples, the term ...
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Can we pair off [pairing] with [bluetooth]?

pairing is a tag specifically for pairing bluetooth devices, according to it's Wiki. However I'm not convinced it's different enough of a topic area from bluetooth to warrant it's own tag. Should we ...
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Should we recalibrate the [calibration] tag?

The calibration tag is another broad tag that includes questions about calibrating displays, mice, batteries, printers, etc. I think it is helpful to have tags specifically about calibration issues, ...
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Do we need the [downtime] tag?

I can not see any possible use for the downtime tag, and there are only 7 questions tagged with it. Should we remove it?
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Deletion of [tag:wrong]

I believe that the wrong should be deleted. It is not description and I do not see how it could be applied to any question.
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About [crash] and [freeze] tags

(I did point this out earlier in the now defunct June tag cleanup post as a comment, but this way I can discuss it better). Now... as per the June cleanup audit, the freeze tag was uncovered in the ...
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Tag prefixes (like wireless-networking and networking)

I know that there are easy ways to deal with tags like windows and windows-7 (specifically, windows-7 includes windows). What happens with tags like wireless-networking and networking? It seems like ...
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[internet], [connection] and [internet-connection]

First of all, there are 91 questions tagged with internetconnection (both) that should be retagged with internet-connection. Second, what's the difference between internet and internet-connection? ...
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What should we do with [diy]?

The diy (do it yourself, x22) tag covers computer-building in the sense of assembling your own machine repair in the sense of doing the repair yourself "DIY" alone doesn't really have a purpose. ...
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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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Reviewing edits that substantively modify an answer

What is the appropriate way to handle these kinds of edit reviews? The edit claims that some facet of an answer is wrong and proposes replacing the "incorrect" part with the correct information. ...
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Are Matrix.org questions in-topic? Also about Tag #matrix.org

I would like to discuss about questions related to #matrix.org, and discussing about a new related Tag for SuperUser. What is Matrix.org The Matrix.org is an Open Source, decentralized, distributed, ...
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Review queue "Late answers" - flag when choice was "recommend deletion"?

When reviewing "Late answers", many of them are not actually answers but comments, other questions and so on (as you can select when saying "recommend deletion"). If I choose to ...
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What's unclear about this question on how to configure Acrobat so that it runs an Acrobat Javascript script whenever a PDF is opened?

I asked the question: I wrote an Acrobat Javascript script. How can I configure Acrobat so that it runs a Acrobat Javascript script whenever a PDF is opened in Acrobat? It was closed as "needs ...
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Add updated tag and change accepted answer or keep aging question as is

I asked a question in 2013 and it was answered sub-optimally with the best workaround available at the time so I accepted that answer. The question recently had a bounty offered on it and someone ...
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Are questions about Chromebook apps off topic?

I'm baffled at the closure of Distinguishing between Chrome OS apps and Android apps. How is this about anything other than "computer software and personal and home computer networking," two ...
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How to learn how to solve my own computing problems

This site has been very helpful and useful for me over the years. I am usually able to solve whatever problem I am having. But I would like to learn more for myself so I don't always have to come here ...
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My question was marked as duplicate but it's really not

I recently asked this question about a strange behaviour my computer was having. It had recorded keystrokes I've made one month ago, leading to think about a possible malware/keylogger infection. It ...
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shouldn't a spam post not bump a post up after the spam post is removed?

I notice this old thread How can I migrate mails from Yahoo! Mail to Google Apps? got bumped up it got bumped up because a spam post was made. the spam post was removed but it remained bumped up.
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How to get questions out of the Phantom Zone?

The Phantom Zone In the last few days, I've encountered several questions stuck in the Phantom Zone. Here's the basic scenario: A poor quality question, unanswerable as-is, is posted. It gets ...
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Asking detailed and varient of an old(9 years) closed question

I have come across a problem which was already asked here in a very general way in 2010. That question was closed citing as overly broad, vague, ambiguous etc. Now, I have tried many things on this ...
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Relocating an Answer to a More Specific Question

I wrote an answer to a question, which was only tangentially related to the general concept of the question. Later I discovered that there already exists another question that my answer would ...
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