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Retag [mikrotik] to [mikrotik-routeros] or [mikrotik-swos]

mikrotik is a manufacturer meta-tag. Mikrotik makes a variety of routers, but for all intents and purposes they have two main products: RouterOS and SwOS (their operating system for switches). I ...
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I don't mean to be a [git], but shouldn't we encourage people to ask on Stack Overflow?

There are currently 1824 git questions on Super User. While they're on-topic here, there's 96,800 git questions on Stack Overflow, and having questions on different Stack Exchange sites means that ...
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Delete redundant [microsoft-dynamics] tags

Note: The question has been revised since Mokubai posted the comment below. It originally looked like all of the microsoft-dynamics tags referred just to CRM, and the question suggested synonomizing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I configure Opera to be able to use the built-in VPN and Super User's website?

Visiting Super User from Google when searching for a question shows a page not found. I kept thinking that the Super User deleted information so I used web-archive to find pages. But then once I ...
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Tags related to time and clocks

I believe that questions marked with time-zone should be re-tagged with time, and time-zone should then be made a synonym for time. Mentioning the phrase "time zone" in the title and/or body of the ...
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Need a better description for [Support] tag

Can we make a better tag wiki for [Support]? The current text is very unclear: Better Super User through use and working out why things are or how to better your experience here. Proposal based on ...
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Is there a better site for this question?

Wondering if I should move https://superuser.com/questions/768807/how-to-see-my-own-domain-from-host-server to another site? Or if it belongs here, what I might do to improve it, since it is being ...
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Eliminate results

Meta tag results has four questions, zero followers, and zero utility. Can we nuke it?
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Captcha freezes and does nothing

I try to post The captcha bot (are you a human ?) appears I guess the right letters A text field appears on the screen, asking me to cut and paste into another text field. I do that. Nothing else ...
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My bounty is expiring with no new answers or comments; how else can I draw attention to it?

I have a bounty with an upcoming expiration deadline. There were no comments, answers, or even votes on this question prior to placing the bounty. There are still no comments, answers, or votes. The ...
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How to ask a question about whether an ICT related product is genuine or not (APC UPS in this case)?

I have been trying to ask a question regarding whether an APC product is genuine or not. The result is that such a question is put on hold within 24 hours and completely removed within a few days. ...
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What to do with questions that you have "given up on"?

I used to have a problem with Firefox portable but for various reasons decided not to use it. So now what should I do regarding answers to this question? I can't test any of them as I don't have ...
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Should we merge tags `sublime-text`, `sublime-text-2` and `sublime-text-3`?

Whenever I ask a question regarding sublime text, I always include all three of these tags in order to attract the attention of anyone who has any one of them subscribed. This is because the programs ...
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Make a decision on [decision-tree]

decision-tree is an undefined meta tag with two questions, both of them closed. Recommend deleting the tag.
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Normalize [database]

database is largely a meta tag. Unlike the spreadsheet tag, its definition doesn't cover a non-meta usage, although there is some non-meta usage among the questions. It looks like the vast majority ...
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Eliminate [annoyance]

annoyance is a meta tag that serves only to diminish any question it is attached to. Actually, it's not even a meta tag, it's a comment tag. Recommend simply deleting it (4 questions, which makes ...
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tag cleanup: [editor]

I was looking for an example for my question on tag definitions and came across editor, which isn't the best example because it obviously needs tag cleanup. So this is a tag cleanup request. In ...
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Invalid review question? Can it be removed from the audit queue?

The answer in this review looks good enough to me - unless there is a context where this suggestion has been 'answered' so often that it is spam, but that cannot be seen from the audit. It's not the ...
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Cleaning [gigabyte] tag

I saw that the gigabyte tag said "Use this tag for questions concerning gigabyte technology, a hardware manufaturer - not filesize." (I also submitted a suggested edit for the typo in the tag wiki - ...
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Getting downvotes I don't understand

Could someone please tell me what's wrong with this question I asked?, it first got a downvote and no answers, shortly later I changed the question and still I got downvoted again. I'v asked alot of ...
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Why the Post appears which is already reviewed?

Whenever I go to review First Posts. It shows the Posts that are already reviewed or edited by the Moderators or other 2K+ users? Then why does it shows those Post that are already reviewed? Any ...
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Is the `windows-8.1-preview` tag really needed?

As the title says, is the windows-8.1-preview tag really needed, especially as we're near the release of the Windows 9 Developer Preview (or beta, whatever it is). The Windows 8.1 Preview is over a ...
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Dealing with "Request for Work" type questions

First off, this is what our main closure and off topic dialogs look like at present: SO seems to be tackling "Request for Work" type questions head on as per https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Are questions about the Windows 8 upgrade offer too localized?

There are quite a lot of questions about the Windows 8 upgrade. You could reason that (some) of these questions are too localized as the offer expires at the 31st of Januari 2013. I just asked the ...
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Which forums can we point people to when they're asking for shopping recommendations?

Every once in a while, people ask for plain hardware shopping advice, which is off topic per our FAQ. However, there are probably countless forums that deal with hardware, and possibly even encourage ...
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What is the problem with this question?

Can someone explain with words, how is this question: NFS Server/Client administration of multiple machines through a GUI ... off-topic from SuperUser? Just to clearly point out that I've read the ...
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How to ask in Meta with only 1 reputation?

I’m trying to clarify the answer of a user on a question. However, I cannot reply to his post (ie: comment on his answer. thanks TheGrandPackard for pointing out this possible ambiguity) in order to ...
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Strange behaviour of audit

In first questions review, I've downvoted the following question and I got: What's wrong to downvote such a question?
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“Please do not vote to close spam.” Why?

On a recent piece of spam, a user (Ramhound) stated: “Please do not vote to close spam.“ Why? Should we just downvote and close as spam? What is the harm in voting to close as off topic? Wouldn’t ...
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Hackintosh vs. fair use

Note: Cross-posted on SE Law to get thoughts from legal experts there. Follow up question to Revisit the Hackintosh policy. Use case: I create a userscript (in a [licenced] Windows or a Linux) and ...
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Do we still do 'general' questions comparing technology?

Well - at some point in future, budget allowing, I'd be looking at getting new monitors. When I got my current one, It was basically TN and IPS in my size range. Since then there's a lot more ...
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Reviewing questions including "is there a script" about userscripts

Tl;Dr: I'm reviewing open questions about userscripts. During this review I might suggest edits and flag posts. The intention of this post is to share my current ideas about the edits that I think ...
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What to do with (possibly incorrect) revision rollbacks

I did a bit of touch-up on a question, which made it - in my view - a little bit more readable. However, the OP decided to revert it. I would appreciate a little feedback if my correction were ...
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How to know where my question belongs to

Is there some decision diagram, how to determine where my question belongs to? Often it's hard to decide if my question is for Superuser × Stack Overflow, Superuser × Android Enthusiast × Ask ...
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Could I have answered this any better?

This question was asked, with the key component of the question being how do I review someone else's activity? I answered with a solution, and after receiving comments from the Asker, added another ...
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No user identified in an answer to this question

How do I pass multiple commands to START in Windows Command Line? no user or options to close, edit etc, whats the deal? No direct link to share either.
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Asking about replacement/change of Micro-USB and USB-C on topic?

I have a small Bluetooth device that is currently in need of a replacement charge port. it is currently using a Micro-USB port, but I thought I might be able to upgrade to a USB-C port instead (purely ...
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What was the right way to ask this question?

I have absolutely no idea what is the right way to ask this question. Diagram for Text Syntax To my own understanding I did not seek for "product, service, or learning material". Can you ...
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Is asking how to configure an IDE for debugging on topic?

I can't figure out how to configure Visual Studio Code to debug PHP with xdebug. Would it be on topic to ask here? I am looking for a "How to" which actually works.
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I'm confused... Should I ask this in serverfault?

I have a question about my Super User post: Setting up a VPN server for LAN access over the internet using OpenVPN in linux Should I consider asking this in serverfault?? This question is involved in ...
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Why can’t I login and stay logged in on Super User but can when logging into Stack Overflow?

I have changed my password for the 10th time today on Super User. Every time I try to login in it tells me username or password incorrect in every browser I use. I tried using the Chrome password ...
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High-quality question closed and deleted before I had time to respond

About a week or so ago I asked and answered a question on using the AWS command line tool. I put a lot of work and effort into the answer, and was highly surprised to find that it got closed as off-...
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Should I delete my answer after finding a similar answer on a SuperUser sister site?

I apology if this question has already been answered in any form. Today, I answered this question. I knew the answer will be found in archive.org website, so went there, copied the relevant ...
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Can/should we do anything about old "unanswered" questions being bumped when they have an answer?

Previous questions have dealt with similar issues: 1. Is there anything we can do about ancient questions being bumped? Conclusion I: Valueless questions getting repeatedly bumped is a problem. They ...
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Why was this access question closed as off topic, and what community would be better suited for it?

I posted this here earlier, but it was closed as off-topic. I figured since it was access related, which is software related, this was the best fit community. If that is not the case, could someone ...
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