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Let user specify main tag for a question

I observed that a web page title for questions asked here is generated by the first tag + full question. However the ordering for the tags is fixed once added, unless one removes all tag and re-add ...
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Bad audit question - failed audit on question that should have been closed

I just failed the following close vote audit https://superuser.com/review/close/354906. The question is asking about an issue on a work pc in a corporate network. As it stands the question should ...
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Duplication issues with three SSD Windows freezing questions

I noticed three similar questions that are a little outside my ballywick and am hoping someone can recommend what, if anything, should be done with them. SSD causes my Windows 7 installation to ...
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Standard Question Guidance

We get a lot of questions that fall into some common themes, like BSOD, network issues, USB issues, flash drive issues, laptop battery/power pack issues, etc. Often, the person will be clueless about ...
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Synonymize ipkg and opkg, or not?

There's ipkg (where development has stalled) and its fork opkg (a package manager used by eg. OpenWRT, actively maintained). OpenWRT is used in home networking by enthusiasts, which is on-topic here. ...
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Should we plan a celebration?

SU is rapidly approaching 1/4 million questions. Shouldn't the person who asks the 250,000th question get some balloons or something?
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Community Wiki article about shrinking Windows 7 for SSD

I would like to create Community Wiki question about shrinking Windows 7 for SSD drives. SSD drives become cheap, many people ask about this and there is no single thread about this. Today I wrote ...
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Compute a solution for [spreadsheet]

spreadsheet is a meta tag but it has a definition that describes when it would be relevant (spreadsheet software in general and interoperability between spreadsheet programs). That sounds like ...
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Time for [wake-up] to go back to [sleep]

The tag wake-up is used mainly to describe the process of waking up from sleep. I think that the process of system sleep/wake-up are too similar, (and ultimately about the same process) to warrant ...
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Where does the Rep go when an answer is deleted?

I was performing reviews and down voted an answer...-1 rep and I get that. Now it seems that answer may be deleted. I went through my voting stuff and do not see it in there. I thought before that ...
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Merge: [charging] into [battery]

I don't see why charging should be a seperate topic area from battery, any battery will need to deal with charging, and any 'battery expert' is also going to know how to troubleshoot charging issues ...
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Is there a retirement home for “closed” meta questions?

I'm thinking primarily of tag cleanup requests, but this might apply to certain other questions, also. The active questions list can fill up with things like tag cleanup requests. At some point, ...
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Would the Super User community be interested in a Soldering post?

My TV has finally reached it's doom, and the convergence chips have gone out. I've ordered new chips and will be removing the olds to be replaced with the new. This will require de-soldering the old ...
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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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Receive notifications when one's own questions are linked to in another post?

Often in a question, answer, or comment, someone will post a link to another existing related superuser question. For now let us refer only to the posts where this is done because the posts are ...
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How to ask more when a question already exists by other author?

I'd like to ask more in this question What is the "Automatic Maintenance"? in the way that I want to know what EXACTLY is done during maintenance (ie a command/script that shows a full list ...
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Why is there no way to look at progress towards different badges?

Does anyone know why there is no ability to view progress/statistics towards particular badges or just have the overall ability to look at progress for accounts? I feel like this would be very ...
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Bad name for [modern-ui] tag

modern-ui was AFAIK never the official name from Microsoft. It was always either knows by the codename “Metro”, by the internally used name “Immersive” or by the moniker “Windows Store apps” Request: ...
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Merge [laptop-repair] into [repair]

repair x 247 laptop-repair x 81 I think these laptop-repair should be merged into repair - just like battery and laptop-battery - (link). Questions about laptop repair can be tagged with laptop and ...
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Retagging [find][replace] questions with [find-and-replace]

Please retag questions tagged with findreplacement with the find-and-replace tag. I know I could do it myself, manually, but I thought it would be better to post about it here on meta first. I've ...
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How should be approach Windows 8 Store apps tags?

There are times where users have specific question about specific apps within Windows 8. How should we tag these specific questions? I propose we do the following: Have a general windows-8-store-...
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Duplicate tags about duplicate files

deduplication duplicate seems to be used for deduplication but some are about how to create duplicate files. duplicate-files duplicating I suggest merging into deduplication for most of those ...
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Is it okay to create a tag for a specific class of problem?

I've recently noticed 4 different questions that come down to "I've noticed that I get full speed from my Linksys Wi-Fi AP right after I reboot/reset/reconfigure it, but after a few minutes it goes ...
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Retag request X and x11

Please merge tags x, x11 and xorg See Daniel Beck’s comment. They seem to refer to the same thing.
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Should my question be a duplicate?

I asked this question about network shares becoming inaccessible on my Windows computer. It was closed as a duplicate of this question. I'm not convinced mine should be closed as a duplicate of the ...
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Fully dark theme/mode?

Since the whole network is getting a more consistent theming all across its sites, why not adding a dark theme (/dark mode to the theme), as well? It's not just about the ongoing (mobile) "...
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Why was my question about not being able to boot from USB poorly received?

PC does not start from Windows 10 USB It got downvotes almost instantly. I would like to understand why? Maybe I can improve my question. I asked it because I kind of feel stuck in my quest to make ...
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My question still on hold after adding details?

I have asked this question and it got put on hold for the lack of details and for asking many question. I have edited it to one question and I have added the details that have been requested from me ...
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Fixing a question about finding specific hardware

My question replacement rgb led strips for asus aura sync? was closed as off topic: "Questions seeking for hardware shopping recommendations are off-topic because they are often relevant only to the ...
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Questions are no longer being accepted

Right now Super User is no longer accepting questions from my account. Is there a way to override this or am I screwed?
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Is this comment no longer needed?

When looking how to do something I came across this answer: If you are trying to this on a Windows computer, unfortunately it is not possible out of the box. You will need to install some ...
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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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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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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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Any way to search comments for amazon.com links

Some one corrected my comment (I deleted my comment) with a comment showing me an Amazon.com link listing retail copies of Windows 7, my Amazonfu cannot find any, would like the link or what search ...
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Tag cleanup: Delete / merge [function] tag

function has no description, but it has cc 130 questions. In most of the cases it's used as synonym of worksheet-function (with or without it), and sometimes referring to functions in scripts or ...
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How could I have failed this review audit?

Recently I was reviewing this post and I got result as failed. What I observed as per this one post was: The original poster provided instructions. The original poster provided how to access the ...
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Best practice to review questions already commented

I sometimes have a bit of time and review new users' posts / answers. Often I see some which is already commented how to be improved. If I agree with the comment I don't want to write similar comment, ...
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Should there be Groups rather than Top-Down listing

I find that the listings is just top-down, so when several question may be getting posted as is the case most of the time, your question might lose visibility and may not seek any responses. While ...
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How should I ask reasonably similar questions with minor variations (or should I be going for a more general canonical question?)

I'm currently clearing out my cable drawer and finding all sorts of oddball things - I'm currently doing some simple functional tests on ethernet and USB cables and weeding out the infirm and weak. ...
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Make [hardware-selection] a synonym of [hardware-rec]

All hardware-selection questions are actually hardware-rec. It's only 6 questions, but hardware-rec has just 192, so hardware-selection makes 3% of the total - I think it's popular enough to be ...
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Badges and potential retire

I see that the analytical badge is retired, would the precog badge be a retire target as well? It was only available to those involved back in area 51 days, correct?
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Editing “on hold” question

The question https://superuser.com/questions/612281/reason-for-unexpectedly-shutdown-with-unexpected-symbols by unregistered user was put on hold with "unclear what you are asking" as reason. ...
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Why are the tags “directory” and “folder” configured how they are, and not reversed?

Why was folder chosen as the authoritative tag and directory made the synonym instead of the other way around? Directories are always directories in filesystems. A folder is an almost-cardboard ...
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Should a question on installation of the Delphi IDE have been migrated from SO to Super User?

This question was just migrated from Stack Overflow to Super User: How do I fix a Delphi installation when "repair" doesn't work? I know that it concerns installation, but it seems to ...
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“Key-combination” synonym for “keyboard-shortcuts” tag

I think there should be key-combination synonym for keyboard-shortcuts tag.
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My Team Viewer question is not a duplicate according to a comment

Just want check why How do I stop Team Viewer from automatically starting on boot and running in back ground? duplicates? This comment doesn't think so — it is not a duplicate if the program keeps ...