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Merge tags [802.11] and [wireless-networking]

Merge tags 802.11 and wireless-networking. Considering wireless-networking has wifi as a synonym …
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Why don't my badges transfer from stackoverflow to superuser? [duplicate]

Just opened this account and linked it with my stackoverflow account. I was trying to provide an answer to a question, but don't have the rep. It looks like badges nor rep transfer. Why? Yes, I did a ...
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Question Improvement [duplicate]

Question Model which is based for this site says that don't ask a subjective question; however, did I ask one in this case please let me know. This is my question, and I believe it is on topic to the ...
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Are PowerShell questions, like batch questions, allowed on Super User? [duplicate]

Since PowerShell is often as system-based as batch is, I would assume it is allowed on Super User just like batch code. Am I correct?
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When should a moderator not use his super-powers?

I am asking this question because of a recent encounter with a moderator on this post. A moderator asked me to add an example to my answer, and when I didn't, he just deleted my answer. Some extra ...
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Request to Re-Open Question #331125

The question: https://superuser.com/questions/331125/why-would-moving-from-anything-microsoft-be-such-a-good-idea According to @Random (who closed it) it was due to the likelyness of it 'solicit ...
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How do you ignore a certain user on Super User?

So, I want to ignore questions for certain users from my Questions/Unanswered feed. How do I do that? The main reason for this kind of feature is that not everything that annoys me is against the ...
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Reopen this. It's not localized

How to install a program that self-downloads from the web, from behind a corporate firewall? There are gazillions of people trying to make things work behind a corporate proxy. Why on earth is ...
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Voting as a proxy for moderator quality

Are there really only twothree candidates in the moderator elections who have made over 1000 votes? Not good, not good, but kudos to studiohack, DMA57361 and Sathya. Opinion: voting activity shows ...
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Do Mods get Rep for Deleting Downvoted Answers? [closed]

Second time I've seen the same moderator call an answer a "comment" (and delete it), when the real issue is (let's be generous to the moderator here) the quality or correctness of the answer. Why ...
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Random is closing questions as duplicates that should not be closed.

I have run in to this twice today. As I was typing a answer Random closed this and this question. For the first one, I understand that that one is truly a duplicate (even the poster said so in the ...
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Why was my self-answer/post deleted?

Here is the question: Can I use webex to show app from a remote desktop connection? I followed up with an answer that was DELETED by a moderator. I can't figure out why a USEFUL post would be ...
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Why was my question put on hold as opinion-based?

The question in... question, is mine: Is it sufficient to run MalwareBytes 3.0 as my sole antimalware/antivirus tool? It was put on hold as primarily opinion-based. I don't believe this is the case,...
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Has a points deduction system to encourage original posters to 'close' their questions been considered?

I wondered if there was any merit in a system that encourages original posters to 'close' their questions by either selecting a 'correct' answer (as already done now) OR marking the original question ...
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Please undelete and preserve 'How do you edit the name of a bookmark? (MS Word 2013)'?

Would you please undelete this question, which constitutes a common problem? I would be grateful for two upvotes, simply to protect the question from automatic deletion. Thank you. Here it is quoted—...
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Windows 8: Hints, Tips & Tricks?

Is it possible to have a Windows 8: Hints, Tips & Tricks question on SuperUser, which is kind of like a community wiki (if thats the correct term), where one hint tip or trick is given per answer. ...
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I'm human, even when I'm incognito!

Whenever I'm visiting Super User in incognito mode, I have to verify that I'm a human (almost every time). I realize that this could be avoided by not being incognito, but for various reasons, I'm ...
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Opinion about my question being opinion based

I have this question "https://superuser.com/questions/849352/is-it-worth-overclocking?noredirect=1#comment1120959_849352" where I base this question on a factional example. I am looking for facts that ...
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Can the old Firefox recommended extensions question be viewed by anybody in any way?

There was a question that I and many found useful though unfortunately it seems maybe it was deemed subjective and deleted. I had thought it'd be preserved in the database, but not being aware of all ...
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How do I properly “unaccept” an answer?

I answered my own question then found the solution was incomplete. I unchecked the box and put in a note that I was the author and had moved my comments to the original question. Somebody reviewed ...
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My question was wrongly “put on hold” as “off-topic”

My question is truly clear-cut: Do devices that implement certain machine code instructions (which are an extension to the ARMv8 ISA) exist? (I give instructions for how to check it.) As per the ...
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How should I try to improve a question that the user doesn't like my edits for?

Often, when I edit questions, it is because they need editing to be uncrap. After putting some time into making the following question uncrap, one person approved the edit, but the user rejected it ...
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Server software or hardware question closed?

My question https://superuser.com/questions/327971/is-the-server-hardware-or-software was close on the same day citing wikipedia quotes that Server can be both hardware and software hence this is not ...
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Require users that plan to edit flood over a certain rate / amount to get permission

TL;DR: Users shouldn't flood edits without a consensus. Read my post but skip the optional stuff... :) Every now and then, we get an edit flood at our front page. This sometimes happens without any ...
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Request for reopening question 305862

I don't understand how my question is off-topic. It talks about a desktop app, called Steam browser. https://superuser.com/questions/305862/is-it-safe-to-pay-for-games-through-steam-app-browser-...
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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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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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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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Basic shell question migrated to SuperUser?

So this question sudo command won't run from script was migrated to SuperUser. The question is really basic: why isn't my command in my path when I run it with sudo? This accepted answer ...
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Add softwarerecs to vote to migrate option

We should include the Software Recommendations in the "Vote to migrate" menu. There are a lot of SuperUser questions about software recommendations and it'd be good to put an option. Also, a lot of ...
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Is superuser.com or another StackExchange site an appropriate way to ask information about websites?

I was going to post to superuser.com a question of "I had a rough encounter with X; people should really be warned. Where besides Yelp should I post?" However, I'm not sure that questions about ...
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What can we do about users with a 0% accept rate? [closed]

Do we not answer their questions? Is a moderator able to step in and accept a clear, solid answer?
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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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Burninate the [ssid] tag

All of the questions tagged with ssid are related to wireless-networking. There are only 4 followers of ssid. All experts on wireless-networking should be experts on ssid. I see no purpose of the ssid ...
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What can be done about false answers that suggest the asker to run malicious code? [duplicate]

What can be done about false answers that suggest the asker to run malicious code? I mean, like an answer that says something along these lines: If you have administrative privileges, the ...
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Overzealous duplicate marking

In my opinion, the mods on this site are way overzealous about marking things duplicate. Quite often the first time someone asks a question the question and answer can be suboptimal. Maybe the first ...
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How do I get points on Superuser?

I am new here. I am trying to thank (ie: vote up) or comment on existing questions/answers. But those activities all seem to require points. Ok - I need points... but all the activities to get ...
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Looking for a lighter editor, closed as not constructive, points on making it in scope?

I've found a closed question of particular interest to me. The reason was that it's "not constructive". What lightweight editor has autosave per keystroke, similar to intelliJ idea? Would love ...
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Is it unethical to ask someone you know to review your posts?

Is it wrong if (hypothetically) person A asks person B to look at some of person A's best answers, hoping that person B will notice their quality and upvote them.
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Asking which laptops have a particular keyboard design: on or off-topic?

The keyboard layout of the Lenovo S210 is easy and intuitive for me to use. The laptop is just a little underpowered for me. I asked Lenovo support if any of their other models have a similar keyboard ...
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Where should we ask non-desktop/laptop questions?

I notice that non destop/laptop questions appear off topic here...Kindles, iPads, etc. Is there a SE site dedicated to asking questions regarding those devices, their configurations, and software?
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kvm tag should be re-synonymized to linux-kvm

Way back in the early days of SU the tag kvm was synonymized to kvm-switch apparently without a whole lot of discussion. But this is resulting in a lot of confusion, as most people seem to expect the ...
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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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Quote markdown for the whole answer

I left two comments under both of Pimp Juice's answers on this question asking to consider editing out the quote markdown because both answers are >90% quoted and it doesn't look sensible to me to use ...
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Procurement vs hardware compatibility

There is a problem specific to Canada that needs some consideration on SU. Until relatively recently (2003), all Prime Ministers ("Presidents") had come from Quebec -- for 43 out of 50 years. As a ...
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Should old opinion-based questions be significantly edited?

This question What display size and resolution is good for reading PDF in double page view? is closed as primarily opinion-based. I attempt to edit it like this, but it says I'm editing too much. What ...
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Low liquidity on superuser?

I am new on super user,I asked a question a little while ago,and it feels like the website has much lower liquidity than stackoverflow! which am a little active on.Is it always like that?
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Highlights and contrast

On highlighted questions, usernames (the asker's name), and codeblocks on main, the background is very low-contrast. This is an issue on my laptop screen, which, if it's at the wrong angle, makes the ...
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Question closed automatically; how to improve?

I asked a simple question (only visible to 10K+ rep users) about Facebook terminating my Internet connection, provided all the information I had available. What am I doing wrong? How to reopen and ...
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Top Questions: superuser Alltime

How do I search and explore Top Questions: All Time on superuser? I thought I could be sneaky, and try "copy link address" and replace keyword hot, week or month https://superuser.com/?tab=alltime ...

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