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Move a question to another SE site

I recently flagged learn ActionScript or keep the html5 path for mod attention to be moved to programmers.se, as it was relevant for that site. The question was closed by a mod without any other votes....
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Unable to clear my REPUTATION - deadly embrace

My reputation got hammered by an Admin, as I: 1) Answered my own question 2) and placed it in the wrong "forum" - ServerFault instead of SuperUser. So I deleted it. BAD IDEA. I am now locked out of ...
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Why was my question on Itanium closed?

I asked a question about Why Intel dropped the Itanium and it was well received (IMO), but was closed as "Not Constructive". Is there any reason why it would be closed?
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“closed as exact duplicate by” - suggestion

When a question is closed by a moderator as a duplicate, I believe that a reference should be made within the area below that states where the original Q/A resides. closed as exact duplicate by ...
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Why questions like “Developer laptop SSD and HDD setup” are closed?

I want to ask why this question is closed: Where to put Visual Studio and SQL Server databases - SSD or HDD? I would like to discuss about topic like this and share my experience related with using ...
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Is explaining the existence or construction of Easter eggs in scope?

I posted a question about an Easter egg where a moderator almost immediately closed it as off-topic. I've been around on here long enough to know that my question isn't a lone exception, and that ...
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How do I contribute my knowledge to StackExchange?

EDIT: My initial impression was flawed. I had apparently not tried to submit NEW answers, and only was trying to rate and/or comment on old answers that I thought were good or mostly good to help ...
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Can you break this down Barney Style for me? [closed]

I occasionally come across SuperUser content. This most recent question was a link from another Stack Exchange, and sounded interesting, so I thought I would check it out. I'm not very active here, ...
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Why do I lose reputation for questions that I accept as duplicate?

I had a question and apparently it was a duplicate. So I decided to delete it but could not delete it since it had an answer. So I accepted it as duplicate. So now why do I lose rep for something I ...
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Motivation to answer low-trafic complicated questions?

I started to feel discouradged answering Excel questions here on SU because of my much diminished privileges than I have on SO: I don't have enought rep to edit questions to make them more searchable ...
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Does nobody answer questions on this site?

My last question got nothing at all. Not even a comment or anything. I'm not sure if my most recent question will get anything either. I looked at the most recent pages of questions (about 12 hours ...
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Where is Hall of Fame of this site?

Where is Hall of Fame of this site and of the entire group of 174 sites? Hall of Fame, showing things like who are top 10 or 100 highest rep members, who all have most badges, who all crossed rep or ...
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Please undelete Automatic Wallpaper Manager?

I ask NOT for a reopen here, but would you please undelete [this question](https://superuser.com/q/679640/269574, so that at least, it can be shared, viewed, and benefit those who can't seek or see ...
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Tags Taking out the trash Or Creating a bigger mess?

There are hundreds of tags that do not even need discussion, and never should have been created. They are at the Far end of the tags, and they are not magically dissapearing. And many of them do not ...
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How do I get my question cross-posted to Stack Overflow?

How do I get my question cross-posted to Stack Overflow? It has not been answered and I am in need of an answer.
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Obsolete page about Opera bookmarks

This question is obsolete (2009). There is a newer version of it.
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Where would a question about a Firefox extension be on topic?

Web Applications do not take questions about Firefox extensions, for the obvious reason that they're not about applications related to the web. It's about Web Applications, i.e. server-side. Firefox ...
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How is it helping Superuser to prevent me from being able to vote up / down comments?

Genuine question. I'm sure I'm not the only person who's been using this forum for several years, and constructively contributing every time. Do Superuser maybe need to employ some better UX staff to ...
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(Robo-review) Can my edit please be approved?

https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/962137 The question is quite old and it has been closed a long time ago. Therefore, the edits will NOT push the post into the queue. The OP rejected it ...
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Tag creation request

I have a question about my Super User post: vim | less breaks things (autogenerated header) May the community please create the following tags: bug less Tag #discussion is included because it is ...
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Anyone in for improving / reopening the “Why is boot time still relevant?” question?

Why do people care so much about boot time of an operating system? This question can certainly be scientifically approached. Let's attempt to improve and reopen it...
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Should there be a tag for MSRPC?

Should there be a tag for Microsoft Remote Procedure Call or does the DCE tag suffice for people? I was running a search and can find nothing on Stack Overflow or Super User Stack Exchange sites. What ...
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Rename Tag: [attachments] into [email-attachments]

I would like to suggest to rename the attachments-tag into email-attachments, analogue to the email-signature-tag.
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Reputation doesn't increase

Please help. I don't know if I'm exactly correct. I've used StackExchange with a Google account previously. I earned good reputation. But for some reasons I don't wanna use it now. I created another ...
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Since when were command-line tools off-topic?

I previously asked this question on Meta to query the overzealous closing of this SU question as a duplicate. The moderator who initially closed it, without justification or explanation of the ...
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Why this question didn't get any attention even after my edit?

I asked very much beautiful question: https://superuser.com/questions/1050126/how-to-remote-upload-the-torx-download-links First moderators complained about unclear, so I edited it. still no reply or ...
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How can I convert SEC EDGAR Form 13F into Excel?

Why was How can I convert SEC EDGAR Form 13F into Excel? unilaterally closed? Prof David Postill wrote Update the question so it focuses on one problem only. This will help others answer the ...
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Difference between tags virus, malware, trojan, infection,worm

From most used to least used (including related tags): virus x 501 anti-virus x 453 virus-removal x 56 malware x 256 malware-removal x 37 malware-detection x 13 anti-malware x 11 trojan x 70 ...
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Add tag for drive-file-stream and for google-backup-and-sync

As the old Google Drive application is being depreciated on all platforms, I vote that we need new tags for its successors Drive File Stream and Google Backup and Sync in order to distinguish between ...
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Why do people can downvote a question without justification? [duplicate]

I have a huge problem with my pc Cannot restore Windows 8 from Windows 10 because of local administrator account I am desperate and asking for help. To my surprise someone downvoted my question ...
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Rep-mining / Using the site as a blog

I’ve noticed recently that numerous users (including high-rep users and even moderators) have been posting generic, hypothetical questions, followed immediately by an answer and accepting it. I don’t ...
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Why aren't driveby downvoters themselves detected and penalised?

There are obvious cases of driveby downvoters. Why aren't the driveby downvoters penalised? It may even often be the same person as when it happens it's often three posts at a time that are downvoted....
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Why is stating a reason not required when closing a question?

A few of my questions are closed and no reason is ever provided.. this is incredibly annoying, why was closing questions like the following allowed? Examples: https://superuser.com/questions/209110/...
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“We are no longer accepting answers from this account. See the Help Center to learn more.”

Why did I get a ban for providing an answer to a question which was helpful. Firstly I am a new user to superuser. I did a question a few years ago. I came back and thought I would answer a question ...
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The process of closing a question is arguably rather hostile. Can we please find a better way?

Yes, I understand why questions are closed. I don't agree with many of the reasons for closing, but that's another issue. In any case, despite the somewhat-helpful information provided to the asker, ...
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Ban Criteria - What are the exact business rules?

I have a reputation of more than 10K on some forums but banned from SuperUser! Where can I see the reason for the ban? There are some initial information on that but it did not help. I can see that ...
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Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more

I'm not good at being synthetic. This tool for checking the low quality is indeed really a great tool. When it went out there was no notice of a possible ban. I was critic about that and I'm happy ...
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Wrongly Closing/on Hold'ing questions?

If a question that can be seen by some as a somewhat broad question (and others not that broad), but can be (and gets) answered as if it is a direct question (Q&A), is it wrong or ok for a ...
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Should we limit mass cleanup of tags on old questions?

After suggesting numerous tag cleanups on Meta, I'm wondering if for some of these, the current cleanup process might actually be a bad idea. I'm not referring to the collection of tags, themselves, ...
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Including a reference to the proposed “Software Recommendations” site

There is a plethora of questions here (in meta) that involve what to do about questions involving "Software recommendations". None of them seem to mention the proposal for the Software Recommendations ...
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Send message in private in Superuser

OK, good day to you. I'm actually trying to answer some questions, and i need answers to some of mine. Really, all my posts are actually edited. No problem about that, nothing bad. But in fact i ...
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Questions closed as duplicates of questions that are different

Why was this closed? It was closed as a duplicate, yet that other question is not a duplicate of it. It seems to me that people just quickly skimmed the question, and without paying too much attention ...
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“Please stop berating the mods” — should we start doing this or what?

https://superuser.com/users/707676/attie said "please stop berating the mods" to me in setting up external 1TB SSD . I made no single comment about the mods (at least, in their function as the mods; I ...
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How should I have known the Duck was an April Fools prank and not a browser infection?

I was browsing SuperUser.com looking for a way to fix Widnows (Tantalus level effort, but still), and I noticed a duck asking me if it could help me. My first thought was that my browser was infected!...
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The comments should not be deleted [closed]

Every time that someone don't like a someone else comment , they are deleted. This should not going to happen in a free and open forum. Of course , if comments contains insults , denigration , racism ,...
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why i have been blocked from asking questions?

i asked a two questions on superuser community one is with -5 votes and another is with +2 votes,and i even voted to delete my question to why am i blocked from asking question further? please refer ...
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Why was my edit, correcting a fact, rejected?

https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/756623 refers to 'Accent colors', but this ought be 'Theme colors'.
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Reopen request for “Installing fltk on VirtualBox”

In this question: Installing fltk on VirtualBox the asker wrote: Can someone give a very specific step-by-step instruction on how to install it? The next day fixer1234 posted this comment asking ...
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What is the Super User community for?

I have accounts on Stack Overflow and Ask Ubuntu and they cover almost all my queries. I just joined Super User, and I want to know which topics are supported and which types of questions are asked in ...
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Question limit?

Is it my mistake that people were not able to answer questions that I ask, or they do not bother to answer some petty questions? I sent a request to enable my question limit, according to the admins, ...