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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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When and Why did this website almost completely die? Did I miss something? [closed]

I've been gone a while, but I've poked my head in a few times in the last 6 months and noticed the number of questions answered has dropped DRAMATICALLY. The number of questions that even get 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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Can I ask what the definition of “enterprise services” is?

Can I ask this here? If not, what other stack exchange site would best? Apple’s New Era Has Begun Now Apple has set its sights on a much larger bite of the apple: enterprise services. It’s such a ...
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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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Help improve my question, or move to StackOverflow?

I'm seriously considering making a registry change in Windows that could impact a considerable number of all Windows users, which possibly would affect PCs either supported by, or using software ...
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Why was my question about attempting to stop USB viruses downvoted?

I made a question about something I didn't know a lot about: Are dummy autoruns enough for virus prevention? I asked if something was possible and my question got downvoted for kingdom come. Isn't ...
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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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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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“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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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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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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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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