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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, ...
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Then why are we closing “is possible to uninstall an operating system?”?

I really hate that first close reason. It doesn't tell me anything and too much. Doesn't tell me what is wrong, nor it tells me exactly what is wrong. Can somebody explain to me what part of the help ...
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Did I ever ask a question about Microsoft OneNote 2016?

As at Jan 15 2019, StackExchange doesn't let users see questions that aren't recently deleted.
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Is it possible that some questions can be considered suitable only AFTER posting?

This is longer on my mind but now I experienced it also with my question. Imagine there is a question which has real answer which can be found after investigation (whether it is more or less ...
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Hold process suggestion

I have noticed a number of questions (for example this one), that are put on hold because of a possibility rather than the actuality. Typically, it is a question that is worded in a way that could ...
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Failed audit for trying to “improve” it

I was trying to edit away the "Thank you" when I came across this audit. Obviously it was an audit, but I figured that improving it would not mark it as incorrect. Apparently, improving counts as a ...
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Readly : is this question on-topic

I subscribe to Readly which allows me to read 1,500+ magazines, with new issues every month. I can't see anything on their site to answer this. It is probably a legal question, but can I ask how to ...
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Should a question be closed as a duplicate of a different question because the other has an answer to the “duplicate”?

Should a question be closed as a duplicate of a different question just because the other has an answer to the "duplicate"?
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Why does it mean when a flag is rejected with “aware of content that requires intervention”?

In a similar approach of slhck's problem I thought that being very descriptive instead of just clicking not an answer would help, but instead I got a new flag reason returned: I don't feel like the ...
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After I select a Multi-level List, why must I click on “Numbering” to apply that List to subsequent paragraphs?

Why did Mokubai unilaterally close After I select a Multi-level List, why must I click on "Numbering" to apply that List to subsequent paragraphs? (why Word highlights "Numbering" and not "...
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Basic questions being used to garner disproportionate amount of upvotes

I've recently noticed a trend of users asking the most basic, low-effort questions only to be met with a ton of upvotes, often along with the subsequent answers. This question and subsequent answer ...
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Automatic change of formatting while we answer [closed]

Whenever I give answers to the questions, my original format of the answer is not maintained. It is changed to all continuous statements all line by lines. So it becomes very clumsy for the reader, ...
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Wassup with “answers has to be platform independent”?

It seems that someone believes that SuperUser has to have answers that solves all problems in all OS's. While I strongly believe that each answer is right on its own if it addresses the question ...
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When is it appropriate to decide for a questioner whether or not an answer answers their post?

When is deleting an answer an appropriate response because it 'might not' (in the opinion of someone who displays a basic lack of understanding of the differences between how the windows console and ...
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When I'll be able to ask question? [duplicate]

I see this message You have reached your question limit Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See the Help Center to learn more. When this will resolve. Even though my ...
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Unregistered Users Should Not Be Able to Suggest Edits

It bugs me when unregistered users edit my Answers. It's not that big a deal to undo their edits (Moderators always seem to approve them almost immediately), but when they make really bad edits (and ...
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Is superuser still an active stack? [duplicate]

Posted a question then looked at the last 100 questions posted. Not many views, hardly any votes and maybe 1 or 2 answers. What happened?
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Quit bein' so blockin' [closed]

I think Stack Exchange is too strict on closing and deleting questions. Perfectly feasible questions are marked as low-quality, too broad, or "unclear what you're asking." Are we really going too far ...
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Why does StackExchange not fix the login account system?

I love the question/answer nature of this community but it's frustrating to do a Google search and find a question/answer on here that I'd like to contribute to, but then be presented with login phase,...
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Downvotes on Necro Threads

What to do about grave diggers who insist on Frankensteining old questions and downvoting answers on 6 month old topics. Not a biggie but just annoying to see rep points go down. (I have a fragile ...
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Does attributing alone prevent a plagiarism suspension

Question: If you attribute and reference content sources in an answer you provide, does that attribution alone protect someone from having their SU account suspended for a violation of Plagiarism. ...
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Im Losing a lot of rep to edits that are not really necessary

I'm getting a lot of edits that are personal opinion, like the order of words, where I put links (see THIS example). Is there any way I can not accept the edits? There was also some capitalization, ...
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What is the policy for using SU as a blog?

In this post, the poster also supplied the answer. I wouldn't comment on it, except that I noticed that both post and answer were published on the same minute. I understand from this that the poster ...
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Can I ask questions related to my assignments here?

I have been asked to design a network topology as per the given requirements in my assignment. I've already created the network topology using visio, but I am not sure if its correct. So I need ...
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Why do I need 10 reputation to answer stuff here?

I tried to answer this question, but was not able to because I don't yet have 10 reputation points. I used Google when I had the same problem, and would like to post an answer. How am I supposed to ...
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What if the moderator was unreasonable and blocked me?

I asked a questions on superuser, it was technical question and I added some more details why I want to block a certain youtube channel. instead of getting technical answers, I got parental advises !!...
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What is the purpose of these items

What do I do with these ridiculous hats. And my grammar may be wrong because I am a foreigner. Posting here is not easy - too many stupid rules.
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Why is the voting on SU so negative?

Why is the voting on Superuser so negative? After looking around at other Exchange Sites, I've noticed this website is the harshest site to gain reputation. Perfectly good questions get down-voting ...
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Why was this question about securely wiping SSDs closed as “too broad”?

I asked the following question, and it was closed as "too broad". This boggles my mind, as the research I did for the question meant that I'd made it as specific as a question could possibly be, and ...
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I'm a bit confused about votes

I know y'all are going to downvote this post just like that guy 2 posts below this one... idc because this is meta, but... just whatever. I've been asking lots of questions in the past, and I.. I don'...
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Why was question about Windows 7 install downvoted?

Downvotes are for questions from one of the following categories: zero research effort, unclear, not useful. I'm trying to install Windows 7 and explain the problems I encounter here. I explain ...
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Why is this question too broad?

I asked the following question a few days ago, which has since been put on hold as too broad. I'm having trouble seeing in what way the question is too broad due to the fact I'm talking about a very ...
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Can't see why this was put on hold

How to download folders larger than 20GB on Dropbox without a Pro account I have explained my reasoning from the edits and cross-referenced with the help center. One user seems to have a vendetta ...
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would a discussion concerning my emacs fingers growing a bit stiffer be appropriate?

I've been an emacs user for many years. The last couple of weeks I've noticed my fingers loosing their "fluidity" and feeling a bit stiffer (resulting in a lower keys per minute count and more ...
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Migrating this question killed the chances of getting a response

I asked this question here last week. It was quickly migrated to Android Enthusiasts and since moving has seen very few views, no answers and no comments. The AE site has so few members (3500 vs 13K ...
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Why put on hold by Dave and DavidPostill?

This is my question Saving website leads to incomplete save. Flagged as off topic but i think It is software realted, or in which stackexchange should i ask this instead? Can someone tell me why is ...
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Create tag for Java-8 on SuperUser

I don't have 300 rep, but I'd like the java-8 tag to be created, for the same reason that the java-7 exists.
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Isn't it better to remove Linux and Windows tags?

Every time i see a question related to linux, i have to ask the user what distro are you using? Same applies to Windows. I think a linux tag is appreciated on unix.stackexchange.com since some users ...
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Retags should not bump a post

I think (following the cd incident) that retags, as a maintenance operation, should not bump the question to the front page. What do you think?
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Alias nvidia to nvidia-graphics-card

There is no Nvidia tag. Confer, https://superuser.com/questions/tagged/nvidia. It may be a good idea to make nvidia an alias for nvidia-graphics-card.
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Trying to log off StackExchange [duplicate]

I was told this is a duplicate and I know people don't like duplicates but I don't know what else but to ask again. I checked the StackExchange icon and there is no log off there. PLEASE I'm so tired ...
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Why do I have to use a bookmark to logout of SuperUser? [duplicate]

I entered SuperUser via a standard Login. Then I couldn't Logout. There was no button or link to do that. I looked under the StachExchange sign at the upper-left, and all it produced was a message ...
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Very ironic and ridiculous [duplicate]

I'm blocked for making questions , because someone think that my previous questions were BAD. But my reputation is increased because my previous questions are taking up-votes. Well , i think it's ...
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Shouldn't the hardware tag be enabled?

Currently, the "Hardware" tag is disabled: However, things such as "Hardware-failure" are allowed. The reason the tag was closed (based on my research) is that it lead to quite a bit of shopping ...
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Are Easter Eggs on topic, or not?

Recently this happened, I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face." as per superuser.com/...
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Should the Vote to Close option be altered?

This question and my comment there made me think, and it seems to me that to completely avoid any sense of a "pack mentality" that could be applied to when votes are cast to close a question, the ...