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still no place for subjective questions? e.g. the recent vim question Deleted?

I see this interesting question https://superuser.com/questions/324151/are-people-deluding-themselves-with-vim was deleted there was already one answer posted, and of course that's lost.. other ...
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Is the question about floating panel less unclear now?

Why isn't the floating panel focused when clicking on it? Has it been clearer? If not, why is that? PS: why is that question (which is now clearer) still bad?
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Fair application of non-existent rules [closed]

Previously we had a discussion about ReactOS. Essentially there isn't a rule against asking about "pre-release" software, but those questions were closed because ReactOS is declared perpetually "alpha"...
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Why is the SuperUser Community so Arrogant and Toxic to New Users? [closed]

In the SuperUser forums, the majority of the comments have negative undertones and more focus is placed on subtle low-key comments that create a toxic culture by its very nature. Users ignore the ...
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Are coding cash bounties allowed on SuperUser?

I wish to offer payment for a 5 minute configuration via remote connection on my router to fix a configuration issue. Are offers like this allowed on SuperUser?
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Kindly reopen “How do I remove this white space between text”?

I have a question about my Super User post: How do I remove this white space between text? I edited it.
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Why are substantial edits rejected when they don't also address all, potential minor, issues?

Some reviewers of suggested edits appear way to restrictive when it comes to approving an edit. See for example This suggested edit (Related meta post) And this one (Disclaimer, this one is mine) ...
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Log-Out-Link is nowhere to be found [duplicate]

Do not answer "duplicate" - The link is definitely missing - at least not there where others claim it should be:
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Wouldn't it be better to reverse the reputation used by superuser.com?

Situation: 1) I am an expert software professional 2) I recently found superuser.com from a search engine, because I found a particular Q&A useful Desire: 1) Vote the two answers as useful ...
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Is the Commodore 64 Mini on topic?

The Commodore 64 Mini is a general-purpose computer that comes with Linux. It comes preinstalled with games, but it also comes preinstalled with BASIC that can load other programs. It is supposed to ...
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trigger happy moderators deleting answers for no reason

I know I can't expect quality of SO on SU, but moderators deleting answers for no reason at all? That's going too far. How to mess up a PC running Windows 7? It's not a duplicate, it's on-topic, it'...
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The purpose of this community - down-voting and asking questions

Why downvote a question? It causes the user to lose reputation. Why not simply ask the person to restate and/or delete the question? I was told that this community only accepts one question at a ...
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Downvoting questions and answers

It appears that some are upset about the reputation people earn. I have received several downvotes without any feedback, so I don't think there is a problem with my answer. This answer has received 2 ...
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I believe our current system for preventing downvoters is insufficient

I've just become a victim of serial downvoting, or at least I believe so. Some posts of mine from years ago had been downvoted out of the blue, and more recent ones as well. Naturally, this decreases ...
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Add “windows” to super user description?

I had a tough time looking for the stack exchange Q&A for windows issues in order to post this question: windows issue . Finally someone directed me to this Q&A. The current description for ...
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superuser.com reputation point issue- not sure this was thought out very well

So, I had an issue, and googled it. I found the solution I needed on this site, and wanted to thank the person who wrote it. I am not a regular user of this site, so I created a user account and went ...
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what to do when I am banned from superuser, and I have few questions to ask

without a notification I got negative votes and got banned for the last question I asked in superuser, I deleted it, but then I noticed it's not the solution, I have few answers to correct ,and my ...
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somebody not justifying a downvote

I posted an answer here, and somebody down-voted it but won't defend his action. He gave one reason which I replied to, but he won't defend it from there. In this question here How can I guess if ...
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Can I create a Facebook fan page for Super User?

I have created a Super User page on Facebook. I need information such as when Super User was founded, our mission, etc...check out the page and provide insights and suggestions...etc I also need a ...
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Why was this question closed ?

This is getting plain ridiculous: https://superuser.com/questions/204710/what-happened-to-the-corel-forums-for-paintshop-pro-closed If this isn't a question about computer software (support for it) ...
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Why not make it a level playing field? Downvotes of 125+ rep persons on 125- rep persons should not be recorded [closed]

So, downvotes of persons with <75 (or is it <125) reps are not recorded. May I know Why of this yet another discriminatory rule? Do less reps take away any fundamental rights of a person ...
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So, we “have nots” can't give 5 reputation bounty to some one as a thank you?

yesterday, one person gave answer in great details to one of my question and that made several things clear to me and satisfied. I wanted to say thank you to him, so I thought to give 5 points bounty ...
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Why are cross-posted questions deleted?

If a question is posted on multiple Stack Exchange sites, why are they deleted by moderators? If they are unable to answer, why don't they leave them as-is? There are many experts who participate on ...
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No other moderates in this forum? can any person help me?

you should help and learn new users. you should not use your power to removed them from contributing!!!! the detail of my previous question and problem was be in end of the text in box. all things ...
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Eliminate “windows” tag and use “windows-general” for nonspecific cases

EDIT: After discussion it is clear that trying to restrict the choice of tags is not the right way to guide tag selection. If there is ever considered to be a sufficient need for users to be more ...
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Argh! nothing more annoying than a high voted answer that is completely wrong [duplicate]

What's the difference between mobile and desktop processors? He says TDP is the main indicator of performance. My current quad core 3GHz i5 cpu has a TDP of 80W, as does my 2002 Athlon XP. They ...
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Internet Security on Super User

While the topic of Internet security is not listed in what should be asked about, it is also not listed as being off-topic. I think Internet security is worth paying attention to. Recently I posted ...
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suggestion for admin [duplicate]

There should be a way the person who asks the question can send $10 by Paypal to the person who answers the question without disclosing email. The site has the email, so just enable a button to send ...
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Why are opinion based topics rejected when the responses can be helpful to the person in need?

When someone has a need, who gives a care if the responses are opinion when they provide the help that is needed? The question that prompts me to ask this question, "Fingers get cold when I type" has ...
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My post was unfairly edited and locked

My previous post was getting edit and I think the edit was wrong. Look at the Revision 2, sblair completely changed my post, which include a line here: "I want one of my friends to buy a 1TB hard ...
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Wouldn't everyone who has a post vote down the other posts?

I see how the answer method works here and on all Stack Exchange sites, but, can someone explain to me why those who have answers to a question can downvote other answers. Doesn't this seem a little ...
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Where I can ask about “Where (on which site) I can watch specific TV-Show?”

I've the following question: Where I can watch full episodes of British Got Talent? which I've asked on Movies & TV SE site, but it was closed. Therefore, can I ask here, or if not (off-topic), ...
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I've been question banned - how do I ask better questions?

I've not been allowed to ask questions for a while now and it's quite annoying because there is a clear difference (in terms of community culture) between the sites. I've had the best luck at ...
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Simultaneous online users

Its only a suggestion, on another forums that I have account, I usually see the number of online users seeing the same forum. On my opinion it would be good for users that make questions to see the ...
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Protect anonymity of 'no comment' down voters - while allowing other users to down vote them

As there are hundreds of comments on the issue of users down voting a question without leaving a comment - I believe it must be a serious issue to many users. Since some users don't feel it is ...
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It's time we removed the [android] tag

Recently there's been some contention regarding whether or not android questions are on-topic. Actually, It seems this topic has come up a lot in the past. As we're on a bit of a tag-cleaning bender, ...
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Is downvoting a question constructive? [duplicate]

The only dumb question is the one that isnt asked. Is downvoting questions constructive? I came across this question today and it had a couple of downvotes before I answered it. This got me ...
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Is there any way to help mitigate the number of duplicate answers on SuperUser?

Question about Questions I wonder why so many duplicate questions make it to be triaged by humans on Stack Exchange in certain communities so frequently in the unanswered queues? It's like the ...
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Why should high rep users get privileges?

It seems to me (from reading this like this excellent post by random, and looking at the current high rep users for the quarter and the top editors for the quarter and seeing how little they overlap, ...
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Can we make Raspberry Pi questions off-topic and avoid hurting Raspberry Pi.SE?

If we were to accept Raspberry Pi questions as on-topic, we would be taking a huge amount of traffic away from the Raspberry Pi.SE community. People will find our community instead of theirs, our ...
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Changing the FAQ to allow “Soft Questions”

I noticed a tag on the mathematics SE site that is "soft-question". It is used to identify questions that are more based in opinion than a "how can i solve x" but still on topic (a recent example: Why ...
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What is with these invalid flags?

Two of my recent flags were marked as invalid, but I have no idea why. The first one was a duplicate post, only 4 questions below, and was not only closed, but deleted. I flagged it as "Dual post, ...
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Can my question be undownvoted?

I have received undue superuser hate (=down-votes). Could you please undownvote it? Thanks
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Could we please be a little bit nicer to new users? [closed]

There is a distinct decline in the level of civility here. Some of this is due to new users coming in and posting spam and other nonsense, but the offtopic and downvote buttons are doing a pretty ...
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Reputation point system is ridiculous

The reputation point system is useless. Why would i need reputation points to answer a question or to create a tag? People should have the freedom to use just about any tag they want and should be ...
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Superuser annoying forum

Why is Superuser so annoying to use? I want to help people and went through the process to sign up now I am blocked from doing anything because I must have 50 reputation to comment. This forum is ...
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How can I become “Fanatic” and earn gold medal on superuser.com cheating? [closed]

I would like to get a gold medal on superuser but I'm not very constant so I often forget to login and my day count goes again to zero. I have servers working 365 days so I look for a good idea to ...
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Excel questions should not be on SuperUser, another StackExchange should exist for it

SuperUser is a site for answering technical questions about Operating Systems such as Linux (even though another forum exists for it as well), Windows, Mac, etc. Yet, the SuperUser StackExchange gets ...
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Answers that are too long, drawn out and contain too much excess theory

Many answers I've seen are dauntingly written out like a college homework assignment when 2-3 sentences at the most would have sufficed. Shouldn't we aim for conciseness and develop skills to ...
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Why Is SuperUser Designed to Be Hostile to Outsiders?

It appears that StackExchange sites, including SuperUser, are designed to convey hostility to newbies, non-professionals, and other outsiders whose form of expression is not advantaged by the ...