Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions, influence site policy, or debate a particular topic, with the goal of reaching a community consensus.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
-5
votes
1answer
57 views

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 ...
-5
votes
1answer
151 views

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 ...
-5
votes
1answer
72 views

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?
-5
votes
0answers
145 views

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 ...
-6
votes
5answers
202 views

Is this Really a Bad Question?

I'm getting slightly annoyed at people's continued comments on my question, and I'm wondering if I really should be, or if I need to actually fix something. I've asked what I believe to be a very ...
-6
votes
2answers
97 views

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 ...
-6
votes
3answers
126 views

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. ...
-6
votes
2answers
128 views

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, ...
-6
votes
2answers
112 views

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 ...
-6
votes
1answer
88 views

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 !!...
-6
votes
3answers
177 views

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 ...
-6
votes
1answer
115 views

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 ...
-6
votes
1answer
66 views

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'...
-6
votes
1answer
151 views

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 ...
-6
votes
2answers
120 views

I need 50 reputation points to post a comment? [duplicate]

This restriction is really blocking me. I'd like to comment on a working solution, and confirm that it is working. I'd like to comment here: How to bring back Photo Viewer in Windows 10?
-6
votes
1answer
111 views

Effect of downvote on reputation

Should downvotes result into bigger reputation loss than -2 ? I believe that compared to +10 for an upvote, -2 is negligible and it would be fair to increase it. Also, since the community is ...
-6
votes
2answers
67 views

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 ...
-6
votes
2answers
99 views

Is the subject of software licensing now off-subject?

My question is about the closing of the post Should the code of my app that include libraries under LaTeX Project Public License 1.3c have to be public? I have encountered and answered on this site ...
-6
votes
1answer
72 views

Anyway to contact moderator? I believe they closed my thread because of misunderstanding

I'm talking about this thread Where to get boot image for Windows I'm looking for boot image FOR Windows, not boot image OF Windows. The moderators closed the thread for "duplicate" and ...
-6
votes
1answer
67 views

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 ...
-6
votes
1answer
105 views

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 ...
-6
votes
1answer
138 views

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 ...
-6
votes
1answer
66 views

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?
-6
votes
1answer
69 views

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.
-6
votes
2answers
54 views

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 ...
-6
votes
1answer
56 views

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 ...
-6
votes
1answer
158 views

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 ...
-6
votes
4answers
218 views

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/...
-7
votes
5answers
209 views

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 ...
-7
votes
3answers
128 views

Parsing out what you do versus what you say you do

The decision by several mods on Using pirated copy of old windows versions puzzles me. Yes, the poster knows he's courting disaster. However, if we stopped helping the clueless, we'd be whistling in ...
-7
votes
3answers
191 views

Why was my answer deleted?

I posted this answer, which was deleted. Why was it deleted? Added image of deleted post for <10k users.
-7
votes
3answers
198 views

Why was this question closed as “Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations”?

I asked the following question: Is there a list of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems that Dragon Professional Individual intentionally do not support? http://shop.nuance.com/store/nuanceus/...
-7
votes
2answers
288 views

Have I been penalized for an answer 1 moderator didn't like?

I posted an answer that met both the spirit of the question and the literal question asked. It was a lot different from other answers, all of which were going down a trail suggested by the OP as a ...
-7
votes
2answers
89 views

Why was this closed? [closed]

How many guesses per second are possible against an encrypted disk?
-7
votes
2answers
174 views

I Need to Ask a Poll-Type Question

I am trying to find out the pronunciation of a computer term, but since it is (mostly) a poll-type question, I figured I would ask for advice first in order to avoid getting raped by the seemingly ...
-7
votes
3answers
177 views

what is the purpose of down-voting a question?

I understand the reason for up-voting a question. It is a good question and the results are likely to help someone in the future. But what is the purpose of down-voting? If the question is bad, ...
-7
votes
2answers
161 views

We need to kill the [facebook] tag

Just found the facebook, needs to be killed too.
-7
votes
1answer
182 views

Open-ended questions… That old chestnut

I know there's plenty of hardcore users here who despise open-ended questions more than anything else on the planet, but aren't we going a little too far sometimes? There are times when asking the ...
-7
votes
1answer
85 views

Instagram v VSCO v 'website or forum'

How can I simultaneously download original pictures from someone else's public VSCO? How can I download some original-sized bigger pictures from Instagram simultaneously? https://superuser.com/...
-7
votes
4answers
152 views

Make the use of an OS tag compulsory for all questions

EDIT: You are all quite right. This is not a good idea. If I had a penny for every time I have left a comment on a question asking the OP to state which OS they are using I would be one rich geek. ...
-7
votes
1answer
65 views

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?
-7
votes
1answer
50 views

Proposition to add a tag for “high refresh rate”

I searched for questions about high refresh rate displays and I found that they mostly use the general tag for refresh-rate. I think it makes sense to subdivide it further into questions about 60hz+ ...
-7
votes
1answer
83 views

How many down-votes are “enough” down-votes

Let us say that a question is attracting down-votes because of being off-topic / no research effort / recommendation or any other reason for that matter. How many down-votes can be considered ...
-7
votes
1answer
242 views

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 ...
-7
votes
1answer
108 views

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?
-7
votes
1answer
68 views

Unintended consequence of cheap downvotes and possible solutions

In our pursuit of great answers, we seem to have forgotten that even good questions can start out a little rough, or even very rough. Downvotes are very common, and based on the comments following in ...
-7
votes
1answer
133 views

How can I undelete this to answers

I posted this two answers, although they work and I test the solution, it seems that there is not very obvious since they were deleted on sight with this comment: Please read the question again ...
-7
votes
1answer
75 views

Tag suggestion for the new kind of browsers extensions

Can we have a "webextension" tag, (and/or a tag for E10s)? PS: Saying "I disagree" if you disagree, is enough, no need to downvote every tag suggestion.
-7
votes
1answer
78 views

1 ATI Radeon card in PCIe 2.0 slot for display. How to make use of AMD FireStream cards placed in empty PCIe 2.0 slots?

I have an AMD ATX board with 4+ PCIe 2.0 slots. 1 of the slots is occupied by a ATI Radeon card which handles display. There are at least 3 empty PCIe 2.0 slots on this ATX board. Suppose some AMD ...
-7
votes
1answer
53 views

Meta tag for tag-request

I think it would be helpful to have a meta tag tag-request in order to distinguish requests for new tags from other tag-related questions. Are there any reasons why this is hasn't been implemented?