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How should I try to improve a question that the user doesn't like my edits for?

Often, when I edit questions, it is because they need editing to be uncrap. After putting some time into making the following question uncrap, one person approved the edit, but the user rejected it ...
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Server software or hardware question closed?

My question https://superuser.com/questions/327971/is-the-server-hardware-or-software was close on the same day citing wikipedia quotes that Server can be both hardware and software hence this is 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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Request for reopening question 305862

I don't understand how my question is off-topic. It talks about a desktop app, called Steam browser. https://superuser.com/questions/305862/is-it-safe-to-pay-for-games-through-steam-app-browser-...
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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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Obsolete page about Opera bookmarks

This question is obsolete (2009). There is a newer version of it.
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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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Whether ask other website's content allowed in SuperUser?

I want to ask a question about another site's QnA path. I want to know the below famous site whether is a forum for QA. https://isocpp.org/ is this type question allowed to ask in superuser?
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InCopy tag creation request

My Super User question here involves Adobe InCopy. I would like to request the creation of a tag about Adobe InCopy. Could we please create such a tag? Thanks!
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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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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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Remove [zip-drive] tag?

A single question (about how to recover data from the obsolete drive). Although, it's possible that a museum or archaeology team could post a question asking to identify a relic. zip-drive
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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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Can I get this question question reopened?

This question Is there any way to check for badblocks that address the two issues? get flagged as opinion based. But it's not. Some guy posted an totally untrue opinion based answer, but I really want ...
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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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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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How come you can ask an unqualified "how do I do $x?"

This is in response to this question Why can't I ask if hardware exists that does something, or fits a need? I'm going to try one more way to address this. How come you can't ask, Does $x exist?...
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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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Why was this question of mine closed? [duplicate]

Question edited for clarifications. I did not ask for a software license or license recommendation, I asked about the implications. I still haven't got the answer about why the two different close ...
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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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Add SoftwareRecommendations website to the close vote (when post belongs on other SE site)

I guess (I have no stats other than my experience) one of biggest reasons posts are closed as off topic (but there is another suitable SE site) is people asking for software! We have https://...
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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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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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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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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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Different between Superuser and superuser meta

What is different between Super user and super user meta? I know that I shouldn’t ask this question in this site.But I was forced.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unreasonable closure of question

Q: TERM value for Windows 10 terminal Who closed this question? How is this question not clear? It looks to me whoever closed this should not have the power to close questions because he is ...
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