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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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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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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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How can I use email receipt to trigger Windows 10 processes

My question was closed - not before I had some useful advice from some users - and been arrogantly dismissed. I cannot see the benefit of this site when it allows behaviour that discourages people ...
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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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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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A hidden passive-aggressive attitude toward questions

Some moderations to close a question do not make sense here. The reason stated for the closing of question the at the top of the page, for example, says this question needs clarity. The OP has asked ...
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(Robo-review) Can my edit please be approved?

https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/962137 The question is quite old and it has been closed a long time ago. Therefore, the edits will NOT push the post into the queue. The OP rejected it ...
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Should there be a tag for MSRPC?

Should there be a tag for Microsoft Remote Procedure Call or does the DCE tag suffice for people? I was running a search and can find nothing on Stack Overflow or Super User Stack Exchange sites. What ...
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How do I disply a list of all Super Users who have not been active here for more than a certain length of time?

I had seen a clever solution to an excel problem online which brought me to Stack Exchange's "Super Users" service. But I have forgotten the user's name as well as the excel problem that I ...
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How do we clean this up?

What Why can't I find a USB-C hub with multiple USB-C ports? was looking for did not exist at all previously (except for one Dell hub). Yet, people posted many answers because USB C is confusing ...
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Since when were command-line tools off-topic?

I previously asked this question on Meta to query the overzealous closing of this SU question as a duplicate. The moderator who initially closed it, without justification or explanation of the ...
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Rename Tag: [attachments] into [email-attachments]

I would like to suggest to rename the attachments-tag into email-attachments, analogue to the email-signature-tag.
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Reputation doesn't increase

Please help. I don't know if I'm exactly correct. I've used StackExchange with a Google account previously. I earned good reputation. But for some reasons I don't wanna use it now. I created another ...
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How is this question opinion based?

Does GTX 1650 encode/render videos at better speed/performance than RX 6500 XT?
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Why this question didn't get any attention even after my edit?

I asked very much beautiful question: https://superuser.com/questions/1050126/how-to-remote-upload-the-torx-download-links First moderators complained about unclear, so I edited it. still no reply or ...
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retaliatory down votes

At various times, my questions have received answers not properly addressing the original question, but instead targeted at a different question. Often, the user posting the answer will decline ...
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How can I convert SEC EDGAR Form 13F into Excel?

Why was How can I convert SEC EDGAR Form 13F into Excel? unilaterally closed? Prof David Postill wrote Update the question so it focuses on one problem only. This will help others answer the ...
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Add tag for drive-file-stream and for google-backup-and-sync

As the old Google Drive application is being depreciated on all platforms, I vote that we need new tags for its successors Drive File Stream and Google Backup and Sync in order to distinguish between ...
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Why do people can downvote a question without justification? [duplicate]

I have a huge problem with my pc Cannot restore Windows 8 from Windows 10 because of local administrator account I am desperate and asking for help. To my surprise someone downvoted my question ...
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Rep-mining / Using the site as a blog

I’ve noticed recently that numerous users (including high-rep users and even moderators) have been posting generic, hypothetical questions, followed immediately by an answer and accepting it. I don’t ...
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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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Random is closing questions as duplicates that should not be closed.

I have run in to this twice today. As I was typing a answer Random closed this and this question. For the first one, I understand that that one is truly a duplicate (even the poster said so in the ...
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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 aren't driveby downvoters themselves detected and penalised?

There are obvious cases of driveby downvoters. Why aren't the driveby downvoters penalised? It may even often be the same person as when it happens it's often three posts at a time that are downvoted....
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Why is stating a reason not required when closing a question?

A few of my questions are closed and no reason is ever provided.. this is incredibly annoying, why was closing questions like the following allowed? Examples: https://superuser.com/questions/209110/...
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"We are no longer accepting answers from this account. See the Help Center to learn more."

Why did I get a ban for providing an answer to a question which was helpful. Firstly I am a new user to superuser. I did a question a few years ago. I came back and thought I would answer a question ...
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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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The process of closing a question is arguably rather hostile. Can we please find a better way?

Yes, I understand why questions are closed. I don't agree with many of the reasons for closing, but that's another issue. In any case, despite the somewhat-helpful information provided to the asker, ...
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Ban Criteria - What are the exact business rules?

I have a reputation of more than 10K on some forums but banned from SuperUser! Where can I see the reason for the ban? There are some initial information on that but it did not help. I can see that ...
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Wrongly Closing/on Hold'ing questions?

If a question that can be seen by some as a somewhat broad question (and others not that broad), but can be (and gets) answered as if it is a direct question (Q&A), is it wrong or ok for a ...
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Should we limit mass cleanup of tags on old questions?

After suggesting numerous tag cleanups on Meta, I'm wondering if for some of these, the current cleanup process might actually be a bad idea. I'm not referring to the collection of tags, themselves, ...
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New tag request - 'newbie-friendly'

I realise this is unlikely to be added by the newcomer themselves, but sometimes the simplest "LMGTFY" questions are from people new to a given platform/OS; they haven't yet really figured ...
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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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Questions closed as duplicates of questions that are different

Why was this closed? It was closed as a duplicate, yet that other question is not a duplicate of it. It seems to me that people just quickly skimmed the question, and without paying too much attention ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is Community-Bot Useless?

If I am right then the community bot is next to useless because it commented that my answer was unclear. I don't see how it could be any clearer? Do you? Let's duke it out! If the bot is wrong, please ...
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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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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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Question considered "opinion based" inquiring about objective status of software project

Why is this question considered opinion based?: Project status of SUSE WebYaST I believe that whether an organization maintains a project is an objective matter, and I would be pleased if 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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