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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 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, ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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?
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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How should I have known the Duck was an April Fools prank and not a browser infection?

I was browsing SuperUser.com looking for a way to fix Widnows (Tantalus level effort, but still), and I noticed a duck asking me if it could help me. My first thought was that my browser was infected!...
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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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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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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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I just want to leave this off-topic question here

I just got back from work. I have to do some cleaning in the house, then watch something to relax in order to go to sleep for the iteration of the next day. So, why this question was off-topic I leave ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

I posted this answer, which was deleted. Why was it deleted? Added image of deleted post for <10k users.
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Why Attribution Alone Can't Prevent a Plagiarism Suspension

Question: Does attributing and referencing content sources in your answer alone protect you from having your SuperUser account suspended for plagiarism? Important: Clear guidelines, consistent ...
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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/...
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My post was unfairly closed

I asked a question about my internet abnormality. Bad internet connections running my program but most speed test results are normal except for one I explained How I discovered the problem. How I ...
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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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Why was this closed? [closed]

How many guesses per second are possible against an encrypted disk?
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question is closed without proper reason

This was my question How can I benchmark Linux PC I see its closed as not constructive. Which means, This question is not a good fit to our Q&A format. We expect answers to generally involve ...
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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 ...
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We need to kill the [facebook] tag

Just found the facebook, needs to be killed too.
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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 ...
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