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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/...
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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. ...
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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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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+ ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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?
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Closure of question and rude approach

My question here has been closed. Rename files 000…001…002… to 001…002…003 as too broad. From my point of view, it is clear what I am asking. I'm asking of a simple way for these files to be renamed, ...
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Why were my 2 edits suggesting formatting changes to numbering rejected?

Please see https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/756634 and https://superuser.com/review/suggested-edits/756633. Adding numbering helped clarify the multitude of solutions.
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Silently deleting comments: Not Cool Super User!

So, someone deleted a couple comments I made in response to someone else's comments. There was no messaging to me about when or why. That is totally uncool. This is cencorship, pure and simple. Yes ...
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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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Is it legal to post content from overclock.net, if it is against their TOS? [closed]

One user is posting pirated content from the site overclock.net, here is what their TOS say: Posting Content and Assets By posting content: You have confirmed that you have not made this content ...
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Suggestion of a measure to avoid abandoned bounties

I see too many posts with bounties being abandoned on our site. Bounties are an efficient attention-getter device which does well to attract answers to the post. If the post is abandoned, this seems ...
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High threshold for "well-asked" questions

Various posters have previously complained about the voting patterns on SuperUser and the standard response is that down votes are accorded to "poorly asked questions". Well, it would seem that "well-...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Why am I getting a question ban?

I have only asked 2 or 3 questions and got a ban without that warning. Is my status on other SE sites causing me to have a premature question ban here?
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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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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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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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A reply I made on my own post got deleted?

I posted a question to an issue I have. When someone offered help and asked a question about my machine, I replied to it, but that reply got pulled - with a message saying it didn't answer the ...
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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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How to deal with an incompetent moderator

Asked this question: https://superuser.com/questions/1565766/difference-between-a-serial-and-a-usb-port a few days back and it got closed because "Closed. This question needs details or clarity. ...
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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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Seriously consider removing the "no software recommendations" rule, or stop moderators from abusing it

You encounter a specific computing problem. You search for a solution everywhere and don't find one. You spend a considerable length of time writing a well-thought-out, researched, eloquent and ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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