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Can we find a canonical QA to close 'will this charger work?' questions against?

We get so many of these, with only minor variations. My google-fu is failing to find one single canonical QA we could use to close these against. Can anyone find - or indeed write - one we can use as ...
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Is there an easy way to find out what this site's on-topic and off-topic questions are?

There is no quick and easy way to find what are the topics of Super User, nor what is off-topic The superuser.com/tour: Gives a very (and too) brief information in its first paragraph as to what is ...
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Allow migration of suitable hardware questions to the Hardware Recommendations Stack site

There was a site proposed in Area 51 called Hardware Recommendations. It is now in public beta and I think it would be helpful to migrate and redirect users with hardware questions to this site ...
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Can we allow both back-slashes and forward-slashes in Stack Exchange mark-down language tags?

I like that the super-user site supports a limited subset of HTMl tags. One of the supported HTML tags is <kbd> tags for keyboard text. Given that Stack Exchange mark-down language is not HTML, ...
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Combatting Spam: Enhancing Keyword Approval and Filtering

Recently, as a regular user focused mainly on Q&A, I've noticed a surge in spam content related to the "HERO RUPEE LOAN CUSTOMER CARE HELPLINE NUMBER". These posts consist of spam ...
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Will this site get a dark mode? [duplicate]

That's it, that's the question. Can we get a dark mode? I am reluctant to use these dark-mode Chrome extensions, and I think all the StackExchange sites should have a dark mode, regardless.
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Should the CSS for H1 be changed here?

I was a bit surprised to discover that using headings is considered "yelling here" (see edit here). I'm familiar with the idea that ALL CAPS is yelling, that's common across the internet ...
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Software recs - better user guidance

There are many software rec questions on meta, involving correct tags, how to ask etc, but I can't find one that covers this aspect. No matter how well a user follows the guidelines in How do I ask a ...
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I would like to search my own question, even though somebody has deleted it

Some time ago, I have asked this question, and the comments contain the information I was looking for. Later on, that question has been deleted by somebody else. Now I would like to be able to search ...
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Slogan/motto/credo/goal/summary of site next to logo

This video (“Uncovering Stack Overflow's TOXICITY” which is about SE being toxic to newbies) got me thinking. I agree that the FAQ is too long and hard to find on most Stack Exchange sites, and it ...
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Why no way to object to deleted post by moderator?

Presently there is no way to question a moderator decision to delete a post. Not even a comment is possible. I think this puts too much power in moderators and brings frustration to the post author. ...
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New functionality: convert close votes

Close votes can be retracted from a question, but after that, no more close votes can be cast on that particular question. I understand that voting and revoking several times would negatively impact ...
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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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Mention Software Recommendations SE on on-topic help page

What topics can I ask about here? says: If you have a question about [computers] and it is not about […] asking for a product […] recommendation, […] then you’re in the right place to ask your ...
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Is the format bar code sample/block option inefficient

A few months back, a SuperUser account person had a comment conversation on an answer with me regarding the format bar options. In particular about the code sample/block option from the format bar ...
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Syntax highlighting for PowerShell is unavailable / inconsistent

On this question: Can LastAccessTime be set to an old timestamp using PowerShell? I have a code block in the question and in the answer. Both code blocks are defined by having their lines start with 4 ...
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How can I turn on dark mode on here?

Can anyone tell me how I can turn on dark mode on this website? This bright white is already burning a hole in my retinas. Why is there not just a button at the bottom or top of the webpage at all ...
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The problem of the no longer working links

After some time it is physiological that answers may contain outdated links. And it is a pity. I see a couple of identification strategies: A script that actively runs across the entire database to ...
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Is it time to update this close reason?

Image & text of the Software recs close reason (just so no-one thinks this was closed already ;)… Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because ...
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Tag request: Prometheus

I'm asking a Grafana/Prometheus question on SU, and I could see there is a grafana tag, but not a prometheus tag. And it appears I need 300 rep to suggest a tag (it should be noted I have over 3500 ...
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Request to create / enable syntax highlight for M language

We have increasing number of questions about power-query. It would be great to apply syntax highlight for M language code in questions.
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Flagging content that is later edited

I posted the same thing on stackoverflow recently. It seems it needs to be posted here too. The problem is that you flag some content that is "flaggable" then the poster edits the post and your flag ...
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Add Windows 11 tag

I noticed while writing a question about Windows 11 that we don't have a Windows 11 tag. Since Windows 11 released this morning, the tag should be made for people who have questions about Windows 11.
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Could we show if someone is typing on chat?

When @ at someone, it would be good to know when he/she types an answer. Just like in popular IMs like Facebook, Gmail etc.
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Location of the "( visit meta )" link

Can we please move that link to top right? Like this "log out | about | meta | faq" ? Please? Update: Here is a screenshot
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The edit queue is full at the moment - enlarge number of items?

I have only recently started editing some posts. In the last few days I often get the error message attached as a screenshot or similar messages about a full review queue. The message also appears, ...
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Is there a way to get a email whenever there's a new answer in a thread?

Is there a way to get an email alert whenever there's an new update (such as an answer or a comment) on a thread? I know you can just use IFTTT (check out ifttt.com) and set up a trigger, but I want ...
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Merge tags windows-10 and win10

I have recently noticed that, there is a tag named win10 which has a few questions on Windows 10. But there is already the major tag windows-10 and questions should use the major tag. I personally ...
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If a user is allowed to create a bounty they should be allowed to comment even if their reputation goes below 50 [duplicate]

I used 100 reputation to create a bounty on a question, but this put my reputation at 41. I could not comment in any way on the responses I received because my reputation did not allow me to comment. ...
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How do I upload photos on Super User?

I figured that photos can only be posted via links. Is there any way to upload photos to a question or answer? Thank you!
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Drop-down list for edit summary on Stack Exchange sites

I usually edit posts for grammatical and spelling errors and strongly believe that most edits are for the same reason. I do hate typing "fixed grammar", or "improved formatting". So, why wouldn't ...
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How to get back to removed comments (particular case)?

I've asked a question and now, that I get back to it showing to a colleague of mine, I notice that portion of the comments have been removed. I'd like to see those. That would support my claim of ...
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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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Can I disable the Review Icon

The Review Icon came to my screen about a week ago. I find that it is promoting 100 or more new posts every day. By the time I see this, I have seen the posts already as I tend to look through posts ...
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How do I quickly know what types questions I can ask on a given StackExchange website?

I had a question about NFC and I wasn't sure what SE site would be appropriate to ask it on. I knew that information was documented somewhere but it took me a few minutes to find it. "Asks Different'...
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Migration - Replace ServerFault with SoftwareRecs?

I don't have figures for this, just a perception based on my close-votes, usually with new users though not always. We have no migration path to software recommendations, even for well-structured ...
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Can we have "drive" as a separate tag?

Recently, I have found myself asking questions about drives in general, such as flash drives or SD cards. I want to use the drive tag, but whenever I try to use it, it's automatically changed to hard-...
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Fully dark theme/mode?

Since the whole network is getting a more consistent theming all across its sites, why not adding a dark theme (/dark mode to the theme), as well? It's not just about the ongoing (mobile) "...
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Acknowledging comments so that they can be removed

"Comments are not for extended discussion" is in my opinion a very valuable thing to imbue in the community. Occasionally I've been on one end or another of the following situation: Person A makes a ...
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Can the "migrated from StackOverflow" notice expire, please?

There are questions that were migrated from other sites, e.g. Stack Overflow. These questions have a migration notice, e.g. Remove audio from video file with FFmpeg (Sorry, I didn't know where to ...
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Should we add "lmgtfy" to the blacklist?

Earlier today I noticed a comment that had a "lmgtfy" (Let me Google that for you) link in a comment (now deleted). Such links have been blacklisted on Stack Overflow and Software Engineering mainly ...
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Suggestion for improvement in site look

The current evolution of the SU site look has created a sidebar that is mostly empty space : It seems to me that it would be useful to transfer more information to the sidebar, in order to avoid the ...
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Change quote background color, to make code in a quote stand out

The quote background (this is inline code) color is the same as code background color. Please change it because code sometimes appears in quotes. (I realize meta has a different theme but the ...
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Audit reviews shouldn't treat comments as negative input [duplicate]

So I was reviewing first posts and came across a good question. Me thinking it has no answers yet, I left a comment asking for more information and suggesting a solution to the question. Afterwards, I ...
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Please make highlighting of up or down votes on posts more visible on Super User Meta

On all SE sites, the up or down vote arrows next to posts are highlighted if I have already voted on that post. The colours and the highlighting vary on the different sites. Unfortunately, on Super ...
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How to format Excel tables in questions?

There are so many questions regarding Excel. The questioner and those giving questions need to cite an example frequently. There are, however, no simple method to convert an excel table into a neat ...
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Can we have tags for "Report Builder" and "Reporting Services"?

I have posted a question about SQL Server, its Management Studio and its Report builder in Super User a few minutes ago and provided that Super User is the right board for that question, which ...
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Can we see the posts we (helpfully) flagged?

When I flag a post and the flag is deemed helpful, the post is usually deleted. For example: https://superuser.com/questions/785287/how-can-i-protect-my-personal-folders-individually-with-password/...
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Answers as comments - please resist the urge

I'm lifting this straight from Photography.se as I think they have a very good policy on this. I'm guilty of this too, but if it becomes policy then I shall also refrain. Many times, short answers ...
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Please let me award a bounty to a qualified answer despite my tardiness?

My bounty expired because I didn’t log in for a few days, but someone answered during the eligible period and I wish to award them the bounty. I noticed this just now — 5 hours too late. If you look ...

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