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This migration to Stack Overflow was erroneous

The question Automatically add comma to end of JavaScript objects in VSCode (see Revision History here) was erroneously migrated to Stack Overflow. This is clearly a software use question – about ...
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Is Spam Assasin configuration on-topic?

My web host company handles my email & they run it through Apache Spam Assasin. Using CPanel, I only see options to black/white-list domains, but I would like to mark as spam based on certain ...
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Computer + off-topic devices, problem with off-topic device; Q on topic?

Video playing sideways after burning to DVD was recently posted. The gist: The OP used their cell phone to record videos, then transferred the files to their computer and was able to watch them on ...
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Is asking about search engines ( startpage.com + duckduckgo.com) On Topic on superuser?

I have a question that relates to a computer , web application, in particular it is the search engine startpage.com. My question is basically: "Is there a way to query search results without all the ...
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Why was this Discord question rejected as off-topic?

A few months ago I asked on Meta Super User whether questions about Discord belonged on Super User or Web Apps. I asked this because I noticed that both sites were voting to close Discord questions ...
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Would this question about printing a webpage be on-topic on Super User?

I'm trying to print a Medium post: https://medium.com/@keeper6928/how-to-unit-test-machine-learning-code-57cf6fd81765 but no matter what I do, the code chunks get cropped. In the actual question, of ...
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Would this optical media question be considered on-topic?

We have had a few questions in the past about the longevity of optical media. For example: Do pressed disks CD/DVD ROMS have longer life than CD-R/DVD-R’s?, which focused on the useful life of ...
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Do questions about Discord belong on Super User or Web Applications?

discord is a voice and text chat program similar to Skype and Teamviewer. It's available both as a downloadable desktop application for Windows/Mac/Linux, and as an in-browser Web Application. My ...
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Is this question about processor licensing off-topic?

Question in question: CPU Technology Licensing - Why Not? To the best of my understanding, I am asking a question in the right place, per https://superuser.com/help/on-topic, under the category "...
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Would this question about correct usage of MS Word styles be on-topic

I'd like to ask this question about microsoft word styles, and I am not sure whether it is ontopic here: When is it advisable to modify the standard style in a word document? I would like to ...
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Specific policy on AWS & EC2?

This is a follow-up to a recent Meta question: Where do EC2 and AWS questions truly belong? That question was posted by a WebApps moderator, calling attention to inappropriate migrations to WebApps. ...
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Are documentation requests on-topic?

I've recently commented a question being off-topic asking for software / product / service recommendation. The OP commented he thinks it's on-topic as it's not "software / product / service" I ...
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Are new questions regarding Windows XP on-topic?

Does superuser follow the same policy as askubuntu to mark new questions about "no-longer supported" operating systems as off-topic?
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Does requesting an answer in a certain style make it off-topic?

Note: the question has since been edited, so the wording that prompted this post would be found in the edit history. I voted to close this question: What is the “simple English” translation for a ...
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Is this question suitable here?

I came from the general meta site with this question in mind: I know I can build a .rar file with regular method or programs, and append it to an image by using a command such as cat img.jpg myfile....
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Are relationships/interference between two piece of hardware on topic?

A colleague claims that leaving on cell phone on top of an external conventional platter hard drive could damage the drive. I'm not so sure about that, so I am interested in posting a question on ...
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Is Super User a good place to ask this particular question about networking?

Consider this question about point-to-point networking: I have two old docsis 2.0 modems and my cable company has decided to force all customers to upgrade to 3.0 or loose service. I hate to have ...
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What to do about the Windows Insider Program?

There have been a few questions about the tags for windows-10 and windows-10-preview, and whether such things are even on topic, similar to the same issue last time with Windows 8. I have noticed a ...
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Question a/ Computer Architecture terminology on-topic?

CPU architectures are still most of the time communicated in terms of "x86" and "x64" as opposed to numbers of bits. I have an idea as to why this is, but I'm not entirely sure. I'd like to ask if ...
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Proposed Question - Supercomputers - Looking on info for the running time of WRF on ES2 (Earth Simulator 2)

I feel this question doesn't fit here - or possibly on any SE. Am I wrong? Can someone help me find information on "How FAST WRF runs on ES2?"? We know how fast ES2 runs, and how much memory ...
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Why is the location of files used by a programme off topic?

I opened a question some days ago that has been closed. At this moment the reason given for the closure is: the question where FreeCiv files need to go on an Android system is off topic here ...
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Are Windows 10 Preview questions on-topic?

Are questions about the Windows 10 Technical Preview (and its twin the Windows Insider Program) on-topic? Given that we have a reputation for closing questions relating to beta software (we even used ...
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Are questions about Firefox OS on-topic on Super User?

Are questions about Firefox OS on-topic on Super User? Even questions that don’t "interface with your computer"? For example: How can I change the URL of a Firefox bookmark in Firefox OS? How can I ...
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Are questions about specific models of hardware okay?

I'd like to know whether Logitech K310 "washable" keyboard is still washable with one of the keys removed. Would such question be okay?
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Are Adobe Creative Cloud questions on-topic for Super User?

I was among the first to ask about Adobe's relatively new subscription-based service to supersede the former Creative Suite, Creative Cloud. Now, it appears that my questions on my new tag adobe-...
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Clarification of on-topic status [closed]

I don't want to pick on Nestor here, as I think his question is good, but I'm questioning whether it is on-topic. Let me clarify that I'm not complaining about flag weight, I promise. However, I ...
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How should we treat questions involving mobile computers like barcode scanners that use Windows Mobile?

UPDATE - I found this proposal over on area51. It suggests a StackExchange site for Windows Mobile. Go follow it if you want to see this! I've been using a computer like this at work for the last ...