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Removing clutter in unclear questions with many clarifying comments

Consider this question where there now exist 6 user edits and 11 comments before the requirements were clear. Is there a process for rewriting the entire question and removing the comments used to ...
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Are screenshots preferred over links?

I got an answer with a screen shot out of the documentation for the program I was asking about. In the comment thread below, the person who posted the screen shot seems to be alleging that screen ...
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Official policy for editing code in answers?

In another Meta discussion about suggested edits, Mokubai♦ posted the following: With code related edits if I do not know what the edit is doing or if it changes the output of the code in ...
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Questions about bypassing or circumventing network security

I have seen a number of questions on how to bypass network security. I was wondering if superuser (or stackexchange) had a policy or stock answer about this? As a regular kind of user, I can ...
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Procurement vs hardware compatibility

There is a problem specific to Canada that needs some consideration on SU. Until relatively recently (2003), all Prime Ministers ("Presidents") had come from Quebec -- for 43 out of 50 years. As a ...
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What is the policy on duplicate answers?

In the question how do I echo $something >> file.txt without carriage return? which was asked and answered about a month ago, a new answer has been submitted which is essentially a duplicate (...
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Do questions on software's “terms of use” belong on SU?

Do questions on software's "terms of use" (what you need to click agree and accept... to install software), belong on SU?
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SuperUser TOS and site content for informative talks

The Terms of Service has two clauses about site content. The first expressly prohibits any and all use of site content. And, the second states portions of site content are made available as archives ...
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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 ...
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Legal basis for restriction of discussions?

A recent discussion of policy here left me wondering about the legal reasoning behind it. On any computer-related forum, there will sometimes be questions related to usage that may violate the EULA. ...
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Is discussion of techniques for removing DRM permitted?

I just asked a question about how to remove DRM from Kindle books that I had purchased and it was promptly closed by the moderator studiohack with the following comment: We don't encourage this ...
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Superuser FAQ note about “websites and web services” is unclear?

Possible Duplicate: Superuser website applications policy I recently had a question on Superuser closed: https://superuser.com/questions/104025/is-there-any-free-forum-software-that-supports-...
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Super User website applications policy

I recently asked this question on Super User, and a big discussion arose on appropriate questions. The issue came down to the new verbiage in the FAQ: I had figured that the websites line was just ...
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Super User website applications policy

I recently asked this question on Super User, and a big discussion arose on appropriate questions. The issue came down to the new verbiage in the FAQ: I had figured that the websites line was just ...