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Do we need a canonical question for creating bootable Windows 10 installation media?

To this date, community-faq has only one canonical post for creating bootable installation media for Windows 7 which dates back to 2009. The answers are mostly "use this tool and it works" that are ...
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How do you deal with edits that strip personal details of the author from a question, ultimately graveyarding the question?

I posted on Super User about a rather particular issue about Windows 10 behaving very awkwardly to the point where I'd call the issue a bug, since traditional methods of how you would normally fix ...
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How can a question about a deleted question be a hot meta question?

This Is it even possible to reword my question to be relevant? has a link to the deleted question. Why is it on Hot Meta Posts?
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How do you get an uploaded image removed/deleted?

I uploaded a file before I properly cleaned off the content and what to have that file removed from the image repository. How do I get it deleted from the image repository? Note the relevant ...
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Question put on hold as too broad

I don't want to be that guy who complains about a rightful disciplinary action against him. But I really don't know what I did wrong here. I asked a question about a problem I'm currently encountering ...
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Where can I ask questions that aren't Super User questions?

Thank you for your confidence in our abilities! But have you read our FAQ? We get a lot of non computer related questions on here. Yes, someone here might be able to help you, but you'll find that ...
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Is a question about chroma subsampling in a TV on topic?

I'd like to ask why my Samsung TV defaults to 4:2:0 for external HDMI inputs, and allows 4:4:4 ("UHD color") only after enabling a specific setting, one that even requires reboot. The question is why ...
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Wrongly Closing/on Hold'ing questions?

If a question that can be seen by some as a somewhat broad question (and others not that broad), but can be (and gets) answered as if it is a direct question (Q&A), is it wrong or ok for a ...
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How do I ask a question that may require recommending software?

I have a problem that I need solved, and it may require the recommendation of software. How do I ask these type of questions so that they aren't closed? Note: This is for reference to point users ...
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A suspended account and its days visited counter/records

Question When an account is suspended, does the suspended account have the ability to keep their days "visited" or "consecutive" days visited streak alive, and increment the number up still during ...
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What's too broad about my question?

I have a question about my Super User post: How to protect my files against application? (Sandboxing?) First, I'm not complaining, I'm just trying to understand. Second, I already edited the ...
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What to do about outdated questions now that “no longer relevant” doesn't exist as a close reason?

There used to be a close reason called "no longer relevant" that we were supposed to use, but it no longer exists. What should we do instead in this day and age?
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What is a good title for a question? [duplicate]

I tried to find instructions on how to make a good title for a question. There is informations in the help center on how to ask question and how to use the tags, but nothing specific on the title. ...
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Why are some Super User answers not sorted by up-votes?

I was just looking at this question on SuperUser: How do I change the user I am logged in with on a Network Share? Unlike other questions, the answers do not seem to be sorted in any particular order ...
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Who all can technically view saved drafts for questions and answers

As the post When I go to "Ask Question" here at superuser, how do I get an empty form? My previous question keeps showing up. states. . . Stack Exchange sites will save a question or ...
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Undelete an answer on a closed post that was deleted before it was closed

My Question If you delete an answer on a question that is opened and then that question is closed, can you undelete that answer after the question is closed? The Story I noticed in some comments on ...
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Why are old questions on top? [duplicate]

There are many old questions showing on the start page of superuser.com. If I open one of them, I see old dates both in answers, comments, and the editing time of the question. How/why are these get ...
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Lift question bans by answering?

How can I get out of a question ban? Begin by by improving your existing questions: do as much as possible to make them clear, specific and on-topic. The ban will be lifted automatically by ...
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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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when can you ask coding questions here? [duplicate]

I've noticed people asking questions related to shell coding, such as this user: How to extract part of a string, in Windows batch file? and was wondering when this is appropriate? I'm seeing some ...
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How to handle a suspected troll?

Consider the question What are file systems? - there is no indication of what research the querent has done, and punching the title into Google generates a bunch of links to sites (including Wikipedia)...
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Canonical question for remapping keyboard keys

We have many questions regarding remapping keyboard keys on Windows. Should we make one of them a canonical question and close the others as dupes?
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Questions about removing enrollment from Chromebooks

I can see that more and more questions about this topic are posted on Super User or Unix & Linux. It usually goes like this: Someone bought a used Chromebook online (eBay, Amazon Marketplace, ...
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How to close the question that you had answer already?

I have a question about my Super User post: Windows 10 Creator Update Version 1703 I have get the answer i was expected so how can i close this question?
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In the middle of writing answer on a question when it's closed and losing the answer content?

Scenario A moderator, review voters, etc. initiate a status change of a question to "closed", "off-topic", and so forth. At the moment of the approved change someone was already in the middle of ...
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Canonical question on PXE/“no bootable device” errors, help us close the duplicates

We get variations of what is essentially the same question all the time: the system doesn't start Windows, dropping to PXE boot and failing and/or throwing a "no bootable device" or similar error. The ...
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RFE: hide vote counts for an initial 2 weeks

I would like to see up/down vote tallies not released until the question has had a chance to be viewed. It's fairly well established that seeing results of votes before you have had a chance to ...
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Is the time between two questions allowed to be posted constant?

I ve just started to participate and I have to wait 40 minutes since my last question to post another. Will it be 40 minutes for the rest of my life on superuser or does the waiting time Change with ...
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Placing a user's comment in their own post [duplicate]

I can't really think of a specific title for this since it's only just grown on me and I can't find anywhere else so rename if needed, and sorry in advance. So I was on this post I messed up my PC, ...
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Are some questions too easy for Super User?

To put it another way: Can we assume that someone who asks a question on Super User has tried to find the answer elsewhere first? For many (most?) people, the first step in finding an answer to ...
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Which answer to accept: best for me, or best in general?

I asked a question a few days ago which I subsequently found my own answer to. I gather that accepting your own answer is fine, however in this case I feel that whilst my answer solves it for me, in ...
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How to proceed when underlying problem solved, but does not match question?

I have asked this question: I/O Error on XSane frontend, but not on std out By now I know what my underlying problem was, but the question was initially on how to get more debugging output. Should I ...
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What should happen to a question which the OP realised was not necessary?

I came across this question today, where the OP quickly realised their mistake and stated so in the comments, however they haven't deleted the question and no other action has been taken on it (...
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Why permission of “ASK QUESTION” went away again?

I'm facing interesting issue. On StackOverflow, I have been actively get help + help others, but on SuperUser, I am almost banned permanently.. due to my incorrect first steps while joining SU, I've ...
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“This looks like spam”

I have a complex issue. It is a rare issue and has been plaguing me for several years. Therefore, it needs explaining. Therefore, it's long - 7237 characters produced over two hours of constant ...
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Canonical question on USB flash drives becoming write-protected

We have lots of questions about USB flash drives becoming write-protected and most of them aren't closed. The closest I can find to a canonical question is this, whose answers are rather lacking as ...
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Why doesn't a question with score of 5 show up in Top Questions in my network profile?

I've asked this question and it has a score of 5 (it's my only question with score of 5 or more on the Stack Exchange). But in my network profile, there is a part called "Top Questions" where it says ...
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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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I created a resource for an answer. Are there specifications/rules to include it as picture or link?

I answered to this question "Looking up gnuplot abbreviations", in the beginning giving only the method to find the meaning of the abbreviations used or usable. After I've created a a resource (a ...
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Question about Linux/Android coexistence on a device are on topic?

I just find a closed question that asks about "Security Issues using Android/Debian Systems at the same time on a single device". Originally was titled "Use MaruOS or wait for Ubuntu Phone with Unity ...
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Is this question acceptable?

I want to ask a question about digital obsolescence but I am concerned it would be closed as too broad or primarily opinion based. Title: Why do people run old Operating Systems? There was a comment ...
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Is comparing motherboards primarily opinion based? [duplicate]

I am seeing people ask questions about Intel and AMD motherboards and trying to compare the features. Do we entertain these opinion based questions? This is tricky to flag. We know that motherboard ...
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Existing question does not cover recent versions: Extend or create new question?

I need a page explaining to my customers how to check whether their Windows (any version) is 32bit or 64bit. All I have found is How can I find out whether my Windows is 32bit or 64 bit? which ...
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Using superuser.com to warn my own users

In 2 days from now, users of legacy versions of our client-side software will no longer be able to login due to forced SSL setup update server-side. the error message will be cryptic. Also, we don't ...
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Question limit?

Is it my mistake that people were not able to answer questions that I ask, or they do not bother to answer some petty questions? I sent a request to enable my question limit, according to the admins, ...
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Q&A Posts - The Question

I'm looking at starting to do Q&A posts here on SuperUser for problems that I encounter, from uncommon problems to common problems. Obviously, the answer will have the most info in the entire post,...
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Is Tumbleweed badge an achievement or otherwise?

Lately two of my questions earned me a tumbleweed badge? Does this mean my questions don't make sense and I need to improve them to attract more attention?
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Is this general printer refill question appropriate?

I asked a general question regarding refilling toner in laser printers. Is this question appropriate? When refilling toner, why only to half capacity? SuperUser is appropriate for computer support ...
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Can I ask “What is the name of X”?

Can I ask a question of this type: I forgot the name of this software. What was the name of software that does A,B,C? If not, does SE have an appropriate site for this? Thanks. Reference to my ...
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I want to ask a too broad question and answer it with a tutorial I wrote myself. What will the be the community's reaction?

We were asked to set up a LAMP server on an unused desktop PC a week ago. I am a complete newbie regarding this matter. The only experience I had was that I was slightly familiar with vi and the ...