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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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Should “What are the advantages of X” questions be closed?

Should "What are the advantages of X" questions be closed? I see that some are open, some are closed, so I wonder what the policy is. Examples: https://superuser.com/q/730315/116475 What are the ...
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General troubleshooting tips for Excel formulas and VBA

I'm interested mainly in Excel and VBA, reading a lot of questions in these topics. I often find questions like "formula doesn't work", "what is the problem with this code" for which there are a ...
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Are questions about AutoCAD usage on topic here?

Are questions about general AutoCAD usage on topic here (not for any specific field, I'm just teaching myself how to use it as a general skill)? There is the CAD proposal, but it's just a proposal, ...
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Understands why question got closed, still not sure how to rephrase

I asked a question and it got put on hold with the motivation that it's asking for a service/software which quickly get outdated etc. I'm perfectly fine with the action taken and I do understand the ...
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Edit the question or ask a new one?

I have a question about memory usage that was a little ill-informed on my part, and it turns out the issue is being caused by something else entirely. Before I add any more information I'm inclined to ...
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Unsatisfied with an answer

I asked a question a while ago, about performance problems, but the question I was given didn't solve my problem, (it didn't even try), and now the question is closed. The same situation is causing ...
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Transfer ownership of question

I have a question at SuperUser which was not answered effectively for a period of time. Since then I don't have the subject hardware anymore, so I cannot test the upcoming ideas. I would gladly ...
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The slider to make the text area taller does not work on iPad

In questions and answers, the text area has a nice slider to make him taller. Alas, on iPad, the slider does not work. It would be nice to make the slider work. Thank you. I have Safari on iOS 7 ...
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Can “why” functionality questions be asked? [duplicate]

I have a question based upon observations I've noticed while working in Active Directory. Can I ask a "why" question in Superuser about functionality that I've observed or is Superuser strictly a "...
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Limit time for downvotes

Can we put a limit on the downvote system please (I'm talking years)? The reason is the SU rules change in regards to what is on and off topic. So current queue (at time of writing) is filled with ...
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Questions I asked on Super User are appearing on other websites [duplicate]

I asked my question on Super User but when I search on Google I found some other website showing the same question by me or asked by some other user. These are on: bighow.org/42237765-...
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Is there a difference between a product rec question and a product exist question?

I asked two questions: https://superuser.com/questions/856216/what-tablets-exist-that-will-run-any-distribution-of-linux-natively What linux distributions exist that will run natively on a tablet? ...
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How can I improve this question?

I recently asked Windows gets stuck uninstalling display languages, which wasn't received well, and got 2 downvotes, and I'm wondering what I did wrong/how I can improve the question. I can't really ...
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Flag obsolete question for closing

Yesterday, I posted https://superuser.com/questions/836446/why-is-flash-player-trying-to-load-flex-framework-rsls-swz-files-from-my-serve/836750#836750, and today I found that the problem was due to a ...
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What is the appropriate disposition for “hiccup” questions?

I use the term "hiccup" to refer to an unusual. one time problem that can't be replicated, can't be diagnosed or solved, and disappears on its own. The unanswered question pool has many of them. A ...
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Question ban warning although I haven't yet asked anything

If I go to Ask Question on Super User I get this message displayed: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more. ...
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How do we handle questions where the OP wants to do something destructive to their OS?

How should we handle questions like How to delete "Program Files (x86)" folder after windows login where the asker wants to do something that is unambiguously destructive to the OS/...
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A site seems to be mirroring Super User

There is a question on Super User that seems to be copied at earthwithsun.com/questions/13942/paint-net-equivalent-for-linux If you scroll down to the bottom of earthwithsun.com you'll see another ...
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What to do if you posted a question, but you can no longer test a provided solution? [duplicate]

I posted this question 5 months ago. No one provided an answer and I didnt solve the issue on my own. Since posting it, I had long since forgotten I even asked the question. Today, someone provided ...
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Very suspicious question

This question has accumulated 689 upvotes since yesterday, and the single answer has accumulated 708 upvotes. Now, there may be questions that merit such adulation, and this one is kind of ...
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Are questions about modifying Android hardware on-topic?

Questions about the Android platform on SuperUser are routinely migrated to Android, but apparently questions about modifying Android hardware are off-topic there. So....are questions about modifying ...
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Are you allowed to ask follow-up questions or duplicate questions if there were no satisfactory answers?

Are things like follow-up questions or duplicate questions if there were no satisfactory answers, permissible on this site?
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'Wall of text' question

I've seen a lot of 'wall of text' questions, like this: Using Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit on Google Chrome Incognito with both of the extensions AdBlock AND AdBlock Plus,I want to block as many ...
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Unattended first posts

I am fairly new in the Super User community, and I am still trying to understand how things work. So forgive me for asking this question which may seem a bit silly to some members. This is ...
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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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Is this question about modular vs. non-modular power supplies OK to ask?

Please spell out the reasons(or advantages) to buy a modular power supply vs.non-modular power supply I read a wikipedia article section on modular power supplies, but the community could ...
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A picture is a thousand words. Let's make use of that more. Promote Pictures in SuperUser

I've been to so many forums on computers over the years an one thing always stands out. The Lack of information. Take this recent question for example: https://superuser.com/questions/750311/how-can-...
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When posting on super user keep getting “An error occured submiting the question” [duplicate]

I'm trying to post a question on superuser.com but keep getting the message "An error occurred submitting the question" when I click Post Your Question.
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Thinking maybe I should migrate a question

I asked this: Auto-forwarding messages on a Facebook group to a mailing list on WebApps.SX ; on second though, I think maybe it's a better fit on this site (e.g. because it doesn't actually have to ...
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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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Is there any way to delete my question that has comments and answers?

Some days ago I posted some repeating questions in superuser. As a result they are no longer accepting questions from me. Now I want to delete those questions. But the problem is that, those questions ...
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Why do high-reputation users tend to have lots of answers but very few or no questions, and am I asking too many questions for my reputation?

After looking through the user profiles of very high-reputation users, it seems that most such users have lots and lots of answers, but very few or even no questions at all. Why? On the other hand, ...
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Question not appearing in my profile

Last night I wanted to check a question I posted to see if it got any answers or comments (yes, I'm aware of the "inbox" function; I just wanted to make sure) but I couldn't find the question. I tried ...
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How can I find my the question I asked?

I asked a question in superuser about 3 hours ago. And then I closed my browser and opened it some time ago. Now I want to see question. I searched and was unable to find it. I don't deleted it. How ...
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At what point do regexes become programming questions?

This question is tagged "perl" as well as awk and sed and asks about a regular expression. Find number in string and replace it At what point do questions that are answered with programs move from ...
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What is the proper way to cite an answer from another StackExchange site?

What is the proper way to cite an answer from another StackExchange site? It is not uncommon to find an answer to a question for SuperUser on ServerFault or StackOverflow. But there doesnt seem to ...
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Flag your own question

It's funny that you can not only answer your own question, but also flag it. Why one would do this? Why this possibility exists at all? Is it a joke?
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Filter out SU questions where votes are negative

I'm getting SU questions with "https://superuser.com/questions?sort=newest&pagesize=50&page=1" Is there a way to filter out 'silly' questions which were voted down from url above?
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Add informations to “reopen” - request

So I want to add some informations to a question which take care of the "Should I use an antivirus on osx" - question. So I have clicked the reopen-link. But I'm not able to add any information why I ...
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Where do you draw the line between a “stupid” question and an acceptable one?

I'll be honest, at times, I've been tempted to downvote a question simply because the solution is blatantly obvious to someone with even limited computer experience. Many questions like these are ...
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How to drag attention to someone else's question?

I found out badly answered/voted question: disable the F1 key for whole system And I hope it gets more attention, so the "best answer" could be the right one (the regedit thing). Just to help out ...
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How to defend new users from unconstructive downvoting

This may be somewhat duplicate, but I think the issue still stands on its own compared to others. I've noticed a depressing trend for new users, who often write poorly formed questions, having their ...
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Collect the multitude of “SMART - failure predicted” questions?

We have half a dozen questions asking about a boot-time SMART warning: On booting my laptop warns me about failure of hard disk is imminent...can it be repaired or to be replaced..? Is there a script ...
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Are there optimal days/hours to post questions in order to get visibility and answers?

I know that maybe that's a a silly and weird question, if it's not appropriate please forgive me and feel free to close it. Given the large amount of questions that the site gets daily, it may happen ...
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What is a “linked” question?

If you take a look at this question How to scan and detect spying software you can see that on the right column, just above the list of "related" questions, there is another one listed as "linked". ...
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Posting question & answer, why must I wait two days to accept it?

When posting a question and an answer together (like explained here) why must I wait two days to accept the answer? If I have understood correctly, the Q&A-together format is meant to provide ...
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Why are some of my questions highlighted in blue?

I was looking at the newest questions tab and noticed two of them have a blueish background. Is this something new? If so, what does it represent?
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Is this question suitable for SuperUser?

This question was closed on ServerFault, as it's about a home network and not a professional-capacity one. Is it suitable for SuperUser? I got conflicting advice when I asked on this thread.
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Advice on approving edits

I have noticed a wave of improved tag edits in the review bin. I am seeking advice or awarness on the quality aspect of tag only edits. Is this something that is OK on a large scale? Note, I did not ...