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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 ...
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I am a restricted user and can't comment on an answer

I can't ask new questions at this point, but have a similar problem that relates to this answer. I also can't sent private messages. Now what can I do? Edit: so how do I add a question? It's strange ...
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Real Question as Title or Statement as Title?

Am I right to understand that the title of a question does not actually have to be a question? It seems that I often search for a question similar to mine but do not find one, but later, after I post,...
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Should SE sites force reading of the FAQ

It seems SE sites get a lot of "shopping questions", especially from new members. Perhaps this could be remediated by disabling the editor area until the user has been seen to click on the FAQ (or a ...
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what is the purpose of down-voting a question?

I understand the reason for up-voting a question. It is a good question and the results are likely to help someone in the future. But what is the purpose of down-voting? If the question is bad, ...
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How are page views on user profiles or questions tabulated?

Is there a different means by which page views on questions and those on user profiles are tabulated? As in, can a user view their own profile or own question and that count as "1" view ? Or are page ...
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Asking questions that are clearly answered elsewhere

Recently, I turned to "the internet" looking to answer an Excel question. Over the past year, I have found myself gravitating directly to SE/SO to answer many of my technical questions (much like I ...
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My question is better suited for “serverfault” - can I move it?

I've asked a question here on superuser (https://superuser.com/questions/511168/avahi-stops-publishing-after-a-few-minutes) that would probably be more suited to serverfault.com. Is there a way to ...
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Does the question I asked belong here, or is it better on stackoverflow?

I've asked the following question, and want to get the most exposure for it possible. Obviously, posting on SO would probably attract more views, but is OK for me to post such a question there, or ...
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Do computer terminology questions belong here or on EL&U?

This comment suggests that a question I asked about computer terminology should be on English Language and Usage instead. This question isn't off topic for Super User because it is a computer-related ...
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Why is there a blank space at the top of the questions list?

When I visited Super User this morning, an extra spurious blank space appeared at the top of the list of questions on the home page. This blank space doesn't appear on any other SE site that I've ...
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Is it okay to ask a question about what to look for in a piece of hardware when shopping?

I know hardware recommendation questions are not allowed here. But here's the situation: I'm shopping for a specific kind of device and I have some specific requirement (I am being vague on purpose). ...
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Folks, we need a decent canonical Windows recovery question

It seems that we have hundreds of questions about recovering deleted files or partitions under Windows, but none of them in a really good format for Super User. Most of them degraded into the typical ...
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How to get my question answered by sharing the link across stack exchange sites

I posted a question (related to wordpress) at wordpress.stackexchange. How can I share the question across a similar site "Superuser" (it has a tag for wordpress)? Is it possible or not? I want ...
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Can I move/duplicate a question to another Stack site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I request to move a question to a different Stack Exchange site? I have a question on this site that may as well work at, say, Ask Different. Is it possible to ...
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Is it proper to ask a question about removing advertisments in an application?

I would like to achieve to get rid of the advertisement in this application. You can't seem to get rid of this mandatory ad displayed everytime you start it. Would asking for a practice to remove ...
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What are the prerequisites for a question to be transferred over to Super User?

Two questions really: What are the prerequisites for a question to be migrated over to Super User part of Stack Exchange? Why was my question migrated over from Stack Overflow to SuperUser, if the ...
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What do you do if you want to ask a question, but someone already asked it, and there wasn't a decent answer response?

The example I've come from is this: Merging IMAP account into gmail I have already typed out a better-worded question on the same topic and will probably get fresh, excellent up-to-date answers. I'...
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What's in a good question? (A Super User Blog Entry)

I'm looking to put together a blog post that people can reference on how to ask, and the right way to ask question here at Super User. What are some suggestions that you would have for new users ...
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Deletion of first line in questions

I've noticed that when I make the first line of my post Hi Superuser, or Hello Superuser, It auto-deletes it. If it is anything else (maybe a few more variants of this exist), it will not ...
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What's the proper role with respect to third-party EULA's, NDA's, and other agreements?

It's not uncommon on superuser, programmers, and stackoverflow to come across questions that involve, or where the answer may involve, violating some agreement that may exist between the OP and some ...
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Why are smartphone-related questions considered off-topic on superuser.com? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a modern phone not a computer? In the F.A.Q. it is written that the site is about questions about "computer software" and "not about electronic devices, media players, cell ...
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Asking about a specific virus when others are closed

After searching virus questions on Super User, I've noticed that many are closed. Is this site the place to ask a question about a specific virus on a home PC running Window 7? Specifically, I want ...
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Where to ask a question that pertains to Windows and Android?

Where would I ask a question about a Windows based software that can enable me to send SMS via my Android phone which is physically connected to the PC? Would it be here on Super User or on Android SE ...
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why i have been blocked from asking questions?

i asked a two questions on superuser community one is with -5 votes and another is with +2 votes,and i even voted to delete my question to why am i blocked from asking question further? please refer ...
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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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I have a suggestion on what to do with the Software Rec Tag

With the upcoming release of Windows 8 we expect an influx of users and questions. I feel that we need to prep for their coming. With that in mind, the software-rec is a nuisance in mine and others ...
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Request to migrate a question to Raspberry Pi declined

I recently flagged a question to be migrated to Raspberry Pi. Backup data rate on Raspberry Pi maxing out at 5 Mb/s. Why? But it was declined with the following explanation. don't really ...
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Asking the same as existing question, but for a different platform/OS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should the original intent of a question be broadened to make the answers more canonical? Sometimes there's an existing question on a topic you want answers to, but the ...
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Should we allow theoretical questions, those asked due to curiosity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are “explain the technology to me” questions on-topic? You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-...
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Why do all (recent) “First Questions” seem to have at least 1 upvote and bad ordering?

I was looking at the "Review, first questions" pages (month view, not random), when something suspicious caught my eye: Every question has at least 1 upvote! Also, the questions are not ordered ...
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Special offer: 2 questions in the price of 1!

What should we do with "questions" such as this, that are really two questions disguised as one? Flag them? Edit them? Close as "not a real question"?
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What constitutes a subjective question on Super User?

What constitutes a subjective question on superuser.com? I'm thinking of a RAID setup and want to throw around ideas, is that too subjective?
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What to do with questions that can't be solved…except by re-install?

Taking a look at this question: Problems with sound and flash in Ubuntu 12 The OP asks a questions and then answers it with "Oh! Fixed it by re-installing linux!" I've noticed as I've browsed ...
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“Ignored tags” visibility preference misbehaves

I just had this happen: The single search result disappeared the moment the page finished loading. While it's possible to hide ignored tags (presuming this is a feature), I didn't check that ...
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Editing OS-specific questions or answers if the question or answer will also apply to another OS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should the original intent of a question be broadened to make the answers more canonical? I recently found out that this question - How print multiple independent pages in one ...
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Can't we prevent some questions from being tweeted (at least until they're reviewed)?

I mean, I understand that our Twitter account is for publicity, but do we really want to tweet about certain questions automatically? why 1kb contain 1024 byte? 1kb = 1000 byte I tired ...
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Can I not delete my own questions, after answers were posted?

I have some questions that are just sitting there, for which I either don't agree with the answer / it doesn't work for me. Can I not delete a question once someone has posted an answer?
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Where to ask about XBox 360 and Video file support?

I have a question about MP4 video files and formats that I'm putting on my NAS device to share with my XBox 360 console. The SuperUser FAQ says not to ask questions about consoles. Where is the best ...
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What does “kviews” mean? [duplicate]

As in the image shown, some questions have a certain number of kviews whereas others have N views. Why? What is "kviews"?
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What to do with answers to abandoned questions?

This problem has been discussed in several ways by now, but I did not find the problem I am facing with it. I often face the problem that I answer a question and the user who made the question just ...
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Where can I ask, if I can ask at all, the following question (search for an e-commerce software)

I opened a question on SU, about looking for a self-hosted E-commerce software with advanced importing and exporting capabilites. Soon after, the question got closed. Can I ask such a question? If ...
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When should questions be moved to AskDifferent/AskUbuntu/…?

I read this question, which helped, but where is the line? Just because a question is about an Apple product, doesn't mean it is off-topic (not at all actually) just because another (more specific) ...
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Make up-votes to questions worth 10 points again as they get so few votes?

I read that in the past the up-votes given to questions were worth 10 points just as the up-votes to answers are. However, after changing that moderators started encouraging users to vote more on ...
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Migrated questions are shown as {closed} on user profile pages

Migrated questions are shown as closed on a user's profile. In the question list: On the user profile: This affects both meta and main sites and is inconsistent and confusing.
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What's the rule on pastebin use?

If someone pastes something on pastebin or pastie or some similar site and links the result in their question, should I pull that data in? I've seen people do that for images, so I adapted that ...
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Problems with Problem in title

I was trying to edit this question. I just wanted to add a tag and add a link to CamStudio, but I can't save it. I'm being told please do not use these words in titles: 'Problem'. Well, I wish I ...