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Should I delete my own question if no new answer can be validated?

A while ago, I asked this question for which no solution was found. I have since re-installed the host in question and gave it to a family member. So now I will be unable to validate any answers given ...
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Need help with “need help” questions

Plz help! I really need help with all those "need help" posts!1 (x86 36) It's really urgent. No, seriously. The words "need help" in a title are a good sign of low quality posts. In most cases, ...
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Possible to suggest tag(s) after scanning through the question?

Is it possible to add this feature - after user enter his/her question into the question text area, the website will auto insert some suggestive tags for the question and insert them automatically in ...
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Add “views” ordering to answer list again

There once was a views sort order for answers in a user's profile, but it apparently was removed. It is only available for questions. While it might need to be made clear that it's not ...
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Questions about Small Business environments on topic?

Are small business environment questions on topic for SU, or should they be put onto SF (with a server)? Just in case anyone is wondering, the question is https://serverfault.com/questions/352137/...
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Can I embed a YouTube video in a question or answer?

Over on gaming.stackexchange.com I often see YouTube videos embedded in questions and answers. Here is an example. I see in the source that there is not special markup, just the youtube.com url alone ...
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Long list of probably worthless questions

Long list of posts was generated by running a program over the data dump for superuser. Unfortunately, the data is a bit old, and some of the questions have been removed since then. When I tried to ...
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Should humorous/funny questions be deleted from Super User?

I was browsing through some recently deleted questions, and found this one: What is your most spectacular or interesting death of a computing device? What is your most spectacular or ...
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Tooltip when pointing to question links ends with '…' [closed]

The tooltip that appears when I point to a question link on the front page always ends in … instead of a proper ellipsis: I can reproduce this problem on both Firefox 6 and Internet ...
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Should Tablet Computer questions be allowed on Super User? [duplicate]

The current policy by community consensus is: Allow appropriate tablet questions, but not actively encourage iOS and Android. Basically they will be treated like Ubuntu and OS X are treated right ...
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What are the criteria for quality standards? Or… How do I get Super User to accept my question?

It seems a rather silly question to ask, but I'm attempting to ask a question on the location of wallpaper files on Windows XP. As always, I've explicitly stated my OS, very specifically spelled out ...
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Trouble viewing questions with a specific tag - hotkeys in my case

I'd like to view all questions tagged with "hotkeys" but it says something about no questions with an active bounty.
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How do I make the distinction between editing an answer to add content (detail) vs. just answering that question?

I have a question that has the right answer, but it's not very detailed: How do Optical/Laser Mice work? I'm at a dilemma here, I want to give the answerer the rep that he deserves as he is correct, ...
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Why do old questions without any apparent activity get marked as active?

Why is it that some old questions will show recent activity yet when looking at the question page, nothing indicates any change? For example, How to combine with openvpn, dynamic-ip? has its last ...
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What happened to my question

I asked a question last night about having lost a domain controller without a backup, and trying to recover access to my user info. But I can't find any record of the question at all, nor any ...
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Are user-level troubleshooting questions appropriate?

Questions like: When Abode Reader plugin attempts to open web documents in IE8, sometimes a blank dialog box appears and the document fails to open.
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how to check my questions that have not been answered?

Hi all, is there anyway we can check the questions that we make that we have not marked any answers? (like a filter) Which section should these questions be at?
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Questions about IP Phones: Off-topic?

I'm trying to ascertain whether or not questions about IP phones (in my case, Cisco) are on-topic or off-topic for SuperUser. I read this question, which basically says: If its problems using ...
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How do I view *all* of my historical questions?

How do I view my complete question history? I'm looking at but I can't see a way to change the date range. Also in the past when I clicked on my name, the questions were shown right then. This ...
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What to do if I ask a question but discover the solution myself before anyone else? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it kosher to accept your answer on your own question? Recently I asked a question about Outlook Express crashing. Someone left an answer with a possible reason and a list ...
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Missing: List of questions with no accepted answer?

My user profile includes a list of my asked questions, and I can sort this by recent/views/newest/votes. One sorting option is missing: no accepted answer. A few of my older questions don't have an ...
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How can I find moved question?

I am looking for a question or answer i had provided, but i couldn't find it on superuser. I guess it was moved somewhere else (i.e. stackoverflow). How can I search such answers/questions?
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Why do my questions never get answered on SU?

Ok, so some of my questions get answered after a long time on SU, but many of my questions site idle for much longer than I'm used to on the SE network. I'm used to answer times of a day, not no ...
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How Do I Reclaim a Migrated Question?

If I asked a question on ServerFault but it was closed there and moved to SU, how do I claim the newly migrated question? The specific question is Laptop Display Goes Blank
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Is it kosher to accept your answer on your own question?

I've on occasion come across the answer to my question, and feel that it's the best answer, but do not want to "rob" anyone of rightfully earned rep... What do I do? Also I'm assuming that I do NOT ...
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Is superuser the proper channel to ask AutoCAD-related questions?

After checking out all the other StackExchange sites, CAD questions do not seem to fit into any category except maybe superuser. In the FAQ, superuser is described as encompassing general software or ...
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What does “too localized” really entail?

Having just received the ability to vote-to-close questions I have seen the option of "Too localized". At what point is the question deemed to be too localized? I personally have asked questions ...
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Following a question

Hi, Is there a way to "subscribe"/ follow an interesting question without replying to it? Best regards,
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How to deal with a cross-posted question which belongs to SU ?

Some days ago, I posted this question. This is a cross-post from Ubuntu SE. The question has also been answered. I now know that cross-posting is discouraged. However, I think it belongs here. IMO, ...
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Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account message in stackoverflow

Why am I getting the following message in stackoverflow ? Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account.
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how to deal with an answer that is resolved, but not answered?

For example, if the problem was resolved without answering the question, how do you deal with the question so that it doesn't remain opened. Perhaps a device was replaced, or a different software ...
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Migrated question missing its “source”

This question is being shown as migrated, but it doesn't display from where it was migrated. KronoS and Me spotted this, and Diago♦ confirmed that it come from Server Fault. Screenshot
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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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Subjective but still valuable questions

I stumbled across this question on Which HDD brand do you ..trust which was closed due to the subjective nature of it. While I agree it is subjective, I can't help but wonder where so valuable a ...
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Are-you-human broken flow for super-tagged questions

I just posted my first question on SU. First attempt was vetted as it lacked tags. I understood: better not make a question without tags. Second attempt with tags: I went through this particularly ...
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SU hits 50000 questions. [closed]

I've just spotted that, according to the questions tab, SU has now surpassed 50000 questions! And what's worrying is that I've posted an answer on just over ~0.2% (or 1/500th) of them... For ...
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Do I lose all my question-votes if I go back and edit my question?

Just got a question solved, and I selected an answer. For the sake of clarity I would like to go back to my original question and put the solution in the answer. Since my Question has multiple votes ...
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Increase number of visitors to a question (without bounty)

I need a tricky idea to increase the number of visitors to my questions on Super User. Sometimes I ask a question on SU where the answer is really important to me but after a week or more just has 10 ...
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How to see the exact “views” on a question

I have a question on SU that has 1k views. Now, I would like to know if there is a way for all question over 1k to see the exact of views that question got. I think that adding a little button or if ...
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Create go-to CW questions for recurring topics on SU?

There are certain questions that keep appearing on Super User. Should we create a few standard CW questions to point to when closing? Here are a few topics that could use some standard guides, feel ...
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Super User question about manufacturer support web site resources: on or off topic?

Is the following question on- or off-topic for Super User: https://superuser.com/questions/123357/service-tag-urls I choose to interpret the FAQ liberally, and the question as I see it does relate ...
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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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What to do about permanently outdated questions/answers on SU

I like Super User, often I have only to write the title of my question on the "Ask Question" page and the answer shows up in the "Related Questions" Thus I want to keep it great. Computer hardware ...
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Official stance on Facebook questions on SU?

https://superuser.com/questions/73214/facebook-profiles-for-non-people-okay Ok, there are many questions that reference Facebook, but this one seems to be directly about facebook. I need an official ...
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SuperUser question scope

Most of the questions I see or ask on SuperUser are regarding computer software or hardware, but would other forms of technology that somehow connect to computing be valid questions? For example, ...
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Should we have catch-all questions on SU?

Someone posted this question on SU regarding troubleshooting Ubuntu. The question needs some editing and was posted as a CW, however looking at it the question becomes to generalised when edited, and ...
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Why is the “Spam” close reason for questions missing on SU?

I just came across a question on Super User I would have liked to close as spam. But looking at the resons for a close vote ... Super User close reasons http://hypftier.de/dump/...
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SuperUser organization for new computer build questions?

Ok, I saw another one of these questions come through SU today: https://superuser.com/questions/57798/new-computer-build-questions Valid questions, but they really become out of date and kind of ...
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Question closed because superusers think Second Life is a video game (it's a virtual world)

I did a total dumbass thing and asked a question on stackoverflow about Second Life. Then it was moved to superuser.com and was closed because it related to video games. I don't see how this was ...
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Why are questions moved to SuperUser?

For the last few days now, I've seen some questions either closed or moved to SuperUser. Why is that?